Wednesday, May 21, 2014

I am now a Powerseller on eBay!

Becoming a PowerSeller on eBay is one of my company's biggest milestone.

It took about 9 months to achieve this PowerSeller level on eBay and not to mention countless labor hours and phone conversation with my suppliers.

I am now entitled to get those eBay PowerSeller benefits.

So, what is PowerSeller on eBay?

PowerSellers receive benefits for reaching specific goals around sales volume, feedback, policy compliance and account standing.

Benefits of a PowerSeller on eBay:

  • USPS Commercial Plus pricing via eBay Labels for Silver, Gold, Platinum or Titanium 
  • PowerSellers Access to 1:1 phone consultations to help achieve Top Rated Seller status 
  • Unpaid Item Protection 
  • Health insurance solutions

There is no secret to become a PowerSeller on eBay. Seller just need to be consistent and provide quality products and excellent customer service. 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

All you need to know about Primewell Tires

My Mini Cooper have Primewell Tires and my dad have it too on his Toyota Highlander. The Mini cooper is my main mode of transportation and I do use the Toyota Highlander once in a while.

I pretty much satisfied with the Primewell tires performance on my Mini. I know a lot of Technicians usually dissuade European car owners from getting the cheapest tires around, but it is working good for me so far. The handling performance is pretty much the same as the Bridgestone Potenza tires that came with the Mini Cooper. I have yet to experience difference between them. And to the Toyota Highlander it came with Michelin tires and I have also yet to differentiate the two.

So far so good.

Now, here's a little background about China.

Yes, they are made in China. But they are "recognized by the International Organization for Standardization for global standards for quality." They are also certified in the US by the DOT so hold on to those stereotypes about products made in China.

Now, the parent company of Primewell Tires is GITI where their head office is located in Singapore. GITI is ranked 9th in sales globally in terms of sales revenue.

GITI have been awarded numerous awards from automobile manufacturers.

  • 2005 / 2006 / 2007 / 2009 /  Supplier of the Year General Motors
  • 2012 Official Tire Supplier Volvo Trucks and Volkswagen 


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tire Choices to Replace Mini Cooper Tires

My front tires on my Mini Cooper are worn and it desperately needs replacing. I've been doing some research and it seems like there are a lot of choices out there.

Bridgestone Potenza 185/65 R15 for Mini Cooper after 38600 miles

I would love to get those high performance tires from but for $450 including installation from a qualified tire technician, it is just to steep for a college student like me.

So, I have been scouring my neighborhood for cheap tires for Mini Cooper and came up with Firestone Complete Auto Care. My father got his tires from them for his Toyota Highlander. I figured it would be a good option since the service provided from my father's visit was good.

They have about 6 tires for Mini Cooper (185/65 R15):

  • Primewell PS830/850 for $43.99 per tire
  • Falken Ziex 912 for $77.99 per tire
  • Firestone Affinity Touring for $85.99 per tire
  • Firestone Champion HR for $80.99 per tire
  • Firestone FR710 for $89.99 per tire
  • Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 for $107.99 per tire
I have heard most of the tire brands above except Primewell. Primewell tires are on my father's Toyota Highlander so I can basically see for myself how it stands. 

The Primewell tires on my father's Toyota Highlander are still in good condition. There are no visible wear after 5000 miles. I will report back on this after another 5000 miles.

And back to my Mini Cooper's tire replacement. I chose Primewell tires for my Mini Cooper because of the price which is $87.98 including installation for two. 

There's conflicting reviews on Primewell tires out there, but I guess I will take the risk and see for myself. 

I am scheduled for the 24th of April, Thursday. I will report my service experience later.

Jillion Logistics shipping from China and Hong Kong

Recently, I had a good look at a product that seems to me will sell well for my ecommerce business. So I ordered 50 samples as test and chose DHL as the shipping company from China to US.

About 2 days after my order, I got an email from the supplier that my items are on their way. However, when I looked at the tracking number it was different from the occasional DHL tracking number. It started with the letter "J." Strange. Right beside was the word "Jillion." The logistics company my supplier chose.

I was confused because I specifically said to use DHL because the local branch are manned by nice people.

I've never heard of Jillion before and there's no track record of it in the US. I'm kind of worried right now as what to expect with this new logistics company.

I did do some research.

Jillion is a shipping company located in Shenzhen, China.

Jillion or Shenzhen Jillion Logistics Co. , Ltd as they are legally called seem to changing bases in the United States. One research says that they were based in California in the year 2009. Another research shows that they are now based in Washington State. Strange. These just makes me worry about how I would get my items.

I'll wait it out and report back the conclusion on Jillion.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

UPS Mail Innovations is very slow for Hawaii Shipping

I have been getting packages from mainland United States eBay sellers and have received fast shipping, usually 4-6 business days. However, I just encountered 3 eBay sellers that are using UPS Mail Innovations for shipping on eBay.

