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 #2224  by ebick
 Tue Nov 29, 2005 10:59 pm
Jerry Garcia's Appliances to Be Auctioned ... ia_auction

SAN FRANCISCO - Jerry Garcia's dishwasher, toilets and other home appliances will be auctioned by a nonprofit group hoping to raise more than $100,000.

The items, which also include stereo cabinets, cupboards and a freezer, will be available for bidding on the online auction site eBay from Dec. 18 through Dec. 24.

Revenue will benefit the Sophia Foundation, a San Francisco Bay area nonprofit that aids children and families during marital separations and divorces, said the group's chairman, Henry Koltys.

Koltys bought the Nicasio, Calif. home of Garcia, the lead singer and guitarist of the Grateful Dead, in 1997, two years after Garcia died of a heart attack.

An appraiser has valued the items at about $75,000, but Koltys said he expects people will end up spending more.

"There's a lot of Deadheads out there with money, and they want a piece of Jerry somehow."

 #2228  by jck_strw
 Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:49 am
On one hand, I'm glad it's for charity.

On the
 #2232  by Kenny
 Wed Nov 30, 2005 12:22 pm
Last edited by Kenny on Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.

 #2236  by Cosmic C
 Wed Nov 30, 2005 4:49 pm
This is all really messed up and I can't believe all of this is going on. The end must be near....
 #2595  by mike098765
 Fri Dec 23, 2005 8:56 pm
this is bull$hit, i would be really pissed off if someone tried selling my toilet.

give the man some respect instead of trying to make as much money off his stuff as you can. disgusting.

 #2601  by spilly
 Sat Dec 24, 2005 6:56 am
I'm tired of being disgusted and iritated over this stuff. If there is an afterlife, Jerry's looking over all this crap and laughing anyways. Let the coin-mongers make their loot. Who cares if they want to auction of some appliences. Jerry gave us his music and thats what counts. They can do whatever they want with his washer or even his guitars, it's not about the possesions, it's about the tunes.

Jerry gave us his soul, let the people who don't understand that by his leftover crap. If they don't get it now they never will

 #2602  by thomas_chortle
 Sat Dec 24, 2005 7:34 am
It doesn't even have a decent efficiency rating...sheesh.
 #2603  by phreaker
 Sat Dec 24, 2005 9:40 am

it's wierd enough to have stuff of his auctioned off (esp. now, after the archive incident, and after his Tiger incident.)

But his toilet? I mean, Jerry is a good guy, I just don't want to have the item that he poo'ed in every day.