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Top Execs Are Bailing Out Of eBay

The latest to leave is Dan Morales, the chief information officer (CIO), who has been with eBay since 2011.  Top Execs at both eBay US and on eBay’s foreign sites have been leaving at a rapid rate. Other recent departures include: Susana Voces, “general manager of eBay Spain and Italy Laura Chambers, vice president of […]

eBay Mandates GTC on all Fixed Price Orders

eBay sellers used to be able to select the run time for their fixed price listings – but no more.  From now on, all fixed price listings must run for 30-days and be listed as Good Til Cancelled (GTC). I heard from my eBay sources this was in the works a couple months ago –which […]

Letter Holds the Key to Getting eBay’s Mojo Back

Letter from a buyer could hold key to eBay’s recovery A letter from an eBay buyer to a seller about his eBay purchase is making the Internet verklempt and may hold the key to helping eBay get its mojo back.  This letter has gone viral to thousands of eBay members. Read the full story here

Buyer Scams eBay for $300,000+

I get emails all the time from sellers who have been screwed by eBay –or by a customer, and eBay will do nothing to help. Well, recently, eBay got a taste of their own medicine to the tune of over $300,000. It seems that a buyer discovered a glitch or hack that allowed him to […]

Is eBay About to Ban Using Amazon FBA to Fulfill Orders

eBay already prohibits listing an item on eBay then purchasing the item with your Amazon Prime Account so you get free 2-day shipping.  When you do this, the eBay buyer gets a gift receipt from Amazon in the box, and when that happens they often get upset and complain to eBay as well as leaving […]

Five Tips to Sell Used Books on eBay & Amazon

Over the past few years, my book: Sell Used Books on eBay, Amazon.com and the Internet for Profit, has been one of my top selling books. Of all my books, people must like it because, although it comes with a 90-day, money back guarantee, yet has the lowest return rate of any book I sell.  […]

Slow Growth Ahead for eBay?

This from Ina Steiner’s  eCommercebytes blog – Click the link at the end to get the full story: A Wall Street analyst sees more stagnant growth ahead for eBay. CNBC reports that Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak downgraded the stock over concerns of low growth in the coming year. But it isn’t shareholders’ teeth-gnashing that […]

More Big Changes Coming to eBay

Changes will include another re-design of Seller Hub, and eBay will soon start displaying off-eBay “web-based” prices of products (low, mid, high), and it will display prices for the top 5 comparable products on eBay (taking into account sellers’ policies). The new program called Multiple Top Pick (MTP) is launching to a limited audience starting […]

Open Letter to eBay from Long-time Seller

If you want to know why I really gave up on eBay –this letter from an anonymous seller is one of the best explanations you will find. The only thing I can add is that e Bay used to be a “community.”  When management made the decision to do away with that aspect of eBay […]

eBay Sellers – Is It Time to Try Amazon?

My wife and I started selling on eBay in 1999.  We started making money and never looked back –until recently. If you have followed my newsletter, then you know I think eBay has become the most poorly managed eCommerce companies in the marketplace.  About 10 years ago (2006) we added Amazon to our sales channel. […]

Save money with USPS instead of UPS

Even with the rate increases, I find I can save quite a bit of money shipping by mail instead of UPS or FedEx. I am running this special offer again because Stamps.com just renewed their offer for my readers. Simplify Your USPS Shipping with Stamps.com Get almost 39% discounted rates on Priority Mail Import your […]

New Wholesale Sources for eBay & Amazon Sellers

A word about the sources.  I research sources who will work with small sellers, and who sell in smaller quantities, so you do not have to buy pallet or truckloads.  Not every website I link to has wholesale information, because many companies do not want the general public to see their pricing, and the website […]

August 28 Newsletter – Wholesale Product Sourcing Tips for eBay & Amazon

When your funds are limited, you really can’t afford to make any mistakes. There is nothing worse than making a big investment in product and then finding out you cannot sell it at a profit on eBay or Amazon.  See my latest newsletter for advice on how to make your dollars count. Here’s what’s in […]

How Will the Supreme Court Decision on Sales Tax Affect Small Sellers?

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a decision that prevented states from charging sales tax on sales by companies (and sellers) who did not have a presence (office, store, warehouse, etc.) in the state. Before that decision, a small seller like you and me, was only required to collect and pay sales tax on […]

New Newsletter – Has eBay finally jumped the shark?

I’ve got a new newsletter for you.  The first article is an important one for eBay sellers.  If you are like me, you have probably learned to dread the frequent eBay announcements. Well, here we go again. One of the factors in this announcement will most likely eliminate many sellers like me, who use Amazon to […]




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