Saturday, December 27, 2008

Special Thanks to 2 eBay Friends

I run a radio show every Friday night, 8:00 PM est.
Last night I had a show booked even though it was the day after Christmas I felt to carry on and have my show. The last few months I've been having only myself on the last Friday of the month and using it as a way to talk all about a subject or a few. Great time for me to promote whats going on in my eBay life and with my eBay store.

Anyhow, last night my daughters were flying home from Denver where they spent Christmas with their dad and brother and they happen to be coming to my house during the radio show.

I hated to cancel it, so I called my special friend that drove my husband and myself from Kansas to Denver last October to see if she could lend me a hand and she was gracious enough to help me out along with her friend, now my new friend as well.
These two gals did a fantastic job and I can't thank them enough.

Tune in and listen!
Learn about Carnival Glass and more!

Check out their eBay stores!
Herbs*Crafts*Gifts she has some beautiful silk scarfs as well as spices and goodies.

The other gal's eBay store: Depression Glass Warehouse is loaded with rare and hard to find items!

Click to view the 2009 Calender as talked about in the radio show.

Everyone check out the two eBay stores and tell them Danna Sent you! :-)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Best of 2008 eCookbook

The eBay Community Cookbook group has just released the final eCookbook of the year:

DOWNLOAD your FREE copy today:
PDF EBook:


The eBay Community Cookbook group is open to the public.
All eBay members are invited to stop by and share a recipe or two.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

AuctionWonderland Rocks my eBay World

I've known this couple for a few years now and they are the sweetest of the sweetest can be! ESPECIALLY since they sent me a mouth watering box of chocolates for Christmas!

Well, they were for my husband too! I did share even though I tried to convince him that he would not like them and that they were terrible ((winks)) !

BUT, this didn't work. He knows me well. It only made him want them MORE! lol

Anyhow, check out these beautiful boxes:

I tried VERY HARD to save them till Christmas,


I had to open them up:

2 Days they were gone!
And OMG to die for!

Thanks soooooooooooo much my special eBay friends!

Check out their eBay store and tell them DANNA SENT YOU :-)

I also had "The man behind the Wonderland" on my radio show.
Tune in and learn about worldwide shipping:

PowerSellingMom's Radio Show



Wednesday, December 17, 2008

2008 My Awesome eBay GIVING Works Year

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Hugzzz to Roman, Kristin and Jennifer for doing such a fantastic job!

You may of heard me say many times "eBay Giving Works is where my heart is" and I truly mean it. I feel this amazing program is overlooked in the eBay community.

I feel this division of eBay should be more in the spotlight.

I feel more people need to know and understand how this program works.

I do my best to educate the public and to help nonprofits get registered.

2008 eBay Giving Works presented me with this award:

I have BIG PLANS for 2009!
I plan to increase my donations by selling more items for charity.
Waiting for John Travolta to call me about this issue!!!!

eBay Giving Works ROCKED my World in 2008 and we will ALL SHINE in 2009!

Monday, December 15, 2008

2008 My Awesome eBay Year, Part 1

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2008 was my ultimate eBay year!
I had the honor to meet Lorrie Norrington and John Donahoe when they presented me with one of the Hall of Fame awards!

2008 I was able to spend quality time with Griff from eBay and Jason Miner from PayPal radio twice during the year in 2008!

This is my tribute to each of them for being a part of my best eBay year!

Can't imagine what 2009 has in store!!!

eBay ROCKS my World!!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

I have eBay Handmade Ornaments

I had to show off my ornaments created by a great guy I've gotten to know on eBay!

eBay Id: Snakmann

He created these ornaments himself and was kind enough to sell them for Charity!
It was part of the "Ornaments for Charity" campaign sponsored by the "eBay Selling Tips Group" where Snakmann is an active member!

He was a guest on my radio show "Let's Talk eBay" , January 26, 2008.
Feel free to listen in and learn more about this awesome eBay seller and how he came up with his name: Snakmann!

