Welcome Bonanza's 2nd Seller Advisory Panel

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A huge shout-out to all our wonderful sellers who applied to join our Seller Advisory Panel! We were thrilled to see all the applicants and wish we could include everyone! In appreciation for your enthusiasm for Bonanza, we will be awarding 1000 tokens to all who applied. We hope you will take advantage of other opportunities to get involved, whether on the community forum or sharing on social media. We sincerely thank you for your continued support and passion.

The panelists that have accepted this new role represent diversity in our marketplace both in product representation as well as business size and technical experience. We are looking forward to hearing unfiltered feedback that will provide data and insights to help guide our roadmap in the coming year.

To introduce this new group, we asked each of the panelists to provide a brief biography. Without further ado, we are proud to introduce Bonanza's 2nd Seller Advisory Panel:

Tom Halfacer from ShopperLane Surplus & Resale

I am Tom (aka tomwayne1) and have been selling on Bonanza in my ShopperLane Surplus & Resale booth since 2008. My booth features an eclectic mix of things, from DVD movies and music CDs to hobby/craft supplies and tools. I enjoy visiting the Community pages to answer questions and offer advice on making the best use of Bonanza as a selling site.

Suzanne Cottone from My Mom's Books

Hi, I'm Bonanza seller Suzanne, owner of My Moms Books booth since 2008.  When you enter My Moms Books you'll find - BOOKS and more BOOKS.  Also Music, CDs, Records, Movies, Sewing Patterns, and Magazines. I love passing along preloved treasures to a new home vs trash. Scouting for books has become an obsession I'd be lost without. My lifelong passion has been collecting Children's books. The fishing and Hunting items are compliments of my husband!

Sharon Silk from Virtual Mamas Place

Hi, I’m Sharon and my Booth is Virtual Mamas Place. I've been with Bonanza since 7/23/2015 and I really enjoy it and the Community. It is well worth having a booth and I have a lot of fun. I feature a lot of jewelry, dolls, handbags, shoes, clothing, toys/games, collectibles, etc., and provide fast dependable service and a super-easy shopping experience! I appreciate my customers and want to be sure that they are happy with their purchase, so when I receive positive feedback, I know that I put a smile on someone’s face and that makes me happy! I try to answer buyer/seller questions as often as I can and I send a free gift with every purchase as my way of saying Thank you.

Tim Eichler from AUTO 411

Hi Bonanzlers!  I'm Tim, a long-time collector of "car stuff", and I've been successfully buying and selling on Bonanza for over 12 years!  My booth is called autonutt's AUTO 411, specializing in out-of-print US-market automotive sales literature, car-related advertising and promotional materials, and a selection of other unusual toys and collectibles.  I have been told these items are especially useful to those who weren't able to purchase their car new from the showroom and therefore didn't have access to them, as well as being fun collectible gifts for car owners and enthusiasts.   Looking forward to sharing my site input this year!

Barbara Rusich from MardiGrasMasksBeads

I'm Barbara, and my booth is MardiGrasMasksBeads. I have sold on Bonanza since 2008. In addition to Masquerade Masks and Mardi Gras beads and clothing, I also sell party supplies for all occasions including Halloween costumes for all ages and pet costumes, feather boas, and cake decorating and baking supplies. I am excited to be on the panel and look forward to helping make Bonanza an even greater place to sell.

David Oelerich with Creative Costuming Inc., Tabi's Characters & Costumes of Nashua LLC

I am David, have been with Bonanza for 3+ years and my booth is Creative Costuming Inc., Tabi's Characters & Costumes of Nashua LLC. Creative Costuming has deep roots being founded 34 years ago with a simple yet profound mission of creating and providing products of uncompromising quality combined with unparalleled service. We are honored and thrilled to be part of the Bonanza community and find Bonanza an important facet in our marketing efforts supporting the needs of the theatrical and artistic community. We are the designers of dreams. Our feet are firmly on the ground, but our eyes are on the stars....we enthusiastically look forward to being part of Bonanza’s Seller Advisory Panel and working with the team in helping to make all our dreams come true.

Matt from Motoring312

I'm Matt and our booth is Motoring312. We started selling online back in 2002 and began here on Bonanza in 2009. We specialize in manufacturing moldings, trim, and other custom extrusions for a variety of cars and trucks. We were initially attracted to Bonanza because of how easy they made it to import and list the inventory we had listed on other sites. We've really enjoyed the customer interactions we've had on Bonanza in helping people fix or improve the look of their vehicle. We are honored to be a part of the 2nd Seller Advisory Panel and appreciate that Bonanza actually wants to hear from its sellers and get their input. This creates a win/win for both sellers AND buyers in the end.

