Monday, December 22, 2008

Thank You Bonanzle!

This year is quickly coming to a close another year gone. Bonanzle born in 2008, has had a wonderful first year! So many firsts for this new selling venue, so many wonderful things. Bonanzle has truly been a blessing for so many sellers.

With e-bay wanting to get rid of the small sellers and go to the big box sellers there didn't seem to be to many real options for the small seller. Then along comes Bonanzle! Our hero!

The rising cost of doing business on e-bay ( seemed to be rising for the small seller only) was not going to work for me or my customers. Every time they raised their prices I had to do the same.
Passing on the cost to my customers.

I started out selling my items at a cost that everyone could afford and having to keep raising those prices to cover e-bay fees, well it just wasn't working for me any longer.

Then e-bay decides that sellers are only allowed to take their other company's method of payment PayPal. Well let me say there are lots of people that don't have a PayPal account and will NOT give their information on line. Yes, I take money orders and will continue to do so. Just not at e-bay. Yes, I have even taken personal checks.

E-bay use to be a fun place to sell and to buy, not any more. I use to buy everything on e-bay. I liked buying unique items that I was able to find there, not any more.

I have found a new home, one that is fun again to buy and to sell. One that I can once again find the unique items that I love to buy. One that I can run my business the way that I see fit to run it. One that allows me to take any kind of payment that I want to take. One that has no listing fees, no booth fees and the final value fees are nothing to worry about.

Bonanzle is now my new home! The founders Bill and Mark have made selling fun again! So simple to list, one small page to list, add up to four pictures and crop them at the same time. One click listing!

Bonanzle has grown to become #6 on the PSU listing count board has 564991 listing with 15464 users and 3002 Bonanzle Booths. That is some kind of growth!

The Bonanzle community is so friendly and helpful! If anyone has a question they can go to the boards and within minutes they will have an answer. Not a rude response, but a real answer. There have also been loads of "Secret Santas" at Bonanzle. What a feeling to receive a package not knowing what is inside with your name on it, just makes you feel like a child again.

I want to thank Bill and Mark for all of the endless hours of work that they have put into Bonanzle! These guys answer your e-mails, not an auto response canned answer, but they really answer your e-mails. They show up on the fourms and respond to posts. They even have their own Bonanzle Booths. They have given small sellers something to look forward to again!

They have given the small sellers back their business! They have given us hope again. They have given me a reason to expand my business in 2009! Something that I had just pretty much hadn't even thought about. I haven't been this excited since I first started selling on line.

Thank you Bill, Mark and the whole Bonanzle community for all that you do and continue to do! You are an awesome group of people! Have a wonderful and safe holiday!


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  2. They do now Auction Wally! Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do for Bonanzle! Have a Merry Christmas and be safe!

  3. Merry Christmas Dede! Bonanzle has taken off like a rocket and I honsestly believe that next year, you will find that more and more people will be saying "Go check Bonanzle!" to their friends that are shopping for that unique item!
    Kudos to Bill and Mark and crew...for making such a great site.....
    And thank you Dede....For doing such a great job on your blogs as well as being such a good friend.

  4. Well said! I also thank Bonanzle for helping me put the FUN back into selling once again! Bonanzle is where all the Unique Items and Good Deals are happening RIGHT NOW!

    It's so exciting to browse a seller's Booth at Bonanzle as you never know what they may be selling! I find stuff that I didn't even know I wanted!

    I truly am having FUN at Bonanzle!


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