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Pony Talk => Pony Corral => Topic started by: Ren-Ren on January 18, 2012, 04:16:14 AM

Title: What to Do with HTF Tao Bao Pony (Drawing Now Live In Sales Forum)
Post by: Ren-Ren on January 18, 2012, 04:16:14 AM
I have a pony from Tao Bao that I suspect many people would be interested in buying, but only two copies of her. One will go up on eBay, but the other one I'd like to offer to someone on the Arena at near cost. I'm not sure how to choose who will get the chance to buy the cheap one. What do you guys think?

Update: Most voters agreed that a random drawing would be the best way to choose a buyer, so here is a link to the drawing http://mlparena.com/mlp/index.php?topic=284436.0 (http://mlparena.com/mlp/index.php?topic=284436.0)

And here is the pony at stake (ponies, actually, as I have added a runner up prize):

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Title: Re: What to Do with HTF Tao Bao Pony
Post by: Flitter on January 18, 2012, 04:58:03 AM
I'm thinking of 2 ponies this could possibly be.  ;)



Title: Re: What to Do with HTF Tao Bao Pony
Post by: kittybethy on January 18, 2012, 04:59:38 AM
It's up to you, but best of luck to everyone!
Title: Re: What to Do with HTF Tao Bao Pony
Post by: hathorcat on January 18, 2012, 09:26:44 AM
Lucky dip! Ask people to put their names forward and then pull out one random name out...kind of like a prize draw!

*Curious* as to who this mystery baby is!
Title: Re: What to Do with HTF Tao Bao Pony
Post by: wystearya on January 18, 2012, 12:32:23 PM
I'm curious too!   And I cast my vote.  <3
Title: Re: What to Do with HTF Tao Bao Pony
Post by: Ringlets on January 18, 2012, 12:40:43 PM
ooh! cant wait to see who the pony is!! :frolic:  Its up to you how you prefer to do it, but as there will prolly be a lot of people who would like a chance to own the pony I voted for random drawing of interested people  :)
Title: Re: What to Do with HTF Tao Bao Pony
Post by: QuestorStar on January 18, 2012, 12:47:11 PM
I voted for a random drawing. Its more fair that way. You could take names for a week, and that would give everyone a chance to see it who is looking for that pony. Not everyone is online every day ;)
Title: Re: What to Do with HTF Tao Bao Pony
Post by: ashlyne on January 18, 2012, 02:09:43 PM
Lucky dip! Ask people to put their names forward and then pull out one random name out...kind of like a prize draw!


Yep, I like this idea!   You could also offer it up to someone that's helped you out in the past. It's always nice to return the favor when you can. But if you want an across-the-board no-hurt-feelings random picking, a drawing is the way to go  :)
Title: Re: What to Do with HTF Tao Bao Pony
Post by: Honeycomb on January 18, 2012, 02:17:06 PM
Put them both up for auction here!
Title: Re: What to Do with HTF Tao Bao Pony
Post by: Cool.Breeze on January 18, 2012, 02:46:41 PM
I think  a random drawing would probably be the most fun/fair for everyone, because for a HTF pony around these parts, it'll be snapped up in an instant for first-come-first-served. Ashlyne also mentioned offering it up first to someone who has helped you in the past... I think either of those solutions would be great :) and if it's Minty or Skywishes... and you do decide on a random drawing.... I REALLY hope I get some work soon to join in!!
Title: Re: What to Do with HTF Tao Bao Pony
Post by: MLPgal13 on January 18, 2012, 03:00:02 PM
I choose random.

If it's the two ponies I'm thinking of, please count me in as an interested party  :satisfied:

It's very kind of you to offer it here at close to cost.  :thumb:
Title: Re: What to Do with HTF Tao Bao Pony
Post by: PrincessTiffy on January 18, 2012, 03:25:13 PM
Either way you decide to go I would be interested! I've been trying to get my hands on the rarity/celestia variants since we discovered them. I was lucky enough before the arena moved to get the one with rarity's symbol and celestia's eyes from the wonderful banditpony at close to what it cost her. But still looking for the one with celestia's sun symbol and rarity's eyes and colors, oh and the white celestia in case we never get one :)


Either way there will be interest, and I will keep my eyes out for this!




Title: Re: What to Do with HTF Tao Bao Pony
Post by: Sebby6 on January 18, 2012, 03:58:52 PM
You could have a auction and give the money to charity
Title: Re: What to Do with HTF Tao Bao Pony
Post by: Kaeldre on January 18, 2012, 04:59:33 PM
I voted for random drawing and count me in as interested.  :3
Title: Re: What to Do with HTF Tao Bao Pony
Post by: Evening_Moonstone on January 18, 2012, 05:18:47 PM
I like the idea of the random drawing (and I'd be interested!) :)
Title: Re: What to Do with HTF Tao Bao Pony
Post by: BrightIdea on January 18, 2012, 05:41:28 PM
Ooo I have an idea.  Why not do a random drawing where you require entrants to write a little blurb about the pony, or draw a picture.


Then the drawing process would be impartial, people can draw all of the pics they want, and everyone will be entertained by an interesting, creative thread.
Title: Re: What to Do with HTF Tao Bao Pony
Post by: Gingerbread on January 18, 2012, 06:05:10 PM
Um, are we talking random drawing as in picking a random number out of a hat or an actual drawing? Cos some of us here can't draw! I voted random on the poll as I kinda assumed it would be the random number variety... :what:
Title: Re: What to Do with HTF Tao Bao Pony
Post by: SoSilver on January 18, 2012, 06:27:24 PM
Oooooooh!!! Could it be....?????
Could it be something related to my visit at Hasbro???

