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eBay Inc. (stylized as ebay) is an American multinational internet consumer-to-consumer corporation, headquartered in San Jose, California.

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Why does eBay's 2018 Form 10-K filing show a different net revenue for 2018 than in its 2020 filing?

eBay's 2018 10-K filing declares a net revenue for 2018 of $10.746 billion. eBay's 2020 10-K filing declares a net revenue for 2018 of $8.650 billion. Why is there a discrepancy?
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Implications of brexit for UK-EU personal purchases and sales

Until December 2020, I was happily in a customs union with a lot of other countries. If I needed to buy a hard disk for my computer, it was often cheaper (including shipping) or more likely available ...
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Can I buy a timeshare off ebay for $1 then deed it back to the timeshare company and go on a vacation for $1

Several timeshares are listed for $1 on eBay. Some companies offer a deed-back program, which lets owners who have paid off their timeshare simply return the time-share to the timeshare company. Is ...
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How to classify eBay sales and PayPal income on GNUcash properly?

I tried to figure this out but can't seem to do it. Here's my thinking: income:eBay - €10 from eBay (true) Then this money goes to: bank:PayPal €9.75 expenses:PayPal fees €0.25 Then the PayPal ...
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A stranger requests to buy eBay item in installments

I have an item on sale on eBay for the relevant price of about 750€, I am having a hard time to sell that and I don't want to get rid of it for little money because of supply/demand law. A buyer with ...
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Are software license keys from 3rd party sellers (like on ebay) legit or a scam or ...?

On eBay and probably other sites you can easily find listings for very inexpensive software license keys for all sorts of programs. Here's a screenshot of an example for Windows 10: And you can find ...
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How can I deal with what I think is an eBay scam?

I've recently tried to sell an electronic item on eBay. I listed it is for sale in Europe. A buyer with a US address on his invoice and based in Africa seems to have somehow bought it. He then sent ...
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Income Tax Paypal / Ebay sales (Australia) limits

Work were throwing away a bunch of boxes full of e-waste and I was able to take them for free. I have started selling the items on Ebay and getting paid through Paypal. I believe the max total ...
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Accidentally used a fake name for eBay purchase

I put a fake name on eBay and bought stuff. However, I recently purchased a tablet screen, and they require me to fetch it in the post office. I realized that they had sent me the package with the ...
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eBay buyer wants to send me $700 for shipping to Malaysia - Scam

I recently received the following email: Hello! I want to buy your 1080 ti and to be ship to my store in malaysia I will offer you the amount listed plus the shipment charges $700 all together ...
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Sold item on eBay, buyer wants it to be delivered to another country, and pay by bank transfer

I recently offered an item on eBay, offering it for sale in Switzerland only (no international shipping offered). However, now someone bought it and messaged that they want it shipped to Italy, and ...
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Do I get a reduced tax rate as a minor for my business selling items on eBay?

I recently turned 13 and I have an eBay business that is growing quickly. I have about a 5-6k net worth of merchandise (I just bought a huge order). I predict that I will have 100k by the end of next ...
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Is this car delivery via Ebay Motors on Craigslist a scam?

I found a Craigslist posting selling what looks to be a wonderfully maintained vehicle for low miles and a very low price. I contacted the seller and she responded with this. I've omitted personally ...
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Tariff on purchase from China on Ebay

If I order a knit hat on Ebay directly from China, how is the 10% (increasing to 25% on Friday per Donald Trump's tweet) tariff paid? It's possible that the Ebay seller pays the tariff and tariff ...
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What are the laws about selling random things on ebay for EU-based private person?

I was thinking to sell some things I don't use anymore on eBay and I was wondering if I should register or tax it somehow? I'm a private EU citizen and that's where I reside, and I assume that I would ...
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Selling online - Is private transportation indicative of a scam? Does PayPal make it safe?

I'm in the process of selling some furniture online. I use a website called dba.dk, which is the Danish equivalent of eBay (it was actually bought by eBay some years ago). The website is mainstream (...
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Scam with personal information

I am trying to purchase a vehicle via craigslist and the alleged owner has moved and claims to have registered the vehicle with eBay motors. The alleged owner has claimed that my full name, address &...
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How do Ebay sellers offering free shipping make money on low value items?

I have seen Ebay items (such as books) that have a Buy It Now price of as little as $3.74 with free shipping. Books can be sent as media mail but the lowest rate is still $2.63. I calculate a profit, ...
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Tax/VAT when buying from USA in Argentina?

I am going to Argentina for a month, and are therefore wondering if I can buy things (wooden puzzles) from the US and receive them in Argentina without having to pay tax/VAT? Or is there perhaps a ...
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Do I need to file taxes when selling on eBay or Amazon?

I'd like to sell my own camera gear (for a total of less than £4k) on eBay UK or Amazon UK. Since I'm not a business and I am losing money (I would sale for less than what I bought it for), I ...
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My eBay account was hacked and a fraudulent listing was made- Scam?

Recently my eBay account was hacked and a fraudulent listing was made, it was for a mobile phone with a sale price of just £12 (about 5% of its RRP) with 10000 units. I received a notification to say ...
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Any reason to use PayPal to buy on eBay if I'm using a Virtual Credit Card Number?

Before answering this question, please assume it is a given that: I am using a virtual card number for purchases regardless of whether I go through PayPal or not. I already have a PayPal account; the ...
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F1 student and eBay selling tax

I am an international student and I am having an eBay selling account which is not reach the threshold(over 20k$ and 200 transactions). Do i need to file any tax form to IRS. if yes, which form should ...
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How to reclaim the value-added tax when buying something on eBay?

I want to buy a digital graphics pad/touchscreen on eBay for technical drawings. Because the article's seller is based in Germany, and I live in Switzerland, and because the article is worth more ...
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What happens to my restricted stock in the eBay & PayPal spin-off?

Currently I hold vested restricted stock units in eBay. According to the media, after the spin-off, eBay shareholders will receive a PayPal stock for each eBay stock they own. Does this applies to ...
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How to protect yourself from fraud when selling on eBay UK

I have my Mid-2013 MacBook Air up for sale on eBay, and have already had to go through resolution processes after previous auctions were won by obvious scammers (fake PayPal emails, etc.) What I want ...
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Selling on eBay without PayPal?

Is there a reasonable way to sell on eBay without having a PayPal account and be subjected to their policies? The only way I found was by using a merchant account which requires paying $20 monthly ...
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Is selling items and exporting to Africa a 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 currently selling a PC on eBay, and have been contacted by a few buyers from Africa — from Zambia, to be precise. ...
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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 ...