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Have we solved the black hole information paradox?

Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe

01:44 min | 5 d ago

Have we solved the black hole information paradox?

"Universe is full of interesting and amazing things and none more mysterious than black holes and try black holes are these weird corners of the universe where we think secrets lie. We suspect that solution to the age. Old conflict between general relativity and quantum mechanics might lie right at the heart of black holes but of course nobody can see inside them. So it's incredibly frustrating to think that the answers to some of our deepest questions exist but are hidden from us. Does that drive physicist bunkers to know that there are out there but maybe they're trapped in a place where they can never get out. That's essentially the project of physics right. The answers are out there. The universe does contain these answers. And if you can come up with the right experiment you can force the universe to reveal those truth. That's basically how we accumulated all the knowledge that we have but yet frustrating to think that there might be places in the universe that nobody could ever look where information could hide forever escaping from even our most clever efforts to reveal them. You make it sound. Like viz are like paparazzi of the universe. You're trying to catch the universe. He no sunbathing and its portrait. Something i used to think of us as more like murder mystery detectives but yeah paparazzi. More positive way because the universe is beautiful. It deserves our attention. Yeah i guess. They're surprised to being the universe. We're just here trying to enjoy the beauty of the universe. You know and get it signature once in a while so we can sell it on ebay to the national enquirer or times magazine. One of those to whoever will take is part of the freebritney movement. I don't think there's a free universe movement where they're like. Hey physicist leave the universe alone. Some of the mystery no.

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Dolly Parton's Ice Cream Flavor Hawked on eBay for $1,000

Elvis Duran and the Morning Show ON DEMAND

00:31 sec | 5 d ago

Dolly Parton's Ice Cream Flavor Hawked on eBay for $1,000

"So dolly. Parton has a new ice cream flavor with ginny. Splendid ice cream at strawberry pretzel pie so a lot of people bought it and then they took to like ebay and places like that and tried to sell it for a thousand dollars a pint. They were even selling her poster of her posing with it for thirty five bucks and it's not sold out the website had some glitches but it was not sold out. So they're telling people don't pay a thousand dollars for the scream because more is on the way. Can you imagine. That's insane

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Ketchup (MM #3672)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 6 d ago

Ketchup (MM #3672)

"The with kevin mason this week. The internet has been buzzing. Because there's a ketchup shortage. Although if you dig into the stories you'll realize it's not a catch shortage. It's actually a ketchup packet shortage in the last year. People have been doing delivery orders doing more drive thru things. Instead of sitting in restaurants restaurants have had to resort to using ketchup packets rather than the condiments that are on the table. People aren't sitting inside restaurants so they've got to get their condiments go and of course. The ketchup industry wasn't prepared because they didn't need as many packets previously now. They're having to adapt now. You would think they would have thought long People aren't in restaurants right now. So what can we do to help that. 'cause or we can start producing more ketchup packets. But they're not. You can still find ketchup bottles on the shelves but if you go to restaurants have a hard time getting catch up with your fries. Heck people even some ketchup packets on ebay right now. Which is kinda crazy. They will start manufacturing more ketchup packets. But you've got to be prepared all those package. You sitting your refrigerator. You may want to keep them handy just in case.

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Ketchup (MM #3672)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 6 d ago

Ketchup (MM #3672)

"The with kevin mason this week. The internet has been buzzing. Because there's a ketchup shortage. Although if you dig into the stories you'll realize it's not a catch shortage. It's actually a ketchup packet shortage in the last year. People have been doing delivery orders doing more drive thru things. Instead of sitting in restaurants restaurants have had to resort to using ketchup packets rather than the condiments that are on the table. People aren't sitting inside restaurants so they've got to get their condiments go and of course. The ketchup industry wasn't prepared because they didn't need as many packets previously now. They're having to adapt now. You would think they would have thought long People aren't in restaurants right now. So what can we do to help that. 'cause or we can start producing more ketchup packets. But they're not. You can still find ketchup bottles on the shelves but if you go to restaurants have a hard time getting catch up with your fries. Heck people even some ketchup packets on ebay right now. Which is kinda crazy. They will start manufacturing more ketchup packets. But you've got to be prepared all those package. You sitting your refrigerator. You may want to keep them handy just in case.

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eBay auction of Japanese internment art pulled after protest

NPR News Now

00:30 sec | Last week

eBay auction of Japanese internment art pulled after protest

"After company executives met with japanese american groups calling it offensive at issue is a series of sketches purportedly drawn and a japanese internment camp in california where the artist was confined during world war. Two a similar auction was halted in new jersey nearly six years ago. Arts and crafts created in the tenuous internment camps were often abandoned because the artists had no way of carrying or storing them. This is

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eBay Auction of Japanese Internment Art Pulled After Protest

NPR News Now

00:30 sec | Last week

eBay Auction of Japanese Internment Art Pulled After Protest

"After company executives met with japanese american groups calling it offensive at issue is a series of sketches purportedly drawn and a japanese internment camp in california where the artist was confined during world war. Two a similar auction was halted in new jersey nearly six years ago. Arts and crafts created in the tenuous internment camps were often abandoned because the artists had no way of carrying or storing them. This is

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How Magic: The Gathering Plays for Keeps

Planet Money

02:04 min | 2 weeks ago

How Magic: The Gathering Plays for Keeps

"This episode which we originally put up back in two thousand fifteen is all about how the company behind the popular trading card game magic the gathering figured out a way to keep its game from becoming a fat after the show. We have an update about a new way. That they're trying to keep their business bubble free all fads start out the same way with this feeling inside that you just gotta have something that everyone else already has for zach hill in fifth grade. That thing was a tiny plush animal filled with idi beans. The beanie baby was named garcia. It was tied. I'd teddy bear hickory. Ridge mall in memphis tennessee. I think i was trying to impress a girl. Or something. And i bought garcia for like seven bucks with some allowance. Money didn't know that he was at the beginning of a beanie baby bubble because bubbles always seem harmless at the first stage. Just a simple fat. Then someone figures out they can make money by reselling. That thing i ran into my friend. True and drew really wanted. Garcia was swept up in the craze. Like i was. He's i i want that. I want that i want that and i'm like dude. I you know they go to the store so it goes to the store and they weren't selling it and he just telling his mama betty wants it and she says like hey like will you sell me that and i was like yeah like fifteen bucks and she said yeah and i just realized i made like profit on. This sounds like this. You'd probably not be the last time that i do. This was staged two of the bubble. No matter how much you pay there is some chump like drew's mom out there willing to pay more. And so little zach hill fifth. Grader went into business buying up stuffed animals on the internet. Tabasco the bull the pterodactyl and unloading them on desperate schoolmates on parents. He says even did a big business with teachers. Zach was a full-on speculator. I made a lot of money as a fifth grader. Selling beanie babies on ebay we. Did you like forty fifty thousand dollars.

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What's Going On With Graphics Card Prices?

Joey's Totally Tech

02:47 min | 3 weeks ago

What's Going On With Graphics Card Prices?

"Graphics card prices have gone up. We're not just talking new graphics card. Prices were talking used graphics cards as well and that pretty rough here so Both companies have had problems. First of all with scalpers of course Consoles also have had scalpers and quite frankly there has been a huge supply of consoles at the retail stores. I know working at a retail store. We've not had that many playstation five or What's the latest version of the xbox. I can't remember off the top my head. i'm sorry has slipped my mind. But i think you know what i'm talking about the xbox series x. That's what it is that came to mind. Finally but yeah. We haven't had very many of those scalpers have to buy up a lot of the supply of the graphics cards same with consoles and flipping them on ebay to make like probably about twice as much or even more quite frankly because people are just willing to pay those prices But graphics cards especially they've had problems with scalpers and there have been bought created to check windows graphics. Cards come in stock for the scalpers to go automatically by those graphics cards so you the consumer can't get the graphics card so easily and neva invidia or amd rarely like thus. They've both been trying to do things to keep that from happening. Because they know that they're mainly seen as a gaming type of company are both. Amd nvidia now. of course. they're real bread. Butter right now is in like machine. Learning and i quite frankly. That's where the real money is for them but they have graphics cards to at the majority of consumers are wanting gaming graphics cards When it comes to amd and video and if the gamers can't get those graphics cards while that puts both amd an nvidia in a bad lights quite frankly even if they are making a ton of money off of the cards at still does it. look good for either

