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  1. 4 hours ago, oldtimer said:

    To make sure you understand:  No, it is not taxable income to you.  Sales of a person's items for less than purchase price is not taxable income, per the IRS.  The real issue is that now there may be more paperwork involved to show them that fact.  Basically, it can be described as unnecessary meddling and a nuisance to the honest public.

    It is deliberate as how many saved receipts once the warranty is up? Tax audits can go back three years if I remember right but taxation on your own items you are selling for less then you paid somehow have to now have records forever? It is nothing more then they need more of your money so they can spend three dollars for every new dollar they find.

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  2. On 10/14/2022 at 2:20 PM, mike stehr said:

    Considering the obnoxious frustration password I set-up for PP, I consider them rather nice letting that password slide....

    Ha Ha yes I get that one. In the past when one of ATT's never ending screw up sagas was ongoing I got on telephone support to try and solve the latest mess. The tech asked me what my password was and I said @TTSUCKS!. She busted out laughing and I just can't imagine why.

  3. 2 minutes ago, michaelwjones said:

    Isn't what we are really complaining about is the IRS figured out we were transferring money willy nilly and a portion of that is, in reality, income? Now we either have to become good record keepers or find another manner of payments. I suggest we go back to money orders or accepting checks assuming they clear. Certainly this will take instantaneous gratification and impulse buying out of the picture, but it does offers some relief for tracking income. Of course, face to face and cash still work, too.

    No the big complaint is social credit scoring and policing of thoughts THEY don't like as self appointed moral authorities enforcing their desires in ways they think they can get away with.

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  4. 2 minutes ago, michaelwjones said:



    ""You may not use the PayPal service for activities that … involve the sending, posting, or publication of any messages, content, or materials that, in PayPal’s sole discretion … promote misinformation.""


    I can live with that. And I could care less if Elon "freaks out." IMHO he's not too highly wrapped anyway.


    Everyone who does anything has a set of rules they act under. No returns without receipt; you must be this tall to ride, etc.  Its our choice who we interact with. If people have a problem with PayPal, there are other services for payment or even face to face. Most of us used money orders or checks before PP. They are still available for use.


    I thought a free market allowed these folks to make billions. Isn't that the cornerstone of the founding of the US? Why do you thing the Dutch flocked here after they landed hundreds of years ago? To make money.

    Yes and the first amendment means I don't have to agree to their policing of my thoughts because a few in authority there don't like them.They are finding out get woke go broke and had to back off. They offered me financial services not a moral authority to fine me for a comment on an unrelated web site and which had nothing to do with my sales transactions. The Chinese social score method of thought control is anathema to the Bill of Rights and the Constitution which I still happen to believe in.

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  5. 20 minutes ago, ClaudeJ1 said:

    No, the most ridiculous part is the BUYER has to pay State Sales TAX on used items. WTF, they even charge tax on the frikkin' SHIPPING!

    THAT is what makes me mad if anything. Sadly if I had a web site or store I would still have to collect sales tax and then have to manage the book keeping and reporting. The days of tax free internet sales are almost gone and soon with all this fiat induced inflation I figure all on line sales will be liable. Including private individuals who sell a lawn mower worth over $600 who will then need to file 1099's on their "extra"  Craigslist or local newspaper for sale ads as income. The government needs your money more then ever now.

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  6. 1 hour ago, deang said:

    Agreed. I don't mind paying a little for a decent service that gives me and my customers some protection -- and F&F is always there is they're comfortable with it.


    The problem is the ridiculous eBay selling fees. Yikes. 

    I have heard this before but what is the cost of bricks and mortar? I can't have the market exposure I get through EBay in my own store and it is around a 15% overhead on EBay. Where else can I go to do things this cheap and sell as much? USPS has run up my costs more then EBay.

  7. 12 minutes ago, RealMarkDeneen said:

    In the case of a problem with my banks, brokerage, or credit cards, it's still easy to get a human on the phone to resolve trouble. That's my first question about any new financial service. IMO, the new FINTECH entities rely on fully automated forms of customer service and lots of fine print in the User Agreements, that are not consumer friendly. Worse yet, the regulatory framework on the new FINTECH  world is at best shakey. For popcorn-money transactions it's probably useful, but there's no way I'd put 4-figures through these companies.

    That's a fact and for big items for my stuff it is still cash and carry and show up to get them.

  8. 11 minutes ago, Fish said:

    There is a parallel economy in the works, but it's gonna be a while. The ability to buy or sell based two things ,need to buy and need to sell is the way freedom works. Forcing ideas on people through economics is not freedom, it's tyranny....You know an idea is really bad when you have the few FORCE it on the many....

    Precisely my position and complaint. What is this alternative?

  9. 12 hours ago, nickyboy6100 said:

    If I only listened to the bands I agreed with, I would have a small library to choose from. 

