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Ebay: Tell Congress “No!” to new sales taxes and burdens for small online businesses.

Dear Seller, Congress is considering online sales tax legislation that is wrongheaded and unfair, and I am writing to ask for your help in telling Congress “No!” to new sales taxes and burdens for small businesses. Whether you’re a consumer who loves the incredible selection and value that small businesses provide online, or a small-business seller who relies on the Internet for your livelihood, this legislation potentially affects you. For consumers, it means more money out of your pocket when you shop online from your favorite seller or small business shop owner. For small business sellers, it means you would be required to collect sales taxes nationwide from the more than 9,600 tax jurisdictions across the U.S. You also would face the prospect of being audited by out-of-state tax collectors. That’s just wrong, and an unnecessary burden on you. Big national retailers are aggressively lobbying Congress to pass online sales tax legislation to “level the playing field” with Amazon. And, as they compete with big retail, Amazon is advocating for this legislation too, while at the same time they are seeking local tax exemptions across the country to build warehouses. This is a “big retail battle” in which small businesses and consumers have a lot to lose. But eBay is fighting, as we have for more than 15 years, to protect small online businesses and sellers and ensure healthy competition, value, and selection that benefit consumers online. The solution is simple: if Congress passes online sales tax legislation, we believe … Continue reading

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Does Sending a Second Chance Offer Prevent the First Buyer from Purchasing?

On E-bay, does Sending a Second Chance Offer Prevent the First Buyer from Purchasing? A “Second Chance Offer” is when the seller of an item has been given the ability (authorized by eBay) to sell you an item you placed a bid on, but didn’t win. You can buy the item at your original bid price and all safely done right on eBay (just as if you had won the auction). So can I send a second chance offer while still waiting on the first buyer to pay? Yes you can! You can make second chance offers as long as you have more of the same item and you have buyers who accept second chance offers (default setting under preferences). eBay indicates in the bid history of each item who qualifies for a second chance offer. Just one-click and your offer is on its way! This is perfect if you have 3 brand new GE Toaster Ovens and you’ve only listed one, for example.

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PayPal – Notice of Policy Updates

Dear PayPal Customer, PayPal recently posted a new Policy Update which includes changes to the PayPal User Agreement. The update to the User Agreement is effective November 1, 2012 and contains several changes, including changes that affect how claims you and PayPal have against each other are resolved. You will, with limited exception, be required to submit claims you have against PayPal to binding and final arbitration, unless you opt out of the Agreement to Arbitrate (Section 14.3) by December 1, 2012. Unless you opt out: (1) you will only be permitted to pursue claims against PayPal on an individual basis, not as a plaintiff or class member in any class or representative action or proceeding and (2) you will only be permitted to seek relief (including monetary, injunctive, and declaratory relief) on an individual basis. You can view this Policy Update by logging in to your PayPal account. To log in to your account, go to https://www.paypal.com and enter your member log in information. Once you are logged in, look at the Notifications section on the top right side of the page for the latest Policy Updates. We encourage you to review the Policy Update to familiarize yourself with all of the changes that have been made. If you need help logging in, go to our Help Center by clicking the Help link located in the upper right-hand corner of any PayPal page. Sincerely, PayPal

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PayPal – Can’t Select Credit Card

If you can’t select a credit card when you’re checking out with PayPal, it’s because the amount in your PayPal balance is greater than the amount of the purchase price. PayPal only allows you to select an option to use the existing account balance or to make an instant transfer from a bank account. This is annoying. To remedy this, you need to reduce the amount of money in your PayPal account. You can do this by transferring funds into your bank account.

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