It is really interesting following this journey to further my knowledge of the internet and all its complexities. I intend to become confident enough in the areas I need to use, and that will make me happy. I am so looking forward to the coming weeks to learn more fascinating things. I am amazed at the ability of people to work this stuff out for themselves! I can’t wait to get this site really working for me.
In the mean time I have started to sell oil lamp spares on e.bay with great success. They are mainly aimed at trade buyers as I sell in quantities, not singles. I have only been listing them for 2 weeks and have been really pleased with the result. I have tried selling items on e.bay before but had little or no success. It’s a nice little side line. I currently have 3 retail shops in 3 towns in Norfolk so I have storage space for quantities of items, which is lucky. Bulk buying is so much more profitable, if you have the capital. Prices are much lower and you can break the numbers down to sell on. I can buy 1,000 oil lamp chimneys at once and then sell in boxes of 4 or 24 at a good mark up. They are cheap for trade buyers who can’t buy 1,000 at a time, and are even good value for private customers. It would be impractical to sell in singles though. There are oil lamp sites that sell them singly. They are twice the price I charge for 4! So the trade customers like me too! The great part about this is I am getting positive feedback by the bucket load and building up my good reputation on e.bay. It’s always useful to have an extra sideline while you are learning something new.