for those who dont understand, a bunch of companies are throwing in stuff for the winning bidder so bids increase, resulting in a higher percentage of the money being donated to japan
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This listing for my urine-free wetsuit is getting a lot of unexpected attention which is nice but I'm feeling I should do something positive with all the 'f*cking energy man', so I've decided to give 90% of the money it makes to the Red Cross to aid their efforts in Japan. That sounds all 'oh look at me I'm so nice I'm giving to charity' doesn't it... yeah well p*ss off.
On 15-Mar-11 at 00:42:42 GMT, seller added the following information:
Okay so people are now saying "only 90%", and I agree that sounds a bit sh*t, you see I was worried that if it only made it up to £20 or something I'd be unable to afford the postage! So let's say as the value goes up so does the percentage!
On 15-Mar-11 at 22:38:01 GMT, seller added the following information:
VERY IMPORTANT NEWS.
Just got off the phone to XCEL wetsuits in Hawaii, who are very kindly donating a BRAND NEW 2011 Drylock wetsuit to the auction, it will remain a 3/2 (summer) but will be available in a range of sizes to suit the winning bidder. So now, in addition to the original p*ss free suit, you'll also get a brand spanker, but still no bears or doors, just TWO wetsuits free of urine, one old and knackered (m) and one lovely and new (any size).
Big love to XCEL for their kind donation.
On 15-Mar-11 at 22:48:23 GMT, seller added the following information:
I should also add, that the new 2011 Drylock Summer suit retails at well over £300.00 and isn't available over here in the UK yet. So dig deep or you may get bummed by the bear.
On 16-Mar-11 at 14:29:07 GMT, seller added the following information:
So the lovely lot over at DryRap are now donating one of their special change towels to the auction. This towel stops you exposing yourself whilst changing. It's one of those ideas you wish you'd thought of yourself. Jeff at the Miners Arms reckons he invented 'the horse' when he was a lad, we explained it was an animal and that evolution created it, he was having none of it, reckons he crossed a deer with a cow after a bottle of scotch.
On 16-Mar-11 at 22:21:51 GMT, seller added the following information:
And now the generous crew over at Carve magazine are also donating a year's subscription to their publication. This is great news to all us humans capable of reading but somewhat disappointing for bears.
On 16-Mar-11 at 23:36:41 GMT, seller added the following information:
So eBay called me at 17:30 GMT (16th) telling me the listing did not comply with their rules and would probably be removed, it is apparently 'unprofessional' and 'contains profanity', I did my best to explain that it was all in good spirit and for a good cause and asked if some discretion could be exercised in the name of charity, perhaps it could be considered an exceptional listing and could be allowed to run its course? They seemed unwilling to budge but it's now 6 hours since the call and it remains live, I'm hoping they've reconsidered and recognised no good can come from the removal, not only will it make them look incredibly bad, but it will also mean a charity will miss out on a $1,000+ donation.
On 18-Mar-11 at 21:32:00 GMT, seller added the following information:
This auction is now more packed out than the legion on a Wednesday when you can get a pint of Stoggs for £1.50. I had 4 once and was sick on the bath mat.
So first of all XCEL, my favourite wetsuit company, are now throwing in Menís Drylock Boots AND Gloves (3 or 5mm) and are saying the winning bidder gets to choose their Infiniti Drylock Suit in 3mm,4mm, 4mm Hooded, or 5mm Hooded.
NIXON Watches are also contributing to the package by adding an Outsider Tide Watch!
Magicseaweed.com are throwing in a 6ft Fourth Speed Fish surfboard, hand shaped in Cornwall!
Nicole Morgan, pro surfer and all round legend, is kindly donating one of her Quiver boards to the cause which is 5'10 by 17'7/8 by 2.
Devon based company SURFPLUGS.com are throwing in some custom made ear plugs.
DVS footwear will do a pair of Rico CT (god went surfing with the devil colab) and a pair of Jordy 2 Sandals in whatever size the generous benefactor wants.
Madmonkeysurf.co.uk are donating a Northcore Double soft roof rack system.
thainleisure.com are throwing in a Curve 2 in 1 Changebag
Mambo: are providing their rare, out of print arty book "Still Life With Franchise".
Hickorynines are throwing in two tickets for the awesome Leopallooza festival which takes place over the weekend of 30th & 31st July 2011 near Bude, North Cornwall.
Ben Hall from Live Music Connections is donating two tickets for the REEF gig at Lusty Glaze this summer, 29th May 2011.
Ashortwalk.com are donating their moon, tide and time combination clock.
A1Surf.com are throwing in the DVD "Surfing Techniques with Timmy Curran"
Martin Dorey is contributing a copy of his book The Camper Van Cookbook.
Awesome Penzance based photographer Jacob Cockle is throwing in a free photography session (in or out of the water). See jacobcockle.com
AND Shipwire.com are shipping all this out to the winning bidder!
On 18-Mar-11 at 23:47:54 GMT, seller added the following information:
I was bound to make a mistake, inevitable after being forced to drink Jšgermeister with the bear at 5pm. I listed SurfPlugs as SurfPlugs dot Com, and that was a fishing tackle company in America, they're actually SurfPlugs.co.uk and they make ear plugs that go in your ears not fishing lures. Sorry Rob. At least I didn't mistake Surf for Butt.
On 19-Mar-11 at 15:40:19 GMT, seller added the following information:
THIS IS GETTING DAFT NOW.
Okay more from the XCEL crew, they're now throwing in a Drylock bag. Which lets you carry around wet stuff without getting wet.
VonZipper are giving us a pair of their limited addition Smokeout Elmore sunnies in Purple Erkel.
Gwithian Academy of Surfing are throwing in two lots of surfing lessons! surfacademy.co.uk
saltrock.com are kindly donating a Mermaid 43" Pintail Long Skateboard.
100percentorganics.com are throwing in a complete set of organic skincare products worth £195 as well as the very first pot of their After Surf Face Balm. I like the sound of that, can I have the second pot?
Shredhead.com are donating a Dakine Traction Pad. This provides traction.
And my pal Leon at feelcreative.com is going to print a 120 x 90cm canvas of one of the shots Jacob Cockle gets during the photoshoot.
On 20-Mar-11 at 20:56:11 GMT, seller added the following information:
I have received over 2,000 questions about the wetsuit, which I've not even made a small dent in (sorry!) so I'm setting up a website which will allow the Q&A's to continue long after the auction ends.
I'll be answering the questions I've missed as well as responding to new questions about other subjects such as garment care, manners and soup.
Visit the site to register your interest: www.bearsdontwearwetsuits.com