Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Little Bonanzle News

There have been so many new features at Bonanzle this past week. There have also been some new sites supporting Bonanzle sellers popping up.

This week a new feature that you can chose to opt in or out of, is you will receive an e-mail letting you know that there has been someone chatting in your booth. Another new feature is that if you want to be reminded to leave feedback or your customers to be reminded to leave feedback. Buyers can now chose if they want to receive e-mails from sellers or not. You can read more about the new features here at the "what's new" page.

A new site that called "BonanzleNoSpimZone" was created by Steve of Bonanzle booth, TheJewelryShack. I don't think this man sleeps to much. It was only started a week maybe 10 days ago and has over 150 members!

This is a seller site to come a talk about what ever is on your mind. If you need help with anything there is lots of help here too. Make sure to check out WallyH profile! This guy is great with links and anything to do with html. Not to mention he has a wonderful sense of humor! He also has a Bonanzle booth WallyH.

Bonanzle currently has 42,781 users, 12,003 Bonanzle booths and 624 supporting members. Bonanzle is still #4 on the PSU listing count board with 1,588,234 listings.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

ONLY On Bonanzle!

Only on Bonanzle can the members come to the forums and have a discussion with different opinions and still be civil about it eight pages later. A very productive thread. ONLY on Bonanzle could the members come to the forums and request that a feature be an option to turn it off at the sellers wish and it happen.

Bonanzle recently started sending out "feedback reminders" to buyers. There were a few sellers that were not happy to learn about this while others thought nothing of it. This was set up the first of January, Bonanzle will send out a reminder to the buyer to leave feedback. It was updated or reworded on March 22, 2009.

Needless to say there were the ones that wanted it "turned off" and others that just thought it was a good idea. While others just didn't care one way or the other.

Within a couple of hours Bill was in the forum, letting the sellers know that he would work on it being an option to turn it off tonight. Now while he is working on that tonight, if he would be so kind and fix the text box that used to drop down when someone said something in your booth. Oh, I really miss that. The remote has been a work around for this, as long as you remember to turn the volume up on your computer.

ONLY on Bonanzle does the site owners listen, really listen and care what the sellers need or want.

Bonanzle currently has 41,951 users, 11,809 Bonanzle booth owners and 616 supporting members. Bonanzle is still #4 on the PSU listing count board with 1,572,541 listings.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Welcome Tom To The Bonanzle Boyz Team

It has been a long time in coming, Tom of Bonanzle booth, has been hired to work part-time at Bonanzle. Up until now Mark has done the managing of the Bonanzle community by himself. This may have been an easy job for Mark when the community was at 1,000 members, however that is NOT the case any longer.


Just what is it that Tom will be doing? Well, he will be assisting Mark with keeping fakes and other items that do not adhere to Bonanzle policies. He will be helping Bonanzle booth owners to optimize their listings for greater search results. He will also be helping Bonanzle booth owners to troubleshoot and problems they maybe having.

Bill is going to try to have a "corner" of Bonanzle where Tom and some experienced sellers can get together to help the less experienced sellers. It should be intresting to see the before and after results of this. You can read more about this on Bill's Bonanzle Blog.

Bonanzle currently has 41,225 users, 11,655 Bonanzle booths and 607 supporting members. Bonanzle is still #4 on the PSU listing count board, with 1,547,042 listings.

Where else can you list for FREE, have a booth for FREE and now get help with your selling for FREE? Only on Bonanzle!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Helpful Folks At Bonanzle

There are so many helpful folks at Bonanzle. Bonanzle has been a grass roots effort from day one and continues to be.

Sandy of BargainBasement Bonanzle booth is just another example of these super folks that give so much of their time and talent to help others. In BarginBasement Bonanzle booth you will find a wealth of information, with screen shots.

Tutorial How to Make a Bonanzle Booth Widget Freebie This will teach you step by step how to make a Bonanzle widget.
Custom Categories Tutorial How to Set Up
Freebie This one is a real good one for the folks that want to make custom categories in their Bonanzle booth. There were lots of folks that were very happy to see this one.
Freebie Google Submit Booth Listings Tutorial
Freebie This is a must do for your Bonanzle business. Get your items to Google base. Lots of issues before this tutorial was made. Sandy has done a fabulous job with this!

