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February 21, 2010

Week 4 of the Stimulus EXTRAVAGANZA continues…take a peek!

The OLA Six Week Stimulus Extravaganza
continues Feb 21st to Feb 27th
with special deals and great buys on Tech items!

What do you need?

Video Games? Camera? Movies?
A new mouse???   

Cameras and Photo
Communications Equipment
Computer and Networking
Consumer Electronics
DVD and Movies
Home Entertainment
Musical Instruments
and Video Games

To search the event, please visit
and enter W4 into the search box.

To entice you,
here are some titles from participating vendors…
(just click on the title to visit the page)

Thanks for supporting our sellers!
Enjoy shopping…

February 7, 2010

Week 2 Stimulus Extravaganza – The excitement continues!

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It’s Interiors Week
The OLA Six Week Stimulus Extravaganza
continues Feb 7th to Feb 13th
with special deals and great buys for your home

You’ll find an array of tantalizing merchandise
for sale and auction,
in the following categories:
Holiday and Seasonal
Home and Garden
Native American
Pottery and Glass
and Western

To search the event, please visit
and enter W2
into the Search Box.
To entice you,
here are some titles from participating vendors…
(just click on the title to visit the page)

From Aphrodite: De Capoli Dragon Figurine Statue W2
From Bedding4me: Tiki Hut Comforter Set by Havana Jacks Cafe Queen Size W2
From Fleapirates: Western Saddle Boots and Hat Figurine W2
From StubsInc: Homco 1985 Denim Days After Chores # 1504 MIB Tag Box W2
From Curiocache: 1987 Charlie the Tuna Phone W2
From Supergranny: Merry Christmas Embossed Post Card Circa 1907 Printed in Germany W2
From Gabbydanie: Brand New Wooden Padlocks – W2
From Kidatheart10: EAPG Flamingo Habitat Goblet Antique Glass circa 1870s W2
From LFWoodworking: Christmas Ornaments set of 4, hand scrolled solid oak W2
From Tjintx: Texas Bluebonnets Farm Mounted Photo Picture Framed W2
From Yawningdawg: Soaring Eagle Mountain Scenic Wall Plaque 3 in 1 W2
From Goldi: Princess House Copper and Crystal Carafe W2
From TheTikiShak: Cat Planter Metal Birdcage W2
From Annimae: W2 Mia Bella Simmer Pot Special Last Four
From Maggiemaybecrafty: Avon Ruby Red Cape Cod Cruet W2
From Davendeb1178: Vintage Amber Tall Electric Table lamp W2
From Sixftrs: NEW Natural Impressions Oval Tablecloth 60″ x 84″ W2
From DustyCorners: THE NAVAJO TREATY 1868 Navajo Centennial 1968 Barboncito scarce w2
From IceColdSales: Christmas Holiday Stocking Holder Green Ornament W2
From Robinsgoneshopn: Vintage Hobnob Milkglass Vase LAMP milk glass hobnob vase W2
From MetzyMom: Homemade Dragons Blood Scented Goats Milk Soap w2

Please click here to view our YouTube video for Week 2!

Browse often,
have fun,
buy lots of home decor,

and support OLA’s
outstanding sellers

in Week 2 of :

July 11, 2009 Knows…Antiques

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Have you visited the Antiques Catagory lately? This catagory has items starting at .25 cents as well as items that start for as much as $7,500.00!!! With 42 subcatagories and more than 1200 listings, you’re sure to find something you can’t live without!
Some of the wonderful antiques you can find in the Antiques Catagory are things like:
Signed Toby Weller Mug, Occupied Japan
1920’s LANG Chair
1930’s Marlene Dietrich Silver Gelatin Portrait
1800’s Mercer Art Deco Platter
Rogers Bros Silver (all kinds!!!)
1940’s Celedon Lamp
Signed Wedgewood Pieces
17th Century Brass Thimbles
1938 Zenith Tube Radio
There’s even a signed Ivory Budda!!!
Take a trip through the OnlineAuction Antiques Catagory today!

June 14, 2009

What can you do at

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TONS of stuff! Of course there’s buying and selling via classic and fixed price auctions, and visiting in the friendly chat rooms, and browsing through hundreds of thousands of unique items…but there’s so much more!

Buyers and sellers can participate in a variety of games and events – many with valuable prizes! Lately there have been several benefit auctions to help community members though hard times, and also Customer Appreciation week! On Wednesdays is the fabulous Wednesday Wave, where sellers and buyers can hang out for a few hours, compete for prizes and buy and sell with each other. Very fun and relaxing game!

Just finished is a clever Bingo game with a Father’s Day theme  the monthly site-wide Scavenger Hunt, where players search through other players listings using posted clues – many of which are wickedly difficult! The winner receives 100.00 in free listing enhancements from!

We just had the 1st ever Listing BLITZ! Sellers have signed up to list as many classic auctions as they can in a 24 hour period…OLA has donated the prizes for this game as well. it was a huge success, with over 2000 unique items listed in 24 hours! There’s sign ups for a unique Summer Secret Santa, and don’t miss the WOW Weekend sale!!

If you’re shopping for a great deal or unusual item, this is the time to look!!!  The fun doesn’t stop here…you never know what someone will come up with! Spontaneous sales, freebies, mystery gifts…always something different going on at!! Come join the fun!

June 11, 2009 benefit auction GROWS!

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Holy cow! This multi-seller benefit auction at is amazing! Just proves what a great community we have at, and how everyone helps each other, whether it’s thru sales, marketing, friendship or during a crisis. is truly a special marketplace! Please take a peek at all the wonderful donations in this benefit auction! The sellers have even donated the shipping, too!!

May 31, 2009

Big Auction Fundraiser at!

