Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Your "About Me" Page is Going Away and YOU need to do this!

Announced last year, eBay profiles are the latest—and best—way to engage with other members, share your collections, and showcase your expertise and business.
Starting June 2, About Me pages will be no longer be available—and as of February 17, creation of new and editing of existing About Me pages will be ended—so if you have yet to complete your new eBay profile, now’s the time!
You can access your eBay profile either by going to ebay.com/usr/eBayUSERID, or by first clicking on your user name that appears in the top left-hand corner of your home page, then clicking on your user ID that appears in the first section of the drop down menu. Learn more about completing your profile, as well as everything the page has to offer.
We hope you update your eBay profile, and as always, thank you for being a part of eBay!
Sincerely,
The eBay Social Commerce Team -

You need to fix up your profile page to replace it...

Here's how you find it...

You can access your eBay profile either by going to ebay.com/usr/eBayUSERID, or by first clicking on your user name that appears in the top left-hand corner of your home page, then clicking on your user ID that appears in the first section of the drop down menu. Learn more about completing your profile, as well as everything the page has to offer.





So the next big question is: WHAT do I put here??

Well a Profile Image - and a Cover Image (ala Facebook)

Your profile image dimensions should be 150 pixels wide x 150 pixels tall and your cover image should be 1200 pixels wide x 270 pixels tall. Each picture file can be as large as 5MB. Note that you can upload an image with larger dimensions and it will be cropped automatically. You can move the image within the space provided to your liking.

From the ebay announcement details, here are some suggestions to make your profile more entertaining and appealing:
  1. Social sharing widgets. These enable you—and other users—to share your profile on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest with just a click. Learn more about sharing via social media.
  2. Cover Image. Upload a custom cover image that reflects you, your brand, your inventory, or special offers. If you choose not to upload your own image, a default background will be displayed.
  3. Key information. Showcases the profile image you upload, a description of you or your business, and your feedback and detailed seller ratings (DSRs). It also allows visitors to follow you, quickly contact you, and get one-click access to your eBay Store.
  4. Items for sale. 'Items for sale' displays items for sale, based on how recently they were listed. For sellers who subscribe to an eBay Store, a link to your eBay Store also appears prominently in your new profile.
  5. Collections. Showcases the collections you've created and made public.
  6. Following. Displays the collections, members, and interests/searches you are following.
  7. Followers. Shows users who are following your profile.
  8. Reviews. Highlights your expertise by showcasing your three most recent reviews.
  9. Guides. Complete with a ratings section, this area shares with visitors the buying guides you've created.
To build a compelling, engaging, and informative eBay profile, follow these top tips:
  • Upload compelling, high-quality profile and cover images
  • Give members more reasons to follow you: write an informative blurb that highlights your expertise and your business. Be sure to use spell check!
  • Publish reviews and guides that illustrate your expertise
  • Create great collections, as they will be showcased on your profile
  • Follow other eBay members, collections, and interests so users can see what interests you have in common
Check back with us later and see if any of us did this...

Upcoming changes to About Me pages—personalize your eBay profile today

Announced last year, eBay profiles are the latest—and best—way to engage with other members, share your collections, and showcase your expertise and business.
Starting June 2, About Me pages will be no longer be available—and as of February 17, creation of new and editing of existing About Me pages will be ended—so if you have yet to complete your new eBay profile, now’s the time!
You can access your eBay profile either by going to ebay.com/usr/eBayUSERID, or by first clicking on your user name that appears in the top left-hand corner of your home page, then clicking on your user ID that appears in the first section of the drop down menu. Learn more about completing your profile, as well as everything the page has to offer.
We hope you update your eBay profile, and as always, thank you for being a part of eBay!
Sincerely,
The eBay Social Commerce Team
- See more at: http://announcements.ebay.com/2014/01/upcoming-changes-to-about-me-pages-personalize-your-ebay-profile-today/#sthash.UPf8GWGP.dpuf

Upcoming changes to About Me pages—personalize your eBay profile today

Announced last year, eBay profiles are the latest—and best—way to engage with other members, share your collections, and showcase your expertise and business.
Starting June 2, About Me pages will be no longer be available—and as of February 17, creation of new and editing of existing About Me pages will be ended—so if you have yet to complete your new eBay profile, now’s the time!
You can access your eBay profile either by going to ebay.com/usr/eBayUSERID, or by first clicking on your user name that appears in the top left-hand corner of your home page, then clicking on your user ID that appears in the first section of the drop down menu. Learn more about completing your profile, as well as everything the page has to offer.
We hope you update your eBay profile, and as always, thank you for being a part of eBay!
Sincerely,
The eBay Social Commerce Team
- See more at: http://announcements.ebay.com/2014/01/upcoming-changes-to-about-me-pages-personalize-your-ebay-profile-today/#sthash.UPf8GWGP.dpuf

Saturday, January 25, 2014

More Fun - Bigger Profits - starts in May 2014 in Las Vegas!!

