YDC has been doing tremendous work and we're proud to have them as a cornerstone of the eBid community. This 100th auction round is a great milestone and it typifies the sense of partnership that our members feel with eBid.
(PRWEB) August 31, 2012
Prominent online auction site eBid (http://www.ebid.net) has become known for its strong community of faithful sellers. It hosts over 6 million live auctions, yet the company has earned a reputation for its personal, "hometown" customer service efforts - where all questions are immediately answered by an actual human! Perhaps most reflective of the "eBid Village" is a particularly bright spot in the community: the YDC (Your Donation Counts) monthly charity auction in which philanthropic sellers donate goods with all proceeds going to a selected charitable cause. The YDC auction is currently celebrating its 100th round of listings (http://us.ebid.net/buy/charity-auctions/ydc-your-donation-counts).
Mark Wilkinson, co-founder of eBid said, "YDC has been doing tremendous work and we're proud to have them as a cornerstone of the eBid community. This 100th auction round is a great milestone and it typifies the sense of partnership that our members feel with eBid."
The YDC auctions run from the 24th to the 28th of each month. Charities are determined among the YDC members and have recently included ACS Community Lift (which helps families displaced by the recent Colorado wildfires) and the American Cancer Society.
Yvonne Reed (known as "Vonz" online) has overseen the auction for years. She comments, "Over the years, we have supported dozens of fantastic charities & good causes, raising thousands of pounds, dollars and euros along the way. There are some seriously fierce bidding wars though, YDC is not for the faint hearted - especially if chocolate is involved! It's great fun, and means that everyone can be a mini-philanthropist in their own way."
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About eBid.net (http://www.ebid.net)
Founded in the UK in 1999, eBid.net is now a global company with a presence in 23 territories across the UK, Europe, USA and Canada, Africa, Asia, Australasia and South America. With a commitment to person to person online auctions, eBid.net is recognized as the "best eBay alternative" by Webuser Magazine.