Monday, November 24, 2008

Bonanzle - Discover this Sparkling New Gem for On-Line Shopping

Who loves to shop? I didn't hear any "Not me's" so I'll continue...

If you are like me - busy, busy, busy - then you probably do most of your shopping on-line. You probably also think it's important to get a great deal. If so, you probably know all about eBay, so I don't need to tell you about that place. If you are a seller on eBay, you are probably looking to move on because of the outrageous fee increases. So, please, buyers and sellers alike, read on...

I recently came across a sparkling new gem of an on-line selling site called "Bonanzle" to be found at Bonanzle is an on-line marketplace along the lines of eBay, eCrater, eBid, OLA, etc., but surprisingly far better than all of the others combined.

Bonanzle is a place where people can purchase from a variety of sellers who have their wares prominently displayed in their own spaces known as "Booths." Let me share with you that Bonanzle is no ordinary marketplace and the owners tout the site as such. Bonanzle's mission is to make buying and selling not only simple - but fun! It is an exciting and interactive place where buyers and sellers can talk to each other in real-time chat booths, enabling questions about products to be answered instantly. The website is set up in such a way that it is simple to search, navigate, ask questions, post to forums, and check-out with ease and ultimately, satisfaction.

Bonanzle is growing very fast. It currently boasts proudly over 10,000 registered users - a milestone just reached yesterday morning. When I joined Bonanzle 10 days ago there were approximately 8,000 users. Do the math - that's 2,000 new users in a little over a week - WOW. Did I mention that this site just opened its doors in the summer of 2008? Bonanzle is growing and growing at a frantic pace.

So, back to shopping. You will likely be able to find most of your holiday gifts on Bonanzle this year. And, you will most likely be able to find the items you are looking for at the best prices around. I, for one, have done all of my Christmas shopping on Bonanzle. You will find a large selection of goods of all types - new, handmade, vintage, unusual, clothing, shoes, handbags, books, candles, collectibles - and so much more.

There are many fantastic Booths to browse on Bonanzle. I'll suggest a few of my favorite Booths just to get you started:

First, for some of the most uniquely delicious (mmm, I can smell them from here...) candles around, please check out Wicked_Scent's Booth at:

Next, if you are looking for high quality designer fashions, please check out Fashion Runway's Booth at:

If you are looking for some lovely homemade shadow boxes and pet beds and toys (of which 100% of your purchase price will go directly to support the rescue and care of cats and kittens), please stop by the wonderful Booth operated by Sandypaws at:

If jewelry is your passion, you will find a gorgeous collection of Sterling Silver pieces at Precious Jewelry's Booth:

I'm sure you will be wanting to find some unique holiday collectibles, so be sure to visit Sheelah2's Booth at:

Looking to redecorate your child's room? Or buy a brand new upscale car seat cover at an amazing price? Check out the gorgeous Kidsline and Hot Toddies products available by ComeSaleAway:

And of course, if it's the latest Ed Hardy shoes and handbags you want, come by and see me at CityChic's Booth:

There are so many more wonderful Booths to mention and I will feature those Booths in the days to come. But, for now, please just pay a visit to and you'll fall in love with the site instantly. I promise.

What makes Bonanzle a cut-above the rest is the people. Everyone at Bonanzle is so friendly, helpful, caring and generous. Whether you are a buyer or a seller, you will be welcomed with open arms as soon as you walk through the virtual doors. When you become a member of Bonanzle, you will not only find the greatest new place to shop, but you find that you have an instant new family. Come on over and see us and you'll know exactly what Bonanzle is all about - and you will never want to leave.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Hey Congress, Bail ME Out!

As we all sit around breathlessly waiting to hear what Congress' great bail-out plan will be, I can't help but wonder why the mighty lawmakers aren't considering bailing ME (and you) out. If, as many financial analysts say, we are on the verge of "The Great Depression II" wouldn't it make more sense for the Government to "give" money to ordinary Americans rather than to the criminals of Wall Street? After all, isn't it our money in the first place? It is our tax dollars, isn't it?

I recently graduated from law school. I am burdened with student loans in the 6-figure range (if I actually write out the number I may pass out). Some of those loans are Federal Student Loans. I wonder why the Government can't (or won't) simply forgive those loans, don't you? I think it sounds like a good plan - or at least maybe a good line to slide into that bill they are about to pass.

Seriously, think about it. If the Government forgives my student loans I will now have money to buy a house (or condo - I think I'd rather a condo - less work) and a new car and a whole host of other things that will stimulate the economy, right? It wouldn't be much of a gamble either. I went to law school and I have a job. I think I sound like a good investment.

But no, this will not be the way our Government decides to handle the problem. They will choose to give our money to the people who caused the financial mess in the first place. Isn't it funny? The people (Congress) who enabled the people (Wall Street criminals) to cause the economic meltdown are now the same people who are coming to "our" rescue - with apparently no input from outside innocent people... Smells rotten to me.

Of course Congress will bail-out Wall Street. It's an election year. Many Senators and House Reps are up for re-election. Where does most of the candidates money and support come from? Wall Street.

So, you see fellow Americans, this bail-out is not about "we, the people," it's about the good 'ole boys club (Government & Wall Street) and they will try to tell us how they are doing it for "we" but don't let them fool you. They caused this mess and now they will claim that they fixed it. Just remember that any fixing they do, will be done with our tax dollars. It's just not fair, not fair at all.

I feel like I've been hit over the head - twice.