Time for Famous Quotes and Books!

Well, how about making a movie about something not-so-well-known, from a book that was written by a famous author (Dr. Seuss), and selling the crap out of it? It’s the Lorax! Not to say that it is a bad book or anything, but the lengths people will go to make money is astounding. I bet sales on Amazon for books like The Lorax that can be downloaded to the Kindle have skyrocketed. Amazon.com must be doing amazing business, not only for The Lorax, but also for any book by Dr. Seuss. His quotes, stories, and even related authors are probably hot right now.

He has written very entertaining stories, both for children and adults. There are some lessons there that we could all learn. His quotes seem to be timeless, and his books are illustrated in such a fun way, what is there not to love? So, who gets the money from the Dr. Seuss books and movies, now?

Walmart: Low Level Amazon, or Not?

People often complain about shopping at Walmart, and make fun of others who shop there. First of all, it’s rude to make fun of others, especially if you have shopped there. What’s good for the goose… Anyway, Amazon carries a wide variety of practically everything. Even eBay does that, but you can just walk in to a brick and mortar store and buy prom dresses, or electronics such as a kindle. It doesn’t really matter where you get electronics, even if you have good deals through Groupon or go somewhere you think is beneath you, because it’s the same product. Ebay carries the same Kindle as would a store such as Walmart, but now you have a new worry. I’ll get to Paypal in a minute.

There are scammers on eBay! Some shops or profiles are set up and allowed to sit, or buy stuff from other fake profiles to look legitimate after a period of time. Then, BAM, you pay with Paypal, your money goes out-of-country, and you are stuck. It happens on Amazon, too. If you are looking at the big-ticket items like prom dresses (not the chincy ones), you better go into a store, because you should try it on for size, and the store won’t skip town on you.

Ebay and Amazon: Worth the Account?

There are usually two places that carry most merchandise for online purchasing, that is eBay and also Amazon. Both of them have individual sellers, but Amazon has it’s own storefront. Shipping can vary on eBay, but that’s because it is full of individual sellers. Some offer free shipping, others have discounts for multiple items. You are able to use Paypal on eBay, but not on Amazon. So, if you are planning on that Kindle purchase, you might want to check Walmart instead of eBay, in case you don’t have a Paypal account.

Whether you are purchasing prom dresses for your daughters or nieces, or looking for Groupon specials, make sure you shop the online sellers. Sometime things on Walmart dot com are less expensive, due to the fact that they have site to store shipping. You can’t use Paypal, but you do save on shipping costs. You shouldn’t really buy prom dresses from online retailers. How do you know they look right? There’s no virtual fitting room available. Not yet, anyway.