A day full of highlights.
Waking up to see Richard had posted – and retracted – a birthday video.
The hardship of time difference is upon me. I snoozed, I loozed. Currently trying to avoid all spoilers 😂 But wow, that will be a treat!
Mid-morning the auction milestone of €3,000 was passed, and I wrote a blog post for that. Super cool!
During the day, more donations came in via Paypal, and guess what? We are in reach of a four-figure sum there, too! Amazing, and thank you to all donors!
And then in the evening I finally published the fixed-price sale. Oh-my-goodness. The power of the RArmy in full force.
The sale went live at 6pm sharp, and literally within an hour we had sold three quarters of the available items. The rarer items (i.e. available in small numbers) were gone in a snap, and at the time of writing this post only 26 out of a stock of 185 available items are left in the shop. You guys are incredible! Thank you for shopping for a good cause, and that way also showing your love to the crafty creatives and designers who made and donated the items for you. As there are still some items on offer, I won’t disclose the totals of the Etsy sale just yet. (Also, I will have to deduct postage prices from the proceeds.) But I will already tell you that the fixed-price sale will most probably add a four-figure number to our donation total!!!
In all the excitement with the Etsy sale, the running auctions almost were forgotten. But only almost. Of course I sneaked a peek, and the eBay total has risen since this morning. Nowhere near another milestone, but nevertheless, for your entertainment here a few highlights.
- Currently leading the pack is the Leather Love RAPS at €265, followed by the Crucible poster at €203.50 and the RA playing cards at €178.28.
- The highest number of bids has been attracted by the Crucible poster (44), followed by the Mr Thornton altered tin (37) and the Armitage signature on the LLL Playbill (36).
- We have roughly 19 hours to go until the auctions will begin to count down.
- There are still some items currently under €10:
- Under €20:
- The Lodge DVD
- plus some magazines
- And many other items under €30 – but too many to link to them all. But among them hand-made fan art, CDs, DVDs.
I actually have no doubt that there will be more movement tomorrow. And who knows, we *could* make another milestone. It’s going to be very exciting, in any case. Judging by the way I could hardly keep up on Wednesday when it was just *one* auction, I invite you to tweet along and keep an eye on the prices – and cheering on the bidders.
So, I think I will have another good night’s sleep tonight. Tomorrow I am planning to start packing the Etsy orders. And here is a favour I have to ask of you: Those of you who have bought something on Etsy but are also still hoping to win an auction on eBay, could you drop me a line (preferably via DM on Twitter) to let me know who you are? This is just for the purpose of making a note in my Etsy order management so that I can possible combine your Etsy purchases with your potential eBay win. Saving postage – every little helps 😉. (If you don’t have Twitter, shoot me an e-mail.)
For now: a huge big thank you to all Etsy shoppers! You have done great!