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Amazing Men's Leather Bags?

This is my current bag, a military surplus canvas haversack. I love it. This is the bag I'm coveting. I would love to love it but it is Way To Much Money. Where is the bag that meets these two in the middle? Where are the Excellent Leather Men's Bags on sale? I am looking for something I can carry without comment (and will last) for the next 20 years.
posted by The Whelk on Jul 24, 2014 - 46 answers

How do I sell a business with no assets but a good revenue stream?

The problem in a nutshell: I am the sole owner of a S-corp consulting practice with one very large, very happy client. My company has grown a lot and, to handle the workload better, I've brought on some subcontractors who essentially do the same thing I do. Now I'd like to "sell" the book of business to one of my subcontractors, but I have no idea what sort of financial arrangement makes sense. [more inside]
posted by DrGail on Jul 23, 2014 - 14 answers

Cheapest & Best Photo Books

We want to print our wedding photos in a book for family. What website has cheap (and very good) wedding books? Any recommendations are appreciated.
posted by quiverandquill on Jul 17, 2014 - 10 answers

Helping my dad start an eBay store

My father has asked me to help him set up an eBay store for some estate sale type items and I'm looking for current advice on all things eBay. [more inside]
posted by youngergirl44 on Jul 1, 2014 - 11 answers

Sell me your house!

I want to buy FSBO real estate in Boston. Where do I look? [more inside]
posted by floweredfish on May 20, 2014 - 7 answers

Help me sell my computer!

I'd like to sell my desktop computer. I built it in 2011, with intermittent upgrades. It was fairly powerful at the time, as I used it as an engineering student. Specs are below. I have a few questions, never having done this before. I need help setting a price, setting up the OS for sale, and safely deleting my data [more inside]
posted by nickhb on Mar 22, 2014 - 15 answers

Do I have to pay capital gains tax if I made no profit?

Taxfilter: I sold a condo in April. I sold it for $5,000 less than I bought it for, but I walked away with some money because I had owned it for 10 years and paid down the principal. I had been renting it out for 4 years before I sold it because I moved to a city nearby. I also put about 10K into renovations over the past few years. Do I have to pay any capital gains taxes? Is it worth it to try to get any kind of credit for the loss I took when I sold it for less than I bought it for?
posted by Clustercuss on Feb 26, 2014 - 8 answers

Clothes shopping filter: How do I separate the wheat from the chaff?

I'll admit it, I buy a lot of clothes off the sale rack or at outlet stores. Too often, though, I bring home what I think is a great value only to discover, after wearing and/or washing said item, quality problems I didn't see in the store. Things like knits that are twisted and don't lie flat, shirt hems that are hopelessly contorted once they've been laundered, or buttonholes that quickly ravel beyond repair. I know these sorts of problems are inevitable given the state of clothing manufacture, but that doesn't mean I have to buy these "troubled" items. So, savvy shoppers of MeFi, what should I be looking for? What tells you to steer clear of a garment no matter how much you like it? Is there a secret code on the hang tag that everyone but me knows about? C'mon, please share your secrets.
posted by DrGail on Feb 23, 2014 - 16 answers

Vivint Offers to pay for solar panels....what's the catch?

This offer feels too good to be true. Is it? [more inside]
posted by PsuDab93 on Jan 21, 2014 - 7 answers

Selling domains in 2013

I have a private offer to buy a domain that I registered with Network Solutions. It's not worth much, and I'm selling for less than $200. After some email communication, I'm happy to just trust the buyer to deposit funds in my Paypal account. Question: How do I actually do this in 2013? Do I have to use a domain escrow service and then eat the commission fee? I seriously cannot figure out how to do a direct person-to-person transfer/sale without using escrow. Every search for "transfer domain" points to transferring back to Network Solutions. Every search for "sell domain" points to escrow services. I'm stumped and turn to you. Please explain it to me like I'm in elementary school. Thanks.
posted by ImproviseOrDie on Nov 14, 2013 - 4 answers

How are these tricked out Thinkpads selling so cheaply on Ebay?

I'm thinking of getting a Lenovo Thinkpad x230 to replace my aging laptop and noticed that Ebay had sellers with seemingly good ratings offering machines with higher specs than you can get in the Lenovo store for much cheaper. Is this too good to be true? [more inside]
posted by col_pogo on Oct 18, 2013 - 7 answers

Can I sell my small IT business?

