Below is a special message from our firends at Nautilus Reels:
In January of 2010 we sold 10 Nautilus reels on eBay and raised $5400 that were donated in equal parts to Unicef and Save the Children to assist in the relief efforts of the earthquake that destroyed the Haitian capital. Now we feel it is our turn to help the victims of the disaster that continues to unfold in Japan. Don’t think that the Japanese live in a rich nation and don’t need the funds. They do. It is our turn to reach out and help, and they need it desperately.
With this in mind, we have decided to do another reel auction, but this time it will be a different format than what we did for Haiti. We will auction off 5 gift certificates good for any NV Reel of your choice, customized to the max, up to a retail value of $1,000.00. We are hoping to raise at least $1,000 for each one of these certificates, and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross. We will cover all shipping, anywhere in the world, and auction fees, so 100% of the proceeds will get to the Red Cross.
These certificates will be printed, signed and shipped to the winning bidders directly by Nautilus Reels. This certificate can be taken in to any Nautilus Reels specialty fly fishing shop in the world and we will process this once in a lifetime reel for you. Pick any Nautilus NV reel and add as many custom features as you like up to $1,000, and we will build it for you and ship it as soon as it is completed. Depending on the model and custom features desired, we are expecting a 4-6 week lead time to build these for you.
Additionally, the highest bidder, i.e. the winner of the most expensive certificate sold will have the option of having the frame and spool of his/her reel plated in 24K gold, a $2,500 value, at no extra charge.
So, buy yourself a reel of a lifetime, and if you happen to be the highest bidder, you will end up with a one of a kind 24K Gold plated reel that you can do as you please with.
Please make this auction worth the effort, for this promotion will cost us dearly. It is an expense we will gladly make to help raise as much money as we can for the people of Japan. Be generous. And if you are not in a position to bid on these reels now, please make a donation in any amount to the Red Cross or any other organization that is helping the people of Japan.