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Caution about selling unwanted gifts on eBay.

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2009, at 9:56 AM

No, it is not a safety issue, unless your family and friends have extreme emotional reactions. Articles abound right now about how to sell your unwanted gifts on eBay.

The word of caution I share with most of my eBay students is to be aware if your friends and family follow your listings online. More than a few times I have heard embarrassing stories of the gift givers finding out about the listing. Maybe you could let them "age " a little bit, or find a fellow eBayer who could sell those sensitive items and you sell theirs.

The kindness of giving, friendship and family should mean a LOT more than the money you will make, so please be careful and considerate.

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Amen Mr. Steve,,

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Wed, Dec 30, 2009, at 5:37 PM

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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.