Happy Shopping Black/Cyber Monday

Happy shopping Black/Cyber Monday that’s now called Cyber Monday.

One of the advantages of shopping on Black Monday rather than on Black Friday, there is no likelihood of someone bashing you in the head for the last big screen television or greatly discounted computer. That matters a lot, considering the later medical bill.

This salute is to those who makes a living by selling online.

Some people feed, clothe, and shelter their families by their online sales. Everything about Cyber Monday is not about the big corporations. It’s the small sellers day to come out of red too.

Everyone doesn’t have generational wealth to fall back upon. An excellent paying job, nor money passed to them by their families. Some people must pay mortgages, rent, car notes and etc and this is how they do it.

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A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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28 Responses to Happy Shopping Black/Cyber Monday

  1. Oh yes Alma, we must not forget the small businesses. πŸ’²πŸ’²πŸ’² On Small Business Saturday there were a lot of supportive patrons in our area, but this should not be relegated only to one day. Thanks so much for posting this my friend. πŸ€—πŸ™πŸ½πŸ₯°

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    • Whether people know it or not, it was online businesses that created the economical boom and national surplus of the late 90’s to the mid-2000’s. If they had left them alone, then, I believe the boom would’ve continued. But they couldn’t do that. A lot of states attached sales taxes to these sales when legally they couldn’t, because these sales usually didn’t take place in their state and the seller, most likely bought the item from a local brick and mortar store where they already paid sales taxes.

      There doesn’t seems to be a lot of supportive patrons in my area. They primarily only support things of interest to men and that is an economy killer if I ever saw one. Men do not shop very much outside of buying food.

      Small Business Saturday is a quintessentially an American β€œholiday” created in 2010 by American Express to help spur purchases at small businesses that just might happen to accept the credit card. This year, the promotion took place on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022.

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      • Yep, you nailed it Alma. πŸ‘πŸΌ When I saw that tax change years ago, I saw many small businesses struggle, even with the birth of new small businesses. Monopolies don’t want any type of competition that would take a dollar from their business. πŸ’²

        Small business owners, and that includes authors, artists, photographers, crafters, handymen, Mom & Pop shops, etc., are beginning to rise again. We just have to watch our roll and use our position to our advantage.

        One of my dear friends who passed away about 30 years ago used to say to me, if the answer isn’t here, then it must be over there. Everyone has a motive, whether selfish, negative or for the sake of greed. We have to rethink our processes, not in the way they may flagrantly do it, but in a way that we can be positively effective. πŸ˜πŸ’²πŸ€©πŸ’²πŸ˜˜πŸ’²πŸ€—

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        • “One of my dear friends who passed away about 30 years ago used to say to me, if the answer isn’t here, then it must be over there.”

          Never heard that one before but it makes sense.

          I saw the online sales started to fall and selling became a headache when these aggregation corps allowed other corps to come in and take over ventures meant for small businesses, and from there, the politicians decided to regulate things like online sales.

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          • Girl, it’s because the politicians were getting a cut….a big cut and still continue to this day. Think about it, why is it that the economy is always the focal point, the premise on the ballot behind most political campaigns? It’s all about the mighty dollar, as the O’jays sang! For the love of money! πŸ’²πŸ’°πŸ’²

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  2. Laskisha says:

    Thanks for speaking up for those like me. We need all the boost we can get. It is tough trying to sell online these days with everyone bottoming out. The only way to make a sale is sell at no profit. What’s the point of selling at no profit? People expect you to sell something costing you $500.00 for $10.00 or less. That’s obscure!

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    • Laskisha, thanks for visiting. Yes, I have noticed that too. In the real world, the seller can demand their product back if it was sold for such a ridiculous price. If the seller can prove that sale was made under financial distress and the buyer was aware of it. Common sense tells you that the buyer was aware because in prosperous times, no one like you enough to give you something for $10.00 that costed them $500.00. Because at that price, it was given away, not sold. A sale is considered a binding sale when you paid a fair market value price for the item. Many things can determine the fair market value. Like the condition of the item. If the items is in mint or great condition then the seller can demand more. But if it has damages, then that lessen the value a great deal.

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    • Tyre says:

      Sounds like you sell on Poshmark? If so, then only sell things you can afford to let go got under 20.00

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      • Laskisha says:

        How did you know it was Poshmark? I’m trying to keep from ending up homeless. The sorority-like atmosphere is nice and all buy I need to make sales not fraternizing. I don’t have a bunch of stuff I can sell for under $20. People don’t want your old no-brand names or no-so-high-end things. They want your brand new or mint condition stuff for pennies.

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        • Tyre says:

          I hate to suggest this, and I most certainly do because they are a headache, but move your stuff over to EBay to make the money you need now. You don’t have time to fraternize. Your debtors aren’t going to care about all the b*llshit going over here. You need money now. Not when someone decided to attend a rich girl’s party and decided she might buy it. Your situation will be flushed down the toilet by then. Just don’t try and make Ebay a career. Spread your merchandise out to many different places.

          I knew it was Poshmark because it is the only place online I am aware of that sell $500.000 items for so little. I used to sell over there but closed my boutique because I wasn’t making anything worth all the time and effort. What good was $15.00 dollars every now and then was going to do against a $900.00 mortgage?

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          • Laskia says:

            Thank you Tyre, I took your advice and listed some items on Ebay and surprisingly—I sold an item I’d just listed on EBay and I have been waitin two weels to sell something on the other place. Thank you. I didn’t know I could list the same item on another site. The sale wasn’t enough to cover the rent but it more than I had this morning. I’ll look for more tomorrow.

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          • Saksgirl says:

            Sales can be made on Poshmark but not quick as Laskisha needs to make one. People will make an offer and pull it back within ten minutes if you don’t answer immediately. Look out for competition who will like your item to get you send them an offer since you must reduce it by 10% in order for the offer to go through. If you reduce it again and again the price becomes so cheap until it is worthless to you to sell it. Don’t send offers to those like your products. Thy are usually not serious about buying. At least not at your asking price.

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        • My goodness, I hope you makes something today so you won’t end up homeless.

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        • My goodness, I hope you makes something today so you won’t end up homeless.

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  3. Abelian says:

    By the way, thanks for speaking up for those of us who can’t afford to sit around and hate capitalism or we and our families will starve. You’re right, today is our biggest selling day of the year. This entire year has been crappy as can be for online sales.

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  4. Abelian says:

    Why did you called it Black Monday? Black Monday is the name commonly given to the global, sudden, severe, and largely unexpected stock market crash on Monday, October 19, 1987.

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    • Yes, I know about the crash of 1987. But to dig the country out of this crash of 1987, the Friday and the Monday after Thanksgiving was declared Black Friday and Black Monday which meant the stores would be sales would be so steeps that they would able to dig the stores way out of the red, back into the black, there were no internet back then. I don’t know why they give these date credit to Internet shopping when they existed.

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  5. Priti says:

    Now online business is very important for society and people too! Well shared! πŸ‘Œ

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  6. Hadley says:

    I don’t do Black Friday. Far too stressful for my taste. I picked up some bargains Monday.

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    • I haven’t done one since my last child was twelve. Like you say, too stressful and crowd is crazy. Back then, you only got in a shouting match with another parent over a popular toy, there was no fists flying.

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