Skip to comments.George Zimmerman's eBay painting: Winning bid of $100,099.99
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 ...
The poor guy went through so much, there isn’t sufficient money to compensate him — but this at least will help.
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/
Awesome, good for George!!
I hope he takes the money and hides for a while!!
Trevon's mom is writing a tell-all book in which she will receive 10% of the sales.
- Now go buy a pair of .45’s George -
I bet his “girlfriend” already has plans for that money.
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.
I’m amazed that eBay let the auction run.
The buyer has a feedback rating of 3. Will GZ get paid?
We shall see.
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.
hope that is a real bid
Hopefully he uses this money to move out of the country FOREVER!
Good for Z! I was actually a decent painting.
Here comes the tax man.
Someone here linked a similar site the other day.
Found it now on Alan Colmbes (sp?) site just now.
He will have deserved every penny of it.
At one point the bidding reached $110,100 (IIRC). The high bidder(s) must have proved bogus.
“The winning bid: $100,099.99”
What amount will he end up with after taxes?
Ain't that the truth. The tax man will visit even if the sale doesn't go through.
I bet his lawyers have plans for that money, lol.
Good for him!
Other than news of his paintings selling, I hope he stays out of the spotlight for the rest of his days.
“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.
Thanks for the link! I know the liberals cannot ever drop trying to crucify him.
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.
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.
The man is a fool to offer to deliver it in person.
Who knows who bought it and why.
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.
fake bids. doubt he will collect.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I totally agree! He needs to be very careful.
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.
You can have a transactions number in the tens of thousands.
I think that’s why his new girl-friend dropped her fake charges. Money, Money, Money, Money,...... Money.
Comedians are going to love that line.
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%.
As if the bidder will ever follow through.
The buyers feedback is 100%.
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.
If that’s the way the system works, then I didn’t understand it. Thanks.
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.
Look at the bottom of the page and you will see all the cancelled and retracted bids. There were 12 of them.