Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Problems with Paypal

I had problems with being a new seller on eBay, now it's Paypal
Last week eBay started to pass my money from my sales onto Paypal, after waiting three to have the money cleared as I am classed as a new seller on the site. 
Now, I have to wait another three weeks for the money to get to my account from Paypal for the same reason. 
The ebook which belongs to the image at the top of the post is for sale on either Amazon or Draft2Digital.

Sunday, 31 May 2020

The Second Wave

My eBay sales are starting to flow again
The Second Wave of funds brought in by my eBay page are starting to flow now the site is releasing the monies after holding them back for three weeks as I was a new seller on the site.

Saturday, 30 May 2020

Opera news

Prokofiev - The Fiery Angel
Last night I was checking for any operas on eBay, I am starting an Opera selection of my favourite operas, and I was thinking that my collection would never be complete as I could not get The Fiery Angel by Prokofiev when I decided to change my search from DVDs to VHS tapes as I have a tape to DVD recorder.

To my joy, there was my opera, in a group of four tapes. 
The story is supposedly based on a menage a trio written by Valery Bryusov. The characters are based on his wife and a friend who he challenged to a duel.

I got this tape not for the mass scenes of orgies that Prokofiev inserted to show the menage a trio, but for two other reasons; the first is it is recorded in the Kirov (now Mariinski theatre) and I went in the theatre when I was on a school cruise in 1970.
The second is I love Russian Opera and singers, the singers are so passionate when they sing.
I have only seen one opera live, that was Lucia di Lammermoor performed by the WNO (Welsh National Opera) here in Bristol, that was so long ago a young man called Bryn Terfel had just come second in the Cardiff Singer of the World contest (1989). I meant to see more, but life as usual kept me away.

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

EBay shopping

The time has come for me to sell for my profit.

From June 2020, I will be selling on eBay to get funds to buy more DVDs to sell, what I don't invest in this portion from my sales I shall put to getting things I want.

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

My eBay shop is closing soon

More charity deeds
At the end of this month, May 2020, I will be closing my store on eBay for several reasons. The main reason is that I was selling at below market prices to get money for a charity and people were asking me to cut my prices again. Many of these people would later put the books they bought in their shops for massive prices to gauge the customers.
Another reason is that I have little left to sell that I wish to sell. I was going to buy some DVDs when the Coronavirus lock down ends, but I changed my mind after seeing the results of my attempt to help others.
All I can say is there is little, if any honour among the buyers on eBay.

Sunday, 17 May 2020

I paid the price

Selling on eBay.
I am selling from my eBay page to give readers the pleasure of reading books that would otherwise have sat on my shelves and done nothing.

I have injured my back getting these books down from the shelves to the extent I cannot stand without pain, even my Tramadol pain-killers are not having any effect on my pain.

I know certain people are buying the books cheaply only to sell them at a massive profit, but I am not in the business of price gauging by upping the prices on my stock. For one thing, if you ask too much you put buyers off, some people are asking over £200 for a paperback, that is ludicrous to me.
What I do object to is that some people have asked for books but not paid me.

Friday, 15 May 2020

Tomb Raider

Relic Hunter.
Before Tomb Raider there was a little-known series called Relic Hunter. The difference is in Relic Hunter, Prof. Sydney Fox (Tia Carrere) hunted for relics to return them to their owners, or to a museum, like Indiana Jones

Recently, I had to think hard for the name of the actress who played Lara Croft, yet I could name the actress who played Prof. Fox without thinking.

Thursday, 14 May 2020

Wealth before Health

To run a country you need money.
As long as Labour go on about putting money before health, it shows how inept they are, and how out of touch with reality.

Sure, we'd all love to put health before wealth, but we don't get paid the same salaries as footballers, film stars and TV icons, so who is going to pay the bills for services to keep running.

In short Boris can't win, all I say is thank the Lord that Labour don't run the country, they can't even run their party.

My eBay store is open

Despite an injury my store on eBay is still selling.
Last week I had an accident that resulted in an old injury returning, the injury to my left shoulder means that lifting and carrying books is very painful, that is why my orders for books at my eBay page appear to be not going out. I am doing my best, but a one-man show working with one arm is not a good scenario.

Monday, 11 May 2020

A one-person show

As I enter week three of my one-person selling spree on eBay I am left wondering is it worth it?

The ups, it was a buzz seeing the money come in for something I had right for once, even if I sold at a loss compared to other sellers prices. The point is at some of the prices all they have is dead stock, which is why I sold my stock rather than let it not be enjoyed.

The down side is I now have about three days of packing ahead, and the customers will soon be onto me about where the goods are.