Sunday, December 27, 2009

Bonanzle International

The monthly blog begins a bit early! 

What can I say?  This booth on Bonanzle this month of December saw significant growth across the globe.  It occurred to me that Bonanzle and tweets are a match made in heaven.

Remember being at a cocktail party and people would ask "What do you do?"  Sometimes a connection was made, sometimes not, but business cards were exchanged and contacts were noted.  Back at the office a few weeks later, one might look up one of those connections.  A mututally beneficial relationship would begin and sales made vice versa, for enhancing a business contract.

I can't be at your holiday party, but I can be on twitter and let you know that I have that widget, candy, gift that you need/want. 

What's the buzz with Twitter and Bonanzle?  Ahh, as I was mellowing out over Christmas pies and cookies, I pondered this and came up with the fact, that it is now International networking. 

Same for you, you may not be at my Grand Opening, but you can let me know if you can help be beneficial to me by logging into Bonanzle or Tweeting something in which I may be interested. 

Not only did Bonanzle reach the United States, there was the EU, European Union,  Australia, Thailand, New Zealand and more countries, I'm sure. 

It is all good and all for the community at Bonanzle that is effecting positive change through a selling venue that is coupled with social networking.  A very congenial and brilliant cooperative.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Laughter is the Best Medicine Take a look at Young Jesus Chronicles

Young Jesus Chronicles Book Christmas Gift Idea helps people laugh and smile.

This is the most charming book I've seen in a long time.

I happened to meet one of the authors today at a local craft fair by chance.  Funny how God works in mysterious ways.  One of the booth owners I was crafting with has a son named Spencer and as she was calling his name, Spencer, co-author of this marvelous book turned around as he was walking through the booths.

Anyway, they got to chatting about the name Spencer and he was carrying a book, somehow I took a look at it and immediately was drawn into its charm and wisdom.  Long story short, I wanted to help distribute this book and I have it available at Bonanzle. 

The book is by Spencer Smith and Mark Penta from Framingham, Massachusetts in the Archdiocese of Boston.

A personable and friendly guy, Spencer Smith and I started talking about the history of the book that took on a life of its own.   I haven't met Mark yet, but will be equally enamored I'm sure.  These two seem to have a gift of the gab with a remarkable healthy outlook.  The Scribes as this book describes met in 1st grade and went to Catechism classes together. 

With comic black and white illustrations, great for all ages as it chronicles Jesus' life from babyhood to young adult.  Just so funny and educational, ready to spark a discussion on the moral lessons on life. 
Any age would love this as a gift. I bought one today for myself! 
Never know what to buy the pastor?  This book is sure to bring a smile, a chuckle and some good lessons learned in the most delightful way! 

Great for CCD teachers and home schoolers too!  Nuns and Priests alike will enjoy this book. 
This is just too funny and so endearing.  In particular, I like the illustration where Jesus as a young boy is dropping a coin into a Piggy Bank.  The caption reads Jesus saves!  Not offensive and delightfully funny. 

This edition is self published by the authors and is sure to be a collector's item.  You can also watch for the  Andrews McNeel publishing version due out  in Feb 2010.  72 pages.  Andrews McMeel worldwide publishers of comics, books, cookbooks and calendars. Here's another sample from the book:

Signed copies are also available upon request.  Email me with any questions.
ISBN is 9781440403309

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Coupon Codes Cyber Monday November 30, 2009 on Bonanzle

Monday, November 30, 2009
Find coupon codes to save and get great deals. A list of participating booths below
sorted by percent off. Save 10-40%.

Coupon Codes for Cyber Monday on Bonanzle
Participating booths are offering between 10 and 40 percent off their items.  Check each booth for specific details.  Some are offering free shipping as well, valid for Cyber Monday.