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"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

eBay for Business

08:14 min | Last month

"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

"What's going on here what's alley can do well first off. I want to correct something said about the brands. Onesie and velcro you can use them but only for merchandise that is legitimately onesie that is trademark and velcro if you have an actual velcro item that means it's mark with a trademark that's says velcro you can describe it as velcro. You can't use those to to just describe generic merchandise so the same rule applies it's not manufactured by one zero velcro. You can't use those terms the description. So i hope that clears that up but sally for your first question out. His e bay verify claim of infringement. We don't we don't why not because we can't or the terms of the dmc a a service provider like ebay must take down content that it was reported by rights owners infringing and there's no allowance for a review or confirmation process if a service provider does not remove the reported content that is taken down on notice they could be held liable for any damages that the rights owner decides to pursue in. No company is going to expose themselves to that liability so there is no possibility of ebay verifying claims of infringement. We don't own the rights. We don't sell the item where the service provider and we have no other option but to remove the item immediately. Well that doesn't seem fair doesn't in some cases it isn't but that's the law gotta follow the law now. How about sally. Second question about not being able to see removed listing again. This is also a matter of compliance with the digital millennium copyright act which states that the infringing content must be completely removed from the service provider site upon takedown notice whether it's visible or not. That's why we delete the item totally. It's not available on our website. You won't find it in your ended listings or sold listings. Your sound like a seven year old. But that also doesn't seem fair. And i hate to adult but i agree. It isn't fair but again it's the law and ebay has to follow it. Yeah i get that it does sound like the rights. Owner made the takedown requests in error. Don't you think again. Nineteen forties book at weird right. Yeah that sounds plausible impact. That's the first thing i thought of. When i got sally's email you know. Even rights owners can make mistakes. So does sally have any recourse slow. She has one recourse in. That's the contact. The rights owner. And ask for clarification but she already tried contacting them. They never responded. Can't ebay contact them on sally's behalf noel snow. The service provider cannot act as the mediator between the rights owner and the poster of the reported infringing content that in this case a property rights owner so sally contacted the rights owner and they never responded and we can't contact on her behalf. Is she basically out of luck she might be but she does have one other option and that is to dispute. The take down request is ebay have a process to help her do that. No again ebay. As a service provider can't act as the middleman for the rights owner in the poster of the reported content so we don't have a process for put back. Okay so then. How does sally pursue a dispute. Sally should search. Google on the words dispute a takedown notice. There are many pages that explain the dispute process but it's basically sending a registered notice to the managing address for rights owner that you're disputing the process. It seems pretty. Onerous that a lot of work. In fact. If i'm sally right now. I'm thinking of an donate that book to my local library since the process easier. Yes i have to admit it should at least in my opinion and of course in the opinions of any seller whose listings wherever removed by a rights owners. Take down requests with. That's why many other sellers believe. Congress should review this law the nineteen ninety-six m a law and make changes to it that make it more balanced tyler and sally any other seller. Who is concerned about this issue if you feel strongly about it contact your dc representatives and let them know that you want the dmc. A changed graph white. If a rights owner in the bureau program shows a pattern of what clearly erroneous takedown notices. Don't like this happened to sally in though it's probably unintentional in this case i can see how a rights owner might abuse zero to demand take downs of items that are in fact legit. Yeah that is a rare scenario. It doesn't happen that often but it has happened in the past where a rights owner has made a takedown notice for him that is actually not infringing on their property. Rights and i have to admit sally's case. Sounds like it might fit that bill. In those cases where it's been made clear to ebay that it was a take down notice issue either erroneously unintentionally or possibly with intent ebay will warn that rights owner that they risk exclusion from zero for continued misuse of the vero program and in a majority of those cases the is permitted to release the item. But only after ebay has said you may relist it so definitely don't realist- any item removed for vero without express permission from ebay to do so ramp because relisting an item that was removed for vero violation without permission from ebay to do so. It will not only result in that item second removal but it could also result in serious actions against your account including possible accounts suspension. Okay so let me. Summarize in. See if i understood this all. If you're listening was removed because of the bureau violation it means that the rights owner issued a takedown notice to ebay and ebay then as demanded by the law known as the dmc totally deleted the listing completely from the site. Any appeals to bureau action. Must be made directly to the rights owner and as part of registering with bureau every rights owner provides a contact channel on the bureau helped page so the seller whose listings were removed can contact the rights owner to inquire. Why and finally the word of advice to avoid of euro violation is. Don't lists brand name merchandise on ebay. Unless you're one percent certain that the said merchandise was manufactured or licensed by the brand name owner and that includes any merchandise that might be compatible with the brands products. And if you're absolutely certain that bureau takedown was made in error you should contact the rights owner immediately. And we'll put all of these relevant links for vero everything else in the episode one. Thirty two transcript. Yes we will do that in fact. I know it's a long topic. And i know it's a lot of aspects of this topic. Seem unfair is the best word for it. Unfortunately with this law it does put some of the subscribers in this case sellers sometimes in a very awkward position when it comes to a listing where they had no idea or were even more importantly where they really believed that this item is a legit item and that the company may be abusing there. The mca privilege while. I think it's an interesting topic. I'm so glad that. Sally tyler road in do you have a question. We have answer but you have to get your question to us. I you can call us on eight seven two three four six three yelp. That's eight eight eight seven two three four six three hundred the phone type you can always email us at podcast at ebay dot com. That's podcast at ebay dot com. Now don't forget your daily podcast to do this. Check the announcement board for up to date seller news this set up a search with email reminders. For brand name new and pre-owned thermal printers on ebay. There's great deals you're never gonna stop. Check out the transcript for this in all episodes for follow up on what you've heard and to see the links we referenced during the episode now on our next episode episode one thirty three we'll review some of the changes to the unpaid item process to our good friend. Harry champion these were the ones that are amounts in the cellar update. We'll go into more detail and ebay seller kathy cheryl of i love to be selling. We'll have some choice advice about how to boost productive views and impressions to your listings. Lead like to thank our guest. This week ebay simone bp of seller community andrea stairs an ebay seller and ebay up and running grant recipient victor rivera the for business podcast is produced and distributed by lipson and cast for one..

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"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

eBay for Business

07:04 min | Last month

"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

"That's why it is a very costly especially at the beginning of business to do that process. So that's why this grant is going to be so helpful to keep reinvesting back in those cars buying bayer and continue to support the ebay community finder santa correctly. You get the cards on ebay. And then by having them graded by psa or beckett's that increases their value. When they come back with a high grade you can then realis- them for those customers who are looking for that great of card and not just something rip out of pack exactly and that's been an extremely hot market right now and it's been really had a renaissance within the last year and then i can only see it run even bigger in isn't investment because some of these cards once you sent them off it'll take a year for them to come back so you have to have a constant flow of them off to the authenticator 's exactly so you have a goal of anywhere between fifty two army cards a week. I think will support. Things is to have a plan having a plan in those goals. Why trading cards so trading cards has always been a source of happiness for me. Since i was a kid you even through the tough times. Sports cars been almost like an avenue for me to really enjoy myself and also like a kid again. Did you start collecting as a kid. Yes since i was about seven eight years old now a lot of people that i talked to who are in the industry or or who are avid collectors. Some of them have a story that they have in common which always frightens me. A little bit as they say. Well i used to have a big collection but my mother or my parents do that happened to you. I tried to be a smarter kid. So i was like trying to like hold onto the you know the good cards but i'm such a salesperson. I always ended up selling them actually. So when did you sell your first card. Elm think might have been between ten and thirteen years old. And i opened up an ebay account when i was really young too so i've always been a part of the hot hobby for a long time in. It's definitely fun to sell now. You said hobby in our preliminary meeting. You told me that you had a different line of employment and then recently that change. Yes so i was an employee in ticket sales with the orlando magic which the hometown team right out of college over there. For over six years it was a really rewarding experience. Amazing people there and you know who actually you know. With the pandemic the layoffs happened on fortunately happened july but if anything it's been a huge blessing in disguise because now they would pursue playing street collectibles. Full time business so you started in time in july. What were some of the challenges. You face moving from working fulltime for companies selling tickets to try to sell full-time on ebay to support yourself. Definitely is tough because with any business is gonna take a huge upfront investment. And i didn't expect to get laid off. It happened pretty suddenly end. It was a big challenge. Because you know when you do get off you can be disappointed in yourself. Even though you know the circumstances are beyond your control exactly in. But i really channel that energy into positively and i would say the biggest challenge is just financial investment. It takes so long to get a lotta these cards back from grading you could be running really low on money because you know my goal suspended hundred cards a week. That's one or two thousand dollars a week. That's going out that. I'm hoping to turn into ten thousand dollars a year from now. But that's a huge off on investment enact committed to that so it gets to a point where like m almost going to be able to pay for my mortgage next month. I mean that's why this grants is so helpful to give me that. Peace of mind that i can keep reinvesting in what i'm doing here in offering a good product to customers on ebay you started in july and can take from six months to a year to get a card back from one of the authenticator. 's what have you been using for inventory. In the meantime. Most of the cousin. I'm sending integrated they will be in that process Twelve months but you can also pay a little bit more premium to get the cards back quicker and pay for a spot on the line exactly is you can skip the line by paying a little bit more part of the strategy that i've had an in buying cards on ebay is also by higher value cards for example like a car that could be three hundred dollars. Once graded could be worth fifteen hundred two thousand dollars so in those cards definitely worthwhile the pay more to get those cards granted maybe not hundred because that's like too much money but maybe five or six or seven a month was going to allow me to continue growing the business paying the extra to the authenticator which sounds a lot like a disney. Fast past even. Then you're still able to make enough margin to make it viable for your business exactly and it's all is a lot of risk involved. What's the risk the cards always going to be in the best condition so You know. I think it's very important to reach out to the sellers of the cards about the condition of the card. And that's why i love ebay because you can ask right through the messages asks for more pictures and i think that's an important tool that everybody should use is to make sure that they know what they're going to get before they buy it. We've had sellers on the past year. Who trading card businesses. Some of them have been in business for a long time and the bulk of their inventory comes directly from the manufacturers. They buy in bulk and then they go through an sort them. Is that something you if you don't do now. Is that something that you may be doing in the future. So i definitely have that as part of my business not as big as what. I'm doing with getting cards graded. But i do buy sports-card boxes for example the tops company. They do cards call tops now in these cards. The can solve them in bulk. You can buy like a certain player. Even they're even selling politicians really yeah trading cards for politicians. Exactly all right. Well that'll be for another show. But i had no idea that was so. Yeah i mean. I think as a small business owner. It's important to open your mind than include different avenues to to make revenue in sports car. World what do you see for the trading card business as we move through the year in the pandemic starts to ease the market right now is never been better and if anybody has read this than don't have to take a look at the state of the trading card logging report. What is this report so ebay came out with the ebay trading card report in. It's absolutely great information. It shows that most of the categories in sports cars in trading cards have gone up in the twenty twenty which was a a really tough year for many businesses was actually probably the last year for sports card businesses off. Just tell you. My local. Sports car shop told me that it was their highest year in revenue. They've ever had an ebay according to ebay over one forty.

