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Depends on if you count 100 purchases as one investment or 100.

 

Sarcasm? I'm reading this as a well duh.

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Hardest part now is figuring out a name for my store- How dumb does Canadian Couture sound LOL

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I read that as Canadian Coochie...not good

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Originally Posted by Lirum View Post

Sarcasm? I'm reading this as a well duh.

I'm still trying to decipher the point of your post as well. fistbump.gif
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Originally Posted by Lirum View Post
 

 

Sarcasm? I'm reading this as a well duh.

 

 

But a serious answer to your question. I don't think that the concept of time value of money applies to material goods being bought and sold. I don't buy stuff with the intention that they're going to go up in price. I buy them with the knowledge that they're worth more in a broader marketplace than the price I pay for them locally. This is where the similarities to buying and selling stock/commodities ends. I don't KNOW that my NFLX stock is going to go up in value, I make an educated guess that it will. I don't know with absolute certainty that my savings account will continue to accrue interest, I assume that it will because it always has. But that pair of Edward Green shoes that I bought for $10 and sold for $180? That's just knowledge being leveraged into cold hard cash...

 

I want to be able to say, "I made X profit on item Y in time Z". Why? Because it feels good and helps me understand easily what is selling when. As we all know from having watched GI Joe as kids, knowing is half the battle.

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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post
 

 

 

But a serious answer to your question. I don't think that the concept of time value of money applies to material goods being bought and sold. I don't buy stuff with the intention that they're going to go up in price. I buy them with the knowledge that they're worth more in a broader marketplace than the price I pay for them locally. This is where the similarities to buying and selling stock/commodities ends. I don't KNOW that my NFLX stock is going to go up in value, I make an educated guess that it will. I don't know with absolute certainty that my savings account will continue to accrue interest, I assume that it will because it always has. But that pair of Edward Green shoes that I bought for $10 and sold for $180? That's just knowledge being leveraged into cold hard cash...

 

I want to be able to say, "I made X profit on item Y in time Z". Why? Because it feels good and helps me understand easily what is selling when. As we all know from having watched GI Joe as kids, knowing is half the battle.

 

Time value of money is not only used to buy stocks, every single business/enterprise in the world uses this concept, as do you but apparently it is not consciously (see bolded).

 

Sounds like you may be confusing the term inflation with time value of money.  

post #12547 of 14453
If you're going to define it that loosely, then I suppose I do. But every definition I can find online seems to define time value of money as basically inflation. Used clothing most definitely does not get more valuable with time passing.
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post
 

Nope. Thank You is no more. Got my bags from Uline. Will search harder for a cheaper comparable product next time, so far I have not found it. It's hard to beat the fact that Uline delivers in less than 24 hours.

Digging up an old post now that I actually listed a bunch of stuff and have sold a few things. What are you using as a Thank You Bag now? A resealable bag from ULine in what size? Had to ship a tie this morning and I rolled it, wrapped it in tissue paper than stuck that into a 12x18 resealable bag that you recommended for jackets and suits. Had to fold it 3 times which seems Klugy so would like to order some smaller ones. I then stuck this in a 6x3x3 box.

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I ship my ties in a box bout the size of a SFR, then into a large size poly, folded over and taped.  Looks great, and protects the tie from weather and some crushing...I hate receiving ties just in a bag, they are flat and wrinkles or creases almost seam permanent.

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What happens now? Do they keep it at the Post Office and require them to pick it up or mail it back to me?

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Undeliverable as Addressed

May-07-14, 18:10 PM, BOWIE, MD 20716

Notice Left (No Authorized Recipient Available)

May-07-14, 15:36 PM, BOWIE, MD 20716

Out for Delivery

May-07-14, 08:34 AM, BOWIE, MD 20716

 

 

Am I going to wind up with bad feedback because I required signature confirmation for an expensive suit?

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No, sig confirm is a way of protecting yourself via eBay's terms
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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post
 

What happens now? Do they keep it at the Post Office and require them to pick it up or mail it back to me?

 

Am I going to wind up with bad feedback because I required signature confirmation for an expensive suit?

 

Sounds like there is no adult to sign for it when attempting delivery, so they hold it at the PO and the buyer gets a note to go pick it up...I know someone here did get negative feedback from a buyer because they had to go to the PO to pick up their package, which sucked, so hopefully this one works out for you in that they get their package and appreciate you taking the care to send it sig required.

 

I put a blurb in my listings to that effect, on higher-priced items: "Will be shipped with signature required - cannot ship to a PO Box. "

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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post
 

 

Tracking info gets uploaded automatically when I buy postage thru eBay/PayPal - covered that one for sure.

I had a case opened on this exact problem. Guy moved. didn't change his paypal address. I provided all the detail. 

 

Shows up as one of my 6 defects.

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Originally Posted by concealed View Post
 

 

I track by each swipe of the one dedicated credit card for thrift purchases, from 1 tie to $150 total that is a single line on my inventory spreadsheet.  So essentially track by receipt, and file the carbon copy, not on a per item basis.

in eastern NC, the guy who own's the goodwill franchise will not accept plastic of any kind. Why? he's a cheap bastard and doesn't want to spend the money on an point of sale system or give up the % to the credit card companies. Its Cash or check only. And if someone writes a check, they have a manual print out of bad check writers they have to review before they can accept it. 

 

I've got an app named Piiki on my iPhone that photo's the receipt and uses OCR to import it and then upload it to iCloud. a total PITA, but less than carrying around 150 receipts for $8. 

 

Everywhere else....its the paypal debit card.

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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post
 

Digging up an old post now that I actually listed a bunch of stuff and have sold a few things. What are you using as a Thank You Bag now? A resealable bag from ULine in what size? Had to ship a tie this morning and I rolled it, wrapped it in tissue paper than stuck that into a 12x18 resealable bag that you recommended for jackets and suits. Had to fold it 3 times which seems Klugy so would like to order some smaller ones. I then stuck this in a 6x3x3 box.

I use the 6x9 clear plastic bag for ties.

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