Here is something from the Faeit 212 inbox, and I am not going to go into much detail on it. Take a look below and you can decide for yourself whether or not go this route.




via the Faeit 212 inbox
Morning Natfka, sorry for trouble but I would like to ask for your support.
My name is Jarek, I am founder of miniwarbid.com. We are non profit organisation with charity mission, the portal is basically auction house focused on our hobby - wargaming.
All portal's profit is donated to registered charities or kids (associated with charities). More on miniwarbid.com.

It is win-win situation, in one hand we save money to wargamers as the charges on miniwarbid are very very low in compare to eBay , in other hand we help out others.

Thanks in advance.
Miniwarbid is non profit organisation. Our auction portal let you to Buy, Sell or issue Art Commissions in order to get the best Value for Money, but most importantly, all MWB profit is given away to help sick and disabled children whose family are not in a financial position to pay for their healthcare.
“Remember that, happiness is the only thing that multiplies when you share it”

35 Comments:

  1. cool idea!
    on the one hand, i'm always instantly suspicious of anyone talking about monies on the internets, but i like to believe that people still give a crap about others, as well.
    i hope this is legit, and if it is i wish them the best.

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  2. I suppose if it is a good thing, if it legit. It really is a good thing for this person to take the time to help people, but damn, take the time to proof read your commercial dude!

    America has wonderfull levels of healthcare, but if you need serious help from the healthcare system, it will more than likely ruin you finacially.

    So, goodluck helping those families!

    Bellumvinco

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    1. I suppose it is a good thing.

      Bellumvinco

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  3. Miniwargaming is supporting this too

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  4. I've seen more charity work in this hobby then anything else I've been apart of. Grats to all those involved.

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  5. Excellent idea, and sounds like a great way to get painters that want to paint in touch with people that want stuff painted.

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  6. hmm links seem to be broken on the site when looking at what is up for auction. I'm leery but if it is legit more power to them! We nerds are a rather charitable bunch as a rule :)

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  7. I don't believe it at all. I call B.S.

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    1. It has been supported by and mentioned quite frequently in Miniwargaming.com (a pretty reputable site) videos and emails, so I'd say it's probably legit.

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  8. The one thing Ebay has going for it (along with PayPal) is some protection for both buyers and sellers. Of course you're paying for it, but at least you have some recourse if you feel like you're getting ripped off. I'd be leery of any site where I couldn't get that same level of protection. I'm all in favor of charity work, but it needs to be legit and offer some way to contest things if they're running auctions.

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  9. I generally have a hard time believing in anyone claiming to be a no-profit, and having such poor grammar skills. It takes quite a bit of work to get non-profit status and if you can't communicate professionally I find it hard to believe you have done so.

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    1. In reference to the grammar, I know Jarek and English is not his first language :)

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    2. +1 on the grammar, but needs to be balanced by the language factor. Perhaps he can be pointed toward someone who'll correct his english for him prior to any promotional efforts

      (happy to do so BTW)

      Hownowbrowntau

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    3. "In reference to the grammar, I know Jarek and English is not his first language :)"

      Bull, seems to be quite fine here speaking in a typical english accent

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF8SBWOEFz8&feature=plcp

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    4. You do realise he's the chap on the right... with the Polish accent?

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  10. I can find nothing about this being a registered charity or charitable organisation. If this is a genuine site that is going to be donating to Registered Charities then it should have such. On its help page there is a rather odd comment:-

    § 2. MiniWarBid DOES NOT organize the delivery of any items, and we DO NOT handle the transfer of funds. If you receive an email claiming MiniWarBid is involved in your transaction we can confirm these emails are fraudulent and should be ignored no matter how genuine they may appear

    er...If my bank thinks a fradulent transaction of any sort is occuring they email and phone me.

    I will reserve final judgement but there are several things that seem to be missing for this to be considered genuine.

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  11. 2 things - 1. There is no such thing as "cheaper than ebay", models will always find a level price and looking at the prices on the miniwarbid website they seem the same if not more than ebay.
    2.I cant find anything with a registered charity number or anything similar. How do we know that the profits (or whatever they skim off the listing fee) actually goes to charity?

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    1. WHOIS search shows the website has a privacy thingy so you cant see who owns it but it uses a polish DNS? up to you guys but I will keep clear.

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    2. The cheaper than Ebay was a reference to the fees from the auctions. So you are saying that those listing fees that Ebay uses are the lowest they could possibly be for anyone?

