Bid on UA Tulip Logo and Sign

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  1. HiIslands
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    Here's your one and only opportunity to bid on the disappearing United tulip logo and the "UNITED" sign from the former UA headquarters on W. Wacker Dr. in Chicago. The tulip logo is 5' high and the current bid is $2600.

    If you'd rather forget about the 'old' United, you can always rearrange the letters of the sign. Some ideas from the "Consumerist" site: nude It and, of course, untied. No current bids on the letters.

    To place your bid: http://myab.co/events/6e/i/silent

    Source: http://consumerist.com/2013/06/28/you-can-bid-on-logo-and-name-from-former-united-airlines-hq/
     
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  2. UA Insider
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    Hi Hilslands, thanks for posting (snarky comments from the Consumerist aside :)). Note these are the backlit signs from the *top* of the building – so make sure you have some open space before you put in a bid. (The dimensions are listed on the auction site)

    The auction is hosted by our partner AuctionsByCellular, and all you need to do to participate is register with your name, mobile number and email address. All proceeds will benefit the United Scholarship Fund, which has awarded over $7 million in scholarships to United’s employees and their dependents since 2002.

    Aaron Goldberg
    Sr. Manager - Customer Experience Planning
    United Airlines
     
  3. HiIslands
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    This is for a really good cause and I was remiss in not mentioning it. Thanks for the valuable add-on!
     
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    What kind of power feed does this require 480/240/120? I would assume you cant just plug it into a wall outlet lol
     
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  5. unavaca
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    Oh man, makes me sad to see all the awesome ads that have been mothballed since the merger :(

    Also: the tulip auction is really the star of the lot. Hope it goes to a good home on public display.
     
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  6. HiIslands
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  7. Gargoyle
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    Per today's Chicago Tribune article, that $7million was spread across 2,161 scholarships, so a lot of people have benefited.
    :)

    The auction is open until July 12.
     
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    I'm hoping the Tulip lovers on TOBB put their money where their mouths are. :D
     
  9. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Indeed, I can't wait to see some of them putting down the big bucks.
     
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