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Your favorite place to sell online - 4th of July Poll Results

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Your favorite place to sell - 4th of July Poll Results

Happy July 4th, 2017 America.  Time to get your fireworks out and make some noise and smoke. Time to remember, why we do the things we do as a country, and time to take a Poll on YouTube and Twitter.  Which is the best place to sell, from these options. EBlueJay Bonanza Mercari Ioffer ?Take the poll on #Twitter@ResellingRandy

Though the poll has ended, check out who you said were the best places to sell online out of the July 4th, poll options, below.




Shocking News, Ebay closes Half.com August 31, 2017

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Shocking News, Ebay closes Half.com August 31, 2017

Shocking news released in an e-mail on Friday, June 16, 2017 by Half.com (an eBay company) When I first heard the news forwarded to me by Chris Hartmann of Hartmann books an online speciality bookstore http://hartmannbooks.com/ I was a little skeptical but fully intrigued.   Though I am a registered Half.com user, I didn't receive the e-mail notification personally.  Chris also referred me to the announcement posted by EcommerceBytes which confirmed my intrigue.  (You can watch the video announcement on YouTube HERE or at the bottom of this article.)

As a YouTuber who reviews marketplaces for anyone interested in becoming an online reseller, I was not entirely shocked.  Back in November 2016 when I created my 2017 Review Video about the current state of Half.com, I predicted its future demise.
Half.com You Were Once A Rising Star On August 31, 2017 Half.com will end business and relay visitors to eBay.  Anyone who has made a purc…

When do my online sales get reported to the IRS?

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When do my online sales get reported to the IRS?

A top question i hear as a reseller and a marketplace reviewer on YouTube and VidMe, is "When does eBay report my taxes to the IRS". Finding relative information for resellers big and small whether it be about State Sales Taxes or IRS Taxes can be relatively challenging despite the plethora of information available on Google and other search engines.  So I decided to take it upon myself to provide the answer here on my reselling help blog. 
I also discuss Taxes for Resellers on marketplaces like Ebay and Bonanza.com on my YouTube channel.  Here are a couple of video links, but none of the current videos possess the information I am providing here on the Reselling Randy Blog. Candid Thoughts About Ebay, California, Sellers Permits, New Sellers Do I need a permit or license to sell on eBay in California?Should eBay sellers get a license and pay taxes? (Final Thoughts)Ebay Sellers California Taxes, Permits, Licenses, Requirements So…

Why I Like Mercari better than eBay

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Why I Like Mercari better than eBay

After researching Mercari for over a year as part of my YouTube reviews process, I finally began selling on Mercari in June 2017.I originally wrote this review for SiteJabber.com on 06/10/17 (See it here) I prefer Mercari app over eBay.com for multiple reasons.
1. Simplicity of listing new items = Winner

2. No PayPal, No PayPal Seller Fees, No 180 Day Returns = Winner

3. Easy to communicate with buyers through the chat = Winner

4. No fees on shipping (Ebay and Storenvy both charge 10% on final sales price and shipping costs) = Winner

5. Very active community of shoppers who leave "Likes" on products. The more likes you get, the better your product for sale show up in search results. = Winner

6. Currently getting more sales on Mercari than Ebay. = Winner

7. Mercari has some powerful filters to weed out scammers, crooked buyers and bad sellers = Winner

8. The Feedback Section - In my sales, I sold similar items to two different buyers - same shipping,…