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We are a friendly forum where sellers help sellers to help our/your online E-Commerce Business grow by having a place of resources and support along with help in promoting ourselves and each other.

I have been selling on line since 2003 in which I started out with eBay where I was doing very well as a Powerseller until all the fee hikes and changes. I then opened up my first Website almost 2 years ago and have been a member of a few very nice informative E-Commerce Forums and have learned so much about this new world of online selling that I wanted to have all my information in one place to help me succeed and by doing that helping others at the same time.

I have noticed that there is a ton of information out there on the net to help us become successful business owners and there are certain things that we must do in order to get our products out there and noticed and to get the buyers to us.

So I'm hoping that we can all share with each other "our tips" of "what works" and "what does not work".

February 28, 2009

CRUISE READY STORE - Best Site Contest Winner


Cruise Ready Store is a specialty store carrying a selection of items of interest to the cruising community. If you’re looking for Cruise Accessories or Memorabilia, Cruise Ready is ready for you!

Established: March 26, 2008, to share a love of cruising with likeminded souls, and help others to always be Cruise Ready.

Owner: A cranky old lady who is fortunate to live within minutes of a sea port. She and her oh-so patient husband have taken around 30 cruises, and are always ready for their next one. She is also a Steward (moderator) on one of the net’s most popular cruise forums, A successful business owner for 14 years, Cruise Ready Store is her latest entrepreneurial venture.


Cruise Gear

We have things you just might find indispensible for on your next cruise, from Cruise Shirts and swim cover-ups for day to evening accessories for formal night, like evening bags, formal snoods, nautical cuff links and tie bars, and more.

Take some of our Ginger candies along just in case of rough seas, and we have lanyards with holders for your ship ID card.

Bon Voyage Gifts

While just about any one of our items would make a great gift for an avid cruiser, we do have a small selection of especially made up Bon Voyage Cruise Gift packs … complete with Bon Voyage gift tags.

Cruise Mementos

We have a very nice, and nicely growing, collection of cruise mementos for you to choose from. You’ll find items from Carnival and Princess, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity, Cunard, Holland America, Norwegian, and other lines. Come and browse any time… you’re sure to see something that will bring back memories.

See what’s new at Cruise Ready today… you might find a perfect tote bag, or that travel alarm clock you’ve been meaning to get – or maybe a memento to cherish from a ship you’ve cruised or one you wish you could have.

And, speaking of new . . . if you’re new to cruising, be sure to check out our Tips for New Cruisers, and Cruising Links pages.

Top 10 and a Half Reasons to Bonanzle

  • 10. See one item, see 'em all. Your items are no longer rubber duckies lost in an ocean of items. On Bonanzle, if a buyer sees one of your items, they'll see up to 8 others prominently featured. Sellers sell faster, buyers find what they want more quickly.
  • 9. Offers on your terms. Name your price on a custom-made group of items from a seller. Whee! and deal.
  • 8. Cheap, cheap, cheap! The presentation might be slick here, but that doesn't mean you're getting fleeced. Bonanzle keeps overhead low by using open source technology and Google-like strategies and we pass our savings on to you. What will you pay to Bonanzle? How about nothing unless you're a power seller?
  • 7. Importers. eBay and Craigslist item importers mean you can start Bonanzling in seconds.
  • 6. Price guesser. Why spend five minutes logging onto eBay and item searching to figure out how to price your item, when you can have us tell you in five seconds?
  • 5. Picture cropper. Why didn't anybody think of this before? Take few pictures, post many items.
  • 4. Go from "want it" to "possess it" in minutes. Sellers can pre-specify when items can be picked up from them, so you can search for items that can be picked up soon, today, or now.
  • 3. The miraculous one page, one minute item post. Who knew that posting an item for sale could be done with five simple fields and no page loads?
  • 2. Chat while shopping. Buying and selling is the destination, but we bet you'll have more fun on the journey than at the destination. Where else can you meet people who live nearby you with similar interests, and still buy and sell items faster than eBay?
  • 1. Bonanza! The site is called "Bonanzle" for a reason! A Bonanza is a live garage sale that proves the universal truth that your stuff + lots of people = $ $ $ !
  • 1/2. Simple is beautiful.

