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While on occasion I purchase shipping supplies from Uline or Amazon, I do most of it now from eBay and some from Staples (when the price is right, heavy, and I'm too lazy to go out and pick it up).

My bubble wrap is getting low along with my stay-flat mailers. I'm going to have to start looking around now and figure out where to go before it gets too late and I have to shut down the bay store. Gotta buy some boxes also because I am having the inventory that is stuck in a warehouse (mentioned on another thread) sent back to me. Hopefully it won't be too damaged to sell. Would suck to not even be able to break even on that debacle.
Cheap. Even better than Amazon pricing, isn't it?
* Amazon Central / Re: Amazon Prime Day 2020 Postponed Due to Covid
« on: September 04, 2020, 09:57:10 PM »
We have saved a lot by not eating out as well. The college is completely online and enrollment was down. Enrollment picked up so I'm teaching the same course load as any other year. It also helped that tax season was extended for 3 months and I was one of a handful of lucky people picked to work from April 16 until July 15. Online sales tanked since I am/was/am again almost all FBA. My issue right now is that one of my SKUs is stuck at a warehouse for long-term inventory. Trying to get that moved out to other warehouses has been a pain in the neck. Some is slowly trickling out but still have a couple thousand bucks tied up with no way to get it sold until it is transferred out.

Oh well, I could be pushing up daisies so I'm counting my blessings.

How is everything going with you? Have you heard from Donna lately? How is she doing (if you happen to know)?
* Amazon Central / Re: Amazon Prime Day 2020 Postponed Due to Covid
« on: July 24, 2020, 09:18:41 PM »
I don't know that there is really a point in having it this year. But hey, we'll see how things shake out. I wouldn't be surprised if it eventually got cancelled though.
* Amazon Central / Re: Just saying "hello"
« on: July 24, 2020, 09:17:43 PM »
I've been busy. Since tax season was extended until July 15, I was busy doing that as well as trying to manage my own business and still make time for my students. Now that tax season is over, I have lots and lots of stuff to do to get caught up but never have enough time in the day. At least I'm making headway. Just hard to do some stuff with the wife now working remotely from home in her new job. But I'm not complaining. Less honey-do list I can get done  :laugh
* Amazon Central / Just saying "hello"
« on: May 13, 2020, 03:16:00 PM »
Just wanted to say hi to everyone who I haven't seen (on my screen at least) for a long while. I hope everyone is staying safe and well.
* Amazon Central / Can't Contact Customer for Negative Feedback
« on: January 13, 2020, 05:06:29 PM »
I rarely get negative FB that sticks. This time around though, I received it for a product I don't even carry. The feedback stated that the customer kept ordering a specific size and kept receiving a different size.

So I tried to get it removed in hope the bot was ill-programmed and would remove it. No such luck.

So I go to use the "contact customer" function to appeal to the buyer about their feedback and kindly ask them to remove it. After all, Amazon's help pages do tell us to try and resolve any issues with the customer.

Nope. Nada. Nothing. I am blocked from contacting the customer completely. I tried this with another negative FB I received (but was striken through). Nope. Nada. Nothing.

So now we can't contact the customer at all?
* Amazon Central / Re: Fedex Express Dumps Amazon as Customer
« on: January 01, 2020, 08:13:55 PM »
Yes, enjoy your life however you are able. That way, when it is our time to go we can sense that we have lived a full and happy life.

And thank you for the condolences for Dad. It is still surreal and it hasn't yet quite sunk in yet of his passing. I am sure it will become real in the near-term future.

And yes, we look forward to hearing of your stories. Those of us that are too young to retire are going to live vicariously through you.  :laugh
Good to hear that your ebay store is doing well. Are you going to cut out all sales in your "retirement" or just Amazon?
* Amazon Central / Re: Fedex Express Dumps Amazon as Customer
« on: December 17, 2019, 02:06:29 PM »
Your retirement seems to be on track. You can keep the soap operas. But I will take a bon bon if you will pass me one!

I am glad to hear that hubby hasn't gotten progressively worse. Make sure to appreciate the ones you have for as long as you have them. I know life can get in the way of that but if you continue to make time for loved ones, you won't have to live with regrets.