Charlena Stroud from American Military Vets

A big howdy-do from Mississippi; I am Charlena and my Bonanza booth is American Military Vets, offering headwear, such as baseball caps, hats, visors, do-rags, headwraps and bandanas. I have been in business since 2002, servicing both U.S. and international customers. I am a proud U.S. ARMY Veteran with memberships in The American Legion, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Veterans of Foreign War (VFW), and Women's Veterans Alliance. I support charities and donate a portion of sales to Veteran, Animal, Youth, Women, and Cancer Awareness organizations.

Steve Yeager from ESouthlane

Hello Bonanzalers! I'm Steve and my booth is ESouthlane. I've been with Bonanza since May 2015 and my booth has grown to over 1000 items with more to be added soon. I feature several audio/video items and vintage toys including several hard-to-find children's movies and other collectibles. I enjoy the community page here and I try to answer questions for other sellers as often as I can.

Also joining the panel this year are

Thanks again to all that applied! 

30 responses to Welcome Bonanza's 2nd Seller Advisory Panel

  • Gina_Faerie says:
    07/13/21 at 15:49:48

    Thank you to the new seller advisory panel! Looking forward to the improvements your contributions will bring to our great site.

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    07/14/21 at 09:30:24

    Thanks for adding your well-wishes to our new panel, Gina_Faerie!

  • ydfsheri says:
    07/13/21 at 16:57:36

    Congratulations all!

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    07/14/21 at 09:31:00

    Thanks, ydfsheri!

  • Piccicu says:
    07/13/21 at 19:12:10

    Well, I’m brand new to Bonanza. I have sold on line and at on site venues.
    Honestly, I have no idea what this Seller site might do, but , I’m looking forward to adding to my Booth and learning from seasoned Bonanza sellers. I welcome any info, criticism, help that I can get! Thanks ….Stephanie

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    07/14/21 at 09:32:02

    Welcome to Bonanza, Piccicu! We hope you love it here. If you ever have questions we have a wonderful support team ([email protected])

  • EdO33 says:
    07/13/21 at 19:13:37

    I would like to make one comment: I loved the way SUZANNE COTTONE put into words EXACTLY my sentiments about gently used things when she said: “I love to pass along preloved treasures to a new home vs trash”. Thanks Suzanne for bringing my thoughts and feeling out into words!!

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    07/14/21 at 09:39:46

    Thanks, EdO33! We agree with Suzanne as well.

  • Al_Mohandes says:
    07/13/21 at 21:01:51

    I want to achieve a percentage of sales

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    07/14/21 at 09:41:05

    Thanks for your feedback, Khan_Al_Khalil! For more information on improving sales check this out: https://support.bonanza.com/hc/en-us/sections/115000981632

  • SpaceAgeAntiques says:
    07/13/21 at 23:15:20

    Good luck to the new panel! I’m sure a lot of great ideas will come out of it.

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    07/14/21 at 09:41:57

    Thanks Steve! It was great to have you on our last panel!

  • H8090 says:
    07/14/21 at 05:02:55

    thank you bonanza

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    07/14/21 at 11:14:57

    You’re welcome, H28090!

  • BookbinEtc says:
    07/14/21 at 08:17:53

    Hello, panelists, and thank you for joining in and offering your input.

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    07/14/21 at 11:06:47

    Thanks for the well-wishes for our new panel, BookbinEtc!

  • ccmom says:
    07/14/21 at 10:16:12

    Good luck to the new panel. Looking forward to hearing about some new/more input ideas in future blogs!

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    07/14/21 at 11:06:14

    Hi Cynthia, thanks for being with us on the last panel!

  • NecktieGuy says:
    07/14/21 at 12:23:35

    Best wishes for the new panel. It was eye-opening.

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    07/14/21 at 12:34:31

    Hi John, so glad to have you be part of our panel last year, it was great working with you. Thanks!

  • AnthonyBennett says:
    07/15/21 at 01:20:38

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  • M_fb530597 says:
    07/15/21 at 07:35:39


  • jerusalem_store says:
    07/15/21 at 16:47:18

    thank you

  • Carolbrightness says:
    07/16/21 at 00:56:33

    Hi there I’m new to bonanza, I’m really excited about selling with you all. My booth is full of beautiful porcelain and glass items.i can’t wait for my 1st sale with you..hoping people will love my items any advice would be appreciated ?

  • Kirill_Borisenko says:
    07/17/21 at 00:03:15


  • paulmicky57 says:
    07/17/21 at 00:59:01

    Best wishes

  • elite_fragrances_co says:
    07/17/21 at 12:22:58

    We have been selling on line since 2008, Happy to be a part of Bonanza family, looking forward to grow. Thank you!

  • supsilver says:
    07/18/21 at 00:41:08

    Thank you. Love Bonanza.

  • MommyOf2QTsWaxWorks says:
    07/19/21 at 21:25:05

    Congratulation to the new panel members.

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