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!