Help From Friends
This community was created to help raise money for enkiduts to be able to remain in her home.

Auction Closed
Arthur/Merlin
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The auction is officially over now. Offerers, please contact your winning bidders to make arrangements for the items you offered.

I want to thank everyone that took part - whether through offering items, bidding on items or simply promoting the community.

Once bids have been paid to enkiduts's paypal - LAAdolf@aol.com - offerers please remember to come back to the community and post a confirmation that your winning bidder has paid for the item offered.

Confirmation Post
Arthur/Merlin
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There's still four days left for bidding, however I wanted to get this up.

In regards to when the auction officially ends, it will end at 12:00 AM EST. Any bids after that will not be counted.

Offerers, once the auction ends, you can inform your winning bidder that they've won using something like the following:



After the winning bidders have made their donations and sent receipts to the offerer, offerers please come back here and post a confirmation so that I can tally the total raised through this auction.

You can use the following:



Hopefully this will not be necessary, but offerers, if you have not heard from your winning bidder within a week of the closing of the auction, you can assume they are not going to donate and go with the second highest bidder.

REQUESTS
Arthur/Merlin
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If you're requesting - fanfic, mitts, pictures, fanvids, jewelry etc. please leave a comment to this post.

In the notes section, please include anything pertinent to your offer such as if you are offering your item to the top so many bidders, whether you are willing to pay for shipping (if applicable), whether you have a "Buy it Now" price etc.

How to bid:

Bid by responding TO THE COMMENT that has the item you want to bid on

Bids must be raised by a minimum of $1US per bid

Do not delete bids - if there is an issue with your bid, please leave a comment to YOUR bid explaining what the issue is, or contact one of the mods


In the subject of your comment, please include the item you are offering and the fandom if appropriate.

Please use the following format in your comment:

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AUDIO/VIDEO
Arthur/Merlin
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If you're offering audio/video - podfics, fanmixes, fanvids, original music etc. please leave a comment to this post.

In the notes section, please include anything pertinent to your offer such as if you are offering your item to the top so many bidders, whether you are willing to pay for shipping (if applicable), whether you have a "Buy it Now" price etc.

How to bid:

Bid by responding TO THE COMMENT that has the item you want to bid on

Bids must be raised by a minimum of $1US per bid

Do not delete bids - if there is an issue with your bid, please leave a comment to YOUR bid explaining what the issue is, or contact one of the mods


In the subject of your comment, please include the item you are offering and the fandom if appropriate.

Please use the following format in your comment:


INTERESTING STUFF
Arthur/Merlin
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If you're offering interesting stuff - zines, cds, movies, knitted stuff etc. please leave a comment to this post.

In the notes section, please include anything pertinent to your offer such as if you are offering your item to the top so many bidders, whether you are willing to pay for shipping (if applicable), whether you have a "Buy it Now" price etc.

How to bid:

Bid by responding TO THE COMMENT that has the item you want to bid on

Bids must be raised by a minimum of $1US per bid

Do not delete bids - if there is an issue with your bid, please leave a comment to YOUR bid explaining what the issue is, or contact one of the mods


In the subject of your comment, please include the item you are offering and the fandom if appropriate.

Please use the following format in your comment:


ARTWORK/GRAPHICS
Arthur/Merlin
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If you're offering artwork/graphics - wallpapers, icons, handdrawn pictures, paintings etc. please leave a comment to this post.

In the notes section, please include anything pertinent to your offer such as if you are offering your item to the top so many bidders, whether you are willing to pay for shipping (if applicable), whether you have a "Buy it Now" price etc.

How to bid:

Bid by responding TO THE COMMENT that has the item you want to bid on

Bids must be raised by a minimum of $1US per bid

Do not delete bids - if there is an issue with your bid, please leave a comment to YOUR bid explaining what the issue is, or contact one of the mods


In the subject of your comment, please include the item you are offering and the fandom if appropriate.

Please use the following format in your comment:


WORDS
Arthur/Merlin
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If you're offering words - fanfic, original fic, printed fic, betaing/editing services for fic and non-fic alike etc. please leave a comment to this post.

In the notes section, please include anything pertinent to your offer such as if you are offering your item to the top so many bidders, whether you are willing to pay for shipping (if applicable), whether you have a "Buy it Now" price etc.

