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George Zimmerman's eBay painting: Winning bid of $100,099.99
The Orlando Sentinel ^ | 12/21/2013 | Kevin P. Connolly

Posted on 12/21/2013 10:11:45 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather

George Zimmerman earned a new title today — professional artist — when eBay bidding ended on his six-figure oil painting.

The winning bid: $100,099.99.

It wasn't immediately known who bought Zimmerman's original oil painting showing part of an American flag washed in blue with the words "God," "one nation," and "with liberty and justice for all" printed in the flag stripes.

Bidding ended at 12:55 p.m. today.

"Whoever wins within the Continental United States, will receive this painting delivered by me personally. Your friend," Zimmerman told his commenters on the eBay auction site.

(Excerpt) Read more at orlandosentinel.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; ebay; painting; sold; zimmerman
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I can't wait for liberals heads to explode over this.
1 posted on 12/21/2013 10:11:45 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather
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To: Las Vegas Ron; Uncle Chip

PING!


2 posted on 12/21/2013 10:12:33 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Good!

The poor guy went through so much, there isn’t sufficient money to compensate him — but this at least will help.


3 posted on 12/21/2013 10:13:04 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Whoever wins within the Continental United States, will receive this painting delivered by me................................. Great, the winning bidder may be the New BlacK Panthers? s/


4 posted on 12/21/2013 10:14:40 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods? Glenn Doherty ? Forgot already?)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Awesome, good for George!!

I hope he takes the money and hides for a while!!


5 posted on 12/21/2013 10:14:43 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
It is only fair that he receive compensation for his pain and suffering

Trevon's mom is writing a tell-all book in which she will receive 10% of the sales.

6 posted on 12/21/2013 10:15:01 AM PST by Slyfox (We want our PRE-EXISTING HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

- Now go buy a pair of .45’s George -


7 posted on 12/21/2013 10:15:09 AM PST by devolve (- "He's (Obama) just 'too talented' to do what 'ordinary people' do." - "All this for a damn fag!" -)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I bet his “girlfriend” already has plans for that money.


8 posted on 12/21/2013 10:16:16 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Either it’s a fake bid or some conservative with a lot of money wants to help him out and all I can say is God bless, I would do the same thing if I had that kind of loot. Hope Zimmermans NBC suit is going on as well as are the lawsuits I hope his lawyer is preparing against all these other celebrity Marxists like Spike Lee who no question attempted to have him murdered.


9 posted on 12/21/2013 10:17:39 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I’m amazed that eBay let the auction run.

The buyer has a feedback rating of 3. Will GZ get paid?

We shall see.


10 posted on 12/21/2013 10:18:29 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Whoever wins within the Continental United States, will receive this painting delivered by me personally.

Hopefully it's a buyer in some remote location out north and west that is too cold and remote for chicky.

And when he is there for his delivery he can check out the cabin rentals for starving artists.

11 posted on 12/21/2013 10:18:41 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

hope that is a real bid


12 posted on 12/21/2013 10:18:58 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Hopefully he uses this money to move out of the country FOREVER!


13 posted on 12/21/2013 10:21:20 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Good for Z! I was actually a decent painting.


14 posted on 12/21/2013 10:24:57 AM PST by CodeToad (When ignorance rules a person's decision they are resorting to superstition.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Zimmerman's painting.

15 posted on 12/21/2013 10:25:17 AM PST by rawhide
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To: Fresh Wind
Bidders with real low numbers are "professional" buyers. He'll get paid.

Here comes the tax man.

16 posted on 12/21/2013 10:25:44 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Ran into this the other day. Thought folks might want to know it's out there... the premise at least. So for those who haven't seen this yet...

Someone here linked a similar site the other day.

Found it now on Alan Colmbes (sp?) site just now.

LINK

17 posted on 12/21/2013 10:26:36 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Reagan 1980: Shining city on a hill / RNC 2013: Dim flickering candle in a dark deserted dungeon.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
I predict that George Zimmerman will earn $18,452,392.43 from his artwork during his career.

He will have deserved every penny of it.

18 posted on 12/21/2013 10:27:03 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Innovative
'Good! The poor guy went through so much, there isn’t sufficient money to compensate him — but this at least will help.'

AMEN INO...

THIS VALIANT KID WHO DID NOT 'STAY IN THE TRUCK' WHEN A MENACE SHOWED UP SKULKING THRU A CONDO PEOPLED WITH THE OLD AND INFIRM WAITING TO BE VICTIMIZED AND AT THE LEAST SCARED TO DEATH (A FEAR THAT'D HAD LIVED WITH THEM FOREVER.) INSTEAD OF ENDANGERING THEM BY FAILING TO MEET THE THREAT....MR ZIMMERMAN STEPPED FORWARD TO DEFEND AGAINST THAT REAL THREAT....

