Viewing: October, 2018

Oct 31

October 31, 2018

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Scoring with an eBay Side Hustle

So, a few years ago, right before I moved into my current apartment, I had this wild idea on what to do with all the crap I had collected over the years that wouldn’t FIT in this apartment: I’d sell it on eBay! It turned out very well … although not in the way I anticipated. It will probably not surprise you to learn that the crap I didn’t want was, well, CRAP: almost by definition, no one else wanted…

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Oct 18

October 18, 2018

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Why Do Retail Holiday Displays Go up so Early?

Just to be clear, I stand firmly in line with the people who start complaining around this time every year about “Christmas creep”: stores putting out Christmas displays before Halloween or earlier. Having said that, I’m not one to do much of the actual complaining myself; I don’t like it, but having worked in retail, I get it. That whole “Black Friday” thing? To most consumers, it’s just another word for “sale,” but it is deadly serious to retail folk,…

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