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Selling on Ebay as a Business or Just for Extra Cash–Examples of Actual Ebay Profits

November 7, 2011

I started selling stuff on Ebay several years ago–but it’s always been an occasional thing for me: mainly, because it’s just not what I see myself doing day-in and day-out. But I know how to make money on Ebay–and typically, turn up my efforts each year around the holidays to make extra money for Christmas […]

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When I Saw the Tokidoki Barbie Craze Online, this One Thing Sprang to Mind . . .

October 20, 2011

EBAY!   Not to buy, but to sell. (See my article Gearing Up for the Holidays: How to Make the Most Money on Ebay.) I’m always on the lookout for great stuff to sell on Ebay.And when I saw that this TokiDoki Barbie was catching fire, I knew it would be a great opportunity to […]

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Gearing Up For the Holidays — How to Make the Most Money on Ebay

October 19, 2011

You may have noticed that most retail stores now start displaying Christmas holiday merchandise about the same time as they put up the Halloween merchandise. If you’re like me, then you probably find this more than a little annoying. But the truth is, the stores wouldn’t display Christmas items this early if they didn’t believe […]

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How to Make a Power Outage Safer — and More Fun — for Your Family

August 29, 2011

We all know how inconvenient even short power outages can be for our family–even an hour or two without electricity can seem pretty scary for kids and adults, alike. Most of us depend on electricity for so many things in our day-to-day lives that it can be more than a little disconcerting to be without […]

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Should You Post Your Resume Online? A Few Drawbacks to Consider.

July 12, 2011

I recently learned that a company for which I’d like to work sometimes pulls job candidates from resumes posted online at So in addition to submitting my resume directly through the company’s job site, I did what any eager job-seeker would do: I posted my resume on Monster, too. Two weeks later, I was […]

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Playstation Network Outage (The Big Hack) | Does this Stormy Cloud Have a Silver Lining?

May 6, 2011

I like to see the opportunity in everything–especially in situations that seem, on their surface, to be the most troublesome. And Playstation’s outage has definitely been troublesome. The Playstation Network outage has been more than a little inconvenient for my family. My 10-year-old son had been really excited about being able to play Transformers online […]

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When Free Ebay Listings Can Cost You Money–and How to Avoid the Problem

April 25, 2011

I’ve been selling stuff on Ebay for more than 10 years now — and I still occasionally get caught and lose money. As always, I was excited to take advantage of Ebay’s periodic free listing offer. And I was thrilled when one of my items actually sold. It was a brand new Nerf Super Soaker–priced […]

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Free Monthly Ebay Listings Mean More Profit for Sellers — But It Could Cost You

April 19, 2011

Ebay’s New Free Listings I’ve been waiting for this day for several weeks now — the beginning of Ebay’s new Free Listings offer for sellers. Here’s the basics of Ebay’s new listing fees: Qualifying Ebay sellers WITHOUT an Ebay Store: may now list up to 50 free auction-style listings per month. Sellers may also add […]

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