    Yes that could be true but none of them could take money from you in penalties for wrong think according to what THEY think is wrong think. While PP has rescinded this at this time they apparently want to jump onto China's social credit score thing.


    11 hours ago, Schu said:

    Specifically for ebay?

    You can use your credit card directly on ebay

       Yes, EBay primarily. It is not so bad there as EBay changed things and now do a direct deposit and unless someone uses PP to buy there PP does not get a cut from my sales any more.


      It is looking more and more like PP will still be the best choice for sales and in most frequent use outside of credit cards.

  10. 2 hours ago, avguytx said:

    I still use PayPal as I've had it since I started on ebay back in 2001 so it's always been there.  Or, I just use a credit card to buy stuff just in case.  Now, if I'm selling something and they want it shipped, I'm back to USPS money orders like the old days.  If they don't like that, then come pick it up and pay cash.  lol  Since the IRS changed that reporting stuff from $20,000 to $600, I've been out.  I don't make a living with PP stuff...just rarely sell things now.

    Venmo is owned by Paypal too so not sure they would be any better and I would like none of my money going to PP any more.

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  11. I fell into using Paypal since it was tied to my EBay account years ago. Time passes and the desirability of Paypal has been sorely diminished. So, my question is what is the most popular alternative amongst my fellow Klipsch heads? Now that having been said I own nothing Apple nor want anything to do with them so Apple Pay is out. What are YOU using?

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  12. These have been gone through as I normally do and sound just like they should. I use a set just like these only in Oak veneer for PC speakers in my house. Bone stock speakers with recapped crossovers using the OEM klipsch values. As good as when new. The smallest of the Klipsch Pro series speakers I know of they are very impressive for their size.  $275.00+ shipping from 38472

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  13. 3 hours ago, Marvel said:


    Appleply is made by States Industries in Oregon.  Their website has a locator for their products. The closest place to you is:

    Wurth Wood Group

    (205) 925-7601
    1640 Mims Ave SW Birmingham, AL 35211 (131 mi)


    I was going to check a cabinet maker her in Chattanooga to see if they use it and see if I could piggyback a purchase when they buy materials (if they use  Appleply at all).

    If you make it to a Dick's Sporting Goods store, you will see what is probably Appleply for all their display shelving. It looks really nice in person. I've got a pic I put in.



    Thanks for the tip and I will be looking into that.

  14. I have 12- 2uf old oil cans if someone wants them pulled from Type E crossovers and look real purdy. Pay for shipping and they are yours. NO there will be no picture as you all know what they are. They will hit the garbage can next week.

  15. 4 minutes ago, moray james said:

    you can start a thread of your own to make fun of what ever you want but that's not what you want to do. Shu started a thread to have discussions with others on the topic. If you are done now leave. Keep posting more of the same and you just show others what it is you really want. I mention this because I am reading post on other forums about problems here at the Klipsch forum. Respect is a two way door, to get it you have to give it.

    OK you make a good point. Just as easy to not reply when I read something I think is silly.

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  16. 22 hours ago, avguytx said:

    I guess no one is going to offer much more info about the woofer.  Just keep an eye on ebay as there are no parts whatsoever for the Epic series.  Not even emblems.  

    EBay is the only hope. It might take a year or two of weekly checking but almost everything is there sooner or later. Other then that you can buy the DATS 3 tester from Parts Express and see what the parameters are for one of your good woofers and begin the search for a close match. Yes it is a hassle but sometimes the only way

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  17. 16 minutes ago, kevinmi said:

    Living in Michigan, I've found that the extreme cold weather in the wintertime slows down the velocity of the electrons. Therefore, I make sure to open all the doors and windows an hour before turning on my system. Haven't heard a pop in years!


    Have you ever read about Coriolis force causing weather systems to swirl in opposite directions above and below the equator? I wonder if south of the equator there are no pops because the electrons are trying to go back up the wire?

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  18. 8 hours ago, captainbeefheart said:


    I really hope this is sarcasm and meant to be a joke. If so mission accomplished 😂

    Oh, of course I am serious. It is why I use only 12g Platinum wires because the density of the metal helps prevent excessive puddling.

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  19. On 9/28/2022 at 7:01 PM, Chief bonehead said:

    Weird fact…..when I knew I was to do some serious listening to speakers, I avoided loud noises. I didn’t listen to the radio to work. Kept the windows closed in my car and got up before I wife would bark out orders on what I needed to do. I wanted my ears fresh. Does anyone else do that?  Or is it just a weird chief bonehead thing?

    That makes sense. What helps me the most is to make sure there are no background noises like AC or heaters running in another room. Even a refrigerator or freezer humming away seems to be a problem since all my serious listening is done below 80db now. Entertaining listening just might get much louder..

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