Making a living on eBay since 2002 – impressive! Doing so while living in one of the world’s most expensive areas – San Jose, even more impressive!! Running a successful online business while in their 70’s – Ok, that’s it – I gotta learn from these guys!!! (more…)
While conducting the research for our previous post “Why We Almost Abandoned Selling on eBay, And What Made Us Stay”, I stumbled upon a brilliant article by Annie McDonald – “Why are my eBay sales down“. I was so much impressed with the in-depth analysis of how eBay works, that I felt compelled to contact Annie and ask to “pick her brains” to share her insights with CrazyLister’s community. (more…)
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” – Laozi (more…)
Our story starts out a few years ago when I was shopping around eBay for a GPS device. I ended up making a questionable purchase from an anonymous seller in China. The listing for the item had a formidable wall of text, mixed media font styles and colors, and even a smattering of kitschy pictures completely unrelated to the product being sold. What was this disorganized mayhem? It was not the item or the seller, but the listing itself that triggered my bias against purchasing this product. The phrase, “you get what you pay for,” ran through my head more than once. However, I bit the bullet and made the purchase because hey, it was cheap.