Up for bid! This is the real deal ladies and gentlemen! Famous 1988 Chevy Lumina Nascar #51 “Mello Yello” Used in the movie Days of Thunder! This car was driven by Tom Cruise in the high point of the movie where Tom Cruise performs a last lap pass to cross the finish line first, and win the Daytona 500! The car runs and drives and sounds like a nascar! The car has a Built 350 V-8 with Dry Sump oil pump, Victor intake manifold, Holley carb, Tuned step headers, HEI ignition, Aluminum race radiator; I believe it to be a Hendricks motor sports chassis with adjustable suspension, 4 wheel disk brakes, 9” rear end, 3 speeds manual. The car has been in Museums most of its life, until I purchased from another private collector. I do have documentation on the car. The car also comes with 2 Jump suits used in the movie. Also has an air tank that was given with the car labeled #51 painted to match the car. This is a car that does not come across the auction block often, and most likely you won’t see it up for sale in years to come. The last Mellow Yellow Race Car that came up on the auction block a couple years ago was also used in the movie not playing as big of a part had a hefty price tag of $250,000 My price is much more reasonable. This Mello Yello race car is marked #51 and does have Cole Trickle’s name across both sides of the roof. This car has been used, and not lightly in the movie and it shows. The body is bruised up and does have damage which was necessary in filming the movie. In the cockpit of the car there is a label that says ‘” Tire Water Spray” that no longer has the equipment but was used in the film for burnouts, and to get the car sideways easier. This is a car that is well known and everyone remembers! The film was a film that inspired lots of people and was a turning point in the world of NASCAR. If you’re a museum owner it would be a great car to add to your collection people will pay to see this car! Or if you’re just a collector like me you won’t regret the bragging rights! I also have some cool memorabilia and newspaper articles and a cd/dvd of behind the scenes of making the movie. This car is being sold as-is no warranty. I prefer wire transfers or cashier checks verified by your bank. Mello Yello car has a recent appraised value of $300k the CEO of OnlineAuction.com is personally handling the sale starting bid price is only $140,000 no reserve http://www.onlineauction.com/auction/2079403/Mello-Yello-Nascar-Used-in-the-movie-DAYS-OF-THUNDER!
–OnlineAuction.com partners with WeGoLook to offer its customers security and peace-of-mind. OnlineAuction (OLA) customers now have another reason to choose OLA as their primary online auction site over all others. Why? OLA has teamed up with WeGoLook which enables their auction and fixed price customers to locally dispatch over 7,000 nationwide “Lookers” across America to verify auction items, autos and properties in person. OLA customers are better informed, avoid costly surprises and don’t become victims of fraud or misrepresentation.
OnlineAuction customers can now receive an onsite personalized report which includes current photos, video, taking measurements, verification of VIN, serial numbers, markings, observing a working demonstration and more. A “Looker” (background check verified) can even deliver the item to a shipper in order to avoid bait-and-switch fraud or arrange transport for larger items such as furniture, autos and boats.
OLA and WeGoLook believe it is important to arm online consumers with as much information and protection as possible. As technology advances, fraudsters and scammers are becoming more advanced as well. It is becoming increasingly difficult to identify scams unless on site verification by a real person takes place. OnlineAuction is the first auction site to offer the WeGoLook platform of nationwide Lookers as the news reports numerous eBay and craigslist scams each day. OLA is committed to making sure their customers do not fall into the same categories.
Currently there is almost one half billion dollars in active item reserves on OnlineAuction and each item can be verified in person by WeGoLook with their onsite verification report. There is no need to spend hours disputing misrepresented, fraudulent or broken item transactions. Auction consumers now have a “Pair-of-Eyes” and feet anywhere in the United States and Puerto Rico when utilizing the WeGoLook services with OLA.
No other online auction site is providing the security and peace-of-mind that OLA is providing their customers. On-site verification reports from WeGoLook begin at only forty-nine dollars. “WeGoLook” at OnlineAuction Items When You Can’t!
WeGoLook provides visual confirmation and a personalized report, completed by a real person, to verify a product, person, place or thing. WeGoLook.com has over 7,000 nationwide “Lookers” (background check verified). The inspectors will travel anywhere in the USA to inspect the product/service/place or thing onsite. WeGoLook customers are better informed, avoid costly surprises, plus benefit from unbiased confirmation without having to travel.
So you have found an item on the auction site that you would really like to have. . . What now? Do I place a bid on it and hope for the best, or should I just assume it is a rip off and forget it? I would really like to have this item, so what can I do to protect myself if I decide to bid?
Here are a few pointers to help you decide.
