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Whether your a seller or buyer, Amazon can be either the vain of you life or a great tool. From the perspective of a buyer it works almost flawlessly, you have the little annoyance of making an order up to £20 just to get the one item you really need, however after a little more searching you can usually find what you need without having to sacrifice too much money. I am not one for add-on sales and am almost drawn in to the frantic add-on buying attitude to get the one item i really wanted but I stop and ask myself why am I spending £26 when I only wanted one item for £7.00 - That dilemma is for another post!


I am on the side of the Seller/Merchant today, there hasn't been any real major changes made to Amazon seller policies of recent, overall the minor updates have made selling more advantages. The shipping policy update this year was a great improvement making it easier to change and add postage policies for regions not normally available before. Sellers are now able to set different postage amounts for each region and then apply them to any number of products. The down side is that some regions like the UK for instance have regions that you may need to separate out and charge a little more like the highlands and the channel islands. Sorry folks Amazon still counts the channel islands and the highlands as part of the UK and your postage policies remain stuck in limbo at the same rates you charge for normal UK delivery. 


The system works great for the rest of the world and it's regions, you are able to set different price policies for each country or region. Amazon do give you the options to set different and varying amounts under each new postage policy you create however the system is quick to tell you when you try to set varying amounts to UK regions, yeah it lets you set varying amounts for each region but wont let you save it. You can't fool the system and currently there is no workaround either.


All this continues on from Amazon's 2012 postage policy system update it sees all UK postcodes as the same region.

Maybe this is not an Amazon issue but a government one, delivery firms are the ones charging sellers more for delivering to the highlands and Channel Islands even though these regions all fall under the same UK postcode system. On a positive note Royal Mail can delivery to these areas at no extra cost.

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I have used Paypal for many years and I must admit it does have it's quirky annoyances, the search needs some improvements and navigation can be tiresome at times.


However more and more online companies are now joining the revolution with the PayPal payment option.

You can do so much more with this option - as a merchant they do charge you a fee but you can offset this against your product or service costs.

Overall from a customer point of view it is the best option.


Customers do not need to register or enter any information into a website to buy stuff.

Once you get to the PayPal screen you can change your address or add another delivery address.

All your details are then passed back to the merchant and you didn't do anything other than login to PayPal.

Such a more convenient way to shop online, it's safe, secure and guaranteed for both seller and buyer.


I know not every body likes new technology and are all wary of scams but overall your got to admit PayPal is better than finding your credit card

then having to type in all that rubbish in then your address details only to find your address is not recognised.


I recently upgraded my standard PayPal personal account to business and now reap the rewards

Personal and Business accounts are still both FREE - you just pay a small fee to sell stuff

They both now carry the same rates/fees with business being slightly cheaper the more you sell.


Business accounts have added features for those that sell stuff you get subscription options, invoice features and some.

If you have a personal account and sell on eBay or are looking to set a payment option on a website it is best to upgrade to Business for FREE.

You get so much more at no extra cost, you have more to gain going Business.

You can even continue to buy stuff with PayPal in the same way as you did before.


You can always downgrade if you don't like the features or the interface.

terrywebbs ADMIN
Another nail in the coffin for eBay sellers with new updated selling policies out in August.

 https://sellercentre.ebay.co.uk/business/news/spring2017/links-policy

What's changing

  • From October 2017, you’ll no longer be allowed to share contact information in your item descriptions, images or eBay Shops. This does not apply to Classified Ads.
  • Your contact details will continue to be available to buyers; they will automatically display under Business details on the seller's profile page.
  • We’ve also updated our links policy to limit the types of links allowed on listings.

Sellers must now remove all correspondence information from listings mainly telephone numbers and emails.

Failure to do so will ensure the listings effected will no longer relist.

Yet another eBay tactic to try and clamp down on buyers obtaining goods from eBay sellers outside of eBay...

If sellers are looking to edit all listings in one go with eBay's bulk editing tool (some HTML crap) it will crash randomly loosing all your updates or worse still show  warnings about images or other issues, and unless those listings are resolved those updates wont save, yet again forcing sellers to do more work. Since the demise of turbolister what options do sellers have but to use the HTML eBay tool, and yes it is a tool in every sense of the word! You can choose to editing each listing from the item listing page one by one and this method does not encounter these same issues and you can save the updates regardless of image quality, however if you have over 2,000 listings do you really want to edit them individually?