About Bonanzle

About Bonanzle

Prior to the web's arrival in the mid-90's, when you bought an item from a seller, you saw their face and learned their name. And if you weren't in a hurry, you talked. Two people that share tastes in clothes, collectibles, or high end purses have a connection that lends itself to good conversation. Feedback systems hadn't been invented, but through conversing with a seller, you reliably determined their credibility. If you were a smooth talker, you'd finish the discussion by negotiating a lower price on your target item. There was a lot right in how person-to-person commerce worked before the web.

Of course, there was also a lot wrong with it: playing endless phone tag, driving to the seller's house, and not being able to see your item before you played endless phone tag and drove to the seller's house. As such, when eBay was released in 1995, buyers breathed a sigh of relief at the newfound convenience. Many buyers and sellers forgot the benefits of having real people involved in the transactions, and quickly settled in for countless anonymous transactions.

At Bonanzle, we're through with settling. We've created a marketplace focused on the type of items that people are passionate about: items that you can't find mass produced on Amazon, like purses, clothing, antiques, jewelry, memorabilia, and collectibles (we call our niche "everything but the ordinary"). Then, we round up the people that are passionate about these items, and we make it easy to get back the benefits you gave up when became faceless.

Negotiate in real time, browse through hand-picked items, visit a virtual garage sale (we call them " Bonanzas"), or just get wished a happy birthday. Shopping with the friendliest social community online, we hope you'll discover there's a lot to like about making people relevant again.

About The Team

The Bonanzle team is comprised of action-minded experts whose first priority is giving users an experience that makes them feel like they rule.


Bill Harding, Founder

Bill's long history of entrepreneurial pursuits began at age 11, when he founded a candy store within his elementary school that grossed hundreds of dollars annually. Bill's passion for seeing a great idea become reality has continued ever since, with a series of profitable businesses stretching from a self-published magazine to an online laptop store to a casual games development team.

Bill founded Bonanzle in January of 2007. He now spends his time as the lead programmer and chief vision keeper of Bonanzle, ensuring that the site continues to develop as the simplest and most user friendly marketplace online.

Most recently before Bonanzle, Bill he worked as the technical lead on a series of multi-million dollar Nintendo DS titles at Amaze Entertainment. He graduated the University of Washington Computer Software Systems program with a BS.


Mark Dorsey, Co-Founder

Mark is no stranger in the world of start-ups. Mark was bit by the entrepreneurial bug in 1997 when he founded Dorsey Floral LLC. In 2001 Mark's company was recognized by The Puget Sound Business Journal as "One of Washington's 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies." After more than twenty years in the floral industry Mark was ready for a new challenge.

Mark joined Bonanzle in June of 2008 as the Chief Raconteur. A Raconteur is "One who tells stories and anecdotes with skill and wit." Mark's main focus is to help refine and carry out our marketing efforts.

And That's Not All...!

Also significantly involved in creating Bonanzle and deserving of a big thanks: Jordan (programming), Zac (design), Bob (programming), geoffco design (initial prototype and

February 27, 2009

Featured Bonanzle Shop #1 Noodles886

Do you love that country feeling as much as I do? Here is a shop that has that feeling.

She sells country items as well as other items. If you would like to visit her shop at
Bonanzle just go to,
She also make handcrafted signs and do custom orders.
Come Bonanzle with us. It's alot of fun.

Apple Wall Hanging. Stenciled on stretched canvas and hung from its own black-scrolled metal dowel, this country wall hanging is a sweet accent for the kitchen! Hanging cord included. 13"L x 11"W.

Jafra Skin Care

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Jafra Cosmetics is a worldwide leader in the skin care and beauty industry. Work and play with confidence with our premium Jafra Skincare line, tailored to the needs of your skin; Jafra Make up, Jafra Fragrances, complete Jafra Baby care line for the entire family.

Complete Skin Care: Jafra provides a complete Skin Care Program that addresses the skin's daily needs to be thoroughly cleansed, moisturized, and protected from the elements. Jafra meets these needs with skin care products specially formulated for specific skin types.

