Giving thanks on Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2016

I think it would be nice to start this post by including a short 4 min video about it’s history: Although Thanksgiving celebrations dated back to the first European settlements in America, it wasn’t until the 1860s that Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday of November to be a national holiday. It has been celebrated as a federal holiday every year since 1863, when, during …

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Sad news in the Ebay community – Becky from Dorky Thrifters lost her husband this week.

November 11, 2016

I just found out that Becky from Dorky Thrifters (who specializes in selling prescription and sunglasses on ebay) lost her husband (39 years old) this past Tuesday evening. He unexpectedly went into cardiac arrest and was unable to pull through. 🙁 A friend of the family started a go fund me account to help them pay for funeral expenses and living expenses. https://www.gofundme.com/aaron-palmer If you …

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Growing dahlias from seed – #flowersbringhappiness

November 5, 2016
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First of all I just wanted to share a really cool video taken moments right after the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. I’m not a sports fan, but I was thrilled when they won! The last time they won the World Series was 108 years ago!! Okay, back to my gardening post. I think that one of the most exciting aspects of gardening is …

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Ebay Selling – Our local Goodwill stores are using Craigslist Hunter videos to train their managers.

June 9, 2016
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I just watched a recent Craigslist Hunter video (you can watch it below). He was talking with one of the managers who recognized him and informed him that last year the managers at this north suburban Chicago Goodwill store were being trained on pricing by watching his videos!  WHAT???!!!  Now it’s not just the Chicagoland managers that are being trained, actually ALL managers, nationwide, were …

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Ebay Selling – Recent Ebay Flipping Fails

May 26, 2016

You know, I’ve been doing this ebay business since 2012 and you’d think that I would be better at checking over the inventory that I bring home. Last week as I was photographing my items I noticed two things (purchased on the same trip) that I couldn’t sell.  The first one was this Floppy Disk holder: Gosh..I was so pissed when I noticed that. Then …

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When a loan prepayment gets tricky!

May 18, 2016
still owe $5500

You’re trying to pay off your debt as quickly as possible and are sending in lots of extra payments.  You want to get that debt monkey off your back! This is the monkey on my back!   But often times, there’s a little problem in doing so that may end up costing you more money than it should. No it isn’t a prepayment penalty. Nor …

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