Selling Stuff on eBay–The Sweet, Sweet Sound of “Cha-Ching.”

Woman holding money

Five dolla bills ya’ll

     What’s up Nerd Nation?  Back from a month away from Le Blog with an update from Operation Get Off Your Butt.  While I haven’t been blogging, I have been a busy unit. The finishing touches are being put on the Nerd Bunker as we speak and I’m embarking on a new adventure in e-commerce.  If you’re interested in hearing about my journey from frequent (“wayyyy too frequent”–The Wife) eBay buyer to hopefully successful eBay seller, read on…

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Misc. Musings–September 2013


Buying My Comics Follow-Up

      Back in June, I wrote a post about how I was ending my twenty-four year relationship with Westfield Comics and switching to Discount Comic Book Service as the supplier of my new comics and related swag. Three months later, I’ve received my first two shipments from DCBS and thought I’d share some first impressions.

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Tales From The eBay…Begone Foul Stench!

Arm & Hammer Baking Soda

     As my loyal readers may recall, I recently posted a rant about some books I acquired off eBay that arrived with the unadvertised bonus of what I like to call “Dirty Ashtray Funk.”  I gotta say I was not happy with eBay seller (let’s call him) PeePee17. And I wasn’t real confidant that I’d ever be able to put those books on my shelves.

     But alas, I believe I’ve managed to remove about 90% of the stench.  I thought I’d share what I did in case any of you ever fall victim to PeePee17 or his ilk.

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Smell? What smell?

Smell? What smell?

     I received some good feedback (get it?) on my eBay rant last week.  Well lucky me, I’m back with another. But before I get fired up here, let me note that I learned, after penning that last post, that sellers on eBay apparently can’t leave negative feedback for us buyers. So I need not have feared retaliation had I dropped a zinger on Mr. “Like New (Except for the Crusty Layer of Stickiness & Hair) Superman Sign.” Makes sense I guess. You got my money. What are you gonna complain about?

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Bad eBay Seller…NO COOKIE!*

     Wow. Just wow.  Somewhere back in the last year’s posts, I think I promised a rant or two.  Well here it is…

(Editorial note:  Let me just say before I get rolling here, you’re gonna notice places where you’re gonna say, “Why didn’t he use profanity here?  That seems like a perfect place to use some good old American profanity.”  Believe me, I want to.  But I found out recently that my 9 year old pulls my blog up in computer lab to show her friends, so I gotta keep it more or less G rated.  But believe me…I would if I could.)

     Sellers of eBay. May I have your attention please?  Are you trying to kill me?  Because that’s what your doing.  Your absolutely KILLING me, Smalls.  Allow me to vent…in no particular order.

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What’s With All the Questions?

“So…what got you…uh…back on eBay?”

     I got asked that question the other day at lunch.  The inquiry came from my lovely wife. We’ve had an eBay account together since about 2001.  Now that we both have iPhones, she can, shall we say, “check up” on me anytime/anywhere.

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