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Obama’s Used Gas Guzzler Fails To Get Any Bids

February 2nd, 2012
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This is reported to be the car that Senator Obama leased before he became President.   According to Motor Trend it gets about 17 city/25 highway . Hmmmmmmm, does that make it a gas guzzler?   It’s a good thing Senator Obama got rid of the gas guzzler and got  a 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid BEFORE he ran for President.

Anyway, it had been placed on auction by its current owner with an opening bid of $1,000,000 and got no bids.  What’s wrong with people? 

I have a great idea that I think would get it sold pronto and get the million bucks, too!  Put the car back on auction for a million bucks, BUT promise that Obama gets to go with it, too.  He can drive it right out of Washington and not look back.  That should make everybody happy.

 

From The Chicago Tribune

By Rob Manker

What’s the value of a car used by Barack Obama? Apparently not $1 million.

An eBay auction for a gray 2005 Chrysler 300C leased by Obama before he became president closed late Wednesday with no bids meeting that minimum asking price, after which the listing agent hinted that $1 million might have been too much to expect.

Lisa Czibor, the eBay seller conducting the auction on the behalf of the car’s owner, Tim O’Boyle, said O’Boyle wants to relist the vehicle closer to this fall’s presidential election.

“We’re trying to talk him into rerunning it now and making some changes to (the listing),” Czibor said. “Lowering the price, and contacting Obama to find out if there’s a charity he’d like us to donate some of the profits to.

“In the end, it’s (O’Boyle’s) car. It’s up to him.”

The auction listing stated that Obama leased the vehicle late in his term as a state senator, in 2004, and during his time as a U.S. senator, from 2005 to 2007.

read the rest at The Chicago Tribune

 

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Did You Know Kim Kardashian Auctions Off Her Used Clothing For Charity?

January 14th, 2012
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May I Have A Starting Bid? Do I Hear One? Do I Hear One?

 

From Shine from Yahoo

Kim Kardashian Keeps 90% of Charity Auction Proceeds

By Joanna Douglas, Shine Fashion and Beauty Editor

Celebrities know their used personal items can raise a lot of money, so they
often auction their clothing and accessories for charity. But some sneaky stars like Kim Kardashian only enjoy doing a good deed if they
can fatten up their wallets. Kim has an estimated net worth of $35 million, but
if she’ll find a way to gain money from her wedding and her divorce, we know profiting off charity
isn’t beneath her.

According to Fox News, the reality star auctioned off around
$1,700 worth of items last week through eBay Giving Works. She sold a $960 Herve
Leger dress, her “Dancing with the Stars” robe for $120, Christian Louboutin
pumps for over $500, Balenciaga heels, and a faux fur vest. But while her
listings are tagged as a “Charity Auction Supporting the Dream Foundation,” she
only gives 10% to the charity, the absolute minimum requirement eBay permits.
She pocketed the other 90%, which was over $1,500.

read the rest at Shine from Yahoo

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