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App For Buying And Selling Items

While affordable wedding decor items can be scored by comparing prices, shopping sales, looking for discounts, and using online coupons, one of the best ways to save big on decor is to buy pre-owned. But where can you buy used wedding decor?

app for buying and selling items

Obviously, you could go the old-fashioned route and visit your local thrift stores to buy used wedding decorations for your big day. But thanks to the internet, there are so many other convenient ways to gather affordable, used wedding items than ever before via wedding resale sites!

Our private community features the ability to connect with brides-to-be in your local area. Each State features a dedicated space to share not only vendor and venue recommendations but also to buy/sell/trade used wedding items with other savvy brides in your state.

A common question from Texans who purchase and sell things online is, "Do I owe Texas tax?" Texas purchasers and sellers may think they can save money by not paying tax when buying or selling on the internet, but those transactions are subject to Texas sales and use tax.

When a Texas purchaser buys a taxable item online from a seller that does not charge Texas sales tax, the purchaser owes use tax. Use tax is complementary to sales tax. Use tax is due on taxable items purchased online and shipped or delivered into Texas, and any shipping and handling charges are part of the sales price. The use tax due is based on the location where you first receive, store or use the item. You can verify the tax rate for a specific address using our Sales Tax Rate Locator.

Purchases made online from remote sellers with no physical presence in Texas are taxable. Many remote sellers must collect, report and remit the appropriate use tax on taxable items delivered to customers in Texas. The sales price includes all shipping and handling charges. "Taxable items" include all tangible personal property as well as taxable services.

Texas sellers must collect sales tax on taxable items, including shipping and delivery charges, sold online in Texas. Texas sellers are engaged in business if they have a physical Texas location or make online sales in Texas.

Texas sellers do not need to collect Texas sales tax on items shipped and delivered to out-of-state locations. To document these sales, your records must include proof of delivery, such as a bill of lading, a shipping invoice or a postal receipt.

When a purchaser buys items intended to be resold in the regular course of business, they can give the supplier a properly completed Texas Resale Certificate (PDF) instead of paying Texas sales tax. Purchasers can buy these items tax free since they will be collecting sales tax from their customers.

Texas sales tax is also not due when a purchaser buys an item in Texas and has the seller ship it to another country, or has the seller send it directly to a freight forwarder for export. The seller must maintain documentation to show why tax was not collected on these sales. A purchaser may not use a resale certificate to claim tax exemption for items shipped outside the U.S., except for taxable items shipped to Mexico. For more information, see Rule 3.323, Imports and Exports.

Luckily for parents, there are many online shops and apps that make it easy to find just what you're looking for at a discounted price. They also make it simple to make money selling the stuff you're looking to part with.

Fees: On thredUP, you have the option to get your payout issued as store credit, or to get the money via PayPal. Once your item sells, thredUP takes anywhere from 20 to 97 percent of the sale price. (Higher-quality items earn you a bigger percentage of the sale price, versus a stack of $1 onesies.) And you only get paid if the item sells within a certain number of days (60 days for most kids' brands or 90 days for designer brands).

Return policy: In order to get a full refund, items must be postmarked within 14 days of delivery, returned in the same condition in which you received them, and are subject to a $1.99 restocking fee. If you choose to get your refund sent to your original form of payment, you'll also be subjected to an $8.99 shipping fee (or you'll have to pay your own shipping). Shipping is free if you have your refund issued as store credit.

For sellers: List your items with a photo, description, and price, and decide if you or the buyer will cover shipping costs. When someone buys your item, Mercari emails you a prepaid shipping label to print, and you have three business days to send the goods.

For sellers: Listing is simple: Take a photo of your item, describe it, and set a price. It takes only about 30 seconds to post your item. Getting your gear into the hands of buyers, however, poses the same potential difficulties as using classified ads. There can be a lot of back-and-forth with buyers, meeting them may involve travel and hassle, and you never know for sure whether they'll show up. OfferUp lets sellers ship through USPS across the 48 contiguous states. Sellers can also make items available for shipping when they list them.

