eBay Added Words to a Listing Then Suspended Me for Them

ebay incompetency

That’s the least of my problems.

Editor’s note – have you ever gone shopping, have someone place an item from a store into your backpack than call security to accuse you of shoplifting?

Of course not but that’s what eBay did to me.

The 72-hour suspension began Nov 23, 2021 – today is Dec 5, and my listings still have not been reinstated.

Is it any wonder why eBay seller and buyer counts are down?

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The Curious Migration of WindyCityParrot.com to Woocommerce Ep1

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Update 6/1/2021 ~ When I asked developers quoting me $2500 and 2 weeks, how they would be doing this procedurally, they always deferred.

In that (9) migrations never took more than 6 hours 2, weeks was a red flag. Two competent developers I use, would’t touch it.

This non~coder is going it alone.

Anyone can migrate a WordPress site, including me – this ain’t your mother’s migration.

We think telling stories is more fun than asking for “migration quotes” while building our content creation library.

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115 Questions to Ask About Your eCommerce Site

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Regarding buyer personas “Will there be enough traffic in these groups that will sustain a business and what products will be needed for each group?”


That is unpredictable and has to be tested on a group by group basis.


Unfortunately, there is no way to know where a visitor comes from on Facebook other than “Facebook”.


Having sold pet supplies on the web for 18 years, I can unequivocally say “building an eCommerce website is not a solution to your financial goals.

It’s the single biggest problem you’ll need to unravel for success”.


Oh yeah, when you get admin access, for the first time click on EVERY link up and down the dash.


Learn what each link does, what it tells you, or if activation is required for functionality.


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Sunday Matinee: Making Growth Happen Film Festival


Over the past several months, LinkedIn has premiered 10 animated short videos in our “Making Growth Happen” series. These videos condense the most useful wisdom from some of the best content marketers in the business into one-minute snippets. And now you can see these indispensable videos from the likes of Carla Johnson, Jay Acunzo, and Tim Washer all in one place.

You should be able to view all of these videos in about 10 minutes. That’s a small time investment for the content marketing wisdom of the ages.

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