How to bid:

Bid by responding TO THE COMMENT that has the item you want to bid on

Bids must be raised by a minimum of $1US per bid

Do not delete bids - if there is an issue with your bid, please leave a comment to YOUR bid explaining what the issue is, or contact one of the mods


In the subject of your comment, please include the item you are offering and the fandom if appropriate.

Please use the following format in your comment:

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FAQs
Arthur/Merlin
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How do I offer something up for auction?

Choose the appropriate post (words, audio/video, interesting stuff, request etc.) and comment to that post with what you are offering (using the format provided).

How do I bid on something?

Reply to the comment of the item you want to bid on. Please make sure you do not choose "leave a comment" but rather "reply to comment" when bidding.

What currency is being used?

All donations should be made in US dollars, as that is where enkiduts is located.

How to I donate?

Please use paypal with this address: laadolf@aol.com

Do I need to mention anything in the paypal message?

You do NOT have to add anything in the paypal message, however PLEASE be sure to FORWARD the receipt you receive from paypal to the person offering the auction that you won.

Can I bid anonymously?

No. As there would be no way to verify your bid and/or track you down if there is a problem, you cannot bid anonymously.

Can I donate without bidding?

Yes, absolutely! If you just wish to offer a donation to help enkiduts out, you're more than welcome to.

If I have more than one thing to offer should I add them individually or in one comment?

If you are offering several of the same thing - for example, offering a 500 word fanfic to the top three bidders - then please just make one comment. If you are offering different things - for example, a 500 word fanfic, a 1000 word fanfic and a poem, please make separate comments for each.

How do I tell who won my offer?

Unless you are offering a "buy it now" option, then the person who has commented bidding the highest amount is the winner.

Do I retain copyright to my work?

Yes, absolutely. No one is buying anything - you are simply offering a "gift" to the winning bidder. Please be sure to either include in your offer, or discuss with the winner, whether the offered item will be made public after a set period of time (for example - offering a 1000 word fic with the winner "owning" it for 3 months after which you will post it publicly).

If I am shipping something, is there anything I need to know?

Yes, you should absolutely check out the regulations for whatever coutry you are sending to/from. Certain items may not be permitted to be mailed to certain countries and could be seized by customs.

If I win an auction, how do I go about paying for it?

All monies are to be sent to enkiduts via her paypal account: laadolf@aol.com. You will receive a receipt from paypal for this donation and should send a copy of it to the person whose auction you won as proof of payment.

Can I combine winning bids into one donation?

That will be up to you and those whose items you bid on. I don't see a problem with it, however make sure you've spoken to the offerers of the auctions you've won to make sure they are okay with it.
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Timeline
Arthur/Merlin
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This is our tentative timeline for the auction - all dates, other than the start date, are subject to change.

Auction offers open - April 4th
Auction offers run until - April 18th
Begin bidding - April 4th
Bidding ends - April 26th
Reminders of completing donations - April 28th
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Introduction Post
Arthur/Merlin
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This community was created to help raise some much needed funds for enkiduts who is in financial hardship right now and is struggling to make ends meet. So much so that she is selling off her entire collection of The Sentinel fannish items - zines, cds, scripts, art and more. She needs to raise money to pay her property taxes, and was recently hit with the knowledge she will have to pay a large amount of money this year to income tax.

We know that, in these economic times, everyone is struggling, or knows someone or is related to someone who is struggling. But we also know the generosity of fandom on a whole and that if anyone can help keep enkiduts in her home, it's the wonderful people in fandom.

piplover and I thought that having a community where all of the information regarding enkiduts' situation and a central place for all the items being offered for sale etc. to help raise the money needed for enkiduts would be a good idea.

We also thought that we would offer up this community as an auction community as well, for those who may not be able to financially help enkiduts but who could offer art, fanfic, and anything else that people might be interested in offering donations on.

You will find posts with our planned timeline, dedicated to offering fanfiction/words, for artwork/graphics, for audio/video (like podfics and fanvids), interesting items (for things like zines, homemade items etc.), and a request post (where you can request something you'd be willing to offer a specific donation amount for).

You will also find the items that enkiduts' is offering as "BUY IT NOW" items. She does not know about this community (and we would like it to be kept that way if at all possible), and is selling these items on her own, however we thought adding them here as well would give them some more exposure.

Our main goal with this endeavor is to help enkiduts cover the costs of her property taxes for the year, anything above and beyond that will go toward what she owes for income tax.

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