It's Here! WINTER AUCTION WEEK 2017

Twice a year, we host an "Auction Week" in which members can SELL!  This week is IT!  Go sell your used curriculum, and help homeschool families in need at the same time!



Winter Auction Week is the week of Monday, January 9th through Sunday, January 15th.


Please consider donating a portion of your profits.  You don't have to, but if you choose to do so, your donations will help us to provide free or "free for shipping" curriculum to homeschool families in need!


We can still truthfully say that 100% of donations is used to benefit the homeschool families we serve. All persons involved in the running of this organization are still completely volunteering their time and talents, and do not receive payment for their work here. And, we are families just like you - we don't have much money either, so we need your help!

So many families contact our organization every day for assistance. We really want to help them ALL!

If everyone in the group (over 11,000 of us!) sold just one book during Auction Week and gave $2 - that would be a complete miracle, and we'd have an amazingly HUGE budget to use for sending out curriculum to needy families. But, not everyone will see this. So we hope that at least some of you will see it, participate in auction week, and give.

If you don't want to donate any of your profits, that's ok too!  We hope most of all that everyone who participates will JUST HAVE FUN with it!


Thanks for helping us to help others! Thanks for your donations of curriculum every day within our Facebook group! We are so blessed to witness your kindness!

To donate, click the "Donate" tab at the top of this page, or any of the links within this post.

AUCTION WEEK WILL BE HELD JANUARY 9-15th, 2017.  Auctions must be completely closed on or before 11:59 pm YOUR TIME January 15th, 2017.  After midnight on January 15th, no more bids may be placed, and no more selling will be allowed within the group (however, you may keep your posts up as long as needed to close out your sales).


We will have pre-approved business vendors participating!  Go check them out here.



We accept donations of any size after your auction is complete.  Suggested donation is $2 per person.  You are NOT REQUIRED to donate, but if you do, you will be helping us to provide used or new, free or "free for shipping" curriculum to homeschool families in need.  Cash donations are EXTREMELY rare, and are very much appreciated.  Please help us with whatever amount you feel led to give!  Donations can be made here.



Tips for a successful auction:

  1. Use a descriptive title for your listing.  That way, if someone is searching for "A Beka," for instance, they can type "A Beka" into the search bar at the top of the group and easily find your item.
  2. Include a picture of your item.  Clearly disclose any writing, stains, or wear and tear.
  3. You may "bump" your photo as often as you like (adding a comment to the thread will bump your thread to the top of the group and your item will receive more visibility).
  4. YOU (the donor/seller) are in complete control over when/how/why your auction is closed.  Bidders should not complain about your choices in who receives your item if your terms have been clearly stated.
  5. You can decide if a portion of the proceeds of your sale will be donated to HSCFFS.  Be sure to disclose that within your post, as those items typically receive higher bids.
  6. Rudeness, irritability, sensitivity, or any person's attitudes that make the auction less fun for anyone will not be tolerated.  We remove and ban rude people without warning.  None of the moderators is paid, and we just "ain't got time" for that kind of "stuff."  These weeks are ALOT of work on us, and we will boot ya in a heartbeat.  Just sayin.
  7. Be clear in how soon your buyer must pay.
  8. Be sure to disclose to your buyer the tracking code from your shipment.
  9. The use of Paypal is NOT a requirement, but it is most likely the safest form of payment for your buyers.  We highly recommend and encourage buyers NOT to buy from anyone who tries to skirt Paypal's rules to use the "goods and services" payment option.  In other words, as a seller, don't ask your buyers to use the "friends and family" option - it's just not honest or respectful of Paypal's policies.  And in this group, we like rule-followers and genuinely kind, respectful people.
  10. Absolutely NO SELLING OF PDF FILES, unless YOU are the original creator of the file and own the copyrights to it.

Happy selling and bidding!!!

Deana and the Leadership Team




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