Happy Christmas to you all – and Thank you

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santa tamebayChris and I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

We know that you’re a varied bunch, and clever, so none of you will be offended by the use of the word Christmas. But we use that term to mean whatever festival, whichever god(s) or not it is that you worship at this time of year.

Midwinter feasting, marking the shortest day of the year, having some festive drinks, gathering with loved ones – that’s what it’s all about. And we hope you find time for all of what you wish to do. And a few days rest, if you can find them, are richly deserved.

Now, for the remainder of the year, Tamebay is on a go-slow, a Sunday service. As you know, it’s just the two of us running Tamebay and it’s become a bit of a tradition to sign off for a week or so at this time of year.

To be honest, there isn’t much to report between Christmas and New Year and we think it makes sense to take a bit of a break.

And at this time of year, it’s also a good tradition to say “Thank You”:

For reading. We know there are many thousands of you out there and we’d love to get to know you all better. But, in any case, thanks for coming by, reading and being part of Tamebay. We remain humbled that Tamebay is still the most read and visited news website out there in Britain and Europe dedicated to ecommerce small businesses. You all make that happen and we love you for it.

For contributing: we get a great deal of the stories we publish from readers. Tip offs and winks come from you and we are very grateful for the intel you send us every week. Keep it coming! 🙂 And to our numerous commenters, thank you too.

And to the various PR people and press officers, executives and employees that we harangue through the year in search of information, we thank you too for your forbearance and apologise if we are ever a pain. You are the people we come to when there’s a problem or query and we often need a quick response. Sometimes you oblige. 😉 But you are always polite and we know your job is a tough one. We’ll try not to bother you until the New Year.

And last, but not least, we thank our advertisers. You pay the bills and cover the running costs of Tamebay and mean we can keep on providing a service to readers for free. We’ve also continued to invest in the website thanks to you. You know who you are and we’re ever so grateful for your continuing support.

We’ll be back in the New Year (unless something big needs writing about before then). Here’s to 2014. And here’s hoping it’s a good one. And we leave you with a seasonal song…

All warmest wishes to you all.

Chris Dawson and Dan Wilson
Editors, Tamebay.com

19 Responses

  1. And thank you Chris and Dan for all the ‘heads up’ during the past year.
    A very happy mince pie season to you both from the North, well North of East Anglia actually.

  2. From the warm and very windy and wet South West may I also extend a Very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year to you both and indeed to all the various readers and contributors to Tamebay. Heres looking forward to a tremendous 2014.

  3. Chris. Good to meet up with you this year and we will catch up next year no doubt. Both of you have a good one. And remember alwaus look back on your 1st feedback and see how far you have come from me giving it you… 🙂 the only tamebay reader who can say that… haha

  4. Merry Christmas to all.
    I only discovered this site, towards mid-end of this year and have found it extremely informative – keep it up!

    Have a good one.

  5. Many many thanks for everything you do. I look forward to the morning ping that announces the newsletter every day, it coincides with the first coffee of the day – they both make a great start to the day.

    As a newbie to the world of ebay, Amazon etc you have helped me tremendously

    I hope you and yours have a restful and enjoyable Christmas and a prosperous New Year

  6. Thanks for another top year of information Chris and Dan, as ever our first stop for any news on the ecommerce world is always Tamebay!

    Have a good Christmas & new year!


  7. Cheers to you both, looking forward to more Tamebay ness in 2014, for the good times in 2013 to the good times ahead.

    Merry merry season from the middle of the eBay triangle that is Nottingham Leicester, Derby me duck!

  8. I tilt my hat to you both, coz we do that sort of thing around here, your work is appreciated guys.

    Seasons Best Wishes and may each and everyone of you have a prosperous 2014

  9. Merry Xmas to Chris and Dan. Tamebay is the best with a common sense approach and ecommerce news and info that matters. Keep up the good work and may everybody make 2014 the best year ever! .

  10. Happy Christmas Chris & Dan, enjoy the break. Tamebay is my one stop shop for all things eBay, long may it continue.


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