Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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zulwinagarage sale!! urgent..

1. 42 inch LCD TV brand new.. black colour worth US$1k..

2. sofa set (2+1+1)... US$400 (light brown colour)

3. watch brand ORIENT US$350 (limited edition)

4. watch brand Tissot US$500 (limited edition)

5. Golf eqpt-Driver MP600 barely used still new.. US$200

interested pls email at or contact me through this number +6738248127 Brunei darussalam 4 years ago

missmagenta19College Tution

I need some extra money to pay for school and I’d definately love to do this. I recently found a great store in the area where I live that stocks only Nordstrom products at ridiculously cheap prices (sooo much cheaper than Nordstrom Rack). I hope to use this advantage to make some extra money while I can still focus on school. I’ve been reading up on free online tips for making money on ebay and hope to get started shortly after New Years. 4 years ago


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I Just Want To Make Some Quick Cash 6 years ago

instinct33good place for a quick buck

Which one of us doesn’t have spare junk lying around the house? As they say, one man’s junk is the next man’s treasure.. And if you just take the time to do a little bit of cleaning (summer cleaning anyone?) it’s possible to make a buck or two by hawking it on eBay.. Being profitable here takes a bit of ingenuity and finding the right item that will sell. You can actually earn a lot from random junk you have around the house.

Almost anything can be sold to make money on eBay ... I once saw a tennis ball chewed up by his dog (no lie) go for $50 or so. In fairness the seller wrote a really good ad (even showed pictures of the tennis ball in the dog’s mouth.. cute and heartwarming!). A pack of Pokemon cards went for $80 or so because the seller wrote up a great story about how her kids snuck the pack of cards past her while she was doing her groceries and how infuriated she was. One of the tactics really is to share a good story behind the item you’re selling. Stories captivate people, in fact storytelling is one of the most powerful copywriting techniques there is. and once they pay for your item with their time and attention they’ll be more likely to buy something from you.

Another tip is to post pictures… Lots of it. I’ve had experience on eBay as both a seller and a buyer and posting pictures really help, ESPECIALLY if you’re selling a high-price item. It builds trust between you and the seller, and helps them visualize ownership which is another general rule of copywriting. Don’t just do a Google search and post the first picture you see. Actually grab a camera, take pictures and post them in the item description. Heck, post a video if you’re a little more technologically adept.

Oh, never compete on price. There’s always somebody willing to slash their prices to get the sale, and eventually you guys will all drive yourselves bankrupt and not make a profit from these sales at all. Instead, build value for your items. Make your offer IRRESISTIBLE. If you’re selling something with an incredible value, your price is hardly going to matter. You differentiate your item from the rest, and people will flock to you. Anyone can sell a PSP on eBay but what if you throw in 5 games with the purchase? These can be games you don’t play anymore or grab from the discount bin at Best Buy. That may not be financially viable but you get the idea.

These techniques are all forms of copywriting, to one extent or the other. There’s a whole lot more ideas you can use specifically to help you make money on eBay selling stuff around the house (or if you want, buy it at wholesale prices or trek over to the nearest garage sale and buy stuff to sell). I published a book which about copywriting SPECIFICALLY for eBay. It’s designed as a 10-day program about the fundamentals of copywriting and how you can use these to increase your sales and make money on eBay. Interested readers can read the content for free through the site. Trek on over to

and have a see for yourself. If you’re selling stuff on eBay (or even just thinking about selling stuff there) I’m sure there it’ll be a great resource to check out.

OK this has gotten pretty long now so I must bid adieu! 6 years ago


Just letting you guys know that I HAVE DONE THIS! I got into internet businesses about 2 years ago and just 6 months ago moved into ebay.

Now ebay is paying my college tuition. I was gonna spend cash on some ebay books, but my friend referred me to this site instead.

If you’re just looking to start your own business, read about how to sell on ebay . If you want to start earning right away, I recommend you read this article about how to make money on ebay6 years ago

Andrew LevinFull time Online Job on eBay

This is the best way to start my own business! No more pain to wake up early, no more shouting and swearing, no more I will have to work for company that doesn`t give a sh… about for their employees, no more traffic jams. More freedom, more Me and people I care. I got only one life and I realise it just now! I dont`t need whole world, I need a piece of it For Everyone, to live our dreams! I wrote them right here, my dreams, and things I am willing to give for them.
All success begins with clear picture in mind. So what I want to do now is help more people to achieve their goals on eBay. Why? Because I got all tools I need : determination and persistence. Thanks for reading this! :-) 6 years ago

Shooting4StarzEbay income

I really want to get an ebay business going. I have a few auctions going but nothing that I will really profit from. I need to find out what the hottest selling items are right now. 6 years ago

sugasosweetI sell my used shoes and clothes

Clothing and shoes that I can’t wear anymore or I get sick of looking at, I sell them on ebay. Airforce one and hard to find clothes sell very well. 6 years ago


Work on My Home 6 years ago

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