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"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

eBay for Business

08:00 min | Last month

"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

"Talked about the focus. Verticals and using those verticals as a way to develop play books and strategy for connecting. Ebay can going back a little bit to our roots and really connecting ebay inventory with our enthusiasts population watches in the sneaker right now yeah watches in sneakers but you know i think that as we prove that it works there. What's next becomes the inevitable question. I was talking to a seller yesterday. But the idea of. I think we're going a place where we retreating every category as exactly the same. The same rules apply across the entire marketplace to more realization that what works in trading cards is different than what works in parts and accessories is different than work works in apparel so being much more open to that. I think that is a path. The journey that we're on it won't get finished this year to totally a multi year journey and i think the other area of focus is definitely making sure that the way that eat a shows up is relevant to the next generation of buyers making sure that listings work in our optimized for mobile. We're seeing that increasingly. Our buyers are mobile. First and particularly the next millennials and gen z way over indexed mobile. That's also for selling their entire areas. Yeah yeah through the entire experience and so the experience now needs to be built so that it works best on mobile or where it works as well or better on mobile than it works on. Desktop sellers are seeing different. Things come from us in part of the drive for that is definitely to show up on mobile. The right way another is we all know how important search engines are you. Just think about your own behavior to starting any internet search whether it's a product or a service or a question answer. Everyone goes to a search engine. First night won't say the name. But bree much goes to the same search engine i and how ebay shows up in those search engines is critical to driving by traffic and that means that sellers need to adapt because what those search engines looking for continues to adopt in continues to change in our things coming down the pipe. Harry's amazing it at walking sellers through all of the the new features with one of the things i wanted to is really draw. A clear line between like what's happening in the market. And why are we then asking sellers to make some of these changes and mobile. Seo search engine. Optimization are two of those two things that are driving a lot of the changes that were asking sellers to onboard nba patient with us on like items specifics. For example that's an project hundred percent yet. We know it can be a little bit annoying that every time. It seems every seller update. We have a new bit of news announce about what's going to be required for item specifics. But it's all towards that goal dominating where we can in search engines absolutely. Yeah in with my buyer hat on as we add more specifics. I can do a better job of personalizing the marketing that i send out as i know more specific information in a way that is standardized. So not just. What's in your description. But actually the standardized information that you're providing through item specifics. As i have more that information on the buy side of the marketing i and then say hey griff. I know you love whatever it is. And here's a much more narrow set of inventory that i'm going to serve to you to entice you because i can use that information to define that narrow set of inventory versus saying i'm going to send you the entire i ten listings of this whole category and they may not be nearly as relevant to you and as we have more specifics our ability to be personalized and relevant to buyers also increases. It works better on a search engine and it works better in terms of our own marketing. Before i let you go. We always ask our guests. What their activity on ebay is like you buy or sell a do both. I just sold this week. Refills for a lamp. Bears air so that in my most recent purchase which also came. This week was alight ski jacket because it is getting warmer here and i have a really good warm jacket. But i don't have. My kids are eight and ten or eight ten. She'd kill me for not getting her age right and as they grow out of all of their ski stuff in there. You know their Mostly out there. I find that that does really well anyway. So i just have a constant slew of that coming onto ebay buyer and seller will enter. It's been a pleasure. I know that this is a huge job. So i won't keep you any longer but i i do want to thank you for taking time to talk to us. It's always a pleasure to speak with you. I'm always honored that we can share our conversation with ourselves while i'm honored and pleased to be here griffin. I go way back to like. I think the last ebay university that we had which. We had in montreal. When i was leading the french getting business so that was some time ago yet. Tober i remember so if lovely to be on your podcast and i'm happy to come back anytime we'll have you back on android gonna push. Thanks again we've been speaking today with the chief marketing officer vice president of the seller community andrea stairs. Coming up we'll talk to a seller. Who is one of our up and running grant winners. We've already spoken to a few of the up and running. Grant recipients were fifty. I don't think we're going to talk to all fifty this year. But we've got a handful of them that are willing to talk to you so we're going to talk today with one of those recipients victor rivera cells under the user. Id plant street collectibles. Welcome victor thank you so much just wanna i start off by saying A huge thank you to ebay in. Hello alice furthest grant. And i'm really excited to be here today with your grip. How did you find out that you were one of. The fifty. Selected recipients actually received a phone call about a week and a half ago on a friday. See if i could join zoom meeting with. Hello alison ebay. That got me excited. Because i couldn't even imagine that would be considered would the following in you know i was just in absolute awe and i can't believe that i was selected to be one of the lucky recipients. The award was ten thousand dollar value with two thousand and ebay credits. We know how you'll spend those pretty much. But what about the eight thousand dollars. What do you plan to do with that. Being a former employee with the orlando magic. Before i started opening my own business. I learned that community is the should be number one and given back in so last year when the pandemic started i had about ten percent of proceeds for about a month ago to direct relief which opt covid relief efforts so the first thing i wanna do is have like a campaign this coming month of march call them the march against hunger and domina focus our goal of two thousand dollars in the Located hungry for every fifty dollars that is going to be raised to provide closer over five hundred meals for kids. That's gonna be the first step in my power. Be for the next three or four months to put about fifteen hundred two thousand dollars towards on what they call. Investment projects dot o. Reinvesting back into sports cards that i buy through ebay and trying to generate profits with that through the power of what we call grading sports cards. What do you mean by that process of grading sports cars. How do you make a profit that trying to make a dollar out of fifteen cents a lot of people. Nowadays they want the highest quality sports cards in their collection. The highest quality cards are going to get the most value on the market on ebay. People are ripping the car that a paxton selling them and part of my businesses. The vitals parts do ebay and send them integrated with one of the big companies either. Psa professional sports authenticator and becca grading services. And that's where usually go to get. My car's graded in the process can be very long. It can take anywhere to a year we. I heard that this can be an extended process exactly so.

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"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

eBay for Business

07:29 min | Last month

"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

"Two thousand five. What was the role that you took. My first job at ebay was to create a new strategy and then run ebay motors in canada and at the time. I did not have a driver's license. So this was an interesting stretch for me. I went door-to-door. Two different independent auto dealers trying to talk to them about ebay and get them to come and sell on ebay. And i would pull up in a taxi because car owner drivers license but it worked out well and i did well enough to get the next job and so my next job after that was launching our business in french canada so for a long time. Ebaying canada was english only and so in two thousand six two thousand seven. We launched our french canadian business. I was born in montreal. Sway speak french. And so i was doing media and publicizing that the launch but also running the business on the back end and then from there. I took a variety of marketing roles in canada leadings of our email and onsite marketing for a while and then broadening to all of our marketing and then i spent a longtime co managing and then being in charge of the canadian business overall. Just managing that. And what's interesting. Is that jordan. And i have had parallel careers will keep bumping into each other at ebay. So i met jordan on my first day at ebay. He was in the toronto office. That's where he started his as an analyst. And i came in to do this job for motors. And then i reported it to him when i led ebay canada and he was vp of stellar. At that point. I was reporting to him and now exit of come full circle again to reports him in a completely different rural so we keep bumping into each other. Yeah we like to keep family in the family so to speak when we can. Have you always work with sellers or have you worked with buyers before now. It's been really balanced promoters for example a lot of focus on sellers and then when we were building the french canadian business trying to onboard sellers as well as buyers because it was basically like launched two sided marketplace in a new market and then canada is a great market to grow up in. Because it's a really small team and everyone has to wear multiple hats so there isn't a convenience of being able. They will only do this in canada. We have sort of twenty five to thirty people doing everything. And so you really get to know everything and so one of the fun things about the about. My canadian role was in fact engaging with sellers we developed program called the entrepreneur of the year. Awards program where we would recognize top sellers and every year we would have a gathering and will do again cove. It's over where we will. We gather the the award winners and sit down with them and actually introduce them to their members of parliament government officials. And so when you're we introduced our winners to the prime minister of canada because he was interested in youth millennials. Doing online and business. And it happened that those years winners. We're all millennials and so had that seller experience and then obviously southern marketing was part of my marketing role in canada and then doing the usual seller visits going out to folks and seeing their garages their warehouses. They're huge shops and and really understanding what it takes to run a business on ebay or or run a small business full stop and i'm the daughter of an entrepreneur. My dad a small manufacturing shop that made the backs of milk trucks. And so i have a apple stands for what a entrepreneur goes goes through when the ups and downs. And then you know marrying that with the on the ground experience of talking to ebay sellers and understanding the dynamics. And it's always fun for me when i have sellers come together is there is no icebreakers right. They go straight into like. How are you solving this shipping issue. What like what are you think about this. Like what end. The amazing thing to me is in this conversation. Not number of times like with my team and we all are stunned. Although i don't know why we should continue to be stunned. The willingness to share tips and tricks like the lack of competitiveness between seller or the feeling that everyone is in it together. And i've figured something out. And i'm going to share that information with you is always amazing to me and his so invigorating to see that and to see you were talking earlier about the community that we have internally at ebay when you bring zeller's together or virtually and you see the community that we have outside like the the broader community. The community of sellers is amazing in the willingness to share and to help each other out is always so inspiring one of the things that we miss. Because of the pandemic is that we have developed a whole roster of physical events where we get to meet with talk with and share ideas inform sellers about what we're doing and they tell us what they would want in our like ebay open and our ebay up front and we used to have something in person. These are historical tradition it ebay and the pandemic put an end to that. I think that everyone who works at ebay is really hungry for that to return. I look forward to the day. We do. Some of that like ebay. Open in the meantime well. How do we connect with sellers. Now that we don't have those physical events. Yes and i think to your point given that we don't have the physical events we are leading in harder in the virtual world so there are events monthly at a minimum. That ebay's organizing so we've monthly check ins. We have quarterly events for different pools of sellers. We are going into an open. This year will be in august. It will be virtual trying to kind of capture some of the magic of open and then continuing to support meetups local meet ups and so a variety mix of events in one of the things that we're doing. I work with a lot with Rebecca mike goals on my team. Who who runs community in sellers will have seen her hosting that the check ins and she's on podcast. We are working on trying to take advantage of the virtual to increase the reach to seller said to have more sellers attend these virtual events in the one thing the good thing about virtual is whether you have ten people or a hundred thousand people sort of scales much more easily while we're in this virtual world. Let's take advantage of the benefit of it and at least get more sellers engaged but no we're already thinking about twenty twenty two when ideally we will start to come together in real life again and what is that. Look like it. I think the trick is going to be. How do we continue to have that expanded reach in complimented like how do we marry what works in virtual and what works in the physical world and kind of create much more hybrid events. And what does that look like. I think that's something that team is kinda working through right now. I don't know that the world is going to go back to exactly the way it was before you know now that we've been able to the as we're reaching more sellers. I'd like to continue to have that conversation with that broader set of sellers. But to your point. There is a benefit to gathering physically. We need to figure out how what's like so we're already thinking about twenty twenty to move that's heartening to know. I love the idea that we're considering a hybrid concept. I don't know about you. I've actually grown quite fond of zoom. I get to see people that even if we were in the office all day i might not see because they're in another building or they're in another city ebays officer spread across the globe. So i actually really fond of zoom meetings. And i hope we can keep to moving forward speaking about moving forward. What's on the docket this year and beyond for ebay sellers. This has been a great past year in the sense that while the pandemic spin terrible but it really has refocused on shopping online. And we've seen the impact on ebay as well. It's been an incredible year so far. But does this mean for moving out of the pandemic and keeping the momentum going jordan. I'm sure has.

