Ebay Charity auction update

Tim Harford has generously chosen to donate to charity the proceeds from the Ebay auction of the first copy of Freakonomics I ever signed. He was even kind enough to let me pick the charity, SmileTrain.

I don’t think he ever dreamed it would go for what the current bid is on Ebay. My best guess would have been one zero short of what it actually is.

Whatever the final price is, I’ll match Tim’s donation to Smile Train with one of my own.

Have a good Thanksgiving everyone. And don’t forget to bet the two home underdogs today in NFL football.

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  1. csilvey says:

    Steven, don’t forget that Tim has adde3d value (which is , of course, in the eye of the beholder) by adding a signed copy of his new book in the auction. Cool

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  2. csilvey says:

    Steven, don’t forget that Tim has adde3d value (which is , of course, in the eye of the beholder) by adding a signed copy of his new book in the auction. Cool

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  3. 3612 says:

    What’s to be thankful for today? That we have a couple of economists willing to demonstrate the value of scarcity right before our eyes,and link it to good works (with a soupcon of subtle and innovative book promotion by Mr. Harford)

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  4. 3612 says:

    What’s to be thankful for today? That we have a couple of economists willing to demonstrate the value of scarcity right before our eyes,and link it to good works (with a soupcon of subtle and innovative book promotion by Mr. Harford)

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  5. mike529 says:

    Technically shouldn’t you no longer have the advantage once the market has caught on to this advantage.

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  6. mike529 says:

    Technically shouldn’t you no longer have the advantage once the market has caught on to this advantage.

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  7. mhertz says:

    Aww, Steve, you were wrong with both predictions!

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  8. mhertz says:

    Aww, Steve, you were wrong with both predictions!

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