Saturday, October 30, 2010


Have you ever been left in the dark when the power went out? Searching for that darn flashlight, only to find that the batteries are dead? Have we got the solution for you!! This Sylvania Power Failure light is not only a great back up but a superb night light AND a bright LED flashlight that will last up to 7 hours!! Just plug this in and you are set to go!
Not only is this great for YOU but if you have any older friends or relatives, this is a MUST! As we get older, our bones are more brittle and our seniors are at more risk for breaks due to falls! Get one of these and put it in your loved ones home! Great Christmas present, too!!
For more great ideas, just browse through our store!
Just click HERE! Thanks! Korn Kountry Treasures

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Being A Social Seller When You're Not a Social Person

Tonight, October 28, 2010, on SellerBuzz Radio:

Hints and tips on being a "Social Seller" when you are not a "Social Person" by nature. From site chat rooms like has, to public and private chat forums to social networks, we'll be discussing the 'ins and outs' of being social.
8:05 pm Eastern
7:05 pm Central
6:05 pm Mountain
5:05 pm Pacific

We'll See You There!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

SellerBuzz Radio Discusses Holiday Store Readiness

Join SellerBuzz Radio tonight as host MetzyMom discusses Putting Your eCommerce Store In Order for the Holidays! This is the LIVE version of the article you saw in the News!
The show will be LIVE on Talkshoe Internet Radio in just about an hour!
8:05 pm Eastern Time Zone
7:05 pm Central Time Zone
6:05 pm Mountain Time Zone
5:05 pm Pacific Time Zone

We'll See You There!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Death’s Head Ii Vol 1 # 10 Sep 1993 Marvel Near Mint Condition 9.2 – 9.7

Death’s Head II Modern Age Marvel Comic Book in Near Mint 9.2-9.7 Condition. This Comic Book is Volume 1, Number 10, September 1993. This Comic Book comes from a smoke free environment.

This comic book has never been read, it was a store over stock. The cardboard backing and plastic sleeve is included. I have scanned the front and back of this book to show the condition.

This would make a wonderful addition to your Modern Comic Collection so don’t miss this opportunity to own this Death’s Head II Modern Age Marvel Comic Book. Click here to view The Incomplete Death’s Head Vol 1 # 10 Comic Book

I have this Vintage Comic Book for sale through OLAs Classic Auctions with a price of $1.75 This is a great price!!! Please check out my Stubsinc OLA Store for more interesting items.
Click here to visit my OLA Store

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Christopher Made Some Huge Progress This Week!

I am very happy to say that our little Christopher made some huge steps this week in therapy and with us at my brother's house!

During therapy, Christopher went right to a puzzle and grabbed a puzzle piece and put it back in the correct spot! He did this with no prompting from the therapist or us! The therapist has been working with him and this puzzle for a few weeks now, and this was the very first time he did it all by himself! Now, this might not sound like anything exciting to all of you, but if any of you are familiar with what we have been going through with Christopher, then you know it is very exciting!

Christopher has never enjoyed being outside at all. We have been working with him over the last year trying to get him used to the great outdoors..just our backyard to begin with! He used to cry just because he was standing on the porch. Nothing but fear and tears for him. After months of trying, he now enjoys going outside and going for car rides! He even brings us his shoes when he wants to go outside! That is a major accomplishment!

On Friday, we took a ride out to my brother's home in Raymond. He has 3 acres of gorgeous land with a jungle gym, 3 horses, a barn with a tractor and lots of open space to just run. We were prepared to get there..and turn around and leave after a few minutes..boy were we surprised! Christopher just LOVED being there! He went down a slide for the first time in his 4 years, went on a swing for the first time..and even went for a pony ride..and a hay ride! I was in tears! He actually stayed at my brother's house for 2 whole hours! AMAZING!! No tears..only smiles and laughter! My little angel is actually doing it!

We plan on making this a bi-weekly thing for him. Maybe even each week. Christopher has come such a long way from that little boy screaming on our porch!

Now, we just need to get him to talk..and everything will be wonderful! Even if he never speaks, just to get him to communicate in some form will be a miracle! The therapists are going to start using 3D objects on a board to see if he will point to what he wants to do. They are starting that next week. We have already started teaching him some sign language also.

I am just so very proud of my Christopher! One day, maybe I will hear him say "I love you, Momma"...I think they would have to pick me up off the floor when that happens!

Stop by his store, Jewelry by Christopher, and have a look at his picture! He is just too adorable! Have a look around while you are there. Maybe you will find something you like! We donate proceeds to help children affected with Autism!