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Prices for Nvidia RTX 3000 Graphics Cards Are Getting Insane on eBay

Latest In Tech News

02:47 min | Last month

Prices for Nvidia RTX 3000 Graphics Cards Are Getting Insane on eBay

"Prices for the invidia. Rtx three thousand graphics cards are getting insane on ebay bc. Meg is covering this article. If you're wondering what's going on with prices on even prices are getting kinda crazy Scalpers our in house charging people two thousand dollars to own in videos. Rtx thirty eighty. Unfortunately the ongoing shortage for the latest pc graphics card is causing the prices for the usa. Too disturbing new heights on ebay. Since mid-september scalpers have been reselling the rtx thirty on ebay for around thirteen hundred to fifteen hundred dollars which is almost double. The original seven hundred to eight hundred seventy dollar cost depending on model but in recent weeks the pricing for the in demand graphics card is only got more insane and actually have a graphic kind of showing the graph prices are all over the place but seems to be general medium to understand the full scope of escaping chicago based data engineer named michael driscoll has been tracking a gpo sales on ebay using a computer script on tuesday. He told us the medium price for the rtx. Thirty eighty has now reached two thousand and seventy dollars the median prices for ebay for all the rtx. Three thousand cards began to balloon in february in the case of the thirty eighty costs. Shot up to around twenty four hundred. The rtx thirty seventy any other hand in a high of over twelve hundred dollars. Us and it's like no world is going on. Numbers only began to drop last week. During the same time invidia lodged most affordable entry in the rtx three thousand series thirty sixty which starts at three hundred and thirty dollars. Prices stopped going up exactly when it launched. The i can't be coincidence. Driscoll told us not a huge drought significant by us meaning. Pc not meet for the increases. I have no way of confirming. But i know many employers give out bonuses in february and people are starting to file and receive tax returns which could be driving some of the price increase. The insanity has also carried over to the amd's latest rate on graphics. Cards scalpers on ebay are now hockey enough for about double the normal cost. It's like a grant allowed guys One factor they do mention is the surge in crypto currency mining which might be creating more customers scars on ebay. Still imagining someone to pay two thousand dollars for a single. Pc graphics card is mind boggling ultimately as a dark time to be a pc builder but you can find ways around. You don't have to get the latest and greatest graphics card can still work with what you have or you can forget buying a pc and building it from scratch and just get one prebuilt to some extent. Probably help you out

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Fault Tolerant Distributed Gradient Descent

Data Skeptic

06:36 min | Last month

Fault Tolerant Distributed Gradient Descent

"Hello my name is native. And i'm a computer scientist. Gay as opposed to grow researcher at ebay university switzerland. I work on distributed computations. Specifically i work on. Algorithms concerning distribution optimization disrupted consensus and distributed collaborations systems soi robotics and online voting and in this particular eighty of research. I mainly focus on darwin's by indeed for owners many avi considered networks. There's some of the notes in the networks are militias adversarial or they're just forty. And how does this affect the oral fixation off the elegant now. This is something that's interesting to me in my engineering part of the brain working for big company. I'd say well we can control all of our nodes about some rogue employees or something. But i guess outside of a company the world really runs on bigger systems. How common are these sort of peer to peer distributed problems in people's everyday lives definitely. I made for example. Just consider our current situation which is the ongoing pandemic. Let's see your these. Scooby trackers right you have these scored trackers on your phones than you. Are gary these records with the sword these strikers in vancouver you go in close proximity to someone else that say who might annette it or who might in recent history being tested positive so this gives you a notification. Hey you know you gaming on equity this person and he was the best positive so you may want to take some precautions. Analysts say based on these kind of trackers companies and government started building policies. Just imagine how difficult it would be if someone starts messing around for example. Let's say be Falsely claimed themselves as high-risk saying that. I just hires Ever i'm a Is also is that would discreet Rice appear to be systems are already there used is just a v are naively ignoring the fact that some of the notes in the systems be malicious authority. Fonte just like internet. You have millions of notes on the net not everything. Not everything is on the cloud on server controlled by big or big komen administration. They are so many of these notes that are spreading misinformation they have destroying to disrupt the internet for example you might have heard of. Thanks like jamming attacks Jammed the settlers despite sandy query. So you know these kinds of notes vais fairly common in our everyday use in suggests we get to hear them band. There's a big disaster. Or there's an actual big down of these systems when i started learning about distributed computing and of course it was called big data at the time. One of the first examples is term frequencies so in a lot of documents you the percentage of times you see something that often gets labeled as embarrassingly parallel because you just want to frequency. You need the numerator divided by the denominator and it's easy to divide that problem up and rejoin it but not. Every problem is so embarrassingly easy to solve. What about your specific research into gradient descent. What makes that one hard to do in a distributed fashion. You had distributed Any one this networks to be useful to the specific problem. Let's say that you are trying to solve for example as you just mentioned either. You're trying to get the frequency of a border from documents spent on the internet or let's take a step forward but apps you are trying to build some kind of image classified so different notes on the have different data sets. Let's say images of their dogs. And you want to use these images of dogs neck so many images of those who could be a very strong image classic fire for dogs something that would dismantle the human ability declassified at all so you wanna less this complicated Now designing image classified using all these distribution data said on the internet different notes having different data points. It's quite complicated even when you have all the data points at one body a machine. It's a headline. more of the. The sets are divided in different machines so to ensure that comes like these like machine learning run smoothly when certain nodes in the network militias spinal challenging not descending. It's very interesting to study. How these types can be done. Smoothly on gedeon descent is specific That is by far the was algorithm used from sheet lending pieces and what happens ingredient descent. Is you have these different. Data sets distributed on different notes. Therefore defend nodes have different loss functions. Now what we are trying to do now in this district. Setting is minimized the aggregate of all these functions are loss functions. Now when you're doing this by nature the most commonly use angry gradients design. Because it's naturally distributed many obligingly send it just reduces at the gradients of loss functions in each round. Or so if you're learning and gordon to when you're adding these gradients together some notes are not going to provide you ladies of los angeles. They may be forty. May be broadway. You re totally incorrect. Greediest maybe designed maliciously innovate to move you. words solution. that famous day goes data points. They may favor. Let's say dogs of a burglary or some other panels notions. Maybe they want to completely rendered the classification problem useless. They want to maybe instead of dog. Trained you the classify so as you can see ensuring that is reputed gradient descent runs smoothly at least within some reasonable dominates in residents of such Notes is of practically at this point vendor. You have all this The algorithms training using data sets coming from all sorts of people on it.

