Today I started a very unique and interactive bullwhip auction on ebay. Here’s the idea:
During the course of a 10 day auction I will build a bullwhip based on an 8 foot 12 plait framework. The highest bidder can choose spec’s that they want for their custom bullwhip. So if the highest bidder would like it 16 plait with no wrist loop and a plaited pattern on the handle they simply contact me and I update the current listing. However if you don’t like what the current high bidder has set for the spec’s you outbid them and contact me with what you want for the new spec.
Honestly I don’t know how people will react to this listing and I think it’s a fun experiment to see what people want in a bullwhip. The ebay listing is live now and you can start bidding now, but work won’t start until tomorrow (3/1/12) so that people can have a chance to bid and pic things like handle length or overall bullwhip length.
To view the auction visit: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220965764135