Silver Stackers logo

Silver Stackers

Discussion forum for those
who love to stack precious metals

You are not logged in.

Announcement

This forum is archived. Please visit the new forums at www.silverstackers.com. Password reset may be required!

#1 2013-04-27 11:15:09

Marsi
Silver Stacker
From: Sunshine coast
Registered: 2012-09-03
Posts: 466
Trades :   35 

Old Ted from Perth

Hi stackers,
Further to recent discussions with fellow members regarding Old Ted from Perth,-
a fellow member made a suggestion that he be auctioned off on the premise that he be reauctioned after a period of three months to another ss member ( that way he gets to visit everybody). Im thinking this could be an interesting concept, perhaps he could become an unofficial mascot?!?
Would anybody be interested in this idea? Or is it stupid?
Please thank the post if you think its a good idea, or perhaps make a suggestion or tell us why you think its a prposterous idea? Melt is forbidden ok smile

This is Old Ted:-

3AB70B39-EEFD-428E-A79F-661AA53EF6CE-9089-000015B0C9A1644C.jpg

Offline

The following 10 users say thank you for this post: Golden ChipMunk, samoth25, whinfell, Holdfast, renovator, libertadiac, Atech, thatguy, Greg Williams, Eruaran

#2 2013-04-27 14:24:52

Au-mageddon
Member
Registered: 2012-01-14
Posts: 1,818
Trades :   55 

Re: Old Ted from Perth

I see why you call it Old Ted now ... coz its old and den-ted tongue

... but definately oozing with old world charm smile

Offline

The following user says thank you for this post: zlatibor

#3 2013-04-27 15:33:56

Caput Lupinum
Silver Stacker
From: Silver Stackers forum
Registered: 2012-06-17
Posts: 4,964
Trades :   11 

Re: Old Ted from Perth

Call me a cynic, but I have my doubts that some people would not make good on "reauctioning it after 3 months" particularly if the price of spot has dipped and they would be looking at a loss. That aside, the current holder of Ted may stop using the forum and forget about it. It's safer in your hands.

I would suggest someone with graphic design skills paste a picture of Ted at the top of the forum on the other side of the silver stacker round if they want to keep it as a forum mascot.

Offline

The following user says thank you for this post: Marsi

#4 2013-04-27 15:37:00

bloomst
Silver Stacker
From: Melbourne, Australia.
Registered: 2012-07-16
Posts: 4,876
Trades :   421 

Re: Old Ted from Perth

Can't believe this bar still making its way aroung the stackers...lol


I am the Petal who like metals smile

Offline

#5 2013-04-27 16:00:36

ironwood
Silver Stacker
From: Louisiana
Registered: 2012-02-05
Posts: 1,374
Trades :   28 

Re: Old Ted from Perth

It was I that suggested that. I would be afraid something would happen to Old Ted.
Years ago my Father and my Uncle were building a fence. As my Father was digging a post hole out came an old ceramic door knob from several feet down. They couldn't figure out how it got so deep. As a joke they gave it back and forth to each other as a Christmas or B-day present.  It was passed back and forth for a few years in the same manner until the last person got it. Whom didn't carry on the tradition.
Probably be safe to hang on to Old Ted. It would only take one ass and he would be gone.

Last edited by ironwood (2013-04-27 16:02:38)


"I'll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours." -Bob Dylan

Offline

The following 2 users say thank you for this post: Holdfast, Marsi

#6 2013-04-27 16:31:49

MassiveOni
Member
From: Australia
Registered: 2012-10-30
Posts: 120
Trades :   

Re: Old Ted from Perth

if its for sale, ill start the bidding, at spot + 10%

how old is it?

Last edited by MassiveOni (2013-04-27 16:36:44)

Offline

#7 2013-04-27 18:13:56

Ghost Story
Member
From: here but not there
Registered: 2011-10-04
Posts: 1,560
Trades :   44 

Re: Old Ted from Perth

all my silver looks like that anyway sense the price plummet ted'ed

Offline

#8 2013-04-27 19:04:16

bordsilver
Silver Stacker
From: The rocks
Registered: 2012-05-23
Posts: 9,610
Trades :   36 

Re: Old Ted from Perth

Caput Lupinum wrote:

Call me a cynic, but I have my doubts that some people would not make good on "reauctioning it after 3 months" particularly if the price of spot has dipped and they would be looking at a loss.

Bad idea. I'd be surprised if the first or second auction didn't push it towards max. value with subsequent losses just because the people who wanted it the most already paid top dollar (but it loses some value if you are "required" to re-auction).


The only good tax is a repealed tax.

Offline

The following user says thank you for this post: Marsi

#9 2013-04-27 19:30:55

renovator
Member
From: QLD
Registered: 2011-01-20
Posts: 7,531
Trades :   

Re: Old Ted from Perth

i think we should have a "ted" word competition.