My friend Danni Ackerman has planned a STUPENDOUS Learning event for May in Las Vegas.. And YOU are invited!


Registration is live now and I forgot to tell you all (DUH)  Here is your link to sign up  For  the  More Fun, Bigger Profits TrainingConference!(get the code below to save $50 on the registration price!!
 
HERE is what Danni told me:

“I think this event will be amazing! I'm focusing on individuals who have an eBay business, getting them through the rough times and obstacles that pop up out of nowhere as our business grows and changing some mindsets that stand in the way of success. Success shouldn't be that hard to attain, and I think this event can make a real difference.
 
For the past 2 years I have been mentoring and coaching others how to build their dream business, reach their success and be a thriving eBay seller!  This year I am on track to have a six figure sales year while running the Danni App as well.  I want to help others do the same, “

Now I've known Danni for about 10 years.  She's been in Yahoo groups with me and I, once a long while back,  kicked her out of my Yahoo Group  for being so negative and downhearted.  But I let her back and she's upped her game immensely. And now she has THE DANNI APP group on Facebook and her APPSTERS group where she offers training but really THIS is for everyone even if you're not in her appster group.   And I'm learning stuff from her every day.  

So here’s the link to sign up  for The More Fun Bigger Profits Conference - what are you waiting for?? Come on!  http://morefunbiggerprofits.com/      and here’s the Facebook group to read more about what it is https://www.facebook.com/MoreFunBiggerProfits


So if you sign up using that code right there > BC50MFBP YOU get $50 off the price and I get a referral fee – so please use MY code to sign up… it is
My unique coupon code BC50MFBP, and you get a $50 discount off the ticket price
Hotels and airfare etc are Not included…

Now if enough of you sign up and I make enough in referral fees even I will be showing up!! Please come, I think you'll learn a lot!

Beth
http://www.depressionglasswarehouse.com

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Love a Sale? Check out our eBay Store Sales

If you are like I am you love the word sale and my some of my friends are running an eBay sale this week. Did you get Christmas money you want to spend on yourself? Well today is good day to check out our sales to save you money on items you really want.

We sell a large variety of items in our stores from vintage collectibles to new items so take a look. We also offer free shipping on some of our items to save you even more money and a nice sale discount.

Here are a few of us that are running sales today.

Book Corner Cafe  is filled with all kinds of vintage collectibles and racing items.

Very Desperate Housewife is filled with beautiful clothes and many other unique items.

Birdhouse Books is filled with wonderful vintage books, cards and paper items.

Finally if you are in need of any packing materials of any type at great prices check out www.bubblefast.com and use discount code YearEnd to receive a 10% discount until 12/31/13.

Stop by today for great items, great sales and great customer service.


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Printer In Your Life and How It Drains the Bank Account..

I'm not going to recommend any printer (I have a love/hate relationship with them) but my current one is about 10 years old and it's an HP.  It's ok...(although it's crunching a fair amount of innocent paper lately so it might be having cardiac arrest soon.. )

The thing is, the darn thing sucks up ink like a lush on a bender.  Cartridges, at K-Mart/Walmart etc are $15. ON ebay  I can sometimes grab them for $10 .  at one a week?? not doing either of those.  So???


So
I buy the black ink in a kit and refill those myself. Have the printer set to only print black and in FAST DRAFT Mode.

Why FAST DRAFT?? cause it makes my ink last 2x as long. So here's how you get there. Go to the control panel on your PC (Mac folks?? I have no CLUE but it can be done by you too cause my kid did it)>>>

Anyway Go to the Control Panel, open Devices and Printers, Find your printer, open Settings or Adjust Setting  and find Print Mode or style and select FAST DRAFT

It's way way way way way more economical. An 8 oz bottle of ink cost me $16 plus shipping and will last me a year almost. Instead of 52 or more cartridges. I do buy 5-6 cartridges a year because sometimes they just can't be reused any more but that's minimal compared to buying new ones...

Share the post, we all need to know these "tips". someone told me, pass it along! 

(and please feel free to share your money saving tips... either ask to be an author, or put your tips in the comments section)

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Have you heard? or Why I Can No Longer Sell in Certain Categories..

About the recent "purges" and vendettas against certain sellers in Lala Land?  Well you can google it I'm sure but meanwhile, it's put the fear of God in many sellers.

You see, we get rated by you.  Oh you didn't know those "stars" you didn't give  or that you only gave 1 or 2 on meant anything?? Well Buttercup they do.  They mean I can't sell the rest of the comics I have because last month, people who agreed to mulitple purchases and the associated costs "dinged my stars". (that's what we sellers call it when you only give us a 1 or a 2 --- or even a 3 or a 4.

You see, Lalaland evaluates us based on those.  So rightly or wrongly, you hand out the pink slips to sellers every day when you scatter those ones and twos like fairy dust.

Oh wait, YOU knew that. And you did it on purpose? Why?

1. you paid shipping and you wanted FREE SHIPPING.  Ok, send that item back to me. Take it to the PO and tell them you want to ship it and not pay anything and see how that works for you.  Get back to me on that ok?

