Karmic Auctions

Click here to see a live Karmic Auction

Click here to see a live Karmic Auction

MEDIA and LINKS: Click here to see story on DailyGood.org and CBS News

WINNERS: Click here to see some of the winning ‘bids’

Karma Auction is a new twist on the ‘Pay-it-Forward’ concept.  Much like a traditional, sealed bid auction, goods and services are listed and put up for auction to the highest ‘bidder.’  The ‘seller’ reviews the ‘bids’ that are submitted, and decides which one has the highest karmic ‘value.’  The winning bidder then gets to collect the goods/services, and ‘pays it forward’ as they had indicated in the auction.

The ‘payment’ is based on good faith and honor system, and the intention is that the Karmic payment from the winning bidder starts a chain reaction and the ‘Pay-it-Forward’ ripple effect magnifies.    The ‘seller’ immediately impacts at least two parties – the bidder and the recipient(s) of the bidders karmic payment.  In addition, a certain number of the non-winning bidders may feel inspired to donate their Karmic payment, even without receiving the auctioned item.  And naturally, some of those recipients will be inspired to contribute their own random acts of kindness.  Through this auction concept, the original ‘cash’ value of the item has been transformed into an exponentially greater ‘karmic’  value.

The first trial of this is being conducted using a large number of computers and hardware from a liquidated real estate company in NYC.  The Karma auction is scheduled to continue thru end of September.  To learn more and to participate in the first Karmic Auction, click here.

Much like eBay standardized currency-based auctions, we would like to expand and standardize this concept as an additional outlet for individuals and corporations looking to donate goods and services.

One Response “Karmic Auctions” →
  1. What a wonderful idea. A couple years ago while I was rather busy and a little preoccupied with the loss of a relative, I decided to run through the fast food drive thru. I had nearly cut a guy off going into the same drive thru line. He honked at me, it shocked me! because I didn’t see him… he motioned for me to go in front of him and proceeded to shake his head with the look of “women drivers” on his face. I wondered what I could do for his generosity of letting me go in front of him (which also saved me 10 minutes of my day) So when I got up to the teller, I asked to pay for the mans food behind me…. I pulled out one of my Rotary business cards and on the back wrote down “Random act of kindness, PASS it on” and on a napkin, I wrote “thanks for letting me in, I hope you enjoy your meal”
    Sonya Boone
    SE Michigan


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