Thursday, September 30, 2010

Postage Will Not Go Up January 2, 2010

By NATASHA T. METZLER, Associated Press Writer Natasha T. Metzler, Associated Press Writer – 34 mins ago

WASHINGTON – The independent panel that oversees the U.S. Postal Service has denied the agency's request to increase the cost of mailing a letter by 2 cents - to 46 cents.

The Postal Regulatory Commission announced its decision rejecting the requested price hike at a news conference Thursday.

In July, the Postal Service proposed raising first-class postage from 44 cents to 46 cents as part of a strategy for dealing with a worsening financial crisis. The Postal Service lost $3.8 billion last year, and the agency has been seeking other rate increases as well, including higher fees for periodicals, post cards and parcels.

The new rates would have taken effect next Jan. 2.

Chairman Ruth Goldway told reporters at a news conference that the Postal Rate Commission's vote to deny the rate request was unanimous on the five-member commission.

She said that in her view, the requested rate adjustment was not due to recent recession, as indicated by Postal Service officials, but was, rather, an attempt to address longterm structural problems.

The decision was applauded by the Affordable Mail Alliance, a coalition of postal customers including consumer groups, small business, chairities, utilities, national retailers and banks.

"The PRC today has helped countless businesses stay competitive and saved tens of thousands of jobs," said Tony Conway, a spokesman for the alliance. "The commissioners recognized that imposing an additional tax on Postal Service customers is not the way to address its financial troubles. Our members look forward to working with the Postal Service on the long-term restructuring needed to restore the Postal Service to competitiveness."

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


This is a gorgeous Mikasa crystal votive, aptly named “City Lights”. The color is a ruby red, suitable for the Christmas season, with clear glass surrounding the outer layer. This is such a sophisticated pattern! The lights are absolutely beautiful as they move through the crystal! Mikasa is a superb company for distinctive, timeless patterns and they came up with a winner here! Made in the Czech Republic, this is an exquisite piece, one you will want to display all year round! Shipping is included, of course!!!
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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Just listed at OLA! Vintage Waltham 8 Day Travel Clock!

An 8 day clock from the prestigious Waltham Watch Co.

Waltham made this collectible clock circa 1918-1919.

The design is a classic pocket watch style.
It measures 2 3/4 inches in diameter.

The clock is in very good visual condition,
and it does operate.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Vintage B Kliban Cat Mugs KilnCraft England Lot of 5

Just listed for purchase at is this lot of 5 Vintage B Kliban Cat Mugs by KilnCraft England . This lot of 5 different Kliban Cat mugs are vintage late 1970s-early 1980s. All are marked B Kliban.

The mugs included in this lot are:
- Kliban Champion Cat, features boxing cats and boxing mice
- Kliban HIGH CLASS CAT, features cat in tuxedo and top hat
- Kliban Cat in red sneakers
- Kliban Cat in cowboy hat,Good-Ole-Cat"
- Kliban cat dancing couple holding a red rose

Priority shipping and insurance is included in the purchase price, making this a great deal for the Kliban Cat collector!

Click here for more details and pictures of these cool Vintage B Kliban Cat Mugs KilnCraft England Lot of 5.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

SellerBuzz Radio Welcomes USHER!

Our good friend Usher of joins us to discuss Social Shopping with FaceBook Integration. I believe Usher has the future of Social Shopping well within his sights... and may certainly be the leader of the next eCommerce corner we turn.

If I were not the host of the show, I swear to you, THIS is the show I personally wouldn't miss!

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I hope to see you in the LIVE chatroom, but if you can't make it, I hope you will listen to the show in archives tomorrow! Visit to hear the archived show tomorrow!

The Flea's Field Free Shipping Challenge

Did you know that you can now get free shipping at Flea's Field? That's right! It's the latest promotion I am offering at my sports collectibles and trading cards store at Just stop by my storefront and click on the information link, or head straight to my blog for all the details on The Flea's Field Free Shipping Challenge!

The concept is simple. Each week I'll post a new sports-related trivia question on my blog. Anyone who submits the correct trivia answer to me via omail, will receive free shipping on orders of $2 or more!

Currently, there are over 1260 trading cards in my store to choose from!

Check out some of these great trading cards!
(Click on the card for purchasing info.)

