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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by HansderHund, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    This. It just has to look nice.


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    I meant to refund a buyer $5 once and sent her $105 (entire purchase price). She never replied to my request for the money or even said thank you for the free down jacket. Some people are just plain evil...
     
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    Tax related question - are you supposed to include shipping costs in your cost of goods sold? Or is it a business expense?

    From what I remember in accounting classes shipping should be an expense, though it seems people are reporting both ways? I have how much each item sold for, shipping charged (or free shipping), etc, just not sure how I'm supposed to report it.
     
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    I would feel terrible doing that to somebody. Geez.
     
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    This was a year or so ago - doubt I can dig up the info...
     
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    Thanks spoo and wes. One of the biggest lessons here is in general buy the patterns that the largest audience wants, not what I like. It's a common sense thing, but sometimes common sense is not common enough!
     
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    Good job remembering the rule. COGS only includes procurement expenses, not selling expenses. So, any shipping you pay to buy an item (like if you e-thrift something to flip) can go into COGS. But, any shipping you pay to get a sold item to a buyer goes in expenses (our lingo is SGnA - selling, general, and administrative). On a tax return, I usually put it in "other" then break it out on the back of Schedule C unless a client is adamant they want it somewhere else.
     
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    I did that to @Fueco once. I sent him a ton of money by mistake and freaked out because I was new here. He just refunded it to me and we had a laugh at my expense. Well, I got my money back so I guess the laugh was free?
     
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    but the heart attack wasn't.
     
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    I came across an app called Scrobbld tonight as I was browsing around.

    I have never used it nor did I spend much time vetting the quality.

    But, wanted to know if anyone here has had any experience with it in the past, if so, any benefits?
     
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    Those horizontal striped ties don't sell very well, it took me a few months to unload a few I had for very little profit. I avoid the horizontal stripes now (unless of course I find a Kiton or Isaia). The red tie looks like electrified sperm.
     
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    Is there a specific term for these leather ferragamo shoes that I can use in the title? Calling them 'Beige Oxfords' doesn't seem right and I feel like I'm missing something. Thanks!

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    Horizontal stripes are a go on square-end knits, both silk and wool. I've done incredibly well with them and I am also personally a fan, more than on a regular tie. Maybe it's more pleasing to the eye on a rectangular tie?
     
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    Ive got a new auction title. thanks!
     
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