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    After the very successful eBay auction, which means we now have enough money to start the SM cavalier collection scheme, I was wondering if any one out there would like to join in an 'eBay Challenge'

    Rules are simple......Choose something you no longer want ( it does not have to be in any way dog related ) & sell it on eBay.......If it does not sell you have lost a few pence in listing fees......If you win, you donate the money to the scheme.

    If you have never sold anything on eBay before, then just think, now could be your chance to learn.

    I would like to think this could be light hearted fun and that all members, wherever they are in the world, can join in.
    Teasing each other is obligatory.

    Get your husband, sons, daughters, grandchildren to add something of their own. Perhaps we can have a winner declared for each of them?

    I'm sure we can think up some categories that can be won.....Most bids.... most useless object listed....... the most useless object actually sold.....Best reason for choosing particular item....Best family effort etc.

    Come on, help me out here..... I can't do all the thinking myself.

    Perhaps Karlin will consider sending the overall best effort ( not always the same as the most money raised ) a lollipop or some other exotic prize.

    I am now selling things on eBay regularly as a fund raising exercise, but for this Grand Challenge I am going to add a second hand cassette of 'Christmas Carols from Guildford Cathedral'.

    I have no idea when we got it, but in a family that has had CD players for many years it must be quite old.
    The carols are the lovely traditional ones, Silent Night, While Shepherds Watched, Good King Wencelas etc.

    I think I will put the starting price at 99p but make the postage & packing free ( it will cost under 50p second class ) So I only need one bid to make a profit of 49p........ Well it all adds up!
    I'll put it on for 7 days.

    There is not that much demand for cassette tapes now, but it is seasonal.
    Does anyone want to make a guess whether it will sell or not?

    Hope some of you will find time to join in.

    Margaret C




    Edited to add details of how to send monies raised:

    Monies raised can be made via PayPal https://www.paypal.com/uk/cgi-bin/we...ry_lang.x=true. Entering the following email address at the PayPal site will bring up the 'SM DNA Fund' account: penny.knowler@ntlworld.com. Donations can be made in several currencies using a credit card or PayPal funds.

    Please PM Margaret C with the date and amount, so that the money can allocated for the SM Collection Project.

    Alternatively you can make a cheque out to 'SM DNA Fund' & send it to Margaret, please PM her for the address.

    Thanking you in advance.





    Last edited by Nicki; 6th January 2009 at 05:49 PM.

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    Great idea Margaret, I will be selling all those exercise dvd's I've bought and never used. Good time to have a clear out before the New Year.

    I will let you know what I have on e-bay as soon as I have worked out how to do it!
    Jan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Margaret C View Post

    I think I will put the starting price at 99p but make the postage & packing free ( it will cost under 50p second class ) So I only need one bid to make a profit of 49p........ Well it all adds up!
    I'll put it on for 7 days.


    Margaret C
    Dont forget your listing fee's & ebays commission has to come out of the final price aswell as the postage.

    also For anyone selling things that are suitable for international buyers ebay.com has a half price listing day today
    Last edited by AT; 10th December 2008 at 04:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AT View Post
    Dont forget your listing fee's & ebays commission has to come out of the final price aswell as the postage.

    also For anyone selling things that are suitable for international buyers ebay.com has a half listing price day today
    Oops, I always forget those costs, I'll end up paying them if I'm not careful.

    My beautiful daughter has just emailed me to say she has put on blonde hair extensions, eBay Item number: 150315154141, as her contribution.

    I reckon that is a good start to the useless item category, or am I just showing my age?

    Margaret C

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    Hi Margaret

    Thats an excellent idea ,but do I presume it excludes wives and young boys ,cos if it doesn't not that I would get much money for them but it would certainly save me a lot of cash and make a lot more room for more Cavaliers .HURRAY.
    Prior to getting my Honda CRV last year I had a great big Nissan for which I bought a pair of spotlamps which I still have almost new somewhere (Dawn has a habit of if I haven't moved something for a couple of days it disappears she calls it keeping the house tidy I call it by a different name) and I keep on meaning to sell them but the deterrent has always been parceling them up and then the harassment of carting them to the P Office , but if the reason is for our Cavaliers there can be no better incentive.
    If people put items up for sale on ebay ,which I have never done yet ,will they just be spread all over the different categories or will there be a link to group them to each other so Jo public can view all the items if he wants to specifically help the cause and would you think that we should mention that any monies raised would be donated to the scheme.
    Brian M

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    Hi Margaret

    Thats an excellent idea ,but do I presume it excludes wives and young boys ,cos if it doesn't not that I would get much money for them but it would certainly save me a lot of cash and make a lot more room for more Cavaliers .HURRAY.
    Prior to getting my Honda CRV last year I had a great big Nissan for which I bought a pair of spotlamps which I still have almost new somewhere (Dawn has a habit of if I haven't moved something for a couple of days it disappears she calls it keeping the house tidy I call it by a different name) and I keep on meaning to sell them but the deterrent has always been parceling them up and then the harassment of carting them to the P Office , but if the reason is for our Cavaliers there can be no better incentive.
    If people put items up for sale on ebay ,which I have never done yet ,will they just be spread all over the different categories or will there be a link to group them to each other so Jo public can view all the items if he wants to specifically help the cause and would you think that we should mention that any monies raised would be donated to the scheme.
    Brian, you are a Star.
    That sounds like something in the 'really useful if you have a great big Nissan ' category.
    I bet they sell.

    I don't think they let you auction wives or children on eBay, but you could always try. We're not proud, we will take money from anything.

    If Roger keeps pinching the quilt from my side of the bed he will end up on there, starting price 99p, buyer collects in person.

    I'm pretty new at eBay selling myself so I'm not sure, but I think they will be spread in different categories. I don't know if there is any way of linking our items, but we could all post the number their eBay numbers on this thread. My carol singing tape is Item number: 290281992702.

    The scheme is not a charity, so I'm not sure whether it is within eBay rules to say what the money will be used for. Does anyone out there know?

    Margaret C

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    I have a Jewellery shop on ebay and was wondering if it would be in order to post details of the shop on this board. I will donate 10% of sales to SM research. Perhaps Karlin or a Moderator would let me know, do not want to do anything that would cause any problems.
    HollyDolly

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    I can't see that it's a problem HollyDolly - especially in light of your very kind offer

    Perhaps you could also post the link in Shop-a-holics?

    {Our view is that we are happy to accept links from members who actively post on the board - BUT not if people are only here to advertise their own business}


    Margaret, I will go to now details to follow...


    Thanks to Brian, Jan and Vicki too
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    Thanyou Nicki.
    The link:-
    http://storesebay.co.uk/GEMSTONE-JEWELLERY-BOUTIQUE. (IGNORE THIS NOW CORRECT LINK IS ON PAGE 2 OF THIS THREAD)

    From now on 10% of all sales will go to SM research. Perhaps Margaret C will kindly let me have the details of where to send monies and I will do this on a monthly basis. Is there anyway it could be made a charity? and then we could ask ebay to list it as one. Just a thought.

    Nanette
    Last edited by HollyDolly; 11th December 2008 at 12:42 AM. Reason: INCORRECT LINK FOR SHOP
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    OK after a bit of a struggle {I confess to not really being very technically minded } I've managed to list my item - IF I CAN DO IT, ANYONE CAN!!!

    140288304964


    I'm proposing a category of "most wanted Cavalier book" LOL - I wanted this for ages, it's lovely to read and I think it's time someone else get to read and treasure it.
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