Who am I?

George Graves in Hawaiian shirt and eBay baseball cap

I have been a registered eBay user since March 1998 and I have sold hundreds of items ranging from art works and Lalique crystal to Starbucks mugs that I purchased on closeout at the local Starbucks outlet and then sold to people all over the world. If you watch the items in the header at the top of the page, they are all things I have sold.
I have been an “Educational Specialist Trained by eBay” since July, 2004 when the certification program began. In 2012 I became a “Certified Educational Specialist Trained by eBay“, which certifies me to do business consulting for eBay’s current and potential customers. If you wish to become a casual seller, I will be glad to teach you the Basics of Selling either in a classroom group setting or on a one-to-one basis. For classroom instruction, select Home above. For one-to-one instruction, select Contact me under Site links in the right-hand column and send me email with a brief note about your interest.

As a Certified Education Specialist, I am qualified and recommended by eBay to consult with businesses, from the smallest start-up to mature corporate enterprises. I have been a “C-level” executive in a multi-billion dollar corporation and have done intense consulting work with corporations all over the United States and Canada.

If you wish to take advantage of my involvement with on-line auctions which began in 1992 and my expertise developed at the world’s largest cable television shopping network to start a new venture or expand your existing venture select Contact me under Site links in the right-hand column and let me know what you need.

I try to keep my fee structure for private or small group classes simple. $400 for a full day course plus $15 per person for a workbook. You are welcome to work with me one-on-one or arrange a class of your friends, colleagues, co-workers or employees. Class size is limited to eight. While $400 may sound expensive, it’s not considering the upside potential.

There are advantages and disadvantages to each mode of instruction. Usually in a public classroom questions come up which lead to some pretty interesting ideas. People often have their eyes opened to possibilities that they would not have discovered on their own. Private courses, on the other hand, can be tailored to the audience. Specific topics, issues or situations can be given special attention. With private courses I interview the organizer ahead of the course date to find specifics for the situation and do some research around them.

Here’s a nice seven minute feature that ran on the 10! Show in Philadelphia.
(Be patient, it’s sometimes slow in loading, but it does work.)