Poppy items from The Royal British Legion via Amazon from £2.99
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Poppy items from The Royal British Legion via Amazon from £2.99

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Found 28th Oct
Pins, bags, lanyards and more. Some available with prime.

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This is a crazy deal. The point of a poppy isn't that it's to be a piece of jewelry, it's that it's a symbol of respect for those who've fought and sacrificed themselves so we don't have to. The point of paying money for that symbol is that the money's supposed to go to charities which support those people. It's why poppies are traditionally super-basic and inexpensive - so the maximum amount of money can go toward charitable causes.

With most of these items, the first £4 of your purchase goes simply on delivering the item to you. Why not put the same £4 toward a normal poppy, and contribute £4 more to the people this is actually for?

I'd rather buy from the pensioners selling them on the streets or at stalls in shops. I trust them. Amazon won't give the full amount to the charity.
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I'd rather buy from the pensioners selling them on the streets or at stalls in shops. I trust them. Amazon won't give the full amount to the charity.

This is a crazy deal. The point of a poppy isn't that it's to be a piece of jewelry, it's that it's a symbol of respect for those who've fought and sacrificed themselves so we don't have to. The point of paying money for that symbol is that the money's supposed to go to charities which support those people. It's why poppies are traditionally super-basic and inexpensive - so the maximum amount of money can go toward charitable causes.

With most of these items, the first £4 of your purchase goes simply on delivering the item to you. Why not put the same £4 toward a normal poppy, and contribute £4 more to the people this is actually for?

yespleasesir2 h, 0 m ago

I'd rather buy from the pensioners selling them on the streets or at …I'd rather buy from the pensioners selling them on the streets or at stalls in shops. I trust them. Amazon won't give the full amount to the charity.


Because of their tax dodging they can give more to charity

jamhops2 h, 42 m ago

Because of their tax dodging they can give more to charity


Thats true, but i bet they wont.

I understand what is being said about the £4 but I believe that is the cost RBL incurr and not an Amazon charge/slice of profit. Or at least I hope so. Amazon UK would deserve very bad press if they take anything from this sale. There are many charities but teh Poppy appeal is very special to our hearts and minds.

A great pity that Amazon don't make this an Add-On item for Prime customers and give RBL free P&P that way. I would happily buy that way but like others will support street sellers.

Let's try and help RBL get this nailed

Remember, everything you treasure is a gift.

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Everything is becoming online, you can also buy via the RBL online website. Again they charge £3.99 unless you are spending over £50. Amazon is just another platform for them to generate more sales same with ebay. I prefer the pin, I was always buying the paper one and losing it within a few hours, I would buy another and the same would happen so it put me off. This way I can buy 1 or several poppy pins and then just do a donation the years after.
I don't understand why Amazon don't just absorb the postage cost for all the RBL items, why include some on prime but not others.

How long until some dogooders shut this down in this mad country of PC?!

As long as the money is going to the charity, I think its great. A lot of people dont realise there are lots of products that can be bought from the RBL so it gets it out there for everyone to see.

anyone knows how much the director on this charity earns?

I like to know this before I donate, e.g red cross boss earns hundred of thousands of pounds

suarez7775 m ago

anyone knows how much the director on this charity earns?I like to know …anyone knows how much the director on this charity earns?I like to know this before I donate, e.g red cross boss earns hundred of thousands of pounds


Some of the Directors are on scandalous money like you say at some charities. Should be illegal

sparklehedgehog2 m ago

Some of the Directors are on scandalous money like you say at some …Some of the Directors are on scandalous money like you say at some charities. Should be illegal




exactly there are reports of like only 20p per £1 is donated to the actual cause sadly

dxx9 h, 56 m ago

This is a crazy deal. The point of a poppy isn't that it's to be a piece …This is a crazy deal. The point of a poppy isn't that it's to be a piece of jewelry, it's that it's a symbol of respect for those who've fought and sacrificed themselves so we don't have to. The point of paying money for that symbol is that the money's supposed to go to charities which support those people. It's why poppies are traditionally super-basic and inexpensive - so the maximum amount of money can go toward charitable causes.With most of these items, the first £4 of your purchase goes simply on delivering the item to you. Why not put the same £4 toward a normal poppy, and contribute £4 more to the people this is actually for?


Easy - do both.

More will go to the charity if you buy from a pemsioner in the street. And you don't really need the poppy do you? You know what you've done. Though maybe it'll make more people aware

No problem for me buying online and some nice different designs. What infuriates me is the idiots who have left 1 star reviews. "The pin broke, it was too small, I'm going to send it back" Quite rediculous !!!!!

gugby3 h, 27 m ago

No problem for me buying online and some nice different designs. What …No problem for me buying online and some nice different designs. What infuriates me is the idiots who have left 1 star reviews. "The pin broke, it was too small, I'm going to send it back" Quite rediculous !!!!!