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This Weekly Event runs from Saturday, June 6, 2009 through Saturday, June 13, 2009!!! Please check out the Classic Auction Format Offerings by the list of sellers below. Each auction offering starts at .25 cents!!! Each auction offers exact shipping plus no more than $2.00 s/h if necessary!!! We invite everyone to look and bid!!! AND we certainly won’t be upset if you mention us in your blogs!!! 


Navas Fundraiser, Multi-Seller Auction, Multiple Items From Multiple Sellers for Raggy-Lady 

LOT of 8 Mystery Scented Bath Bars Homemade Goats Milk Soap 

Smoky Topaz Color Rhinestone Cluster Ring Size 7 Adjustable 

Silver Plated Candle Holder 

7” Professional Hair Cutting Stainless Steel Scissors 
Hot Pink Cigarette Case Eye Case 

Mini Green House and Spice Set 

Alaska Souvenir Moose Playing Cards New In Package 
Tiki Bar Tiki Lounge Sign Craft Item to Paint

April 20, 2009

Part 3 of most important Web pages


Articles copied from WebWholesaler magazine, a free publication for founding  members – one of the many perks!

Finally, the 3rd most important  page in your website is the:

Checkout page

Once an item has been added to a visitor’s cart, the only way they can get out of your store with that product is through the checkout..unless they decide to complete the sale by calling you on the phone.  The checkout process is a critical part. You have an interested visitor who has a product or products in their cart and that likely want to become a customer. The only thing keeping him/her from that now is your checkout.

The checkout process should definitely be monitored for abandonment rates using website analytics. In Google analytics, it’s recommended setting up a funnel and associated goal for this process alone, to keep track of it’s effectiveness. You want to know where in the process people may leave, so you can refine it to take advantage of future opportunities. The ulitmate goal of the checkout process is to get the visitor out the door with a successful sale. Keep in mind, though, that for multiple step checkouts, you may likely need to develop smaller incremental goals throughout the process to get to that final objective. Your abandonment points reported by your tracking funnel will tell you where and what these smaller goals should be.

Looking for a fair, friendly and affordable online auction site? or, has it all!! Great deals for both buyers AND sellers! Fixed price and classic auction formats, no final value fees, freedom to accept any form of payment that your valuable customer needs, and more!…it’s not eBay….cuz it’s BETTER!

April 14, 2009

Part 3 WebWholesaler Article Courtesy of!

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Product Page

The product page is where most information is gathered and questions are answered, ultimately leading the buyer toward adding an item to their cart. Take care in your presentation. Proper placement of descriptions, persuassive copy, photos and customer assurances will result in visitor action. The final goal of a product page should be to get the user to add the item to their cart. You can’t make a sale if the item is not in the cart!

to be continued….

During the intermission, please check out some of these cool items for sale from Curiocache!







April 12, 2009

WebWholesaler tips part 2 courtesy of

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Home Page

Oftentimes (unless paid search or SEO efforts dictate otherwise) the home page of a website is where a bulk of your visitors will end up at some point, if not right from the start. The home page needs to effectively speak to your visitors in such a way that they desire to continue futher into the site. If they don’t move past your home page (often indicated by high website bounce rates), they aren’t getting to the product pages. If they aren’t getting to the product pages, they likely can’t add an item to their cart. If they don’t add an item to their cart, they won’t checkout;  it’s that simple.

The homepage should,  at the very least,  give visitors multiple options for accessing the products on your site and should have some room reserved for the latest promotion. If your website has a home page high bounce rate, you should first focus your efforts on that page, with the single objective of achieving deeper visitor penetration into the site  (i.e. increased page views, longer time on site, etc..) This is one example of what I meant when I referenced the  “crawl before you walk”  statement (previous blog).

To be continued….

In the meantime…please take a peek at my auctions at!


Crystal wedding tiaras! New Avon!! Oddities! Collectibles!! Decor!!! Apparel!!!






Quarter Ante auctions at!

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This Weekly Event runs from Saturday, April 11, 2009 through Saturday, April 18, 2009!!! Please check out the Classic Auction Format Offerings by the list of sellers below. Each auction offering starts at .25 cents!!! Each auction offers exact shipping plus no more than $2.00 s/h if necessary!!! We invite everyone to look and bid!!! AND we certainly won’t be upset if you mention us in your blogs!!!

2 Pair Boys Blue Jeans Size 18 28X29

Genuine Crystal Princess Cut Earrings
Citrine Color Rhinestone Ring

T.S. Bremen 1940’s Ocean Liner English Doll with Provenance

The Pill Book A Guide To Most Prescribed Drugs In The US

Black Beauty DVD Anna Sewell Classic
LOT of 8 Assorted Yarn Skeins and Balls

LOT of New Bo Bo Pony Tail Holders
Roman Inc Loving Thoughts Cherubim Haley

LOT of 6 Pairs Vintage Rhinestone Earrings
Strange Pottery Wall Plaque with Boar

22 pc LOT of Asst. Plastic Childrens Rings
LOT of Assorted Craft Embellishments

Brand New LODGE 8” Skillet
LOT of 4 DVD’s Music and Lyrics, My Life, Little Children, Bed of Roses

Combo Kraft Tan Mailers Size #000 & #00
Combo Poly Mailers 9 x 12 & 7.5 x 10.5

Lasting Treasures Porcelain Sister Collectible Plate
Creative Circle Stitchery Kit Plow Wheelbarrow

How To Catch Fairies Hardcover
Silverplated Fairy Bookmark

3 Footed Lidded Candy Dish with Gold Roses
Porcelain Vase with Pink Roses

2 Mug Shot Glasses From Federal Glass, Blue Bottoms
Metabots 3D Building Toy Puzzle “Trooper”




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