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This is something I’ve NEVER done before…. and unfortunately, time is NOT my friend. So I’m trying this. Please read. Thank You. More

Want a fun, evergreen niche for your online sales?

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As you know, I am a firm believer that “pieces make profits”. There is nothing more gratifying or more profitable than finding an item that you can buy cheaply and then turnaround and sell in a strong niche market for its PARTS. This is the BEST form of arbitrage there is! More

Selling REALLY Dead Tech

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There’s ‘Dead Tech’ and then there is ‘Really Dead Tech’. What’s the difference you may ask? Read on…. More

My First Real Foray Into Etsy

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I’ve been ‘singing the praises’ of Etsy for quite a long time now. In fact, my very first blog post mentioning Etsy was over three years ago! Not much has changed about how I view Etsy, the platform, the sellers and the buyers. I would have to say though that the site has become much more available to the casual seller who does NOT ‘create’ for a living. More

'Fixing' the ebay Auction Dilemma

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The days of guaranteed site generated traffic are OVER. I know, I know! I USED to say that if you had all the right keywords, listed in the right category/categories, wrote a decent description and had good clear pictures then you were in the top 95% of sellers on ebay. If there is a market for what you got, then what you got WILL sell and for AT LEAST market price (well, for 9 months out of the year anyway… all bets are off during the summer slump). Even on OTHER sites, the search algorithms don’t always display best match / most relevent the way an SEO expert or computer programmer would describe it. So what’s a small seller to do these days? More

Are You an 'Angry Seller'?

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With ebay’s latest announcements, policy updates & 2nd round of small seller purges to Etsy redefining the site’s idea of ‘handmade’ and finally, Amazon adding a few extra headaches for some sellers, I would dare say that the majority of people who make their living selling online are walking around a bit more (and quite possibly a LOT MORE) pissed off than usual. Let’s take those raw emotions and use them in a POSITIVE manner…. More

“Service Not As Described”

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Rarely do I get my hackles up when ebay decides to make one of their ‘brilliant’ across the board changes in the name of ‘Buyer Experience’. This latest update has convinced me that ebay has taken their business ethics text books and sent them through the shredder. I don’t know if it’s legal to take money for a service that you may or may not provide, but I DO know it sure as hell ain’t ETHICAL! That kind of business practice WILL get YOUR ass thrown off ebay in no time flat! But, apparently ebay feels they are somehow ‘above the law’ when it comes to how they treat THEIR customers (the sellers)…. More

Profitable eBay Items ~ Sea/Beach Glass

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Sea Glass is actually FOUND on the beach and people sell these bits for very surprising prices! Once these beautiful, colorful bits of glass are finally washed up along shorelines, all that’s left is for you to find, collect and SELL them! More

Profitable eBay Items ~ Books

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Here you are with a ton of amazing old books that you found, purchased or inherited … and guess what they’re worth??? Nada, zip, zero, a hill of beans — if sold as is for their actual content. Well goody for you (and me!), there are actually TONS of different avenues for us and our tired, unwanted books to go — All of which grant our ratty old books a fresh new life and the opportunity to provide pleasure & joy to its next owner. More

Profitable eBay Items ~ Alice in Wonderland

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There are very few works of literature that seem to transcend the chains of time AND the original genre in which it was written. Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland stories are one of those exceptions. The characters, images, quotes and nonsensical puzzles, poems and stories permeate our culture as deeply & richly today as when it was first published in the mid 1800′s. More