Amazon - RBL Poppy Appeal - Items from £2.99 (+£4.49 Non Prime)
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Amazon - RBL Poppy Appeal - Items from £2.99 (+£4.49 Non Prime)

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Expires on 29/11/2019Posted 29th Oct
Amazon now have RBL poppy appeal items. Including trolley coins, lapel pins, pins with football clubs. These items are hard to find on the high street so why not add on to your Amazon order and donate to this worthwhile charity and show your support. Thank you
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Let’s get this red hot people
Just be weary, Amazon also sell cheaper Chinese poppies, these should be swerved as they have nothing to do with the RBL.
Ordered a lovely brooch listed as being sold by the RBL
Although this is all good I much prefer to see the elderly men and women still around and proudly showing off their medals, just to thank them and chat to them and buy a poppy from them. Much better imo. Love to hear their stories and just appreciate them without them we wouldn't be here.
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Let’s get this red hot people
Great Post op! Heat added!
daz4029/10/2019 12:07

Let’s get this red hot people



Only if the typo is fixed first! ("Items form...")
Just be weary, Amazon also sell cheaper Chinese poppies, these should be swerved as they have nothing to do with the RBL.
Ordered a lovely brooch listed as being sold by the RBL
alex1629/10/2019 12:16

Only if the typo is fixed first! ("Items form...")


Cheers should be fixed when approved
I was thinking of getting one of these this morning. Came on here and saw this. Bought the rigid poppy badge. Heat added.
Edited by: "FMCHAOS" 29th Oct
They don't seem to have the four petal type
Not for me
Heat added, great post, thank you !
Great cause, shame don't have all the stock that's on the official RBL site. Heat anyway
I love collecting poppies this time of year as I can wear them all year round and still be relevant.
Cold as ice, if you want to donate to RBL, do so directly. Don't give Amazon of all companies a slice of your donation
dead4red6929/10/2019 17:53

Cold as ice, if you want to donate to RBL, do so directly. Don't give …Cold as ice, if you want to donate to RBL, do so directly. Don't give Amazon of all companies a slice of your donation



Out of interest, how much is Amazon taking? Serious question, I don't know.
alex1629/10/2019 12:16

Only if the typo is fixed first! ("Items form...")


Haha
tregs29/10/2019 17:55

Out of interest, how much is Amazon taking? Serious question, I don't know.

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Potentially Amazon give an additional donation but who knows
I went all out and got one of the nice ones this year, plus an outer one for my coat. Thanks!
thank u op. ordered
tregs29/10/2019 17:55

Out of interest, how much is Amazon taking? Serious question, I don't know.


Well, let's break it down.

£3 donation to RBL = £3 for RBL

Or

£3 for lapel pin

Minus £1 (approx) materials/manufacturing costs/transportation

Minus 60p VAT

Minus 30p (approx) amazon fee

Total donation to RBL = £1.10

So, £3 or £1.10 donation (with a virtue signalling pin badge). Which is the better deal?
Edited by: "dead4red69" 29th Oct
dead4red6929/10/2019 19:34

Well, let's break it down. £3 donation to RBL = £3 for RBLOr£3 for lapel pi …Well, let's break it down. £3 donation to RBL = £3 for RBLOr£3 for lapel pinMinus £1 (approx) materials/manufacturing costs/transportationMinus 60p VATMinus 10p (approx) amazon feeTotal donation to RBL = £1.10So, £3 or £1.10 donation (with a virtue signalling pin badge). Which is the better deal?



Are you guessing?
Although this is all good I much prefer to see the elderly men and women still around and proudly showing off their medals, just to thank them and chat to them and buy a poppy from them. Much better imo. Love to hear their stories and just appreciate them without them we wouldn't be here.
Ordered 🔥
dead4red6929/10/2019 17:53

Cold as ice, if you want to donate to RBL, do so directly. Don't give …Cold as ice, if you want to donate to RBL, do so directly. Don't give Amazon of all companies a slice of your donation


And I wonder how much HUKD will make as an affiliate for all these sales? I hope they give their 5% to charity.
Waste of money every year like Apple iPhone.
Respect, and I earlier purchased two pin badges and a poppy scarf for my step mother, whose previous husband had lost a leg in WW2. She loves the scarf.

On a different note, Brexit has now almost lasted as long as WW1....
Our brave heroes
daz4029/10/2019 12:07

Let’s get this red hot people



Why? how does that help them?
Do something useful.
Edited by: "Make.Amazon.Great.Again" 30th Oct
I was reading the Times article about RBLs reserve of £70M, so decided to have a look at the 2018 financial report and £70M is liquid assets ready to spend, but they actually have cash and investments of £223.9M. Make of that what you will. Also reading through the money raised for the Poppy appeal and various other things compared to certain costs incurred is quite upsetting reading. It would be great if in an ideal world charity's didn't have to spend millions on money raising, but that's too much to ask.
Make.Amazon.Great.Again30/10/2019 06:36

Why? how does that help them?Do something useful.


The hotter it gets the more people will see it = more money raised, not hard to work out
38846224-yxjKv.jpgWhat the hell?
No matter what product I pick.
dead4red6929/10/2019 19:34

Well, let's break it down. £3 donation to RBL = £3 for RBLOr£3 for lapel pi …Well, let's break it down. £3 donation to RBL = £3 for RBLOr£3 for lapel pinMinus £1 (approx) materials/manufacturing costs/transportationMinus 60p VATMinus 30p (approx) amazon feeTotal donation to RBL = £1.10So, £3 or £1.10 donation (with a virtue signalling pin badge). Which is the better deal?


Guesswork. Thrown out of court. Next!
White poppies also available from the Peace Pledge Union if you wish to honour all the victims of war regardless of nationality, including civilians. Info here: independent.co.uk/lif…tml
I'd be all for supporting the lives of anyone that had no choice than to go to war, such as when the Haig fund was set up.

Whilst I respect and appreciate the bravery of people in the forces, it is a choice like any other job. I know quite a few ex-service men who milk the 'I'm a war veteran' thing who never really saw any action - my concern is it's these freeloaders that often benefit from charity money and if you knew them and saw their lifestyles you would think twice about giving.

I'm not saying there aren't worthy cases, just don't assume that all, or even much of the money is used where you romantically believe.
Not seeing any white poppies there so it's a no from me.
It’s great that this post increases awareness & will raise money for RBL so it gets heat from me, however, my personal choice will be to buy direct from RBL.
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