MU Step-up Charity Auction

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John Chapman

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MU Step-up Charity Auction
« on: 12 Dec 2013, 10:07 pm »
Hello!

I recently had a reviewer return a pair of  on loan MU Moving Coil step-up transformers - we'd been talking about getting them back here when I see him at a show, etc but it just did not seem to happen so he fired them back via courier. These are copper wound units with a selector switch for choosing either 1:10 (20db) or 1:20 (26db) step-up ratios. These units regularly sell used for over what I sold them for new - the cheapest I have seen in a quick look online was $800 - approx what they were going for when I made them 5 years or so ago. The high used value is no doubt due to the fact they are now made of 100% unobtanium.

Given the time of year I thought lets auction them off for charity. I've been doing what I can to help out a very small charity in Nepal - one that really does get any donations entirely to the people in need over there - not to tv ads and admin costs...... The details are here:

http://www.lostearthadventures.co.uk/about-us/our-charity/

Our hope is to get a water pump and storage system installed this coming year. The full sell price would be donated to the charity - not just the profit.  I'll also take care of shipping to the winning bidder.

Lets start the bidding at the $800 price. Please e-mail me with any bids you have rather than posting here. I will keep track of them and send updates to any bidders along the way. Highest bid before new years day gets'em.

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Thansk!

John



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Re: MU Step-up Charity Auction
« Reply #1 on: 12 Dec 2013, 10:10 pm »
Hello!

Photo of the step-ups:





Please feel free to e-mail or call with any questions.

Thansk!

John

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Re: MU Step-up Charity Auction
« Reply #2 on: 12 Dec 2013, 10:19 pm »
Very nice John! I don't need but want them. No $$ at the moment but I'm really hoping someone will pony up so you can donate the funds. Do these have the S&B cores?

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Re: MU Step-up Charity Auction
« Reply #3 on: 13 Dec 2013, 12:09 am »
Hello!

Yes S&B cores - the TX103 transformers. This was the same in all the MU step-ups sold.

I'll keep a post here of the highest bid - just so folks know where it is at. Already have one in for $1000 which is an awfully nice start!

Thansk!

John


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Re: MU Step-up Charity Auction
« Reply #4 on: 13 Dec 2013, 07:21 pm »
Hello John, 

I am in.  Please let me know the next step.

Thanks,



Trieu

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Re: MU Step-up Charity Auction
« Reply #5 on: 14 Dec 2013, 12:24 am »
Hello!

No 'next step' for anyone bidding  - just shoot me an e-mail with the bid and I will update here as I get a chance to show the top bid - which as of tonight is a very generous $1418! Already higher than I might have guessed we'd end up.

Thansk!

John

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Re: MU Step-up Charity Auction
« Reply #6 on: 18 Dec 2013, 11:05 am »
Hello
I offer 1.500$
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Re: MU Step-up Charity Auction
« Reply #7 on: 18 Dec 2013, 01:19 pm »
Hello!

Then that makes $1500 the new high bid. Everyone has been so generous with their offers - thanks so much you guys!

John

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Re: MU Step-up Charity Auction
« Reply #8 on: 19 Dec 2013, 05:06 pm »
A really terrific thing to do. Cheers and happy holidays John.

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Re: MU Step-up Charity Auction
« Reply #9 on: 20 Dec 2013, 04:21 pm »
Hello!

Was not so much on my end but more all the great bids that have arrived. Very heartwarming to know folks care so much. Also I must mention that I've even had a fellow make a very nice donation directly himself. Quite unexpected and so very generous of him.  We really are lucky to have such a wonderful community here in this hobby!

All the best to everyone.

Thansk!

John

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Re: MU Step-up Charity Auction
« Reply #10 on: 7 Jan 2014, 12:51 am »
Hello!

Quick update.

Thanks to all who showed an interest in the auction! The winning bid combined with a  very generous donation from another bidder raised over $2000 for the Share The Load Foundation. Over in Nepal this can do wonders - the fellow taking care of things at the foundation commented:

"I am so grateful, with all this money we should be well on our way to a clean water supply in Beluwa"

Also - if it not too late - All the best for 2014 to everyone!

Thansk!

John