Sunday, March 29, 2009

Bonanzle Milestone


Just a quick notation on another Bonanzle milestone. I can't wait to look back and say, I remember when there were only....

Can you believe the progress? Bonanzle growth is unprecedented. Go Bonanzle!

***clip via EC Beauty on the Bonanzle thread
Here's her Bonanzle booth

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Best Offer Item on my Bonanza at Bonanzle

I'm popping this Opal up for a Best Offer Item on my Bonanza at Bonanzle tonight. Offers taken only during its 2 hour run. Good luck to all.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A Direct Hit - Bonanzle to Surpass 42K Membership Today

Wild times abound as Bonanzle surpasses the 42,000 membership mark today. As of the moment it hovers at 41,944. With the mass entry of new members, I am glad to see that Tom has arrived. Maybe Bill & Mark can get some sleep, spend some time with their families or just have a day off.

Notice the care used by Bonanzle for it's members. They add personnel, as needed, that knows how the company works and the value of the community. How fabulous is that? A few other venues could learn a thing or two about the personal touch but I'd rather not dwell on the tawdry. I like to make the most of each milestone because these numbers will never be seen "that low" again. Go Bonanzle!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

What's New and Who's New At Bonanzle?

EGG-Zactly Moving Forward

What's New at Bonanzle?
Enhanced searches. Read about it here:

Who's New at Bonanzle?
Tom Halfacer. Read about him here:

It is so refreshing to be with a venue, that recognizes needs and fulfills them. Go Bonanzle!

Bonanza on Bonanzle My Booth 38% off Thurday Evening, Classifieds Ad ID: 115902196


A quick link to my Bonanza, this Thursday Evening. I wanted to hold it before our annual neighborhood yard sale on April 4th.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Bonanzle Boom - Bonanza Bounty

Boom of Diamonds, Bounty for the Dedicated

Yesterday, our family went digging for Diamonds in Murfreesboro. It is the only public Diamond mine on the planet and the 8th largest reserve. $ 7 a day (adult price), all you find, you keep. They are elusive so you really have to work at it. The pic above shows a few of the other diamond searchers.

Now Bonanzle is achieving that same scenario. Bonanzle is the mine. Sellers are like the searchers. They are strewn throughout the Bonanzle like the diamonds. They find a wonderful site but they need to work it to achieve those sales. Bonanzle provides wonderful tools to incorporate the buyer search. As of today 41,000 members know a great find in Bonanzle.

Speaking of tools on Bonanzle, I will be adding many items this week as I am ending my B&M. I have a Bonanza scheduled for 38% off March 26th at 6 PM PST, 7 PM MST, 8 PM CST & 9 PM EST, This Thursday. Quick link to preview my booth can be found at the right by clicking on one of the mugs.

PS. I am still Queen of Jasper & Kimberlite, no Diamonds yesterday.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Bonanzle - What a Gem !

Looks like Bonanzle will achieve the 40K membership mark today, 2 days earlier than I originally predicted. Well, with Bonanzle being the gem of the new and now 'established' on-line market venues, this should come as no surprise. Daily, the number of members flocking to Bonanzle, increases remarkably.

If you haven't looked into Bonanzle yet, a great way to meet other members who are experiencing the success Bonanzle brings, is to find a close BonanzleUp. Look to:

for current meetings.

I am working towards a trip to Mobile, Alabama. More details about Mobile and the preview of Live Auction items can be found here:

Seating is still available for this event, if you wish to attend or want more info Just use the contact button under avatar in the BonanzleUpMobile Booth.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Bonanzle Members Grow Bonanzleup Meetings

Fast on the heels of the red hot venue Bonanzle, various members are coming together in real world networking meetings. Independent of Bonanzle but created by the common thread of Bonanzle, these meetings will incorporate the best of Bonanzle and strategies. To see if a Bonanzle.up Meeting is scheduled close to you, check out:

Watch various forums and blogs for quick updates. Fast updates can be found immediately here:

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Bonanzle Rock "Crush"ing Another Mile Marker

Well another Sunday and another Bonanzle Mile Marker achieved. Over 39K membership and on the the way to 40K. Success continues at Bonanzle.

Now there's a new area for Bonanzles to gather together. Preview below but here is the link:

Gorgeous platform for discussions. Links are recommended. Transparency appreciated! Thanks to John, it's fabulous!