 Not only that but eBay are currently forcing all your hypertext links to a blank page, so if any sellers have links in listings that aren't set with the open link in a blank page they may all fail after 2017! Thanks eBay yet another epic fail!

 Just when PayPal was getting better, eBay now drops down a few pegs.


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This could be good assessment of how well you know and practice the Five Stages of Dating: attraction, uncertainty, exclusivity, intimacy, and engagement. Each stage is required to form a solid foundation in a relationship and, ideally, the stages should be completed in order.


Now, let's see where your relationship style puts you in the dating game … 

Whether you’re officially dating or not even sure if what you’re doing is a date, it’s kind of strange that a series of successive planned activities with rigidly prescribed rules defines whether or not two people are compatible for a long-term relationship. And yet, we continue to do it. Since dating is so weird, one’s navigation of this world can say a lot about them.


Online dating sites present us with a seemingly endless amount of choice and questions to fill out, at first this array of choice may seem to be a good thing, however this may not be a good thing all of the time especially when having to fill out forms and answer long questions. 


This degree of choice in online dating has a differential effect on the decision making strategies we all make. When more options are available to participants, this can lead to more searching behaviour. 'More means worse' and the ultimate consequence is that we can end up not finding our best dating match.


At Terry Webbs we keep things simple and uncomplicated, we want dating to be fun, not mundane, we want dating to be about you finding your perfect partner or soulmate and not having to worry about answering profile questions or filling out forms.

Here at Terry Webbs you can be more of yourself and less of the other stuff!

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My personal 6 reasons why I choose to ditch the landline for a VOIP phone!


1. No line rental charges

2. Cheaper call charges

3. 30 day contract or pay as you go terms

4. FREE incoming calls

5. No setup charges

6. UK local number supplied FREE


You may all be thinking another SKYPE story, actually no!

I was a little sceptical at first but after doing some research I found it was fairly easy and cheap to use any existing phone or mobile on the a VOIP service. There are many different companies offering very similar packages however it all depends what you want and how you want to achieve the savings. Some offer you a FREE number, others charge you, some charge you to receive calls, they all ideally would want you to sign up to a monthly rolling contract either way, but you don't need to. A small proportion offer a 'pay as you go' service with still low call charges.


I wanted to be free from any monthly contract, which still turns out to be very competitive at £9.95 with inclusive calls to landline and mobiles and the benefit of FREE calls to other VOIP users on the same network! The Pay as you go service offers from 1p per minute call charges to UK land lines, with  mobiles being slightly higher, however this is still cheaper overall than other providers out there.


Setting up was a breeze on the Andoid and iPhone with some simple settings added to the SIP part of the mobile and your ready to go.

I also bought a cheap dedicated cisco phone and contacted it direct to the network, that came with a dedicated ip admin interface, that was a little more tricky to setup but again very straightforward and easy to follow instructions from the sipgate VOIP providers website.


If you are already technically savoy then setting up any phone will be fairly easy with NO need for any apps of special software.

However for those a little less technical there are plenty of free apps, software and detailed support available.


VoIP telephone services for your home or office, whether you are residential, business or developer, sipgate is simple and flexible.


Visit sipgate for more details




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terrywebbs ADMIN









Right I am now going to shatter your preconceptions of the Mac


6 reasons to own a Mac my personal choice!
I have been lucky enough to had the experience and use a wide variety of systems over the last 20+ years. The last 5 were spent testing out the Mac mini. One of my many personal projects was testing software on windows based machines, I was surprised at how much software I needed to install to just do some of my basic projects. Windows came with some half descent software but nothing to do some serious stuff like editing code, web design or viewing pdf files without installing third party softwares and thus I accumulated over 15 or so free/shareware softwares just for my main productivity work.


Don't get me wrong for the average person Windows works right out of the box they even had a cool video editing software tool but it soon became apparent that Microsoft wasn't prepared to keep support very long on any of it's releases and I was again in a position by where either the software bugs never got fixed or the updating operating system it sat upon failed to except it as time went on. Becoming ever decreasingly dissatisfied with the whole windows thing I started working on an alternative, I tried various free  open source Linux based systems, loved the command prompt features, but that got tiresome... Then I started to look at Mac, obviously I couldn't test one so I started to do some heavy research.


