Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Shelley Dainty Coffee Pot Pattern Mystery

I have spent the past two weeks trying to find the pattern name of a Shelley fine bone china coffee pot.

Having had no success, I went ahead and listed the coffee pot on eBay yesterday.

Here is the listing with photos. This coffee pot is a beautiful piece and the floral pattern is so pretty.

Any help identifying the pattern will be greatly appreciated!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Flip For a Great Cause

Just wanted to let you know that right NOW you have a chance to bid on a Flip Video Ultra CamCorder (2 GB 60 Min) that's being auctioned on eBay for a great cause.

Yours truly won this Flip camera in an OSI Rock Star contest. Since I already have a Flip camera (and LOVE it!), I decided to auction this one on eBay and donate the proceeds to JanieRuth's Chipin Fund.

JanieRuth as you may recall from my previous blog post on the Traveling Lab Coat, suffered a severe head injury while in Chicago attending this year's eBay Live. Prior to her injury, JanieRuth and I made some fun videos so it was most appropriate that the proceeds from the sale of this Flip Video camera go to help cover some of the major expenses her family has incurred.

My colleague and fellow Rock Star Cindy Shebley has listed the camera for me.

Click here to bid on this brand new Flip Video camera.

Or, watch the progress & easily bid by clicking on the green 'View and Bid' button in the box below.

Monday, July 28, 2008

The Traveling Lab Coat is Fabulous and Funky!

There were many highlights of eBay Live in Chicago this year. For me, one of them was meeting the Fabulous and Funky Janieruth Reding.

I initially 'met' Janieruth in the forums on OSI Rock Stars and got to know her better when she was a guest on my podcast series this past May. Spending time with Janieruth at the ES day prior to Live and during the first day of Live was truly amazing. Janieruth is a bundle of energy and spunk, a sharp lady with a loving family. I was fortunate to meet and have lunch with Janieruth's daughter, Regan, the first day of Live.

Unfortunately, Janieruth had a terrible accident on day #2 of Live. She fell off a banister while visiting a local museum, sustained a major head injury and was rushed to the hospital where she remained for weeks. You can follow her progress on this site.

A very special charity auction is now in progress to benefit both Janieruth and the Alabama Head Injury Foundation (Janiruth is from AL). My colleague CJ Jacinto has worked hard to put this auction together and is doing it in the 'Traveling Lab Coat' tradition. You can learn more about the Traveling Lab Coat in the auction listing.

Please consider becoming part of the 'Traveling Lab Coat' tradition.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Dynamic Duo - Marcia and Harvey!

Today, in our 'Tips from the Top' podcast series, we take a look into the world of successful eBay/eCommerce entrepreneurs with the dynamic duo of Marcia Cooper and Harvey Levine of GeneralEnterprises.

Marcia and Harvey are eBay powersellers, Trading Assistants and Education Specialists Trained by eBay. They maintain two eBay stores - one for unusual items and collectibles (listen to the podcast for great stories about older medical equipment) and the other store is for their newest enterprise selling event tickets!

Marsha and Harvey's motto is 'we practice what we preach' and now you can get an insider's scoop on their tips for both buyers and seller!

For some fascinating stories, listen in here!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Online Auction Princess

Today, in our 'Tips from the Top' podcast series, we take another look into the world of successful eBay/eCommerce entrepreneurs with Donna Bond, - the Online Auction Princess - eBay entrepreneur and Education Specialist Trained by eBay.

Donna is winner of the 2007 eBay Education Specialist Excellence Award & has been featured in 'Entrepreneur Magazine' as well as The eBay Success Chronicles and eBay's Secrets Revealed.

This lively interview showcases Donna's sparkling personality as she tells us about her eBay career and gives an exclusive 'scoop' on her future plans!

Don't miss the excellent tips Donna has for sellers as well as a super important strategy for Education Specialists!

You can listen to Donna's interview here.

Buy Services Not Just 'Things' on eBay

People think of eBay when they're looking to buy 'things' but most aren't aware that the site is a great place to purchase 'services.'

On eBay, under the category of 'Specialty Services' are sub-categories such as Advice & Instruction, Artistic Services, eBay Auction Services, Graphic and Logo Design, Printing & Personalization and more - over 11,000 listings!

Among the wide variety offered you can find:
*All sorts of items printed or personalized (great for gifts)
*one of a kind (OOAK) custom designed clothing
*original songs written just for you
*custom web design or logo creation
*a denture/dental online consultation by an expert denturist!!

You may be surprised to learn that you can also purchase personalized training to teach you how to sell on eBay or make your online business more profitable. If this type of service is of interest to you, look for in-person classes in your area offered by an Education Specialist Trained by eBay.

For online training or consultation, you'll want to hire a Certified Education Specialist. Currently there are only 32 in the world. These are individuals who have attained the highest level in the eBay Education Specialist program.

Learn To Sell on eBay - Training / Consultation Service

Thursday, July 10, 2008

An eBay & eCommerce Entrepreneur and a Giant Squid

Today, in our 'Tips from the Top' podcast series, we take another look into the world of successful eBay/eCommerce entrepreneurs with Stephanie Daugherty of Katiyana's Collectibles.

Stephanie's journey takes her from buying Pokemon cards on eBay to successfully selling custom, hand-made doll and bear clothes on multiple eCommerce sites. A true multi-tasker, Stephanie is a mom, accountant, online vendor and a Giant Squid with over 200 squidoo lenses and squidoo lens designing business!!

Listen here to see how Stephanie does it all!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Janelle Elms, OSI Rock Stars & eBay

Today, in our 'Tips from the Top' podcast series, we take another look into the world of successful eBay/eCommerce entrepreneurs with Janelle Elms, eBay expert, author, entrepreneur and Visionaire of OSI Rock Stars.

You may know Janelle Elms from the popular workshops she offers at eBay Live, from her Online Success Institute newsletters or from her OSI Rock Stars site. However in this interview, Janelle not only shares eBay stories, she gives us insight into what makes her tick. Find out who she considers to be her mentors, why she started OSI Rock Stars, what happens behind the scenes and what she does for fun.

Meet the fascinating and dynamic 'Janelle Elms' in this exclusive interview! You can listen right here.
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