Friday, March 13, 2009

I Luv My Bonanzle Booth Review

I am just having a blast with a new area. It is wonderfully simple and has diverse opportunities. Thank-you Phaedra for the invite.

It doesn't get any better than this!

Bonanzle Hears the Roar of the Crowd

For every misstep that occurs on the 'big' venue, sellers and buyers continue to flock to Bonanzle. I guess I had an earlier indicator than most. I signed up as member # 363 on July 14th, 2008. I started slowly, and I do mean slowly, adding a couple items here and there on Bonanzle. I watched membership growing slowly as well. By the 3rd week, membership had almost doubled and I sold my first item on transaction # 109. I was certain this was the choice venue. I went with my gut and I was right.

Yesterday I sold to two new members, one is a jumper from the 'big' venue who has had enough. He intends to make Bonanzle his new home. I also extended my offer to help him in his transition and an invitation to the Mobile, AL event. He was amazed. Different venue, different course. Bonanzle hears the roar of the crowd. Successful sellers sell and successful sellers are at Bonanzle. Buyers also have extensive choices and selections. Many small to medium sellers add more variety than 1 large drop shipper and Bonanzle provides this savvy source to buyers.

Watch the trends, light meetings are being formed, membership will hit 39K this weekend, sales are increasing, media coverage continues and jealous pundits abound. All are signs of success. Do you Bonanzle? Easy to view, just click on one of my steins on my widget to the right and you will be taken to the site. Navigation is super simple.

***The pic above shows just a small portion of my earring collection. Yes, those earrings help me to hear the roar!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Bonanzle Community is to be Admired

If you haven't had a moment to check the Bonanzle Blog by Bill, here you go:

It's chock full of information and insight.

I read all the responses as well, and how appreciative and insightful they are!!!

The Bonanzle Community is to be admired.

The best example of e-commerce out there. No one else mirrors Bonanzle!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Bonanzle Growth and Bonanzlers Get Together

Well Bonanzle has marked another milestone: 38,000 users at 1:54 a.m. EST or 10:54 p.m. PST Bonanzle Time, last night or this morning depending where you are. Fabulous! Who knew, everyone who has stopped by for a view, to sell or to buy! When you see something so right, you know it! Having said this, many know that the support and friendships made are second to none elsewhere and extend past the buy/sell scenario.

Mid May there will be a casual get together in the Seattle area for many Bonanzlers, where many will get to meet and greet Bill and Mark. Unfortunately everyone may not be able to attend due to distance or circumstances.

There also will be a late May get together in Mobile, Alabama where all Bonanzlers are welcome. Details are in the works now and will be updated as quickly as they happen. Get your bags packed and

Watch this Blog, Twitter,

attheboutique's Blog

Bonanzle Forum Thread

for updates. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Thank-you to Bonanzle and More - Best Foot Forward

Sometimes you just need to say 'Thank-you' as I have done in the PSU forums. It is still a whirl wind of chaos at so I wanted my thoughts known here:

Post Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:30 am Post subject: #33
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I am so glad that I am so busy selling these days that I don't have the free time to engage on the PSU forums as often.

Real sellers, sell at their chosen venues with all the transparency and amenities offered.

First, I thank Bill & Mark for every advantage they provide to us with Bonanzle.

I thank AuctionWally for his Brainstorming Bonanzle show.

I thank Scott Pooler for his Bonanzle store opportunity.

I thank Ina Steiner for her articles and EPIS.

I thank Google for providing top viewing for our listings and high search.

I thank every Bonanzle member for outstanding performance.

I am grateful to have these strong individuals and businesses for support as well as many other sites and individuals. You make my sales a breeze.

Best Foot Forward, One Step at a Time!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Blog Catalog Bonanzle - A Delightful Dish is another circle of Bonanzle friends starting to spread wings. Immediate access to blogs instead of searching by topic. Nice!

***Recipe for My Oatmeal Paradise - Light luncheon fare

1/3 Cup Plain Oats
1 Teaspoon of Butter
Dash salt
Dash Pepper

Heat butter in pan, mix ingredients and lightly toast for 4 minutes stirring often. Set aside to add last.

1 Bag of Fresh Spinach
Red Cabbage
1 Fresh Portabello Mushroom

Wash, Rinse, Pat dry spinach, slice thin pieces of cabbage & mushroom, align and add a few leaves of cilantro as garnish or spice.

