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Running my own business isn't all Unicorn farts and rainbows - Tom Ray's Day 200729


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Here is a story about a problem I had recently with an order that got lost in the mail and how I tried to solve it. Running my own business online and shipping out pop-culture and retro things from eBay, Mercari and Facebook Marketplace can hit a snag from time to time. Sometimes I just have to call around and do a little detective work.

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This is a video of my daily life since I decided to sell collectibles and pop-culture items I collect on eBay to help support my art career instead of starting a Patreon or taking on freelance work.

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And it reset all my pen settings so that was annoying. 🙄

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