What if I told you…

You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed with a Liberty Medical package at your door. You take the sugar pill, you stay in BEETUSland, and I show you how deep the pie hole goes. 

How To Embed a Youtube Video into an eBay Listing 2016-2017

Can’t get your Youtube video to display correctly in your eBay listing? All you have to do to get this working is copy the code below and replace the word “REPLACE” with the video string. The video string is in the Youtube video URL, i.e., you would use the bold portion here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bemC4oAQEaw.

<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" style="width:640px; height:360px;" data="//www.youtube.com/v/REPLACE?color2=FBE9EC&amp;hd=1&amp;version=3">
   <param name="movie" value="//www.youtube.com/v/REPLACE?color2=FBE9EC&amp;hd=1&amp;version=3" />
   <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" />
   <param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" />
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How to Spot a Fake, Reproduction, or Recarded Action Figure

In this post, we’ll be examining how to spot a recarded action figure. Now, this seems completely obvious to me now, but at the time I was inexperienced and had dollar signs in my eyes and bought on impulse. If I could give you one major buying tip it would be this: Take your time to fully examine and evaluate the item that you are looking at. So much of the time I have found myself rushing the sale, only to get it home and it either be fake or have damage that I didn’t originally spot. Let’s examine some recarded action figures, shall we? I apologize in advance for the terrible pictures, these were taken on my Thunderbolt smart phone many moons ago. Star Wars Action FIgure - Death Squad Commander FAKE RECARD The first thing that the discerning eye should notice is the upper left price tag area. It is blank. This is the first indication that the figure is a recard. It’s too pristine. The card also has an unpunched hang tag. Another red flag. While not always an indication of a fake, the fact that the figure has separated from the card is another concern. Star Wars Action Figure FAKE RECARD - BUBBLE ERROR The next DEAD giveaway is the blister or the bubble. It does not line up at all with the original card outline. Star Wars Figure FAKE - DAMAGE Here is a shot of Obi-Wan Kenobi. It is sooo obvious that he is a repack or recard. Look at the damage on his knuckles. The only way he’d ever have damage like that is if he was removed from the package, played with, and then returned to his bubble. These are a few examples of TERRIBLE recarded action figures. DO NOT BE DUPED! I keep these on my wall in my mail room to serve as a reminder to slow down, examine, and scrutinize before I buy. Good luck!

Ebay Product Lighting Setup

Ran across a picture of my lightbooth and figured I’d post it up. After getting decent lighting, the quality of my photos went through the roof. As a result, I started selling items easier and for more profit than ever before. Investment in lighting is so worth it and I highly recommend this setup for most picture taking needs. Before: After:

Getting started is the hardest part.

It is cliche. It is trite. But every journey starts with a step. Every adventure starts with a “roll myself out of bed and make it happen” decision. Once you understand what drives your decisions you will be able to┬áharness that creative power and create opportunities for yourself. Tony Robbins articulates this idea in his Ted Talk on Decisions and Destiny. A very motivational and enriching talk.