Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Altec Bucket Truck Continues To Spam Blog

                                      Altec Bucket Truck Photo From Their Blog

The last few weeks I have been getting spammed by Is Altec the Best Bucket Truck?  I went to their blog and left a comment asking them not to continue to spam my blog through comments.  However they have struck again! So now I will do a post about them and their spamming of others blogs.

It amazes me how little time people are willing to put into their own business, they want to ride on the backs of others.  I spent a good amount of hours on the blog at one time and to think that this company for lack of a better word want to drive traffic to their blog through mine.  So let me help you to drive some traffic to your blog, however it may not help your business, it will get you traffic to your blog I'm sure.

Seems like to me that they are very lazy people and there is NO way that I wold do business with them. If they are not willing to invest time into their own business, then why would I think that they would be willing to have even a fair amount of customer service. For this reason I would not do business with them and I would discourage anyone else from doing business with them as well.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Montrose, The People Artist Showcase At Bonanzle

There is a wonderful Promotional thread going on at Bonanzle. Montrose a fellow Bonanzle member is doing the promotion. He is great at this! There has been over 3,400 views of this post and it hasn't ended yet. It will end on Saturday, September 26.

He has invited all artist of handcrafted items to join in on this promotion thread to let their art be seen. Considering there has been over 200 replies and over 3,400 views, I would say that the art work is being viewed by many.

There are also a few new handpicked lists that were made for this event also. Montrose presents -The People Artist Showcase-, The People Artist Showcase, If it's "hand-crafted", it's gotta be good, The People Artist Showcase - Montrose Presents, Wickedly Wicked,
Bonanzle Handmade Items

If you are selling handcrafted items on Bonanzle stop on over at the Promotion thread and get your name out there.

Thank You Montrose for all of the time and energy that you have put into doing this wonderful promotion for others!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Thinking of Having a Bonanza at Bonanzle? New Not Known Minimum is Now 15%

If you are thinking of having a Bonanza in your Bonanzle booth, the new, however not announced minimum is 15%. There has never been a minimum set by Bonanzle as to the discount that you could offer. However there is now. If your prices are already low, you may want to rethink having a Bonanza.

Oh yes, you can set up a coupon code. However, your booth will not be on the front page with those having a Bonanza.

It seems that the "Block Party" is where this little unannounced minimum was discovered. Now it would seem to me that Bonanzle would want this "Block Party" to continue. Here is what Bill said in a comment on his blog:

  • bharding says:
    06/01/09 at 02:08:15

    Oh and another thing! WTG with the Bonanzle block party on Sunday! You guys beat the previous record for items sold in a day by like 20%!

Seems that those were some good sales and fees, which means more money for Bonanzle. At that time there was no minimum 15% discount, it was whatever the seller thought it should be for their business. Most sellers on Bonanzle also sell on other venues. I know that my prices went down coming from e-bay. The fees were lower so I lowered my prices.

So if you are thinking of joining Bonanzle and ever want to have a Bonanza, make sure that your prices are such that you can take the new non announced minimum 15% discount. Maybe make that 20%, considering this came from the help section of setting up your Bonanza.

The average Bonanza discount in Bonanzle's first few months of operation has been about 10-15%. We're hoping it will nudge up closer to 20%... that seems to be about the lower level that gets buyers smelling blood in the water.

Which makes me think that if in the beginning there were no minimums on the discount that you could offer for your Bonanza, then they will soon nudge it to the 20% ,to "get buyers smelling the blood in the water".

Monday, July 6, 2009

Bonanzle Says There is Nothing They Can Do?

A few weeks ago there was someone that had "used" someone else's code to build Bonanzle templates. When this is someone that does this for a living and another comes along and "uses" someone else's code this in my book is theft.

Anyone that does code has a unique way of doing it and they know their own code, not to mention there is always or for the most part, things that are in the code that are really not needed to make the code work. It is just their style of code.

When this was brought to the attention of Bonanzle support, nothing was done. It was OK with them, there is nothing we can do.

This happened to me, however it wasn't a code, it was only a picture. Now let me tell you this is NOT a picture that I would have stolen from someone, it is far from being a good one. However, it is mine and it was my time that went into taking it.

I too contacted support about it. The reply that I received from them was pretty much, if it's not copyrighted then, we can't do anything.

Not exactly the answer I thought I would get, but it was an answer.

