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eBay Acquires GSI Commerce For $2.4 Billion In Cash And Debt

Are the days of the small independent seller on eBay over?  That is the reaction of many who saw today’s press release that eBay Acquires GSI Commerce For $2.4 Billion In Cash And Debt.  this is clearly an attempt by eBay to fill a huge strategic hole and compete more directly with Amazon. Here are the […]

Amazon Affiliates Limited in Illinois and Colorado.

When I released my latest book, How To Make Money with The Amazon Affiliate Program, I neglected to limit sales to Illinois and Colorado –two states that Amazon has pulled out of because those states insist Amazon collect and pay sales tax on sales that originate with affiliates in those states. So if any of […]

Small Christmas Present for My Readers

Hot Buttered Rum Its that time of year. Its the holiday season and with that comes the cold weather.  What could be better on a cold rainy or snowy day than a cup of Hot Buttered Rum.  Here is my maternal grandmother’s recipe.  I think I had my first sip from my Grandma’s cup when […]

Make Up To $2500/wk as A Social Media Manager

Social media is hot. Even though its been around several years now, the business potential for social media sites like FaceBook and Twitter is still where eBay and Amazon were ten years ago. Earlier this week, I came across a great program by Ryan Diess that was just what I was looking for to make […]

IRS Agent Fails To Report $41,842 in eBay Sales

Bloomberg April 22, 2010, 2:38 PM EDT An Internal Revenue Service agent was found liable for back taxes and penalties for not reporting income on nearly 2,000 transactions on EBay Inc., the online auction site, according to the U.S. Tax Court. Andrea Fabiana Orellana failed to report $41,842 in income in 2004 and 2005 from […]

Census Fraud & Scams Move Into High Gear This Week

Census fraud started a few months ago with phishing emails designed to get readers to fill out online census forms designed to acquire in-depth information used to commit Identity Theft.  But official census forms were mailed out nationwide this week and the census scam emails followed inviting people to throw away their census form and […]

More Proof That Women Shop When Their Husband’s Watch Football

My wife and I were watching the season opener of the Seattle Seahawks playing St Louis Rams. My wife loves football as much as I do and we enjoy rooting for the Seahawks every season even if they usually disappoint us, but Karen will usually bail out on the game once one team gets really […]

List of Twitter Spammers

How to get rid of those annoying Twitter spammers and who they are Are you trying to build your Twitter Account but keep getting the same spammers over and over? If you have been following me on Twitter or following my blog or newsletter then you know that Twitter can be a powerful marketing tool. […]

A Wonderful Prayer for Easter Dinner

I was searching for a new prayer for Easter dinner tomorrow and found this great one from the Joseph Morrison Blog. I thought I would share it with you: God our Father, Creator of all, today is the day of Easter joy. This is the morning on which the Lord appeared to those who had begun […]

Be Careful: Your Stimulus Tax Break Could Cost You Money & A Head’s up on State Sales Tax

Starting next month if you are employed you will receive $13 more in each Paycheck –You may not want to take it. We all like free money.  Although Karen and I are technically self-employed, we do as a corporation and we are employees of our own business.  We needed to make some changes to our […]

Do you have a friend or loved one serving in the military? If so I have a great Christmas gift you should look at.

Great Christmas present for anyone married to a soldier, sailor, airman or Marine. My daughter-in-law Lissa McGrath is married to our son, a Navy Chief who is off serving in the Desert this Christmas.  Lissa has just completed writing The Complete Idiots Guide to Life as A Military Spouse –Survive and thrive tips for every military […]

My Take on the Bailout. What does it mean for eBay Sellers?

There is no doubt we have a problem. Financial markets are in crisis. But why do we need $700 Billion from the taxpayers when that money is readily available in world capital markets? Come Monday there either will, or will not, be a bailout bill. I have heard both Democratic and Republican congressmen on TV […]

Beware of Phony eBay Coupons Circulating in Email and on the web.

Some blogggers are sending out a free 10% off eBay coupon. They are using the coupon as a come-on to get you to click on a link for something they are selling I will be out later today with more news from eBay Live, but I wanted to give my readers a heads up on […]

Hillary Clinton and Ron Paul Lead Obama and Giuliani on eBay. Chris Dodd Comes In Last.

As the Presidential campaign heats up eBay is playing an interesting part in the internet partisan fights. Both eBay sellers and political activists are taking advantage of the eBay platform to make money, raise money, promote their favorites and slam their opponents. For a while the Democratic National Committee was selling a Romney Flip Flop […]

20 Million Price Tag for Storage Locker Auction Contents

In my Wholesale Buying System, I talk about storage locker auctions. Basically, after an account is 90 days in arrears, the storage facility will offer the contents at auction. These are usually advertised locally and happen once about a month. The facility owner will cut off the lock in the presence of the potential bidders […]

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