Animal Charity Auctions & Sales
Many animal rescues and animal charities hold online fundraising events on Facebook. You can help animals at the same time as having fun through these events, or by finding items in the sales and auctions they hold. You can buy gifts for friends and family members birthdays and for Christmas, you can buy things for yourself. Some people buy things and re-donate them to the same or other animal rescue charities, in order to help raise more money to help animals.
In the Facebook group, ANIMAL RESCUE AUCTIONS And Other Events NOW ON!, many animal charities and rescues post their fundraising auctions, sales, and other events. In these auctions and sales, many charity gifts and cards can be found.
In the group Auctions & Sales ONLY To Help Animals, you will find just auctions and buy it now sales you can buy from and help animals at the same time.
Image: Animal Rescue Auctions group on Facebook
You need to have a Facebook account to take part in the events listed.
Also, in order to purchase items, you usually need to join the individual fundraising groups. If you cannot see how to join, comment on the post to ask.
What Are The Rules?
The auctions have different rules, so please read the rules for each auction,. These can usually be found in the “About” or “Files” section of the group, and at other times on the “Pinned Post” (the top post on the page). This may sound daunting, but if you are unsure or confused, you can simply comment to ask and someone will help you.
Some of the differences in rules are, for example, that some auction
pages have all items ending at the same time, others have individual
items on the same page ending a certain number of days after the first
bid on that item, and others allow the first acceptable bid to win.
Some like bids in auctions to be in increments of 50p, others have other rules.
How Are They Set Out?
Some auctions and sales may have links to clearly labelled ‘photo albums’ showing their items, This makes it easy and quick to look through the items. Others may just need you to scroll through the items on the main page of the group. It can be confusing at first, but stick with it, as it is worth it : )
There are also other fund raising events on some of these pages, such as raffles and scratch cards.
Are They New Or Used Items?
It varies between events. The majority of items are new or unused, but there are also lightly used items.
Do The Auctions / Sales Run All The Time?
The auctions where the items all start and end at the same time take a while to set up, and to sort out at the end. This means that sometimes you will find the auction pages are ‘between auctions’.
Some ‘Buy It Now’ sales also have set start and end times, but many are ongoing. Auctions where the individual items all start and end at different times can also be ongoing. These are often referred to as rolling auctions.
Additional Online Auctions/Sales In Aid of Animals:
There are also items auctioned in aid of animal charities and rescues on Ebay For Charity.
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