This isn't a karma - it was originally intended to be a fund raising mechanism to help offset the costs associated with operating the forum. Guessing the value does not benefit anyone other than the eventual winner.
Will it be possible to set it up by selling tickets on something such as gun broker? You could set the quantity at whatever you want with the price at whatever you want per ticket. At the end of the auction, which is actually for raffle tickets, you pick a winner. I believe this way would be able to get you the most money in order to offset forum expenses and get maximum participation so more members can participate (therefore increasing how much $ comes in). I think you will get more participation if people believe they can win it for $7 versus a bid system.
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OK, it's time to get this done. The pistol will be auctioned this Saturday, 6/27 and will go to the highest bidder. This sale violates no local, state of Federal laws. It's merely an "or best offer" sale.
The auction will begin Saturday afternoon and will end Tuesday evening, 6/30.
Thanks for your patience and thanks to all those who will participate.