...with hours and hours of reading through incomprehensible waffle on the Internet! Or, at least, that's what it seems like to me.
I wanted (still want) to find a way to list my knitted cakes - on an Internet site or on my blog - so that I could raise money for breast cancer research.
I had no idea it would be so complicated.
After hours of reading about PayPal's policy toward donating to charity and then eBay's, I decided to list a trial cake on eBay.
However, even after all that reading, I am still not sure how much of the £2.75 selling price will go to the charity. You see, eBay claims to 'refund' the fees if 100% of the proceeds is donated to charity, but I'm not sure if this includes the final fee (in this case 27p) if the item finally sells. Mission Fish (an eBay partner that administers the donations to charity) also takes a cut - of 3.75%, and it is impossible to work out how to add this to the item exactly - given that, as a percentage, it changes each time you add to the price!
So I reckoned that the only way to proceed was to run a trial. What I need now is some kind person (could this be YOU?) to actually BUY the cake, and then I will know what the final costs are.
Mission Fish collects the money from my PayPal account (which is a little scarey) and hands it over to Breast Cancer Care so, if it all goes well, this should be a neat way of doing it!