Shoestring Theory

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On a shoestring…

January 30, 2008 at 11:33 am by thetheorist

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 what else, though in general I’m going to try and stay on topic.

I started my first eBay business three years ago and have been doing it full time for the last two years.  For now, I’m not going to link to my eBay ID with this blog.  I have some privacy concerns (but obviously not that many as I’m running a blog), but mostly I don’t want this blog to be a gateway to my business.  This is a chance for me to share some of my knowledge to help, and perhaps amuse, others.  My education is in journalism and I hope this will be an outlet to let me practice many of the writing skills I’ve learned over the years.

Don’t expect to find get-rich quick schemes or any of that crap here.  I won’t tell you how to make a million bucks on eBay.  I work hard every day to keep my business churning along and I expect most other small business owners do to.

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  • 1 Nate Martin Feb 1, 2008 at 11:04 am

    Good to see you hop on the blogwagon, Courtney. Judging by my experience working with you on various projects, I don’t believe for a second that this blog will be anything but an excellent resource for small, eBay-based businesses, replete with experience-based analysis and infused, I hope, with streaks of your delightfully dry wit.

    Keep up the good work.

  • 2 thetheorist Feb 1, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    Thanks! I went digging for themes the day I registered the site and found all the variations that Chris Pearson has made for WP, thought they were awesome, then realized you were also using one of his themes. Good stuff.