She also has a few more tutorials in her Bonanzle booth BargainBasement. Sandy has just recently opened her second booth, BrownBagPantry. This is a very yummy Bonanzle booth, sure to find something there for everyone! Thank you Sandy for all of the time that you have given so freely! Oh, goodness I can't forget that she also does the Bonanzle Birthday list. I don't want her to yell at me. LOL

Phaedra of @TheBoutique has and continues to do so much for Bonanzle! She answers loads of questions on the forums and I do mean loads with 4,696 forum posts. She is also AuctionWallys co-host of Brainstorming Bonanzle. A very informative show done every Monday night at 8 est, a two hour show. She is now offering Bonanzle booth Consultations. Not to mention all of the e-mails from folks who are needing information. Who better to get some very critical information from? A lady with over well over 300 sales on Bonanzle! Thank You Phaedra for all that you do and continue to do for Bonanzle!

Bill has been working on the search again and it is truly getting better! Speaking of Bill, I wasn't going to post this but, it was truly to good not to. If you need a smile read this forum thread, sɥʇooq s,ǝuoʎɹǝʌǝ ɥʇıʍ ƃuoɹʍ sı ʇɐɥʍ ʍoʍ
I would say that Bill had truly been had with this one. This is the first time that I have known him to be had. Caution, do not drink while reading this.

Bonanzle currently has 40,732 users, 11,567 Bonanzle booth owners and 608 supporting members. Bonanzle currently is still #4 on the PSU listing count board with 1,555,633 listings.

Come on over to Bonanzle to buy or sell! Terrific deals for buyers and an awesome site for sellers!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

My Bonanzle Deals

I have to tell you that I have gotten some really great deals at Bonanzle. Just love to shop at Bonanzle! All of the transactions that I have had have been excellent. The prices great and the sellers are just super!

My daughter was over a couple of weeks ago and of course she wanted to browse Bonanzle to see what was new. Not looking for anything really. Well, I hear this mom look at these. I knew what that means. Mom I really want these. Now you have to understand that my daughter is not a little girl any more, she is married and has three children. She was the first born of seven and only girl. So yea, she is a little spoiled.

So I come over to the computer to check her wants out. She was so excited about these shoes.
Hpim3679_thumb200 OK, she was excited! These were in Bonanzle booth ScrapBookingAndy. So I made my first ever offer. It was really pretty easy, just read the directions and it walks you right through it. Finished and hit the submit button. I did not let her know that I had put in an offer. Within a day my offer was accepted! I was thrilled that I completed the deal and had no problems and she is thrill that she is getting these "way cool" shoes.

My one very special to me, 5 year old grandson is just crazy about camo clothes. Bonanzle booth TaterTots Clothing was having a Bonanza of 40% off and had camo clothes in his size! Needless to say I was very excited.
I was able to buy both of these for $10.80 plus shipping! I can't wait to get these, he will love them!

Then I found a canister vacuum. I am tired of replacing the upright vacuums. Not to mention they are so hard to move around, always lifting them to reposition. With the surgeries that I have had this is not good. Check out this very kewl vacuum I found and will be here Monday!
Ken-vac-1_thumb200 I got this at Bonanzle booth OldTurtleHeart. Only paid $24.95 plus shipping. I love it and the color is just great! No more lifting the vacuum, just pull it along. Oh happy days! A huge plus no more buying bags, it is bagless!

You can now save your searches at Bonanzle. This is a great feature for those of us always looking for certain things like fabric with angels or bikers. Loving that new feature!

Bonanzle currently has 40,272 users, 11,455 Bonanzle booths, and 603 supporting members. Bonanzle is still #4 on the PSU listing count board with 1,546,166 listings.

Bonanzle's growth has been a grass roots effort. Just so many great people there. Sure, you are going to get that you know what every once in a while, those folks are every where, but so far at Bonanzle things have been great. The buyers and sellers have been just wonderful.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Bonanzle Helps The Economy

With the economy what it is, or isn't, there is no better time to be shopping at Bonanzle. There are some really great buys for the have to have items. And those just have to have items.

