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Bonanza As An Ebay Selling Platform Alternative

When you sell on Ebay you often try to find “Ebay alternatives” to sell your wares.  The goal is to simultaneous list in several platforms to increase one’s monthly sales.

I know of online sellers who sell on Amazon, Etsy and Ebay at the same time to take advantage of each selling platforms features and traffic.

Bonanza has been around since 2007, but from what I have heard their traffic is still slower than EBay’s.

For people selling on Ebay though, Bonanza makes it easy to transfer your existing listings with a push of a Bonanza transfer button.  Listing is free and their commission is 3.5% of final value or a flat rate of $0.50 (they take which ever is higher.)

I just opened a “Bonanza Booth” see if it really is a good “Ebay Alternative”.  If I can sell a few items consistently I plan to use it as a selling platform permanently.

Visit me at http://www.bonanza.com/booths/tindashop or press the picture below!

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8/31/2015 –  My listings have been in Bonanza for 5 months and I have not made any sales.  For my listings, which primarily consist of branded items and collectibles, Bonanza is not a great platform.  For now I am sticking with Ebay!

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Ebay is My Kid’s Lemonade Stand

I have two kids in our house.  As kids most often do, they lose interest in toys they only have played with a handful of times.

In the past I would send unused toys straight to charity, but now I am trying to teach my kids how to make and save money by selling their old toys.

There is only one rule, the money that they get if the toy sells can not be spent.  It has to go into their personal savings account, so they learn the value of saving.

So far the kids have sold Ben 10 toys and Wii Games.  Some items do not sell immediately, or they do not get purchased at all.  This process I find has taught the kids patience and a little reality of money not “growing on trees”.

A lemonade stand has typically been a way for kids to make a few dollars and learn about entrepreneurship.  Living in the East Coast, where part of the year is snowy, having an outdoor stand is not very conducive.  Selling online, especially on Ebay, has allowed a platform where the kids learn about inventory and sales, even in the cold months of winter!  Of course, I still do the listing and packing of their items, but they are responsible for the sourcing of the toys and saving of the finances.

Finding items in their room to sell has become an exciting teaching game for my kids.  It also is a great way to reorganize and clean the house!

Right now I only have a few toy items in my store.  Check out this great Playmobil Character lot!

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