Dear all – that was exciting! And everything came together. I was barely home from my invigilation gig and I received an immediate translation job. Coupled with the fact that I had mistakenly believed the *first* auction would end at 3.20pm, I suddenly found myself in the middle of the auction live tweet while I was still translating. *eeek*. But have no fear – it all worked out. We have a first tally that I am sure you are all waiting to hear. So I’ll spare you the waffle and get into it straight away. I have worked out the fees for Etsy and eBay and deducted them already. Here is our tally:
This is our provisional result – because the postage has yet to be deducted. However, there is always a chance that some donations may still come in overnight. (I am leaving the donations open for the moment.) Nevertheless it is already time to say thank you to you all. Wonderful results on all items, whether on Etsy or eBay, and of course an amazing donation sum that trumps all. I am very grateful to you all – and as soon as I have the final, final tally, I will go to the developers and finally give them the job of updating and migrating RAnet to its new shape and home.
Finally a quick word to all of you who bought an item on Etsy and/or won an auction on eBay: Apologies for any delayed answers to questions/request this afternoon in the aftermath of the auctions. There was a lot happening at the same time 😊. I will now start the process of packing and shipping the purchased/won items. They will go out asap tomorrow and the day after. A few items will be sent to the auction winners directly by the donors. Once the item/s are shipped, an automatic notification will be generated on Etsy or eBay. That way you will know that your item is on its way to you.
Once again I would like to thank everyone who got involved in this fundraiser – by commenting and signalboosting, by donating items or money, by bidding on items, by buying items, and by winning items on eBay. All who involved themselves in any way, monetary or not, are part of the new ownership of RAnet – a proper community effort. I think that is worth celebrating in its own right.