Bonanzle booth PishPosh59 Stuff is a wonderful booth for childrens clothing. Check out some of these great deals.
Baby Clothes, assorted lot 3 mos (15) $5.00
Baby Clothes 3 mos assorted lot
$5.00 OBO
Baby clothes 0-3 mos (6)
$3.00 OBO
PishPosh59 excepts PayPal and Cash, items are available for local pick-up. A super booth with for the economy.

Blackmer's Bonanzle booth has a great lot of baby clothes for a super price.
11 pieces of 12M Boys Summer Clothing
$5.00 OBO
$4.00 OBO

The shipping is great, excepts Cash, PayPal and Money Orders, items are available for local pick-up.

Bonanzle booth OldTurtleHeart is another good find. They have lots of wonderful deals!
Carhartt Bib Overalls Quilt Lined 30 x 28
$22.95 Now these are Carhartt!
Womens Brown Sweater Sz M Long Sleeve Pullover
$4.95 Now this next item is not a have to have, but it sure is a gotta have item. hehehe
Pr Brass Candleholders w Pineapple Handles
$1.95 You are not going to find a pair of brass candle holders anywhere for that price! Awesome deal!

OldTurtleHeart excepts Google Checkout, Cash, RME, Money Orders, Cashiers Checks, Personal and Business Checks. (Sorry, no piglets, eggs or magic beans accepted at this time) Items ship usually within 48 hours of cleared payment.

These are just a few of the Bonanzle booth that offer some thrifty items for sale. The neat thing with Bonanzle is the booth chat. You can ask questions and get quotes right there.

If you need to rid yourself of a few things, Bonanzle is the place to sell. No listing fees, no booth fees and the final value fees are next to nothing. Bonanzle is very good for the economy. For buyers and sellers.

Bonanzle currently has 39,981 users, 11,418 Bonanzle booth owners, 604 supporting members and is still #4 on the PSU listing count board with 1,545,124 listings.

That's a whole lot of items to chose from and loads of nice folks to meet and chat with. Make Bonanzle your first stop for shopping.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A Little Bonanzle News

Bonanzle now has a "saved search" now that will e-mail you when something is listed on Bonanzle that matches your search. This is a great considering how many new items are listed on Bonanzle every day. The information can be found on the "what's new" page.

Bonanzle also has another Bonanzle Up scheduled for Saturday, May 23, 2009 in Wichita, Kansas. If you are intrested in going to this contact Shars using the contact seller button. There is also a forum thread that is loaded with lots of information about it.

If you missed the AuctionWally, Brainstoming Bonanzle show last night, you really missed a show. John Lawson of ColderIce was the guest and he is just an awesome source of information. You can listen to it on the Brainstoming Bonanzle blog, show notes are there as well. This is a show well worth your time to listen to.

Bonanzle currently has 39,660 users, 11,346 Bonanzle booth owners and 599 supporting members. Bonanzle is currently #4 on the PSU listing count board with 1,539,507 listings.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Bonanzle Round Up 2009

Bonanzle has grown with the effort of its grass roots. Just yesterday another milestone reached of 39,000 users. Bonanzle currently has 39,079 users, 11,223 Bonanzle booths and 593 supporting members. Bonanzle is currently #4 on the PSU listing count board with 1,534,125 listings.

Now the grass roots are putting together a Bonanzle Up 2009! This should be a lot of fun and a great way to share loads of information.

The first one is scheduled for Saturday, May 6, 2009 in Seattle. Bonanzle's home state, this should prove to be an awesome adventure! Kat from GypsyByways, is putting things together and would love to hear from you if attending. Just use the contact seller for more information.
Thanks Kat for all of the time you are putting into this!

The next Bonanzle Up is scheduled for Saturday, May 30, 2009 in Mobile Alabama! Bobbi from Bobbi85170 Bonanzle Booth along with Phaedra from @ the boutique
are working on this one and again please contact them through the contact seller, if you would like to attend or have questions. Thank you both Bobbi and Phaedra, you both spend endless hours working for the better of Bonanzle!

