Long Beach, CA (PressExposure) October 31, 2008 -- Now those who back Barack Obama can turn that old cell phone, winter coat, designer handbag or countless other items into cash for the campaign. * ObamaAuctions.com * is an eBayÂ®-like site where Obama supporters pledge part or all of the proceeds from the items they put up for sale to the senatorâs fund.
âI was in Nevada helping the campaign when it struck me that the business I was about to launch could be used to grow Sen. Obamaâs donor-base,â said Keith Daniels, a Long Beach, CA., entrepreneur. âWeâve come to rely on sites like eBay to buy and sell things, but no one had merged that idea with their support of a candidate before. Once I had the idea, I had to do it.â
Daniels said most people have things of value around their home that they no longer use or items that they received as gifts that they donât want to re-gift that would be a great find for someone else. Many of them, especially those in high school or college as well as those just getting started in their careers, might like to support Obama financially but donât have the cash to spare.
* ObamaAuctions.com * gives them a place to turn their stuff into cash so they can send it to the campaign,â Daniels said. âVisitors to the site can find an item, read a short post where the seller says why they support him and see how much of the sale the seller promises to give to the campaign.â
Like other auction sites, a user must create an account to use the site. Daniels said he will waive any fees associated with the auction listings, for either the seller or the buyer, as another way to show his support for the campaign.
âThis isnât about making money,â Daniels said. âItâs about people being able to give as much as they can to the campaign.â
ObamaAuctions.com is powered by * MyEventPR.com *, the firm Daniels is about to launch. * MyEventPR.com * will be a social commerce site where individuals, businesses or organizations can set up their own auctions.
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