Most members and friends of CFFCM are familiar with the many silent and live auctions held at events, as well as the numerous items sold in the Museum Gift Shop.
These opportunities offer individuals a chance to purchase both new and used equipment, tackle, books, art and other items at good prices, while supporting CFFCM. Much of the material sold has been donated by members to help support the center. These generous gifts are always appreciated, as the staff tries its best to acknowledge them, both individually and in this newsletter.
CFFCM will begin to auction off many of these same items on eBay on a regular basis. Actually the center has already sold articles on eBay over the years, but now will
expand and coordinate the offerings. This is the first step to an online store, which will come down the road.
CFFCM will sell as a non-profit organization to avoid the 10% seller fee usually charged by eBay. That will allow the center to recoup 100% of the value of donated articles. Items will be listed either as auctions with a starting bid price (with an option to “buy it now” at a higher price) or with a fixed price. After the listing ends and payment is received via PayPal, the article will be promptly shipped. Tracking info will be updated to the site, so buyers can follow the delivery and ensure they receive the item.
The CFFCM store link can be found at: