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It's not but OP is convinced that when you spend time doing something for nothing, any income at a later date is passive

So theoretically. Painting a picture and listing it on ebay is passive. Which it isn't but OP gets super sensitive when people tell him he's a moron

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I was hoping an Excel expert could point me in the right direction. I've been spending the past few years actively trading and would like to improve my analysis and decision making. Specifically, I'd like to model portfolios in different situations, starting with simple share price changes. My Excel knowledge is sparse, however. I'd like to build something like this and eventually add inputs for time, interest rates, etc:

https://imgur.com/8k4AVcH

If you know of a good Excel resource for something similar, I'd greatly appreciate a link.

And for any other beginners without a business/finance background, the textbook Investments by Bodie, Kane, & Marcus has been extremely helpful in teaching me finance and investing (so far). You can buy the 9th edition on Ebay for $10.

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Their consumer gear was never very good, but their servers along with the optiplex and precision workstations were always rock solid, save for the capacitor plague issues in the mid 2000s. Whenever I need an extra computer around the house I just grab a $100 optiplex off of ebay, which are a hell of a deal.

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Cool man, I’ll look into eBay flipping as well. Did you sell a variety of things, or did you kind of a niche? If so, what have you found sells well?

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As an engineer that's flipping shit on eBay, I can confirm it's a good side hustle. On a bad sale, I'm making 100% profit. On a good sale, I'm making 800% profit. It probably averages out around 250% profit on each item sold.

Fuck Amazon, margins are way too thin. Selling new products isn't really flipping either, that's just buying wholesale and selling retail.

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I sell high quality Preciosa Ornelia seed beads for both crafters and jewelry makers on Ebay.

https://www.ebay.com/usr/andrealee00

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I’ve been starting to buy in. Bad now, but long term? I say it’s worth a small bet. China war is not likely. Alibaba is like Amazon, eBay, and three more companies all in one in China. It is more huge than huge.

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I think you will do well with your shares. I'd sell 120CCs personally.

I get u/RSGoldPuts analogy though. the teen kiddos arent doing paypal -- they like cash app (block/square).

And starting on January 1, 2023, IRS regulations require all businesses that process payments, including online marketplaces like eBay, to issue a Form 1099-K to sellers who receive $600 or more in gross payouts. This will probably equate to a revenue drop from people stopping selling on ebay.

Not to mention Paypal's terrible customer service, peoples accounts getting frozen, dealing with scams. Hopefully you haven't had to deal with that but i anecdotally have.

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This is a good explanation and the Ben bendarium makes sense, but why is the process this way? For example, If something is worth $5.00, why doesn’t it just sell for $5.00 like on eBay? Unless the bid ask has something to do with a commission or a fee.

Where did you get that name for the mad up asset, I like it.

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It’s a bit more complicated when there are ask and bid prices. The best way to see it in action is go to eBay and search for something very common like a t shirt and you will see all the ask prices to buy the t shirt. The stock market actually allows you to bid a lower price as a buyer as well.

The stock market is just eBay on steroids times a million.

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But nobody made the pawn shop the only one able to buy and sell PS5s. There’s Craigslist. There’s OfferUp. There’s eBay. And there’s more than one pawn shop in town.

Not much different from the stock market.

Do MMs really fill most trades? Source? An increasing number of transactions are filled internally by brokers, and ECNs have been around for 3 decades now.

I’d presume most trades today are matched electronically by NYSE, NASDAQ, AMEX, etc matching engines. Not by MMs or specialists.

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People sell all kinds of shit on eBay and most of it is crap. Amazon is more restrictive with who can sell.

It’s an ok comparison if you’ve used both. I go to fiverr for small one off services. I go to Upwork for serious or long term projects.

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Oh. Lol. I misread that.. thanks.

Wow OP likes shopify.. 😆 They do steal like 15% from all the actual creative people on there selling. Very ebay like model. Terrible.

Better places to sell stuff. No reason to not have your own little website these days and save that 15%. Fight the power!

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They lost hundreds of millions losing Ebay.

Brown bread

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Try selling on ebay, facebook, etc to begin with. It's free. Nothing to lose. They'll either sell or they won't.

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Makes sense.. Fiverr is basically Ebay for freelancing while Upwork is Amazon.

