Monday, November 24, 2008

Buy From Someone You Know This Holiday Season

I know many of you will be shopping online this Christmas and I thought it would be good to make a suggestion: Buy from someone you know:
  • If you are a PeSA/ECMTA member, buy from another member.
  • If you are on Twitter, make sure to buy from one of the folks you follow or that follow you.
  • Sellers on Bonanzle should buy at least one of their gifts from another seller on Bonanzle.
  • If you shop on Amazon, make sure to buy from the 3P sellers as well as from Amazon.
  • If you are an eBay seller, buy from someone you know on eBay.
I normally don't suggest links in my comments but this week, I'll make an exception. If you are a reader of MyBlogUtopia please add your website, ecrater store, Bonanzle booth or eBay store to the comment section of this post so other readers can browse through your items. This is the one time a year where you can promote your stuff on the blog.

If you are planning on buying from an eBay seller, make sure to search for their item on Microsoft Live so that eBay and Microsoft will pay 25% of the tab.

Blatant promo: If you are planning on purchasing media items this holiday season. I have over 100k DVD's, CD's Book's and Video Games in stock and ready to ship and they are all eligible for Amazon's Super-Saver shipping or Prime Shipping.

Just my 15%


Backspin Golf said...

Golf Grips and other Golf Accessories -- --

also on Ebay as backspingolf

Thanks Randy !

Musicians Discount said...

Thanks Randy and Happy Holidays to everyone!

Our web site is

Our eBay store is at


Cliff Aliperti said...

Thanks for the opportunity Randy, I always try to hit a small seller or two for at least a small item or two every Christmas.

If you have someone that's a fan of the old movies ... or just nostalgic in general, you can find my movie collectibles, magazine back issues, 100+ year old prints, etc. at:

My eBay Store

Or many of the same items for less with Google Checkout as an option at My Bonanzle Booth.

Thanks again, Cliff

Del Mar Designs said...

We distribute ceiling fans and lighting for brand name manufacturers. If anyone's interested you can click on our username or the link is Thank you!

John of said...

Add your boy to the frey... Please stop by for your winter hats and bandannas. Plus all kinds of great gift items under $10.00!

Mitzi said...
Has links to both my Etsy shops and my eBay store - a huge variety of vintage collectibles at all three spots!

Marianne Dow said...

I'm happy to get in on this too. Thanks Randy! -- Please check out my gift items (framed tiles, t-shirts, & more) printed with images from antique postcards -- lots of gorgeous Santa Claus and Christmas scenes. Available at: Links to all my endeavors on my bog: -- Happy Holi-Daze to all! --Marianne

nadine said...

Buchanan Street Antiques at



Ruby Lane:

Thanks Randy!

The word verification is 'elate' Is that a good sign?

Henrietta said...

Find Henrietta and friends at 200 West Main and (different things) at Felicitations on Bonanzle.

Thank you Randy!

Anne B said...

Thanks Randy! We sell unique gift items from jewelry holders, to laurel burch handbags, to hotflop flip flops!


the-savvy-seller said...

Thanks Randy for this great idea!

The Savvy Seller's eBay Store:

A Little of This & A Little of That!

Happy Holidays to one & all!


Jeff S said...

I offer rubber stamps and labels to help your small business.

That link goes to my eBay store.

Thank you Randy, and happy Thanksgiving.

And to everyone else, good luck during the holiday season of sales.

Tom said...

For all your classic Chrysler car needs (sure a lot of people on here!)"

ChristmasDealz said... provides an outlet for hard to find consumer products including; popular toys, video game hardware/software, and collectibles all year long while providing top-notch customer service, quick shipping, and a great product selection.

Thanks Randy! Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!


Lee said...

Personalized Gifts and vintage Collectibles


ms.pat said...

Great idea:

ms.pat said...

Did publish right the first time.

Thanks Randy ;-)

EzChargers said...

Thank you Randy.

Always at your service for cellphone and PDA High Quality accessories at

Happy Holidays and God Bless to Everyone

Swedenstore said...

Thanks Randy. Checking your blog every day and always interesting.

If you like Swedish / Scandinavian items please check

Happy holidays to everyone!


Anonymous said...

Judy said...

Randy, thanks for this generous offer. I'll put my site up here, although I suspect most of your readers are in the Northern Hemisphere (and a very Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it!). If anyone is looking for gifts for loved ones in Australia, my site might be worth a visit. I sell books .... all kinds, and I'm very happy to giftwrap and post to anyone on your gift list.

MagnumOpusMusic said...

Power to the people! Great post Randy, the revolution has begun.

I'm a great believer in that the next online revolution won't be from the major players, but from the millions of small retailers doing their own thing.

For anyone that hasn't got their own site, I ask you one question why not, it's costs next to nothing nowadays.

Just done my bit too and bought from an eBay seller's own web site, and it felt good. :-)

myamigo said...

Yes, we all need to stick together ...thanks for the opportunity to promote my ebay store..Althoug a powerseller, I am down 50% from last year...But, there just does not seem to be anything close to Ebay..Thanks..I specialize in rustic antiques and Mexican Folk art..thanks

Randy Smythe said...

Hi All,

Thanks for adding your stores. I'm trying to figure out a better way to do this so bear with me, but please keep adding your store links.

Thanks to those of you who have bought from Inetmediasource. I'll be checking out your stores soon. Already bought a gift from BackSpin Golf.

The KnickerMafia said...

Great post Randy and thank you for the linkage :)

Happy holidays!

Seduction Lingerie

EzIrons said...


Thank you for all your information, your blog is now a must for online sellers.

We sell ISO hair straightener irons, we have very nice models and prices almost 50% off compared to the mall stands.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Mandy from EzIrons

funkygarb said...

Thank you Randy, for the opportunity! I sell "the funkiest clothes on the planet" and on the 30th I'll be having a Bonanza at my Bonanzle booth. Everything in my booth will be 30% off! All my stuff is new with tags. Find me at:

Alexander said...

Randy, thanks for news, :) i was looking for some NY offers.

Alexander said...

Hmm. Nice Christmas offers. Thanks

aleksey.kolesnik said...

Thanks Randy. It is very useful sources of information before hliday.

Oracle said...

Thanks, very usefull article.

Carry on!

Smokescreen said...

Just opened. Socially responsible toys and more.

Thanks Randy for all the post this past year. Wishing you well

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