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How I Read The Latest Books For Nearly Nothing – And Sometimes Turn A Small Profit

I’m a book fetishist. I can’t help it – I want to read the latest hardback releases as soon as they come out. I used to drool over these releases, but I’ve discovered a very nifty way to keep tabs on the latest books at a very cheap price – and sometimes turn a small …

Categories: Books, eBay, Frugality

Cash That Just Gathers Dust: A Technique For Paring Down Your Media Collection

When I was spending money like it was water, I was buying about ten CDs and DVDs a week. I was a media addict, buying all kinds of music and movies without knowing much about them at all – following off-the-cuff recommendations and “trendy” sites like Pitchfork Media. While I did discover a lot of …

Categories: eBay, Getting Started

Using Blogs (and Other Internet Resources) to Buy Cool Christmas Gifts and Save Money

Now that the Christmas shopping season is upon us, many of us are wondering what on earth we should get for people in our family. “What do I buy for my ultra-trendy teenage niece?” you might be wondering, or “How can I get something that will wow Uncle Ron without breaking the bank?” Interestingly enough, …

Defining eBay “Best Practices” For Dollar-Conscious Non-Professional Sellers

Over several years as a regular but non-professional eBay seller and buyer, I’ve been accumulating a set of “best practices” for online auctioneering as a seller. eBay has regularly published such lists, but these lists are often skewed towards choosing “best” practices for maximizing your profits only when they overlap with eBay’s utility and profits. …

Categories: eBay, Frugality

Get Rid Of Your Old Stuff!

A few weeks ago, I was rummaging around in my closet looking for some old photo albums when I came across a large cardboard box with the letters PS2 written on it in huge letters. With a nostalgic smile, I popped open the box and sure enough, there was my old Playstation 2. A lot …

Categories: eBay, Saving Money

The Secret Art of EBay Sales

Here are some unorthodox tips for selling stuff on eBay while minimizing your own cost. Not only do the tips minimize the money one has to spend on an auction, but they generate sales on par with other items in the same category (and often higher) and create very happy customers. I have been selling …

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