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From Wiki: “Musk co-founded X.com, a direct bank. X.com merged with Confinity in 2000 to form PayPal, which eBay acquired for $1.5 billion in 2002.”

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Wow! I am 19, in community college (2 year) and planning on going to a 4 year aswell. I only have $5,000 saved. I have been busting my butt doing doordash and working 40 hours at Taco Bell….lol. I look up to you as you inspire me to take my business to the next level. I currently trespass onto golf courses collecting large amounts of golfballs and then selling them on eBay. In the past month I had made $800 which is great if I can’t keep it consistent and scale. You have opened my eyes into how much more I can be doing and Thankyou for that!

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  1. Stop (immediately) buying anything. Radically cut your expenses. If you need food, go to a food bank.
  2. Get a 2nd job, part time job, sell possessions on eBay or CL.
  3. Take every single penny you earn or through selling stuff and apply it to your debt using the "Snowball Method". Go read up on that or watch YouTube videos on it.
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i got into an argument with a guy on ebay because he is charging $17.00 shipping on a $1.75 item and i called him out on it, now he is saying i am harrasing him and breaking ebays rules of conduct. what a clown town

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Oh, do you like to read? Check out a book called Bad Paper. You're about to get an education on how their side works. Great story. I think the author is Halpern.

And since I'm a cheap bastard that doesn't like to waste money, when I say 'check out', I mean like your local library. Or, if you like to build your own financial library, check ebay or amazon for used copies.

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Around $12,000 minimum.

After some debts are paid off, that should be enough to cover basic expenses (which are shared).

With basic expenses covered that should allow the freedom to find other ways to make money if necessary.

$24,000 a year would be great, that’s probably a more realistic number for what’s needed to survive.

Anything above that would be even better.

I am not sure how to get there.

I tried vending machines, not passive at all.

I tried being a landlord, need to clean the building out to try and rent it. Probably have to rent it out as storage so that won’t bring in much money.

Amazon FBA, not sure I made anything after shipping costs and fees.

Selling on EBay, not passive, and I probably spend too much time taking photos and writing descriptions.

Collecting scrap metal, not passive.

Mowing lawns, not passive.

I don’t have any extra money right not to invest in stocks or anything that requires money.

I feel like I would be better off just saying screw it and getting a normal job. Seems like everything I have tried has been more effort than it’s worth. Maybe if I get more organized things won’t seem to bad.

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Agreed. SO and I furnished a 2br apartment recently with mostly craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, local eBay purchases. Came in with almost no furniture and wanted to buy temporary items while searching for the right long term pieces.

Buying secondhand is environmentally friendly and cheap. Got a sofa, 2 bed frames, dining table, dresser, desk, side table for <$100/item.

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My only sources of ‘real’ passive income right now consists of dividend income through stock funds, crowdfunding and high-yield savings accounts. Looking to start with digital products, stock photography and web blogs in Q2 of 2023. In the meantime I’m selling things I don’t need anymore on platforms like Ebay, completing signup bonuses and participating in usertesting and answering online surveys (all not much passive of course).

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Selling second hand items in a store front or online (such as eBay?)

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On mine, it was all new OEM parts. This includes springs seats which were a little pricy at $30 each. KYB makes the struts so I just purchased theirs and was able to get a killer deal through ebay when they had one of their 20% off coupons. The front balljoints on my car are a little different and the cheapest I found them was for just over $100 shipped from Japan.

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Then I think you'll love
Estee: A Success Story Hardcover by Estee Lauder.
It's out of print. But worth checking eBay and other marketplaces.

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Why get prime anymore for for shipping purposes. Packages take a week to get to me. I can get the shit faster on eBay these days it seems and that’s without a membership fee.

Also their reviews are fake as fuck most times.

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D2 botting taught me how to script....and was selling the earliest known NFTs on ebay.

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If 3500 is your savings balance, learn to fix your car.

Provided you have the space, Don’t spend money on mechanics. Start with some cheap harbor freight tools and watch YouTube repair videos. Seek out friends that wrench on cars. Learn to troubleshoot and test before replacing parts. Get a cheap($10-20) OBD2 scanner to review fault codes.

Parts: ebay / amazon, salvage yards or rockauto. I got an entire salvage steering column shipped for 60 to repair an electric power steering fault.

Repairs: The windows should be a relatively simple fix. Disassemble the door panel, disconnect window motor. use a multi meter to test if the connector has voltage when the window up /down switch is used. Does the motor operate when battery voltage is applied? Troubleshoot, test replace what is faulty. Window regulators cost about 30 on eBay.

Ac system. This generally requires more equipment. Ac gauges, adapters to r134a, vacuum pump.

If you have the can with a gauge, that is a start. If your ac system is holding pressure, check how much. Overcharged systems can set a pressure cutoff switch and not function. If the gauges read low pressures, you have a leak. Use the vac pump to verify. Find the leak, replace the part or O ring; retest by pulling vacuum and monitoring decay. If it looks good, vac for a good long time pull out moisture and monitor decay for 1-2 hrs. If it’s good, fill with canned r134a.

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Google reviews are easier to fake than yelp. You can umm... did not from me "buy" good reviews on eBay.

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And there is a big difference between cheapest on ebay and cheap on ebay. ;)

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There's a big difference between cheapest on eBay and aftermarket. There are plenty of good brands on RockAuto that sell decent quality parts.

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Call any of those dealers offer them $10k over current listed price on Ebay in cash. I bet you they take it.

Those cars have been sitting for months and haven’t moved, they’re losing money on them every day.

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The nice thing with your situation is each DIY repair can be a total failure and you just junk the vehicle. So, repairing the AC is pretty cheap... buy a new AC compressor and watch youtube on how to change it. Not an easy repair, but doable.

Worth spending $70 for new compressor and giving it a shot.

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Hahahah what a crock of shit. Those are ebay links with bidding prices. Find me a huracan for 110k and i will buy it immediately.

My 2015 huracan 610 that i bought 5 years ago is still worth 220k, ask me how i know? I just checked with my local lambo dealer because i m thinking about consigning it.

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I've not used it yet and so don't really understand what it does other than its AI. So questions...

  1. How are people using it here to create business?

  2. Ask it stuff? So this knows facts, or just makes stuff up, but intelligently?

  3. Why this is particualr one so popular? Is this the only open source one currently available?

  4. My understanding is that it does great at creating copy, but how do you get it to do that? For example, say I was selling a toy on eBay and wanted it to create a description, would I simply ask it to "write eBay description for x toy"?

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Amazon used to be my go to. But I find myself buying stuff on eBay and curbside pickup at brick and mortar stores. Amazon has too much Chinese crap to wade through.

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All of those links go to eBay auctions where the reserve has not been met, those prices are not what the car will sell for if it even sells. I got the prices I mentioned from cars listed for sale, I can provide links if you don’t believe me but I don’t think those numbers are particularly unbelievable or anything.

You’re definitely right that the used car market is fucked, but it has come down a little bit over the past few months. In general, these cars aren’t great investments, I know that. The point is that they’re super enjoyable to own and they don’t lose that much value when you go to sell them, even in a regular market.

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2020 Huracan Evo for $150k https://www.exoticsupercars.us/inventory/car-detail/other/2020-Lamborghini-Huracan-EVO-2020-Lamborghini_394439324658.html

2018 Huracan for $110k: https://www.exoticsupercars.us/inventory/car-detail/huracan/2018-Lamborghini-Huracan-LP-580-2-ebay-motors_325522317899.html

2015 Huracan 610-4 for $150k https://www.exoticsupercars.us/inventory/car-detail/huracan/2015-Lamborghini-Huracan-LP610-4-2015_266107074080.html

2014 Gallardo Spyder, 50th anniversary edition with special paint color for $111k https://www.exoticsupercars.us/inventory/car-detail/gallardo/2014-Lamborghini-Gallardo-LP550-2-Spyder-Rare_234881807754.html

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Go on eBay and search for a product any product at all u will get zero results..... Buying puts lol

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15 lbs on eBay img

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Start a small “company” eBay. Mowing lawns. Shoveling driveways. Learn customer support and how to bill people and manage money. You can read about it all day but the hands on experience will benefit you more than watching YouTube or reading guides. Once you have enough experience then you can move up and move on. Or maybe you turn your lawn mowing into a six figure business.

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Make more money (extra jobs, better jobs, OT, weekend/night jobs)

Sell stuff (we all have stuff we do not need. this week I sold almost $500 on Ebay, emptying stuff from the garage)

Cut lifestyle (eating out, subscriptions, travel, cook more/eat leftovers, rice/beans, shop at Aldi, buy what is on sale, use coupons)

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What do you own? Sell everything that doesn’t keep you warm, dry, fed, and getting to work. Everything. The Xbox, the stereo, the vanity car for a cheap car, the comic book collection, the Sonia speakers or AirPods, the fancy cell phone for a cheap one, the Netflix/Spotify/cable channels, the vanity cloths, jewelry, spare vehicles, tools you never use, just look around at your possessions and come to understand your indebtedness from them means they own you.

eBay, Craigslist, Etsy, Nextdoor.com, pawn shops.

Then work on the rest of your wasteful spending - eating out, junk food, partying.

Be brutally honest with yourself, otherwise you are just going back to this crap in the future.

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eBay is a completely garbage service.

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Is the seller paying fee on ebay or not

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People aren't buying stuff on Ebay. Bearish

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This^^^^even though I get a couple hundred a month from my side hustle it has been all going to debt plus my original plan and I'm seeing some changes in my balance. Worth it. Try selling stuff on ebay, posh, etc. Part time job, or even selling a service you can learn.

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Being a car guy who does my own maintenance on everything, I would suggest if you are able to that you look in to trying it. That is how you keep cheap cars cheap.

$1300 for front struts on a 2005 van? You can get complete ebay struts assemblies that aren't the best but work just fine for a beater for under $200, spend a few hours swapping them and you just saved over a thousand bucks.

Window motors are cheap (assuming that is the problem) and can be swapped out in a couple hours.

A/C is going to be a bit more involved depending on the problem, and I wouldn't touch it as a novice. Unless a simple recharge with some $30 parts store stop leak freon will get it working for the summer.

If you are somewhat handy, you can save lots of money. If you have a car that runs, drives, stops, then I would keep it until it literally dies while saving money to buy a replacement when it does. But buying a 170k miles 20 year old Hyundai is just as much of a gamble as a 20 year old Chrysler mini van. And for what its worth, while Dodges aren't known for their reliability, that minivan is one of the best vehicles that Dodge put out in that era. Similarly Hyundais of that era aren't all that known for their reliability either. If you are set on getting another vehicle I would go for a Toyota.

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Good luck with disputes. eBay used to have great buyer protection but they’ve all but washed their hands off that now.

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From everything you described so far, it's hard to know whether you actually had any taxable income from eBay. It's more common that personal property sold on eBay is at a loss, not a gain. Only the gain would be taxable income. So you need to figure out if you actually had any gains on any of the items you sold. If you did, then you must report those gains, which will increase your tax liability, which the credit can then offset. If you didn't have any gains, then it would be pointless to claim you did, because all you'd be doing is falsely increasing your tax liability, only to have it offset by the credit.

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I had eBay business since 2011 but it’s seemed to really be more work than was worth. Very time consuming. Any other ideas? I sold clothes and I spent so much time shopping and listing. I do doordash and instacart though.. again so time consuming.

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>you needed to generate ‘real’ income in 2022.

How is income from eBay not “real income”?

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Check out “Palmyra home” on Instagram and check out the prices for the stuff they sell. They sell really simple wood furniture like a wooden bench or a coffee table and they make money I was surprised people would by this stuff, it’s minimalist furniture it looks nice they make it themselves but dude you could totally do it they literally get two pieces of a round log put a flat piece of wood on it maybe paint it black and call it a day. I would start trying to flip old furniture you fix and paint on Facebook/ Instagram. Start a you tube page if your brand, every project you do record and post on YouTube. Open a eBay Instagram facebook marketplace store.

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I honestly use eBay now more than Amazon. Just a personal preference

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Ebay. Sell stuff around your house. Then goto bin Storrs in dollar day. Scan stuff and buy items you can resell.

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ebay spent $10 on thier logo...

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An item that the listing had ended (no bids or buyer) will show in the sold section of ebay.

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Their cost control and liability reductions was to sell the loans To the banks and live off what the currently banked They are a technology tool like Amazon and eBay for cats a version of Uber That is the way of the future , can they merge with car suppliers and sell directly ??fleet vehicles and new vehicles?

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What does “ended in ebay sold” mean?

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We will definitely see what happens. I mean the fact that they been testing it in relatively small markets for a relatively long time shows that they aren't shure if they should turn they keys and hit that launch button. All i can say is that on the German market they will seriously loose customers cause here it's basically the norm to share a account with as many people as possible. I dont know anyone who doesn't have a account with multiple others. And the key factor to the German market is the price wich is also the reason why Ebay is still strong here because the same goods are often cheaper than on Amazon. Germany isn't necessary Netflix's money maker but its at least my closest judgement opportunity.

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I like the idea, but not the strategy. You want to build your ai engine now and sell it to amazon. Jussayin it is more than likely that mega powerhouses are already developing this idea but you are prove to be more nimble and creative compared to bureaucracy of mega businesses so you could in theory beat them to market and if you show any kind of success in functionality in my opinion Amazon or ebay somebody will step in and buy they tech for a handsome price.

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I would go to ebay

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A++++ level ebay reviews on my big brain over here

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Did it for a while but I don’t live in a great place to do it now. Also I found that the miles, insurance, and gas prices made it not worth it. I’m currently substitute teaching. The money sucks (about half what I made as a full time teacher). However the flexibility is unmatched and the stress/workload is non existent (no meetings, lesson plans etc).

I’m looking for something I could do on off days when I don’t feel like subbing.

I flipped things on eBay during college and really liked it. Trying to get back into it but shipping prices and changes in thrift pricing are making it tougher. Working on finding better ways to source but that’s tough.

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Ebay has lots of packaging for sale.

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No one said they haven't but they don't really set prices and they can't sell below the market as that would breach public companies regulation and be liable to be sued as they need to axt in the eBay interest of the company owners....

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I would only add to make sure you understand what actually sold versus ended in Ebay sold.

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There's a lot of whining on here, but I see more opportunities now than ever before. For a while, I was selling on eBay, something anyone can do now, but an opportunity that wasn't around when I was young. It was a simple model. I bought Junk cars, pulled parts I thought would sell well, and scrapped the rest. The business peaked at about $40k in sales per month.

The problem was I couldn't keep help. One employee I had was reliable, but only a marginal performer. She averaged $35 per hour just listing parts. I couldn't keep her though because she was pursuing a nursing career.

I'm in the Philippines now. We are surrounded by poverty, but my girlfriend's family has some land. We've started farming fish here. Within a couple more months, we'll be doing about $2k per month in sales. This time next year, I expect about $12k monthly sales and by this time in 2024, we should be doing over $100k monthly. It isn't an opportunity everyone could pursue, but it is an opportunity I recognized here.

Back in the US, if you have half a brain, are drug free, have a decent driving record, and are in reasonably good health, you can get hired almost immediately by a company that will teach you to drive a truck and start you at about $60k per year. If you have just over half a brain and just a little ambition, within two years, you can easily be working in oil and gas as an owner-operator earning around $2k per day.

I've told probably a hundred young people about the opportunity to drive, but most of them didn't want to give up drugs, or said they just couldn't see themselves driving for a living. Instead, they go back to their dead-end low-paid jobs and complain about how unfair the world is.

If you look hard enough for something, you will find it. If you choose to succeed and are willing to do what it takes, you will find opportunities to be successful. If you choose to see all the reasons you have been slighted and all the reasons keeping you from being successful, you will find reasons to fail.

Cue the whining.

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I used to do this as a poor student

OP, what else I used to do - buy new branded clothes on eBay that had shit photos and where the clothes were creases. Get them, steam them, hang them on a "hanging torso" from my picture rails, photo them, post them for more. Use 2 different eBay accounts.

If you have Vinted in the US, the seller doesn't pay to list

Good photos representing stuff well Vs poor photos make a big difference

I also bought some super cheap pop-up light boxes to take photos of things against a neutral background

Holler if you need help.

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Look at "sold" listings to to compare it to what an item actually sells for on eBay.

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Go to your local goodwill, spend some time looking at EVERTHING, look up sold comps on ebay, buy the ones with the best profit margins, and list them on ebay.

$100/day is only 5/$20 sales a day, 2/$50 sales, 1/$100 sales etc. It's not as quite as easy as it sounds, but the money is there if you take your time to properly price/comp items.

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Put it on eBay and Etsy if anyone copies you send a copyright infringement to the seller and it will be removed been doing the same thing for years

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Yeah even then short term gains.. he saws boards all day long and takes home 30k for a year or work. He should of just did eBay and delivered pizzas

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I didn't know this, thanks a ton actually. I'll start asking around and see if I can dredge someone up. I think I was hoping for some kind of ebay style marketplace lol. This is news to me.

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While market's aren't completely rational you have to assume that buyers will as a general rule only pay what something is worth. I had a friend a decade ago who bought a baseball card on ebay which he said was worth 10x what he paid. I asked how he knew it was worth so much and he said a website told him so. I asked whether he had considered that another website, Ebay, had told him differently and he didn't seem to understand my question.

The pricing of houses isn't magic. There aren't two houses in the same area which are priced close to the same where one is double the size of the other and where "everything else is same/similar."

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Ps. If wix has ok vendor shipping support etc. it might be good. You may find a multi-store policy works better though eg. Listing on the aggregator market sites eg amazon ebay. Also check etsy and instagram and pinterest especially as those have a cult following of people who’s down time is consisting of browsing bespoke or unique or quirky or whimsical products, there’s no dearth of those if you look properly

Pps: I did an accelerator / incubator (I sadly had to travel a few times to a place about 1800 kilometres away) and have had many stellar organisations and teachers who helped me, and have been and worked in micro and small businesses for about two to three decades so, shout out to my guides and mentor of the past, hope you carry your pollution and environmental burdens without struggling and without regrets, and look for and seek change and champion it. OP, keep your hat on, it can get sunny and windy outside away from a computer :) be conscientious if you begin to go beyond only landing pages or market research or brief and rapid exploration of market fit or demand

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Why did you bother writing this post? It isn’t even advice. Plenty of businesses don’t even require cash infusions and can run completely off credit cards….like flipping inventory for instance. Buy item for $5 with credit card. Sell item on eBay or wherever for $20. Get paid net of fees. Pay off credit card. Keep profit. Buy more items next time. Etc.

I’ve started and stopped and restarted a similar business over and over as my circumstances allowed for more or less time. I like it so much I quit my job and just do that now. And I didn’t have to have anything saved because your expenses are recuperated rapidly on most inventory.

I think it’s self explanatory to business owners if their plan doesn’t make sense and isn’t feasible without money. But even then, a long shot can still pull through.

The correct advice is to proceed according to your risk tolerance. In my case, that was about as bold as dipping a toe in the water, i could get out instantly with no cost at virtually any time.

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I just did 2 days ago. First Amazon has become a shittier EBay with faster delivery. All the stuff on their is cheap Chinese knockoffs and I have no clue who I’m buying from and they don’t allow companies to sell to the customer usually. I’m good on that. I’ll just you know not be a lazy piece of crap and drive 5 minutes to Wal Mart to get my crap I don’t need, aka 15 minute delivery (much better than 1 day)

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I got a 1099-k from ebay. I was so confused cuz I read everywhere that they postponed it. Turns out I live in a state with lower thresholds, and my state didn't postpone it, so I got the 1099k

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Implementation of the IRS rule that eBay cites in that link was pushed back by a year. Most likely, eBay is also pushing back their sending out $600+ 1099's until the rule becomes active next year.

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Even if Ebay sends you a 1099k you would just report there was no profit and you would then pay no tax. You pay tax on gains, if there is no gain there is no tax. Ebay doesn't know if you made a gain so they may send you a tax form...doesn't mean you owe tax though you may need to file the form and just say what you paid for it to make it clear there is no gain.

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No -- this was a 20 year old telescope which cost thousands at the time. Ebay did not send me a 1099k or anything.

am I good?

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Good. So hold on to that one, pay the minimum on it and go after the smaller ones with everything you can spare.

Some people will take on overtime, sell stuff on eBay, or get a second job to throw everything they can at the debt. Those are things you can do for a limited amount of time to get the snowball rolling.

