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* E-commerce In The News / Re: Wal-Mart and eBooks/audio books
« Last post by Southern Jewel's Fab Finds 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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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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* Amazon Central / NBC Nightly News About Third-Party Counterfeits
« Last post by uncleleroy on August 30, 2018, 01:41:48 AM »
NBC nightly news this past Monday had a short segment about third-party counterfeit items for sale.

https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news

August 27 broadcast. Story starts around the 14:30 mark.
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* E-commerce In The News / Re: Wal-Mart and eBooks/audio books
« Last post by uncleleroy on August 26, 2018, 09:27:07 AM »
OMG! We have a real-life celebrity here in our midst. I am truly humbled to be in the presence of greatness.  :)

When are you going to completely write your own book? Or better yet, shoot some videos as PSAs (Public Service Announcements) like those from the good ole days? Or how about a movie (comedy) about appropriate southern etiquette and food?

Ya know, the possibilities are endless if I were your manager. You and I together could become bigger than Martha Stewart and Paula Deen combined! We could take this world-wide and start a revolution! Make our own flag...make you the face of southern living across the globe!

Okay, I went off the deep end.

Seriously, though...congratulations on being published.
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* Amazon Central / Re: Amazon Is in the Running to Buy a Movie Theater Chain -
« Last post by uncleleroy on August 26, 2018, 09:20:20 AM »
The wife and I go late mornings also. We don't go to anything in the 9 or 10 a.m. hours but we do like it when we can go between 11 a.m. and noon. We'll stop by our local Speedway gas station to stock up on sandwiches for the movie and so I can get my coffee. Gotta love wives with big purses! At the theatre, we get a large drink so we can get free refills on them if we need to.
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* E-commerce In The News / Re: Wal-Mart and eBooks/audio books
« Last post by Southern Jewel's Fab Finds 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
« Last post by Southern Jewel's Fab Finds 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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* E-commerce In The News / Re: Wal-Mart and eBooks/audio books
« Last post by uncleleroy on August 25, 2018, 01:08:17 AM »
The odyssey you describe is cool in your transformation to reading on tablets. I think it was really cool what you could do for your father and mother-in-law and help them enjoy to read again with their eyesight issues. I didn't realize that e-readers could do all that for people.
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