|Wed Aug 10 2011 12:10:52|
Another eBay Seller Expands to His Own Website
By: Ina Steiner
RE: Mimi Kriele Story - This is the second "left eBay" story that has impacted my thinking. The first was about the fellow who was dealing in Japanese art prints.
I specialize in railroad historical memorabilia from across North America. At one time I had 7 retail stores. In 2004 I began migrating to eBay and closed my last store after the Christmas rush of 2004. Ebay was fantastic - until the spring of 2010. By September, they left me out to hang in the wind. I cannot tell you how frustrated & angry I was.
I had already started to build a Vendio store, but when I read the first article, I realized I had to start from scratch with a complete stand alone website. I've been building that since February and taking my time to make sure it is going to be unique to the marketplace.
This new story has just reinforced that I am making a sound business decision. I expect I will still use eBay's auction platform to help move the approx. 270,000 items in inventory, but what doesn't sell, will be posted to the website.
Thank you so very much for the great article by Mr. Corbin.
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