Jenny in Florida Posted March 15, 2012 Share Posted March 15, 2012 So, my son's choir has held a series of fund-raising events in preparation for a tour this summer. (My son likely can't go, but that's another issue.) Back in October, we held a silent auction, during which our family bid on and won a month's worth of lessons with our daughter's current voice teacher. At the time, I assumed she had donated the item on behalf of one of her other students. Only after the fact did I notice it was auctioned to benefit her personal tour account. (That's how the auction worked. The proceeds from any item sold went into the account of the person on whose behalf the item was donated.) So, now we're sitting here with a voucher good for one month of voice lessons, at a cost about half of the regular rate. And I don't actually see how I can feel good about using it. Under normal circumstances, my daughter would have her lesson each week, and we would pay x amount for those lessons. If we use the voucher, though, she effectively loses at least half of that amount. We could pay the difference, but she would still take an unexpected hit in her earnings for that month. I've e-mailed her to ask her permission to re-sell or re-auction the voucher, which I think is the best solution. But the truth is that we were the only bidders at the time we purchased it. So, the odds of finding anyone else to buy it are very slim. Meanwhile, we're still struggling to raise enough money to send my son on the tour. So, I can't feel good about essentially throwing away the money we spent on the voucher in the first place. Can anyone see another solution that won't cost one of the parties a chunk of money? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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