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Selling Kids Clothes? Protect your Kids Online
« on: January 15, 2008, 11:46:46 AM »
Here's a great review that came to my attention that I think is worth mentioning to all the eBay Sellers &  other venues who sell their children's clothes online.

A definite read.

http://tinyurl.com/35fzyp
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2008, 12:40:37 PM »
Thanks for that post. It's something all of us should be aware of.

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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2008, 02:34:53 PM »
I don't even *have* kids, and that scared me into going to get a PO Box!!!  :o
I hadn't bothered before now, hadn't really thought about it in this context, but it is surely time. I may not have kids, but who knows what kind of nut may buy something from me to get my address?

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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2008, 02:59:15 PM »
Yep. I'm on my way to rent a box.
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2008, 03:34:05 PM »
I think standard safety recommendations should hold whether or not one has children. We're always selective about who we give our home address to, for instance. I've used a PO box pretty much since I started selling online. There are a lot of reasons, but if for no other reason than that I don't need a local buyer knowing where there is inventory stored. And you might be surprised by how many local buyers I've had, selling to the whole world.

I think the linked article was pretty alarmist, tho.

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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2008, 03:42:56 PM »
yes, it does seem pretty alarmist.- but honestly, anyone that has been on-line, or watched t.v. has to be aware of some degree to the sick people of the world.
I don't have a p.o., but this isn't my permanent address either. Once I get one, my home addy won't be used.
Hubby and I feel very strongly about having our kids model, and would never do it.

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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2008, 03:45:58 PM »
The other day at Toys R Us the lady wanted my phone number and I explained that there was no reason to have my number for a $3.00 toy I was paying cash for.  She looked at me like I had two heads ::)

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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2008, 03:58:31 PM »
I e-mailed a lady on my local yard sale site about posting a picture of her daughter in her profile. It's local, people come to your house. She was offended that I basically implied that she was a moron, and said that if I had worded it nicer, she may have paid attention to the message I was trying to convey to her. To which I replied that if she wanted to be a moron and not listen, and put her child in danger because of her pride, then so be it.  ???
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2008, 04:15:46 PM »
What an idiot!
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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2008, 05:33:51 PM »
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You can go a step further to copy-guard your pictures.  A lot of auction software providers have the option in place already.  Auctiva, the free company I use, and Seller Sourcebook the other company I used to work with for listing ads, both have this feature. (*That feature prevents people from right-click and copying your photos to their computer for more on this see my other guide on how to save $ on Ebay selling fees.)

Another delusional writer who thinks you can prevent right-click.  A real browser will simply ignore such garbage.  Even if it didn't, there's always F13.

It's amazing that you rarely hear of these crimes against children in Japan.  Could it be that perverts there can buy used schoolgirls' underwear in sidewalk vending machines, and therefore have an outlet for their problem?
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« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2008, 05:37:40 PM »
The other day at Toys R Us the lady wanted my phone number and I explained that there was no reason to have my number for a $3.00 toy I was paying cash for.  She looked at me like I had two heads ::)

My answer is a short and sweet "no".
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« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2008, 05:39:04 PM »
I e-mailed a lady on my local yard sale site about posting a picture of her daughter in her profile. It's local, people come to your house. She was offended that I basically implied that she was a moron, and said that if I had worded it nicer, she may have paid attention to the message I was trying to convey to her. To which I replied that if she wanted to be a moron and not listen, and put her child in danger because of her pride, then so be it.  ???

Prolly shouldn't take her dolled-up children to church or restaurants, or let them go to school, either, and for the same reason.
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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2008, 05:46:29 PM »
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Prolly shouldn't take her dolled-up children to church or restaurants, or let them go to school, either, and for the same reason.

Really? The people lurking outside of school or hanging out at church or eating dinner at a resteraunt all know where you live? On that site, someone sees the picture and schedules a pick up for some item you have listed. Now they know exactly where you live and they already know what you're kid looks like cuz they've seen a picture.
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« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2008, 05:58:49 PM »
Guess your kids shouldn't be in any school activities, or do anything where they get their picture in the paper, or ...

My point being that there's a difference between caution and paranoia.  If you're going to live in fear of your kids being kidnapped every time you sell something, you need to quit selling.  The PO will provide the address of anyone with a PO Box.
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« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2008, 06:01:01 PM »
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My point being that there's a difference between caution and paranoia.


I'm not paranoid, just VERY cautious. There are a lot of child predators in our area, one on our street, about 10 in or around our subdivision. I'd rather just be careful.
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Re: Selling Kids Clothes? Protect your Kids Online
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2008, 06:51:25 PM »
I don't blink an eye, nor stutter when I reply when asked for my phone number.

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« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2008, 06:54:23 PM »
 :laugh:

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« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2008, 07:01:48 PM »
Yeah, right, Jenny.
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« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2008, 07:05:04 PM »
<laughing>

I think I'll give that one from now on.

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« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2008, 07:16:59 PM »
The PO will provide the address of anyone with a PO Box.

An experienced burglar can easily get into my house but I'm still going to lock the doors. At the very least it'll help keep out the rest.

I agree that you can't live in paranoia -- and a lot of times that's what it is. People will adopt some new seemingly-brilliant strategy they heard about in an e-mail and ignore all the other hazards they surround themselves with every day.

But it doesn't hurt to keep in mind that all the bad stuff, just like the lottery, has to happen to somebody. Might as well play it safe when you can.

I've had a PO Box for over a decade and I use it everywhere it's allowed. I'd never go back.

  

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