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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.  […]

New FREE Wholesale Sources for eBay & Amazon Sellers

Remember – not all of these websites show wholesale products and pricing.  When you run into that situation, first look to see if there is a link to register.  If not, use the Contact Us form to request wholesale information. Indo Trading USA is a closeout company that carries merchandise specifically for online (incl. eBay […]

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 […]

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 […]

I give up! After 19 years I have Decided to Leave eBay!

You can still make money on eBay – there are thousands of sellers doing that every day.  With eBay becoming so complicated, we had to make a decision where we want to put our efforts.

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 […]

Does Retail Arbitrage (RA) Have A Future on eBay and Amazon?

You may have noticed I only did one newsletter in July. We took some time off, relaxed and spent time with our grandkids.  However, I will be back to doing two newsletters this month. Speaking of newsletters, here’s what’s in this issue: Musings from and about eBay, Amazon and The World Wide Web Does Retail Arbitrage […]

How to Buy Wholesale from Legitimate Wholesale Sources

Believe me, for every company you find that will not work with you, there are ten that will. But you have to know how to set yourself up properly if you want to deal with legitimate wholesale suppliers. Read the latest version of my newsletter for some tips. Here’s the full list of articles: Musings […]

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 […]

More SKUs Equals More Money on eBay & Amazon

Before I tell you about the new edition of my newsletter I wanted to remind you that you can subscribe to my newsletter.  What does that mean?  You’d get 4 free eBooks and an email each time a newsletter comes out.   Bonus items. A free newsletter.  It’s hard to pass up a deal like that! […]

Writing eBay & Amazon Descriptions That Sell

Have you noticed that, besides seeing them eBay, Amazon or Etsy, product listings are often picked up in search by Google, Bing or Yahoo?  Here are some tips to help you do two things: Get your listings found by search engines Write descriptions that sell more product There are two places search engines look for […]

eBay & Amazon Customer Return Rates & Tips to Reduce Them

Customer Returns can be real profit killers.  In general, return rates average between 5% and 14% overall on Amazon and 7% to 15% on eBay, but some categories can have much higher rates.  There is no hard data for these rates, so most of the information is anecdotal, gathered from other sellers and my own […]




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