HE'S A HERO IN MY BOOK AND SHOULD BE IN THE MINDS OF RIGHT THINKING AMERICANS EVERYWHERE...WHAT HE DID SHOULD BE AN EXAMPLE TO US ALL HE'S A FIRST CLASS HERO...

.

19 posted on 12/21/2013 10:28:29 AM PST by jimsin
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To: sheikdetailfeather

At one point the bidding reached $110,100 (IIRC). The high bidder(s) must have proved bogus.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2013/12/17/george-zimmerman-painting-ebay/4050711/


20 posted on 12/21/2013 10:29:02 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“The winning bid: $100,099.99”
What amount will he end up with after taxes?


21 posted on 12/21/2013 10:29:33 AM PST by Ms Mable
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To: Sacajaweau
Here comes the tax man.

Ain't that the truth. The tax man will visit even if the sale doesn't go through.

22 posted on 12/21/2013 10:30:53 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

23 posted on 12/21/2013 10:31:36 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: Ms Mable

$ 99.99


24 posted on 12/21/2013 10:33:31 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Reagan 1980: Shining city on a hill / RNC 2013: Dim flickering candle in a dark deserted dungeon.)
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To: Parley Baer

I bet his lawyers have plans for that money, lol.


25 posted on 12/21/2013 10:34:10 AM PST by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Good for him!

Other than news of his paintings selling, I hope he stays out of the spotlight for the rest of his days.


26 posted on 12/21/2013 10:35:39 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

“some conservative with a lot of money wants to help him out”

That’s what i figured too. Hopefully that’s the case. This painting business is actually a pretty interesting way to solicit such help.


27 posted on 12/21/2013 10:38:30 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: DoughtyOne

Thanks for the link! I know the liberals cannot ever drop trying to crucify him.


28 posted on 12/21/2013 10:40:21 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather


29 posted on 12/21/2013 10:41:16 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Well, I agree. They’ll be trying to slander him a long time after he’s gone. If there IS a follow up on this, I want folks here to know about it up front.


30 posted on 12/21/2013 10:43:40 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Reagan 1980: Shining city on a hill / RNC 2013: Dim flickering candle in a dark deserted dungeon.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I haven’t seen anybody explain that it’s like a rebus. (I haven’t read every article/thread on it, so maybe I missed it.)

One Nation (under) God with Liberty and Justice for all.

I hope he really does get the money.


31 posted on 12/21/2013 10:43:45 AM PST by HoneysuckleTN (Where the woodbine twineth... || FUBO! OMG! ABO! || Palin 2016)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The man is a fool to offer to deliver it in person.
Who knows who bought it and why.


32 posted on 12/21/2013 10:52:42 AM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
$100,099.99 is a very strange winning bid for eBay due to the eBay bidding rules. For instance, the $100,000 bid could have been a "proxy bid", with the bidder specifying a limit over $100,000, allowing eBay to raise his bid without conferring with him. it would be logical for him to specify $100 more, an even number.

In this case, the winning bid would have to be $100,100.01. When I bid on eBay, I always put in a few cents OVER a logical bid increment in order to take this into account. A few cents UNDER a logical bid increment makes no sense to me.

This makes me think the bidder may be fake since he doesn't understand eBay bidding practices.

33 posted on 12/21/2013 10:54:39 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

fake bids. doubt he will collect.


34 posted on 12/21/2013 11:08:03 AM PST by snowstorm12
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Zimmerman could have a new career here.

A popular NYC “artist” hired minimum wage art school graduates to create works of art, which the “artist” then signed, no secret, before selling to people he publicly derided as tasteless fools.

Zimmerman could easily do something similar, but a little more honest. He could hire art school graduates (which are a dime a dozen), to create works of art, which he, Zimmerman, would modify somewhat, sign and sell.

If he really wants to go for quality, he could ask the graduates to produce something more surreal and indeterminate, perhaps with a dark character, like the paintings used on Rod Serling’s Night Gallery.

The art market really thrives on scandal, but has a shortage of interesting scandals. Zimmerman could really make a splash in the market, and make millions. With very little work on his part.


35 posted on 12/21/2013 11:12:20 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Last Obamacare Promise: "If You Like Your Eternal Soul, You Can Keep It.")
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To: Sacajaweau; Fresh Wind
A feedback rating of 3% or (3)? Either one is not good news.

