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If accepting more than $10K in cash for a used boat, should I worry about counterfeiting?

I'm selling a boat through a broker (a friend of a friend) taking a consignment. The buyers offered to pay in cash, but want the bill of sale to say less than the actual price for tax reasons. ...
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Owner-Financed home sale or Land Contract — how to handle the transaction and the ongoing entity?

My sister and I inherited a property in a rural, backwater area rather inconveniently located to where we live. We've got zero interest in keeping it. To wit, we put it on sale and now are recieving a ...
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Tax liability for selling inherited collectibles on eBay?

When I was a kid, my grandfather gave me some collectible items, which at the time were worthless. Many years later, this stuff is actually worth a few thousand dollars. If I sell this stuff on ...
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What warnings would you tell a friend about to enter a multi-level marketing (MLM) business venture?

Imagine you had a friend who was about to join a multi-level marketing (MLM) business, despite your advice to the contrary. Another friend or family member had already convinced them the opportunity ...
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How do I calculate break even on selling a home?

I've only owned 1.5 years, but looking to sell my home because I want to change neighborhoods. Since most of the early mortgage payments on my 30-yr fixed rate loan go to interest rather than ...
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Selling items and exporting/posting to Africa, good idea or a potential nightmare?

I'm having a clear out, to try to raise some funds to pay off some credit cards I'm currenlty selling a PC on eBay, and have been contact by a few buys from Africa (Zambia if it makes any difference) ...
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How do I sell my car?

I've decided to sell my car. The bluebook website estimates I can sell it for X dollars. How do I actually sell it? (and get as close to X dollars as possible) Just fyi I live in a large city in ...
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What is the best way to accept payment when selling a used car?

I plan on selling a used car via Craigslist, and I hope to get between $4-5K for it. I don't want to take a check from a stranger, but I'm concerned that no one will be willing to show up at my house ...
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What forms of payment am I compelled to accept?

In relation to this question about maximum amounts a check can be written for If I sell something like a car or other expensive item on Craig's List or in the local paper classifieds, am I compelled ...
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When to sell a stock?

What do you look for in a stock that makes you say "I'm done with this, let me take profits and go somewhere else"?
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How can I run a profitable garage sale this summer?

Have you done garage sales before? Any key learnings to share? How to do one well, what to do, what not to do?
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How can I make the most money when selling used stuff in a mass “spring clean” on eBay?

Have you ever had a mass "spring clean" so to speak of items and put on ebay? Do you have a habit or hoarding stuff? Lots of DVDs/Books/Electronics you never used? If so have you ever cleared the lot ...
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What's the best way to get cash for an old car?

If I am not going to trade in my car what are other good options to convert it into cash?
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If I have some old gold jewellery, is it worth it to sell it for its melt value?

TV, radio, and print ads make it look easy to get cash for gold jewellery. But, really, is it worth it to sell jewellery for its melt value or is there a better alternative? Do places that offer to ...