As many of you already know, I opened an eBay store last December in which I've been selling my own collectibles as well as those of my Brother and parents. For a while it was going very well until eBay changed policies and fee structures. Their policies are such that as a store owner you really have no free reign over your store and their fees are exorbitant. Granted, they do bring buyers to your store but if you are not making a profit or just breaking even, then it's time to leave. Whether you sell an item or not you still pay their fees.
I did not want to leave but I found a venue which hosts free stores for sellers and only charge one small fee for each item you sell which is about four times lower than what eBay charges. As a store owner, you have complete freedom over your store and as an ex eBay seller you can easily and quickly import all of your merchandise and open your own shop. They are called Bonanza and are located at www.bonanza.com.
So, I spent all morning on this and have my new shop opened at Jo's Collectibles Mercantile or CollectiblesByJo. I wanted to keep the Collectibles Mercantile name for search engine reasons.
What I like so much about this new shop and this new venue is that I feel totally free and not worried about what's going to sell and what isn't and anxious over the Hitler regime and policies at eBay.
I have to admit I felt some regret thinking over this situation but realized that eBay was a good learning experience for me and now it's time to move on.
My two ?'s this week are:
1. Do you have any regrets about anything?
2. How do you deal with those regrets?
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