Something never seen before?


Hugs^_^
Title: Re: What to Do with HTF Tao Bao Pony
Post by: saply on January 18, 2012, 06:30:34 PM
Idk, I'd say first come first served. You shouldn't have to wait a week to receive payment from whoever is chosen at random if you don't want to.
Title: Re: What to Do with HTF Tao Bao Pony
Post by: Sarah-Bee on January 18, 2012, 06:35:41 PM
I'd say random draw too :) Can't wait to see who you have!
Title: Re: What to Do with HTF Tao Bao Pony
Post by: Ren-Ren on January 18, 2012, 06:57:06 PM
EEP! I think I might be making people too excited with all this mystery, heh heh. It's cool, but not that cool. And since I have my answer (random drawing) I'll go ahead and reveal her now:
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This post will not serve as the drawing pool--that post will go up in the "For Sale" section of the Arena in the next day or two. So if you're interested keep an eye out for it :)

I also have a Rarity with Celestia head. If there is huge demand for her as well maybe I'll draw 2 winners, with the first winner getting first choice...
Title: Re: What to Do with HTF Tao Bao Pony
Post by: saply on January 18, 2012, 07:07:53 PM
So they finally put the proper head on the proper body. Coolsville! :happy:
Title: Re: What to Do with HTF Tao Bao Pony
Post by: ebmerc on January 18, 2012, 07:34:53 PM
I voted for the random drawing and I'm going to keep my eye out for your sales thread! :D Thanks so much for offering all of us such an awesome pony Ren-Ren.
Title: Re: What to Do with HTF Tao Bao Pony
Post by: hathorcat on January 18, 2012, 07:36:21 PM
So they finally put the proper head on the proper body. Coolsville! :happy:

Yeah...Taobao sellers have finally clocked on to what they "should" have made!!! Good luck with whatever you decide Ren Ren
Title: Re: What to Do with HTF Tao Bao Pony
Post by: ladybrooklyn on January 18, 2012, 08:06:51 PM
:lovey: MAN she is purdy in white!

I can't wait for your Random Draw! I'll be putting my name in! ;)

Awesome Ren! :happy:
Title: Re: What to Do with HTF Tao Bao Pony
Post by: PrincessTiffy on January 18, 2012, 08:44:40 PM
DIES!!!! I want a white celestia so bad. I will definatly look for that sales post :)
I'm sure you'll get tons of people interested, one being me, Lol. Thank you so very much for offering her here!
Title: Re: What to Do with HTF Tao Bao Pony
Post by: DancingPhoenix on January 18, 2012, 10:13:01 PM
Oh wow I'll certainly be looking for your sales post! She looks stunning in white! I wish Hasbro understood how much more stunning she is in white.
Title: Re: What to Do with HTF Tao Bao Pony
Post by: okapishomapi on January 18, 2012, 11:37:42 PM
Wow, she is gorgeous, Ren-Ren! Just curious - how much did you pay for her? I'd like to have her, but I'm guessing she's too expensive for me :D
Title: Re: What to Do with HTF Tao Bao Pony
Post by: MintySocks on January 19, 2012, 12:09:20 AM
Um, are we talking random drawing as in picking a random number out of a hat or an actual drawing? Cos some of us here can't draw! I voted random on the poll as I kinda assumed it would be the random number variety... :what:
:lmao: Glad I'm not the only one who has trouble making this distinction!
Title: Re: What to Do with HTF Tao Bao Pony
Post by: josiekat on January 19, 2012, 12:57:15 AM
Oh neat. Well, I would only be able to afford her if she was close to at cost, so I am hoping there will be a random drawing. That way I have a shot. lol
Title: Re: What to Do with HTF Tao Bao Pony
Post by: ZennaBug on January 19, 2012, 05:03:39 AM
Wow, she is gorgeous!!!!!
Title: Re: What to Do with HTF Tao Bao Pony
Post by: Monsterelli on January 19, 2012, 11:25:45 PM
Oo she is soo pretty  :heart: Its very nice of you to be hosting a drawing for her :)
Title: Re: What to Do with HTF Tao Bao Pony
Post by: Flitter on January 20, 2012, 02:09:14 AM
I thought it might be her! I was thinking either her or Minty :)
(Is it weird that I'm so used to seeing Celestia pink that a white ver. toy seems almost odd to me now, lol)
She is lovely though!She's gonna make someone super happy. You're so nice to offer her at near cost Ren-Ren.
Title: Re: What to Do with HTF Tao Bao Pony
Post by: MLPgal13 on January 20, 2012, 02:37:46 AM
O M G !!!!     :shocked:
Title: Re: What to Do with HTF Tao Bao Pony
Post by: fingerpaints on January 20, 2012, 02:43:47 AM
Ooh bugger the random drawing, just sell her to me :P lol. Honestly, good luck to anyone that wants her tho, she is gorgeous!
Title: Re: What to Do with HTF Tao Bao Pony
Post by: Ren-Ren on January 20, 2012, 04:50:28 AM
Sorry guys, I think the drawing/sales post will have to be delayed another day or so. I'm continuing in what appears to be a 12+ hr work day and when I get home I don't think I'll be in the mood to get the post ready  :drunk:

Rest assured that it IS coming soon though!

Post Merge: January 21, 2012, 03:02:04 AM

Thanks for your patience, guys, the drawing is live here: http://mlparena.com/mlp/index.php?topic=284436.0 (http://mlparena.com/mlp/index.php?topic=284436.0)

Good luck! :)
Title: Re: What to Do with HTF Tao Bao Pony
Post by: Flickerswift on January 21, 2012, 03:15:57 AM
Bumping this for Ren-Ren.
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