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Offline Doug Rose

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Telephone Museum Waltham MA Phone Consignment
« on: June 22, 2018, 01:24:16 PM »
The Telephone Museum Waltham MA is accepting Telephones for Consignment. Lobby of the area the Museum is in has a large case. I have some extras there now since I no longer sell on eBay and CL seems to have dried up in my area. You set your price and they sell for whatever they want win ...win....Doug
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Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Telephone Museum Waltham MA Phone Consignment
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2018, 03:20:24 PM »
Do you have contact info for them? What is thier cut?
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Re: Telephone Museum Waltham MA Phone Consignment
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2018, 03:58:46 PM »
Harry....I told them what I want for the phone (s)  and when it sells that is what I get. Whatever mark up they put on it is up to them. Just started, those are my phones in the picture....Doug
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Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Telephone Museum Waltham MA Phone Consignment
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2018, 04:42:49 PM »
OK, got it.
How do we contact them?
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Offline Desert Phone Guy

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Re: Telephone Museum Waltham MA Phone Consignment
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2018, 05:24:26 PM »
Why did you stop selling on Ebay?

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Re: Telephone Museum Waltham MA Phone Consignment
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2018, 09:42:50 PM »
Steve.... eBay fees....PayPal fees....State taxes....Federal Taxes...after buying the phone and returning it, I was losing money....Doug
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Offline Desert Phone Guy

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Re: Telephone Museum Waltham MA Phone Consignment
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2018, 11:46:41 PM »
I was just curious.... Most of the local malls in my area charge from 30-40% consignment  commission on the sales price, unless you take a space in the mall.  Booth rent is $100-$125 per month whether I sell anything or not, plus 10 % commission on the sales I do make in the mall.  I usually consign..  Ebay is about 11% and paypal is 3%, so that works out to 14 %.  The seller pays for the shipping costs... I don't mind packaging, as it gets rid of the surplus newspapers, and the boxes are free from USPS. 

I try not to ship anything that won't fit in a flat rate box.

Best place to sell is directly to an individual, or at a show.  Since I moved West, the only show I have attended is the TCI show in Anaheim, which is a 4 hour show, and an 8 hour drive for me.


Offline tubaman

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Re: Telephone Museum Waltham MA Phone Consignment
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2018, 03:46:24 AM »
Steve.... eBay fees....PayPal fees....State taxes....Federal Taxes...after buying the phone and returning it, I was losing money....Doug

Do you really have to pay Government taxes on your eBay sales?
In the UK you'd only have to do that if selling as a business, not for your own low volume private sales.
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Re: Telephone Museum Waltham MA Phone Consignment
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2018, 07:38:07 AM »
Yes....State and Federal taxes for anything over $600. A 1099 is submitted from Paypal to the IRS.

Good news is I have a  lot more free time now  :'( ....Doug
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Re: Telephone Museum Waltham MA Phone Consignment
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2018, 09:31:26 AM »
Good news is I have a  lot more free time now  :'( ....Doug

Doug,

I sure will miss you on ebay :( Was always a pleasure seeing you stuff, easy to recognize that it was from you as always pictured on your bath mat- even if I never bought anything from you on ebay.
In Germany, if you are a private seller, strictly according to the law you have to pay income tax, but I really don't know anybody who does and it is not (yet) controlled by government.

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Re: Telephone Museum Waltham MA Phone Consignment
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2018, 07:50:29 AM »
thanks Haf. I now have this free time on Saturday and Sunday that I used to get phones ready for sale and then list on eBay. I still find myself checking what I have for sale on eBay.  :'(  Old habits die hard.....Doug
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