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Old Lumens Lathe fund donation thread. Contribution information here.

Fund is now officially closed. 
See here for final tally and details!
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/40868?page=5#comment-795475.252
Thanks again everyone!!

 

Hi all,              


Lights you can bid on to raise funds.  Proceeds will also go to old lumens.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/40921

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/40901#comment-791438

 

This thread is the official donation thread for the project started here by James B.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/40827

I have been selected by Justin (Old Lumens) as the proxy to receive all funds on his behalf.   Once the goal is reached I will be sending him the funds as one lump sum.


Q: How much money are we trying to raise?
A: $2750 dollars based on the estimate obtained by Texas Lumens to cover all the cost involved.

Q: How do I donate?
A: Contributions are to be made via PayPal.   When ever possible please use the GIFT option so that no fees will be deducted from the total amount. ( address to use will be show at bottom of page)

Q: How much do I send?
A: Entirely up to you.   Send what you can afford.   No names will be disclosed publicly, or to Old Lumens.   This will ensure that no one need feel bad because of the size of his or her donation.    All participation in this project no matter how big or small is greatly appreciated.


Q: What will be purchased with the money?
A: That will be entirely up to Old Lumens.   A detailed list of the items needed can be found here.
http://www.grizzly.com/wishlist/c50e8160-bd19-45e3-b0c4-755e10c5eeaf   However this list is ONLY A GUIDE to help us determine the amount of money needed to get all of the needed equipment.    Many of the items on the list can be purchased else where possibly saving some money, and some items that will be needed are NOT on the list.    So at this time I reiterate the list is a guide and all purchases will be entirely up to Justin.

In addition there will be no requirement placed on this gift that the money be spent at any particular store, or that every dollar be spent on a lathe and tooling.    IE if there is money left over because frugal purchases were made remaining funds are still Justin's to keep and do with what he sees fit ( like pay his electric bill)

Q: Are you going to give details about the money sent?
A: Yes.    I will give periodic updates as to where we are with the total, and once the goal is reached or exceeded I will post the final tally as well as how much was charged in fees.

Q: When will you turn over the money to Old Lumens.
A: 1. When the goal of $2750 dollars is reached.  This will most likely happen within a few days.   2. If not then I will keep the thread open for up to 10 days.    3.  If at anytime Old lumens says "Matt I would like you to send the money now"


Q: How do we know you sent him ALL the money?
A: I looked at paypal and found I can download a PDF statement for the month.   Right now there has only been one charge on that account this month and at this moment the balance is zeroed out.    So at the end I will download the PDF and forward a copy of it to a third party( to be determined) so the amount can be verified.


Q: Who decided those terms?
A: I have done my absolute best to take what I truly feel is the "group conscience" and embody it here.    Its impossible to get everyone exactly what they want in a situation like this but I felt like this was the general consensus.     Furthermore as acting proxy on old lumens behalf I felt it was only fair to him and to the group to outline things as best I could to avoid any confusion.     I am not attempting to dictate to anyone what they should do with their money.    If you disagree with ANY of these terms you are under no obligation to contribute.    All payments received are non refundable if you do not agree to these terms please feel free to bow out.


Q: WHERE DO WE SEND THE MONEY? Smile


A: This is my personal PayPal account, separate from my business.   This is the account we will be using for the duration of this project.    Those of you who have my business account info please do NOT use that one.  




Thanks in advance to all the wonderful awesome people who participate!!!

Matt Smith

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I hope I was the first to kick this off!!!   Thank you VOB!!!!   You're a good egg! 

Dan.

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I am starting out donating
I am starting out donating $1.00 to show that no donation is too small and that every dollar counts.
Generally people don’t have to tell how much because how much
does not matter.
Thanks to all for donating even one dollar.
You are appreciated !!
•••
My personal goal here is $5000.
for a lathe , a mill, and steel table for Justin’s garage.
••••
Open up those wallets and let’s do this thing !!!!!

