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Rare collectibles - Myst Puzzle and Extremely Rare Jim Henson Muppet

Posted on November 8, 2009 09:29 PM

I have a confession to make. I am a packrat. It's not like when I die they are going to find stacks of National Geographic magazines in my house, but I do have a tendency to hold on to stuff that I think is cool. My old software collection always blows away people who visit my home. Perhaps I'll make a video of that someday. Continue Reading

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Click Here to Order now available

Posted on September 2, 2008 07:32 AM

Google. Amazon.com. eBay. Yahoo! MySpace. Facebook. Everyone has heard of these Internet giants. These companies have generated billions of dollars in revenue and made their founders multi-millionaires. The mainstream media talks about them religiously. But ask yourself a question... Continue Reading

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Amazon Kindle Wireless Reading Device

Posted on November 23, 2007 12:10 AM

It was only a matter of time. Google is coming out with their own phone. But Amazon has beat the Big "G" to the punch with their own electronic device. It's called Amazon Kindle, and it appears to be a contender for the coolest device of the 2007 holiday shopping season. Imagine being able to access thousands of books wirelessly and read them on a crystal clear display anywhere you go. Continue Reading

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World Series Tickets - Colorado Rockies versus Boston Red Sox

Posted on October 24, 2007 12:34 AM

I'm not a big sports fan. I used to watch a lot of baseball when I was a kid. And I watched a good bit of football in college. But as an adult, I just haven't made much time for sports. Continue Reading

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Why I Don't Like Multi-Level Marketing

Posted on September 11, 2007 12:46 PM

I know I am opening myself up to criticism for this post, but it's been on my mind and I really just want to put it out there. I dislike the way multi-level marketing has been done by many companies. I don't dislike multi-level marketers, mind you (well, most of them anyway). I just think that business model has proven destructive to many individuals and families. Continue Reading

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You Can't Buy This

Posted on June 30, 2007 12:00 AM

Aloha! As you know, I am on vacation in Maui. As I write this, I am watching the sun rise behind the mountains, listening to the waves crash and enjoying the small birds that are landing on my balcony railing. Yes, it is just another day in tropical paradise. And yet, I am compelled to write... to share what is on my mind. Because with all the success I have enjoyed, I am reminded that... Continue Reading

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How to Profit from eBay Without Selling Anything

Posted on June 28, 2007 12:00 AM

Recently, I told you that I was pulling out of the Bookwise program. It looked like a good opportunity -- it still does look like a good opportunity -- but when they objected to the domain name I was using to profit from it, I decided to leave. One door closes... and another one opens. I've been playing around with AuctionAds, and I have to say, I've been very impressed. AuctionAds lets you put eBay... Continue Reading

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Ebay and Google Deathmatch

Posted on June 18, 2007 12:08 AM

Whenever I see a news story about Google's development plans, I usually give it a read, make sure it's not going to affect my AdSense earnings... and daydream for a minute or two about running a multi-billion dollar business. Google's recent spat with eBay though caught my attention. It was one of those rare times when Google's news could actually affect my income. In case you missed it, Google scheduled a party to promote its... Continue Reading

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Do You Squidoo?

Posted on February 14, 2007 08:58 AM

Take a look at some of the most famous web site brands online today. Imagine that it is 1994 and the World Wide Web is a new novelty. What would you name a store that would sell books at discount prices? How about Amazon.com What would you name a site that would become the world's largest garage sale. How about Ebay? What would you call a site that would become a premier portal to the... Continue Reading

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Watching the AdSense Competition

Posted on December 10, 2006 10:32 AM

There’s something to be said for monopolies. Obviously, they’re great when you own one but they have another advantage too. They make life easier. They don’t make life better. But they do make life easier. Just think how much time you’d save if you were to walk into a supermarket and find only one type of bread and one brand of laundry powder and one sort of breakfast cereal. The bread might taste like chalk... Continue Reading

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Seize the Internet Opportunity

Posted on November 28, 2006 12:38 AM

The information age really does move at the speed of light. Technology is advancing faster than we ever conceived possible. I've been online for 26 years now. In 1980, I bought my first computer, a TRS-80. This machine had 4K of RAM (not 4MB... 4K) and a cassette player that was used as a storage device. There wasn't even a floppy disc drive! I owned a 300 baud modem that I used to dial into... Continue Reading

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AdSense Mailbag - October 5th

Posted on October 5, 2006 12:21 PM

Time to dig into the mailbag and answer questions from readers... Question 1) I've got ads on my site that I don't want. How do I block other sites from showing their ads on my site? Answer 1) That's easy! Go to your AdSense account at www.google.com/adsense and click the "AdSense Setup" tab. Then click the "Competitive Ad Filter" link. Simply enter the url that you want to ban and it will disappear within a... Continue Reading

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Buy My Breakfast

Posted on June 5, 2006 02:17 AM

I am leaving Las Vegas after speaking at Carl Galletti's Internet Marketing Superconference. It has been a great weekend of learning, networking and hanging out with friends. Before I spoke on Saturday, I ordered some breakfast at the hotel restaurant. The portion was very large and I just didn't want to eat it all. So when I took the platform to speak, the first thing I did was ask if anyone was hungry! A lady... Continue Reading

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The Accelerated Success System

Posted on April 20, 2006 11:06 AM

I recently received a phone call from Jason Dinner, an associate of Mike Filsaime's. Since Mike is a superstar in my book, I wanted to hear what Jason had to say. As it turns out, Jason and Dennis Mecca are putting together a fantastic, content-packed, live educational teleseminar series. And it won't cost you a dime. (I like free!) The series is called the Accelerated Success System Continue Reading

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Creative Sponsorships to Get Traffic and Branding

Posted on April 16, 2006 11:13 AM

There are so many ways to promote business online. Adsense is a focus for me, because it has been so lucrative, and because there are so many businesses building their brand through the Adwords program. What's very interesting is that there are entire worlds of promotion outside of the Adwords Pay Per Click model. "Sponsorship" type programs are one example, which can bring traffic to not only your web site, but to your brand, through... Continue Reading

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TRS-80 Emulator Page

Posted on November 2, 2005 02:08 PM

In 1978, I was just a youthful fourteen-year old. But I knew the future when I saw it, and I wanted a piece of it. It was this year that Tandy released their first home computer, the TRS-80, via their Radio Shack stores. As soon as I saw this black and gray beauty, I knew I had to have one. Continue Reading

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Warcraft Movies

Posted on September 19, 2005 05:06 PM

World of Warcraft may be the most popular MMORPG ever. Over 3.5 million people are now playing worldwide. Tons of fan sites have popped up, celebrating this massive online fantasy world. And some people are quite creative with the resources provided by the game. No, I am not talking about the Chinese farmers who find the best places in the game to loot gold and resell for exhorbitant prices on ebay. I am talking about... Continue Reading

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Widescreen and Living Large

Posted on September 2, 2005 02:21 PM

Man, I've been wanting to get my hands on one of these babies for quite some time. Now that I've got one, you ought to see the smile on my face. The photo probably doesn't do it it justice as you can't get the overall sense of scale. But this 24" Dell Widescreen LCD Monitor is just what the doctor ordered. Crisp picture 1920 x 1200 resolution Plenty of desktop space to spare Dell charges... Continue Reading

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Investing in Legos

Posted on March 2, 2005 09:44 AM

A few years back, I was into selling on ebay big time. Since I am collector of old computer games, I found a market for like-minded collectors on ebay, reselling some of my $1 floppy disk software for as much as $50. It was a sweet deal. But I also learned a little bit about how the collector's market works on ebay, and I began looking out for retail products that would eventually become collector's... Continue Reading

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The Internet at Its Best

Posted on February 3, 2005 12:00 AM

Let's face it. The Internet has changed our lives. Who can forget the first time you bought or sold something on eBay? And how about the first time you booked a flight online? Now, in the tradition of "firsts", this site offers something that I have seen nowhere else. Be amazed! Of course, if that doesn't do it for you there is always this Continue Reading

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Rent My Forehead

Posted on January 11, 2005 04:54 PM

A friend pointed out an incredible thing to me today. There is a guy on eBay who is renting space on his forehead. HumanAdSpace.com is one person's 15-minutes of fame. Basically, for a fee this guy will tattoo a company logo or website url on his forehead for 30 days. He is getting a lot of media attention and is actually going to be appearing on Fox News Live. As of this writing, the bid... Continue Reading

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Amazon.com Stuck it to Me

Posted on December 8, 2004 03:54 PM

I love Amazon.com. Even though I probably shouldn't shop there due to the amount of smut they sell, I still love shopping there. But they really ticked me off today. I ordered a copy of Better Homes and Gardens Home Designer Suite 6.0 a couple weeks back. We are thinking of building a new home and I wanted to get an idea of what it might look like. Well, the program was not what I... Continue Reading

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Ask Dave Taylor

Posted on November 24, 2004 01:19 AM

Admit it. Burning deep in your soul is a desire to be a computer geek. You want nothing more than the ability to write perl code in your sleep. And on a very good day, you'd leap over cascading style sheets in a single bound. Or maybe not. In fact, one thing that stands in the way of me getting anything done is all the technical nonsense I need to wade through in order to... Continue Reading

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Dialup Accelerator

Posted on August 23, 2004 12:51 AM

It was just like any other day. I booted up my computer and started to check on my web sites. And as happens from time to time, my sites were not coming up quickly or at all. My first thought is that a server is down. I test another server and see that it is not communicating either. Now I start thinking my T1 to the office is down. So I apply the test to... Continue Reading

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The Internet Wayback Machine

Posted on August 20, 2004 12:59 AM

Remember the Rocky and Bullwinkle show? "Hey Rocky, watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!" Among the other characters that were featured on this classic cartoon were a pair named Sherman and Mr. Peabody, in a bit called Peabody's Improbable History. In this toon, Mr. Peabody (the dog) would send Sherman to a period in time to see living history. The machine he used was called the WABAC (pronounced "wayback" machine). Fast-forward to... Continue Reading

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BushCheney2004.info

Posted on August 14, 2004 10:25 PM

Here's a great domain name currently up for bids at ebay. BushCheney2004.info Seems like someone would want to grab this one during this heated political season! Continue Reading

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Me and my sidekick, revisited

Posted on June 4, 2004 03:30 AM

Earlier this year, I went to my local T-Mobile store and purchased a Sidekick, a unique cell phone and PDA that is pretty slick looking. T-Mobile has a 14-day trial period, so I took advantage of it, not really sure if I would want to keep it. Plus, I had already decided that I would be returning this phone as I found I could get it cheaper on Amazon.com. The phone retails for $350, but... Continue Reading

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Posted on February 26, 2004 12:00 AM

Another project from the Central Command at InfoMedia, Inc., BuyersUniverse.com has launched today! Looking for the best deal on any product? Enter it in the search form and away you go. This engine will hook you up with the best deals currently found on eBay. Congratulations to Darkwolf for breathing life into this project. BuyersUniverse.com - Everything Online" href="http://joelcomm.com/buyersuniversecom_everything_o.html">Continue Reading

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Didn't get what you wanted for Christmas?

Posted on December 31, 2003 12:39 PM

How about placing a bid on this? Yes, its what every little Johnny or Susie wants to find in their stocking. A decommissioned aircraft carrier! Woohoo! As of this writing, the bid is $7,500,300.00. Hurry! It's going fast! Continue Reading

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Weird Al

Posted on August 6, 2003 02:40 PM

Tonight, Rusty and I are going to see Weird Al Yankovic in concert. Ever since having heard his eBay song, my friend has been playing it over and over. Since Rusty's birthday is coming up (sometime this year), I am taking him to see the show as an early present. I'm not sure what to expect, but I bet it will be zany and madcap! Continue Reading

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Buy Elvis' Tooth!

Posted on July 8, 2003 11:06 AM

I kid you not. Elvis Presley's tooth is up for auction at eBay. High bid as of this writing? (are you sitting down?) $101,801.00 and the reserve on this item is not yet met. We'll be watching this one closely. Important stuff, you know. Continue Reading

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Dude, I'm getting a Dell!

Posted on June 25, 2003 06:31 PM

I have had more computers than I can count. For years, I have said that my NEXT computer would be a Dell. However, I have usually chosen to build my own system. I'm about to move on to my fourth notebook computer (or is it my fifth?) and I have decided to bite the bullet and get the Dell. Check this puppy out... Inspiron 8500 Mobile Pentium� 4 Processor,2.2GHz,15.4 WUXGA, Windows� XP Home Edition, 512MB... Continue Reading

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Childhood revisited ala eBay

Posted on June 9, 2003 12:48 AM

Today, I am eight-years old for the second time. Sure, I carry myself in the body of a 39-year old. I'm hairier and heavier than the last time I turned eight. But make no mistake. Thanks to the magic of eBay, I am reliving my childhood in a very meaningful way. I submit to you photographs of my favorite childhood toy animal. It was a kangaroo puppet named Foopy Doo. Lest you think I have... Continue Reading

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Zach wants me to

Posted on May 7, 2003 10:33 PM

Zach wants me to auction these on ebay... Continue Reading

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