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  Two Copies of Career Success Without a Real Job

Sell for $410  

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I recently I had copies of Career Success Without a Real Job expedited from the printer because I wanted include a copy in a fundraiser for the One Child's Village charity that a friend of mine runs.

I started off by donating one copy of Career Success Without a Real Job.

But when I arrived at the fundraising activity, I found out that the organizers wanted to give the copy of Career Success Without a Real Job as a door prize or place it in a raffle.

I protested and said, "You people running charities have to learn something about being more capitalistic so that you earn more money." I insisted that they include the copy of Career Success in the live auction.

Career Success Book at Charity Auction Sells for $410

Photo Taken on Aril 4th, 2009 at the One Child's Village Charity Auction and Fundraiser

There were about 100 items in the silent auction but only one featured item in the live auction - a big toy box with Edmonton Oilers written on it and with a lot of items in it. (See photo above).

I then added, "I will even give another copy of Career Success Without a Real Job. Auction the two books together telling the people that the highest bidder will get a copy which I will autograph along with the notation "#1 Copy Sold". The second copy will go to the second highest bidder which I will autograph along with the notation "#2 Copy Sold".

Of course, the second highest bidder will have to pay the second highest price which he or she bids." Luckily, the organizers agreed.

I figured that the highest bid would be perhaps $40 and the second highest bid would be $35, which would bring an extra $75 in total for the charity.

So at the end of the evening the big toy box with a lot of items and Edmonton Oilers written on it, which was valued at $250, was auctioned off to the highest bidder for $225. The last item(s) to be auctioned off were the two copies of Career Success Without a Real Job.

Guess what? Final Result: Copy #1 of my book sold for $210; Copy #2 sold for $200.

My two copies of Career Success Without a Real Job brought in a total of $410, which was more than the main live auction item of the Edmonton Oilers toy box or any other of the items in the silent auction.

 

 

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Author of The World's Best Retirement Book

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