• Check the seller’s feedback score. Sellers with high positive feedback scores are usually very dependable, and can be counted on to conduct an honest transaction. To check a member’s feedback score, click on the number in parentheses behind the member’s “username”. If you would like to see a detailed report of the actual feedbacks that have been left for this member, click on the “View All” button.
• If you have any Questions about the item you are interested in, ask before you bid. Once you bid, you are then obligated to follow through with the auction, unless you are out-bid by another member before the auction ends. Click on the “Information” icon located under the “Item Details” box on the auction page. This will bring you to a message box where you can ask the seller your question.
• If you are not an expert on the item you are thinking about bidding on, do some research to familiarize yourself with the item. A Google search would be a good place to start.
• Read the description of the auction carefully before you bid. Make sure you know exactly what it is you are bidding on. If the title of the auction says the item is “Gold”, then somewhere in the description it should tell you if it is 14 karats, or 10 karats, or perhaps gold plated, or gold filled, or maybe even “gold-tone”. If you are bidding on a high ticket item, or an antique, It is always good to ask: Is this an authentic item, or is it a replica? Is this a new item, or used; and if it is used, how old is it?
• Be sure and check the seller’s shipping and handling policies. You can do this by clicking on the “Shipping Policy” tab on the auction page. Shipping and handling charges can vary greatly from one seller to the next. If these charges are not explained here, this would be a good question to ask before you bid.
• It is always a good idea to pay the extra money for insurance and tracking information. Then, if there is a problem, you are covered by the insurance, and you can also track the shipping progress on-line.
• Check the forms of payment a seller will accept by clicking on the “Payment Options” tab on the auction page. Paying by credit card is usually a good option, because if there is a problem when the item arrives, you will normally have the option of requesting a “charge back” from your credit card company. On the other hand, if you would like to pay in a way that is not listed, be sure to ask if that is acceptable before you bid. In any event, if a seller agrees to accept your check, they will probably not ship the item until the check clears their bank, which can be as long as two weeks in some cases.
• When the auction ends, the auction winner will receive an “End of auction E-mail” that will include the Seller’s verified address, and E-mail address. At that time the winning bidder should contact the seller within three days, or as soon as possible, using the included e-mail address to make arrangements for payment. Or, you may contact the seller by O-mail.
• O-mail—your personal “Direct Mail Box”. We recommend that you use O-mail in any contact you have with other OnlineAuction.com members because O-mail goes directly from member to member, and there is no danger of O-mail messages being deleted as junk mail, or otherwise filtered.
• Wait until you have received the item and are happy with the transaction before you leave feedback. If for some reason you, or the seller has left negative feedback, and the auction has since been successfully resolved. Our feedback system allows either of you, or both, if necessary, to go in and edit previously posted feedback.
These are only a few of the common sense things to keep in mind when shopping on an Internet auction site. Although most online auctions are completed in a timely and satisfactory way, there is always the possibility that once in a while, one or two may go astray.
OnlineAuction.com has organized a group effort to raise funds to benefit the families of the firefighters who were lost in Prescott, AZ.
OnlineAuction.com has organized a group effort to raise funds to benefit the families of the firefighters who were lost in Prescott, AZ not long ago. Sellers from all across the country have donated various types of items to be put up for bid. From jewelry and collectibles, to top-brand name purses and golf clubs. This check represents the monies brought in thus far at the charity event and charity auction. Thank you so much for participating! Way to go team OLA! — with Chris Fain and Tommee Ranger.
A benefit car show was held to help the families of the 19 elite "Granite Mountain Hot-Shot" Firefighter crew members who were killed fighting the Yarnell Fire. This event continues you can show your support by going to OnlineAuction.com and bidding on the items donated!!! thanks so much! Great video from the Scottsdale International Auto Museum, 100% of all monies raised are for the firefighters families!
Blogs are FUN and FREE ways to develop relationships with peers and potential customers AND advertise your business at the same time.
Blogs are FUN and FREE ways to develop relationships with peers and potential customers AND advertise your business at the same time.
In my opinion, reading/writing a blog post is entirely different from the social interaction that you maintain on sites like Twitter and Facebook. Blogs should be more like a newspaper article! (Or a press release.) You should be giving your readers something of value, not chatting socially.
A.) If you deal in coins/currency… what is the history of some of your most popular wares? The current value? What’s trending? Where are the shows that you plan on attending and why? etc.
B.) If you are a crafter… what is your latest project? Do you have a craft that you would be willing to share instructions for? What are your favorite materials? etc.
C.) If you sell electronics… again, what are the latest new gadgets and why are they important to have? What makes Brand “A” better than Brand “B”? What are some tips for use? etc
D.) If you sell glassware… how do you spot a real from a fake? What’s the history of a specific manufacturer? Explain some of the common terms… etc.
