October 28, 2013 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm #611079
What the heck is a Chinese auction and how exactly are they Chinese? Do the Chinese traditionally practice this form of auction (which might mean it’s a practice of the goyim therefore some might think that we should abstain) or is it just as Chinese as fortune cookies and chop suey?
And I’ve never actually participated in a Chinese auction (yes, I’m Jewish, but it’s so true) so might I ask how they even work?October 28, 2013 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm #985945ubiquitinParticipant
Here to help!
“What the heck is a Chinese auction”
Its when “bidders” buy raffles for a chance to win the prizes, thus they arent actually bidding n anything.
“and how exactly are they Chinese?”
” Do the Chinese traditionally practice this form of auction”
“(which might mean it’s a practice of the goyim therefore some might think that we should abstain”
It wouldnt, but anyway it isntOctober 28, 2013 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm #985946sharpMember
I’ve been wondering a lot about this too.October 29, 2013 12:13 am at 12:13 am #985947writersoulParticipant
It’s as Chinese as Chinese checkers and Chinese jump rope. In other words, I have no clue.
It’s basically a bunch of separate raffles that happen to be in the same room and benefiting the same cause. There are a lot of prizes, each with its own pot and with the tickets for it bought specifically and separately.October 29, 2013 2:10 am at 2:10 am #985948TheGoqParticipant
Its what happens when you crowd 150 people in a too small room with only one eggroll up for bid oh man what a madhouse, but they throw in the orange sauce for free.October 29, 2013 2:34 am at 2:34 am #985949WIYMember
Not only are the prizes made in China, the auction itself is too!October 29, 2013 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm #985951LevAryehMember
This is all explained at the beginning of Where’s Zaidy.November 6, 2013 4:28 pm at 4:28 pm #985952
Thanks, everyone for your clarifications. 🙂
@ubquitin – That covers all the bases. Thanks. 🙂
@sharp – Great minds think alike! 😛
@writersoul – I’ve never heard of Chinese jump rope before – I assume it’s about as Chinese as Double Dutch is Danish? 😀
@The Goq – Oh gee…. It’s too bad I like red sauce better.
@LAB – What is this ‘Where’s Zaidy’ of which you speak?November 6, 2013 5:52 pm at 5:52 pm #985953Torah613TorahParticipant
And Chinese apples!November 6, 2013 7:27 pm at 7:27 pm #985954
On a slightly unrelated tangent, I was walking through a toystore in a foreign country (not China) and said store sold TONS of Chinese toys. The descriptions on the boxes were almost comical, and there was this little girl doll with a shirt that said, and I (roughly) quote:
“My Little khfiudsyfhygfehjyyyejujjyyyy”.November 6, 2013 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm #985956LevAryehMember
I hate to educate you in this matter, because it proves that your childhood was lacking, unfortunately. Where’s Zaidy is a tape by R’ Shmuel Kunda, a”h.November 8, 2013 1:13 am at 1:13 am #985958November 8, 2013 5:20 pm at 5:20 pm #985959WIYMember
Now I know where you honed your sense of humor.
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