Jafra has been helping women look and feel their very best since 1956. Our complete line of over 400 products to pamper you from head to toe, Jafra is committed to empowering women to look beautiful, to feel confident and to be their best. Pamper yourself today!

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February 17, 2009

Reallysmartdeals Triple Banner Blow Out Starts Now for 24 hours

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I have 3 banners in rotations on the surf page

Don't forget to click the banner when you see the extra credits when surfing

Make sure you have plenty of banner credits in your account today so your banners will be seen. This is HOT HOT HOT

Buy 2000 Banner Credits, Get 2000 Banner Credits FREE On Bonus I will add a extra 2000 banner credits. That is a total of 6000 banner credits for only 4.99. This special ends tonight at 11 pm.

Note: To receive your credits after payment is made please log into your tool page and click you the contact us link at the top of the page. And send me your user id. That way you will be sure to get your credits added in a timely manner.

Log in and surf all day. Credits will add up fast.

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If you do not have banners in rotation, you can add them here. As a free member you will be able to have 5 banners.

Add/Edit Banners:
Click on The AD NEW button.

Add your description.


Add your Image URL

You can host your images on for free. Now put in your Destination URL:

And the size of the banner has to be 468x60.

Do not click on the pause. Now click on the green S that will save your url.

The red X is for deleting the URL.


If you do not have a banner you can go here Baysbeautygraphicdesigns. Her prices are very inexpensive and much lower than most graphic designers.

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If you ever need any help just log into your tool page and click on Contact Us link. This will virtually guarantee you'll reach me, no chance of bounced email.



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February 15, 2009

Really Smart Deals Newsletter - SellingLounge Thank you for supporting Reallysmartdeals.

We would like to wish a very warm welcome to all of our newly referred members! Thank you for joining. We hope you enjoy your stay with us. A very special thank you to all of our current active members who are increasing our daily surfing count and our membership level.

*****If you can not read this newsletter you can see it here NewsLetter Online

(Need Help Click Here (New Members Guide). If you ever get stuck, This is a great resource that can guide you through every link in the system.

*Members, help us service you faster. Please log in and use the Support System. This will virtually guarantee you'll reach me, no chance of bounced email.


Reallysmartdeals has pro accounts to meet everyone's budget. Why not surf smarter not harder. Pro members get many benefits that free members do not get.

***The first 3 free members that sign up for a RSD Super Pro account for only $14.99 a month. Will get to display one of the banners in the size of 125x125 on the home page of for 1 month FREE. That is a $40 value.

***The first 3 free members that sign up for a RSD PRO 3 account for only $5.99 a month. Will get to display one of your banners on the tool page of
RSD for 1 month FREE. That is a $9.99 Value.

***The first 3 free members that sign up for a RSD PRO 2 account for only $3.99 a month. Will get to display one of your banners on the ad and edit website page of
RSD for 1 month FREE. That is a $5.98 Value.

***The first 3 free members that sign up for a RSD PRO 1 account for only $1.99 a month. Will get to display one of your banners on the members reward page of
RSD for 1 month FREE. That is a $5.98 Value.

Upgrade to Pro scroll down to the middle of the page and you will see the PRO 3 account and where you can sign up.

After you upgrade please send me your banner in the size of 125x125 and the website link. I can not host your banners you can do so at for free.

This special starts now 2/15/09 at 6pm and ends 2/18/09 6pm eastern time

Congratulations Bonanzle 7 of your members made it in the top ten this week.


Pushcatmans Football Cards@Bonanzle


Vinewood Sportscards @ Bonanzle

Luvnit @ bonanzle

Lilprincesspretties @ Bonanzle

Each of you won 500 bonus credits. Plus Bonanzle get's a banner on the home page of RSD for one week.

This is ongoing

Auction site owners. When 6 or more of your members make it to the top ten, I will place your auction site banner in the size of 468x60 on the home page of RSD for one week. And the members from your site that make it to the top ten will also get 500 bonus credits. How dose that sound???

Members: The best way to surf for a auction site is to go to your tool page and click on My Profile, There you will see your name, email address, and password.

