My name is Sharon Moss, mother of 2 children and wife to a wonderful husband and my best friend. I live in Hazel Crest, IL. Although I live in IL which is the birthplace of the TY company, I am not related in any way to "Ty Warner" creator of the Beanie Babies. So since I am not the famous "Ty Warner," I will have to tell you a little bit about myself so that you can be confident about doing business with me. I have been selling Ty Beanie Babies online since November 2001. I started selling Beanie Babies for my daughter's girl scout troop to raise money and then I had received so many from donations that I started selling them on eBay. My user name on ebay is twice_as_nice4u. I soon became a PowerSeller on eBay with over 680 positive feedbacks to this day. Being a PowerSeller means that I was selling a lot of items on ebay including Beanie Babies. Rather then giving their power sellers stock options, they let me become a member of the PowerSeller Program with means very little except higher fees. So in January of this year 2001 I said goodbye to eBay and moved my Beanie Baby business to my very own web site, BeanieBabiesRus.ecrater.com. I vow to do everything I can to make my customers just as happy as I did on ebay because I know happy customers mean repeat business and referrals. All the Beanie Babies I sell are mint with mint tags. If you ever receive Beanie Babies from me that are not mint, I will exchange them for you and pay for all the postage costs involved in the exchange.You can verify all the great things I am saying about my business by checking my eBay feedback and my testimonials web page. Read what other people have said about doing business with BeanieBabiesRus. I must be doing something right because I have many repeat customers. Feel free to send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org , if you ever have any questions, suggestions or feedback. Best of luck to you and happy Beanie Baby collecting!