Scott Pooler of iBusinessLogic has donated, yes donated a web site for all of the Bonanzle Ups! This man has an incredible amount of talent when it comes to building sites. I was impressed with the layout and how nice it looks. Everything just pops on this site. If you are intrested in finding out about the Bonanzle Ups take a look here. Thank you again Scott for all that you do and continue to do for Bonanzle!

Like I have said so many times before, there are sooo many folks at Bonanzle that give endless hours to work for the better of Bonanzle. I thank you all!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Bonanzle Has Some Real Talent: They Are Very Helpful

Bonanzle has grown at a rapid rate and has done so with the grassroots efforts. There are so many really helpful folks that are there to help you. Not just help you with an issue with your Bonanzle booth, things like your personal computer problems.

BluePennyLady has spent hours helping folks with Google either one on one or in the forums. Judy has some wonderful knowledge when working with Google. She is more than willing to help you! Thank you Judy for all that you do for the folks at Bonanzle, very unselfish person.

Another very helpful person is Jack at JacksPlace . There were several folks last week that were having issues with listing and getting into their mail. Jack went step by step on how to up date their JavaScript and what settings they needed to be using in their browsers. This takes time to do and I thank you Jack!

ThreeTen a fairly new Bonanzle member has spent his time putting together a Google Attributes visual screen shot. Google Attributes are something that really does work and most have an issue with doing. However, he has taken his time to set this page up. Thank you Merrill for taking your time to do this!

Steve from the_Jewelry_Shack has worked endless hours as well working on the Google Keywords. He spends hours working on the bonanzle ning network in marketing and is soon going to be doing a live "No Spin Zone Bonanzle" talk show on talkshoe soon. Thank you Steve for the hours you put in helping others!

These are just a few of the folks at Bonanzle that give of themselves to help others. There are so many more that give hours to help others and to promote Bonanzle!

Bonanzle updates, you do NOT have to be a member of Bonanzle to buy. You can come to the site and purchase without being a member. Log out and see for yourself.

The "User Trust Report" has been renamed "More Seller Info", you now only have to have 20 posts instead of the orginal 50 posts. You can see all of the updates on the "what's new" page.

Bill has also done a blog, "Something eBay Would Do", excellent read!

Bonanzle currently has 38,566 users, 11,107 Bonanzle booths, and 567 supporting members. Bonanzle is #4 on the PSU listing board with 1,507,425 listings.

Thank you to all of the folks at Bonanzle that have made Bonanzle the friendliest site to buy and sell! A job very well done!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Bonanzle 9 Points

Bonanzle has added a new 9 points system to Bonanzle sellers "more" profile. Bonanzle has worked hard to keep the site as "safe" as you can be on the internet. Mind you nothing is guaranteed in keeping everything "safe", however Bonanzle has added just a little extra to try to ensure it.

These are the 9 points. For the "Trust Report"

1. Filled out profile information about themselves.
I would think that this would be one of the first things that a seller would do.

2. Used a valid credit card to pay Bonanzle fees or membership dues.
This just makes life a little easier, at least for this seller.

3. Received personal recommendations from other Bonanzle members.
This is always welcome. Very nice when someone takes time out of their day to write you a recommendation.

4. Received at least five positive feedback from transactions occurring on Bonanzle.
This shouldn't take a whole lot to complete.

5. Filled out a detailed overview of their booth.
Again I would think that this was one of the first things that a seller would take time to do.

6. Provided detailed policies for their booth.
Another first that should have been done, prior to activation of your booth.

7. Posted more than 50 messages in the Bonanzle message forums.
Bonanzle forums are not hard to get involved in. Harder not to go to, then to stay away. Fifty posts is nothing to achive.

8. Given at least one other way they can be found online or offline, besides Bonanzle.
With the way the world is today, no I don't want my phone number here. However, Twitter, facebook, blog, a ning network, or e-mail will work. I am sure there are lots of others too.