You get the idea! Take your chosen field and answer questions, or solve a problem, or share ideas and knowledge. All of this will lead to people following you who (eventually) will think you are either an expert in your field or are, at the very least, very entertaining. Wink
You can link back to individual items or your storefront in your post. You can put items or a store link on the sidebar. (The sidebar is also a great place for links to your Twitter / Facebook / other contact sites.)
Blogs are VERY customizable, meaning, you can add or omit as much info about yourself, your interests and your products as you like.
One great story… in the past we enjoyed a lady who sold books. She also loved creative writing, and boy, was she good at it! So her blog posts were mainly creative writing pieces. She grew her followers list to an amazing number and do you know what? All those people saw/used the links to her store and an occasional product or two. She’s retired now, but I sure appreciated having her on my blog roll. Very Happy
And guess what? If you open a personal blog, you can write about whatever you like, whenever you like! But I will caution you… controversial topics might get a lot of attention, but taking sides can alienate people, so be careful if you are advertising your store on the same page. Know what I mean? Rolling Eyes
If anyone is interested in joining, just shoot me an omail. We’ll set you up and even give you a tutorial, if needed.
SCORE 4 AND EXPOSE YOUR STORE
We’ve done a lot of talking and teaching about proper SEO (Search Engine Optimization), but it still seems to be lost in translation. I think that this method may be easier for some of you to understand and put to practical use.
SEO Spiders are the ‘word of mouth’ to the internet search engines. If the spiders like it, the search engines will use it. It’s that simple. In order to attract them and satisfy them in their quest for food (your listings), there are certain easy but necessary things you could and should be doing. I’ve always used the word ‘matches’ but this morning, Rowan used the word ‘score’. I like it better, so let’s try an explanation using ‘score’ instead of ‘matches’ in regards to SEO.
SCORE 4 AND EXPOSE YOUR STORE
SEO is something that YOU do. It is completely in your power to get better results for your items in the search engines, including BING, Google, Yahoo, etc. Spiders read top to bottom and left to right, beginning at the top of your listing, which is the title. Here are the 4 things you should be doing to get the optimization you want and need.
1. TITLE. Search engine spiders read the same way you and I do… left to right, top to bottom. The spiders use the words in your title in the order you give them, which is to say that they don’t ‘seek out’ just the key words, they figure the important words are those you use first. You should put what you are selling, minus the fancies like ‘unique’ ‘vintage’ ‘L@@k’ etc. first. You want to use the words your customer will be searching for (after all, you aren’t selling to yourself) in the order of relevance. “Big Dog 24 oz Mug” is better than “L@@K!!! Big Dog 24 oz Mug!!!” because no one searches using the word L@@k or the exclamation points. So take out those exclamation points, hyphens, and other characters that are hurting your listing, start listing by relevant content and Score 1 Point.
2. SUBTITLE. Search Engine Spiders look for relevant content in the subtitle, the same as they look for it in the title. Using the exact or almost exact words as you have in the title (remember they’re reading left to right, the same as you and I and they’re looking for relevant content), so if they find the same relevant content, they see a second SCORE… Score 1 Point for a total of 2 points now.
3. LISTING. This is where you SELL the item, but first you want to make sure the spiders find the relevant content. Use your title for the title IN the listing to Score 1 Point for a total of 3 points now.
4. PICTURES. When you load your photos from your camera to your computer or to your photo hosting network, name your photos by using your title. This will Score 1 Point and give you a perfect score of 4.
JUNK IN JUNK OUT
If your SEO habits are technically sound, you should be getting pretty good optimization without doing a whole lot more, but who wants mediocre results when you can have great results? We all know it’s a good idea to use the social media avenues available like OLA Share (in your listings), blogging, Twitter, discussion groups, radio chat, site forum chat, etc. BUT if you haven’t used good SEO habits, like scoring at least a 3 using the above guidelines (the first 3 are imperative to your exposure on the internet)… if you’ve not followed the guidelines, the spiders (whom you’re looking to please) are not going to pick you up as easily. It’s like junk to them… and no matter where you put the info (Twitter, blogs, etc.) it will basically be Junk In Junk Out to the spiders and they won’t probably won’t pick it up from any of the other medias either. On the other hand, score a perfect 4, and every where you put your listing (FaceBook, MySpace, Twitter, blogs, discussion and chat forums, etc.) and you double your SEO!!! That’s right!!! For each back link you create, your exposure climbs! So look at it like a disease, if it’s bad to begin with, you’re multiplying bad results… whereas if you are using the guidelines above, scoring a perfect 4, you are multiplying great habits into greater results.
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