The lights are on
In case you missed it, the autographed Nintendo DS I listed on eBay sold for a massive $4,050. All of the proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross to aid efforts in Japan.
I wanted to take a second and thank everyone for helping promote the auction, and to share a bit of information about the buyer. Check out the video below for more details, or find a choice quote from the winner below!
"I am just so happy to have won this amazing auction to help with earthquake and tsunami relief in Japan and raise awareness in such a fun way," said auction winner Joe McHale. "I have a lot of friends in Japan who are like my family and I just wanted them to know that America cares about them and we hope things get better soon. Please donate what you can, the American Red Cross is a wonderful charitable organization and can really help around the world."
Miss the original story? Read all about my eBay adventure here.
Don't forget! We also have five GI bundles at auction to aid overseas. Check them out here.
Super glad to hear this ended up collecting as much as it did.
wow, that's amazing! I wish there was more that I could do, but it's wonderful to see people like you helping out. It's things like this that always make me feel good inside!
You are a rock star!
Fantastic Meagan! That is really nice of you to do such a thing and is inspiring me with similar ideas. As of reading your first article, I could tell that this DS is something of value to you but to give it away for something bigger, like Japan is really very inspiring. Hope the winner will take care and have a great time with it.
wow, $4,050!! that's 3,950 more than what I donated. Still it feels great to know that people like to help one another in times of need. Great Job Meagan
This is great. Very generous.
$4,050 is very impressive. Congratulations on coming up with such a great, successful idea.
That's so awesome! I'm glad it was able to exceed your expectations, because the need is overwhelming indeed.
And for a second, I thought you said Joel McHale, host of The Soup and certified Awesome Dude. That would have been sweet! Not that Joe McHale buying the DS is not sweet, I'm just sayin'. Anyway, good news!
Recieving that amount of money is amazing!I hope Japan can recover fast.
I wished I had subscribed earlier so I would know about it...at least Japan will benefit from this!