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Hey, let's all chip in and buy...

Postby Jenise » Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:22 pm

THIS!!!

2003 Pape Clement Grand Cru de Graves 18 Liter - $4876.30 (WA94)
(this item can only be picked up or shipped on an independent pallet via refrigerated truck)
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Re: Hey, let's all chip in and buy...

Postby JoePerry » Fri Apr 28, 2006 10:47 pm

How would you pour that?
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Re: Hey, let's all chip in and buy...

Postby Robin Garr » Fri Apr 28, 2006 11:09 pm

JoePerry wrote:How would you pour that?


If you can afford the bottle, you can afford a squadron of burly servers to heft it.
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Re: Hey, let's all chip in and buy...

Postby Robin Garr » Fri Apr 28, 2006 11:11 pm

Jenise wrote:THIS!!!


I'm in! At $5 a head, it will only take 1,000 of us to afford it, with a generous tip.

I just hope it does better than the threading-for-charity fund-raiser. :oops:
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Re: Hey, let's all chip in and buy...

Postby JoePerry » Sat Apr 29, 2006 11:13 am

I hope it has a screwcap! :shock:
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Re: Hey, let's all chip in and buy...

Postby Bob Ross » Sat Apr 29, 2006 2:17 pm

Robin, could you expand on your comment a bit. One problem I've seen with the threading-for-charity fund-raiser is that there is no target.

I've read that "hundreds of hours of time" were contributed for the software, and RR mentioned that he estimates $2000 has been raised so far.

It would be helpful, I think, to give folks an idea of what a "fair share" for participants might be. For example, if there were 500 hours contributed, then workers are raising about $4.00 per hour of their time, pretty piss poor in my opinion.

I my experience, fund raising with specific goals is always the most productive approach.

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Re: Hey, let's all chip in and buy...

Postby Robin Garr » Sat Apr 29, 2006 3:37 pm

Bob Ross wrote:Robin, could you expand on your comment a bit. One problem I've seen with the threading-for-charity fund-raiser is that there is no target.


Bob, it would probably be better for me to defer to RR on this. I'll just say that a small number of forumites have given generously to charitable organizations, either on the list or separate from it, but that a surprising and disappointing percentage haven't responded at all. In the past, when we've done fund-raisers for Windows on the World and Katrina relief, the outpouring has been amazing. In this instance, even though we were asking folks to "pay forward" in thanks for a programmer's time-and-effort donation that benefited us all, the response was disappointing. This is not meant in any way to diminish or seem ungrateful for the response of those who did participate. But there were just so few. Maybe the need just didn't seem as pressing as those true disasters did, I dunno.
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Re: Hey, let's all chip in and buy...

Postby Bob Ross » Sat Apr 29, 2006 3:59 pm

That is disappointing, Robin. I understand your emoticon. Regards, Bob
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