From: Fran on

"Niel J Humphreys" <admin(a)sznzozwdzoznzczozmzpzuztzezrzs.co.uk> wrote in
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>
> In the eyes of the law you are a business.
>

He isn't. Check HMRC guidelines.


From: Fran on

"MC" <any(a)any.any> wrote in message
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> John Hopkins wrote:
>
>> It seems that Ebay is now only going to allow 99p or lower auctions
>> to be listed no more than 100 per month by non business users? I
>> sell trading cards at reasonable prices and have had sold quite a
>> few, they are only worth under 99p so from June I can only list 100 a
>> month. The ones I sell are the ones left over from packs I bought to
>> complete my collection.
>
>
> You must have a lot of "spare" cards if 100 a month limit is too small.
> If you need to sell more than 100 a month of anything then you are more
> than a casual "spare room clearout" seller and, thus, should really be
> considered a business.
>

I don't think you understand how trading cards are sold in packs.


From: John Hopkins on
----- Original Message -----
From: "Fran" <autumnacorn(a)vendredi.fr.com>
Newsgroups: uk.people.consumers.ebay
Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2010 9:58 AM
Subject: Re: Screwing with small sellers


>
> ">> John Hopkins wrote:
>>
>>> It seems that Ebay is now only going to allow 99p or lower auctions
>>> to be listed no more than 100 per month by non business users? I
>>> sell trading cards at reasonable prices and have had sold quite a
>>> few, they are only worth under 99p so from June I can only list 100 a
>>> month. The ones I sell are the ones left over from packs I bought to
>>> complete my collection.
>>
>>
>> You must have a lot of "spare" cards if 100 a month limit is too small.
>> If you need to sell more than 100 a month of anything then you are more
>> than a casual "spare room clearout" seller and, thus, should really be
>> considered a business.
>>
>
> I don't think you understand how trading cards are sold in packs.
>
I have over 700 common cards and about 300 rare/super rare etc many of them
are dupilcates. And also having checked with Customs - I am a hobbyist not
a business, and do not make enough to have to any tax, also the Benefit
Agency are not concerned with the amount I make as it is less than what I
would earn if I was working for the allowed 16 hours a week. The card stock
is sold very cheaply and only covers cost of initial purchase. I am selling
it to help other crafters out. I am not a business if I was I would be
charging more than I do.


From: Fran on

"John Hopkins" <glasshousejohn(a)ntlworld.com> wrote in message
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> I have over 700 common cards and about 300 rare/super rare etc many of
> them are dupilcates. And also having checked with Customs - I am a
> hobbyist not a business, and do not make enough to have to any tax, also
> the Benefit Agency are not concerned with the amount I make as it is less
> than what I would earn if I was working for the allowed 16 hours a week.
> The card stock is sold very cheaply and only covers cost of initial
> purchase. I am selling it to help other crafters out. I am not a
> business if I was I would be charging more than I do.
>

Precisely. You don't meet any definition of a business.


From: Harry on

"John Hopkins" <glasshousejohn(a)ntlworld.com> wrote in message
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> It seems that Ebay is now only going to allow 99p or lower auctions to be
> listed no more than 100 per month by non business users? I sell trading
> cards at reasonable prices and have had sold quite a few, they are only
> worth under 99p so from June I can only list 100 a month. The ones I sell
> are the ones left over from packs I bought to complete my collection.
>
> Also I have loads of card stock that I will never use and thought that
> offering cheap aperture cards would be a useful way of getting back some
> money on the card that I won't use, but NO Ebay says if I sell 'handmade
> items for profit' I have to register as a business?
>
> Any suggestions welcome
>

They are not limiting the number you can list. They are limiting the number
of FREE 99p listings you can have per month.

The following is taken from the announcement: "From June 2010 all private
sellers will be limited to 100 free auction-style listings per month.
Auction-style listings beyond 100 will be allowed, but will be charged an
insertion fee."

However if a private seller has less than 25 feedback they will be limited
to 100 listings at any point in time.