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POTN Nifty Fund

 
DDCSD
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Mar 30, 2010 20:52 |  #1

Well, after my recent success at separating people from their hard-earned money for a good cause, I have another (much less) serious cause. Some of tho may have heard about the "Where's Nifty" threads. There is a serious backlog of folks in the US & Canada that would like to host Nifty and it will take (literally) years to get through the list at the current pace.

Folks have been kind enough to donate Nifty's in the past (Belmondo has given two) and we've had some lost and others broken. Since no individual has been willing to part with a full Nifty, I figured we could start up a little fund to raise some money to get another one (or more, who knows) in circulation.

I figure that we can just split the current list like a zipper (every other person on a separate list) when we raise enough to get another Nifty. Or we could just keep the current list and have the people hosting Nifty make sure to keep it going through the list.

But anyways, I'm not in charge of the Nifty thread (and don't want to be! :)). I'm just trying to raise some cash to get another Nifty to circulate.

Once I am close to having enough ( I will cover small shortfalls) for a new Nifty (Currently about $100) I will post in the Nifty thread and contact the next person on the US list. I will then order a new Nifty from Adorama and have it shipped straight to that person.

Here is the Where's Nifty thread:
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=167850

Here are my credentials for trust (previous POTN fund-raising):
http://photography-on-the.net ...hread.php?t=843442&​page=1

Please note. Donating to the fund will not get you moved up the list or grant you any Nifty privileges.

I am buying the Nifty from Adorama because of their great prices, free shipping and the kind donation that they made in the BucketMan situation.

I am going to leave the ChipIn page up for 1 month at a time. If we raise $150, I'll buy one Nifty and then solicit more donations. If we're still too far away from another Nifty after that solicitation for me to make a comfortable personal donation, I will donate the remainder of what is left in the fund to POTN.

Let me know if you guys have any questions or suggestions.

Thank you!


Here is the ChipIn page for donations:
http://karmafund.chipi​n.com/potn-nifty-fundexternal link

I set $200 as the target for now (hoping to get a couple of Nifty's!), but that can be exceeded and changed if needed.


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Mar 30, 2010 23:21 |  #2

Thanks for spearheading the effort, Derek. I will be back with some dinero soon.


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Mar 30, 2010 23:30 as a reply to cbh76's post |  #3

wow, it was at $0 out of $200. fixed it.

how long does it take to update?


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Mar 30, 2010 23:45 |  #4

dwarfcow wrote in post #9904383external link
wow, it was at $0 out of $200. fixed it.

how long does it take to update?


The counter doesn't work all that well with Firefox. It seems to work fine with Opera and IE. It does take 5 minutes or so to update though.

I believe it works just fine if you clear your cache though.

Thanks for getting it started!


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Mar 30, 2010 23:55 as a reply to DDCSD's post |  #5

Fun! I'm in.


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Mar 30, 2010 23:56 as a reply to DDCSD's post |  #6

ah, cool, i just loaded it in IE and it shows a change. it's not much, but i just got done paying for an ER visit for the daughter and a speeding ticket (unrelated) so feeling a lil strapped.


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Apr 01, 2010 14:06 |  #7

Well, this hasn't gone as quickly as I had hoped! :)


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Apr 01, 2010 22:39 |  #8

I chipped in since myself and another Canuckian or 2 are hoping to get on the list.

I would donate a nifty fifty if I didn't use it quite so much. :)


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Apr 01, 2010 23:16 |  #9

Chipped In... Figured I better, since I suggested you set it up! jk.

Hopefully we get enough for another one. If not, POTN is certainly a cause worthy of supporting.

Thanks Derek!

PS - What is the BucketMan situation??


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Apr 02, 2010 00:00 as a reply to SoccerRef's post |  #10

when do we start the 1200 5.6L travel the globe thread? dibs on being first on the list!!

common B&H, i know you're on here...


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Apr 02, 2010 00:06 |  #11

I'll throw in a few bucks :)


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Apr 02, 2010 00:08 |  #12

SoccerRef wrote in post #9917537external link
PS - What is the BucketMan situation??

That's what I'm wondering.


"Your" and "you're" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one.
"They're", "their", and "there" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one.
"Fare" and "fair" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one. The proper expression is "moot point", NOT "mute point".

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Apr 02, 2010 00:25 |  #13

Thanks guys! We're getting there.

RE: BucketMan
Adorama gave us about $300 dollars off of a 70-200 f2.8 IS II that we purchased for another POTN member. The link to the story can be found in the OP of this thread or my sig.


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Apr 02, 2010 06:08 |  #14

"Chipped in" as requested !!

Cheers.



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Apr 02, 2010 09:28 |  #15

Chipped in myself! Since I missed the last fund and I loved having Nifty. It's a bit emotional but he came into my life at the perfect time when I was getting out of a bad marriage and starting my life with the person I was always meant to be with and nifty was there to capture it all. Got me back into photography, I was kinda being a bum about it.


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