Thursday, February 13, 2014

Dodged a chilly bullet

The “unprecedented” and potentially “catastrophic” winter storm that swept across the South, in general, and Georgia, in particular, caused barely a whimper in my area. I had to stand out in the sleet and rain on Wednesday afternoon to defrost two of my heat pump units, but other than getting a little cold and wet, I felt very little impact from the weather. 

As the storm slides up the East coast, it is leaving behind temperatures in the 50s and 60s for the weekend.  Yes, this is the only part of country where you can wear snow boots and flip flops in the same week.  Saturday promises to be mostly sunny, too, so I hope a few more good sales pop up.

Speaking of popping up, I received an email from Janelle Elms, who runs a website called OSI Rock Stars, offering me a free two-day pass.  The site has been described as “… like Disneyland for Entrepreneurs. It is a place where you can ask questions of top professionals, listen to successful entrepreneurs and receive insider information about the latest tools and techniques of the online business world. There is no other site like it. It is pure platinum.”

I got the pass, and spent two days looking at and listening to the library of webinars about selling on Amazon, Ebay, etc.  It’s a huge amount of wonderful information, and there was no way to absorb it all in just two days.  So, I thought I would join the site to continue my education.   However, all the air went out of my balloon when I saw the price.

$197 per month.

OK, so much for that.  Still, I did learn some things, and downloaded enough webinars to keep me busy for a while.  If you have mucho disposable income, check it out.

Unfortunately, I have very little disposable income since sales are still anemic.  Amazon is dragging its feet, and I don’t even want to talk about Ebay.  With little to pack, I've had time to list, revise, and surf the web.  I know, surfing the web is not the most productive use of my time, but I do like to read everyone’s blogs, which, I’ve convinced myself, is both fun and educational.  I also constantly check such sites as Craigslist, Auctionzip,, among others, and usually bounce from link to link picking up information like a snowball rolling down a hill.

Get it? Snowball …winter storm … never mind.

Anyway, I ran across some interesting links if you have an Etsy store:

I also like finding funny Craigslist ads, like this one:

I am wanting to trade my 42" vizio tv for a laptop. The tv has something wrong with it but I'm not exactly sure what it is. When I cut the tv on the back light comes on but no sound comes on and no picture comes up. The vizio logo lights up and there is a backlight. Other than that the tv is in really good condition. Just wanting to trade for a decent working laptop.

So, let me get this straight.  He has a 42-inch TV with no sound or picture (but, other than that, in really good condition) that he wants to trade for a working laptop.

Gee, that sounds like a good trade to me.

Like I mentioned previously, Saturday is shaping up to be a nice day, with several sales already scheduled, including one in the Area 41 parking lot next to the UFO.  Don’t ask.  I have no idea, but it’s just quirky enough to check out.

Until next time, hammer down.  OK, I still can’t make that work.


  1. My sales have been decent although I am running a sale to clear out inventory b4 yard sale season starts. We just got 11.7" of snow on top of the foot we already had. Plus 3-5 more tonight. Yard sale season may never start at this rate :)

  2. In 1973, when I was 10 years old, Macon, GA, got 16 inches of snow. To this day, that's the most snow that I have ever seen, and the most snow that I ever want to see.

    1. I haven't heard of liquidation site. Just signed up waiting to be validated or whatever lol. I don't do much on amazon. Hopefully I can get good deal(s) to jump start it