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#3781 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1592 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 02 October 2019 - 07:53 PM

HA people are so f'n cheap! I have Ben 10 PSP game up for $10 with free shipping. And Im throwing in the House of Flying Daggers umd. Girl sends a $5 offer, I came back with $8 because Im not interested in making 1 whole dollar on it after shipping...........she declines! WTF is $3 more dollars to a buyer?! That helps me with shipping.



#3782 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   16149 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 02 October 2019 - 08:15 PM

Anyone understand this tax nonsense they're having to incorporate? Does it even affect private sellers?



#3783 elessar123  

Posted 02 October 2019 - 08:37 PM

I assume not, but I'm unsure. It might affect stuff like selling monitors and stuff though.

#3784 NoLifeDGenerate  

NoLifeDGenerate

Posted 02 October 2019 - 09:00 PM

Anyone understand this tax nonsense they're having to incorporate? Does it even affect private sellers?

Never understood this shit on ebay. Paypal isn't a fucking bank. That money should be the equivalent of store credit until it hits your bank account, IF you choose to take cash. If you spend it back on ebay, it should be untraceable. When you trade shit at Gamestop, do you put that on your taxes? Fuck that shit.



#3785 Yu Narukami  

Yu Narukami

Posted 02 October 2019 - 09:06 PM

Anyone understand this tax nonsense they're having to incorporate? Does it even affect private sellers?

Context?



#3786 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   16149 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 02 October 2019 - 09:09 PM

Context?

They sent out an email regarding new states charging tax on ebay beginning next week. IDK how any of that applies as a person who sells odds and ends vs businesses.



#3787 Yu Narukami  

Yu Narukami

Posted 03 October 2019 - 12:46 AM

Wow. And right as the holidays start. I guess eBay thought this was the best time to do it as many of us are already planning things on eBay to sell for the holiday season and eBay figures they won't lose a ton of buyers and sellers right now.

 

What do you guys expect? eBay is about the most corrupt, backstabbing website that exists right now. I half-expect their executives to start committing home-invasion robberies.



#3788 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1592 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 04 October 2019 - 02:10 PM

And my first experience with this tax thing, guy bought a game from me for $182 shipped.........theyre going to charge $18 for taxes to him!



#3789 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   16149 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 October 2019 - 07:56 PM

And my first experience with this tax thing, guy bought a game from me for $182 shipped.........theyre going to charge $18 for taxes to him!

I mean, do you have a storefront on ebay or are you just a private seller doing small time things? If they're going to charge tax across the board for sales, then they can Fuck right off. Unless it's something with a ridiculously high ROI then I'm not even bothering. They can't fucking double dip sales tax if it's purchased from a store already; between the customer and myself we'd be charged twice for the same damn thing!



#3790 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1592 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 04 October 2019 - 08:16 PM

I do not have store front. I just list things when I feel like flipping something or getting rid of something. I agreed this time to bump the price down $10 for them but thats not something Ill keep doing!



#3791 thelonepig   Greasy Pork Pirates! CAGiversary!   6801 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 October 2019 - 09:39 PM

In required states, Ebay will collect the sales tax on your behalf. It does not directly impact your bottom line. Buyers will see it in the total before they complete their purchase.

Online purchases and sales greatly impact state income, which in turn reduces dollars to education, roads, utilities, and other necessary services. This is a great step in recovering those funds.

#3792 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1592 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 04 October 2019 - 10:10 PM

"It does not directly impact your bottom line"........it might. A lot of people buy on Ebay because you didnt have to pay taxes on stuff. Now people are gonna be low balling even more because they have to pay taxes. "This is a great step in recovering those funds"...........STFU! Theyre trying to get sales tax from shit I/other sellers already paid sales taxes on!

 

You think people should be taxed for the stuff they sell at yardsales too?



#3793 thelonepig   Greasy Pork Pirates! CAGiversary!   6801 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 October 2019 - 11:30 PM

Hence the word 'directly.' What you are referring to is an indirect impact.

 

If you are selling a used item at a price for less than you paid for it, then no - I don't think the item should be taxed. I think people should be taxed for things they sell at a profit (look up capital gains).



#3794 Yu Narukami  

Yu Narukami

Posted 05 October 2019 - 10:31 AM

What's the list of affected states?

 

Juan, just ignore pig. He's a big government buttkisser. Our taxes and what we pay taxes on are increasing year after year. Two years ago it was tax on most stuff we buy on Amazon. This year, they're targeting eBay. We have to put our foot down or the government will put theirs down on our throats.



#3795 thelonepig   Greasy Pork Pirates! CAGiversary!   6801 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 October 2019 - 01:57 PM

You guys are funny.

#3796 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   16149 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 October 2019 - 03:43 PM

In required states, Ebay will collect the sales tax on your behalf. It does not directly impact your bottom line. Buyers will see it in the total before they complete their purchase.

Online purchases and sales greatly impact state income, which in turn reduces dollars to education, roads, utilities, and other necessary services. This is a great step in recovering those funds.

Taxation aftermarket aka private sale is double-dipping. They got paid; how about they utilize their budget better and eliminate the fat.



#3797 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1592 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 05 October 2019 - 04:17 PM

Just had to throw this out, in some cases theyre trying to triple dip! Someone paid sales tax on their item, it got donated to Goodwill and I paid taxes again on it, someone on Ebay from one of these states is gonna have to pay sales taxes again! Even if I am making a profit Im not sure how anyone can think thats okay!



#3798 thelonepig   Greasy Pork Pirates! CAGiversary!   6801 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 October 2019 - 04:31 PM

Taxation aftermarket aka private sale is double-dipping. They got paid; how about they utilize their budget better and eliminate the fat.


Or you can utilize the processes in place to deduct your purchase tax when and where appropriate. Ebay isn't going to put the process in place for you to indicate your initial purchase price and whether or not you paid tax and where.

Bottom line: this entire system is a consequence of many here and more elsewhere that are cheating - either unknowingly or dishonestly.

"But I'd pay my taxes if the government were more efficient!" State governments - the ones you are neglecting with sales tax - are typically very lean. If you don't like how things are running, get involved at a local level.

Or continue making excuses that help you feel justified and allow the matter to be taken out of your hands.

#3799 thelonepig   Greasy Pork Pirates! CAGiversary!   6801 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 October 2019 - 04:32 PM

Just had to throw this out, in some cases theyre trying to triple dip! Someone paid sales tax on their item, it got donated to Goodwill and I paid taxes again on it, someone on Ebay from one of these states is gonna have to pay sales taxes again! Even if I am making a profit Im not sure how anyone can think thats okay!


The Goodwill donor was made whole through the donation credit. That's why you pay tax to Goodwill.

#3800 NoLifeDGenerate  

NoLifeDGenerate

Posted 05 October 2019 - 04:47 PM

Just had to throw this out, in some cases theyre trying to triple dip! Someone paid sales tax on their item, it got donated to Goodwill and I paid taxes again on it, someone on Ebay from one of these states is gonna have to pay sales taxes again! Even if I am making a profit Im not sure how anyone can think thats okay!

It should only apply to sealed products in the first place. How the Fuck can they justify applying tax to anything sold used? Someone laready paid the fucking tax once there.



#3801 elessar123  

Posted 05 October 2019 - 06:45 PM

I mean, used games from Gamestop are taxed still.

 

But yea, it should have only applied to the people who don't pay taxes when purchasing. Not people selling the games they finished playing.



#3802 Trakan  

Posted 08 October 2019 - 12:53 PM

Take it easy in here, no need for insults or threats.



#3803 soonersfan60   Longing for retro CAG... CAGiversary!   4448 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

soonersfan60

Posted 09 October 2019 - 12:20 AM

Did any of you ever sell a used car? Most states collect on those each time they're sold, and that's alot more money than most of the eBay items you're all arguing about.



#3804 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1592 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 09 October 2019 - 04:02 PM

I have never sold a used car but my dad has and has never mentioned charging tax for his used cars. I've bought a used car and it was a flat price the lady wanted....



#3805 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   16149 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 October 2019 - 05:03 PM

Did any of you ever sell a used car? Most states collect on those each time they're sold, and that's alot more money than most of the eBay items you're all arguing about.

Private sale, don't have to report. Once a title is drawn up in a state, that's it for tax collection. You can transfer, gift, whatever you want and it's none of the state's damn business.



#3806 soonersfan60   Longing for retro CAG... CAGiversary!   4448 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

soonersfan60

Posted 09 October 2019 - 05:20 PM

The title agency collects the tax when the title is transferred in Ohio (and other states). This is for private sales also, and there is no limit on this. What some people do (illegally, I'm sure) is report a much lower price on the title than what was actually paid for the car to reduce the tax bite.



#3807 TuscaloosaJohnny  

TuscaloosaJohnny

Posted 10 October 2019 - 11:31 AM

I agree taxes are too high — I even write for a group in D.C. that advocates for lower taxes — but I’m not sure why any of you thought eBay wasn’t going to implement what is now federal law concerning the collection of internet sales taxes.

#3808 NoLifeDGenerate  

NoLifeDGenerate

Posted 10 October 2019 - 03:01 PM

I agree taxes are too high — I even write for a group in D.C. that advocates for lower taxes — but I’m not sure why any of you thought eBay wasn’t going to implement what is now federal law concerning the collection of internet sales taxes.

How bout because Ebay isn't technically a store, nor is Paypal a fucking bank. Ebay facilitates private transactions, and Paypal is a middle man for transferring funds. I've always said it's bullshit they report seller earnings. If you don't withdraw it from Paypal, it should be the equivalent of store credit, and nobody in their right mind claims their trade-ins at Gamestop on their taxes.



#3809 thelonepig   Greasy Pork Pirates! CAGiversary!   6801 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 10 October 2019 - 04:32 PM

How bout because Ebay isn't technically a store, nor is Paypal a fucking bank. Ebay facilitates private transactions, and Paypal is a middle man for transferring funds. I've always said it's bullshit they report seller earnings. If you don't withdraw it from Paypal, it should be the equivalent of store credit, and nobody in their right mind claims their trade-ins at Gamestop on their taxes.


I didn't see any of those arguments in his post. Take a breath and try to realize that people aren't attacking you.

#3810 TuscaloosaJohnny  

TuscaloosaJohnny

Posted 11 October 2019 - 11:32 AM

I didn't see any of those arguments in his post. Take a breath and try to realize that people aren't attacking you.


While true, those are arguments I WOULD make. Technically eBay IS a store, where both new and used items are sold.