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Do 1099 businesses need to be related to track mileage for all businesses? For example I use a portion of my garage for storage, which allows me to utilize the home office deduction, however I also drive for Uber/Amazon and that does not require storage. Does this mean I can only track miles related to my ebay business? Or can I track miles for all 1099 jobs even though the storage is only related to my resell business?

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Either the debit card or the paypal account would be linked to my bank account. I can’t directly link my bank account like you can on Ebay.

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Stubhub is owned by eBay

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eBay

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PayPal and Venmo suck and we all know it - it’s just easy to dominate when you have a full stranglehold on markets but not forever, like they’ve had with the monopoly of payments on their eBay business. I’m long $Zelle/$JPM as free bank to bank for the next few years… Strike is amazing as well with almost 0 traction and a killer young ceo…

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Want to sell hardware to uk, but all ebay accounts is banned :(

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Go with fuji or apollo.

Skip norvell machines, they are just rebranded apollo spray machines. If you buy from apollo it's easier for service.

The entry level machines use entry level parts. Our norvell m1000 ran for 1300 hours before the brushes wore out. They weren't replaceable.

I now have 2 fuji machines, the salon tan and the studio tan model.

You should get an apollo mini mist or fuji studio tan.

Mini mist is a safe choice for starting. It took us 3 years to wear it out.

However, after having a studio tan, I wish I would have started with it, it's produces a superior tan. But is more pricy, you can find them on ebay though!

I also have a salontan and it's far far too much for traveling tan. I run 2! Spray rooms and 2 guns at a time from one salontan fuji machine.

The spray tan machines and paint machines are identical, except tan machines are UL certifies for the purpose.

They all use vacuum motors for the turbines, like 3 companies make the parts for everyone. That's why they sound like a vacuum. There is a tradeoff between noise, weight and performance. Pick 2.

The salontan has good performance and is low noise, but not portable.

And again, please don't under estimate ebay. I bought my first machine new, but now I buy higher end equipment used rather than low end new, I find this to be better.

It's important to save money when first starting.

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But where should i list my stuff to sell? eBay, marketplace, etsy, Mercari, or craigslist?

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I canceled my account the moment they announced their shady fee.

I ordered something off of ebay and the seller sent me the wrong shipping information. The item got delivered to the wrong place and time, I fought ebay and paypal, the seller even admitted fault with email proof.

They still wouldn't refund my money, fuck paypal, let's sink another terrible payment company, no need for it to exist.

If I was crazy rich I would have absolutely sued the seller and paypal out of pettiness.

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I sell stuff online -- ebay/amazon/company website. Buy low, sell high. Buy in bulk get bulk discounts sell in smaller quantity. Most of the stuff I sell has amazing margins.

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Congratulations dude, website is nice, products I guess. As you said there always will be some jerks. I did ebay selling from China. And I usually did refund people. Let them keep the shit and so on.. One day I got into fight with some typical Karen and she was really big idiot . So I lost my ebay account, got my money locked for 6 months on Paypal. I should just sent her back fucking $30 but that month I got already 7 or 8 refunds and just was enough for me I mean there is lots of competition and jerks who wants to fck up your business.... So this is what you said correct until some point. After all everything is about energy and how we handle that. Most of people are decent as you said . Good luck with business and stay strong!

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How you know we haven’t reached the bottom is you got regarded scalpers selling Disneyland water on eBay, and speculators buying the adani dip. Not even close to the S&P bottom img

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A 1099k merely lists your transactions, it doesn't have anything to do with whether you have earned income. So regardless of whether you have a 1099k, you need to report that income, provided it's positive. But you only need to report your income net of expenses.

So yes, even if you don't receive a 1099k, you should still write off expenses when you report your eBay business income.

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Everyone is an online retailer now. You mean that Walmart allowed third party sellers now? Have you checked it out? It's a complete and utter disaster. But to the opposite, eBay which was amazons biggest competitor has completely died....also Walmart has been around for a while now it's not as if it's new.

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Neither is a business. Start by solving a problem lots of people have. They need fashionable crochet clothing. Then decide who they will find you (Etsy, Pinterest, eBay, google search ads to a website.) then build and sell. Try everything, amplify what works.

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