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eBay Holiday Gift Shop on Facebook [spon]

eBay created a fun Holiday Gift Shop app for Facebook this year.  You can create gift lists and kids' toy lists based on recommendations from eBay experts and, get this, each day a lucky winner will receive one of their gift list items (valued up to $200) PLUS a $100 eBay Gift Card.

How cool?!

The catch?

It ends today, November, 30, 2012.

My bad for not sharing sooner... ehem... my inbox has been a leettle out of control the last few weeks.

So, go on over and play around.  Right now.  No time to waste!

No one can see the lists you've created unless you share them.  It's quick and easy to do and is all connected to the eBay site and eBay mobile app, so if you see anything while you are on there that you must have, you can go ahead and purchase.  Convenient.

Who couldn't use a $100 eBay gift card headed into the holidays?

Disclaimer: I was hired by Splash Creative Media to write this post on behalf of eBay as part of my involvement with the eBay Parent Panel.  Thoughts and tardiness are clearly my own.


First Annual "eBay thanks you" campaign

In addition to their new logo, eBay recently announced a cool, new campaign they are calling "eBay Thanks You".  

In a blog post recently, they said:

As we head into the holidays, we at eBay want to reach out and thank you personally for everything you do. From October 16 through November 6, we’re hosting the first annual “eBay Thanks You” campaign, exclusively in your honor.

Gotta love a company that takes time to give back to their community.  So, what exactly is this campaign?

In addition, eBay is releasing a series of videos on their YouTube channel in which members of their community are featured.

These are two of my favorites, thus far.

1) I <3 Michael J. Fox.  So very cool to be raising so much money for his foundation through eBay.


2) Not just celebrities.  Love this story about a retired couple using eBay to help make a difference in the world.  Inspiring.

There are perks for sellers, too.  You can Enter to win these great thank-you prizes:

  • FREE LISTINGS FOR A YEAR—up to $50,000
  • Free pass to an eBay Business Boot-camp with Griff
  • 20% discount on final value fees for a day (up to $500)
  • FREE 2-month eBay Stores subscription

Since first meeting the folks at eBay through their Parent Panel, I've been incredibly impressed with the culture of the company.  They get how to treat people, both their employees and their customer base.  Despite their size, they always strive to do what is right.  It doesn't surprise me they would have a campaign with a goal of giving back.  Pretty cool.

Disclosure: This post was created in connection to my appointment as a member of eBay's Parent Panel.  Thoughts and opinions are always my own.


eBay's $25,000 Seller-bration 

The lazy days of summer are over now that school is back in session. 

OK, who am I kidding?  Our summer days were far from lazy.  It seems as if we are on a pace of go, Go, GO year round now that the kids are getting older.  Often the only time I get a chance to breath is that in-between time.  Waiting in car pool lane.  Waiting outside of my daughter's vocal lesson.  Or my son's soccer game.  Are you in the same boat?

That in-between time has become very productive for me, thanks to my iPhone.  I answer emails, catch up with friends and fans on Facebook, moderate blog comments, etc.  Over the next couple of weeks, I have new incentive to hop on to the eBay mobile app.  Did you hear that, in celebration of their 100 millionth mobile listing, eBay is giving one lucky lister $25,000?!

Yep.  $25,000.

The eBay mobile app rocks.  It's super quick and easy to use.  Here's what I suggest you do.  Snap a photo of your item while at home and the next time you find yourself with a few minutes of in-between time, list it using the app on your phone.  Be productive while waiting, make money in the process AND enter to win $25,000.  Sweet deal.

How to enter:  Simply list any item using the eBay mobile app between now and September 14, 2012 for a chance to win $25,000.  New listers need to follow this exact link to get registered and download the app.  (Note: if link does not work, use this url instead:

Disclosure: This post was created in connection to my appointment as a member of eBay's Parent Panel.  Thoughts and opinions are always my own.


Cash in your electronics with @eBay Instant Sale

My Otterbox broke, so I upgraded to Siri.  Makes total sense, right?

Yeah, my husband didn't exactly buy it at first either.  Then I explained to him that eBay has this cool thing called Instant Sale where you can get an instant quote on your electronic devices - no listings or auctions or hassle involved.  Enter in the specs and voila... they offer you a very reasonable offer, like this one I received for my iPhone 4s.

Let's do the math.

I paid $199.99 for the new iPhone 4s.  They are offering me $158.78 for my old iPhone 4.  That means I paid a mere $41.21 to upgrade.  Well worth it, don't you think?

Siri and I have been bonding.  She's really quite helpful and amusing.  I told her "I love you, Siri" this morning and she responded "I bet you say that to all your Apple products".

Yes, yes.  I do.  To my eBay products as well;-)

Disclosure: This post was created in connection to my appointment as a member of eBay's Parent Panel.  Thoughts and love for Siri are my own.


Learn to speak @eBay

While at Type A Conference last weekend, I was given a copy of eBay for Dummies by Marsha Collier.  Let me tell you, it is loaded with GREAT information, even for this eBay Parent Panelist.  It talks about everything from basic selling to finding stuff to sell to getting the packing and shipping right.  This book is full of practical and useful tips told in that famous easy-to-read kinda way consistent with the Dummies brand.

Ever look at an eBay listing and be baffled as to the meaning of some of the acronyms within the titles?  I have.  It's like being on a road trip trying to decipher custom license plates;-)

Here's a handy list of some of the acronyms, as shared in eBay for Dummies:

MIB = Mint in Box

OOAK = One of a Kind

NRFB - Never Removed from Box

HTF - OOP = Hard to Find, Out of Print

NBW = Never Been Worn

Selling tip: In order to compete on eBay, you need to look like you know what you are doing.  Familiarize yourself with commonly used lingo.  A proper, well-placed acronym will go a long way in building your cred.

Have you used acronyms within your titles?  Have others to add to the list?  Leave a comment.


This post was created in connection with my appointment as a member of eBay's Parent PanelThoughts are clearly my own.