I run a small Mac support business in NYC. Most of my clients are small businesses, and are repeat customers going back several years. Customer loyalty is high. Expenses are low. Profits are reliable. Physical assets are few. I'd like to sell it, but I can't figure out if it's an asset — or if I'm the asset. [more inside]
posted by thejoshu on Oct 14, 2013 - 10 answers

Liability with untransferred car title

Can my parents be held liable for a car that they sold but still hold the title on due to buyer negligence? [more inside]
posted by btkuhn on Aug 24, 2013 - 4 answers

help me figure out what I might like on Steam.

Looking for game suggestions to buy on Steam. [more inside]
posted by royalsong on Jul 16, 2013 - 14 answers

Best way to sell my bicycles in the UK?

I have three really nice bikes to sell and I'm concerned that if I go via ebay I'll get ripped off, plus I'd rather avoid their high fees if possible. Have you had any success selling a good quality bicycle another way in the UK? [more inside]
posted by hazyjane on May 27, 2013 - 6 answers

I sold my car... sort of. Car sale gone awry... now what?

As one enters one's second half century, one likes to think that one has mastered little things in life -- like selling a car. Apparently not. [more inside]
posted by ecorrocio on Apr 22, 2013 - 18 answers

House for sale

How to advertise a small French property in the classifieds ? [more inside]
posted by nicolin on Apr 21, 2013 - 2 answers

How do I get rid of a used car in Toronto, Ontario?

I am contemplating getting rid of my car, as it is expensive to insure and there is car sharing available in my building, and I mostly use public transit these days anyway. But I don't really know how to actually do that. [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne on Mar 21, 2013 - 11 answers

Nickled and Damned

House Buyer/Seller Etiquette: is it legitimate for me to be tweaked that the seller wants to charge me for replacement HVAC filters and things that can only be used in the house but that aren't nailed down? [more inside]
posted by Leezie on Mar 13, 2013 - 16 answers

I bought a business a few years ago, and now it's making me completely miserable.

I own an Apple reseller somewhere in the United States. I bought this company from the former owner a few years back, despite having no education in business whatsoever (other than what I've learned on the job.) When I first took over as owner, it was kind of fun, challenging, a lot of work, and just slightly profitable (though with a debt from the loan I took out to buy the business). It was like this for about a year. Since then, not so much. Most days, I feel trapped and hopeless. So now I seek ideas. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 12, 2013 - 20 answers

Want to buy a twitter account from a complete stranger.

How to succesfully buy a twitter account from a faraway stranger? [more inside]
posted by signal on Feb 28, 2013 - 3 answers

Safety When Selling Things

I (mid-20s female) just sold a chair to someone in my apartment complex after posting signs up in some common areas. The guy saw me posting the signs and asked to buy the chair so I made him wait outside my apartment so I could wheel the chair out. He was very nice but he gave me the creeps a little and now I am worried that I put myself in a vulnerable position by allowing him to see where I live. What can I do to keep myself safe now that he knows where I live, and how can I handle transactions like this in the future so I don't endanger myself again? I did take a picture of his license plate just because it felt like the right thing to do.
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Feb 16, 2013 - 41 answers

Can you give an asset in lieu of cash when selling a small business?

When selling a small business, can the owner accept an asset of the company in lieu of cash payment? [more inside]
posted by miit on Dec 31, 2012 - 9 answers

Google Maps House hunting in Paris

There's an amazing timberframe house on sale in the heart of Paris-7ème arrondissement. I've been spending half-an-hour trying to locate it in Google Maps without success... so there's your challenge!
posted by rom1 on Nov 16, 2012 - 3 answers

"Buying" my car from my mom in NJ. What's the best/cheapest way to do this?

"Buying" my car from my mom in NJ. What's the best/cheapest way to do this? [more inside]
posted by carpyful on Sep 29, 2012 - 12 answers

Home is where the 'for sale' sign is.

My flat has been on the market forever, and nothing has worked out. Advice and encouragement requested. [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Sep 11, 2012 - 13 answers

Help me get rid of this awkward thing

Years ago I acquired an authentic German Nazi flag and I don't know how to properly get rid of it. What is an appropriate way to handle a ~80 year old historical item that I don't wish to keep and also don't want it to end up on some skinhead's wall? [more inside]
posted by dgran on Aug 2, 2012 - 52 answers

I swear I'm not an Afghan weapons smuggler

Selling an undocumented gun in Washington state. How do I do it safely, legally, and quickly? I am ignorant about this in every way. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 12, 2012 - 14 answers

Can you use a co-op to fight a monopoly

If a bookstore were a co-op, would the exemption provided to co-ops in the Robinson-Patman act allow publishers to offer different sale terms for them than they would to say, Amazon or Barnes and Noble? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on May 28, 2012 - 7 answers

How best to sell a junker car?