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Customers Go Nuts Over Grape Nuts Shortage

Business Wars Daily

02:44 min | 2 months ago

Customers Go Nuts Over Grape Nuts Shortage

"February sixteenth throughout the pandemic we've been discussing shortages ranging from toilet paper to patio heaters. But here's one that's oddly specific grape nuts. That's right the post brand cereal equivalent of tom. Brady in other words. You either love it or you hate it. His missing from many grocery store shelves despite their name grape made from either grapes nor nuts instead. They're hard little balls of malted barley flour whole grain wheat flour salt and dried. Yeast tastes like a mouth full of gravel. That is according to one wall street journal report but whether you eat them with milk or sprinkled over ice or yogurt these tough little nuggets have softened enough to keep the brand going for more than one hundred years but like so many products during the pandemic a combination of supply chain and manufacturing issues have made them tough to come by. Since late last year they're manufactured using proprietary process. That is tough to replicate. The company said in a statement. Usa today and what happens when bran loyalists get wind of a shortage. You know what happens. They start hoarding. Grape nuts fans took to social media and read it to bemoan the loss of their favourite breakfast food and there's even a secondary grape nuts market. You can find boxes on ebay for prices ranging between fifteen and two hundred bucks a piece. It's sister product rape nuts. Flakes is a little easier to find but still facing shortages in some areas post said in a facebook comment that it made changes to its production lineup to ensure that cereals in highest demand were being manufactured i so for those seeking alternatives with sky. High boost of fiber grape nuts provides. The pickings are slim but kellogg's has some options for you. All brand buds are a good alternative. Even though judges in one tampa bay tribune taste test said they looked like quote rabbit pellets Last month kelloggs also introduced a revamped version of its raisin bran cereal with toasted oats added for more fiber in the uk. The company's all brand probiotic odi clusters are marketed as an aide to gut health just before the pandemic the outlook for cereal sales with soft but being cooped

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McDonald's Pokémon Card Prices Through the Roof Because of Scalpers

Kim Komando

00:57 sec | 2 months ago

McDonald's Pokémon Card Prices Through the Roof Because of Scalpers

"Our scalpers have always been a problem when it comes to event tickets. Now you have this next generation of them, which use bods to make it nearly impossible to score some of the latest computer, graphic cards or video gaming consoles. Well now not even McDonald's happy Meals are safe. This week is the 25th anniversary Pokemon and to celebrate McDonald's release some special happy meal boxes, complete with Pokemon cards inside. Now. Apparently, there are 50 cards to collect and you got to catch them all. So some folks are making it their mission to go by as many happy meals as they can and then turning the cars around on eBay for a quick profit. Somewhere selling these cars run 10 bucks and some I have no idea why a poky man card from a happy meal $900. Let some McDonnell locations have run of the cards was wide. Maybe it's driving up the demand. The big question is where they retain their value in all this dies down. I mean, think about it. Only a handful Those old Beanie Babies from years ago. I would have anything now imagine spending 900 bucks on something that ends up on just being worth nothing or a few bucks down the line. I mean McDonald's or not, I can't imagine that they're 11.

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Aunt Jemima brand's new name revealed: Pearl Milling Company

Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA

01:04 min | 2 months ago

Aunt Jemima brand's new name revealed: Pearl Milling Company

"Oats is indeed releasing a new name and logo for. Its angie mine and jemima products. We knew we knew. That was coming retiring stereotype. That is adorned. It's pancake mix and syrup support decades the name and jemima long criticized as racist caricature of a black woman stemming from slavery. Well they've finally made the call. It will be replaced with the pearl milling company name and logo on the former brand's new packaging according to parent company pepsico. I wonder if you can find the old end. Jemima packaging for example on ebay. I wonder what that selling for these days. Pepsico spokesperson said. We're starting a new day with pearl millet company new day rooted in the brand's historic beginnings and its mission to create moments. That matter at the breakfast

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PayPal Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Results

MarketFoolery

02:54 min | 2 months ago

PayPal Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Results

"Pay pal closed out the best year. In the company's history fourth quarter profit and revenue came in higher than expected their guidance for twenty twenty one with strong shares of pay pal up around five percent and hitting a new high. Yeah pretty much Sort of twenty percent ish growth Year ear And really i think that more than anything what is part of Today's move is is a reiteration that this is sort of very much the middle of the game this is not particularly a pandemic related growth. It's it's sort of the growth that you expect here to the growth that the guidance is is continuing to provide. they've gotten investor day. I think next week and You know paypal and ebay two tastes. That weren't so great together but They've been pretty good Separated they had been good separate. We'll get to ebay and a second But you know this. This is interesting because You know one of the things that has come up over. The past few weeks on this show has ban guidance the degree to which some companies are comfortable sharing it for twenty twenty one the degree to which others are saying no. We're not doing gyns right now. A part of what pay pal shared was for the first time in a few years. They're going to have an investor day a week from today so february. Eleventh i believe is pay pals investor day and one of the things they're expected to share is their outlook for the next three to five years so I for anyone who looks at paypal and wonders about the valuation. I think the the counter to that is the confidence that management has to give guidance. Not just for this year but you know a week from now. They're going to be sharing it out to two thousand twenty six. Yeah and that is something to take notice of because it is a space that is while certainly far more mature than it would have been five years ago still So much going on you know in in the places where it where pales operating That i'm impressed that they can go out on a limb that far into the future You know with the percentage of the business that is coming from the new initiatives crypto and qr code reads It's it's really A lot of pieces that have a lot. That's going to happen in the next five years. So i think it's going to be a fascinating investor day and certainly One that is going to grab a lot of attention because of what the stock has done. And what the company has done

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Ecommerce in 2021

Voices of Search by Searchmetrics

03:04 min | 2 months ago

Ecommerce in 2021

"Let's talk about what's happening in the commerce industry yet. Commerce is a bright spot. I mean we've all known talked several times. Since last year was the record-setting year for a lot of the big e commerce sites and as we move into twenty twenty one battles changed for you so we still see some really strong performance from a lot of the larger e commerce sites. It is pretty interesting. Though to kind of hone in on some of the klansman's shifts jockeying for kind of rankings. And so one of the ones we typically like to look at. Is you know the big ten the top ten e commerce sites at the last week in performance everyone is showing greens signs ranges between one percent of five percent from visibility. Growth to release some positives as there. If we look back just a little bit. Though i think it is worth recapping. There was significant changes during the december core update. We saw amazon a little bit of a hit there. They haven't quite recovered from their all time. High going into the beginning of december but one of the biggest bright spots is shout outs ebay who was our number one winner during the december core up eight and in his last week they actually just inched over walmart which is kind of regaining the number two spot for overall seo his building performance and so they are just hareb of walmart and that really has been something that walmart spin solidified in that number two spot over the last two years. And i think that's really bright. Spot is seeing them actually surpassed walmart. Let me jump in here as an ebay alumni and as a former member of the ebay. Seo team what we're number two. We're number two once and always ebay alum congratulations to the ebay team. Nothing personal warmer. Hey look i'm a walmart shopper. Too just like everyone else but ebay always have my heart talking. Can you give me an understanding of why you think ebay has been on. Such sort of an astronomic climb. They've really made some outstanding strides. What's happening at ebay. That's helping to pick up some market here. I mean when you look at ebay and you look at their performance. I your point. Yeah definitely shout out the friends that ebay in the hard work that they put in. But i think the biggest thing that jumped is when you look over their performs for the last year. They didn't have these big splash movements and so wasn't super bowl. Toll like nouns up. They had fight smaller incremental growth. I think when you look at that. Mia typically sends a strong sign of kind of focus on like hygienes the basic overall health of like internal cameras asian. Especially when you have a website of that size and then typically were you see that kind of consistent commitment and dedication desio growth you oftentimes get the big payout when it comes to an algorithm update

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How to host Pay-to-Play Fortnite parties

Side Hustle School

05:06 min | 2 months ago

How to host Pay-to-Play Fortnite parties

"Can help him up. Quick shout out to our sponsor and then we'll hear from audie a credit card on afraid to look at to see what the balance is. Well listen if you have been avoiding your debt. It's time to face it to confront it and upstart can help you do that. Help you face it confronted and finally pay it off. They'll find smarter rates with trusted partners. They assess a lot more than just your credit score and you can get approved the same day find out. How upstart can lower your monthly payments. When you go to upstart dot com slash hustle that is upstart dot com slash hustle. Don't forget to use your l. Loan amounts will be determined based on your credit income and certain other information provided in your application go to upstart dot com slash hustle. figures deli. Appearance told me. I should listen to side hustles at the always. Been interested in making some money being a student on. Wanted to see what you thought of my job. I'd like to invite people over in church for four nine party. I have pretty good broadband. I can sell them. Snacks and energy drinks that get from costco. I'm also working on setting up a socially distance area in my basement over the more people have the vaccine soon. So that won't be a problem. How much do you think. I should charge for these parties also. Do you play portland. Thanks potty what's up man. Thank you so much for calling in so-called to know that you're out there and i think you've done a better job than me because twenty years ago. I was just playing games. I actually did start selling on ebay. A certain point but i never monetize my love of gaming so i do love the idea of raising the standard of game parties adding in some professionalization and of course getting paid for your efforts so what might help ought to get off to a good start. I think what he needs to do is create demand. Okay so rather than say something like well. Here's the price the price range. Maybe it's ten dollars you know. Probably five to twenty dollars is the price range but rather than just focus on that. He needs to get people committed so that it's a desirable experience week in and week out. This is something that people want to come to right. Because you can't just sit in your own basement play games online and maybe during the pandemic you still need to do that depending on your location and situation but once it safe wouldn't it be so much cooler to hang out with like minded people and have those snacks and play all in the same room. So i would say you know. Tell everybody the first one is free and give them give them free. Energy drinks don't charge for them. Give them free at. I invite people who are popular gamers or connectors with a wide circle. Post photos afterwards tag. Some people you'd like to attend next week's and then speaking of that that word professionalization i used earlier. Make it a regular thing like build some structure into it. Call it ottis gaming. Den that host events every friday night and every sunday afternoon. Whatever the time is whatever named choose. Make business cards or

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Woman sells crochet Bernie doll for over $20,000, donates to charity

