I have sold stuff via Ebay for about 6 or 7 years now, off and on, mostly off, but lately very on. While surfing the Ebay Community Boards I found out about a totally free venue to sell stuff, you can also buy stuff from there which isn't free. Ecrater.com so far is Totally free to set up a store and start selling stuff. They don't charge a monthly fee to keep the store open, they don't charge final sale fees upon conclusion of the sale, they don't charge listing fees. The only fees they charge are premium fees for sellers who want to have their items featured at the very beginning of search pages. They have some sort of partnership with Google Check Out service which I need to check out the details about before doing it. Some in the Ebay forum have said that their sales are greater there than over at Ebay. Of course you have to promo the heck out of your store to generate traffic, many use their Ebay About Me page to do that (That seems to be one of the few places that Ebay allows outside links on).
So the next few days I will try to figure out how to work with that system, I've got a ton of collectible stuff that I want to unload, and the more I can get for it the better.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Monday, February 05, 2007
Ah The Stupid Bowl : For the last few years, if one of my favorite teams (Washington Redskins, Los Angeles ney St. Louis Rams, Carolina Panthers, Seatle Seahawks or maybe even the Baltimore Ravens) didn't make it to the Super Bowl, I would be dissappointed and concentrate on what the silly $2,000,000,000 (Two Billion Dollars) or whatever the price commercials were shown (I do that anyway). Usually it just boils down to the Budwieser Commercials with the Clydesdales, the FedEx commercials and the occasional Coke commercials with the polar bears or maybe a cool Pepsi ad. Oh the game? Well sometimes they are exciting, like last years Steelers and who did they play? Oh yeah it was the Seahawks, bummer. That is one of the problems I usually am so disinterested in the game that I just barely remember who the current Stupid Bowl Champs are and totally forget who they creamed. This year (#41) The Sneaky Leave Baltimore in the middle of the night Colts beat Da Bears! What was it 29 to 17? The first half was pretty exciting but the second half was kind of boring. That is the way many of the last 10 games have been, could it be because the AFC has won something like the last 8 or 9 of the last 10? Or just because the whole thing has become a media circus and the game of Football has taken a back seat?Did I mention I was sick of hearing about Dungy, Payton Manning and the Colts even before the Stupid Bowl?