We are half way through the Birthday Auctions, so time for an update on how the bidding is progressing. At this point, we have already nearly tripled my original goal! This is what I mean by that:
When I had to set the starting prices for the items on eBay, I had a (modest?) goal in mind. A “price list” on Save the Children (see right) informs us that a shelter kit that provides safety and warmth to a family, costs 250USD$. That was my original marker when I calculated the total of all starting prices of the various fan items, including the privately auctioned custom RAPS. That initial goal was reached even before all items received a first bid because some items very quickly received several bids, driving the prices.
We already crossed the 500 USD$ mark early yesterday evening, which means we could effectively sponsor TWO shelters.
Overnight, more bidding activity happened, and now, on Sunday morning, we have crossed the next marker: As it stands, the combined bid prices add up to 821 USD$ (725 Euro), which pushes our reach to THREE shelter kits. All items have received at least one bid, which means that everyone of the auction items will be sold!
Bravo and a massive thank you to all of you who have made bids and supported this auction so far!
In detail, these are the current bids (in USD$):
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The framed autographs are proving particular favourites – proving how dear tomorrow’s birthday boy is to our hearts. Owning a fan item that he has once touched? 😉 I can not fault you for that – I am already happy that these items are attracting your generous bids!
You can continue to bid for these items via clicking on the links above. If you are interested in the custom RAPS, you can send me your bid via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (more info on the link above, scroll to bottom of page).
At this stage already a heart-felt THANK YOU to all who have reblogged, blogged, RT, tweeted, posted on Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest etc. I will spend today starting on that list of names that has to go into the raffle for a RAPS.