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01/03/2020 at 3:06 pm in reply to: You might have been selling on eBay too long if…….. #72413
…you just sold something that you listed 15 years ago! (embarrassing, but true!!)12/27/2019 at 6:09 pm in reply to: You might have been selling on eBay too long if…….. #72184
…you can remember when December 26th was the biggest day of the year for eBay sellers because it was FREE LISTING DAY!12/25/2019 at 10:03 pm in reply to: You might have been selling on eBay too long if…….. #72108
ROFL Old Dad! I think you win!12/24/2019 at 11:43 am in reply to: You might have been selling on eBay too long if…….. #72063
…you know all the names of your post office counter person’s kids and pets!12/24/2019 at 11:30 am in reply to: You might have been selling on eBay too long if…….. #72062
…you just bought 27 pairs of used women’s shoes. And you’re a guy.12/24/2019 at 11:27 am in reply to: You might have been selling on eBay too long if…….. #72061
…you minimize the deduction you take for home business expenses because the TRUTH is not believable!12/24/2019 at 11:21 am in reply to: You might have been selling on eBay too long if…….. #72060
….some of your outgoing Christmas gifts look suspiciously like inventory!
Don’t know if this will help anyone but when measuring pants, I use the acronym WHIRL, which stands for Waist, Hips, Inseam, Rise, Length. I keep a stack of Post Its next to my measuring table, write WHIRL on each one, then the measurements, then push the Post It over the top of the hanger. After photographing 20 or so items of clothing, I take them all to my computer, then start listing. In 24+ years of eBaying, I’ve never been asked for measurements other than those.
Jay, thanks for that link. If you choose the “Global” option at the top, it gives the whole picture. For me, it shows 19,952 total transactions. I have 14,026 feedback, so it’s about 70%. Since I have been selling on eBay almost from the beginning, I strongly suspect they started aggregating the total at some point after a lot of us started selling. My gut feel is that I’ve done MANY more than 20,000 transactions!01/18/2019 at 12:41 pm in reply to: Post a photo of something that was awkward or embarrasing to buy! #55354
Yes, Jay, I feel certain you WOULD look good in a nice dress!
10/07/2018 at 10:51 pm in reply to: Need identification help from someone knowledgeable about golf! #49722
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Thanks so much to everyone who answered, especially Mike for that wealth of information! I’ve never played golf that didn’t involve a giant lion’s mouth so had no clue. Really appreciate the help…this kind of information always comes in handy in the future plus keeps my eBay job interesting!
Good point Joe, thank you! This is all an experiment for me so I will try a messy junk lot next.
Jay is right…you do have to pay your taxes by April 15th even if you don’t file your actual return until later. If you don’t know the amount to pay by April 15th and your income is roughly the same as the year before, you can always just pay the same amount of taxes that you paid the year before. I believe the IRS will accept that as a legitimate estimation of taxes owed.
Absolutely, file for an extension. I’ve done that routinely for more than 25 years. My accountant (with one of the largest accounting firms in the country) recently told me that the risk of audit for late filers is actually quite a bit less than for those who file by April 15th. The reason is that the IRS hires a lot of seasonal auditors to handle the April returns. Once the bulk of that work is done, a huge number of them are laid off until the next year. By October 15th (the latest extension date), there are FAR fewer auditors working and the percentage of audits they can do is way less than earlier in the year. Avoiding audit risk is not the reason I initially started filing extensions but I have come to regard it as a nice perk of procrastination.
04/07/2018 at 11:35 pm in reply to: Do you have a source for replacement photo tent backdrops? #37306
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