Creative auctioneering becomes a fundraising fad
By Suzanne Bohan, STAFF WRITER
Article Last Updated:10/25/2006 02:50:44 AM PDT
How much would you shell out to own an M&M that traveled through space?
How about a dinner on Larry Ellison's yacht? Or a cake by a famed baker?
Better yet, how much would you pay to own nothing?
All of these items, including the right to own thin air, were sold for thousands of dollars.
Sound pricey? Welcome to the new world of fundraising auctions, where the items being sold are getting more unique and the prices people pay, in some cases, are through the roof, according to longtime auctioneers.