News and Perspective with Taylor Van Cise

02:04 min | 2 months ago

Woman sells crochet Bernie doll for over $20,000, donates to charity

"You've seen all of the Bernie Sanders means from Inauguration Day. A famous photo now of the Vermont senator at the inauguration shows up seemingly everywhere these days, and it raises thousands for charity, too. Thanks to a local woman. Compost, Brian Calvert explains. The photo shows a bundled up former presidential candidate sporting a pair of knitted brown tan and white mittens. The picture is definitely made the rounds and it also motivated Toby King to get out her crow. Shea Needles mind blowing because I knew Burning was training because of that picture, and I already had a Bernie pattern in a burning doll. So I just went and got that and I modified in Super quick plan. She wanted to do her own version of the Bernie in the photo. By way of crew. Shay and from beginning to start didn't get up and it was seven hours. But that's on top of the hours and hours of actually designing that that I did like a year ago, when it was all said and done. The Redmond woman had a doll, a perfect likeness of the now infamous photo. She even re created a tiny version of those mittens, the mittens, mittens or not that hard, it's just the color changing a special stitch. Now what to do with a tiny crew shade. Bernie Sanders doll. Toby King immediately thought of doing something good with it. After all, Bernie himself was already cashing in on the popular pose much of sweatshirts. And donated two meals on wheels. Vermont and I said that that is perfect. That is what I want to do. She decided to sell it on eBay and give the proceeds to meals on Wheels America, she tells K II TV. That's when things got really interesting for 99 cents, And then a few minutes later. I want to take the screens. I was like, Wow, it's five bucks. The auction ended earlier this week and the winning bid $20,300 Toby King of Redmond had no idea that good she could do And now she wants everyone to have a crow shade. Bernie. She's not planning on making more. But she is putting the pattern for the doll in her Etsy store named Toby Time. Crow Shea. I'm so so just so happy that everybody is making their own little Bernie and planes and Bernie's out there and just it just makes everybody so happy. Brian Calvert Homo news. Come on his time 1

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Vicarious Visions reportedly working on a Diablo 2 remake at Blizzard

DLC

04:48 min | 2 months ago

Vicarious Visions reportedly working on a Diablo 2 remake at Blizzard

"For me. The story of the week is vicarious visions rolled in spink succumb to the blizzard. Avalanche of the blizzard ebay. They need to plow basically. They need good that name again. It's fist blow to dig them out Most recently they made tony hawk one and two which i rave about last year absolutely phenomenal Release of those games. Did the crash release as well and i just outstanding studio. In my opinion. I think track record of just hits in working on some great games in now Based on the press release that came out it appears as if they are going to be a support studio for the larger blizzard instead of like. Hey go make a new ip or go work on this franchisor or elite on this they. It seems like we'll be one of the many studios you see as you're waiting to get to the title screen of a gay or when the credits are rolling. You're like how many people worked on this in support of i blizzard game. So i guess diablo's or unannounced Helping ship overwatch to maybe. But it's kind of a bummer. I think that team seem super talented. And it this seems kind of unceremonious to me. Well the rumor is that vicarious visions has been working on a diablo to re master for quite a while and that blizzard was so dissatisfied with the warcraft. Three re master which received a lot of hype and was Was a disappointment. i think. I think there's only one way to describe it. It was a disappointment to fans. It was a disappointment to the studio when it released it. Had a bunch of problems and I think they the rumor is that they wanted to date. Being blizzard. wanted to avoid a repeat of that kind of scenario and we're using vicarious visions to work on the diablo two remastered which is unannounced. Chat is saying remake is what they're polite yes. Pardon me remake. These terms should be precise and i. It's my mistake for nelson. Hasn't been out so we don't really know i mean with warcraft. Three was a master. S diablo to remake would be pretty exciting but yes supposedly that was handed over to the four-team and then than they brought in vicarious visions to offload that work as work on the before ramped up and They're they're calling it. Diablo two resurrected all again all of this rumor. But if that's the case super excited obviously victorious visions. Very good at these kinds of remakes. These kinds of taking old games and making them look gorgeous on modern technology so as a huge fan of the oslo to very excited about that prospect. Be i get what you're saying christian about it. Being a bit of a bummer. To to hear that they will no longer be the lead developer on any kind of game creation. Rob you Inside a developer. All the time what. What is your your take on. This is the kind of thing that would be disheartening to a group to to visions themselves or do they see it as potentially an opportunity to probably a little bit of both The thing that bums me out. The most is sort of losing vicarious visions v as it's colloquially known in the games industry as as a brand like air studio that has a very long history. They've been around for a very long time. One of the few coast studios in albany new york which is rare So them to sort of lose their identity and just become you know a blizzard new yorker or whatever blizzard east Is just a bummer. Just from just from a name standpoint It does. I mean they do good work though so i think ultimately for the security of the people working the studio is probably a good thing it ensures longevity that those people will have jobs and projects at work on whether or not. It's the projects that those folks were hoping to work on if they were developing internally typically studios are always trying to develop things internally especially smaller studios sports support studios. They wanna like make their own. Ap eventually that's probably the goal of every studio. Imagine sure and so losing that for now. is probably. There's probably some stink to it. But i would also say like if they continue to prove themselves doing this. There's no reason why. I wouldn't think that they might be handed. Something in the future that may be as a blizzard. Ip and maybe they make a new game with one of those ip's

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"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

eBay for Business

03:35 min | 4 months ago

"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

"Let's talk about some of those behavioral changes like mobile payments or shopping or are people at home with their desktops and shopping more on desktop. Maybe they're on their phones. Tell us more about that. Yeah we see a tremendous amount of multi device usage within households. So what that means is you will have like you know the people who are on their zoom calls like shopping on the side you know. But they're not shopping necessarily on the desktop. It's on an ipad or it's on a on a phone on the side so there's definitely a lot of pre shopping a lot of inventory checking or a lot of investigating who they're going to kind of consider in the course of that transaction that's definitely A big part of that experience now see just want to be conscious as a seller of things like making sure that the imagery that you portray is going to be reflected well on different device sizes and we are seeing a lot of Video customer service calls to so just responding quickly to questions that consumers may have. That's an expectation of customers. We've seen video certainly provide Greater boosts to conversion whenever we see that offered it's essentially an extension of imagery so and we know that the more images you share that more likely that there is to be a sale ultimately that's a great reminder and it certainly reflects what we see here at ebay as well for holiday for many people. It's actually about those post holiday sales that they get excited about whether you're a buyer seller that last week of the year can be a big deal. Can you tell us what to anticipate this year with those post holiday sales and what to look forward to i think the pandemic essentially forced a lot of companies to cut their orders pretty early. And they didn't go back and revisit cancellations and what you had as a result is even through thanksgiving weekend you add less compelling offers like to merchant than you did in the past. It was completely common in the past that you would on a cyber monday. Have forty percent off of everything on a website plus free shipping and that was far less common. This year was more likely that you would have thirty percent off of select items with a shipping threshold. It just the richness of those offers was substantially less than in years past and part of the reason for that is that there just wasn't as much inventory that retailers had to discount. And they're trying to make that inventory that they have last as long as possible. What that potentially means is that there's not going to be as much in the way of sales post-holiday and that could be to the advantage of ebay sellers and the reason for that is that if there's less competition out there that's a good thing for you because you would be able to jump on the consumers that are expecting sales or offers and they're not finding them you wanna be able to take advantage of that if possible. I mean people will buy after christmas if there are sales it's entirely promotional driven like that's sort of the big driver of that between christmas and new year's rush whether it's e commerce or in stores it's what's on sale. What can i get. That didn't get sold already. That i may be able to take advantage of and if there isn't going to be much of that and we don't expect as much this year if you have anything access you know take advantage of that timeframe promoted you know in really kind of jump on anything you can get your hands on right..

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"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

eBay for Business

05:05 min | 4 months ago

"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

"Be like using a stamp you'll get tracking that means to really big things one for the buyer obviously is they're getting delivery notification. They're going to know where their card is. And they're going to get all the benefits of tracking our sellers. First class mail can cost up to three dollars and fifty cents to sell a single car. And when you're selling a five dollar card there's not a lot of profit you had. You're spending three dollars cents shipping so this will allow people to save up sixty six percents on first class mail depending on what they're shipping. There's not going to be as much in the way of sales post holiday and that could be to the advantage of ebay sellers and the reason for that is that there's less competition out there. That's a good thing for you because you would be able to jump on the consumers that are expecting sales per offers. And they're not finding that i'm rebecca grip and this is the ebay for business. Podcast you're weekly source for the information and inspiration to start run and grow a business on the world's most powerful marketplace and this is episode one twenty-one hello rebecca. Hey there griff. How are you this week. I'm okay looking forward to the end of the year. And in fact as i mentioned last week this is our last episode for the year. Twenty twenty goodbye. Twenty twenty we won't miss you though. We'll never forget you but we will miss you. I share are you doing anything interesting for the holidays. No absolutely not. It's too risky. So we'll be staying home and watching episodes of our favorite shows. I'm actually kind of looking forward to keeping it low key this year. I usually have a huge christmas party every year. And of course that's not on so i'm kind of excited to maybe decorate a little bit less. Eat a little bit more food and just kind of take the day easier than we usually would write this down. Remind.

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"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

eBay for Business

02:33 min | 5 months ago

"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

"No matter where you are what you're hoping to learn we've got something really quality for you. Just want to mention one of the thing one of the sellers that we've been working with to develop the content point something out that we actually haven't thought of in that cellar. School could be a fantastic training resource for some of our bigger sellers out there who have teams of people handling different aspects that you businesses they could refer their employees to seller school to learn what they need to learn to fulfill those different functions instead of having to spend all that time training them directly. I mean who has time to train. If you're busy running the business by the way have we already launched ebay seller school. we have. Yeah we did kind of a friends and family kind of thing just to kind of make sure everything was working okay and the people having a good experience. We launched it. I just last month in october. In fact primarily focusing on new sellers so folks who either had just registered or had been on the platform for about six months or less we said. Hey we've got this awesome new learning resource for you with could really help ends. We voted them in to experience the platform. And then just in this past week we actually opened up the doors. Further and invited are more experienced sellers onto the platform to one particularly interesting data. Point that we came across we're seeing experienced sellers engage in that fundamental content. That i mentioned earlier almost the same levels as the new sellers which was surprising. Because you think they just go straight to the end of the line and do the really complicated stuff. But i was really encouraged to see that. I think it's really smart of them to do that. Because ebay like i said changes a lot and sometimes we all get set in our ways and we start doing things you know in the same way over and over again and you gotta stay current. You got to keep things fresh. She gotta make sure that you are staying up to date on the new tools of the new recommendations..

