Put the Baltic MR01 Salmon up for charity auction now? Or wait till after the new year?

Peeps! I got a question for you. I was just informed that my Baltic MR01 Salmon is on the way. Should arrive in the next week or so, I'm guessing. My plan is to put the watch up for charity auction, with all proceeds going to GiveDirectly.org, with 4x matching funds. Here's the conundrum, though: * I've already maxed out my employer match for 2022 * In order to get the employer match, I'd have to submit the donation in calendar year 2023 So, here's the question: 1. Should I go ahead and run the auction now and just hold the cash until January 1, 2023, and then submit to get the full employer match? The reason to do the auction now is that the MR01 Salmon is in high demand, with lowest asking price on Chrono24 at ~$1,024 at the moment. Thus, if I auction it now, I'm guessing this will raise the most possible money for GiveDirectly.org 2. Or, just hold the watch until January 1, 2023, and run the auction at that time? The reason to wait is so that nobody thinks, "Whoa! Why did @hotwatchchick69 run a charity auction now, and then just hold onto the cash??? Maybe he's trying to pull a fast one on all of us!"

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Get the employee match.  

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mpower5266

Get the employee match.  

Oh, yeah, yeah.  Totally, the plan is to get the employee match no matter what.  The question is:

  • Auction now, hold onto the cash, wait till January 1, 2023 to submit the donation, ALL in order to get the employee match...  drawback is that people might think, "Yo, he's holding onto the cash because he ain't gonna donate it!"
  • Or, just wait till January 1, 2023 to run the action, so as to not have any confusion at all

That's the question I'm asking!

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Since you can't get the watch from Baltic right now...now is the time if it's for charity

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HotWatchChick69

Oh, yeah, yeah.  Totally, the plan is to get the employee match no matter what.  The question is:

  • Auction now, hold onto the cash, wait till January 1, 2023 to submit the donation, ALL in order to get the employee match...  drawback is that people might think, "Yo, he's holding onto the cash because he ain't gonna donate it!"
  • Or, just wait till January 1, 2023 to run the action, so as to not have any confusion at all

That's the question I'm asking!

Oooooh.  Either way then, I feel like you've done this enough that no one will have an issue if you hang on to the cash. 

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mpower5266

Oooooh.  Either way then, I feel like you've done this enough that no one will have an issue if you hang on to the cash. 

Maybe all this time, all the watch auctions I've been running have been part of a long con!  Like, I've been lulling everyone on WC into complacency, just for this one, final, big score!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6P2OeK4MRkM

I'm like Danny DeVito in "Heist"!

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doooo it.

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"Sell it and spend all the money on cocaine" should have been an option in the poll.

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As @mpower5266 said, no one will question your integrity if you decide to auction and wait for the match in January. 

January, huh?! Are you saying you can wait until January without an auction?!  You won't even make it to October 😂 

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morganthedruid

"Sell it and spend all the money on cocaine" should have been an option in the poll.

Again...  like Danny DeVito...

Itsalwayssunny Frank GIF - Itsalwayssunny Frank Cocaine ...
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I'll hold onto it until January for you. You know, so you won't be tempted do something rash 🤣

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morganthedruid

"Sell it and spend all the money on cocaine" should have been an option in the poll.

Only if you split it with me. 

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Why don’t wait and you can enjoy your new watch until January.

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WatchYourIntruder

Why don’t wait and you can enjoy your new watch until January.

Nah!  Gonna auction it brand new, still wrapped in plastic!  I figure that's gotta be the way to raise the most money, yeah?

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HotWatchChick69

Nah!  Gonna auction it brand new, still wrapped in plastic!  I figure that's gotta be the way to raise the most money, yeah?

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As long a you ***PROMISE & SWEAR*** @WatchYourIntruder didn’t just post a picture of the actual Baltic, auction when you‘re ready. If I win, fine for you to hold my cash . . . only my cash now, mind you.