3% means that only 3% of those who have transactions with him and provided feedback gave him positive feedback. 97% gave him negative feedback.

(3) means that there's no history from which to judge the buyer. He/she has only had three transactions where somebody posted feedback.

36 posted on 12/21/2013 11:14:25 AM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I hope Zimmerman isn’t stupid enough to actually deliver this to a stranger. It’s probably a trap. I’d hire some off duty cops sto escort me.


37 posted on 12/21/2013 11:15:39 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: norwaypinesavage

The bidding on this auction was very strange.

The underbidder’s bid was $99,999.99, so at that level, the bid increment must be $100.00, so that explains the winner’s bid.

A lot of bids were either cancelled or retracted. I’m assuming cancelled bids were removed by eBay, and retracted bids were removed by the bidder.

The winner had a much higher bid in the system, so his effective bid dropped down when the competing high bid of $110K by m***p was removed by eBay (and that bidder’s account was closed).

The winner’s bids weren’t cancelled by eBay, so that indicates that eBay considered his bids to be legitimate, unlike many of the others.

That doesn’t guarantee that GZ will collect, but it sure helps, and I hope he does.


38 posted on 12/21/2013 11:26:42 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

I totally agree! He needs to be very careful.


39 posted on 12/21/2013 11:29:09 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: Scoutmaster

The feedback number actually gives you the difference between the number of positives and the number of negatives.

In this case, there are 3 positives, and zero negatives.


40 posted on 12/21/2013 11:32:40 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Fresh Wind
No, because the highest feedback rating you can get is 100%.

You can have a transactions number in the tens of thousands.

41 posted on 12/21/2013 11:35:54 AM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I think that’s why his new girl-friend dropped her fake charges. Money, Money, Money, Money,...... Money.


42 posted on 12/21/2013 11:51:01 AM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
"Whoever wins within the Continental United States, will receive this painting delivered by me personally. Your friend,"

Comedians are going to love that line.

43 posted on 12/21/2013 12:10:07 PM PST by ansel12 ( Ben Bradlee- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: Scoutmaster

You don’t understand how the system works.

As I said, the numeric feedback number is the number of positives minus the number of negatives.

Thus, a person who has received 100 positives and 97 negatives would have a feedback number of 3. Likewise, a person who has received 3 positives and zero negatives will also have a feedback number of 3.

(This is hypothetical, of course, as the person with 97 negatives will have been kicked off of eBay long before he reached 97.)

The first case will have a positive feedback percentage of 50.8% (100 positives, 197 total), the second will have a positive feedback percentage of 100%.

There is also a neutral feedback, which isn’t counted in the feedback number, but which is counted the same as a negative in the positive feedback percentage.

The winning bidder in the GZ auction has 3 positives, zero negatives, and zero neutrals. His feedback number is 3, and his positive feedback percentage is 100%.

But these numbers are misleading in one important respect. That is because eBay has made it impossible for a seller to give a buyer anything but a positive feedback which has given crooked buyers free reign to work scams on sellers.

A typical scam would be to buy a genuine article, claim that it’s a fake, return a fake to the seller and demand a refund, and keep the real one for free. In nearly every case, eBay will back the buyer, not the seller.

Anyway, if your only activity is as a buyer, your feedback percentage can’t be anything other than 100%.


44 posted on 12/21/2013 12:33:36 PM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

As if the bidder will ever follow through.


45 posted on 12/21/2013 1:07:46 PM PST by bgill
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To: Scoutmaster
The bidder had a 3 bid record. Not unusual for a high-priced unusual item. Kind of like something you might see at a Christie auction.

The buyers feedback is 100%.

46 posted on 12/21/2013 1:23:08 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Fresh Wind

They weren’t canceled...they were outbid. There is auto bidding and it jumps when someone else bids. There were 96 bids. You can see them all listed.


47 posted on 12/21/2013 1:25:59 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Fresh Wind

If that’s the way the system works, then I didn’t understand it. Thanks.


48 posted on 12/21/2013 1:32:49 PM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: rawhide

Don’t know if it’s worth a hundred thou but it’s much better than most so-called modern art that I see now days.


49 posted on 12/21/2013 1:42:09 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: Sacajaweau
They weren’t canceled...they were outbid. There is auto bidding and it jumps when someone else bids. There were 96 bids. You can see them all listed.

Look at the bottom of the page and you will see all the cancelled and retracted bids. There were 12 of them.

50 posted on 12/21/2013 2:20:53 PM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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