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Questions tagged [ebay]

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

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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 ...