Hi Gang, “Ooohhh, so THAT’S why our fees are so high,” exclaimed eBay’s seller community today after eBay announced that it is acquiring GSI Commerce for $2.4 BILLION in cash and debt. Hey, I’m an optimist – at least they didn’t buy Skype again! This is a pretty interesting purchase if you ask me. A [...]Continue Reading
Posts Tagged “inflatable madness”
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 [...]Continue Reading
Hi gang, Ok, that was funny right there – I don’t care who you are! (sorry Larry the Cable Guy) This past week has been an unbelievable one for fans of particle physics, black holes, the big bang, quantum physics, and eBay’s Best Match system. You may have heard a faint rumbling recently, or possibly [...]Continue Reading
Hi gang, Alas, there is a part 3. Having not been able to rent a car, I could not take up the Air Trans offer of 2 free tickets per 1 seat for my Atlanta to Charlotte flight. A bummer for sure, but hey, the downside is I got to be home in 45 minutes. [...]Continue Reading
Hi gang, So how many of you said to yourself when you read that title, “He’s got kids”. Lol – you’ve got kids too, eh? For those of you without children, read that title again when you do – you’ll get it. I just spent a wonderful 6 days in Wisconsin at a log cabin [...]Continue Reading
Hi gang, So, since we all know now that the current war between eBay and their sellers centers around Feedback, I thought I’d throw this idea on the fire. As a seller, what really upsets me about Feedback, when you peel away all the emotional and logical layers of how it works, it that my [...]Continue Reading
Hi gang, Ahhhhh, back home in beautiful Charlotte. 95 degrees and raining. Welcome to the South in a prematurely hot summer. I wanted to give my opinion as to why there was so much venom this year at eBay Live. And by venom, I’m talking about this: [youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=IHY0r3Sn9rc[/youtube] And this: [youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=zBX4vRjPHXM[/youtube] Both of these incidents [...]Continue Reading
Hi gang, Well, I’ve got a lot to digest after 3 days of eBay Live here in Chicago. I’ll be posting thoughts/announcements all week, but here are my overall impressions: 1. I thought eBay Live Boston last year was too quiet - until this year. I would be really surprised if there were more than [...]Continue Reading
Hi gang, Well, it’s that time of year again – eBay Live – Chicago. I remember my first eBay Live very well. It was in New Orleans several years ago, back when I was but a guppy in the seller bowl. What I remember the most about N.O. Live was that it was a freak [...]Continue Reading
Bah, humbug, eBay.
I especially like the Paypal only requirement. That was a nice touch.
The Iphone 3G might be the hottest gadget all year. For a company who wants to become the “new, in season” merchant of choice, please explain to me how these restrictions fall under that goal.
Hi gang, I am an Iphone freak – had it since it came out and you will have to pry it from my cold, dead hands. It sleeps gently next to me and my wife on an 800 thread count satin pillow at night (kidding! … ? ). So I did the happy dance when Steve [...]Continue Reading
Hi gang, Large eBay sellers are spending a lot of time these days developing other sales channels, and I am certainly no exception. Multichannel commerce is the way to go for an online seller. Our latest effort, http://inflatablemadnessdvd.com has been very rewarding to create, and now the challenge is to get some bidness out of [...]Continue Reading
Hi gang, Yeah, eBay has been a tough marriage the last few years for us. First they jack up my Store insertion fees 150%, then they institute undocumented policies concerning the feedback system and we almost get kicked off the site (neutrals are now negatives!), then they announce fee structure changes that actually RAISE our [...]Continue Reading
Hi gang, How do these phrases hit you? “The best laid plans…” “The road to hell is….” “With great power comes…” So, over the weekend, eBay’s German site announced that they will be dictating the maximum amount that a seller can charge for shipping in several categories. For those of you familiar with how eBay [...]Continue Reading
Hi gang, Late last week, eBay rolled a new site promotion. Here it is, taken from the Community Announcements board at eBay.com: ***Offer Free Shipping and Get 15% off your Final Value Fees from May 23-June 1*** Hi everyone. Offering free shipping is a great way to make your items stand out from your competition. Buyers love [...]Continue Reading