Buying and Selling on eBay: Tips, Tricks, Problems & Questions

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  1. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    I'm over 6500 already.
     
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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 shirt[​IMG] -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
     
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    I like the results of the pictures. I don't notice any shadows which is good!

    Where did u get ur umbrella & lights from?
     
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    Snoogz Senior member

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    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.
     
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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 [​IMG]
     
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    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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    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.

    [​IMG]
     
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    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.
     
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    Not me. I stay home. By Saturday, I've already cleared the racks of all the good stuff anyway. [​IMG]
     
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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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    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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    Have done 700 worth of thrifting miles in a weekend.
     

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