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Main Auction - Crafts and Miscellaneous
imaginarycircus wrote in help_nz

This is the Master Post for Miscellaneous Offerings. Here you can offer up home goods, baked items, gift baskets, chocolates, etc.

To make an offer copy and paste the text in the box below into a comment and fill in the blanks.

To make offers easier to scroll through please place something in the subject line about your offer.

Warning concerning donations: Both the Red Cross NZ and the Salvation Army require a minimum donation of $5.00 NZD ($3.75 USD) Please keep this in mind when offering and bidding.

Minimum bids for the entire auction must be at least $1.00 USD, but bids of less than $5.00 NZD ($3.75 USD) are not accepted by either the Salvation Army or the Red Cross. You may donate less than $5.00 to the NZ Government, by buying an LJ v-gift, or by donating to the RNZSPCA.

You may only donate to our approved list of charities in the links list at right. The choice is up to the donor, though you may consult with your offeror if you wish.

Bidding Rules:

To bid please reply to an offer with a starting bid. All bids must be in USD, and here is a currency converter if you need it. Competing bids must be raised by at least $1.00 USD.

Please do not delete comments or bids. If you have an issue with a bid, please contact a mod at help.nzeq [at] gmail [dot] com or reply to your own bid with an explanation. All questions can be directed here, please use this entry only for offers and bids.

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING BIDS: The donation sites do NOT automatically convert from USD to NZD. When donating you must first convert your USD bid to NZD or your donate less than you pledged.

Make your bids in USD, but when you go to the charity websites you will be donating in NZD not USD. The exchange rate is roughly $1.00 USD to $1.33 NZD. See the FAQs if you have any more questions.

Handy $ Conversion Chart (amounts are rounded to nearest whole dollar.)

$5.00 USD = $7.00 NZD
$6.00 USD = $8.00 NZD
$7.00 USD = $9.00 NZD
$8.00 USD = $11.00 NZD
$9.00 USD = $12.00 NZD
$10.00 USD = $13.00 NZD
$15.00 USD = $20.00 NZD
$20.00 USD = $27.00 NZD
$25.00 USD = $33.00 NZD
$30.00 USD = $40.00 NZD

Go for it!


Well be taking offers until Friday March 11, 2011 at 12:00pm (noon) US EST (GMT-5). Bidding will end on Sunday March 13, 2011 at 1am US EST (GMT-5).

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Custom Woven Scarf (or other rectangle)

Once more, this time without the borked HTML...

User name: ctorres
Email: caitrin at ctorres dot org
Examples of my work: On Flickr. (I will try to add more photos there over the next few days, but this is midterms week for me.)

What I'm offering: A handwoven scarf, made to your specifications. Thick and heavy? Skinny and lightweight? Striped? Solid? Maybe you want a scarf in your house colors that isn't quite so obviously a Harry Potter scarf? Or maybe you'd prefer something like a few dishcloths or placemats? Let me know what you want, and I'll do my best.

You can see a few photos of things I've made in the past on my Flickr account. There currently aren't any heavier scarves in the photos, but I have made them before and they turned out really well.

If you have something very specific in mind, please PM me before bidding to make sure I'll be able to make what you're hoping for.

If I already have suitable yarn for your scarf or if I can find it locally, I will have it finished and mailed within 6 weeks of your donation being made. If I need to order yarn first, I will aim for 8 weeks or less, but I'll be able to be more specific once I know what you've requested.

Starting bid: $25

Re: Custom Woven Scarf (or other rectangle)

30 USD.

You've won this auction. Please make your donation and forward your receipt to the offeror, unless you're giving a v-gift. Cheers. (NB: Your donation will be in NZD unless you buy a V-gift. You may want to convert your bid from USD to NZD using this.

Re: Custom Woven Scarf (or other rectangle)

Please let me know (by replying to this comment) when you receive proof of donation and to which charity the money went? Thanks. :D

Re: Custom Woven Scarf (or other rectangle)

$40 NZD was donated to the New Zealand Red Cross.

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