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post #691 of 15358
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Originally Posted by concealed View Post

 

I agree with this.

 

I might as well just apply the 14 day return policy, to go for top-rated seller status, and hope for the best.

 

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Not needed for TRS status. Only needed for FV fee discount.

 

And that's why I started doing it. You can't stop returns anyway, so might as well get the benefits of having a return policy. 

post #692 of 15358
Perhaps you could have a variable restocking fee based on shipping rather than a fixed percentage? This way you can offer free shipping and still recoup your money for returns.

I may start opening up to returns... as said, it's not like I can stop them now anyhow.
post #693 of 15358
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Perhaps you could have a variable restocking fee based on shipping rather than a fixed percentage? This way you can offer free shipping and still recoup your money for returns.
I may start opening up to returns... as said, it's not like I can stop them now anyhow.

I doubt that ebay would allow you to charge a restocking fee if a buyer wanted to contest it.
post #694 of 15358
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

Anyway, you may think that you have a "no returns" policy on ebay. You don't.

 

Hence why you just love dealing with us SF members SO much more fing02[1].gif

post #695 of 15358
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Hence why you just love dealing with us SF members SO much more fing02%5B1%5D.gif

SF is by far my favorite place to sell. There are certain items which either won't sell on SF or will bring next to nothing. So those items go to ebay.

And then some items, Peal C&J shoes and shell shoes for example, bring more on ebay but I still won't sell them there. Because fuck ebay.
post #696 of 15358
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

If you are doing more than 50 a month, it is time to start considering a store subscription.

 

Ebay supplies this calculator to see if it is worth it for you. http://pages.ebay.com/sellerinformation/news/Feecalculator.html

 

Thanks - yeah, eBay has sent me a few messages about opening a store...which I am probably not going to do since I fluctuate between having a lot to list, and not much at all.  It's like my Netflix subscription - I pay $9 a month and never watch any movies, then remember I have it and watch 2 or 3 to "get my money's worth".  Anyway, right now I am taking advantage of eBay's free fixed price listing days, and then will wait until October to list more auction items.

 

I also got the Paypal preemptive email about adding my SSN just in case I go over 200 sales and $20k in value.  Eesh.  I hope I don't, at least not in 2012, as I haven't kept any record of expenses.  Will start in 2013 just in case I keep doing this...which I won't if I have to treat it like a job.

 

EDIT: meant 2013 in the above, not 2012.


Edited by TheNeedMachine - 9/24/12 at 7:29pm
post #697 of 15358
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

Anyway, right now I am taking advantage of eBay's free fixed price listing days, and then will wait until October to list more auction items.

I relisted something with a fixed price and it charged me the fee ffffuuuu.gif Couldn't be hassled to deal with them on the phone for $.50.
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I also got the Paypal preemptive email about adding my SSN just in case I go over 200 sales and $20k in value.  Eesh.  I hope I don't, at least not in 2012, as I haven't kept any record of expenses.  Will start in 2012 just in case I keep doing this...which I won't if I have to treat it like a job.

Me too, nice little reminder every time I log into paypal. Have zero records though, so I'd be totally screwed.
post #698 of 15358
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I also got the Paypal preemptive email about adding my SSN just in case I go over 200 sales and $20k in value.  Eesh.  I hope I don't, at least not in 2012, as I haven't kept any record of expenses.  Will start in 2012 just in case I keep doing this...which I won't if I have to treat it like a job.

Me too, nice little reminder every time I log into paypal. Have zero records though, so I'd be totally screwed.

Interesting that they let you get close without your SSN (and you can still withdraw money?), but what happens if you just don't enter it?

post #699 of 15358
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Interesting that they let you get close without your SSN (and you can still withdraw money?), but what happens if you just don't enter it?

Well I think I'm only like halfway there, so close is a bit of a stretch. It gives a note about providing it to "avoid interruption in service," so my best guess is that they start holding all your money until you provide one.
post #700 of 15358
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Me too, nice little reminder every time I log into paypal. Have zero records though, so I'd be totally screwed.

 

Since I use my debit card for 95% or more of what I buy, I suppose I do have records.  And from that I could extrapolate mileage, average gas prices at the time, as well as glean postage and packing materials costs etc...if it came down to having to do so.  I think keeping receipts and records just makes it tidier, but if I passed that $20k mark the onus would be on the IRS to prove otherwise insofar as my expenses if I simply gave them a number.  I don't jake around with the IRS (anymore), and I'm not a tax attorney, but as far as I'm aware you don't really need to keep records - it just helps your case if you get tapped for a review.

post #701 of 15358
^ If you have any idea of how much paperwork I have you would choke.
post #702 of 15358
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

^ If you have any idea of how much paperwork I have you would choke.

but you have a legit business....any small (medium/large) business is going to feel the mighty hand of the government. God forbid you get an employee....and have to deal with payroll for one or two people.

post #703 of 15358
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but you have a legit business....any small (medium/large) business is going to feel the mighty hand of the government. God forbid you get an employee....and have to deal with payroll for one or two people.

wives and kids = interns lol8[1].gif
post #704 of 15358

For y'all flippers, the Neiman Last Call site has extended their 30% off sale for an extra day - ends at 8am tomorrow (not sure which TZ - I think central).  Didn't see much worth grabbing to re-sell; at best some Varvatos shoes, Robt Graham sweaters, and Graham shorts...maybe turn a $25 profit per item based on past eBay sales.  Not much meat on dem bones...but if you're looking for something for yourself, some OK deals to be had.

post #705 of 15358
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wives and kids = interns lol8[1].gif

 

Wives...plural?  If you start with that Mormon stuff I'm gonna have to shoot myself.

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