The reason I try to keep much of my sales off Ebay is for Tax purposes.
Revenue Canada sued Ebay for their financial records of Canadian Sellers. Now, if I sell more than $1000/month on Ebay, I am required to claim this on my taxes as income.
So I get dinged possibly for an Ebay listing fee, a final sales fee, a paypal fee and then taxes on the sale.
If you buy something off Ebay that you plan to sell at a later date, KEEP ALL TRANSACTION RECORDS. Then you wont have to ALSO pay a Capital Investment Tax. You bought it with money that had already been taxed. You are just recovering the funds.
CANADIANS...One of the highest taxed nations in the developed world.
I appreciate the trust when you buy through my blog, so if I can, I try to slip something extra in or make sure you get a good deal on the price.
Its not much, but all tracked packages are 5% off on shipping...all the time.