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Groupon Files $750 Million IPO – You Save 75% !

Hi Gang, Internet bubble? What internet bubble? Yesterday, Groupon filed the paperwork to become a publicly traded company.  Sometime this year, you will be able to buy stock in Groupon and join the other 500 million people making Groupon stock discount jokes. Last year, Groupon turned down a $6 BILLION offer from Google.  Laughable, right? [...]

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The Entrepreneurial Brain at Working Out

Hi gang, I finally learned how to lose weight by remembering something that an old boss told me years ago. At the time, I was living in Chicago and working for CBS in national outdoor sales – billboards, bus advertising, train advertising, etc.  My first year there, I was given a goal of bringing in [...]

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The Entrepreneurial Brain At Work

Hi gang, Life is funny.  I mean, it’s just a laugh out loud riot, isn’t it? As an entrepreneur, I share the same DNA as you have.  Recite with me:  1) luck is the residue of persistence 2) make the best of any situation   3) keep both eyes on your goals. I’ve been repeating those [...]

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eCommerce: 45 Tips to Turbocharge Your Sales

If you are the owner of an eCommerce website,  you are continuously looking for ways to improve the conversion rate on your site and to drive more sales. To that end, here are 45 tips to turbocharge your eCommerce site: Define Your Audience Segment your audience by lifetime value. Segment your audience by recency (When [...]

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A Rocky Start For eBay’s New Selling Format

 

As of this writing,  it is unclear if this issue has been corrected.

I do not root against eBay.  eBay needs to be successful in order for the 1.3 million sellers on their site to be successful.  eBay is and will hopefully continue to be a big part of my business.

Let’s just hope eBay gets all these bugs worked through in the next 30 days, because Thunderbirds are go for the holidays.  We still have to get through capped shipping and the removal of money orders/checks as payment in October.

Crossing his fingers,

Kevin

http://buybackmadness.com

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kevin@inflatablemadness.com

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Hi gang, eBay’s had a tough week. Not that it hasn’t been a tough week in general.  Lehman’s gone.  AIG is getting bailed out (I bet that makes Lehman happy – if they would have waited 3 days, maybe they could have received part of the $600 billion the gov is forking over to save [...]

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eBay : Cry Havoc! And Let Slip The Dogs Of War!

Hi gang, “Ohhhhhh,  the sun’s not so hot in the sky today.” “And I can feel summertime slipping on away, yes I can.” -September Grass,  James Taylor Believe it or not,  the title of this post and my man James’ quote are actually related.  You see,  I hate summer.  For my business, and I suspect [...]

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eBay – A Billboard in the Desert?

Hi gang, So I’ve had a week to digest all the new changes that eBay rolled out.  Here’s my opinion of the main changes: 1.  On eliminating checks and money orders -  this will upset people, and eBay will lose a tiny fraction of buyers, but as a seller, I am happy about it.  They [...]

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Ginormous Changes Announced By eBay Today

Hi gang, Well,  eBay just got interesting again.  Last night, eBay allowed several media outlets to disclose all of the upcoming changes that eBay will be announcing today. There’s a lot,  and I don’t want to rehash it all – my job will be to break it all down for you. For some wierd reason,  [...]

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Is It Time For eBay To Break Up With…Itself?

Hi gang, So, I’ve been thinking about this idea for a while now.  Let’s say that you are eBay, and you recently realized that your core business idea, auctions, has a fad component to it.   By that, I mean that auctions were a very cool idea 10 years ago, but the novelty of them is [...]

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Finally Some Good News From eBay

Hi gang, A few hours ago,  eBay announced that they will no longer be counting Neutrals in a seller’s feedback percentage!  All sellers will be happy about this – it was one of the dumber policy changes that eBay has made in the past year. Here are a few snippits from the announcement: “Hello everyone [...]

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