posted on Sep, 11 2004 @ 05:03 PM
I bet it's almost time to start taxing ebay transactions, is what I get out of it.
$100 item listing
5% listing and final value fee's to ebay
5% for using paypal or any other transaction device
5% federal and state online tax assesment via ebay the collector
shipping and handling to the buyer.
plus ebay's fee structure designed to eliminate fraud
ebay's intent on bringing in corporate seller's inventories.
ebay's massive tele-infomercial promotion designed to bring in new sellers that can..
"Start your own ebay business"
(since the regular people who have long given up on making any money thru ebay need to be replaced with more
new people that are willing to give away income from their sales of household junk)
The've come along way from a simple venue for selling your extra pez dispensers.
Only makes sense to start representing the long, but not quite long enough, arm of the tax system. After all they already have an open door to their
database of info available to any authority who asks for info on a seller/bidder.