UPS Mail Innovations is a "high-volume mailing service provider offering an efficient and effective way of delivering your mail" according to

Apparently this UPS Mail Innovations have a work share program with the USPS. UPS gets the package and then they transfer it to the USPS.

The thing is USPS could care less about UPS customers. They are not obliged to send the package immediately.

My packages have been sitting at a sort facility in Richmond, CA since December 1. According to my research my packages will arrive by a boat/container/freight. And the wait can be attributed to the fact that they will wait until the whole CONTAINER IS FULL.

I was furious. The seller did not disclose this as a matter of fact.

I guess this is the outcome of being cheap for getting the free shipping.

I will contact an eBay seller about shipping before buying. If it's economy shipping, then that's a red flag. If it's standard shipping, then there's a likelihood that they will use USPS First Class (which takes about 4-5 business days to come in to Hawaii).

I learned a lesson. Do not buy from sellers that uses UPS Mail Innovations.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Amazon's New Kindle Fire HDX 7 inch Tablet Reminds Me of Home Depot

Amazon's new Kindle Fire HDX 7inch tablet is now open for pre-orders. The official release will be on October 18.

The new Amazon Kindle Fire tablet will have improved:

  • display
  • processor 
  • battery life
  • "Mayday" button for tech support
  • instant video offering
  • features
However, choosing that "HDX" name seems to be a joke to me. That's how The Home Depot comes in.

Home Depot's brands are called "HDX."

Here are some pictures from

HDX is a trademark. I am not sure if the owner of the trademark have given the permission for Amazon to use it, but it doesn't look good. That is to me.

I am pretty sure they got the name for Kindle Fire HDX, the X can mean EXTREME.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Buyer won the Bidding But hasn't Paid Yet on eBay!

So I told you about my little venture earlier.

It's been quite good.

I sell things that costs $4 to make and sell them for $10. With shipping at exactly $1.86, I am profiting $4.14 from selling on eBay.

As a new eBay seller,  I found it very easy to get products moving. That's hot every business should be. Put the product early and sell early.

Unfortunately, I have my first setback on being a seller on eBay today.

I put an auction a Nokia Lumia 520 for 3 days. This buyer has not paid within the 24 hours. The fact that he doesn't have any transaction on eBay should have been a red flag to me. New buyers are sometimes just playing on auctions without intending to really buy the item.

I've sent the winning bidder a message and will take further action after 3 days without payment.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

I just started selling on eBay!

Hello interested readers,

Its been months since my last post. I have been busy with my venture on reselling.

eBay is where I list my items. They fees are not that great, but there's a lot of buyers out there.

I also started selling on I've sold about 2 items. Craigslist is good for resellers because it's free to post ads and you don't need to worry about shipping.

If you need help starting out on eBay, let me know. I will help.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Types of Jobs for Teenagers

If you are tired of looking for types of jobs for teenagers that includes being a newspaper carrier or babysitting, then you've come to the right place.

Many of those articles online about jobs for teenagers include those complex job opportunities.

I will show some of the easiest and painless types of jobs for teenagers. All of them are online though. 

I know you've heard about those before, but I tried this sites before and they are legitimate.

Our number one job for a teenager like you is: is a reward site where you complete tasks like playing games, watching Youtube videos, and trying out products and services. Registration is free, but you need to be at least 13 years old to join. They will send you a check when you reach $20 on your account balance.  Here are my earnings:

Another good site to try is

It offers the same features as CashCrate. There are more electronic prizes on SwagBucks like xBox, PS3, Nintendo DS, and gift cards to name a few. They also need new members to be at least 13 years old.

My 2 cents on these two reward sites:

1. Focus on one site only. They offer the same thing and you will get more in return if you stay focused on one site. Dedicate your time for a single purpose only and you will be rewarded greatly.
2. Invite your friends and neighbor to join because you will get a bonus from these two reward sites if they join and become active. 

Good luck on finding types of jobs for teenagers. 

Sunday, March 31, 2013

PrizesGaloreGPT Review - Scam or Legit?

In this PrizesGaloreGPT review we will try to unmask this program to know for sure if it is a scam or legit.

First off the bat, PrizesGaloreGPT is an online program where you earn money for sharing your opinions on new products and services. If you just received a bad customer service from a big box store, then you ought to let the management know. But how can you do that when the management is nowhere to be found? That's wehre PrizesGaloreGPT comes in.

PrizesGaloreGPT offers affiliates/members to voice their opinion while also letting them earn money. It's not much, but you will help the store improve their customer service and overall you will feel the benefits of it when you go back and shop.

Voicing your opinions is not the only way how you can make extra money from this online program. You can also earn money or even some gift cards by browsing websites, writing articles and even playing games.

If you haven't joined already, click at the banner below. 

If you want to earn your first $10, then email We will try our best to get you your first $10.