Shoestring Theory

Currently documenting the house that is eating our lives, we will return to regularly scheduled programming in a couple of more months

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Entries from January 2008

It’s all smiles at eBay

January 31st, 2008 No Comments

One of the many positive feedback I’ve collected. eBay seems to be being a bit two-faced with their introduction to the feedback changes. The introduction to their changes reads: The eBay Feedback system was designed to provide a simple, honest, accurate record of member experiences. An honest record of member experiences. Not seller experiences, not […]

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A shoestring theory is…

January 31st, 2008 2 Comments

an idea that you suspect is true based on personal experience or anecdotal evidence, but for which little or no evidence exists to prove its validity. A primary function of the internet is to facilitate the development and growth of shoestring theories.

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Panic at the auction house

January 30th, 2008 1 Comment

Smoke and Mirrors by ravenheart-tka: CC on Flikr My hopeful anticipation of eBay’s changes in fee structure quickly turned to panic as I clicked through the links in the announcement email. My heart beat quickened, the room seemed to shrink around me, everything started to get a little fuzzy. I saw my business going down […]

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On a shoestring…

January 30th, 2008 2 Comments

Welcome to Shoestring Theory!  This will be a blog about eBay, PayPal, online auctions, auction fraud and a whole host of other things.  Between myself, my fiancé, friends and associates, I have access to years of experience running a variety eBay businesses.  You’ll also find random commentary on science, games, media, news and who knows […]

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