You think it's acceptable to accept substandard quality just because it's for a charity? The manufacturers of these items aren't charities so I'd have thought it wholly appropriate to feedback on poor quality rather than ignore it.

As my ancestors fought for their country in both world wars amongst other conflicts, I am pleased to see many of you feel the same about buying from pensioners, several of whom will also have done their duty to their country. Through the passage of time, the 'several' will of course become less.

Imagine what situation our country would be in now, if our ancestors had not bothered to do their duty, and had instead sought refuge or asylum elsewhere in the world, particularly a place where they had no connection and perhaps a very different culture ?
Can't say much more or the pc tree huggers will take offence, bless 'em.

That's what I think about every year on the 11th hour of the 11th day etc....... what would those who done their duty make of the current situation ?

suarez77712 h, 20 m ago

anyone knows how much the director on this charity earns?I like to know …anyone knows how much the director on this charity earns?I like to know this before I donate, e.g red cross boss earns hundred of thousands of pounds


​The total expenditure for the year ended 30 September 2016 was £146 million, of this £41 million was spent on staff costs and £5 million spent on agency staff. This works out that 32p of every £1 donated is used to pay staff.





The highest paid member of staff earns between £140k and £150k.





The last accounts state that no trustee (Charity director) earned any remuneration from the Charity.
Edited by: "fossman" 29th Oct

dxx23 h, 32 m ago

This is a crazy deal. The point of a poppy isn't that it's to be a piece …This is a crazy deal. The point of a poppy isn't that it's to be a piece of jewelry, it's that it's a symbol of respect for those who've fought and sacrificed themselves so we don't have to. The point of paying money for that symbol is that the money's supposed to go to charities which support those people. It's why poppies are traditionally super-basic and inexpensive - so the maximum amount of money can go toward charitable causes.With most of these items, the first £4 of your purchase goes simply on delivering the item to you. Why not put the same £4 toward a normal poppy, and contribute £4 more to the people this is actually for?


It states sold by The British Legion and fulfilled by Amazon, so is obviously approved by The British Legion and that is good enough for me.

kamenitzabrit3 h, 46 m ago

As my ancestors fought for their country in both world wars amongst other …As my ancestors fought for their country in both world wars amongst other conflicts, I am pleased to see many of you feel the same about buying from pensioners, several of whom will also have done their duty to their country. Through the passage of time, the 'several' will of course become less.Imagine what situation our country would be in now, if our ancestors had not bothered to do their duty, and had instead sought refuge or asylum elsewhere in the world, particularly a place where they had no connection and perhaps a very different culture ?Can't say much more or the pc tree huggers will take offence, bless 'em.That's what I think about every year on the 11th hour of the 11th day etc....... what would those who done their duty make of the current situation ?


The several will be about 90 years old now, how many 90 year old pensioners do you see out selling poppies. Yes you see pensioners selling but also younger people, so please don't try to make us feel guilty, and as a ex member of HM Armed Forces I still buy my poppy even though I no longer live in the UK. The Legion is everywhere

If you find any old £1 coins the Royal British Legion will accept them as a donation. I believe this is until the week after Remembrance Sunday.

I can't understand what those stupid ones are with a poppy and football club badge attached to it.

I have a brooch from the RBL. The clip is very poor and have to use a safety pin as well. Have their earrings also and a crocheted poppy. I always donate to the traditional appeal for the paper poppies as this is important to me and the other items are just nice extras.

soldierboy0012 h, 12 m ago

It states sold by The British Legion and fulfilled by Amazon, so is …It states sold by The British Legion and fulfilled by Amazon, so is obviously approved by The British Legion and that is good enough for me.


Put a it of thought into it though, chap.

RBL will be selling through Amazon on the basis that it's a means to sell product, and even though they only get pennies to the pound from people's purchases, it's better to get relatively little than to get nothing.

If you spend £7 on a poppy in person, RBL gain £7, minus a few pennies for the poppy, and the associated overheads. If you spend the same £7 via Amazon, 60% of your donation goes to the courier, another 10% or so likely stays with Amazon (or, can you see any declaration to say that they aren't taking a profit from these sales?), and another 5% or so on the jewelry-poppy itself. Your £7 donation is worth maybe £1 or £2 to RBL. And maybe you'll leave it in a drawer so you can cheap out next year and reuse your expensive poppy, and save yourself a few quid.

Do you see how this Amazon is, at best, suboptimal?

SuffolkLad22210 h, 0 m ago

You think it's acceptable to accept substandard quality just because it's …You think it's acceptable to accept substandard quality just because it's for a charity? The manufacturers of these items aren't charities so I'd have thought it wholly appropriate to feedback on poor quality rather than ignore it.

