I sold my first item last night through Facebook Marketplace, my iMac G5. I would have most likely listed it on Ebay if Adam hadn't suggested listing it on Facebook first. The market place itself is a lot simpler than Ebay and has no security or buyer/seller protection but it is free.
Recently I've become more frustrated with high Ebay fees, in general 10% of the total cost of the item goes to Ebay in some way through listing fees, final value fees and PayPal fees. This would be close to
June 5th 2008 - Shrewsbury based world famous ImAFish celebrates its seventh birthday today. The site's had a bumper year with over 250,000 visits with one of its features hitting the front page of Digg.com.
Site founder Pete White said "It's been the best year ever for ImAFish with such a huge number of visits and increasing revenue. It is a testament to the brand that ImAFish has survived for seven years and I can imagine it will be around for seven more. Our move to Drupal at the beginning of the year and our updated design have been a great move. We have recently launched two new sites to go along with ImAFish and have high hopes for both."
Some of the highlights of the year include:
Last week I discussed my latest purchase - the new Acer Aspire One. I first installed Windows XP however found that it ran fairly slowly. Applications such as Firefox were especially bad taking upto 30 seconds to load certain web pages. Firefox would often go into 'jelly' mode where the application would hang for 5-10 seconds at a time.
After a couple of days with XP I reinstalled the default OS, Linspire. This ran a lot quicker than XP however left much to be desired. Even after performing several tweaks and enabling advanced mode I still felt that the Aspire One could do a lot more.
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In 2003 we launched the low cost PHP/MYSQL web hosting specialist Switchweb, six years later we've decided to relaunch Switchweb with a fantastic new design, more low cost hosting and two amazing new services.
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