Sunday, April 3, 2011

Bonanza lately...

I'm a little conflicted right now about Bonanza..I still love them and really want to stay there..I like the atmosphere ...most of the time..but lately I'm getting bad vibes...I see a lot of people ..sellers ...are having a hard time with Bonanza...some have left..some are leaving...most of us list our items on more than one venue..I being one of those that do...I haven't always agreed with everything Bonanza has done in the past...I didn't like at all that they changed their name without any of us knowing ahead of time..I still slip and say Bonanzle...I could go on and on with some things they've done that I didn't like..but I stay with them because I think in the long run they will be very successful and hopefully I will start selling things on there..I sell on Ebay everyday...and just started listing on Addoway...I have things listed in other places too...I like selling..I like everything about it...and would love to do this for years to come..I will always have something to for now ...I will keep listing and just be aware of all that goes on...

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Bonanza is a big part of my everyday life...

When I first was introduced to Bonanza a little over 2 years ago I was going there to sell my wares on another selling venue...I did that..but immediately I started making the forums...from people welcoming me...2 years later and I still have the same friends I started with ...some have left Bonanza but I am friends with them on facebook and or twitter...oh this social media thing is so tell you the truth I would be totally lonely if not for these venues...I have friends in real life but we don't see each other ...some of us talk on the phone occassionally..but we never get to do lunch or tea ...we reallly need to make the time to do these things before its too late...I have met a few friends from Bonanza in person...and I love each and every one of them and look forward to the day we can do that again...Every day I go onto Bonanza and I go right to the forums to see whats going see whos saying what and who needs congratulations and who needs prayers..I feel wqanted and needed when I do this..sometimes when I sign on I have a message or two in my b box and I love that...getting attention from somewhere..I dont mean to sound all lonely and pitiful cause thats not it..I'm just saying that there is no othervenue like this anywhere..not in any chatroom..not anywhere...Even If I don't sell anything from one day to the next..I will love the people and thats what keeps me there...selling is just a hobby of mine... I love selling...I need the xtra income but I never make enough to do much with it..I dont ever expect to make lots of money doing this..but its nice to have contact with the outside packaging up the items and sending them and then getting feedback..sounds like I crave attention ..but I just like the human interaction of it all...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Update from last post...

this is an update on the incident between our newest social media rep and
russ and Mary...Jeremy has written an apology.. I felt it was sincere and heartfelt...I think it shocked him that he was totally busted for this mistake...he thought he was talking to a buddy of his..turns out he was talking to a fellow bonanza seller...lots of us were outraged..I being one of the most outspoken and couldnt at the time even imagining forgiving him for this matter what he said...but after reading other peoples post and how we all were young once and made mistakes we wish we could do over or take back it really got me to thinking that was quite true...I made mistakes...I accepted his apology and hope that he learns from this mistake...a lesson should be learned from every mistake we make...dont ever, do it again..listen to the old heads ..I have gotten on with my life...A side effect of this is that several of my friends have left Bonanza ..I understand it...I almost left myself...but for now I have no other recourse...I have many friends On bonanza that I interact with each day..I do sell occassionally and its free to have my listings there..One day I hope to have a "specialty" item to sell and perhaps have my own website....

Monday, January 10, 2011

Is the end of my days at Bonanza...??

How would you feel about this? While doing my usual thing on FB I see the person hired to do the social media duties on Bonanza has also posted on a thread I am on. I think cool! A Bonanza employee! I will request friendship. This is the message I am sent by the social media rep:

Jeremiah Arthur Mattocks09 January 2011 at 00:05

Subject: friend request?

Dear Russ Kawecki,

Imagine my surprise upon receiving a friend request from you, as you appear to be an animal; it was my understanding that animals other than Homo sapiens sapiens lacked the cognitive faculties social media requires. Either I have been grossly mistaken, or you are an unusually intelligent canine. A canine lives with me—he eats cat shit from the litter box. With your exceptional intelligence, I wonder, do you eat cat shit from the litter box when the opportunity is presented?

I do hope you’re the type of beast who accepts constructive criticism with grace. Please don’t think me rude for saying so, but we humans usually use Facebook for befriending people we know in person. I can’t remember meeting a genius dog, and I think that’s something I would remember. I understand why you might be seeking friendship outside of your peers, given your anomalous IQ, but I thought you might like to know.
Jeremy – a human

This is the very person hired to be our social media rep. Sweet huh?? Would one not think if they were hired for that type of position that they may have people sending friend requests and to have the god given brains to see if perhaps the requester was a part of the site you work on

To say I am beyond offended is putting it mildly. If he said this crap to me who else that are buyers and sellers has he responded to in this manner

***THE ABOVE IS TO RUSS A FRIEND FROM BONANZA...He was tring to friend someone that he noticed was a part of bonanzas team...the letter is the response that was sent to him...I find the appalling and human being should talk to anothe human being in this manner especially when not provoked...this is a young punk that should be immedialtely fired and not thought of again...I along with others are seriiously thinking of leaving Bonanza...a lot of us were there from the first year..I have been there for a little over 2 years now..and I have to say there are times when they had me mad before but not like this....this is way over the top...I have voiced my opinion on this matter a few times on other blogs and on facebook...I'm trying to keep it clean but there are words that would really be appropriate right about now...As far as I can tell there has been nothing done about this on Bonanza part and I think thats the most frustrating part...he should have been fires within the first hour...they know whats happening..they have been emailed..bemailed and facebooked with they think it was a joke?? I hope not because I dont want to deal with people with that type of sense of humor...I will add to this when I have more to say....

something to think about ::
Four things that cannot be recovered..
the stone after it is thrown
the word after it is said
the occassion after it is missed and
...the time after it is gone...