Can you answer this week's Trivia Challenge question?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Homco 1985 Denim Days Playtime # 8827 MIB Tag Box

Home Interiors Denim Days Porcelain figurine titled, “Playtime”. This figurine is in Mint Condition. The bottom is marked “‘DEMIN DAYS’ by ‘HOMCO’ copyright 1985 Home Interiors & Gifts, Inc. #8827 Crafted in Taiwan”.

This figurine comes with the tag and original Styrofoam box. The tag is in Excellent Condition. The original Styrofoam box is in Excellent Condition and has “8827 Playtime” written in Black and Blue ink on the sides. The box still holds the figurine securely and has been retaped over the original factory tape.

This figurine would make a wonderful addition to your Denim Days Collection. Do not miss this opportunity to own this Beautiful Denim Days Playtime Figurine. This would make a wonderful gift for that special person who collects Denim Days Figurines. Click here to view this Denim Days Porcelain figurine titled, “Playtime”

I have this Beautiful Denim Days Figurine for sale through OLAs Classic Auctions with a starting price of $14.99 This is a great price!!! Please check out my Stubsinc OLA Store for more interesting items.
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Sunday, September 19, 2010

An OLA Meet and Greet.!!


I've chatted with Jas in the Online Auction. com Chat Rooms for about 2 and a half years. We both joined the auction site in Feb. 2008. So I thought it was just about time to meet each other face to face.

After a long drive and a slightly sore rear I finally got to meet Jas and her Hubs.

What a warm welcome!

Big Huggies and then I snapped this shot to catch the girl off guard, he he he.
Ain't she cute Question

Then a little tour of the infamous patio!!! She loves her flowers. Goldi will love this. ... Smile
Then we headed out for an auction.....
What a hoot!! Three different auctioneers and the people were following each one of them like a pack of flies. So speed talking that it was hard for me to follow.

Thank goodness Jas grabbed my hands at one point because she didn't want me to buy something I didn't know I would have been bidding on. He he he........ I don't think I need animal traps. Rolling Eyes

First outside.

I know why Jas likes these auctions..... because she gets squeezes from good lookin' men Smile
And then to the inside...
Then after a good nights sleep I got up early to get ready to play golf. Looking out of the hotel window was a beautiful sunrise over the mountains!
Jas was meeting me so she could ride with me to help me spot the golf ball while I played 18. We forgot to take pictures on the course but we did get another golfer to take our picture. We just quacked the whole game. Smile She was probably bored but a good sport none the less!!
Then, of course, I had to take a nap. I'm getting old and besides I was on vacation......

Hooked back up with Jas and Hubs in the late afternoon and hung out.

Waiting for the Maestro Chef to wield his wand and make some great steaks.After dinner conversation was great. Of course, the wine didn't hurt a bit either. Steaks turned out perfect!! I was promised a great steak and I got one but I bet they didn't know I could eat so much. *blushing*

I must say it was a fun trip and these two guys are just a great host and hostess.

Like I said before we do sell at and Jaswood2 's experience shows in her auctions.
This is just one cute little item. She has many many more. You can get more details on this
1978 Hummel Annual Bell - Lets Sing by clicking on the image below.

Friday, September 17, 2010

eCommerce and Taxes: Both Sellers and Buyers Will Pay

From Alex Johnson, Reporter, MSNBC, September 17, 2010:

It’s too early to know exactly how much the Nebraska chapter of the March of Dimes raised this week at its annual Signature Chefs Auction in Omaha, but odds are that more than 10 percent of the charity’s proceeds are going straight to the tax man.

That’s because the March of Dimes went online when it bought about 4,000 T-shirts from a Florida vendor to give to donors during its March for Babies Walk last April. The charity often buys supplies and other materials online, and it also raises money online by selling items at auction — racking up a big tax bill in each case.

“We didn’t know that,” said Rosemary Opbroek, director of the Nebraska chapter. “We wish the law was different. It is taking money away from helping ... babies.”

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Hi, everybody! Once again it is time for this month's Scavenger Hunt! Korn Kountry Treasures is your hostess for the month of September! I am extending a special invitation to the “newbies”, too! The Scavenger Hunt is fun and informative! This is just one way to get people to come to your store and browse through your listings! We can't help but to bookmark some of the great items for sale on OLA during the Scavenger Hunt! And, this helps your listings to be noticed by more people and introduces you to some fantastic finds at other stores!

