Ebaying again. I have been repairing a damaged station platform (over 2 feet long in N gauge) and it’ll need a good clean-up yet before I can put it up for sale. The one I put up on Sunday has generated some interest and even a couple of early bids (it ends next Sunday) so I have been encouraged.
I expect whoever buys it will rip it apart and use the bits to make something new but that’s okay. I’ve done the same with ‘spares or repair’ things many times, in fact some butchered ex-buildings went into this very station. At least some of it will get used rather than all of it being binned.
The next platform isn’t ready to put up yet but here’s a sampler:
My current eBay activity is not taxable. The rule is simple, I looked it up. If you bought it with the intention of selling it on eBay then it is a business and is taxable. If you bought it to keep, used it, and are selling because you aren’t using it any more, then it’s not taxable. The attic clearout is not business, it’s happening because a) I am skint and b) I can’t deal with these tiny models any more. If I still had good eyes I doubt I could bring myself to sell them.
However, it occurs to me that selling on eBay could become a business. Yes (sigh), another one. It would then be taxable but if I can find the right range of products at the right prices, it could still be profitable.
Well, nobody wants to employ me so my only course of action is to employ myself.