ebay bet II

ebay bet II has begun. Matt Maldre and I have decided to sequelize the storied ebay bet. Laura Kesselring has a link to it. And Matt has a link to it.

If you do a search on Google for “erik maldre”, those blasted links show up as #4 and #8. Laura and Matt destroyed me. I must regain my honor. Oh… backstepping… Years ago, Laura, Matt, and I placed a bet on who could sell the most art on ebay in a one year period. Laura sold over $150. Matt sold about $40. I actually wound up losing $1.20 because no one bought the two pieces I put on ebay. The buck twenty was the cost for posting those two auctions on ebay.

Matt and I have decided to begin ebay bet II today! Official rules of the EBAY BET ASSOCIATION OF ILLINOIS WESLEYAN ART GRADUATES states that a majority vote is required to initiate the ebay bet.

Matt and Laura won’t know what hit them. I will pummel them with great force. A force so forceful that they will be forced to forcefully laminate in defeat.

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Tom Saaristo
15 years ago

The collage above isn’t very nice, but it still made me laugh :o)

I hope your showing in the last eBay bet doesn’t haunt you this time around and prevent you from putting lots of art up on eBay … two pieces won’t cut it this time, Erik

Good luck!

Matt Maldre
Admin
15 years ago

Oh, i think it’s HILARIOUS!

Matt Maldre
Admin
15 years ago

bwaaaaaaaaak! bwak bwak bwak bwak bwak bwak bwak bwak bwak bwak bwak bwak bwak bwak bwak bwak bwak bwak!

Laura K.
15 years ago

that’s some great art you’ve got up for sale so far, Erik. looks like you’re doing about as well as last time.

Matt Maldre
Admin
15 years ago

oh BURN! erik you got burned by a CHICKEN! CHICKEN BURN!

Laura K.
15 years ago

i made a lot more than $150! over twice that much….

Matt Maldre
Admin
15 years ago

What’s your stats?
How many auctions did you post?
How many auctions sold?
How many ceramics? How many prints? How many prints?

Laura K.
15 years ago

who, me? i don’t know. i built a database that holds all that information, but i’ll have to run some reports this weekend to figure out the official total.

Laura K.
15 years ago

have fun, you two.

Tom Saaristo
15 years ago

Okay, now that you have that out of your systems, let’s get on with the bet!!

Laura K.
15 years ago

tom’s got more of my art than he does of yours. so there! [thanx, tom!]

Matt Maldre
Admin
15 years ago

*BoOoM* *BoOoOoM* *BoOoOoOoM* *BoOoOoOoOoM* What’s that i hear? *BoOoOoOoOoOoM* *BoOoOoOoOoOoOoM* Ah yes, it’s the giant ebayMattbot coming to DESTROY all!

Matt Maldre
Admin
15 years ago

the florida marlins would still be champions until a new champion is declared in the finale of the world series.

So for now laura remains champion. She will always remain the first champion of the EBAY BET ASSOCIATION OF ILLINOIS WESLEYAN ART GRADUATES. But one year from now, we may have a new champion. But who knows? Maybe she’ll sell one work of art for $5,000 leaving us all in a stupor.

Laura K.k
15 years ago

to beat me, you have to make more $ than i did. how did i do it? i worked hard and was unique, that’s how. i DO have a backlog of unsold art, but can’t be bothered to auction it off right now.

Laura K.k
15 years ago

you changed the graphic! i knew you could not withstand my wrath.

Tom Saaristo
15 years ago

Laura also won because she continually put items up for auction! I can’t tell you how many days during the last bet I waited for unlikelymoose to post something. As a bidder/buyer, I was ready to support all three participants, but it became clear that Laura was in the bet 100% from the gecko. This could be the determining factor of the winner [if the bet ever comes to fruition] in ebay bet II

Matt Maldre
Admin
15 years ago

that’s not a shopping cart, it’s my secret space ship that takes me to far away lands.

Laura K.k
15 years ago

erik had 2 pieces total up last time. so that means that tom waited 358 days for new yikesmoose art. poor tom! the reward for your suffering was a houseful of artLaura originals. ๐Ÿ™‚

Tom Saaristo
15 years ago

Damn straight! And I love it! My two favorites are the collage/oil paintings. One of these days you’ll have to come over and see how great they look hanging on my walls.

I have a bunch of Matt’s photography too which also looks great, but I’m not so sure any of it was won through the ebay auctions.

As a precursor to ebay bet II, I would love to see some art-ful pinbacks and t-shirts.

Laura K.
15 years ago

hmm, still no art for sale from either of you. what are you waiting for? i know matt’s got some pieces left from last time.

Matt Maldre
Admin
15 years ago

what’s that? the track is out, your train is gonna crash. and my monster robot is going to eat it.

Laura K.
15 years ago

you all just talk the talk. how about walking the walk? or should i say arting the art? make some and sell it already!

Tom Saaristo
15 years ago

Auctions, I say! Auctions!

:o)

Matt Maldre
Admin
15 years ago

oh that’s right. i forgot about this already. hahaha.

Tom Saaristo
15 years ago

I just spent over $200 on photography … I’m more than willing to spread the love. Let’s see what you guys have.

Laura K.
15 years ago

so, how’s that bet II coming? any art for sale?

Tom Saaristo
15 years ago

I need some sculpture or installation art

Laura K.
14 years ago

wow, i have the same printer you are using to print your photos that you are selling. what kind of paper do you use? does the printer really make good quality photo prints?

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