PowerSellingMom's Radio Show

We also talk a bit about the book:
The Perfect Store by Adam Cohen and the book: Letters to eBay by Art Farkas.

Snakmann has come a long way this year with his eBay career by becoming an Education Specialist trained by eBay! He is available to teach classes and you can contact him at: PowerU

Wishing Snakmann a Very Merry Christmas!!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Selling & Shipping .. OH MY

I don't have much time to blog because I can hardly keep up today with Nintendo games flying off my eBay office shelf's!

If you are looking for:
Cooking Mama, Soul Bubbles or Volcano Island,
Check my eBay store: GAMES listed

FREE SHIPPING is definitely helping my sales this Holiday season!
I highly recommend all eBay sellers to offer it to MOVE items faster.

Have fun and HAPPY SELLING!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Organized Road To PowerSelling

This is the OFFICIAL

PowerSellingMom 2009 Calendar called:

"Organized PowerSelling"


Improve Yourself as an eBay Seller!


INCLUDING a Computer DVD Playable on

Windows Media Player or Real Player.



by: Danna Crawford

I've been Powerselling my way through eBay since 1997. I have my own system of setting goals with realistic expectations.

My system will help you:


I'm sharing with you my Calendar style that I've been using for years. It has helped me to

  • THINK BIG and





You will get:

  • (spiral bound hanging/wall calender 17" long by 11" wide with detailed pages, different for each month,
  • designed by Danna Crawford)

  • Newsletter Subscription Support!

  • 1 YEAR Text Link of Advertising at
  • ON The FREEBIES Page!


Thanks for Stopping By!

Will be watching for YOU TO SHINE in 2009!

  • Blessings, Danna Crawford,
  • CEO/Founder of PowerSellingMom, Inc.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

eBay Listing Special

1 day only! Dec 10
Good for 1, 3, and 5 day Auction-style listings

Attract more buyers in time for the holidays
Includes Motors Parts & Accessories

Seller special: Holiday half off sale
50% off Auction-style Listing Fees
1 day only! Dec 10
Good for 1, 3, and 5 day Auction-style listings
Attract more buyers in time for the holidays
Includes Motors Parts & Accessories
* DSR requirements apply. See the promotion page for full details.
Boost Sales

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Selling Used Blue Jeans on eBay

Last night I had a very cool guest on my radio show "Lets Talk eBay." His name is Marc Simon and he sells Used Blue Jeans.

Check out his eBay store:

"Preserving the earth one LEG at a Time"
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Is that a great motto or what?
Click the banner below and you can hear the show through your computer speakers.

PowerSellingMom's Radio Show

My radio show runs every Friday Night, 8:00 PM EST.

All past shows can be found in the archives at my website:

I really enjoy being a radio show host and meeting new people.

I find it very interesting to hear how other eBay sellers are being successful on eBay!

We can all learn from each other and grow our eBay businesses together.
I get new ideas everyday and I stand behind my motto:
"There is plenty of eBay for us all to be blessed and prosper"


Friday, December 5, 2008

Practical eCommerce Blog Posted

Finished a blog post for one of the sites I blog for:
Practical commerce.
I am the "official eBay Guru" for the site!
Tough name to live up to for sure:-)

Blog title:

eBay Holiday Campaign includes:


Please stop by and leave a comment!
Add your website link and/or eBay store link.
May as well pick up a bit of traffic from it!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

They all fit in the Mailbox for once!

Ha, first time in a long time all the items I had to ship actually fit inside the mailbox AND I was able to put the flag up!

One package was going to Japan!

Silly things like this make my day :-)

If you want some eBay Priority Mail boxes,
Read my blog at ----> Practical eCommerce


Sunday, November 30, 2008

I am loving these eBay Fees!

