It’s black. It’s pink. It’s for a seriously good cause and there are only 110 of them in existence. Exclusively on Sharksworld, we give you another chance chance to bid for a limited edition replica black and pink Sharks jersey! The one the Sharks wore in thrashing the Cheetahs on Saturday!
Sharksworld has managed to secure a number of these jerseys and will be using an auction system to sell them to the highest bidder. We bought them off the Sharks at R1 000 a go, of which R200 has already been given to CANSA. We’re counting on the generosity of our visitors, though, to raise a wee bit more than that, though and our guarantee to you, the bidder, is that we will make no personal profit whatsoever from the sale of these jerseys and will donate all proceeds above the purchase price to CANSA.
A thousand bucks for a replica jersey? That’s a bit steep, isn’t it? Well, yes, I guess it would be if it were any normal jersey. Remember, though, that this is a limited edition item and you’ll be owning something of which there are only 110 in existence. As a keepsake, a rarity, or something simply to display over your bar with pride, this is a must-have item for any Sharks fan. Collectors of rugby memorabilia in general will also want one, knowing that it’s bound to increase in value over the years. Above and beyond all else, though, we’re raising money to fight cancer, a disease which I’m sure has affected many of us in one way or the other. I have lost a grandfather and an uncle to this awful disease just in the last year and am committed to doing whatever I can to improve our understanding of how to fight it – as well as supporting victims of the disease and their families. What’s more, thanks to a kind offer from our friend Michael Marnewick from www.sharksrugby.co.za, we will (on a best effort basis) have the jersey signed by a Sharks player of your choice.
So here’s how the auction is going to work. We’re setting a reserve price on the jersey of R1 200, which will cover our input cost, allow us to cover shipping to a destination of your choice within South Africa, as well as provide a (small) additional donation to CANSA. We’re obviously hoping to raise considerably more than this, though and again are encouraging you to bid generously on this must-have item.
So, the starting bid will be R1200. Thereafter, bids will increase by R20 at a time. In order to place your bid, you need to be a registered user on Sharksworld and you need to submit your bid as a comment on this thread. The auction will run until 12pm South African time on Wednesday (22 September) and we will close the thread to further comments at that stage. We will contact the winning bidder by email on Wednesday afternoon and that bidder will need to transfer the money into our (South African) bank account by 10am on Thursday morning (23 September) in order to secure the jersey. Failing that, we will offer the jersey to the next highest bidder and if they also can’t pay (shame on you!), we reserve the right to cancel the auction.
International bidders are also welcome, but need to understand the following additional conditions:
- The price will still be in Rand and we will agree on an exchange rate after the auction closes.
- You will need to pay us via PayPal.
- You will be liable for international shipping charges over and above the sale price.
Right, I think that’s about enough for now. Get bidding, peeps! We’re keen to raise some serious dosh for a seriously good cause. Black and Pink – it really matters. Our last jersey was sold for the low lo price of R2 220 and we’d love to make more on this one.Tweet