"My First Experience In A Faraway Land"

Written by Jane Fulton

~~My First Experience in A Faraway Land~~ by: Jane Fulton

When I first came onrepparttar net, I was so bewildered! It was as if I had traveled to a faraway land and everyone spoke a foreign language. I couldn't understand them and they couldn't understand me. When I asked for directions, it didn't help. I didn't understand enough ofrepparttar 109471 language to communicate properly, or to understandrepparttar 109472 directions. I felt so foolish!

Well, you either have to learn enough ofrepparttar 109473 language to manage or go home. Now that you are faced with that decision, you either takerepparttar 109474 easy way out and go home, or findrepparttar 109475 resources to help you survive. I became so frustrated, that I almost tookrepparttar 109476 easy way out and went home more than once. Then I was blessed to readrepparttar 109477 right ad and findrepparttar 109478 help and support I needed. My greatest supporter was Brenda Ruple http://www.aunt-b.bigstep.com When I needed to cry, she was there, when I needed to yell, she was there.........I don't know what I would have done without her support!

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"Had The Winning Bid, did you?"

Written by Jane Fulton

Had The Winning Bid, did you? (c)janes-place

You arrive at an online auction and are eager to start bidding. You start looking atrepparttar descriptions and pictures of items you are interested in. Thenrepparttar 109470 bidding starts.............

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First, contactrepparttar 109481 person sellingrepparttar 109482 merchandise. Mistakes *do* happpen. Be sure to keep a copy ofrepparttar 109483 correspondance [mail or email], between you andrepparttar 109484 seller.

Didn't get anywhere with that approach?

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