The rules are very simple! All clues will be posted along with the players names. All you you have to do is search through the players' items looking for the answer to those clues! Oh, yeah, there is a trick! You won’t know WHICH player gave WHICH clue! He-he! It has to be a little difficult since the winner will be awarded $100 in OLA auction credits! YEAH! Use that for even MORE exposure to your listings! There will also be a second prize for the runner-up!!!

Don't have a store? Still want to play? Just choose one of the players who are playing, select one of their clues and submit it!!! That's all there is to it!

So, get your thinking cap on, Come on over and sign up! The sign up sheet will be posted here until midnight central time on September 17. The game begins on September 18th and will run until September 25th. No announcements until then! Check the sign up sheet for complete rules and information. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

Come on, join the fun!!!! It’s great!!!! And remember, there is a great prize at the end for the winner! Let it be YOU!!!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Halloween Candle House with Ghosts Skeletons and Mummy

This Halloween house is lit up by a tealight candle.

Bright and colorful, this pre-owned decoration
appears to be unused.

The house is decorated in shades of orange,
green, white, brown, and black, and has glitter accents.

There is no darkening
or candle residue on the inside of the house.
There are no chips, cracks, breaks, or repairs.

Click here for more information or for purchasing details!
Bidding starts at $4.99!
Available at

Shop this and other treasures at Fleapirates Plunder!

eCommerce Acronyms Defined on SellerBuzz Radio Tonight!

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Vintage Holt Howard Christmas Santa Claus in Car Candleholders

Available for purchase at is this cute pair of Vintage Holt Howard Christmas Santa Claus in Car Candleholders . Each Holt Howard Santa Claus candleholder features a cute Santa sitting in a car or automobile. Although Santa has both hands on the steering wheel, his eyes are gazing upward. Each ceramic candleholder is marked "1959 (c) HOLT HOWARD" on the bottom. This set is in good condition, with no chips, cracks, or repairs; they do have some fine crazing from age. Each is about 3" tall.

Click here for more details and pictures of these Vintage Holt Howard Christmas Santa Claus in Car Candleholders.

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Want to know more about wholesale as a buyer?

SellerBuzz Radio welcomes John Dohm, President of DPJ Wholesale to the radio show! We’ll be discussing Everything Wholesale! Think it’s not for you? You might change your mind after this show! John and MetzyMom will also cover the Ten Tips for Improving Your Wholesale Buying!

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Proud to be a Parent Today

I have to say that today..just a little more than any other day..I was very proud to be a parent!

Today was the first day of school for my boys. They were facing some real difficult challenges this year. Aaron, who is 14 and Autistic, started high school today. Andrew, who is 5, started Kindergarten.

Both of them just amazed me with their strength, courage and intelligence!

Aaron had to board the school bus at 6am just to endure an hour long bus ride as his school is across town. The local school does not have the proper classes for his disability. He then had to attend one of the largest high schools in town for the very first time. New teachers, new students and no idea where he was going. He did so well! I am so very proud..I am bursting at the seams!

Andrew has never been away from home without one of us with him. He is quite the Momma's and Daddy's boy. We were quite concerned. When we took him up to school, he was all smiles and very excited! We got to the door of the school and the teacher said that it was time to say good bye to Mom and Dad..and I was ready for it..the screams..the tears..everything..but none of that came! Instead, this is what my boy said.."Ok you guys can go now..Bye!"..and with that a giant wave and an even bigger smile! I was in shock! Was this my little Cling On child? Where did this child come from? Where did this courage come from? I was so very happy..and sad at the same time. Letting go is never easy..but apparently it was for him! Pride was just slamming against my chest..dying to get out! Tears came to my eyes and his Dad's eyes...but not to his! We worried about this day for months..and my boy showed us there was absolutely nothing to be worried about!

So, yes, today I was extra proud to be a parent..especially to these wonderful boys I call my Sons!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


New Ford Focus Knuckle Asy
We have some great deals on brand new Ford OEM auto parts! This is just one example: Ford Focus steering knuckle, brand new, 2000-2004, part number 2M5Z3K185AB. Now, this part normally retails over $300.00 but we are selling it at $199.99 and shipping is included, stateside!
If this isn't what you are interested in, just come take a peek at our listings! Check us out! We have lots to explore at Korn Kountry Treasures!