Can You Start a Successful Home Business Selling Collectibles?

Someone on Reddit had a BF with a lot of collectible action figures, and an idea to create a home business selling them for profit. This was my answer, edited, explaining how I think about selling and space issues.

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Item Not As Described: INAD/SNAD on Ebay

If you make a mistake in a post, and the buyer finds out the item was not what they expected, then they can report it and request a refund. Ebay will rule in the customer’s favor, because the “item was not as described.” INAD.

Here are three situations when I had an INAD:

  • I went with the book Ebay catalog, and it was wrong.
  • I sent the wrong thing.
  • I made a listing error.

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What is VeRO, Ebay’s Intellectual Property Protection System?

I just got busted by VeRO, for using a trademark on an item that wasn’t produced by the trademark’s owner, Lego. I was in the wrong, and they were well within their rights to report it. What is Ebay VeRO?

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Packing and Sending a Box of Books Overseas (to the UK)

The Finnish Language Lot finally sold, to an international buyer, and I’ve packed the books up for delivery. This article explains packing books to weather the international trip, and learn a little bit about Media Mail (formerly known as Book Rate).

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