Percent Off
Booth Link
Coupon Code




Apple Monday

Cyber Monday
Cyber Monday

sale. Free shipping
Cyber Monday

No coupon needed




Cyber Monday











Sunday, November 15, 2009

Thanksgiving Traditions

It's all about food now for the next few months when we gather with friends and family. Bonanzle booths are offering food, desserts, mixes, candy and everything but cooking the Turkey for you. But, they may offer that too if you live nearby a domestic cook on Bonanzle, you never know.

In America, we celebrate Thanksgiving in some parts of the country with high school football games and Turkey. Yep, we enjoy the combination. High school rivalries compete and then it's time for dinner. In New England, we enjoy traditional Pilgrim type foods, turkey, cranberry sauce (because cranberries are plentiful on Cape Cod), pumpkin and other hard winter squashes. Pies are plentiful with apples stored from the harvest, although today, they are bought at local farms or the grocery store. Pumpkin Pie, my favorite, Pecan Pie, the easiest to make is always rich and delicious. Check out Boston Examiner
On Bonanzle, you can find regional foods from East Coast to West Coast to complement your Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners.


For appetizers try BrownBagPantry's No Salt Dip

To help your Turkey, you might choose brine by Fire & Flavor
Fire & Flavor Turkey Perfect

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Nightly Thread on Bonanzle for Inspiration


Tuesday's night for Words of Encouragement on Bonanzle hosted by littleroses.

A spirited discussion for poems, words, quotations and lively images to inspire, delight and make you feel better after a tough day at work.

After tonight, you can always refer back to this thread, but there will also be another thread the following night. Available to anyone who wants to learn, grow, share and discuss great thinkers, thoughts and encouraging remarks. Check it out and
check out the Bonanzle experience as well.


Oops! Forgot to include the link to the past archives of the forums for Words of Encouragement.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Bonanzle, let me count the ways to buy, sell and have fun

Bonanzle is the new ethical ecommerce site for sure.

Why? Oh, let me count the buy, sell and have fun at the same time.

Bonanzle is real people in real time helping other people, buyers and sellers, and sometimes onlookers. Where else can you talk instantly to people around the globe?

That’s one, but how about …?
Customer Service is king, marketers and successful business executives will continually emphasize. But, how many actually perform Customer Service with that philosophy at the core and top of the priority list? Who does this in ethical ways, continually and steadily?
Bonanzle, for real excels in superior service. Customer Service ethics are not lip service in this company. Find out for yourself. Visit the site, do your research, check them out, join, buy, sell and mingle with others on the forums. In in quick, real time order you will see Bonanzle is the future of ecommerce.
For instance, I’m a seller on Bonanzle, started in late October 2008. I have never had a question go unanswered from the staff, ever. The turnaround time is under 24 hours, a most respectable Customer Service time frame.
Well, remember the James Taylor song “You’ve got a friend…….”?
In part:
“You just call out my name,
And you know wherever I am
Ill come running, oh yeah baby
To see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall,
All you have to do is call
And Ill be there, yeah, yeah, yeah.
You’ve got a friend.”
James Taylor from You’ve Got a Friend

Bonanzle is like a really good friend. Dependable, reliable and always honest, Bonanzle delivers a new respect that fell out of fashion many years ago on the ecommerce circuit. In a way, Bonanzle is new and trendy with all the effective social networking capabilities of today, but reminds me of a good old-fashioned Mom and Pop store.

Bonanzle actually really listens to its customers, (both consumers and resellers). Imagine a place like that. Well now, that reminds me of another song from days gone by. Imagine by John Lennon. Ahh… Bonanzle maintains a peaceable culture and viable environment. Without draconian controls on its community members, Bonanzle garners respect for all and for the site. Creativity and personal
viewpoints are championed and encouraged.
The leadership at Bonanzle is in tune to the global economy as well as family values in an ecommerce arena!

