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* E-commerce In The News / Re: Wal-Mart and eBooks/audio books
« on: September 07, 2018, 10:55:05 AM »
That's so funny!
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* Amazon Central / Sales Showing .00 ? Here's the workaround
« on: September 06, 2018, 05:57:54 PM »
Sales showing as .00 ?
Business Reports Down?
Here's the solution:
Change your manage orders screen to the old view (opt out)

After doing this, click on advanced, select the date range and search.

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* E-commerce In The News / Re: Wal-Mart and eBooks/audio books
« on: August 31, 2018, 09:49:47 AM »
Awwww, Thanks!

I love to write.
If I had to do my education all over again, I'd definitely follow my heart.
Not business and accounting.
Break the glass ceiling the counselor said.
There are women needed in these fields. 
<blech>

Hopefully when my life slows down, I'd like to attempt again.
I'd like to chronicle my father's life.
Even if it only goes to my children and nieces and nephews.

I have 2 children as of right (write *snicker*) now writing.
Makes me proud.
We raised them to love the written word and now they are continuing.

Manager?
Yep.
Sure.
Let's make some money!
<smile>
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* Amazon Central / Re: NBC Nightly News About Third-Party Counterfeits
« on: August 31, 2018, 09:43:21 AM »
Direct link:
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/30-seconds-to-know/video/beware-counterfeit-goods-being-sold-online-1307518019795

Been going on for ages and definitely as the news stated not just one venue. 
At least that's my thoughts.
Snake oil salesmen but instead of horse and buggy from town to town, it's via the wires of the internet.
For those of us who remember the beginnings of ebay, it was fun and I sold everything I put up for sale and for more than I would've dreamed.
Didn't take but a few years for the scammers to come in.
Every single venue I've sold on has had this problem...
Good info they reported on how a buyer can steer clear of bogus items.
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* E-commerce In The News / Re: Wal-Mart and eBooks/audio books
« on: August 25, 2018, 08:28:46 PM »
Shhhhh...I don't toot my own horn often but...speaking of books!
I'm published!
I was approached by this author to submit a story and well, it was accepted.
The book is printed and has my name in it along with my story of entertaining southern style.
Puttin' On The Grits: A Guide To Southern Entertaining
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* E-commerce In The News / Re: Wal-Mart and eBooks/audio books
« on: August 25, 2018, 08:24:29 PM »
You're Welcome!
Being able to give the gift of reading again to both of them made my heart happy.
I also found that I could get my father's kindle to read the book without having to buy the audible...but he didn't like the way the Kindle Fire 7 worked as vs a Paper White.
Plus, one time he hit Amazon Video by accident and with his sight being what it was, he tapped a movie!
<smile>
It started playing...and my phone was ringing!
How? What? Why is this playing?
Swapped immediately over to a Paper White for him.

If you ever get ready to buy one, lemme know...I can share my ebooks..lots of eBooks.
Husband is reading the 20th out of 22 Jack Reacher books that I have!
We're eclectic readers and have so many varied authors.
Tom Clancy, Stephen King, Gillian Flynn and more.
Sharing is caring!
<smile>
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That's what I like to hear.
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We're late morning and afternoon matinee people in this household, too.
I grab the "senior snack' with popcorn, small drink and very small candy for $4.99.
Me = Happy Camper
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* Amazon Central / Launch new products and enjoy an LTSF-free holiday
« on: August 24, 2018, 11:46:48 AM »
August 2018
Launch new products and enjoy an LTSF-free holiday

For a limited time, we are offering participating sellers long-term storage fee (LTSF) reimbursements for qualifying newly launched products.

Amazon will reimburse participating FBA sellers for up to six months of long-term storage fees for new-to-Amazon ASINs in qualifying categories* created between August 21, 2018, and November 30, 2018, and received at a fulfillment center by December 5, 2018.

To participate in the promotion, you must opt in by clicking the “I accept the promotion” link on the Long Term Storage promotion help page. The promotion help page also has full details, including eligibility terms and conditions. 

*Qualifying product categories Apparel, Appliances, Arts , Crafts & Sewing, Automotive, Baby Products, Beauty, Camera & Photo, Cell Phones & Accessories, Collectibles, Computer & Video Games, Computers, Electronics, Gift Cards, Grocery, Health & Personal Care, Home & Garden, Industrial & Scientific, Jewelry, Musical Instruments, Equipment & Accessories, Office Products, Patio, Lawn & Garden, Pet Supplies, Shoes, Sporting Goods, Tools & Home Improvement, Toys & Games, Watches, Wine

ASINs in the Media category are not eligible for the promotion.
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Hey Bobby!

If I go to the movies, I damn sure wanna make sure it's worth the cost I'm paying.
<smile>
So we only see blockbusters.
And those are packed.

Hope all is well with you and yours.
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* E-commerce In The News / Re: Wal-Mart and eBooks/audio books
« on: August 24, 2018, 11:43:50 AM »
I used to be like you and only wanted the print book.
I hear ya though.
I miss the smell of a new book.
I used to have books in my car, in every room of the house and in my purse.

I bought my first eBook reader and was hooked. (it was a Kobo just like the article mentions WMart is using)

Years ago escalated to a Kindle Fire 7.
But didn't like that the fire wasn't backlit.
I've had my Kindle Paperwhite for three (or is it four?) years.