2. You bought 2 and thought I should combine shipping. Well I did.  Do you realize the USPS, like every other package transportation business, raises it's rates at least once a year these days?  In 2013, they raised them twice, some things went up in January and some went up in ..I think it was August. But they did go up...they've never gone done in my life-time and I'm 65.

So the charge you paid was the combined weight of both things you bought and then calculated by the USPS.  But you dinged MY stars not the USPS ....

3. LalaLand Central now charges me for the privilege of shipping to you.  Yes, you heard that right.  You pay $3.00 shipping, then Lalaland Collections takes 10% of that when they are calculating my bill. So I didn't even get everything you paid.  Oh and Lalaland's funds processor has their fingers in that till too.   So THANKS...not only did I get 90% of what you paid but YOU dinged my stars because I charged you too much.


So when you can't buy comic books from me at ridiculously low prices any more or depression glass or shoes I got very inexpensively and just passed them thru, now you know whose fault it is.  It's your own "Mr. Comic Book buyer" or "Miss This Blouse Is Not The Right Color" and "Joe It Arrived Damaged and I'm Not Sending Photos".


It's not that I don't make mistakes but the current regime in Lalaland doesn't have minimal punishments. They just mete out the death sentence for any "infraction" no matter how long you've been selling there or how hard you work to do that selling.
So I can not afford to sell you these comics I got at a garage sale this week because they aren't dead mint, they don't fly by themselves and you have been handing out 1s and 2s on other peoples DSRS like fairy dust this last year or more and I've had enough of those, thank you very much..  So nope, not me, not any more.  Soon there will be no categories left for me.  Then where are you gonna get your comic books??

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Breast Cancer Research - Blingmybra!!

So what you ask, is Bling My Bra?? After all it's October and everyone knows about Pink October right?

NO??

Ok, here's the drift... in October lots of folks, big ones, small ones, corporate ones, unincorporated ones, male ones and female ones, in all ages, sizes and colors, raise money for Breast Cancer Research, Education, prevention and the hunt for a cure.  And we do it in PINK!

So 4 years ago, 75 of my closest friends and relatives and enemies banded together and we started a fundraiser on eBay called BLING MY BRA.  For which many of those crafty, sewing, creative types "blinged" a bra.  They decorated them by theme, by memories, by hand.

We auctioned something like 90 bras the first year and in 2009 raised over $3000.  The 2nd year, we raised more like $5000 and the 3rd year again.  Then we rested.  But this year, we came back in a small way.

We had just 34 bras to start with and we're only auctioning them until October 15.  So if you want to help by bidding on one, you have to do it quick!! Like NOW!!!   Because we're done sometime Tuesday night!!

Please go to  BLING MY BRA  and bid... bid soon and bid often!! Give til it hurts because losing an important person in your life to this disease?? that hurst more...way more.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Fall and Winter is Blogging Season

Fall and Winter are not normally associated with blogging but to me they are. Spring and summer are such a  busy time and most of my days are spent outside.  I love that the days stay light so late and enjoy many activities all season long with both friends and family.


That brings me to fall and winter which I also love but for very different reasons. I love the cool weather and dark nights that force my family indoors. We eat dinner earlier and have a nice evening ahead of us unlike the summer when it stays light until 9 pm and no one wants to be inside for any reason.

So to me Fall and Winter are blogging months when I can sit and relax in the evenings and enjoy writing. I have started a blog for the items I list for sale on eBayBook Corner Cafe where write about many things and here on our group blog.

So you can follow me on these blogs as I enjoy the fall and winter season of writing posts and sharing until spring again gets here and I am busy outside.

Do you blog more in the fall and winter?

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Do You Remember Watching Movies on Reels?

Times have sure changed and so when someone asked you if you remember these Vintage Film Reels you just might be giving away your age. I will admit that I can remember going to movies when I was young (really young) and watching movies that used these reels.

I can also remember that there might be a skip or a point where someone had to come in and fix or rewind the reel to get it going. They were played on projectors and the film would unwind as it was played and was rewound on another reel.

When I was a kid it was a big deal to go to a movie get popcorn and a soda and spend a few hours watching a larger then life movie. This was often a Friday night out for my family and we would look forward to it all week.

Cartoons were often a favorite when we were young such as this one for sale  that includes Secret Squirrel, Sqiddly Diddly and Winsome Witch. Do you remember these cartoons?

My Little Margie was also a great show and sure does bring back some memories.

Do you remember these vintage film reels?

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Women's Equality Day -2013 - 2 days Late

So I'm a baby boomer, my hearing is going, my eyes were never great and I'm 65. (sob,whine moan) BUT, I'm part of MY personal GREATEST Generation.  Because??

Because honey, (dripping southern syrup inflection there) we, the women alive today and our mothers and grandmothers, have come so far. 

Just read this...and next year someone remind me on the 25th to post the next chapter of this topic

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/26/womens-equality-day_n_3818653.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular