Lee reminded us to register now for the eBay Radio Party & Conference at http://www.erVegas.com. The event is already nearly one-third sold out! You can also reserve your group-rate hotel room in Bally’s North Tower — just an elevator ride away from the Platinum Ballroom — by clicking on the second blue button at http://www.erVegas.com.
Lee told Griff about this year’s Lindt Gold Bunny Giving Works celebrity auction campaign as well as the Live in the Vineyard Giving Works auction for a VIP experience. Albert, Philadelphia PA (pennsydeals1), asked for a listing dish of item number 251885098679. He received a score of 4.95 tureens. Someone on the chat board who had their listing dished but didn’t take Griff’s and Lee’s advice made Griff cry.
Bill wrote in to ask if eBay would be hosting any events this year. Yetta, Champagne IL (eauctionmaven), asked about an eBay test of a new item description format that requires an extra click to see the description. Lee and Griff checked out item number 191506109039, a VIP experience at next year’s GRAMMY Awards offered through Giving Works. Lee reported the results of the eBay Australia (http://www.ebay.com/au) charity auction for the bottle of McDonald’s limited-dition secret sauce (item number 151569649170).
Open phones, Contact Us email and more: Lee told Griff about the Hearts of San Francisco auction campaign running right now on eBay. Linda, Anchorage AK (pearlyqueen55), asked Griff and Lee to dish her listing for item number 331463645593.
Griff gave an overview of today’s show and introduced the eBay Radio News with Lee Mirabal. Stories include the GRAMMY Awards charity auctions; Justin Bieber; and a severe weather advisory from eBay.
Get the lowdown on upcoming celebrity and charity auctions! Our guest is Eric Gazin, President of Auction Cause, known on eBay as auctioncause, auctioncause2 andauctioncause3.
Leigh Ann, Oceanside CA, called in to ask how to raise funds through Giving Works for her nonprofit animal rescue organization. New seller Aletha, Rogers AR (auntweefaskitchenandcloset) requested a dish of her listing number 181631224692. Griff and Lee decided not to score this listing yet, asking her to upgrade it and come back for a re-dishing. Griff gave her some tips on photography and item specifics.
Shawnen, Duncan BC, Canada (wiffleball87), had a question about the legality of logo overlays on photos. Ed, Manitowic WI (jetfast07), asked for advice on shipping price(s) for his new multi-quantity listing, item number 321636587366.
We talk a lot about the empowering aspects of being an entrepreneur…and during today’s show, we’re going to talk to a seller who empowers other entrepreneurs. We’ll also hear more about Bling My Bra, the Giving Works charity auction campaign run by a small group of dedicated sellers who want to make a difference in the world. That brings me to today’s tip: As successful entrepreneeurs, we need to give back — back to your community, to other individuals, to your favorite charity, whatever the cause closest to your heart may be. Pursue your passion for giving back just as you do your passion for being an entrepreneur, and you will be richly rewarded with the knowledge that you, too, are helping to make this world a better place.