If you’ve traveled to other countries or perhaps within your own country and you visit off the beaten path to where the locals go, you most often will encounter the authentic and true culture of that region. Visiting like the natives and locals, you get a flavor that is honest , real and learn to discover the good of humanity. This is Bonanzle to me. I feel as if I’m visiting a new and different culture that feels like home. The social aspects of twittering and facebook, other social network sites was an education to me. Next, I’ll probably have to configure it all to be displayed on an iphone! Oh, I have learned much and I thank Bonanzle for their generosity of spirit and all for one, one for all team spirit.

Okay, I’ll step down my cheerleading exercises for a bit!
From the owners’ impeccable leadership and insight, to the community members who go the extra mile to assist and help other folks, being on Bonanzle is a genuinely rewarding experience.
I’m enjoying success here on Bonanzle for all of the reasons above, but most importantly, I feel respected in a place where voices can be heard in an impartial environment for the buyer and seller. This is one more important tenet about Bonanzle. To graze in upon the fact that human nature can make one want to belong, be a part of, contribute to something bigger than oneself is an intangible that
brings Bonanzle to a family type philosophy.

There is something for everyone, literally here on Bonanzle.
If you want social networking, it is on Bonanzle.
If you want to buy, it is on Bonanzle.

For time constrained working people, you just want to get in, get out, and buy the product. You can, on Bonanzle, quick and easy no sign up required, direct buy! For me, I don’t have much time to spend chatting away, but I do interact on some forums when possible. You see, Bonanzle is just the comprehensive site for our time. Go on over there now and take a look.

Let me count the ways... I can't actually take a numbered approach yet or I'd be a google.

From AnnappleBonanza

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Bonanzle is One Year Old Happy Birthday

When you get a minute, wish the Bonanzle
folks a very Happy Birthday and celebrate their success right along side with them.

At Bonanzle, you can find all those important things you need and want, right now.  Apparently the launch slogan was "Real People.  Real Deals.  Real Time."  I joined later the next month in October of 2008. 

The mainstay of my experience on Bonanzle is that one cannot find a better experience with Customer Service.

Simply put:

You are a consumer, buyer and you want to find something, buy it and receive it, done deal on Bonanzle.

You are a reseller, you want to sell, ship and deliver quality goods, create a relationship with
your customers, done deal on Bonanzle.

See above Sep 20

The words of James Taylor can summarize oh so sweetly the environment at Bonanzle.

You've Got a Friend....

“You just call out my name,
And you know wherever I am
Ill come running, oh yeah baby
To see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall,
All you have to do is call
And I'll be there, yeah, yeah, yeah.
You’ve got a friend.”
Bonanzle is one year old today, September 3, 2009
Many happy returns to all and thank you for delivering a first class ecommerce site.

ThinkExist Dynamic daily quotation

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Tie one on Day

Check out Tie One on Day!  I just came across this tonight as I was looking for a vintage poem
about aprons, as I'm making paper aprons for hostess gifts.  Back in the 60s these were very popular and
a precursor to disposable products, now we can use recycled paper and feel good about this!

Anyway, to do good will at the same time.  Check out the Tie One on Day and wear an apron and
bring a loaf of bread to someone who needs spiritual or physical sustenance.

Great Idea.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Happiness comes from within

Happiness -

Encouragement comes from within..........Bonanzle

Words of Encouragement is a forum where the kind folks on Bonanzle, spread a little every day
cheer and positive energy to ... well, everyone!

Monday, August 24th this thread had a Happy Anniversary Celebration
Read all about it on the above link. It was a great medley of discussions of small quotes, lighthearted quotes, happy quotes and self-esteem quotes, sprinkled with some fabulous graphics to celebrate the event.

It's a friendly forum and has a different thread every single night of the week.
Tonight's post is #97. Chime in with your profound words of wisdom, light hearted happy quotes or poems, for tonight's thread is all about Happy.

Upcoming is the 100th thread on Monday night, August 24th. Be sure to look for this special anniversary thread next Monday on Bonanzle.

This just in. Kathy from navysignalflags has a blog and she is posting there about the 100th upcoming WOE celebration.

New web page with several Bonanzle Booths.