Dressing to taste
1 lime squeezed
1/2 cup white vinegar
5 tablespoons of sugar
dash of fresh ground ginger

Can be done hours earlier to chill.

Deep Fried Shrimp
Fresh Shrimp cleaned with tail tips left attached
1 Egg
2 packages each of Instant Quacker Oatmeal - Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Spice

Combine oat packages into secure ziplock bag. Whisk egg. Dip shrimp in egg and individually shake in bag. Deep fry about 2 minutes or until golden brown.

Build your salad, plating the shrimp, add dressing & sprinkle with toasted oats. The flavors, colors, & textures are amazing. Great summer dish.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Bonanzle - Payment Choices for Sellers and Buyers

Signup today for an Mpayy Account - it's easy and FREE!

On Bonanzle, buyers and sellers are in control of their financial exchanges.

I accept Google Checkout which integrates directly through the Bonanzle system. Nice! I receive Amazon Payments through direct billing. Nice!
I accept cash, checks and Money Orders. Great!

I won't accept or use Paypal, let's not go into why. Suffice to say that Red Ink Diary's Blog yesterday was just another head's up and wild awakening to Preypal. Here's a link to her site and post:

So I am offering a replacement, Mpayy. I have used with ease since October of 2008.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Bonanzle Full Trustability Report - Got to Love It !

New tool for buyers and sellers on Bonanzle, the Full Trustability Report. Well I can use mine for reference:

"bobbi85710 has done all of the following:

1. Filled out profile information about themselves. See profile.
2. Received personal recommendations from other Bonanzle members. See them at the bottom of their profile page.
3. Received at least five positive feedback from transactions occurring on Bonanzle. See all feedback.
4. Filled out a detailed overview of their booth. See their detailed overview.
5. Provided detailed policies for their booth. See their booth policies.
6. Posted more than 50 messages in the Bonanzle message forums (114 messages, to be exact).
7. Given at least one other way they can be found online or offline, besides Bonanzle. See profile.
8. Logged into Bonanzle within the last month.

There are nine total points we consider when compiling the above list. A score of four is about normal for a user that has been at Bonanzle longer than a month. Very few users have more than seven. See all points considered here."

It's not a sure thing, but it does give buyers a basic overview of their seller.

The one I am lacking is:

"Have they used a valid credit card to pay Bonanzle fees or membership dues? Fraudulent sellers are less likely to have access to valid credit cards. Note that the credit card used may not currently be valid, but at some point a valid card was used."

There's many reasons that members will not have this 1 of the 9. Bill, Mark, I'll call mine out.......I'm cheap

Anyway to locate this additional information, when you are ready to buy an will see on the item page "About The Seller" Box. When you see the line feedback row, the last item in that row says "more". Click there and voile, you will see the report. More Transparency ! Kudos !

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Bonanzle ~ Twitter Groups ~ buyatbonanzle

Just another great way to share your Bonanzle experiences.

 Keleka's Friends @ Bonanzle ~ Twitter Groups ~ buyatbonanzle

Light conversation but a multitude of support.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

It's Crystal Clear Bonanzle Growing on the Heels of Great Press

It's crystal clear Bonanzle is growing on the heels of great press and today is no exception. I saw throughout Twitter, Blogs, Forums, the BusinessWeek link - posted, copied, forwarded, commented on and on.

What does that mean for a Bonanzle member, higher page views, longer page views as everyone starts exploring this magnificent site. At the moment there are 35,902 members, tonight should break the 36K mark. Rock on Bonanzle!!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

BusinessWeek Looks to Bonanzle

It's a Shoe-In, BusinessWeek Eyes Bonanzle. Read about it here:

*****btw it is interesting to read comments left behind there as well. I was surprised to find another venue owner attempting to detract, then leave a link. Well, I'll never use him for a second, third or fourth venue choice. Not cool to ride on another's coattail of success in business. jmo but I believe it's valid.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Bonanzle On Target to Hit 35K Membership Tonite

Bearly :) a new year and Bonanzle makes great strides. Bonanzle is on target to hit 35,000 members tonight. Remember that's not sellers, that's the collective membership.

Lots of added innovations this week as well if you take a moment to read Bill's Blog -

Well done Bonanzle!

There's also been no definite report from PSU as of yet. Curious minds wonder still.

Here's an interesting "World Stats" link -

Remember more buyers everyday :)