I just listed a DVD in two categories,
check out this listing fee breakdown:

  • You saved $3.20! Offer details
  • The fee for Insertion Fee has decreased from US $0.15 to $0.05.
  • The fee for Insertion Fee (2nd category) has decreased from US $0.15 to $0.05.
Insertion Fee (Promotional rate) : $0.05
Insertion Fee for 2nd Category (Promotional rate) : $0.05
Gallery fee: Free
Gallery fee (2nd Category) (Fee doubled because of listing in 2 categories): Free
Subtitle (Promotional rate) : Free
Subtitle for 2nd Category (Promotional rate) : Free
Total: $0.10

Listing deals enhance the eBay experience for sure!!!!
wooohooo :-)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

An eBay Seller Provided a Loving Personal Touch to my item

I just had to blog about this and share this story!

I bought a Christmas Ornament from the Charity event hosted by the eBay Selling Tips group "Ornaments for Charity Campaign" AND, this amazing eBay seller went above and beyond by providing a few little EXTRA sweet gestures.

The first brilliant little thing she did was:
She simply printed out the packaging slip through PayPal on colored paper.
Folded it very nice to make it look professional. Then she put a pretty ribbon around it and taped it in place to also include a decorative sticker.

She wrote a THANK YOU by hand on the front.

Next she printed out a lovely poem on a heavier stock of paper. To enhance the poem she included a PIN with a rose on it.
The Card read:

The Story of The Rose

God created the rose for women.
It represents beauty.
Its petals represent soft skin.
Its leaves represent out stretched arms.
Always loving and giving.
Its stem represents strength.
So, I give this rose to you.
For you are special to me.
Every time yo look at the rose,
Remember that you are SOMEBODY!
God did not take the time to make a

See Below:

There is MORE!

Last but not least ........
She included a Baggie!
Inside this baggie is a bunch of Mini Marshmallows,
a Mini Candy Cane and a package of Hot chocolate mix.
She included a card on top , also printed out on a heavier stock of paper.
It reads:

Merry Christmas

This is a great example of how powerful a few simple little things we can do that are very inexpensive and yet will have a lasting impact on our customers.
Can't hurt the DSR's either! ((smiles))

Please visit this AMAZING eBay seller's eBay store and Give her a SHOUT OUT and let her know how special she sure is!

eBay seller: ShiRanch owner of the eBay store:

It all began with a Bag of Beans

I had a flashback a bit ago as I stumbled into the Chat area of eBay and noticed the Beanie Babie Chat area!
I remember rushing to that board to learn the scoop of the hot and not so hot beanie babies on the market!
I honestly can't believe it is still there!

Thinking back a few times when we would be in deep conversation about beanies and a so called "Newbie" would enter by mistake. Meaning they would want to chat about something else OTHER than beanie babies, we we ask them to play a game and the trick was to use your keyboard (DON'T DO THIS MY FRIENDS) We would tell them to hit the keys: ALT/Control and Delete all at once and they would be able to view something!
THEN we would watch the membership go down as those people were booted out of the board. Plus their computer would re-boot!
But, it would only make them come back madder than mad!
GOOFY to think about it now! lol
Such child's play and nonsense!

Beanie babies were sure a great money maker back then.
Those bag of beans helped buy my home here in Florida!

I'll be celebrating my 11 year anniversary next month!
Wonder how I should celebrate?

I could list all those beanie babies I invested in that are worth nothing now,, lol

It is luck of the draw. There was nothing wrong with the economy, just the TY company kept making the bags of beans so the market dropped.

We all just looked for PLAN B and moved on to be successful never to give up!

Same still goes with selling on eBay now.

Forget the rumors and the negative writers. Walk away from the gossip because Drama will NOT pay your bills.

A Negative mind can not produce a positive life.
A positive mind will have positive effects!

Stay clear of negativity and negative people.
Negativity is like a disease, it will spread to YOU if you hang out with people that are infested.

Hang tight to those friends that THINK BIG and are on the road to adventure, learning, setting goals and following dreams!

**cheers** To eBay Success!

Top eBay Stores In The Spotlight

Special thanks to the follow eBay stores for being on my
TOP 10 page at PowerSellingMom!

Vintage Avon, Collectibles, Toys, etc. Come on in and take a peek! You never know what you'll find here, so please keep checking back! We will combine shipping on multiple purchases. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail us and we will gladly answer you within 24-48 hours.