Unrelated notes:
Just a real funny thing about this Hand Picked List showcase 
It is by all accounts, very old, but keeps moving.  


Saturday, August 8, 2009

Someone's in the kitchen with Julia

Someone's in the kitchen with Julia

Found these products on Bonanzle relating to Julia Child, cooking, kitchen and food.

Check them out before or after you go see the movie.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Christmas in July at First Annual

Remember the anticipation of Christmas? Do you like to spread joy and cheer, and love when you get the "Christmas Spirit"?

This year, is the first ever Christmas in July event on Bonanzle, spearheaded by jamiro
Be sure to stop by and say Merry Christmas!

Here is where you can find all the participating Christmas in July Bonanzle booths.
You will find special deals, promotions, sales and shipping for free in some cases. You need to find that unique one of a kind item for Aunt Martha? You can find it here. Start your shopping now to save money for the upcoming season, all from the comfort of your home (or for those who try to shop while at work:-)

Participating Christmas In July Booths

From Jamiro the Event Coordinator who got this all together:

Here ya go – starting July sales with a HO HO HO HOT Lot of COOL Sales

Watch for special showcases made by Christmas in July participants to be presented for your viewing pleasure of collections these booths are offering for this 1st Annual event on Bonanzle.


Vaya con Dios
Keep the reason in the season


Merry Christmas in other languages:

Thursday, May 21, 2009

What can Bonanzle do for You?

What can Bonanzle do for You?

A few months ago I had the occasion to sell some fabric on Bonanzle. This would turn out to be not an ordinary sale of five yards of vintage fabric.

Turns out that the buyer would be using the fabric for a fundraiser for Teal Tea.
You can visit that link to purse any interest you may have and/or donate to the cause.

The buyer and I worked a little to negotiate a good deal. 5 yards of fabric for like seven dollars or so. Right of the bolt too, so anyway, here's a picture from my customer. Visit
There's a place to donate on that sit if you feel the spirit.

One instance about Ovarian Cancer-

This is just one of the many things Bonanzle can do for you, whether it be budget constrained items or absolute unique decorative items, it is here and workable for many of the booth owners.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Synergy Returns to Work

Does anyone remember synergy?
It occurred to me a while ago that bonanzle has superior synergy. This is what is lacking in other venues, including corporate work environments.

At Bonanzle, you can count on people helping you to get what you need. Questions are answered, non-competitively and you can be directed to the help you need for buying and/or selling. My guess is that many companies still do not get this synergistic viewpoint. Way to go Bonanzle.
At my company, we have many individuals working to promote the whole, but lack synergy. All too often, there are those who are thinking job security, ME and that's all, not the benefit of the whole. I work for a very lovely company, but the infrastructure is ancient.

And back in the 80s, companies were attempting to promote team work with skill building seminars and workshops. Ugh! Try to fabricate relationships? Didn't work.

Here's the wikpedia definition

synergy is almost necessary today in order for a company to survive. Hat's off to Bonanzle for recognizing a powerful and integrative process for its members, buyers and sellers.

Showcases on Bonanzle

Some showcases on Bonanzle that whilst not on the landing page are worthwhile to see.

We have

May Sweeps
If you are into television entertainment, you can find these items on Bonanzle.

Hippiecratic Oath
Features hippieish type items to be found on bonanzle with a contemporary update

Mine that Bird
Honoring Kentucky Derby Winner
Here you will find horse related products on Bonanzle.

Because it is baseball season, this is my all time favorite title of a showcase

Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and Chevrolet
Yep, you can have someone shop for you and get Fenway Franks and hot dog rolls too, New England Style of course.

Go to Bonanzle to see more lists of user created items.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Social Star Bonanzle Sunday Sales

Social Star Bonanzle Sunday Sales

Today, I found this social star that is sure to be a treasure atop the mountain.

There's a Sunday Social- that's right a Sunday Social. Does anyone remember a Social?
The noun describes as follows:
An informal social gathering, as of the members of a church congregation.

