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For net worth, should I value physical property at my cost to replace it, or the amount I could get for selling it?

I recently was a good little consumer and picked up a relatively expensive set of new home furnishings, some furniture, a TV, some other electronics ... items of that nature (don't worry, been ...
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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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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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Can used books bought off Amazon be claimed as a tax deduction in Australia?

I recently bought some used books on Amazon. The books are directly related to what I do for a living. In Australia, I know that if you have the receipt for books like that, you could claim it as a ...
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What is the average margin on a vehicle from a used car dealer?

I'm going to be looking for a used car here from a dealer, and I'd like to be as informed as possible when entering negotiations. A dealer has the car I want, used (looks like it was brought back from ...
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How do I figure out the market value of used books?

I have some used books and I would like to figure out their market value. Does anyone have any suggestions for how I should do that? Should I use prices on Amazon? If so, what formula should I use? I ...
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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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Are there any services/sites/organizations/clubs at which video games can be traded?

My family plays a lot of video games (PS3 and Nintendo DSi) - are there cheaper alternatives to buying the games new? Library service of sorts? Wishful thinking?
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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?