As many of you know, we recently held a charity auction
with the prize ultimately being heard by millions of gamers as the voice a pedestrian in Saints Row 3. All of the proceeds collected were to be given to the Ashley Ames Foundation
, we --and main organizer Steve Jaros, Writer for Volition-- were hoping to have a few people bid to raise some money for a great cause. Little did we know that the bidding wars had already begun.
Starting at $300, the auction slowly began to climb. After two days, we saw $500 on the screen and were overjoyed. But then it all stopped. Three days passed without a single bid. Kotaku
, and a few other gaming editorial sites had helped to spread the word, but still the amount did not increase. Suddenly, the bids started to jump.
$600, $620, $640, $680, $700 - Someone really wanted to win this spot and kept increasing it in $20 increments.
$750, $800, $850, $900 - The increments began to grow larger as time was running out with only 24 hours left to bid.
I remember leaving the office with the current high bid sitting at $1,200 and e-mailing numerous members of the team, excited over how much had been raised. 20 minutes later I sat glued to my computer screen at home, letting eBay automatically refresh every few minutes.
When all was said and done, we had our winning bidder at $1,725! And that bidder is none other than CheapyD, owner and CEO of CheapAssGamer.com
. For long-time SR Community members, this isn't the first time CheapyD has been mentioned here. I still remember way back in October of 2008
when he shared his custom avatar with us (which you can see on the right) and spent a very large portion of CAGCast #138
talking about everything Saints Row 2. Maybe if we ask him nicely, he'll even share his slider values for his custom character.
Thank you again to CheapyD and all of the generous individuals that either bid on the auction, or donated money to www.supportashleyames.com
(You can still donate at that link as well). We knew the Saints Row Community was full of amazing, giving individuals, but all of you exceeded even our lofty expectations.Comment
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