At, there is an informal social gathering where store (booth) owners participate and are socializing with one another, while at the same time generating some curious sales and out of the ordinary product offerings. Looking for something unique and hard to find?

Generally informative and helpful, this little Sunday fest is a big hit. One can buy, sell or just browse and socialize. It's all up to you.

You might just run into some of the nicest people you will ever meet.

Here's the place to go, times are Pacific

and here's the link to my booth if you are looking for crazy out of the ordinary things you can't find anywhere else. AnnappleBonanza

Just getting this into the right category, posted into the wrong header earlier yesterday.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sales and Marketing- the new take

Sales & Marketing

Used to be that Sales and Marketing Teams worked together. That was a great concept that worked in the 80s into some of the 90s.

Fortunately and unfortunately, the two have become skewed.

What the sales team didn't know and the marketing team didn't know was that they needed each other. That didn't happen, why? For some reason, egos were involved. When egos are involved the organization suffers. When are people going to realize that it's a real involved team of spirit that enables the successful companies to attain fulfillment of sales and customer satisfaction?

I found that Bonanzle has quite the empowering spirit. No longer is the IT guy denying info to the workers, the sales pro offers up tips, marketing gurus willingly share advice. What is happening?

It's absolutely the way to go. I'm not sure why anyone would not want to buy on Bonanzle, its the next best thing to S'Mores. Remember those. No seriously, it is indeed a comfy and heartfelt site full of love and zing and Mallomars. (well only in season)

The Best is Yet to Come for Bonanzle, but they are enjoying the success which is earned and genuine.
My Name is Paula and
I can be found on Bonanzle at

Monday, February 9, 2009

Need help looking for that special something?

The personal selections from Bonanzle members help you to find a little something special you are looking for and make window shopping fun.

There's tons more than these few lists that I created.

The Face

You've Got Mail

Only in New England
Features Bonanzlers from New England

In my early flirties

Baseball, apple pie and Chevrolet

Mairzy Doats

Pahk the car in Hahvahd Yahd

Tex and the City

New Bonanzlers

Bonanzlers No. 9 Top Rated


If you're not into window shopping you can easily find products on Bonanzle using the window box at the top called Find! Just type in your search term. Or go to Buy and there's a host of categories.

Monday, February 2, 2009

What is selling on Bonanzle? What can I find?

Part Deux: The Seller's List

I asked some fellow colleagues at Bonanzle, what have you sold?

Here are some of the folks that responded:
CatInTheShack reported selling lots of handmade soaps and lotion
Goat Milk Soap – Olive Oil & Aloe Soaps – Oatmeal soaps – The lotion is Goat Milk – honey and Shea butter.. and Bath Bombs

They offer over over 75 different scented soaps, specialty soaps - that clear acne - relieve dry skin and many more skin problems. Buy USA.

Have you lost your marbles?

Finding marbles isn't that easy unless you came across Sam's Place, where
it's never too late to have a happy childhood. Passionate about glass marbles. Wow! I wish I kept mine. On Bonanzle now!

Toy marbles date back to the dawn of man. The first glass marbles were made in Egypt approx. 2,000bc. There are examples from Greek and Roman times, etc.

The most collected marbles today are 1840-1920, made in Germany and England. They were handmade individually by glass artists.

Americans invented mechanisms to make marbles by machine around 1915. About a dozen companies produced marbles until the Japanese-made cat’s eyes became popular in the late ‘40s. Most American companies closed or changed products.
The main point in collecting anything is rarity, condition and beauty. That said, childrens glass toys meant to be played with by collision makes condition tough.

Today an original intact box of machine mades can bring $18-22,000.
At one time or another, this booth owner had over 100,000 marbles and has been collecting for
around 20 years.


Next up is SandyGal

Sandy is a buyer and seller, recently bought a personalized diaper cake diaperchef you'll have to check it out-and cat treats, boys clothing, jewelry- bracelet, necklace and earrings.
SandyGal is also a seller on Bonanzle.
Are you looking for gently used kids toys, tapes, and games?
This would be the place to look, selling just under 100 products in Dec and January.