Coin Collection in Whitman 9046 Book

Listed for Auction is this collection of 23 assorted coins. Barbers, Morgan, Peace, Liberty just to name a few.

Check out the details here at ..

So Come and Visit My Store Too!

Friday, October 15, 2010

'Tis The Season For Craft Projects

As the days get shorter and nights get longer and colder, crafters start hanging up their garden tools and turn their talents toward gift-giving and home-decorating. Some start thinking about making items to sell at craft fairs and online to make a little extra cash for the holidays. I'm no exception.

All of these items are my own designs and I love to share my patterns and instructions, so I included them on some of my listings. If you want to make your own instead of buying mine, scroll down to the bottom of the listings to find links to instruction pages. I didn't post instructions on all of them, so if you need help making any of my projects, please click the "Ask" button (under the bidding box). Enjoy!

Here are my handmade items.

I also have a lot of craft supplies for sale.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Hey, everybody! It is time for the OLA October Scavenger Hunt!!! Lots of fun and games, doesn't cost a thing and you can play whether you have a store or not!!! All details are in the Community Chats!!! Yawningdawg is hosting this month and would love to have you come and play!!! So would I!!
And I am also throwing out a special invitation for you to come and see MY store~Korn Kountry Treasures!! We signed up for a founding membership and just got it decorated for Halloween!!!! Come on in and take a peek!!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Pirate Ship Brooch Pin Goldtone with Enamel and Four Sails

This detailed pirate ship brooch is an estate find. It's fantastic! The pin is in a goldtone setting, with some enameling. The ship looks Spanish. Historical accounts of Spanish pirates told of sails and flags with that red cross design! There are four sails on this striking ship. It is in excellent condition, with no damage. It measures 2 1/4 inches tall x 2 5/8 inches wide. There are no manufacturing marks.

The opening bid for this fun ship is $8.00!

Available at, in Fleapirates Plunder.

Click here to view the auction, see shipping details and/or place your bid!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


This is a used Motorazr V3m cell phone that was previously set up through Verizon Wireless. This was my phone so I know that everything is in very good condition! Since I started a new position that requires traveling, I have upgraded to a phone with the capability to give me directions verbally!!! Oh, do I need it!

1.3 Megapixel Camera
Built in Speakerphone
Ultra-thin design
Supports microSD Removable Memory
Bluetooth Wireless Technology
Hearing aid compatibility=M4/T4

The color is silver gray. All features do work. Ion battery is in good condition. Charger is included. I no longer have the book but understand that it can be downloaded from the internet. Shipping, of course, is free! This is a great buy!

If this isn't what you are looking for, come visit our store, Korn Kountry Treasures! We have it newly decorated for the season and would love to have you drop in!!!

Thank you!

Christmas Listings Going Up Now at

It’s time to get your listings up for Christmas!

Have you noticed a bit more traffic lately? Maybe a sale or two you didn’t expect? Have a question from a new Member? That’s because people are already Christmas shopping!

With only 14 weeks until Christmas, it’s time for Members to get their OLA Houses filled with Christmas listings. 14 weeks may seem like a long time away (less than 100 days!), but in eCommerce, it’s not nearly long

Consider this:

1. Buyers are on tight budgets this year and that means they’re comparing listings and sites. The good news is that they’re better at it than ever
before. According to statistics from last year, more than 500 million people access the internet at least once a week and of that, at least 52.8 regularly purchase items online.

2. Once an item is found, especially in the case of an auction listing, the buyer has to win the item, pay for the item, and then have the item shipped.

3. Right now, you can save your buyers money by using cheaper ‘ground’ delivery options (USPS Parcel Post, UPS Ground, etc.) and saving money is on every buyer’s Christmas List!

4. Listings that suggest Christmas is Coming are more likely to encourage your visitors to get moving on their own shopping and product choices.

5. Sales that have issues or problems (lost in mail, broken in transit, lost in your store room, product has to be made, etc.) have plenty of time to fixed or taken care of.

6. Buyers who need to ship to other places have plenty of time to win the item, pay for the item, receive the item, wrap the item, send the item to its final destination, and know that the item will arrive in plenty of time.

Even if you just read #1 and #6, you should realize that Now Is The Time To List, List, LIST!!!

Some things to consider for listings:

1. Make sure your listings are friendly without being cheesy, professional without being boring, and/or colorful without being blinding. Holiday shoppers rarely continue to look at a listing that is just “too much”! Too many things going on in a listing will send a buyer to the ‘back’ button

2. Make sure your listings are grammatically correct. Check spelling AND punctuation! If mistakes abound in your listings, buyers will wonder if you can get the item to them safely and on time.

