Yay, Breakthrough No. 2 #2022RABirthdayFundRAiser

The god of fundraisers has heard my pleas. Or rather: *You* have heard my pleas. I woke up this morning to the hoped-for breakthrough. Phew. So glad, because that means I didn’t make this edit for nothing. 😉

So, we’ve broken the €2,000 barrier. That is £1690.46 or US$2052.51. Wonderful news. 

We are now in the final 6 hours of the charity auctions. 

I am hoping for a little more movement before the auctions end, just to cover the eBay fees and actually guarantee us a net profit that reflects the amazing breakthrough sum above. FYI, eBay charges one final value fee for sold items. This fee is calculated as a percentage of the total amount of the sale, plus a fixed fee per order. The variable final value fee is 11% for the portion of the total amount of the sale up to €1,990 and 2% for the portion of the total amount of the sale above €1,990. In practice that means that we have to pay a fee of €218.90 for the €1,990 proceeds, plus a little more for whatever we make above €1990. The fixed fee per order is €0.35, so €11.90. So our *real* net profit at this point is actually €1,759.20. Ooops, and that doesn’t yet take into account our postage costs. 😬 Hm. I wonder whether the final “tornado” will top up that number a little bit, so that Lucas has not crash-landed in vain 😉.

Actually, I am pretty sure that our final tally will shift a good bit in the last moments of the auctions. At least that is how it has been in previous years. Whatever we make, I am grateful already for your attention, your bids, your tweets and comments.

So, for your final consideration, here are all listings. I have listed them in order of lowest to highest price. The links will take you directly to the listings, should you choose to make a bid. I have also included time left (at time of writing this) and exact end date of each auction.

Into the Storm DVD

  • EUR 11.00
  • 3 bids
  • 5h left (Today 14:56)

Stay Close – Book

  • EUR 11.50
  • 10 bids
  • 5h left (Today 15:05)

Radiotimes – Magazine

  • EUR 15.50
  • 7 bids
  • 6h left (Today 15:50)

Total Film – Magazine

  • EUR 15.50
  • 7 bids
  • 6h left (Today 15:33)

Robin Hood – DVD

  • EUR 15.50
  • 4 bids
  • 6h left (Today 15:29)

Sleepwalker – DVD

  • EUR 19.50
  • 6 bids
  • 6h left (Today 15:25)

Gisborne Canvas

  • EUR 20.00
  • 1 bid
  • 5h left (Today 14:58)

Psychologies – Magazine

  • EUR 21.00
  • 7 bids
  • 6h left (Today 15:34)

Cape America Set – DVD – Collector’s Card

  • EUR 23.00
  • 5 bids
  • 6h left (Today 15:53)

The Lodge – DVD

  • EUR 24.00
  • 6 bids
  • 6h left (Today 15:30)

Martian Invasion of Earth – Audiobook – CD

  • EUR 26.00
  • 6 bids
  • 5h left (Today 15:06)

Seville Communion – Book

  • EUR 27.00
  • 12 bids
  • 5h left (Today 15:03)

Fan Journal Set

  • EUR 31.00
  • 2 bids
  • 6h left (Today 15:43)

Authentic Uncle Vanya (2020) Programme

  • EUR 38.00
  • 10 bids
  • 5h left (Today 15:01)

Sparkhouse – DVD

  • EUR 38.00
  • 11 bids
  • 6h left (Today 15:54)

Astrov Notebook Set

  • EUR 40.00
  • 9 bids
  • 5h left (Today 14:52)

Coaster Set

  • EUR 40.00
  • 23 bids
  • 5h left (Today 14:54)

Uncle Vanya Script – Book

  • EUR 42.50
  • 12 bids
  • 5h left (Today 15:21)

Berlin Station – DVD

  • EUR 35.00
  • 1 bid
  • 6h left (Today 15:48)
  • United States only

Spooks 9 – DVD

  • EUR 44.00
  • 2 bids
  • 5h left (Today 15:18)

Sticker & Coaster Fan Set

  • EUR 46.50
  • 17 bids
  • 6h left (Today 15:32)

Peach Lover Set

  • EUR 53.50
  • 5 bids
  • 6h left (Today 15:44)

One-of-a-Kind Gisborne Hair Clip

  • EUR 53.50
  • 2 bids
  • 5h left (Today 15:08)

Sir Guy Fan Set

  • EUR 56.50
  • 3 bids
  • 6h left (Today 15:37)

Percy Courtenay Fan Pack – Miss Marie Lloyd – DVD

  • EUR 58.50
  • 27 bids
  • 6h left (Today 15:36)

Porter Pack

  • EUR 60.00
  • 6 bids
  • 5h left (Today 15:15)

Custom RA Puzzle

  • EUR 71.50
  • 15 bids
  • 5h left (Today 15:19)
  • From Netherlands

Thorin’s Buckle – Pendant

  • EUR 80.50
  • 12 bids
  • 6h left (Today 15:45)

Daniel’s Diorama of Delights

  • EUR 73.50
  • + EUR16.91 VAT will apply
  • 6 bids
  • 6h left (Today 15:51)
  • From United Kingdom

North & South Set

  • EUR 91.50
  • 18 bids
  • 6h left (Today 15:47)

Ray Levine Set

  • EUR 104.50
  • 21 bids
  • 5h left (Today 15:13)

Sir Guy’s Trinket Chest

  • EUR 207.50
  • 31 bids
  • 5h left (Today 15:23)

The Crucible – Poster Set

  • EUR 207.50
  • 25 bids
  • 6h left (Today 15:41)

Staged – DVD

  • EUR 385.00
  • 81 bids
  • 5h left (Today 15:17)

One last note to all who are still in the running for one or more of the items

There is no need to get in touch with me once an auction ends and you have won an item. eBay will send you an automatic notification that confirms you are the new owner of the item. If you receive that, then there is no need to worry. The winner will thus have been confirmed in the system and no one can take the item away from you. In some cases, buyers receive an automatic invoice. In other cases *I* have to send the invoice manually. I would ask you to please be patient and wait for the invoice and *not* send me messages. As you know, the auctions all end within minutes of each other, over a period of 62 minutes. And at the same time I will also be engaged with live-tweeting the last minutes of the auctions. So I can’t reply to messages *immediately* during that time. There may be a short delay until you receive the invoice but I guarantee I will send them from about 4pm GMT+1. This is also the best strategy because there may be some of you who have bid and won several items and eBay can then create *one* invoice for *all* your items instead of several individual invoices. That makes payment easier for you, and organising shipment easier for *me*.

For all who may be pipped at the post in the auctions – please do not fret! The fixed-price sale with some amazing items will go online a couple of hours after the last auction this evening. I will notify you here on blog once the Etsy sale is live.

 

 

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