I lined up all the windows based productivity software I needed for my projects and then looked at what I would need on the Mac to accomplish the same projects. I was surprised to find the Mac actually came with native built in tools to do most of my work right out of the box.

Some of the built in features;

1. pdf file reader and editor.

2. rename multiple files.

3. edit/resize/scale/crop images.

4. screen shot options.

5. open compressed files like IOS images.

6. convert images/text files to pdf

...and much more.

So from my 15+ extra software installs on windows I was down to only 5 extra software installs on the Mac.

The Mac catered for almost all my productivety needs right out of the box!

Most importantly with every major apple Mac software release you get a free upgrade, something you never get with windows.


Right, now comes the crunch, Mac's don't have to be expensive and you don't have to update all your equipment.

You can keep your existing mouse, keyboard, monitor, scanner, printer and any other device.


All you need to buy is the Mac mini it has all the ports you need to continue working with any devices



It has a very small form factor and can sit anywhere.

These start from £400 for refurbished and £649 for a decent spec new

If you need to increase productivity and want to save on space and time

Then look no further than the Mac mini


These do not come with a cd/dvd drive that is an extra purchase, still it won't break the bank at £79!


...and yes I did buy a Mac mini in late 2012 cpu 2.3GHz intel core i7 / 16GB ram / 1TB drive.

It is now running the latest macOS sierra software and still running great!

I have however upgraded my old samsung monitor since then that died.

One of my many hates of windows systems is the search feature, it never works as expected however on all Macs you can search files, folders or even inside files for content with ease, no more waiting for indexing to complete or finding it turned off!

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Make new friends and message anyone. 

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Your in control of your profile status

We don't enforce profile completion

if you wish you can upload silly photo


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terrywebbs ADMIN

1. Never give your real or full name. Use a nickname for your own safety. You shouldn't have to give anything more than a very broad area of where you live. Keep contact details to the absolute minimum, no one really needs to know!


2. Profiles with pictures receive more contacts, find a recent photograph, everyone is attractive in their own unique way and there will be someone who will think that about you.


3. In the areas that ask you about stuff about yourself – be original. Try and compose something that will grab the interest of the type of person that you are aiming to attract. Elaborate and give a lot of interesting information about yourself, no matter how quirky it may be.


4.  Be specific about the type of person that you are hoping to meet. This will narrow down your search and make finding a match easier.


5. Quirky works well, however weird is a no no! Whatever your interests, there will be someone to match them.


6.  Above all else just be yourself!

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No Winks – Some dating sites have fancy features that allow you to amongst other things allow you to ‘wink’ at other members. These sites may have paid membership too and winking is a way around paying for the membership, however a wink is as far it will get. Winking is ok if you follow it up with a message. At terrywebbs we do not have winks or other gimmicks, you can message anyone for free without the need for fancy wink features.


Don't be over Eager – There is nothing worse than being too eager. It can be rather flattering at first but it can al get very weird soon, so if you think you may be over-eager be honest with yourself, calm the fuck down and take it slow!


Don't Lie – When you’re writing your profile or a message be yourself, it is so easy to be someone else online, avoid the temptation to be an internet superdater. Remember those little lies all add up and can make you a completely different person.


Don't Ask For Personal Stuff – It’s ok to ask questions to get to know someone but asking for personal info when you hardly know each other can come across as weird. At terrywebbs we discourage you from exchanging personal data, you never really know who is reading it, don't get drawn into a scam. 


No Old Photos – You may have looked hot when you were younger, however you are not younger anymore, so a current picture is best and one that shows you and is in focus. At terrywebbs we you not need a photo to join, however you can use any photo you like, it can even be a photo of your favourite vegetable as long as it is not pornographic. 

No Boring Messages/Chat – You might have this really cool hobby collecting stuff however potential dates might not think the same. Always read your message back, is it boring? Does it go on and on? Is it interesting? At terrywebbs we encourage all members to keep asking questions about each other, get to know each other, small talk is okay but if you are here for some serious relationship building you need to talk and be open. 

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