What it is: There've been many iterations of eBay since it debuted in 1995 as the original second-hand e-commerce site that connected buyers and sellers (the eBay app came later in 2008). The current version of the app automatically displays items it thinks you'll like based on your previous purchases.

For buyers: As on the website, items listed with a "Buy It Now" button can be purchased with a click at a fixed price. Otherwise, buyers place a bid and hope that when the "auction" is over, theirs will be the highest. If so, the buyer will pay for the item, the sellers then send the item to the buyer, or the buyer and seller can arrange to meet up in person. One downside: The app's search function tends to show you things that aren't exactly what you're looking for, which makes browsing more time consuming than on other apps.

For buyers: Use the search bar to see if the specific item or brand you're looking for is available for purchase. Like many consignment shops, each listing has a condition key (such as "like new" or "sealed in package"), and you can either add it to your cart or buy it immediately if you only want that one item. The Toycycle staff physically cleans and disinfects all items before reselling them. Buyers pay for shipping fees.

Fees: The first bag of items you sell through Toycycle is free; after that, they charge $3 per Stuff-and-Send Bag, $6 per Cleanout Box, and $12 per curbside pickup. After your items sell, Toycycle takes a percentage depending on the price of your item, ranging from 85 percent for items less than $10 to 20 percent for big-ticket items.

For sellers: Only people living near Denver, Dallas, Houston, and Philadelphia can sell items through GoodBuy Gear. Once you set up an account, schedule a pick-up service to come and collect your goods (or drop your items off at one of their locations in Denver or Philadelphia). After your item is cleaned and vetted, the Wingmoms will suggest a selling price and list it on the marketplace. They also handle communication with the buyers, as well as shipping logistics. You can choose to get paid once your item sells via direct deposit, donation, or store credit, which never expires and comes with a 10 percent credit. If your item doesn't sell within 120 days, GoodBuy Gear will donate it to one of their nonprofit partners; you can pick up the item after 100 days if you don't want it to be donated.

What it is: Kidizen is an online marketplace founded in 2014 by two moms through which other parents can buy and sell stylish items for their little ones. It's similar to Etsy in that each seller has a "shop" through which they can independently sell their items and earn money.

For buyers: Kidizen is easy to navigate as a buyer; the top categories of "baby," "boy," "girl," etc., are pretty self-explanatory. There's also a "with tags" category and another for "mama." Once you click on your category of choice, browse items by size, brand, price, or condition. After you find an item of interest, you can message the buyer directly or add it to your cart. Sellers may include shipping in the cost of the item or charge a separate fee.

For sellers: Kidizen has an extensive seller handbook on their site with tips for successful selling, but the gist is you set up a shop, take photos of your items, write descriptions, and price them to sell. Once you're a member, you can ask other Kidizen sellers for tips. Kidizen sellers are responsible for shipping costs, and must create their own shipping labels.

For sellers: You can make money this way, or be compensated with items you get in your swap. The downside of the latter approach is that it can take a long time to find someone who wants what you're offering and has something you want in return.

For buyers: As long as you have a Facebook account, you can browse specific Marketplace items with the search bar, or view "today's picks" to see what's trending in your area. Once you find an item you like, you can message the buyer directly to discuss. Some items are eligible for shipping, but local pick-up or drop-off is most common on Marketplace.

For sellers: Once you're in Marketplace, click "create new listing," where you'll upload a few photos of your product, a description of it (including its condition), and your selling price. Potential buyers will get in touch with you directly. A new feature to Marketplace is you can create "promotions" on any or all of your listings, which offer interested buyers a discount.

Fees: Unlike other online marketplaces, Facebook doesn't charge a listing or selling fee. You'll only have to pay a fee if, say, your specific sale requires you to cover the cost of shipping. 041b061a72


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