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"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

eBay for Business

02:10 min | 5 months ago

"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

"And as you move through the lessons and courses you can earn badges as you complete certain courses and even earned certificates as you complete full learning paths and you can also kind of track. You're learning progress among your peers. Because there's a leaderboard you can see kind of where you stack up in terms of how quickly you're moving through. The material assets really a fun engaging experience and who doesn't like badges certificates and competing against your peers exactly. It's not just the millennials right. Who liked that pat on the back but another key difference since our school is the learning formats so there are some sellers out there who want to dive deep and get a full soup to nuts so to speak kind of education so for those sellers we have what's called learning paths which are kind of curriculum and their curated collections of courses organized by expertise level starting kind of the very fundamental level than progressing through intermediate advanced and the learning past really brings sellers through and end end learning journey. This reminds me of our long ago. Sunsetted ebay university program were a group of us would travel around the country giving one or two days seminars and we divided it in two basic and advanced and it was how to sell on ebay. But i've certainly heard a lot about that. A lot of the sellers that i work with and gathering their input for seller school have kind of likened this experience to that and they really look back fondly on those memories that seems that he was a fantastic program yet was but it was a lot of work while the flying every other weekend for some of us and we were always limited to how many sellers and potential sellers we could reach in direct seminar education absolutely and you know seller. School is an attempt at a solution for that that limited reach through the platform we can reach a virtually unlimited number of sellers. There's room for everybody. Ebay seller school has a larger collection of learning modules so for sellers. Who might have a clearer sense of what they need. They can choose between the individual courses and other resources available to them and then if they want they can dive deeper learning. Pass down the road if they're interested in more comprehensive training in one particular topic who is so school for by the way is it just for new south is getting started out on ebay or is it for a whole range of sellers seller. School is for everybody..

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"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

eBay for Business

03:55 min | 5 months ago

"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

"I keep getting outbid. I'm like what are you talking about. I had no idea what he was doing. Well he tells me about ebay. And i'm like this is pretty cool. Let me try to outbid him on his trips former. Hsa grand well. Yeah fair in love and war. What did he know you were doing this. I don't think so. we'll keep it secret. What year was this. Do you remember how long i was in the marines from ninety six to two thousand so it must have been somewhere in there probably ninety seven ninety eight imagine. Wow that is a long time ago and you've been on ebay ever since i've been on there forever night. You joined up to be a marine lots of training. Lots of dance training. They say we have the hardest boot camp so i joined straight out of high school joined. The record went down the pair asylum for boot camp then went through all my training. I was a toe gunnar. Which is antitank gunner basically. But i was. I was in there was. It was basically peacetime station at eight tonight. Which is the ceremonial eric. So we do parades and things of that nature and do the dignitary stuff so well. I'm glad you didn't have to be in harm's way during your time in the service but it's still a huge commitment of time. Oh yeah four years and then four years in active so he definitely. Can you be called up at any time not anymore. They don't want me. i'm too old well. There's always that when you join a branch of the military especially the marines. It's a lot of discipline and organization. Did you have any of those skills before you went into the service. I want to say yes but in reality i was probably a fat bag. Nasty a what say that again. A fat bagged nasty. Just some fun terminology. Basically i was a teenage kid. Eighteen swimming had some discipline. But no they definitely break you down from what you go in..

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"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

eBay for Business

02:52 min | 5 months ago

"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

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"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

eBay for Business

04:34 min | 6 months ago

"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

"This week on Ebay for business podcast. We're actually have a broad span on social media. We are on facebook and Instagram, but we're also on Youtube Lincoln and twitter. We do actually determine what type of marketing we're GONNA put on each of them for the most part facebook and instagram share the same amount of content but we know that linked in would never put anything related to the actual product itself in the sense of a listing. Of the things that I love about the Ebay partner network is the money that I get for that cancels out a lot of my fees. So that's one of nuts. One of the things that I love about using it is that Oh, it not not my this month you know, and that's one of the things that that we look at. I'm Brian Burke Griffin. This is the ebay business podcast. You're weekly source for the information and inspiration to help you start round and grow a business on the world's most powerful marketplace and today you're listening to episode one fourteen and joining me now is our biweekly co host. Brian how are you? Great how're you doing Grefe? I'm okay. It's been a busy week. It has been brought up to just a lot going on on reporting and things like that and getting prepped for twenty. Twenty one, it's amazing that we're kind of at the end of twenty twenty and so starting to think about the next year, right like any good business which ebay is we have to plan for 2021, and that's what each of the teams including our team is doing for planning process and Brian, and I are both working on the podcast part of it but you do so much more. You have other responsibilities I don't know issue you other responsibilities only all I do is the podcast. And you know it's interesting if I think about planning like a lot of our sellers have been kind of in the throes of that getting ready for this time of year, the holiday selling season exactly as Ebay has, but we plan our holiday campaigns and strategies pretty far in advance, and now they're starting to be implemented also in the news, I was looking at the cellar announcement and I realized that we didn't talk about it when it was first announced. October ninth but there is a update to the certified refurbished program. There is I. Think it was announced about the same time we announced the authentication, and so I think it may be didn't get as much airtime. No. In fact, it probably the sneaker authentication which has a wider interest I think among buyers and sellers in the news general outside of Ebay probably preempted in the rest of the news for that week was overlooked but there it is interesting because. There are a lot of sellers out there who will fit the profile for being called a certified refurbished program sellers. We'll put the link to the announcement board. In case you've never visited it before. So you should, in fact, if you listen to this podcast, you know that at the end of the every podcast, we give you your weekly to do list and one of them is go look at the announcements anyway this is what it says on the. Announcement, we've updated our certified refurbished program to ensure that buyers are able to find purchase like new refurbish inventory and select categories with confidence on Ebay and reduce items not describe returns for qualified sellers. So starting October Ninth Two Thousand Twenty items listed is certified. Refurbished will need to meet ebays updated item condition requirements, and also be approved by our certified furbish team. If you think you might qualify there are some stringent qualifications you can find out more on the announcement. On, the Nice thing is there's that link right in the announcement. So it's easy for sellers to determine if they qualified to be included. If you believe you are there's also going to be a link there where you can actually submit a request to be approved like I said, we'll put the link to the announcement board in our transcript as we do every week, that's the news for this week. Anyway, we have a show to do. So what do we have going on this week? This week we're focusing on using social media as a seller marketing tool we'll talk to ebay sellers quo. Vardis in Carlo Lawrence of QC consigns about creating content for social media, and there were chat with Ebay Seller Jocelyn known on Youtube in Ebay as crazy lamp lady and she's GonNa tell us how she leverages the Ebay partner network to both promoter business and reduce or selling fees. Be Great to hear her tips and tricks on how she uses it, and hopefully other can take advantage of that absolutely and I hope we have some questions this week. Yes, we do. We have a question or two to answer. So we'll get to those as well. But.

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"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

eBay for Business

04:52 min | 6 months ago

"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

"Onto the platform and hopefully to your listings. The following week, we'll be talking about onsite ebay marketing tactics. So things like promoted listings, promotions, manager multi quantity offers a buyer's all that great stuff. If you're not engaging in those kinds of tactics yet you you'd need to start, and then the final week we're going to focus on some more offsite marketing tactics to drive lassie's your Ebay listings land to build your brand. So everything from. Google shopping. Ebay partner network, which is really cool and again social media marketing because it's just that important will focus on all of those topics in the coming weeks. Thanks. Alexis. I really appreciate you taking time to talk to us today. Thank you so much. Grefe love being here Alexis. Galvin is senior manager of small and Medium Business Seller marketing engagement at Ebay as always will put links to any of these resources we've mentioned in this segment and our episode transcript just go to www dot ebay dot com forward slash podcast and look for episode one one that's one eleven and click on the link for transcript. Our next seller whose story was selected for the twenty five stories series cells what she calls vintage hard goods under the user ID lavender clothesline. Now, I think I know what vintage hard goods means, but I'm going to have to find out from the Horse's mouth. Welcome Karen. Thank you so much grant. So what do you mean by vintage hard goods? Well, I think out in the real world vintage is anything over thirty years old. I believe online the definition has been changed a little, not sure which platform changed, but it's my understanding it's twenty years and newer so if you've listened to the Older. Sorry. Okay. So if you've listened to the old Ebay radio show, I had definite opinions about the word vintage but we'll leave that alone because it's so confusing as to what it means for so many people but the hard goods part that's what I'm curious about what do you mean by hard goods? You know I heard that term before even understood what it was and for me, it's pretty much anything that is not clothing or made out of cloth. We're not talking about vintage a quote unquote fashion or clothing or anything. That's like may be a quilt or textiles of any sort I kinda mix it up I don't really I, don't really sell or describe with really hard. Fast rules, but generally anything that's yeah that's not made up cloth is a hard good and if you wanna see exactly what Karen sells again, a her user, id because people love to go visit a seller store while they're listening if they're not driving if you're driving, do not go and look at her store wait to get home exactly..

