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Would this be considered bad practice?

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Have bought the bags, but knowing me I'm going to want to keep them all when they get here! grin

CointreauVersial Thu 30-May-13 21:34:35

It's fine. I often buy things, find they don't fit, and sell them on. It's hardly trading.

After all, there's no guarantee you'll sell the bags for what you paid.

But if you buy and sell regularly then that's different.

mamij Thu 30-May-13 21:30:39

As a once off, I think it will be fine.

Think of it this way, you go into a shop here, buy a few bags you like, but only keep 1 or 2. Then, you don't have time to return the others. Instead of letting them gather dust, you sell on eBay!

OldLadyKnowsNothing Thu 30-May-13 21:28:14

I wouldn't call that trading, as a one-off. Doing it every week might be different.

fergoose Thu 30-May-13 21:28:05

well if you are buying to sell on then technically you should be registered as a business with ebay and HMRC.

Or even illegal? My dsis says it is not the done thing, so now I'm a bit unsure:

I want to buy myself a (vintage, old, second-hand) bag. I've been looking for ages. I've now found a few I like the look of on the US ebay site, all from one seller.

So, seeing as I'm going to be paying quite a bit of postage anyway, I thought I could buy the 4 or 5 bags that I like the look of, and when they come I could choose the 1 or 2 I really like and sell the rest.

Does this come under "trading"? I'm not buying with the intention to sell to make money. And I may keep them all. Or sell them all next year when I want a new bag again.

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