Category Personal Goods

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Buying a Used Rifle

Websites like GunBroker.com have made it incredibly easy to buy and sell firearms of all types online. While these sites do an excellent job of monitoring and vetting users, if you’re new to online auctions and classified listings the process can be a bit daunting. The tips below can be a great help for buyers […]

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How to Safely Buy and Sell Online

Selling personal and commercial items online is a great way to open up your goods to an enormous audience. Online buyers also have the advantage of shopping through millions of products from the comfort of their couch or office chair. While there is tremendous opportunity for both parties, how can you safely complete a transaction […]

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6 Ways to Keep Your Online Passwords Strong

Most of us have multiple online accounts including email, credit cards, online banking, and social networking sites just to name a few. With each site requiring a password, it can be very tempting to simply repeat the same password often, or keep all of your passwords simple, but simple and often repeated passwords can be […]

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Online Auctions for Artists

Fine art dealers have long known that face-to-face sales are at the heart of their business model, but with the advent of so many self-service online auction and classified platforms there are many great opportunities for dealers and artists themselves to expand beyond a simple storefront. Here are a few tips that every seller or […]

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How To: Buying Art Online

Everything is available online anymore. Cars, flatware, TVs, homes – you name it and it’s likely just a quick Google search away. But there are some items that can be more tricky to purchase site unseen than others; specifically, fine art. Because tastes in fine art can vary so greatly from one person to the […]

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The Surprising Payoff Behind Online Scams

In recent years phishing schemes, ransomware, and outright hacking have become extremely profitable for scammers. Because of the prevalence of online transactions both large and small, and the interconnectivity of both mobile and desktop devices, online thieves have been making a good living off of those who are unprepared. The infographic below, put together by […]

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Smart Safety Tips for Your Smart Phone

For the past few years, some of the most popular gifts of the holiday season have been electronics – specifically, smartphones. The best parts of owning newer smartphones are the access it provides to the web and productivity apps to make everyday tasks easier. But the convenience of having access to your personal and financial […]

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Most Popular IDPA Pistols

One of the most common reasons that purchasers look buy a firearm is for the purpose of self defense. With the growing popularity and availability of conceal carry licenses, and a desire for home defense in general, defense enthusiasts looked to create a group hobby group of their own to focus on just that – […]

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Top 4 Used Trucks for Towing

We’ve covered several topics in this blog on how to ship items properly, and how to safely buy and sell larger items like boats and RVs, but once you’ve locked in the transaction for something like an ATV how are you going to move it around on your own? Because we continually talk about how […]

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Tips for Safely Shipping Framed Fine Art

Congratulations, you’ve sold an amazing, framed piece of art! Now that you’ve safely secured payment from the buyer through an online escrow services like PaySAFE, how can you ensure that all of the time and effort you put into your creation isn’t damaged or ruined during shipping? If you pay attention to the tips below, […]