Mine was roo-ted
Au-mageddon = den-ted
uuuuuum = plummet-ted

next ?


i used to be disgusted now im just amused

Offline

#10 2013-04-27 19:35:03

Caput Lupinum
Silver Stacker
From: Silver Stackers forum
Registered: 2012-06-17
Posts: 4,964
Trades :   11 

Re: Old Ted from Perth

mutilated

Offline

The following 2 users say thank you for this post: XB, libertadiac

#11 2013-04-27 19:37:42

renovator
Member
From: QLD
Registered: 2011-01-20
Posts: 7,531
Trades :   

Re: Old Ted from Perth

If someone steals him i hope they get bus-ted


i used to be disgusted now im just amused

Offline

The following user says thank you for this post: ironwood

#12 2013-04-27 19:46:14

Acorn
Member
From: Australia
Registered: 2012-12-22
Posts: 177
Trades :   106 

Re: Old Ted from Perth

Juicie Frui-ted!   smile

Last edited by Acorn (2013-04-27 19:46:48)


Windbag Index: 1.65

Offline

#13 2013-04-27 19:48:33

Holdfast
Member
From: Australia
Registered: 2009-10-15
Posts: 8,292
Trades :   

Re: Old Ted from Perth

"Please thank the post if you think its a good idea, or perhaps make a suggestion or tell us why you think its a prposterous idea? Melt is forbidden ok"

I think it's a good idea to auction "ted"

A person would have to be a bluddy low b...... not to re-auction and...for the sake of 5oz they'd absolutely screw their membership and integrity on SS.

I'd like to see ted photographed at various locations; for example, ted could make a trip to Mount Everest or perhaps enjoy a first class seat Sydney to Perth to visit his friends at the Mint!

Perhaps ted could be photographed falling from a hot-air balloon or relaxing at the beach. You could have a drunk ted, a fit ted, a hunting ted etc etc.

Maybe ted could meet up with other ted's big_smile

H

Last edited by Holdfast (2013-04-27 19:50:47)

Offline

The following 6 users say thank you for this post: ironwood, Caput Lupinum, renovator, Marsi, libertadiac, Greg Williams

#14 2013-04-27 19:51:39

Silver Soul
Silver Stacker
From: Thailand & WA
Registered: 2010-06-23
Posts: 1,497
Trades :   64 

Re: Old Ted from Perth

Mangula-ted


Rollup....Rollup...Don't delay....Silver is money....Become a Silver Stacker today.

Offline

The following 2 users say thank you for this post: renovator, Holdfast

#15 2013-04-27 19:56:25

renovator
Member
From: QLD
Registered: 2011-01-20
Posts: 7,531
Trades :   

Re: Old Ted from Perth

Holdfast wrote:

"Please thank the post if you think its a good idea, or perhaps make a suggestion or tell us why you think its a prposterous idea? Melt is forbidden ok"

I think it's a good idea to auction "ted"

A person would have to be a bluddy low b...... not to re-auction and...for the sake of 5oz they'd absolutely screw their membership and integrity on SS.

I'd like to see ted photographed at various locations; for example, ted could make a trip to Mount Everest or perhaps enjoy a first class seat Sydney to Perth to visit his friends at the Mint!

Perhaps ted could be photographed falling from a hot-air balloon or relaxing at the beach. You could have a drunk ted, a fit ted, a hunting ted etc etc.

Maybe ted could meet up with other ted's big_smile

H

Thats a great idea . We could even have him at the nursing home listening to some old music   tongue: funny you should say something like that i was going to post pics of a kookaburra at different places a couple of years ago when i started travelling but the gen discussion got canned .


i used to be disgusted now im just amused

Offline

The following user says thank you for this post: Holdfast

#16 2013-04-27 19:58:45

ironwood
Silver Stacker
From: Louisiana
Registered: 2012-02-05
Posts: 1,374
Trades :   28 

Re: Old Ted from Perth

Holdfast, very true. Their integrity would be screwed. neutral


"I'll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours." -Bob Dylan

Offline

#17 2013-04-27 20:03:57

XB
Silver Stacker
From: Brisbane
Registered: 2011-03-12
Posts: 2,108
Trades :   67 

Re: Old Ted from Perth

I acknowledge that someone could just keep Ted, but I would love to see this happen. 

Perhaps one way to try around the issue of buying and keeping Ted, rather than re-auctioning would be to restrict the auctions to Members++ or Sponsors only who have say 15 trades or something along these lines.... I guess what I'm suggesting is that those with xxxx posts or yy trades or whatever have demonstrated a connection to the forum and are more likely (one would hope) to continue the "tradition" ....