I say that because my dad passed away just over a week ago on Monday, December 9th. We had his funeral this past Saturday. Every day I was at the hospital and taking mom with me (neither of them drive). Making time for my dad while he was in the hospital and in rehab to come home was the best thing I could have done, even though it put my own life into some type of chaos. I have no regrets about the time I spent taking mom and going to visit him. In fact, he passed just a few hours after mom and I had left from our last visit. He was 94 so we knew at that age anything could happen but we had been preparing for him to come home in a few days or a week. He initially went in for a kidney stone. At the end, my dad knew I loved him and that I cared for him.

Your daughter's illness (and your entire family) is still in my thoughts and prayers. Has there been any updates on any possible treatments that might help her situation?

Glad to hear of your second son's upcoming wedding. I hope things work out well with him and his bride-to-be.

When you sell your house, do you plan on moving far away or just downsizing some?
Speaking of the forums...
<rolling eyes>
What is the difference between fulfilled by amazon and fulfilled by merchant. I am a new seller

Ha! Or the newest thread "I don't think Amazon is for me"... quoting the OP:

"I think I am going to close my Amazon Seller Account because I don’t have any products here at my home. But I still don’t get it how it works. I have watched all the videos in Seller University but I am still confusing because one customer ordered a coffee mug for only $4.99 and got an email from Amazon yesterday that stated I have to ship it to the customer which I don’t have a product to send. I thought Amazon is the responsible to ship it for me. Well I am going to close my account soon. (Sigh)!!"

No wonder my sales are crazy through the roof. People like that make established sellers like me look good...even if I am permanently banned from the forums  :h0035
Nope. As crooked as Amazon is, I highly doubt the inventory will reach the charities. Nope, nope, nope.
Not a moment too soon in my estimation. But hey, who cares about the opinion of someone who got permanently banned from Amazon forums?  :laugh
* Amazon Central / Re: Deactivated for Potential Pricing WTH
« on: December 15, 2019, 05:32:44 PM »
I've had this happen on an item and eventually had to remove it. The suggested sales price for my FBA product was $0.33.

Really Amazon? I'm not some dumb newbie that will fall for that kind of stuff.

I just removed my items. Paid the full $.50 for each item just so Amazon wouldn't get free stock if I had Amazon dispose of the stock for me. No way am I giving them free inventory.
* Amazon Central / Re: Fedex Express Dumps Amazon as Customer
« on: December 15, 2019, 05:27:04 PM »
How has your "slow down" been? Hopefully you've been able to spend a lot more time with family this Christmas season. Especially since it is 6 days less than last year. How is your family doing?
Bless all of you who 'work' the Amazon Forum.
I do NOT have the patience.

Well, I no longer work the Amazon forums. Got permanently banned (unless you count 1,000 year ban as temporary) a couple months ago for "disruptive behavior".

So now I just occasionally read the forums a couple times a week and just laugh at all the stupidity.
Bless all of you who 'work' the Amazon Forum.
I do NOT have the patience.

My patience has been exhausted. I go to the forums to talk to some people in PM but it has been about two weeks since I've posted. I don't know how long I'm going to be MIA but it has just gotten so dagum awful crazy that I am just sick of it. If the forums disappeared tomorrow, I don't know that I would be sorry. Let all of those Ebay-ers that watched those get-rich-quick you tube videos fend for themselves. Heck, a lot of the new sellers who are being temporarily suspended for verification purposes don't even know what Amazon means when they are asked for a utility bill. Not just foreign sellers, but ones here in the good ole U. S. of A.  :m218
* Amazon Central / Re: Fedex Express Dumps Amazon as Customer
« on: August 11, 2019, 12:30:56 AM »

Moving forward with retiring from Amazon at a pace that is working.
Met with accountant yesterday and it's looking good for being out of the ecommerce business at 11:59pm December 31, 2019.

Then I can be a lady of leisure.

Don't be a stranger! Just because you will have escaped Hell does not mean you should forget about us. After all, who else are we gonna have to keep us pushing through reminding us that it is all worth it in the end?

I can only imagine the looks of others when they read over my resume:

Tax analyst and small business consultant
Adjunct instructor
Content creator


Certified pearl specialist

* General Discussions / Re: This forum closes on March 4th, 2019
« on: July 19, 2019, 08:25:31 PM »
Thank you Steve for keeping this up. I'm not on here as much as before but I do enjoy it here. Can talk about stuff that Amazon can't snoop in on.
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