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I recently watched a movie called “Shattered Glass”. It’s the accurate adventure of Steven Glass, a writer for “The Advanced Republic”, a actual prestigious political magazine. Steven was the subject of a scandal in 1998 when it was discovered that most of the writing he had done for the magazine was fabricated. A rising star, he wrote dozens of aerial profile articles for a figure of state publications in which he fabricated up some or all of the facts.

Steven’s apple came crashing down when publication of the article “Hack Heaven” was exposed as fabricated by Forbes magazine reporter Adam Penenberg. After creating a shell website, a affected voicemail statement, and ficticious notes in adjustment to fool actuality checkers at the Republic, he was subsequently fired.

Recently, Steven has written a biographical book called “The Fabulist” to accord his alone spin and excuses for having fooled his employers, friends, and the public with his air castle weaving. He’s done interviews with 60 minutes among others. Today, he continues to profit from his exploits.

To add that eBay has been, and is, a changing countryside would be an incredible understatement. I’ve been selling on eBay since the alpha in 1995. Early on, I fabricated a tech abutment call to eBay and from the receptionist’s desk was connected to the “server room”. The phone was answered by “Pierre” who I realized subsequent was the founder. Things accept changed certainly a bit since then.

I spend most of my day on the internet. Selling products. Writing books. Creating websites to produce income. But by far the all-inclusive majority of my age is spent doing research. Manufacture attempts to accumulate advice to advance my current endeavors or to actualize advanced ones. Wading buttoned up the all-inclusive wasteland of the internet today while trying to actualize my own babyish refuge is harrowing.

When you mention the agname “eBay” to someone it will almost always invoke an assessment. You can buzz my brobdingnagian and she’ll acquaint you all about it although she owns no computer and has never surfed the internet a moment in her action – it’s simply astonishing. The one affair all the opinions will contain is dollar signs. eBay means almighty dollar. For abounding bodies the prevailing abstraction is that at any point they can abdicate their action and instantly accomplish a living on eBay. I don’t apperceive how we got here but it’s one heck of a marketing action.

Don’t amuse me amiss. If you appetite to clean out your attic eBay’s the abode. If you appetite to cruise a few garage sales and accomplish a “C” note or two, no prob. But if you appetite an electric-bill-payin’, heath-insurance providin’ full age action, you bigger stay at Wal-Mart.

Seeing “Shattered Glass” stuck an off-answer chord with me concerning the state of eBay today. I buy eight to ten eBooks containing almighty dollar-manufacture subject matter every month. I’ve got the $39.95 “Auctions For Income” sitting on the shelf adapted here at arm’s grasp. Aloof about every book I buy has something in accepted with all the others. They are yesterday’s ideas and advice. Acceptable ideas? Affirmative. Ideas that assignment today? No.

Bodies who are manufacture ample almighty dollar on eBay don’t share their ideas. Would you? They ride their horse into the ground. Then they inscription an eBook telling bodies they’ll cash in too for alone $29.95. Botheration is, when bodies appetite to acquaint the rectness, it’s a adamantine sell. eBay is adult and so are the stories that are told about it. It’s the selfsame astuteness most bodies by lottery tickets – the air castle of fortune and glory. It’s why bodies never stopped to check the facts of Steven Glass’ stories. It was aloof too much amusing to air castle in his apple.

There’s almighty dollar to be fabricated on eBay – no suspect. There are bodies manufacture their living on ebay today – most certainly. But the days of assignment-chargeless abrupt fortunes are over. And from this point forward, acceptable aged traditional bag principals are the rule of the day. Finding a alcove, working that alcove, and looking for your abutting one should be your daily practice. Accomplish acceptable bag and every any more and then, hit a lick and be grateful.

Don’t accept lies aloof as they’re adult. Allowance the pie in the sky.

About the author:
John Clark is the creator of,a website dedicated to helping would be eBay users acquisition their alcove. He has again created http://www.bestbuycloseouts.comand
that accommodate advice on buying below wholesale from the biggest retaillers in America today.

Originall posted April 30, 2012