3. Be careful of what colors you choose to use in your listings! With Christmas listings, the urge to use RED letters is overwhelming… but consider
that red is also used for “stop” and “danger”, not to mention that folks who are color blind can’t see it! Imagine someone who is color blind not being able to read the title in your listing!!!

4. Listings where the seller uses the word “you” (as in “You will love this” or “Your son or daughter will love this”, etc.) are more likely to give
the buyer a personalized feeling about the listing and statistics say that if they feel like you’re addressing them personally, they are more likely to buy!

5. Make sure your store policies are clear and easy to locate. I realize that all a buyer has to do is click on your policy page, but new members may not
see it right away. If they have to look for it, it could cost you the sale. It’s better, especially around this time of year, to include at least a basic
description of your return, feedback, and shipping policies in the listing. It doesn’t have to be extensive, but the object is to make sure your prospective buyer doesn’t have to search for it.

6. Make sure your listing has a postage price in it! Listings that do not include an actual postage price are among the lowest selling listings. Some customers will contact you and ask and some customers will go to USPS and enter their zip codes, but most will just back out of the listing and find a listing where the postage is clear, concise, and posted!

7. Be sure to use proper SEO techniques!

(A) Your title should be no more than 72 characters long and keyword rich.

(B) Your subtitle should be no more than 50 characters long and be the most important keywords from your title.

(C) Your listing should have the title in the beginning as well as the end of the listing (here’s a hint: if you don’t center the title, it will show up directly under the photos at the top of your listing and it will show up directly above the photos at the bottom of your listing).

(D) Be sure to name your photos with
keywords from your title.

8. Be sure to utilize good SEM techniques! Search Engine Marketing is as simple as using Twitter, FaceBook, MySpace, your personal Blog and/or the OLA Team Blog. When you complete a listing, go ahead and Tweet it and FaceBook it as soon as you submit the listing! NOTE: When using Social Media (Twitter, FaceBook, MySpace, etc.) don’t just spam your items! Be sure to follow this rule: For every item you promote, you need to put something that has nothing to do with your (or anyone else’s) items. It’s as simple as ‘sharing’ someone else’s post, a news story, a good/happy thought, etc.

9. Make sure to check for sales every day! The longer a new buyer has to wait for their invoice, the less likely they are to complete the sale.

10. COMMUNICATE, COMMUNICATE, COMMUNICATE!!! Thank your buyer upfront for the sale in the invoice, in a separate Omail, even in a regular email. Do another Thank You after payment is received and/or you have shipping information to give them. After feedback is given and received, Thank them one more time! You
cannot over do a sincere Thank You, but you can under do it! You want new (and old) buyers to remember how communicative and supportive you, as the seller, were… especially when they’re still shopping for items… or telling their friends
about how the transaction went.

And one last bit of advice?

Under Promise and Over Deliver. If you tell them
you’ll ship in no more than 3 days after payment clears, package the item up and ship in no more than 2 days. Don’t think it matters? Think about the last purchases you made… you know when a transaction is done right and when it
isn’t… So Do They!

Good Luck and Good Sales!

Secret Santa Returns to

The Third Annual Secret Santa Event is underway! From now through the end of October, you can sign up to get in on the fun!

If you’ve never been a part of a Secret Santa Event, it works just like a secret gift exchange. Everyone sends a gift and everyone receives a gift! We’ve never had anyone not receive a gift! YAY!!!

Here is how it basically works: You sign up, fill out a few simple questions about yourself in a simple questionnaire that will be sent to you November 1, and return the information by November 8. Then you will receive another Secret Santa Omail which will contain the name of the person you will be playing Santa for! You have until December 1 to mail the gift for your special OLA member. We’ve put a cap on how much anyone can spend (no more than $20) and a minimum on what the gift must be worth (must be worth at least $10). Great OLA Shoppers know that they can get valuable gifts for less than $20 in just about every OLA House, so it won’t be hard to find your special member something very cool . You’ll have their questionnaire answers to guide you, so it’s easy to participate and know that the gift you send is something they’ll enjoy.

Know what I like best about the Event? You get to learn a little bit about your OLA colleagues and they get to learn a little bit about you! How cool is that???

For all the rules, dates, and information on this Annual Holiday Event, head over to the chat forums and look in the Special Sales Events & Weekly Games section, or use this direct link: (remember to sign in when you get there).

Remember, you only have until the end of October to sign up, so sign up today!