Last edited by XB (2013-04-27 20:08:43)


Every day, give a gift to everyone you meet.

Not a formal, wrapped-up present - make it something personal, something that means something, something genuine. Your gift can be your smile, a word of thanks or encouragement, a gesture of politeness, even a friendly nod.

Offline

The following user says thank you for this post: Holdfast

#18 2013-04-27 20:07:44

XB
Silver Stacker
From: Brisbane
Registered: 2011-03-12
Posts: 2,108
Trades :   67 

Re: Old Ted from Perth

bordsilver wrote:
Caput Lupinum wrote:

Call me a cynic, but I have my doubts that some people would not make good on "reauctioning it after 3 months" particularly if the price of spot has dipped and they would be looking at a loss.

Bad idea. I'd be surprised if the first or second auction didn't push it towards max. value with subsequent losses just because the people who wanted it the most already paid top dollar (but it loses some value if you are "required" to re-auction).

Pretty sure no one would be bidding/buying with the idea of making money on this sort of thing.... more a bit of fun and lightness as opposed to a buy and flip scenario.

One other thing that could be done is, for example were I to win, in my subsequent auction, all monies raised above spot + post would be donated to charity


Every day, give a gift to everyone you meet.

Not a formal, wrapped-up present - make it something personal, something that means something, something genuine. Your gift can be your smile, a word of thanks or encouragement, a gesture of politeness, even a friendly nod.

Offline

The following user says thank you for this post: phrenzy

#19 2013-04-27 20:19:11

Holdfast
Member
From: Australia
Registered: 2009-10-15
Posts: 8,292
Trades :   

Re: Old Ted from Perth

renovator wrote:

Thats a great idea . We could even have him at the nursing home listening to some old music   tongue: funny you should say something like that i was going to post pics of a kookaburra at different places a couple of years ago when i started travelling but the gen discussion got canned .


Yes the nursing home and old music would be great! tongue lol  go and get ted wink ROTFL

Great idea for the Kook! Maybe a game of frizby with a ten ounce cool

Offline

#20 2013-04-27 20:19:27

Au-mageddon
Member
Registered: 2012-01-14
Posts: 1,818
Trades :   55 

Re: Old Ted from Perth

renovator wrote:

i think we should have a "ted" word competition.

Mine was roo-ted
Au-mageddon = den-ted
uuuuuum = plummet-ted

next ?

bus-ted tongue

Offline

The following user says thank you for this post: metalzzz

#21 2013-04-27 20:41:48

Holdfast
Member
From: Australia
Registered: 2009-10-15
Posts: 8,292
Trades :   

Re: Old Ted from Perth

Au-mageddon wrote:
renovator wrote:

i think we should have a "ted" word competition.

Mine was roo-ted
Au-mageddon = den-ted
uuuuuum = plummet-ted

next ?

bus-ted tongue

boo-ted

Here's a slection of ted words
http://www.scrabblefinder.com/ends-with/ted/#words6

Offline

#22 2013-04-27 20:44:05

scone
Silver Stacker
From: Under Downunder
Registered: 2012-03-15
Posts: 1,623
Trades :   50 
Website

Re: Old Ted from Perth

bump-ted

Offline

#23 2013-04-27 20:50:53

whinfell
Silver Stacker
From: Australia
Registered: 2012-03-22
Posts: 3,328
Trades :   46 

Re: Old Ted from Perth

Mistrea-ted

Offline

The following user says thank you for this post: libertadiac

#24 2013-04-27 20:54:28

Phiber
Silver Stacker
From: Australia
Registered: 2012-11-21
Posts: 1,651
Trades :   39 

Re: Old Ted from Perth

Holdfast wrote:

"Please thank the post if you think its a good idea, or perhaps make a suggestion or tell us why you think its a prposterous idea? Melt is forbidden ok"

I think it's a good idea to auction "ted"

A person would have to be a bluddy low b...... not to re-auction and...for the sake of 5oz they'd absolutely screw their membership and integrity on SS.

I'd like to see ted photographed at various locations; for example, ted could make a trip to Mount Everest or perhaps enjoy a first class seat Sydney to Perth to visit his friends at the Mint!

Perhaps ted could be photographed falling from a hot-air balloon or relaxing at the beach. You could have a drunk ted, a fit ted, a hunting ted etc etc.

Maybe ted could meet up with other ted's big_smile

H

Really like the idea!
That could be pretty awesome smile


ヽ(´ー`)ノ

Offline

The following user says thank you for this post: Holdfast

#25 2013-04-27 20:55:18

bloomst
Silver Stacker
From: Melbourne, Australia.
Registered: 2012-07-16
Posts: 4,876
Trades :   421 

Re: Old Ted from Perth

Bump-ed?


I am the Petal who like metals smile

Offline

Board footer

Powered by FluxBB