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Yahoo Announces Hack Bigger Than Equifax

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Yahoo Announces Hack Bigger Than Equifax
New Yahoo e-mail owners Verizon, announced today that they have determined the Yahoo hacking of e-mail accounts in 2013 was not limited as the original Yahoo owners had led everyone to believe. Instead of being under 1 Billion as originally announced in 2013/2014, today's announcement suggests that every account holder was hacked, at at least 3 Billion e-mail accounts.
If you have a Yahoo Account, you may recall that Yahoo's former owners initially delayed publishing or releasing the information.  E-mail users were simply told to change their passwords. No new updates or details. It seemed pretty insignificant based on the tone and approach Yahoo's then owners took in delivering the delayed news to the customers. 
It's quite mind numbing that Yahoo (now owned by Verizon) is releasing the facts that its entire database was hacked affecting over 3 Billion accounts. Four years have already passed and many Yahoo account holders are…

Best Places To Sell Online in 2017 - 2018

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Best Places To Sell Online in 2017 - 2018

Every year, sellers and even shoppers want to know which marketplace is hot! So every year since 2013, we've provided the answers to that single question, "What is the best marketplace to sell online in 2017 and 2018"?

Unlike previous years where we gave you the top 5 places to sell online, this year we did everything very different. First of all, we ran numerous polls on two different Twitter Accounts, conducted live interviews with shoppers, did videos polls and targeted either sellers or shoppers to give of the most accurate results.

Next, we didn't limit the results to the top 5 like in all the previous years, instead this year we give you the results of the 15 most popular marketplaces to run your online store, including Amazon, eBay, Etsy, Wix, Poshmark, Shopify, BigCommerce, Ecrater, Mercari, eBid, Offerup, eBlueJay, Ioffer, Bonanza and Storenvy.

Below is the video of results. You'll find out which marketplaces sh…

Should eBay sellers be allowed to restrict sales to specific states?

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Should eBay sellers be allowed to restrict sales to specific states? 

As a marketplace researcher, I occasionally check the eBay Community Forums to see what kind of experiences and thoughts are running through the minds of eBay sellers. Once in awhile I actually find one interesting enough to write about.  If 's extra interesting, I may even post it onto Twitter as a Poll. This is one such example.

A seller on eBay recently posted an intriguing question about shipping restrictions by states.  The seller proposed eBay provide sellers with additional restricts in addition to being able to restrict Hawaii, Alaska, US Territories and most countries (outside of the USA).

 You can read and participate in the actual question and responses on eBay's community directly from its source athttp://community.ebay.com/t5/Seller-Hub/Feature-Request-Block-sales-to-any-USA-State/m-p/27490192

It's an interesting question so I posted a #poll on #Twitter to see what other sellers think too. …

eBlueJay Marketplace Buyer Scam Warning - What you need to know

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eBlueJay Marketplace Buyer Scam Warning - What you need to know eBlueJay is currently the target of a new buyer scam, here are the details of one account, what you as a seller on eBlueJay need to be aware of about eBlueJay in order to protect yourself.



In the message, the buyer claims to have paid for a transaction on an eBlueJay product, claims to have called "Client Support" and provides a link to an eBlueJay page where they have uploaded a PDF file of their eBlueJay and PayPal transactions.



Almost looks convincing, unless you happen to be a Marketplace Researcher.  So here are the breakdown of facts and fiction that you need to know to protect yourself from Phishing Scams like this one and any new ones that pop on your eBlueJay seller account.

1. eBlueJay does not offer "Client Support by phone", or any other kind of phone support.
2. Every eBlueJay transaction both those that fail and those that succeed, those that are paid for and unpaid for will show up in e…

Are you a Hobby or Small Business - How your State Plans to Screw You.

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Are you a Hobby or Small Business - How your State Plans to Screw You. You may end up being a business to your city and state required to pay for licenses, collect sales taxes and file state profit/loss tax documents, but with the IRS declaring you as a Hobby if your business doesn't turn a genuine taxable profit within three out of your first five years.  
Think that sucks?  California is launching an ambitious campaign to nickle and dime all sellers within its borders that use the internet or phone apps to sell.   So you're thinking, I am just selling junk from around my house, but in California in particular, if you are making a profit on those items then you are a Sole Proprietor once you sell three items within a year.  But you only made $100 in that year you say, California doesn't care, and lets take away the other excuses also, it doesn't matter if you had no sales directly to anyone in California, it only matters that you did the selling from California.
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Utah for sale! Need some new direct marketing sale leads? How about the State of Utah.

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Utah for sale! Need some new direct marketing sale leads? How about the State of Utah.
Everyone who runs an online business or direct sales business is looking for sales leads. Bur let me ask you a question.  When was the last time you sold something to a shopper in Utah? Right, Me neither - I've never sold or shipped anything or had a purchase from someone in Utah before. Certainly they buy stuff online, or purchase products from the mail, so why not make it your stuff?
According to Fox New 13 for only $1,050 plus change, you can buy the name, address, age and some phone numbers of every registered voter in the state of Utah.  Makes you glad you don't live in Utah right? Again, me too.
The idea that Utah sells all of its voters information is basically like Google Advertising Utah government style, or in essence, if you're going to vote in Utah, then you are forced to agree to become Utah's advertising property for the privilege.
Utah's residents loss can become …

Your favorite place to sell online - 4th of July Poll Results

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Your favorite place to sell - 4th of July Poll Results

Happy July 4th, 2017 America.  Time to get your fireworks out and make some noise and smoke. Time to remember, why we do the things we do as a country, and time to take a Poll on YouTube and Twitter.  Which is the best place to sell, from these options. EBlueJay Bonanza Mercari Ioffer ?Take the poll on #Twitter@ResellingRandy

Though the poll has ended, check out who you said were the best places to sell online out of the July 4th, poll options, below.