First featured is Action Healthy Life

Helping you to take action and lead a healthy life.
Action reports selling several Health & Wellness books, weight-loss and some Low Carb Cookbooks. Also selling supplements including Dr. Sears Fish oil Capsules.
Stop by and visit this healthy place at

Action is so healthy, she maintains another booth at Bonanzle
In the newfangled booth, Action reports selling a plethora of vintage items including 50s funky knee-high boots, shabby chic bathroom scale and Fenton glassware.

Next up- I hear that SandyGal bought and sold a lot of Bonanzle items. I wonder what she bought?

For the latest sales, see this thread/forum at Bonanzle just started by selah

One of the most frequently asked questions on Bonanzle is ........What is selling?

As multiple buyers find and frequent this new venue of buying and selling, it is hard to keep up.

What is selling?

For starters, I just ran a recent search and came up with products sold on Bonanzle. I didn't capture the whole product title, but you get the idea:

Bird guide
Coach bag
Corningware lasagna pan
Sunflower batik fabric
Depression glass
Dooney & Bourke bag
Easter Egg fabric
Fenton seasons
Iris Herrinbone Plate
Jelly roll strips
Jurassic Park
Leopard dog carrier
Mango wood vase
Oberon Journals
Quilt squares
Red Sox fabric
Specialty Soaps, handmade
St. Patrick's Cookie Cutters
St. Patrick's Plates
Vintage eye glasses
Vintage gowns
Wrestling fabric

I asked a few members and did a quick poll. Part II will be the seller's list of what's sold for them.
I asked buyers what did they buy? You will be surprised.

Bonanzle is a community of buyers and sellers united into one friendly forum of community spirit. When you have a minute during your work day, check it out if your company allows. If not, stop in at night and talk with us. Discuss your issues in the forums.

the main site is

My booth is

Bonanzle has everything but the kitchen sink and perhaps there even is a sink listed, check it out.

Buyers are treated like royalty, Customer is King!
Buyers need not beware, you are so treated like royalty here at this friendly site and whatever it is you are looking for can be found if it's not already being sold. We have a thread too that is for when people are searching for that hard to find item that may not be listed yet.

If you can't find what you are looking for-Just post the things you want here and we'll try to find a match. Many people here are extremely fond of the hunt and their pursuits will be your gain.

The best thing about Bonanzle is it has synergy!!!!


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Branding of Bonanzle

The Branding of Bonanzle is just around the corner.

Yesterday, Bonanzle reached another milestone with a million listings! Such a short time ago, six months perhaps the site was in the hearts and minds of a few hard working and dedicated few. Now, buyers are finding the unique and rare items they are looking for and sellers are realizing their full potential in rewarding sales, meaning cash in pocket, but even more so, testimonials to fully satisfied buyers. It's always a plus to satisfy the customer, after all the Customer is King and it seems Bonanzle delivers a hundred fold.

Today, I think starts the real branding of Bonanzle. My prediction is that it will be a household name for the general public in the United States as well as globally by the end of this calendar year.

We've only just begun.

Begin your Bonanzle experience today, visit some booths and experience some of the forum threads. In the forums I suspect you will be so pleasantly surprised by the congenial supportive and fun atmosphere. While you are there, you can be inspired by more experienced mentors, there are games to play and for those of you who like to win prizes, you can possibly win something. Bonanzle also offers some unique fast paced auctions that just crop up. It's a fun crazy time.

Some of us Bonanzlers are working on creating Welcome Wagon tips and tricks, some are working on endeavors beyond my scope, and there is always The Tech Tips which are very popular. Down the road, a buyer's tip sheet is in the works.

We are Bonanzle! A very spirited, lively, compassionate and honest venue for buying and selling that is ingenious, brilliant and it works. In today's economy, we all want clear and concise, honest down-to-earth good trading.