9. Logged into Bonanzle within the last month.
Now, I don't know about you, but if a seller hasn't logged in, in the last month, this tells me that they have dumped thier items and left.

This is nothing new as far as this information, it has always been available. Just scattered all over. Like the number of posts, this shows on your posts. The profile and booth details, contact information have always been there. Now everything is located on one page. That's all, no big deal. Feedback has also been available.

Bonanzle overall site rating feedback is 99.4% positive. An awesome feedback rating!
You can read Bill's Bonanzle blog for all of the information.

Bonanzle currently has 37,816 Bonanzle users, 10,895 Bonanzle booth owners, and 575 supporting members. According to the PSU listing count board, Bonanzle is #4 and currently has 1,473716 listings.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Bonanzle News

Bonanzle has made it to the BusinessWeek article " Hey e-Bay, Say Hello to Bonanzle", written by Douglas MacMillan. It is very well written and well worth a read.

Bonanzle has also gotten an addition the the front page, which is really nice. At the botton of the hand picked list there are now rotating quotes. For instance, "I really hesitate to call Bonanzle an "e-Bay competitor". Because it is so different and refreshing. Bonanzle is a new animal entirely".
Scott Pooler, There are a host of others that continuely rotate.

In addition to being able to tweet and item on you can now add a personalized message to it. Bill adds to the "what's new" page usually afer he has done something to the site. It is a great way to stay on top of changes and new features.

Bonanzle also hit the 36,000 member mark last night. Currently Bonanzle has 36,191 members, 10,513 Bonanzle booth owners, of those booth owners, 554 are supporting members. Bonanzle is still #4 on the PSU listing count board with 1,439,087 listings.

The AuctionWally show, Brainstorming Bonanzle now has its own blog spot with all of the past shows and show notes. The show is every Monday night at 8 est on
The show is lots of fun with loads of information. Be sure to sign up, it's free and join the live chat during the show.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Bonanzle Gets A Second Server

Bonanzle has had some kind of growth in the last few months. Just incredible growth. Currently Bonanzle has 35,409 users, 10,323 Bonanzle booth owners and 539 supporting members. Bonanzle is still #4 on the PSU listing count board with 1,413,385 listings.

Bill has been hard at work again last night with a new feature. A seller can now set up restrictions on buyers. This has be on the vote list and is now avabiable. Bonanzle really listens to the community.

Bonanzle also has another server that to avoid any down time not to mention less for for the guys doing the programing. You can read all of the details in Bill's Bonanzle Blog, love this guys sense of humor.

If you are looking for some really good deals to buy or need a great place to sell stop on over at Bonanzle and check it out.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

With Growth Comes Change At Bonanzle

Bonanzle has had some real growth in the last couple of months. There are currently 34,740 users and of those users there are 10,161 Bonanzle booths of that there are 534 plus or premiere members. Bonanzle is currently #4 on the PSU listing count board with 1,401,411 listings.

With growth comes change and no, not all will like it, however there has to be rules in any community. Bill did a Bonanzle blog about the new changes and yes, they are for the better. When there were only 500 members the forums were not an issuse, people went to get help or say hello, they got quick answers and greeted.

With reaching almost 35,000 members things are growing and so are the forums. It takes no time at all for a thread to roll to the second page, people trying to promote their Bonanzle booth would bump threads over and over. New users trying to get answers, their posts would be gone in no time at all.

So now we have a new people page and it is wonderful! The people page now has the last 8 threads and they are broken into most recent deals and promotions on one side and on the other most recent discussions. This seems to be working very well.

Bill has also added the ship button to our sellers page and are now able to in put delivery confirmation numbers and e-mail customer that order has shipped. This is a super plus as a seller.

Another added feature that has been added in the last couple of weeks is the export to Craigslist.
Then there is this really cool feature "Tweet It". While browsing you can now Tweet an item to Tweeter. The batch edit has also gotten a facelift. And a very fine one indeed. Very easy to use now.

The latest added feature is the ability to set custom attributes in Google Base. Lots of folks have been waiting for this feature. And they now have it. Just like everything else they have asked for, they have gotten.

Thank you Bill for all that you do!