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stevenmara
10-16-2005, 03:34 PM
I live in Wisconsin, and I want to sell video games on eBay. I have been to many distributor's websites, but they all require a business tax number if I want to see pricing info. So almost 2 months ago I filled out the Business Tax Registration form. I applied for my seller's permit (in that form).

1. I still haven't gotten anything back. Should it take this long?

2. Will the seller's permit have my business tax number on it, or are they two separate things?

3. Is this all I need to sell on eBay?

Thanks in advance.

Maximus
11-12-2005, 12:19 AM
First of all do you have experience on ebay. Second of all can you offer a better price including shipping than any pawn shop in the US? If not consider moving on to your next business venture. An idea is one thing, but don't be afraid to abandon it if it will not be competitive.

SuccessfulAdvice
12-20-2005, 07:11 PM
I agree with moving on with one idea if one does not work out but how will you know if it will work unless you succeed or fail at it.

I am not sure how the whole permit/tax forms work, however, if I were you I would contact the organization where you applied. If it is the city you live in - call the city and follow up on the status?

I think you can make plenty of money selling video games..and there are plenty of other vehicles to do this online. Ebay is not your only option.

There are hundreds of people that make thousands and even millions of dollars online with no major experience.

Anyone interested in more information on online Business's please PM me.

gorgall
01-31-2006, 07:42 PM
Unless you can afford to buy in very large quantities, your profit margins on video games are going to be very slim indeed and there's always going to be somebody willing to undercut you. You would do better to find a product with either less competition or better margins.

Brahmac
02-26-2006, 01:56 PM
Unless you can afford to buy in very large quantities, your profit margins on video games are going to be very slim indeed and there's always going to be somebody willing to undercut you. You would do better to find a product with either less competition or better margins.

I agree with gorgall, most video games tend to sell at a $40-$50 dollar range. So if you are looking for a good profit, you must be able to purchase them at the lowest cost. Which means buying in very large bulks. If you have the resources for this then go for it, other wise I recommend finding another product to sell on ebay.

ladydia45
03-03-2006, 08:39 AM
I have always been a little leary of drop shipping but I am hearing and reading that many have been doing just such on Ebay and other places online. Hmm.. Well, if that is something you want to investigate, then I would suggest that maybe rather than just selling video games, adding other items that gamers would enjoy. In other words, broaden your selling market.

But, I would give all this long and considerate thought before investing a lot of money in this business. Figure ways to make money that you can do without a big investment or always have a "back out" plan or worse case scenario just in case.

I do not discount enthusiasm or effort in a business cause that can make all the difference, but just do not go into a business blindly either. Know the pitfalls, the costs, the market and most of all, your target customer.

spc97t
01-31-2014, 06:54 PM
I appreciate the real point about needing to afford competitive pricing. I have come up with some good ideas for starting small businesses, and I do not mind taking calculated risks. I also realize that marketing serves as one key to a successful business. However, it seems that a larger company can so easily come in and overcome a small business simply by trying to one-up the small business. How does a small business owner (just starting out) keep that from happening?

fredkawig
03-13-2014, 09:40 AM
I wouldn't recommend E-bay since it is full of scammers either way, from the employees, the site itself and the buyers and sellers.

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06-26-2014, 02:41 AM
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yourmobilesitemaker
07-06-2014, 04:04 AM
What it sounds like you need is an Employer Identification Number (EIN) aka a Federal Tax Identification Number, which is used to identify a business entity.

Generally, businesses need an EIN, and you can apply for an EIN online HERE (http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Apply-for-an-Employer-Identification-Number-(EIN)-Online)

IndioBailBonds
10-30-2015, 10:38 AM
[QUOTE=yourmobilesitemaker;16994]What it sounds like you need is an Employer Identification Number (EIN) aka a Federal Tax Identification Number, which is used to identify a business entity.

Generally, businesses need an EIN, and you can apply for an EIN online HERE (http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Apply-for-an-Employer-Identification-Number-(EIN)-Online)[/QUOTE
Can you please elaborate that how to get the EIN. Whats its process? And is there a way to sell online without EIN?

MahaKarthi
11-22-2016, 01:53 AM
It is good to start online business. Please mention the type of business, and the expected result in terms of sales that you want. The questions also pertain to your investment and the benefit.

Shannon Weiss
10-26-2018, 04:38 AM
All the best !

Arafen
11-23-2020, 01:00 PM
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06-18-2021, 02:38 AM
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Einsteinii
06-18-2021, 03:00 AM
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Einsteinii
06-18-2021, 03:02 AM
I have a question too..
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I even made a little money on such an outsourcing, especially since the quality of their compositions was clearly higher than mine and they were always passed perfectly) So that's actually the question. Can't bother with them in this way and continue to work? Or try to surpass them and hire someone to write it yourself?

See, if some one better in writing than you, then definitely he knows or have better knowledge on that.
It's all about the knowledge and the presentation or say choosing right word.
You just have to excel your knowledge, read others opinion, observe the writing style they use.
Slowly you will also have such writing quality & composition.