One of the reasons I immediately liked it was I don't have to have my readers on to read.
Font size?
Check.
Background not white?
Sepia, please.
Font?
Yep, I can choose my font, too.
Notes?
Yep.
Online dictionary?
Yep.
The ability to read others notes on the book while on my Kindle?
Yep.
Can I use my local library to download books?
Yep.
Do I have alot of ebooks I've purchased online outside of Amazon on my Kindle?
At least 500+ books I email to my Kindle and write convert in the subject.

Now, they are all on my Kindle in one place. (1800 and counting)
I have books that were published last week.

I have a crazy amount of classics because they are free on the public domain.
There are so many classics that should in my opinion be read over and over.
My stacks and stacks of books are pared down to one bookcase (to house my favorites) and one case that houses my cookbooks. (those are going to my son the chef...eventually)

I still buy 'touchable' books, but much more sparingly.
I just purchased two coffee table books that I wouldn't have purchased for my Kindle and yes, I am 'reading' those and the photo's in those books are well worth the price.

My motherinlaw (RIP) had macular degeneration and we could work the Kindle book to where in her late stages before going blind, she could read them.
My father (RIP) with a really large font could read his civil war history books.
Both had accepted the fact they would never be able to read again, even large print books didn't work.
But the e-reader gave them pleasure.

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* E-commerce In The News / Wal-Mart and eBooks/audio books
« on: August 23, 2018, 11:00:55 AM »
Walmart eBooks Service
Saw that WalMart had entered the ebook business yesterday when searching out an eBook via an internet search.

Hmmmm...interesting.

The audible/ebook I was looking for was $10.00 less expensive on Amazon.
$10.00 off first purchase via Wal-Mart made them the same.
WMart is going to have to be more competitive on their pricing though.
Not seeing prices I would want to spend.
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In the past did we receive monthly updates to Holidays Toys and Games?
Searched via my notifications from Amazon and don't see monthly notifications.
Received another today that I qualify.
Just seems early to receive this many notifications.

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From the below linked article:
"There’s a 70-year-old antitrust settlement in place that could halt the move: Film studios have previously been barred from getting into the theater business, Bloomberg reported.
Amazon spent around $4.5 billion on original programming last year, according to Recode.
The settlement stems from a 1940s Supreme Court case that ended the old Hollywood practice of film studios owning the theaters that showed their flicks.

However, there has been discussion of challenging the decree, part of a wide effort by the Justice Department to review antitrust laws.

“It’s very possible that the Paramount decree gets overturned,” David Miller, an analyst with Imperial Capital LLC, told Bloomberg. “It will be interesting to see if Amazon could be the first to test the new rules.”

Read more at https://www.phillymag.com/news/2018/08/17/ritz-theaters-amazon/#dxYte3jHaty7bF4W.99
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* Amazon Central / Re: Amazon Seller Forums
« on: August 22, 2018, 10:15:20 AM »
Agree!
The thing is when they are posting these crazy my sales postings...mine are doing ok.
Not blockbusters but ok.
Commerce is cyclical.
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I'm a Mattis fan-girl.
I'm not sure that Bezos is more powerful, just better connected.
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Received this email this afternoon from eBay.

Dear d***********

On August 20, we sent you an email with the subject line ‘Keep your account in good standing - payment needed’, indicating that your payment was due. That email was inadvertently sent to you. We’re sorry for the time you may have spent reviewing and responding. We value your time and we apologize.

Your account is in good standing and there is no action required by you.

As always, to review your current payment status:
1. Go to My eBay, and then select Account.
2. Select the All account activity link in the Account Summary section.

Thanks for your understanding.
eBay

Honestly, I do understand.
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We have the main hub and every other television has a really small black box (not much bigger than the box that a new men's wallet might come in). I can't complain coz I can start a movie in one room and continue watching it in another room. I can bounce around the house all day like that if I wanted.
We had Dish network ages ago and loved it.
Even though central FL is the lightning capital of the world.
True.
We only lost the satellite once through 4 hurricanes and it was for 30 minutes.

Wow! What small black boxes.
And I do prefer the ability to watch from room to room..
Lord knows these brain cells of mine neeeeeed continuity.
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* Amazon Central / Re: Pay by Invoice Started Today 8/8/18
« on: August 21, 2018, 07:18:42 PM »
I'll bring the limes for the Corona.
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So I receive this email yesterday from eBay: KEEP YOUR ACCOUNT IN GOOD STANDING - PAYMENT NEEDED
Ummm, nope.
My fees are paid automagically via Paypal.
I know my fees are paid because, I saw the charge go through and noted it in my books the day they went through.

What gave me a start?
It has the exact amount of my fees that had been paid this month to eBay.
Now, I know not to click on any links that come in an email (geeeesh) so I signed into my eBay and then Paypal from another browser.
Just to be on the safe side, I changed passwords at the same time.

All's well, fees show as zero, no messages via my dashboard from ebay.
Decided to visit the eBay forums and yep...
In case you received one (as it appears many have) of these emails:
Another Glitch per Ebay Customer Service Rep.
eBay Forum Discussion on Payment Needed

It was time for me to change my passwords anyway.
<smile>
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