The idea for me is this is a token purchase for an item likely to be used for a couple of weeks max. You make a donation (purchase) and so what if it falls to bits. The traditional paper poppy is hardly robust. At the end of the day you have done your bit. I just wish some people would think first before leaving 1 star arsey reviews and threatening to return their "donation" that would likely put the charity into a negative proffit margin.

kamenitzabrit12 h, 51 m ago

Imagine what situation our country would be in now, if our ancestors had …Imagine what situation our country would be in now, if our ancestors had not bothered to do their duty, and had instead sought refuge or asylum elsewhere in the world, particularly a place where they had no connection and perhaps a very different culture ?


All those cowardly Jews in WW2 eh, seeking refuge outside of Germany instead of fighting

dxx29th Oct

Put a it of thought into it though, chap. RBL will be selling through …Put a it of thought into it though, chap. RBL will be selling through Amazon on the basis that it's a means to sell product, and even though they only get pennies to the pound from people's purchases, it's better to get relatively little than to get nothing.If you spend £7 on a poppy in person, RBL gain £7, minus a few pennies for the poppy, and the associated overheads. If you spend the same £7 via Amazon, 60% of your donation goes to the courier, another 10% or so likely stays with Amazon (or, can you see any declaration to say that they aren't taking a profit from these sales?), and another 5% or so on the jewelry-poppy itself. Your £7 donation is worth maybe £1 or £2 to RBL. And maybe you'll leave it in a drawer so you can cheap out next year and reuse your expensive poppy, and save yourself a few quid. Do you see how this Amazon is, at best, suboptimal?


By selling these through Amazon, even if it is only £1 gained per sale, gives a chance for The RBL to increase it's income from donations, something it may find a lot more difficult trying to do it elsewhere. Amazon has a lot of users that can take up this opportunity, something that could not be achieved elsewhere, unless maybe the supermarkets could all get involved in.

soldierboy0017 h, 23 m ago

By selling these through Amazon, even if it is only £1 gained per sale, …By selling these through Amazon, even if it is only £1 gained per sale, gives a chance for The RBL to increase it's income from donations, something it may find a lot more difficult trying to do it elsewhere. Amazon has a lot of users that can take up this opportunity, something that could not be achieved elsewhere, unless maybe the supermarkets could all get involved in.


Do you realise that you paraphrased my post perfect, except you missed the point totally?

For no-one is it the case that donating via Amazon, where RBL gets pennies of the actual donation, the only option. Every city has shops or street sellers where you can buy them direct, or, failing that, you can buy or donate directly via RBL's website.

dxx21 h, 17 m ago

Do you realise that you paraphrased my post perfect, except you missed the …Do you realise that you paraphrased my post perfect, except you missed the point totally? For no-one is it the case that donating via Amazon, where RBL gets pennies of the actual donation, the only option. Every city has shops or street sellers where you can buy them direct, or, failing that, you can buy or donate directly via RBL's website.


I explained the benefits, all you did was moan about others taking a cut, you have no proof of the percentages so should not be quoting them and how do you know that no one is not giving special rates for this noble cause? you don't so stop being a miserable git.

soldierboy0012 h, 4 m ago

I explained the benefits, all you did was moan about others taking a cut, …I explained the benefits, all you did was moan about others taking a cut, you have no proof of the percentages so should not be quoting them and how do you know that no one is not giving special rates for this noble cause? you don't so stop being a miserable git.


Seriously, man. Switch your brain on. It's not 'moaning', it's called 'critical thinking', and it's something any half-way competent adult should be capable of.

Regarding the percentages, most of the proof's either in front of you, or easily found. You know 60% of the cost of our £7 item goes toward postage because it tells you that on the page. I mean, just click on this and look. Other figures were estimates, but they're easily findable - Amazon takes a cut of 15% of sale prices, see what comparable products sell for on Alibaba, etc. You're missing the point by quibbling over the percentages, though. It's obvious (or, it should be, anyway) that buying jewelry via Amazon is an extremely inefficient means to donate to the RBL. That's my point - donate as directly or via the traditional cost-efficient methods, and you'll actually help the charity, instead of just Bezos.

dxx15 h, 2 m ago

Seriously, man. Switch your brain on. It's not 'moaning', it's called …Seriously, man. Switch your brain on. It's not 'moaning', it's called 'critical thinking', and it's something any half-way competent adult should be capable of.Regarding the percentages, most of the proof's either in front of you, or easily found. You know 60% of the cost of our £7 item goes toward postage because it tells you that on the page. I mean, just click on this and look. Other figures were estimates, but they're easily findable - Amazon takes a cut of 15% of sale prices, see what comparable products sell for on Alibaba, etc. You're missing the point by quibbling over the percentages, though. It's obvious (or, it should be, anyway) that buying jewelry via Amazon is an extremely inefficient means to donate to the RBL. That's my point - donate as directly or via the traditional cost-efficient methods, and you'll actually help the charity, instead of just Bezos.


Yoy are obviously correct, why arn't you a politician you talk like one?

Just received one of these through the post from Amazon however I did not order one, anyone else had this?
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