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Popular WordPress Plugins for eBay

A lot of eBay sellers also have a WordPress Blog and some use their blogs to also sell merchandise directly so I thought I would research some popular plugins for eBay sellers. Social Media Widget The Social Media Widget is a simple sidebar widget that allows users to input their social media website profile URLs […]

Preview of 2011 eBay Changes Coming Next Week

A few years ago sellers complained loudly that eBay was making policy changes too frequently and at the wrong times of year.  So eBay agreed to only make major policy changes twice yearly in the Spring and the Fall. The Spring changes are usually made about this time of year and will take effect in […]

Alibaba & eBay – The Rest of The Story

Yesterday I posted about the recent purchase of eBay auction management company, Vendio,  by Chinese company Alibaba.  At the end of that post I promised to tell you the backstory about eBay and Alibaba. So here goes: This goes back about 5 years. Those of you who attended eBay Live in San Jose or Las […]

Crypt Above Marilyn Monroe For Sale eBay Up To $4.5 Million with Six Days to Go.

A lady in Los Angeles is selling her late husband’s burial crypt that is located right above Marilyn Monroe A Los Angeles widow, Mrs. Richard Poncher, is auctioning her husband’s famous grave site so she can afford the mortgage payments on her $1.6 million house. The deceased, Mr. Poncher, is buried in a crypt right above Marilyn […]

eBay Announces Seller’s Challenge Fianlists. It’s not exactly American Idol, but you can vote for your favorites.

Eight finalists chosen to compete for $25,000 to grow their eBay business The eight finalists, two in each of the four categories, were selected based on their perceived business challenges and obstacles, clarity of business plan, passion for using eBay and appropriateness to the contest’s theme. Each of the four challenge winners will receive a […]

eBay Cancels eBay Live While Amazon Sellers Gather in Seattle

eBay Live to be replaced with smaller regional events dubbed eBay On Location Lorrie Norrington, President, eBay Marketplaces announced that eBay’s annual convention, eBay Live, has bit the dust.  The last eBay Live was in Chicago in June of 2008. At that event, Norrington announced that eBay Live 2009 was cancelled but that eBay would […]

eBay Live 2008 Ends With A Whimper But Lives on in YouTube. And, New Policies for Sellers That Require Action Now

Let’s face it. We all wish that Elvis, the Beatles and Frank Sinatra were still with us –but they’re not. And neither is the old eBay we knew and loved. Everything changes and eBay is no different. Before I get started let me clear something up.  A lot of people have complained that I don’t […]

ebay Sellers Party On at The Alibaba Party and other news from eBay Live

Well, it’s almost midnight and Karen and I just returned from the ECMTA party hosted by eBay’s arch-nemesis, www.Alibaba.com. There were about 300 people at the event which was held at the Alhambra Palace –a retro-kitsch Middle Eastern themed restaurant with a Lebanese band and Belly Dancers, tons of free food and booze and about […]

eBay Live…. What Happened To All The Excitement?

This is the smallest and least exciting eBay Live since the first one In Anaheim. I always look forward to eBay Live. It is a chance to meet and greet many old friends and make new ones, see the latest third party technologies and services, talk to key eBay employees one on one and basically […]

ebay Cancels eBay Live in 2009

Lorrie Northington, President of eBay Marketplace operations announced today that eBay will not hold an eBay Live event in 2009 Instead, eBay plans to hold a series of small events around the country during 2009.  The cities have not been announced yet, but will be announced at eBay Live 2008 in Chicago. In the announcement […]

eBay Live Registration Opens.

Register before April 30th to save $45. But if you want a Priority Pass you should register before March 24th. eBay just opened registration to eBay Live in Chicago, June 19-21, 2008. Registration is $75 per person if you register before April 30th.  You can also obtain a Priority Pass for $125, but these go […]

Join Me and Other eBay Sellers on a Teleconference Call Next Tuesday to Discuss eBay Changes

Here is a chance to here how professional eBay sellers are coping with the new changes to the eBay Platform. If you run an eBay business, be sure and put this in your calendar for next Tuesday at Noon Pacific – 3PM Eastern Time. PESA (Professional eBay Sellers Alliance) and ECMTA (eCommerce Merchants Trade Association) […]

FREE eBay Wholesale Sourcing Product Webinar with Skip McGrath

Are you still sttruggling to find wholesale sources for eBay where you can actually buy at prices where you can make a profit? If this is you, please join me and Jen Cano from Magniphy.com for a free one-hour webinar on Unique Wholesale Sourcing methods. This online webinar will allow you to see a presentation […]

CSI Charity Auction Advertised on TV

At the end of the first episode of the new CSI season, Gil Grissom announced that the model of his office used in the Season 7 miniture killer plot-line will be auctioned on eBay for charity. I’m a CSI fan, so I had eagerly anticipated the first episode of the new season. Yes, it was […]

Does Meg Whitman Have Rhythm?

Meg Whitman, the CEO of eBay, runs one of the world’s most successful and important e-commerce sites –so this is not an unimportant question. I was going to do this post last night after the event but I decided to let it marinate a while.  The night before last, Karen and I were invited to […]




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