What's the best way to (legally) get rid of a car that's currently running, but beyond economic repair? [more inside]
posted by UbuRoivas on May 16, 2012 - 24 answers

adventures in used car selling

Selling a car on craigslist -- are there any drawbacks to including the VIN in the ad?
posted by wutangclan on May 10, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me rock out this yard sale

Tell me all you know about throwing a successful yard sale! I am having a yard sale the first weekend of June and I am ready to get rid of some stuff and make a little scratch. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on May 9, 2012 - 23 answers

Sell our House or Not? We are at an impasse, HELP!

Sell our House or Not? We are at an impasse, HELP! Extended explanation inside. [more inside]
posted by damiano99 on Apr 12, 2012 - 19 answers

How to clean a foam mattress topper?

How to clean a foam mattress topper? [more inside]
posted by cupcakemuffin on Apr 2, 2012 - 4 answers

Is this a Short Sale dream, or nightmare?

Is this a Short Sale dream, or nightmare? I put an offer on a house back in September, a short sale. It was approved by the owner in September and selling bank in December. 10 days before closing, the loan officer I had been working with discovered that his bank doesn't write mortgages for anyone that has had a loan modification in the past 4 years. I modified under making home affordable in 2009. [more inside]
posted by bricksNmortar on Feb 25, 2012 - 2 answers

"I think that we may safely trust a good deal more than we do." --Thoreau

I want to buy a widget in Fayette, AL in the next few days. I am not there, don't know anyone there, and can't get there. Am I out of luck? [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Feb 8, 2012 - 8 answers

Company sale: are we there yet?

What is the timeline of the sale of a business? [more inside]
posted by dayintoday on Dec 30, 2011 - 3 answers

Going out of business... again.

Why do furniture stores rely so heavily on the advertising gimmick of “going out of business” sales? [more inside]
posted by eschatfische on Dec 21, 2011 - 25 answers

Advice on selling collections from an estate

I'm looking for general and specific advice about striking a balance between value and ease in selling a few disparate items from an estate. [more inside]
posted by Luke Skywalker on Dec 3, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me move into a new Mac!

Being neither satisfied with a laptop nor a desktop I have decided to ditch my iMac, get a refurb Macbook Pro with a Henge dock and I have some questions regarding the new Macbook, the migration, and what to do with the iMac: [more inside]
posted by sourwookie on Nov 11, 2011 - 10 answers

Asking the right questions about being put on the deed of a house.

My mom is discussing purchasing a house and putting my name and my sister's name on the deed as well as hers. What questions should we be asking before she does this? [more inside]
posted by PussKillian on Oct 14, 2011 - 12 answers

Yeah, I'm probably just bring greedy...but I'm curious.

Selling my car to a private party before lease term expires, how to maximize potential profit and deal with sales tax issues? [more inside]
posted by Asherah on Sep 28, 2011 - 2 answers

Help me jazz up some yard sale prints!

What color to paint the frames of some neat little animal prints from a yard sale? [more inside]
posted by klugarsh on Sep 25, 2011 - 8 answers

Am I being scammed?

Yesterday I sold a car and today I think the buyer is trying to scam me! [more inside]
posted by ascetic on Sep 11, 2011 - 28 answers

Easy and safe way to sell a shotgun in NC

What is the easiest and safest way to get rid of a shotgun in North Carolina? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 9, 2011 - 19 answers

Help me with a catchy name for our charity rummage/craft sale

I'm organizing a benefit sale for Spay and Neuter Syracuse (SANS), a low cost non-profit spay neuter clinic. It will be held in donated space in a local mall, for one day. Probably Sept 10, though we are trying to get a later date. We are planning on selling nicer newer rummage sale type stuff - books, gift items, crafts. We need a fun name that will help people understand what it is. I had thought about Flea Market for Cats and Dogs but that isn't quite it. Can you help?
posted by Melsky on Aug 19, 2011 - 6 answers

How best to sell LEGO

I'm selling my childhood (1990's) lego collection. What's the best way to get money out of it? Specific questions inside [more inside]
posted by rebent on Aug 2, 2011 - 15 answers

Where on internet post house for sale for kayak

Where would you post an advert for a house for sale in Princeton which would have great appeal for a kayaker or naturalist?
posted by lfeather on Jul 14, 2011 - 8 answers

In what situations is a short sale then buy back legitimate?

Short sale, then buy back? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 1, 2011 - 3 answers

And then I send them the money. Wait, what?

I'm selling my car. I'm pretty sure that this offer to buy is a scam, but how does it work? [more inside]
posted by Sutekh on Mar 15, 2011 - 14 answers

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