So, if you are selling you really need to watermark your pictures. I have added another picture with the original picture that is watermarked, "stolen from BrightestBlessings". Did I think I would ever do something like this? NOT in a million years! However, I use one stock picture and the rest of them I take. I use my time to take them, my time to up load them to my computer and my time to name each of them. Do I consider this stolen property? Yes I do.

If you do not want anyone using your pictures, watermark them, this might not stop a thief, however, it may make it a little harder for them to "grab" your pictures and use so easily.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Bonanzle Now Able to Adjust Your Invoices

After months of working on a new checkout page, Bill has done it. Not only a new checkout page, a new invoice that you can adjust for your customers. Something that has long been needed for discount shipping or just discounted rates.

However, there will always be a trade off with getting something new and that is now there is no space for the pick-up and paying with cash option. You can read Bill's Blog here about the new features.

Here is a picture of the Old Checkout and the New Checkout:

Here is a picture of the New Invoice that you are now able to adjust.

Bonanzle still has no listing fees and no booth fees only a very small final value fee. If you are looking for another selling venue, Bonanzle just might fit the bill.

Bonanzle currently has 67,203 users, 15,975 Bonanale Booth owners and 691 supporting members. Bonanzle is currently #4 on the PSU listing count board with 2,080,731 listings.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

More Bonanzle News

Bonanzle has been moving in a forward direction with lots of new and trying to improve features. The newest feature this morning and love it, is the ability to make your Bonanzle widgets custom. Check out the new one on the top right. No, it doesn't color coordinate with this blog, however I am trying to show you, you are now able to choose your colors. An awesome idea for those that have several blogs and need to make them fit in.

The chat box is now able to become a full page size, not sure why you would want to do this, however it is now an option.

Another super feature is that now while you are listing you can place your items into the custom catagory instead of having to list and then batch edit it into the custom catagory. There are also traits that you can add while listing, which again saves time.

The little green dots that use to be next to an item for sale are no longer there. If your item includes the shipping in the price, it will show a little box, free shipping.

There was a HUGE announcement last night on the Brianstorming Bonanzle Show! Last night was the last night of the Brainstorming Bonanzle Show. The host, Auction Wally and co-host Phaedra decided that the Brainstorming Bonanzle Show had been taken as far as it could go.

Now they are looking out for their listeners, they have decided to instead replace the show with a new show called The Selling Circus it will air on Monday nights at 8 est on talk shoe. They have heard and know that for the most part, most of the listeners sell on more than on selling venue. So now instead of just the focus of selling on Bonanzle, they are going to be able to share so much more useful information. Kuudos to Wally and Phaedra for looking out for their listeners!

Bonanzle currently has 64,488 users, 15,477 Bonanzle booth owners and 696 supporting members. Bonanzle is currently #3 on the PSU listing board with 2,026,706 listings.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Bonanzle Up Mobile A Super Auction And Great Results

The Bonanzle Up Mobile raised $759 for the children of St. Jude! The live auction ran about 3 1/2 hours of fun and lots of laughs. Not only did the winners receive free shipping on their items, they will also be receiving a sample spa pack from Phaedra of @theboutique. Auction Wally was at his best. He really kept things fun and moving.

A very special thanks goes to Bobbi of Bobbi85710 Bonanzle booth. This lady put the entire Bonanzle Up Mobile booth together. She spent many hours working on this charity. Many thanks to you Bobbi!

Auction Wally also a huge Thank You! For all of your time that you donated to this wonderful cause! And for getting the word out so many time! Don't forget Auction Wally has a LIVE auction in his Bonanzle booth every Saturday!

And of course where would the auction have been without the donors! Thank you to all of the donors who donated not only their items, but the shipping of their items as well!

CollectibleKitchen , Felicitations , TheFuzzyLobster , nofo02 , alicesgiftshop , BrightestBlessingsWiccans, GanGan, granny7x, JacksPlace, GratefulDeadAndMore, Sunflower_Boutique, StandardProducts, NoelsNook , eyecatchingbeauty, VineWood1, EclecticDealer, HughesTeesAndGifts ,BvaughnFamily, Wholesale_Jewelry, Pieper, BaileysMom74, SharsBoutique, GypsyGirl, ebayandbeyond, Bobbi85710, and @TheBoutique.

There are so many that also blogged about it, tweeted it, Stumbled it, thank you to all of you too! This was a group effort of so many Thank ALL of you! Bonanzle is truly a caring community!

Bonanzle currently has 62,230 users, 15,229 Bonanzle Booth owners and 692 supporting members. Bonanzle is currently #3 on the PSU listing board with 1,996,799 listings.