Topic: eBay Info
TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3589 - On Sunday afternoon I received an email from eBay congratulating me on my 13 years of being an eBayer!
The main reason I joined back on January 20th of 1999 was that I wanted to test the sales market for comic books that I had in storage, and was only selling via mail order. You see, I had stopped setting up as a comic books dealer after the big crash of the mid 1990s when comic book publishers flooded the sales markets with 'collectible variant covers', rebooted titles with new #1 issues, and other such nonsense. So I had some good comics left over from those earlier set up at cons days pre the crash, and decided to try selling them online via eBay.
Which I have to admit here... I'm glad that I made that decision to do so!
Sure, it has been an up and down 13 years on eBay, attempting to adapt to all of their required changes... Many of them coming month after month, back to back at times. Thank goodness those policies have stopped! Nowadays we have some time to adapt to changes, and plan ahead.
And yes, even though I was a relatively early adopter, I still had to change my eBay seller ID when eBay decided that email addresses couldn't be used as a seller ID. Thus the change on December 23rd of 2003 to the seller name: make_it_so_marketing, which was my wife's new incorporated business name. It made total sense to sell under that new ID name, so gradually the advertising and feedbacks would state something similiar to: "Thanks for letting us Make It So for You!' or other similar slogans!
I would have to state that there were two main hi-lights during these 13 years as an eBayer:
1) Would be attending the eBay Live 2005 convention in San Jose. It was a great convention, and really opened my eyes as to what could be done with this sales avenue. Plus eBay knew how to throw a party! One photo of that week's conference is shown at the top right of this blog post!
2) My decision to start a blog via the eBay program on June 7th of 2006, which ended up with me winning a $100 prize for doing so! I soon realized that for me to to link to non-eBay urls that I had to start a non-eBay blog, which is what you are reading now. Which was doubly smart, as eBay closed down 'their' blogging platform during Halloween of 2009!
Anyways, I'm pleased to receive some recognition from eBay as being an eBayer for 13 years now, and hope to continue with them for additional years!
And yes, my ComicBooksCircus.com domain name will still re-direct to my eBay comic book shop, although I am opening up new sales avenues in 2012!
Also, although I am not as socially active as I used to be on eBay, due to their closing down of the blogs platform, and that the 'neighborhoods' was an idea that didn't take off, I'm still semi active on the remaining two groups that I'm a member of there. I do post photos about eBay topics at my special eBay Topics photo album at my Facebook Fan Page, as seen here!
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