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My this year's Christmas charity auction - a Children's Harp!

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  1. HarmanKardon

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    Up for auction comes a pretty rare Children's Harp, made in Germany.

    The proceeds from this auction is for needy AK members, respectively VOA.
    Starting bid is 20 dollars. The auction ends on Sunday, December 17, at noon (12 am Eastern Time). The winner of the auction has to transfer the money to Ernie (luvvinvinyl). As soon as he has received the money, I will send the harp to the winner, very well packed. I will pay the shipping costs (40 dollars) to any location in the world.

    And now - Happy Bidding!

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    Description by Choroi:

    The Choroi Children's Harp is a pentatonically tuned instrument. Its graceful sculptured form and etheral tone make the harp ideal for stimulating the young children listenting and free music making. The harp can be given to the child at the age five or six, as his/her first instrument. 7 steel strings, pentatonic 'mood of the fifth'-tuning: d' - e' - g' - a' - h' - d'' - e''

    The harp is in very good, almost as new condition and comes with the original case, tuning tool, brochure and manual (German). The size of the case is 50X26X8 cm. The wood of the harp is either ash or maple or elm. Unfortunately my camera did not capture the exact colour of the wood, it is actually a bit lighter.

    I hope that somewhere is a kid who is ready to put aside his or her smartphone from time to time and get in contact with the fascinating world of music with a little help of this instrument.
     
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  2. luvvinvinyl

    luvvinvinyl Aggie! Staff Member Admin Subscriber

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    Thanks, very much, for your support, Chris, and for posting this. I told you I would be waiting for this auction.

    Folks, I did some research on this. Choroi is a maker of many types of musical instruments, including orchestral strings i.e. violins, violas, violincellos, and bass viols. This is not a toy. That said, it is designed to bring the ability to make music to even a young child.

    A small correction. Please do not send the winning bid to me. Paypal will eat the money in fees, after I transfer it to the AK Christmas fund. Here, in Grumpy's own words is the way to pay for your winning bid:
    So, now that the legal stuff is out of the way.

    $50
     
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    Beemerdoc Grumpy Old Fart Subscriber

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    $100.

    I know a kid that would love that. It will make his day.
     
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    macgolf Beethoven 2004 - 2018 Subscriber

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    $118.66 (As of today, €100)
     
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    Beemerdoc Grumpy Old Fart Subscriber

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    $125.00
     
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    Grumpy Krusty old SOB! Yes, I own Audiokarma Staff Member Admin Sponsor Subscriber

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    Wow, I am so proud of all of you. We will be able to do a ton of good with these funds !!!

    Dave
     
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    Thank you for your bids! :)

    Looking already forward to my next auction in 12 months! :)
     
  9. Beemerdoc

    Beemerdoc Grumpy Old Fart Subscriber

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    Will this auction end soon enough to be shipped to a US address in time for Christmas?
    Thank you,
    Thomas
     
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    I am very sorry to tell you to say no to your question. The auction ends in ten days - a week before Christmas. By the way - I really appreciate you bid, Thomas, thank you.
     
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    I've been dozing on this thread too long bid of $133.46. ;)
     
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    May I gracefully suggest you go back to sleep?

    $150.

    For the cause!
     
  13. HarmanKardon

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    I did not expect such high bids - thank you very much in the name of needy people!
     
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    Thanks for the support, folks.

    At the bid price, it is still a bargain. :naughty:
     
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    Bump !
     
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    Congratulations, Beemerdoc - the harp is yours!

    Merry Christmas, everybody!

    :)
     
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    Beemerdoc....Good show my man! Harman thank you for the generous gift!! Need more people to buck up and help those who need!
     
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    Well done, both of you!:thumbsup:
     
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    Funds sent!
    Thank you one and all!
    Thomas
     
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    Harp sent!

    Chris :)
     
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