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Bought all the photo stuff locally at Precision Camera.  It's nice to buy from someone who knows what they're talking about.

 

Well, had my first big error today.  Wasn't as bad as sending packages to the wrong people, but it still sucks.  Had a duplicate listing.  I actually photographed and listed the item twice, not entirely sure how I managed that.  The kicker was it sold for $24 more this week than it went for last week.  Not coincidentally, the photography on the listing that sold for more was better than the previous week.  So there's a perfect example of better photography selling better.  I think it's time to take all my dogs that haven't sold for several weeks and shoot them again.  Because I'm sure someone would love that Austin Reed Polo if only  it looked better on the listing wink.gif

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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post

WOW! with that many miles already, do they ever request proof when doing taxes?

 

I am roughly under 700 miles for the year so far.

 

What kind of car do you drive, hopefully a commuter that allows for good gas mileage.

My receipts are proof....as well as odometer. They are all credit card receipts which have the address on top.

 

2000 Nissan Altima, manual transmission. About $50-60 a week in gas...not bad. Looking to get something newer, bigger and better soon. I don't have AC and spending 250+ extra miles each week in the car, through the summer is no fun at all.

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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post

WOW! with that many miles already, do they ever request proof when doing taxes?

 

I am roughly under 700 miles for the year so far.

 

What kind of car do you drive, hopefully a commuter that allows for good gas mileage.

My receipts are proof....as well as odometer. They are all credit card receipts which have the address on top.

 

2000 Nissan Altima, manual transmission. About $50-60 a week in gas...not bad. Looking to get something newer, bigger and better soon. I don't have AC and spending 250+ extra miles each week in the car, through the summer is no fun at all.

Windows down, Radio up. That's how I roll! Hate the damn AC

 

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Woah, 6500mi for just about half the year?  This is your day job, right?

 

I just posted a test auction with my new setup.  Think it's maybe a little washed out, but wanted to do an actual auction so I could see it on PC, phone and ipad.  What do you guys think of the photos (hold your excitement about the shirtfing02[1].gif -in all honesty I'm a huge fan of Ben Sherman, but no one brags about it here, so I just keep it to myself.)

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321154735510?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

Pictures look great! If you want the colors to pop a little just run them though an automated photoshop script (or another program). Should take only a few seconds. Would take a little trial and error to see what settings to use but should be pretty easy. LOOK Great though!!

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Woah, 6500mi for just about half the year?  This is your day job, right?

 

Well no, I drive another 45 miles a day to work and back.

 

I normally do two 100 mile loops a week. The rest are local.

 

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How many miles have you guys accumulated so far this year?

I'm curious to see where I stand with others.

I put about 12k on this year - I live very close to my job. Within a 9 mile radius of my job there are 6 thrift stops (a few more if you count the shitty ones), so lunch time thrifting can be pretty lucrative for me, but there's only enough time to go to 2 stores max. On Saturday I'll make a trip that's about 100 miles total.
post #3711 of 15709

Ok, so it's Summertime and it's hot....now here come the silly questions. lol

 

 

Potential bidder: "Is this a 42 Long?"

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300925610453&ssPageName=ADME:X:AAQ:US:1123

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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post

How many miles have you guys accumulated so far this year?

I'm curious to see where I stand with others.

I put about 12k on this year - I live very close to my job. Within a 9 mile radius of my job there are 6 thrift stops (a few more if you count the shitty ones), so lunch time thrifting can be pretty lucrative for me, but there's only enough time to go to 2 stores max. On Saturday I'll make a trip that's about 100 miles total.

+1 - 100 miles on a Saturday is standard.

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+1 - 100 miles on a Saturday is standard.

Not me. I stay home. By Saturday, I've already cleared the racks of all the good stuff anyway. satisfied.gif

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Well my mileage this year for Thrifting is only around 700 so far. My Thrifting receipts I haven't really kept, but I suppose I should jus throw them all in a box...I didn't really think I'd need them, plus it sounds like a pain to store them year after year if I don't have to use them for taxes.
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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post

Well my mileage this year for Thrifting is only around 700 so far. My Thrifting receipts I haven't really kept, but I suppose I should jus throw them all in a box...I didn't really think I'd need them, plus it sounds like a pain to store them year after year if I don't have to use them for taxes.

Why would you think you don't have to use them for taxes? What do you have for means of record if you were to get audited? 

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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post

Well my mileage this year for Thrifting is only around 700 so far. My Thrifting receipts I haven't really kept, but I suppose I should jus throw them all in a box...I didn't really think I'd need them, plus it sounds like a pain to store them year after year if I don't have to use them for taxes.


Have done 700 worth of thrifting miles in a weekend.

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Why would you think you don't have to use them for taxes? What do you have for means of record if you were to get audited? 

Scan them and store them digitally. I didn't think I would need the actual physical copy...
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Scan them and store them digitally. I didn't think I would need the actual physical copy...

I keep them in a shoebox. Old school. I write on the back a brief description of what I bought.

I received this message from someone inquiring about a new Gucci handbag I have listed. She said she was interested, but only if I would accept returns. I explained to her my hesitation on returns on general, and asked her if there was something she couldn't see in the photos or description. This is what she said:
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I just return when the item nothing like describe sometime the item receive that is not the same as its description ,sometime its look good on the picture ,I afraid when I receive ,it will not look like the one in the picture ,it look less beauty, also people say its fake if I buy on ebay ,that's why if the item not accept return I don't buy. thank you

Nearly ever bad experience I've had as a seller has been linked to someone that had poor grammar, whether it was a result of English being their 2nd language...or just poor grammar. They also only have 9 feedback. Most of the time a message like this would be a red flag for me, but it's tempting considering that the bag is listed for $525.
post #3719 of 15709
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Originally Posted by suited View Post

I keep them in a shoebox. Old school. I write on the back a brief description of what I bought.

Have u ever found urself having to reference them for taxes?
post #3720 of 15709
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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post

Have u ever found urself having to reference them for taxes?

This will be my first year doing taxes. I hope I don't have to.
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