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"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

eBay for Business

03:36 min | 6 months ago

"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

"You can decide what works best for you. Some of our sellers are following this advice already a lot aren't. So they're asking that question and I heard it. So many times, Alexis how does a business owner? Know where to even start or what's going to be best for their particular business. It's not easy. You know as being a small business owner, you have to be all things to all people sometimes marketing can't get pushed to the back burner, but it's not smarts not going to help you grow. So you really need to get clear on what your marketing plans are. Let's talk about where to start because I know it can be. Daunting before could've considering how to promote your business. You need to do a little bit of homework. So I would say, I, identify what are Your Business Goals at this point in time and then start to think about how a marketing strategy can help you achieve them some of the common goals that you might have our expanding existing customer base. Maybe you WANNA drive more sales among your existing customers maybe you're trying out new inventory and You, WanNa Kinda see how that works with response from customers are too depending on what those goals are. Then you can kind of go back to the drawing board figure out all right how do I actually kind of achieve that goal a marketing strategy before we get into those specific marketing strategies and tactics though let's talk for just a minute about branding we'll hear a lot about it these days Alexis in what does branding mean Exactly, to an ebay seller and what's the difference between a brand and a business as your last question first. So the difference between Your brand and your business is that the business is is clearly the operational entity that produces and or sells your products. But the brand is something a little bit deeper. It's really about the identity or the personality of Your Business. Nike for example, is a business that obviously produces and sells sports apparel. But when we think about that business where likely to think more about strength in empowerment and cool design and all this kind of really cool lifestyle elements to it. It's all parts brands. We're not thinking about supply chains and distribution channels right. So the brand is what really makes meaningful and memorable in our lives. The question every small business owner has to ask him or herself is what comes to mind when consumers think of my. Business, what does it inspire those people to do or finger to feel you really want to kind of move them and make your business memorable to them in order to market your business effectively, you really have to have a compelling answered those questions. You have to have a compelling brand especially in a time like the holiday shopping season when you'll have a lot of retailers vying for those eyeballs, dollars competition can be fierce especially this time. Of Year. It's that's exactly right..

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"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

eBay for Business

02:36 min | 7 months ago

"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

"A plan to grow or are you happy where you are now? We are growing actually we do have plans to continue growing and yes, there are two main entities in the Business Carlo and I, but we actually contract out to individuals to do other things for us. So rather it's production rather it's the topper fee whether it's listings we do contract out. So that's how we get our extension of support as far as growing the business. Our goal is really new customer acquisitions whether it be on consignment side of the buyer side. So how we plan to do that we are actually in pre production right now, our social media commercial. So we're excited about that. We have our survive the summer giveaway that's. Coming up and you're gonNA give away five, one, hundred dollars, visa gift cards to individuals that follow us like US share our post on all the social media sites that were on. So the goal really is about brand recognition for us. It's about much as we can getting our brand name out and I'm going to house Oh naming a resale market, and then lastly we're working copywriters and a website team to help build our blog that's going to be a part of a mailer, which is something we've never done before. We've never touched the consumer via email so that'll be a monthly issue that goes out. So we have a lot plan. Austin lots of plans. A lot of things in works were really. It's just about new customer acquisitions in brand recognition for. What's the most expensive item that you had the pleasure of handling through Your Business? There's a top to atop to. The most expensive item was a Cartier Watch for twenty eight thousand dollars. Second. Most expensive was a six carat diamond ring for twenty, six thousand and they were fairly back to back within the same I'm with one another in it was in earlier days. But it can always happen again. So if you're looking to consigned your watch or your very valuable piece of jewelry than this is the place to go QC consigns again I'm going to put all the links both to your Ebay store to social media and your youtube channel in our transcripts so that people can learn from you and if they need to, they can contact you to perhaps sell their items for them. I WanNa thank you both for taking the time out of your busy day to help us here on the podcast very interesting story and continued success to both of you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank.

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"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

eBay for Business

03:46 min | 8 months ago

"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

"But what I'm talking about is the ability to send offers to people who are watching your listing. I suddenly realized I think it was probably like March or February that this we had this new tool out of the middle of nowhere I'm looking at my homepage and I said what is this? Like you can send offers to it was like three hundred different listings that we had watchers on that. We could send offers to, and I was like this is crazy what is this and I went through and I used to and I've been using it to try to get rid of some of our older inventory or things that we have a lot of our overstocked especially on days. I see that our sales are down. If I'm looking in the morning or afternoon, it looks ourselves down that day I'll go through and start sending offers out to people, and it's usually a pretty immediate reaction like I've had people within five minutes of me sending an offer they're accepting pain for it. It's a really nice tool that they've launched. Let us be able to do that. That's Those were sales you probably M- Whitney made otherwise yeah and a sale is a sale. Yep exactly and there are some things that we know we have some room that I can do even ten percent or fifteen percent on if something that's really overstocked, I might do more but usually I'm just offering people ten to fifteen percent off of something that I know we can do that on. In it's been really effective. I know as a buyer, it's had big impact on me that I spent more up. Thanks. Thanks for more money out of my wallet. I always appreciate that in a cell is that's the word that we have heard from. So many sellers that can make a big difference in the volume of sales. So thanks for bringing that one up I'd almost forgotten about it. One other feature of Ebay. like which is the global selling program and that's had a really positive effect on us to when we started our business. We didn't think about how many other people in other countries might be interested in our stuff we were focused on American consumers, but ebay makes it really easy to not only get your products in front of people in other countries on Ebay. But also making the whole process of getting the products to them really simple. They're handling pretty much everything on the export side of it for those who don't know you're sending the product to the ebay facility and Ebay is shipping that out internationally for you. The customer is paying us for the product and they're paying ebay. For. The Shipping and customs fees and it's a really nice streamlined process that makes it pretty simple for everybody involved on off the top of your head what would you say the percentage of your sales overall goes through the global shipping program at Ebay I haven't looked at it recently, but I'd probably guess it's like maybe ten to fifteen percent that substantial that's that's a big part of Your Business I..

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"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

eBay for Business

05:18 min | 8 months ago

"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

"The buyer I'd very much like to hear your reasons because I recently had a similar case in which USPS priority package took about three weeks to get delivered. The buyer asks for partial refund as compensation for the delay I offered a ten dollar refund in the buyer accepted. My reasons for giving the refund are purely for business purposes. Here's my analysis. So if I refused the buyer, he could have taken the following actions return the order for a full refund. So I would have been out anyway plus the cost of return shipping the buyer could have left negative feedback and or low. DSR's and I'm not confident. ebay will remove the feedback in these situations or the buyer might not buy from again and maybe leave ebay altogether. And by the way, he says these delays and USPS deliveries right now are ongoing, but they're probably about less than ten percent of my orders. George then writes in my overlooking something in my analysis of giving partial refunds when a by request one if the delay is only a few days, I wouldn't give a refund. But if the delay is three weeks, I think my reasons are valid. What is ebays policy on removing feedback and DSR's for Loyd late delivery and what is Ebay policies on giving a seller a defect when a buyer escalates an item not received case and Ebay rules in the favor of vire. How quickly will Ebay rule a case when it gets EXCO escalated in, we'll ebay remove a defect if Ebay messages show I willing to issue a refund as soon as the buyer. s well, thanks George Ebay User Id George K eight Oh nine occur. How that's you know that's a long question but there's GonNa be a lot of great information. But before we go on and hear your advice, can you tell us because I have to confess? I'm still pretty new to Ebay what does D. S. Arstan. Oh, good question that means a detailed seller ratings. I were instituted a lot. Over ten years ago as a way for buyers rate sellers on four different areas of their service item condition, shipping, price, shipping time, and communication with the seller. Now, they used to have an impact on a seller status. They don't anymore they're. They're strictly FYI for buyers. They have no impact on a seller status so they're just informational. Yes. That's great to know anyway moving on. So George disagrees. With your advice on this issue, what do you have to say based on its question? Well, I would say, Hi George thanks for the questions and of course, sellers are free to offer a partial refund if they choose but I'm GONNA stand by my original advice. The only time I would offer a refund would be a total refund for a package that has definitely gone missing. That is the carrier. Can't locate. It had done that a handful of times. It might twenty four years of selling on Ebay. But I would never offer a partial refund for an item and transit that is delayed..

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"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

eBay for Business

03:12 min | 9 months ago

"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

"It's easy to ship my items Gimme cap I found by the side of the road because I'd gotten the cell shape advice. Ebay universally I've to me cabinet had this very artistically tire track directly across the middle of it. I cleaned the rest of it has standards careful to leave tire track intact and I sold it. It got to bids and went to a guy in Australia who bought it because he loved the tire tracks so much and on the front of it said, I'm smiling like this because I don't know what I'm doing, which was pretty much. When I posted this at four o'clock in the morning as I'm getting ready to by six thirty flight to new, Orleans for Ebay live. Does forty you remember dollar twenty, nine, two bids that was thrilled to pieces and they paid for the shipping, right so you made a buck twenty nine from a piece of a hat on the side of the road midas and fees, of course, but who's counting I mean it was my first sale that was that was the whole that was the big thing for me. I would have paid them to go to. Australia. From. The fact that they paid me it was like, I. Do this do this my gosh because when anti bailout two, thousand and four I was terribly impressed by all the sellers in how I just saw these are like totally the cool kids I WANNA be one. They were just show passionate about what they were doing. They clearly loved it. It was clearly something they enjoyed and. They were so generous in sharing their expertise with each other. It was like, I was like Oh these are the people I want to be other than my tribe I want to be part of this tribe. Yeah. It's a great tribe. Betsy were just about out of time again to tell you this was a really fun interview as I knew, it would be because of the the. The well, the guest and of course, everything that you could share about your life with us. I think there was so much more that you can say, but we're GONNA hold off another interview and I want to thank you again for not only submitting your story. But for being such a, you know I don't like to use the word because it does have a connotation but I. Really a an ebay booster if not a cheerleader because you know and I know that we're a simpatico on that and that even through the rough times, ebays been such a big part of our lives and the big part of a lot of people's lives, and for some of us, it's made a difference between life and death as well..

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