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I had zero once.

I'd do it if that price is good for you.

it is. just a worried. Maybe i'll require a direct sig via fedex ....
post #6212 of 15707
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wes, not that it is my business, but if you do quit your '"real job," maybe you should consider opening a consignment business?

Once I figure out how to loophole PA law. Maybe.
Personally I like not having to split my profits.
post #6213 of 15707
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Once I figure out how to loophole PA law. Maybe.
Personally I like not having to split my profits.

I'm working with a local bike shop on some consignment stuff (their clearance items). There's some good potential here... It helps to have friends!
post #6214 of 15707
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wes, not that it is my business, but if you do quit your '"real job," maybe you should consider opening a consignment business?

Once I figure out how to loophole PA law. Maybe.
Personally I like not having to split my profits.

Best of luck.

 

Ref consignment if you want to go full steam ahead can you incorporate in another state (DE corp, etc)? PS - I have no clue what I'm talking about but it sounds easy enough

post #6215 of 15707
What's the law in PA that keeps you from consigning?
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What's the law in PA that keeps you from consigning?

I can consign, but I can't sell for other people, via auction on ebay, if I am collecting commission without first obtaining an auctioneers license. It's a totally ridiculous law they came up with a few years ago because the Auctioneers in PA were complaining about losing money to online sellers. The license requires 18 months of school, a one year apprenticeship at a live auction house where I would have to run 35 live auctions, and a test.  

post #6217 of 15707
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I can consign, but I can't sell for other people, via auction on ebay, if I am collecting commission without first obtaining an auctioneers license. It's a totally ridiculous law they came up with a few years ago because the Auctioneers in PA were complaining about losing money to online sellers. The license requires 18 months of school, a one year apprenticeship at a live auction house where I would have to run 35 live auctions, and a test.  
Wow

That makes it not worth the hassle...
post #6218 of 15707
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I can consign, but I can't sell for other people, via auction on ebay, if I am collecting commission without first obtaining an auctioneers license. It's a totally ridiculous law they came up with a few years ago because the Auctioneers in PA were complaining about losing money to online sellers. The license requires 18 months of school, a one year apprenticeship at a live auction house where I would have to run 35 live auctions, and a test.  


Then just sell consignments via BIN or BIN/OBO. Technically those aren't auctions so you wouldn't run afoul of that law. Well, maybe the OBO could possibly be construed as taking bids.

Of course I say this without having read the actual law. Insert standard IANAL disclaimer here.

post #6219 of 15707
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I can consign, but I can't sell for other people, via auction on ebay, if I am collecting commission without first obtaining an auctioneers license. It's a totally ridiculous law they came up with a few years ago because the Auctioneers in PA were complaining about losing money to online sellers. The license requires 18 months of school, a one year apprenticeship at a live auction house where I would have to run 35 live auctions, and a test.  

That is freaking nuts.  Who knew the auctioneers could put together enough $ to lobby for that bullshit protectionism.  Move to Texas, it truly is the wild west here.  You'll never find any of that awesome vintage tweed here though.

post #6220 of 15707
Speakin of consignment, what software do u Guys use to manage all that comes with that?
post #6221 of 15707
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Speakin of consignment, what software do u Guys use to manage all that comes with that?

 

excel

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I track my stuff in Numbers (the Apple equivalent of Excel).

 

I'm considering switching to Quickbooks or something similar to make tracking expenses easier. Anyone want to comment on the online version of that or other software? I'd be able to write off the expense of it, but still would like to keep it reasonable. I'm approaching this as one who is trying to seriously expand my sales (my sales in October are 50% higher than my previous best month, and going up).

 

 I'm going to be selling stuff for friends, selling clearance inventory from at least one local bike shop and selling my own finds as well. So some higher power software, and perhaps a new laptop are in order...

post #6223 of 15707
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Then just sell consignments via BIN or BIN/OBO. Technically those aren't auctions so you wouldn't run afoul of that law. Well, maybe the OBO could possibly be construed as taking bids.

Of course I say this without having read the actual law. Insert standard IANAL disclaimer here.

That would be my plan if I had to resort to that. I have had a dozen or more requests to consign, but I really have way too much of my own stuff to move right now.....really.

 

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That is freaking nuts.  Who knew the auctioneers could put together enough $ to lobby for that bullshit protectionism.  Move to Texas, it truly is the wild west here.  You'll never find any of that awesome vintage tweed here though.

 

Yeah, I know. It's not like I am even the auctioneer. It's complete bullshit. eBay went to bat for us, but somehow lost. The commonwealth of PA doesn't do things the way the rest of the country does. 

 

When I did disaster restoration, I spent a few weeks in Houston for the clean up of Hurricane Ike. I like the area, but would probably be too damn hot for me.....and the cockroaches are too big down there. No worries on the tweed though. If I were to move to Texas, I could bring enough tweed with me to clothe half the state.

post #6224 of 15707
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What's the law in PA that keeps you from consigning?

I can consign, but I can't sell for other people, via auction on ebay, if I am collecting commission without first obtaining an auctioneers license. It's a totally ridiculous law they came up with a few years ago because the Auctioneers in PA were complaining about losing money to online sellers. The license requires 18 months of school, a one year apprenticeship at a live auction house where I would have to run 35 live auctions, and a test. 

What in the world is all that schooling for? Do you get a doctorate or something. Dr. Auctioneer. Is there some kind of surgery involved in auctions?

post #6225 of 15707
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The commonwealth of PA doesn't do things the way the rest of the country does.

 

 

Your beer laws are the LOLs

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