On the name add Hibidder, OLA, Plunderhere, The Selling Lounge (The Site You Are Surfing For) at the end of your user name. That way I will know who you are surfing for. You can change it when ever you need to.


Congratulations to Fashionrunway-@bonanzle RSD's 1st Place Surfer last week. This is Fashionrunway-@bonanzle 1st win as the top surfer.

Fashionrunway surfed 7503 site last week.

Fashion Runway has been selling online for 9 years and have had well over 8,000 transactions. I hope you will look around in my booth.
You will find many high-end designer brand names here, that you know and like. I have lots of high-end items at Blow-@ut prices that are up to 80% below retail. If you like name brands and designer apparel, I have something for you! Come see!! I am a member of the (BAC) Bonanzle Action Club. We are a group of Bonanzle booth owners who love this site and are devoted to getting the word out about this exciting and fun new selling venue.

NWT Tommy Bahama Twist Bandeau Padded Bikini Swimsuit

New Seven 7 premium Jeans Cuffed Cropped Crystals 27 31

New Ralph Lauren Polo US Open tennis skirt XL

NWT Rozae NBichols /suede leather pants jacket outfit HOT

Who is going to win the trophy next week?



Congratulates to the top 10 Surfers from last week.

See what our top 10 Surfers have for SALE!


Pushcatmans Football Cards@Bonanzle


Vinewood Sportscards @ Bonanzle

Luvnit @ bonanzle

CuddlyCrew - SellingLounge

PDC @ Plunderhere

Lilprincesspretties @ Bonanzle


Top TEN Surfers/Shoppers each week win 1 of your shopping websites listed on the home page for 1 week

*1st place surfer wins a feature spot on Reallysmartdeals Newsletter each week.

* 1st place surfers gets to have there site as the 1st page seen for 24 hours on the surf bar of RSD

* All top ten surfers get to have one auction site or store listed on the home page of RSD

*** Everyone has a chance to win. All you have to do is surf ***

This is a lot of free advertising. Don't miss out.

Referring people is easy! Simply copy this url and paste it anywhere. It already contain your unique membership code - so when someone visits reallysmartdeals via your link and signs up, they become part of your downline. If you need help feel free to send a support ticket and I will help you out.

The splashpages are even simpler. Just copy the code. Paste it anywhere! Other traffic exchanges, forum or email signatures, or even in an email to your friends.

Click Here For 25 Different Banners

New Referral Contest for Feb 09

1st Place Winner, The member with the most active referral will win a $100 in Merchandise on Bonanzle.

The 2nd place prize will win $50 in Merchandise on eBid.

The 3rd place prize is $25.00 in Merchandise on Amazon

You can check the referral contest and surfing contest stats here

NOTE: Your referrals have to be verified and active surf 30 sites in order to get the referral credits.

You can always check your stats on the tool page click on Contests. Scroll to the bottom.

Get your referral code and banners at My Downline on your tool page.

Still confused? Please send me a support ticket and I will usually respond within 24 hours

New Members are the back bone of RSD. The more we refer the more people to see your sites, the more money $$$$$$ for all of us,

*****And there is More*****

For each new member that you sign up using your referral link (the banner is located under "My Downline") , and they verify there account plus surf 30 or more sites. you will receive 100 hit credits and 100 banner credits for each new active referral right away.

Once the new member meets the requirements the credits will placed into your account.

Get your referral code and banners at My Downline on your tool page.

Click Here For 25 Different Banners



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You can have your ad in the newsletter for only $1 a week eMail Advertising


Ongoing Ongoing

The RSD 10,000 Club Members from The Selling Lounge

The RSD 10,000 Club Members are: Vinewood@Bonanzle,, Vintage Rose Collectible, Southwithch@Bonanzle, Kekekas, Faraway Eyes@Bonanzle, Shwp1@Bonanzle, and Purple Cow Antiques@YHB.