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Here goes another $2.00.
I’m addicted to this already !!!
I can’t stop myself
Cmon baby 300 people at $15.00 each.
It feels good !!!

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I don’t have a lot to donate, but I am going to chip in a little something. Every little bit does count. I am very happy to do this, just as I am very happy to be a member of this forum, with all it’s great people.

Edit: Done.

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Great enthusiasm sonntag!

But I think it will be best if we don’t report the amounts we donate.

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no gift option from €u to US – sent some $$ anyway Wink

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go BLF !

PLEASE NOTE
i do not work in "reviews, deals and codes" for the time being
maybe M4D M4X will return one day, but until then:

THANK YOU FOR YEARS OF YOUR SUPPORT AND FRIENDLY CONTACTS!

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pilotdog68 wrote:
Great enthusiasm sonntag!

But I think it will be best if we don’t report the amounts we donate.


No negativity.
It’s ok to donate any amount.
It’s ok to keep it private.
It’s ok to tell.
It doesn’t matter.
Let’s do this thing.
No cap on donations.
Collect it and let justin buy what he needs to make lights.
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I’ve kicked in my money. I’ve also contacted Grizzly to see if they will offer us a discount on the purchase for Justin.

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Here’s an idea for all of us: instead of donating money, sell the flashlight that you don’t like anymore and have the buyer directly donate the amount!

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souds like a good cause, will have another lathe owner on our board. i’ll chip in

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Hey all,

Something I just thought of is this.

 Please also make sure that after you send  payment it does not say "unclaimed" or something to that effect.   This means there was a mistake in the address Smile 


So far 12 payments have been received.    Were on a roll.

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Would you type out your paypal address, so that we can cut and paste it, to avoid mistakes, and to make it easier?

Thanks.

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Donation sent.

I’m hoping OL can use this to jumpstart a made-to-order flashlight/mod/parts business.

one year rookie

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Contribution made

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money sent!

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VOB, can you send an IM to confirm receipt of donation? I included the username in the optional message to Paypal.

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brad I have added a cut/paste version of the email addy to the OP.     If possible will you please remove the typed version from your post above.    At the end of this collection I am going to take it down, so far I have never had a piece of spam email come to that address Smile

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Current total given as of 6:08 PM central time on 7/23/15 is $567.12

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Good job VOB! Go Justin! I just hit $end!! Smile

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someone told me that 2 years ago,
Old Lumens had 27 christmas giveaways !!!!
has anyone ever given as much as justin ???

i watched all his youtube videos where he teaches people how to mod flashlights..

he drives a lot of flashlight sales in china !!!!

I CALL ON THE ONLINE FLASHLIGHT SELLERS TO
CHIP IN AND HELP JUSTIN, WHO HELPS BOOST FLASHLIGHT SALES AROUND THE WORLD. !!!!

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Fasttech
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we all buy from you.
show us where your heart is !!!!
donate to old lumens lathe fund !!!

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Sent some as well, gave it a funny number so it's easy to see if mine went through when VOB publishes the PayPal overview, without names.

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Donation send.

I’m new in this forum (only forum I ever joined) and I gain so much knowledge and useful advices from BLF community (which saved me lots of money by the way).
For me it feels like I’m making small contribution back to community as whole not just to Old Lumens (whom I don’t know at all).

This is my way of saying thanks to the community.

You all have a nice day Smile

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just sent in my donation. Thanks to all for organizing this. Go OL!

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sent Cash

  

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Sent!

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Thanks VOB for setting this up. I have no doubt we will help Old Lumens get off to a good start. Well done.

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Well done Matt ! Smile

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PayPal sent .

Thanks VOB .

This is going to make Justin a happy old dude .

What I do

 

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Could OP include step by step procedure in making the PayPal payment?

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ChibiM wrote:

Sent some as well, gave it a funny number so it’s easy to see if mine went through when VOB publishes the PayPal overview, without names.

HAHAHA, I like this and should have done this myself…. Now I am worried where I put the decimal place… :~

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