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Congratulations! You won! And you and you, too! Winners and Second Chance Offers.


Bidding is now closed on my faux aution for the totally not rare and not hard-to-find issue of

Entrepreneur’s eBay Startup Guide:

Make Money on eBay

Thank you to everyone that left comments and emailed me privately with your product ideas and reasons why you would like to sell on eBay. To those that emailed your ideas of what to sell rather than post them, I do understand your desire to keep your ideas to yourself. To those that shared your ideas, I thank you for your brainstorming contributions and do plan to discuss some of those ideas in more detail, as well as do a little bit of your research for you.

Without further ado, the winning “bidder” for that not-really-autographed copy of Entrepreneur’s eBay Startup Guide: Make Money on eBay is:

Andrea from AtypicaLife dot net

The winning commenter was chosen at random by my balling up some pieces of paper with your names on it and rolling them between my palms until one fell out. Pretty fancy, huh? I thought so.

And now, because I am all about taking advantage of every single “bid” that buyers take the time to place on any of my real eBay auctions, I would like to announce a couple of Second Chance Offers I would like to extend… Excited? I love bonuses!

Congratulations to both JulieSews from Just Julie and
Holli Jo from Evolving Blueprint!

They played along nicely and did an impressive job of “outbidding” each other with their comments, so I have a brand spanking new copy of Entrepreneur’s eBay Startup Guide: Make Money on eBay for you two ladies, as well.

Surprised? Never heard of Second Chance Offers before? Yep, isn’t eBay fun? I do wish I had enough of these to give to everyone that played, but I’m not that successful on eBay, yet.

We will talk about it more as we get into how to better manage your auctions, but Second Chance Offers are a relatively new feature that allows sellers to accept non-winning bids on auctions if a) the winning bidder is unable to complete the transaction or b) the seller has an identical item as offered in the original auction listing. One of my favorite features, I extend Second Chance Offers to almost every non-winning bid I receive on items I have duplicates of, particularly when the losing bids are just a smidge off of the winning bid. There are no fees associated with Second Chance Offers, you pay only the Final Value Fee.

Head spinning with this information? It’s okay, we have plenty to cover before you’ll need to learn how to use features like these.

The one feature I would like for you to learn how to use right now, however, is called the Completed Listings Search or Completed Items Search. This little feature is about to become your best friend.

Tomorrow we will cover why the Completed Listings Search is the one feature that is essential in answering your questions “Will this sell on eBay?” and “Can I really make money selling this?” We will also discuss some of your selling ideas so far, as I will put this little search feature to work myself for you. Be sure to come back because this is one you can’t miss.

  • If you haven’t submitted your brainstorming ideas, yet, and would like them considered for even more brainstorming, I invite you to do so now. I’m seeing some absolutely fabulous ideas and can’t wait to discuss how they can work for you.

Congratulations again to Andrea, as well as to our Second Chance Offer winners Julie and Holli Jo. I can’t imagine they’ll pass up my offers… as they are free. I’ll be emailing ya’ll shortly so be sure to think about whether or not you want me to autograph your copy of Entrepreneur’s eBay Startup Guide: Make Money on eBay, which I had absolutely no part in writing. I have a big fat marker right here and awfully pretty handwriting.

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    On September 25th, 2007 at 11:18 am, Andrea said:

    COOL! I’m so excited!! And I’m happy the other two ladies won something as well. :) (I feel guilty easily. )

    On September 25th, 2007 at 11:26 am, Juliesews said:

    Woo Hoo! Close counts not only in horseshoes!

    I’m still brainstorming, pet products. I once saw a lady in a kids store buy every color of bow for her dog!

    On September 25th, 2007 at 5:52 pm, Holli Jo said:

    Yay! I’m so excited. Thanks, Megan. That was a lot of fun. :)

    And congrats to you two, too!

    Juliesews - pet products. That’s another area that has potential. Good thinking. I’m still brainstorming too, but haven’t come up with anything else.

    On September 26th, 2007 at 5:47 am, Andrea said:

    Juliesews - I saw something elese recently that might sell well too. Greyhound (the dog) coats. They looked really simple, like a polar fleece cape.

    On September 26th, 2007 at 7:52 am, Juliesews said:

    I looked at completed sales for dog bows and those didn’t sell too well. I was kind of surprised. Some were really cute and inexpensive. I will look up capes.

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