2005 October

I’m Now an eBay Power Seller!

I just want to share the good news (even though you may not have an ounce of care)! Yesterday, I just got invited to become an eBay powerseller. Now you have to understand what that means. I had to work hard for this privilage. Eligibility requires a minimum of $1000 per month in sales, Feedback of 100 with 98% positive, Good financial standing, good eBay “citizenship,” etc. Some benefits include: exclusive access to powerseller forums, welcome kit, special offers from wholesalers, exclusive access to the bulk reseller marketplace, exclusive invitations to eBay events, eBay advertising discounts, and more. They even help me with Health Insurance solutions if I am self-employed or hire a bunch of employees. The benefit I like the most is the Powerseller icon. I get to park it next to my username. To me, that is like a badge of honor. It shows and experienced and honest seller. It makes me think of having an M.D., Ph.D, Pharm. D., or some other D right next to my name. Read the eBay Powerseller information page for more details.

October 19th, 2005 | 4 Comments | Rants and Raves

A Beginner’s Guide on How to Sell on eBay and How I Became a Powerseller

A couple of days ago, a friend of mine emailed me a couple of questions about selling on eBay. He wanted to be a successful seller.

“I was checking out your blog, and saw what you posted about selling on e-Bay. This is something I’d like to do more, and was wondering if you could give me a couple tips. Here’s what I was wondering:

1) Where did you learn how to sell good on e-Bay? On your own through trial and error, from books or websites, or did you take a class?

2) How/where do you get the merchandise that you sell at a low enough cost that you can make a decent profit?”

I’m glad he asked me these questions because I’ve been meaning to write an article about this.
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October 19th, 2005 | 1 Comment | Buying and Selling

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