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* Amazon Central / Dogs of Amazon
« Last post by Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on October 29, 2018, 11:18:59 AM »
GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

So many freaking items are (and have been) going to the dogs.
Literally, The Dogs of Amazon page.

Last reported one took weeks and weeks and weeks to get reinstated.
Still waiting on 4 to be reinstated and one of those has been over a month.
What the heck?
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Won't the 1099-K throw a wrench into the theory?
Paypal, credit card processors, Amazon Pay, Apple Pay, etc are required to report earnings/payments of 200 AND $20,000.00.
I say Paypal because if it's an option on a website, I'll normally use that or Apple Pay.
So, I would think there wouldn't be a way around this.

Am I wrong?
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* Amazon Central / Re: Pushing for sellers to buy ads
« Last post by Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on October 26, 2018, 11:02:19 AM »
Back in the day...
Oh about 10 years ago, we had a member that swore by paying for ads via Amazon.
That person did quite well.

I signed up but never moved forward.
Glad I didn't as it just seems like a total waste of money for me.
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I was just reading about this on Minnesota's tax dept website.  They do have a small seller exception. The tax collection requirement doesn't kick in until you ship 100 orders to Minnesota OR you have 10 or more sales that total $100,000 in more that are shipped to Minnesota.

MN tax dept link

If Amazon is doing it for us, okay, fine. As for personal sites and such, though, most mom & pop online sellers don't have to worry (yet).


Will most mom and pop online sellers (not on a third-party website such as Amazon, eBay, etc.) even bother? If they are having their own website, how many hundreds of thousands of websites are there for agents to go through and search out? And, if they are like me, they have a law firm as a registered agent so anyone looking for the owner will run into the law firm instead. Gotta love that attorney-client privilege.
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* Amazon Central / Re: Pushing for sellers to buy ads
« Last post by uncleleroy on October 25, 2018, 12:54:05 AM »
Complete waste of money for most people. Especially when Amazon takes the money and doesn't return the favor by providing paying customers (heck, many customers may not be able to see the product at all). It's a fact that has been discussed over and over on the forums that not everyone can view every product, and some do not even see certain sellers. How's that for shady?
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* Amazon Central / Pushing for sellers to buy ads
« Last post by Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on October 22, 2018, 03:16:25 PM »
Never seen the push so hard as it is now to buy paid for ads (sponsored) as it is now.
Geesh
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Good catch.
I've been so busy with life and all that goes along with it, haven't had time to check in.
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I was just reading about this on Minnesota's tax dept website.  They do have a small seller exception. The tax collection requirement doesn't kick in until you ship 100 orders to Minnesota OR you have 10 or more sales that total $100,000 in more that are shipped to Minnesota.

MN tax dept link

If Amazon is doing it for us, okay, fine. As for personal sites and such, though, most mom & pop online sellers don't have to worry (yet).
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I saw that several days ago.

Good Gawd O' Mighty!
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I was wrong.
Spoke with several employees still with the store(s) in the last few days.
They stated the bonuses going away and the uppage in their weekly salaries even out in the end.
Plus, they don't have to wait for the anticipated bonus.
They are essentially getting it weekly/biweekly/monthly in their paychecks.
modified to add: Still not a living wage. STILL not a living wage. STILL NOT A LIVING WAGE!

Still doesn't address that the employees aren't being paid a decent living wage.

Is this even a raise in pay?
Nope.
Hell no.
Absolutely, Positively, Hell F'ing No.
Not even a start.

$15.00 an hour is BS as a living with dignity wage.
Should be much higher.
MUCH MUCH Higher!
Cost of living wages?
The mid 60s was the last time it was a fair wage to counter the rate of inflation.

As far as the vestment of stock? Waiting 2 years?
In my opinion, it's too long but I haven't studied the current amount of employees that stay on after a year.
Some of my husband's friends are still with Publix that he started with.
They won't retire as they fear boredom.
Adults under 45 do not stay with a business for lifetime as my husband did for 30 years.

My soon to be daugherinlaw works for redbutler.com (virtual assistant) in management.
All done from home.
And for a wage that is way above $15.00.
She is working on her masters and this is an amazing opportunity that suits her schedule and her life as it is now.
She has some benefits (medical). <---- modified as I can't be sure that she accepted the medical and decided to buy her own policy via ACA
This is fine with her as she will be done with her masters in a year and a half.
Same with my nephew, Amazon Customer Service online.
He's working on his masters and the ability to earn income, have gainful employment and move towards his masters.

Is the pay enough to live with dignity for either?
Nope.

Should it be?
Most certainly.

Politicians?
Most would be happy with dropping the minimum pay much less giving a heads up to move discussion forward with a wage that persons can live on with dignity.
Have them live one year on one of the salaries of their voters and they couldn't do it. They wouldn't do it nor would they last.

Fifteen is a starting point.
Move it up from there.

Don't get me started on my soapbox...
It's scary.



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