I don’t remember if I got an email, or joined direct, but I have been a member of EBates for years. Through EBates, you get a percentage of your purchase online. When it builds up, you get a check.
I once got a check, but I don’t remember to go through EBates, when I make a purchase online. They have a browser button for when you are getting ready to make a purchase online. I don’t like adding too much to my browser.
That little check comes in handy, when you are on fixed income like me. Different stores offer different percentage rates of what you get out of the purchase. To check out EBates, click here
When I sell online now, it is usually on EBay. I think EBay still has the most traffic of all the auctions. They have the most categories to sell in. Buyers on EBay have stopped buying at Good Prices, but this may be because of the economy.
EBay seems to have control over the lead spot in online auctions, though. They offer to me to list for free. Now, if it sells, I get the fees to pay. My standing is still good on EBay. I have sales, and then I go for a while without a sale.
I have had my experience at online stores, dealing mostly in antiques and collectibles. They are just too costly. There is where the old saying comes into place: it takes money to make money.