The RSD 10,000 Club Members from The ONA

Luvnit @ ONA, Southwitch@ONA, OvernightAuctions Too @ ONA, Overnight @ ONA

Any member that surfs 10,000 or more site in a week will get banner on the home page of Reallysmartdeals for 7 days and And a life time placement on myspace


*** NOTE: Just a quick reminder, we have an open door policy at RSD simply because without members feedback, this program can never succeed? If you have any suggestions, comments or problems with RSD we need to hear from you. You can contact myself directly through our support ticket system. That way you know I will receive it.

*** NOTE: As a free member you need to surf in order for your sites to be seen. You have to surf every 14 days to keep your account active - surfing even just 5 or 6 pages will keep your account active and your sites will keep getting hits. If you don't surf for 14 days, your account becomes 'Suspended'. It's your URLs that are suspended, not your account. You can 'Unsuspend' them by surfing a few pages

*Please support our community in every way you can. The more members we get signed up the more clicks your sites receive which = more
$$$$'s for everyone. Promote your referral link everywhere.


Just a reminder:

You can add the same link up to 3 times only. Ad your link 3, 7, 14, ...... days that way it will stay in rotation all the time. This helps get more traffic to your site, but also helps develop your brand awareness. Remember, the trick to all this is to keep your site in front of people, everyday as much as possible for the long run.


EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA - SellingLounge I would like to give you 500 text credits. To get your credits please log into your tool page and click on the contact us link. Put into the subject line (FEB Text)Credits will be added within 24 hours.

If you ever need any help just log into your tool page and click on Contact Us link. This will virtually guarantee you'll reach me, no chance of bounced email.



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Best Site Contest

Stop by and vote for the best site at The Selling Lounge where Sellers Help Sellers

Here are the sites that I have picked out for this up coming month.






Vote For Your Best Site!!!

Stop By and Rate Our Squidoo Lens!

Please stop by everyone's lens and rate them!

The Selling Lounge Squidoo Lens
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Resources For Online Sellers

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Our Members Squidoo Lens can be found here.

February 14, 2009

Surf4Bargains Top Surfer Placement

Each Month!

The Top 5 Surfers for the month will receive one month banner placement on the Surf4Bargains Home Page and on the Surf4Bargains Blogging and Networking pages listed below.
Top 5 Surfers Receive:
A banner ad size of 125 x 125 on the following 3 pages:

Size Example:

Surf4Bargains Top Surfers
The #1 Top Surfer receives a banner ad size of 468 x 60 and 2nd-5th positions will receive a banner ad size of 125 x 125 on the following 5 pages:
Surf4Bargains Top Surfers
The Top 5 Surfers will be determined from total contest surfing, taken from ALL our weekly contests for the month (contest surfing counts until the last contest run that month, which is the last wednesday of the month).
If you can't view the above message please visit:

Happy Valentine"s Day From Surf4Bargains

For the next 24 hours for every 1 page you view you will get 2 Hit Credits!

Plus the banner blowout hits are between 300-500!

Remember this is for the next 24 hours only so get window surfing!

Happy Valentine's Day!

February 13, 2009

Reallysmartdeals Special Valentines Day BONUS

Hello - SellingLounge

Thank you for choosing Reallysmartdeals for your online advertising needs.

It is bonus time again.

Valentines Day super surf bonus all weekend long.

Every time the prize page comes up you can win anywhere to 1-50 bonus credits.
Yes you CAN get it multiple times. NOTE to get the credits you have to keep surfing.

NOTE***The first page while surfing is not counted towards the credits earned for the day.
Also, the games page is not counted, nor is the prize page or any pages in your controlled rotation. Controlled rotation is every 11 or 13 pages I have auctions or something there that members pay for to get seen.***

Log in and surf all weekend long. Credits will add up fast.

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Hot Weekend Hit Credit Special ~ Buy 500 HIT Credits and Get 500 HIT Credits Free ~ But that is not all ~ I will add a etra 500 HIT Credits to your account. That is a total of 1500 hit credits for only $2.99. To receive this special you must click on this link. After payment is made please log into your tool page and click on the contact us link and send your member id so I can credit your account.

Reminder: Surf 10,000 or more pages in one week, you will receive a banner placement on RSD home page for 1 week. Banner size 125x125

Have a great weekend,
Debra Miller

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