August 30th, 2005

I am on track to become a PowerSeller. After only a couple of months of selling, this would be quite an accomplishment. Despite a heavy writing schedule, I’ve become obsessed with this goal, and am going to do everything I can to reach it.

I wrote a column for AuctionBytes on checking your MyeBay sales using your cell phone. The thing I noticed is that my own cell phone provider, Cingular, only displays the first 20 of your sales. If you have 30 items for sale (as I did this weekend), you’re sort of out of luck when it comes to reviewing the other 10. I actually had to search for a couple of them to see if any had attracted bids. They had not. But as usual, people placed their bids right at the last minute and they sold. I managed to sell 14 items out of 30 I had up for sale. I thought August was the slow time of year. I’m finding that this might not be the case.

August 13th, 2005

I haven’t been blogging for a while for a number of reasons. I had to finish two books on eBay. And I began selling on eBay intensively. Selling is continually illuminating. There are all sorts of odd nuances and situations you run into. Two things I’ve realized: selling is just as addictive and exciting as bidding and buying; and, as our president would say, it’s hard work. But there are tangible rewards.

Thanks to all those who attended my talk at the Small Business Expo today. It was quite an appreciative crowd. I wish you all luck with your various endeavors. There is a link on the right that will take you to the handout for the talk. I have to get permission from MNetworks to make sure I can publish the PowerPoint slides. I’ll get back to you.