Welcome to My eBay store. I sell Vintage Barbie clothing, Midge & Same-Size Friends, You never know, what I might be adding to my store, Please add me to your list of favorite sellers and visit often.

* * MISSION STATEMENT ** ~~ We Communicate with you every step of the way. We will never leave you hanging, wondering what the status of your order is. Let us do the work for you. Let us make your shopping experience Easy and Worry free. ~~ !

Store includes: used books, non-fiction, fiction, computer games, PS, PS2, paintings, art, movies, clothes, toys, jewlery.!

We sell Collectibles,Entertainment Memorabilia, Vintage Antiques, Books, DVDs, Yankee Candles, Disney items, Athletic Apparel and Items of the Seacoast and New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont). We sell a variety of Life is Good merchandise made locally in Hudson, New Hampshire.

We Sell it all...Something for everyone...Gymboree and Other Quality Clothes For The Whole Family, Antiques,Toys, Household Items, Books, Tools, Steel,Holiday Items & More!

I sell Vintage Jewelry, Pottery, Glass, Vintage Books, Dolls, Christmas decoration, Vintage Clothing and Shoes. I have been collecting for over 30 years and have outgrown myself. I have sold out of antique malls and flea markets. I am an avid collector if its old or collectable I probably have it. .

I sell a little bit of everything. I have 55 years worth of Collectibles I have accumulated from attending Estate Sales Auctions and Garage Sales. Mostly Vintage Toys Pottery including the locals Hall China Homer Laughlin, Figurines including Lefton Napco Fenton Enesco Odd Collectible Pieces

Beautiful CHIC Stuff!
Including Coca-Cola items, hotwheels, collectibles and LOTS LOTS MORE!

Any eBay store owner interested to be placed on the TOP 10 Line-up, please contact me and let me know! PLENTY OF ROOM FOR ALL!!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

You can help with the California Fires through eBay

Sometimes I'm in the dark about the news around the world because I get so involved with my eBay/computer world. Then on days like this when I hear of a tragedy taking place, my heart breaks that I didn't know sooner.

Special thanks to Randy Smythe and eBay store owner of: SweetCherry Vintage Lingerie for being my friends on Twitter and to fill those of us in that didn't know.
Both of them are from the area of the fire. Praying they too stay safe.

But, even if I did know sooner what could I possibly do to help from my eBay/computer world here as I sit in Florida.
Sending out prayers is the first step to help.

The only other way I know of to help is to list an item on eBay with 100% of the proceeds to go towards a nonprofit listed with eBay Giving works from that area.
I've done this many times and it may seem like a small thing to do but at least it is something.

The eBay Giving Works platform allows us to help during times of trouble through a trusted system helping so many causes around the world.
(Not only in times of trouble, but 24/7 helping nonprofits)

eBay sellers can do your part by searching for a nonprofit in the Southern California area.
---> Search eBay Giving Works

Please contact me when you have an item listed and I will create a list for support for us all to network our listings.

You can also add nonprofit items for charity to my Charity auction bump page at

Checking local California news for updates:
LosAngeles News
Yahoo News

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Seasoned With Time

Leah runs the eBay store:

Seasoned With Time 140 by 40 banner

And she recently launched a new bump site with the help of her husband called:

Seasoned With Time 310 by 90 banner

Tune into my radio show as she was my guest on Friday night.
Easily tune in through the computer speakers.
She had some great ideas and suggestions:

PowerSellingMom's Radio Show

Thanks Leah for taking the time to spend an hour with me!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I was a guest today on eBay Radio

eBay Radio PowerSeller Show
with your host Jim Griffith

I love it when I get to do a spot on eBay Radio.

Griff and Me taken in Kansas, October 3, 2008!


Talked about the eBay Selling Tips group launching "Ornaments for Charity" November 1st 2008! Auctions will run for 30 days supporting: FAITH MISSION.
During the month of November you can search eBay: ESTCO and you will be able to view all of the current Ornaments for charity!