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  13. Sorry to be the sceptic but I never trust anyone, which cannot string a proper sentence together. They are nearly always a scammer. Still to play devil's advocate I hope to be proved wrong in this case.

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    1. "I never trust anyone, which cannot string a proper sentence together"

      Hehehehehe...

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  14. Any organization claiming to be a charity is required by law to be registered as a charity with a registered number clearly advertised on the site, promotional emails letters etc, as much as I like this idea the fact that no discernable charity number is listed I cant help but call shenanigans on this...
    +1 for the idea
    -100 for lack of traceability in relation to confirmed charity status

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    1. Not to mention, a charitable organization has to meet specific requirements in terms of mission statement and activities, I don't think they could get by running an auction site as a charity, the code is pretty restrictive of direct competition from non-profits with for profits in terms of offering services.

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    2. Wow, thanks for all comments but why so much hate, non of you guy ever bother to contact me :)
      Just to clarify couple thinks:
      1. Please read the rules about Non profit organisations in UK, it must be running under LTD company basis, you may Google Prodos LTD leamington spa, as this company is assigned for MWB (alternatively you can check the paypal status for support@miniwarbid.com)
      2. Polish DNSv - server is located on home.pl, one of best secured server providers in Europe, check they certificates, it cost me approx £200/y, for the same "quality" I would have to pay £1000/y in UK, no brainer.
      3.In terms of Buyer - Seller protection - is there, always, it's not limited to eBay and is applicable to all web stores etcetera.
      4. Well good to know I need to work a bit harder on my grammar :) LOL
      Anyway, I am more than happy to discuss MWB with anyone so please instead making bad comments email me first at support@miniwarbid.com.
      Oh yes check also my Facebook page, there is letter form UNICEF, utimate goal for me is to support the to the level where I can use they logo ect.
      Well, good t know, that there is still believe in peoples out there. oh yes and also you can see my face there http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF8SBWOEFz8

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  15. Polish DNS? Not registered as a charity but claims to be operating as a business in the interest of charity?

    No contact info for the business and a poorly implemented, incomplete website with rough edges. Something a college student doing IT could do better, I have a distinct whiff of this being built with pretty shoddy website template software and altered with poor coding knowledge. I can find no mention of them on miniwargaming, which I'd be apprehensive about anyway. A canadian based store making a song and dance over a charity presumably in the UK as all prices seemed to be referred to in sterling? Without any mention from UK based organisations, despite having such a large wargaming community? No, sorry, doesn't add up.

    Sorry, I call BS.

    Come back with a legit letter from a major charity confirming your charity name and thanking you for a reasonable sum of money donated (at least a couple of thousand ££), on letter headed paper, none of this email lark and I might consider this to be true. Or publish a real base of operation, you must surely have a small office or something to handle an operation like this. So people can visit and make their own minds up.

    Shame on you, seriously.

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    1. thanks for feedback, see my comments below.

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  16. Besides the negativity, the information listed here would be a good way to know what changes to make to legitimize your charity.

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  18. Wow, thanks for all comments but why so much hate, non of you guy ever bother to contact me :)
    Just to clarify couple thinks:
    1. Please read the rules about Non profit organisations in UK, it must be running under LTD company basis, you may Google Prodos LTD leamington spa, as this company is assigned for MWB (alternatively you can check the paypal status for support@miniwarbid.com)
    2. Polish DNSv - server is located on home.pl, one of best secured server providers in Europe, check they certificates, it cost me approx £200/y, for the same "quality" I would have to pay £1000/y in UK, no brainer.
    3.In terms of Buyer - Seller protection - is there, always, it's not limited to eBay and is applicable to all web stores etcetera.
    4. Well good to know I need to work a bit harder on my grammar :) LOL
    Anyway, I am more than happy to discuss MWB with anyone so please instead making bad comments email me first at support@miniwarbid.com.
    Oh yes check also my Facebook page, there is letter form UNICEF, utimate goal for me is to support the to the level where I can use they logo ect.
    Well, good t know, that there is still believe in peoples out there. oh yes and also you can see my face there http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF8SBWOEFz8

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  19. also, what is funny, if I say to you
    "There is that new auction portal for wagaming, lower fees than ebay" in 90% answers I would get "superb idea" but if I say , "There is that new auction portal for wagaming, lower fees than ebay but all profit goes to charities" the answer will be "no, it must be BS, how come someone can give away the profit", guys the mwb is for you, to save you money on your sales, anyway thanks to all for support, feedbacks and some good words about MWB.

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