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16 June 2017 @ 10:49 am
Sadly, my days of generating a little extra income by selling clothes on eBay is over.

The Australian government is implementing the 'Netflix Tax'from 1 July.

In order to comply, eBay is passing on the cost to sellers.

Once eBay, PayPal and the Australian government take their cut there won't be enough profit to make selling worthwhile.

It's a tax that's only punishing consumers. Businesses will stop offering sales to Australians, pass on costs, and sellers like me will disappear. They want people to support more Australian businesses, and I do some, but when they're so costly and limited in variety a tax like this won't alter where I spend.

Australian businesses need to become more innovative and competitive, rather than relying on the government to implement taxes to punish consumers. The world of shopping has changed. Get out of the dark ages!
Ery-chanerychan86 on June 16th, 2017 01:09 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear that :)
mae ♡mimoiikit143 on June 16th, 2017 03:05 am (UTC)
Oh shit, that's horrid. Online selling is so popular here in the Philippines because of the very reason that it's so hard to impose tax on the sellers & buyers. I really don't mind tax in general so long as I see something worthwhile coming out of my tax money (unfortunately that is SO not the case).
Meagan: zack/catdomluver on June 16th, 2017 04:20 am (UTC)
That's such a stupid ass tax. Sorry that you won't be able to sell stuff anymore :(
Abbeyplace_to_hide on June 16th, 2017 06:04 am (UTC)
Aww that sucks! I'm sorry!
lab_jazz: Lyn Gothiclab_jazz on June 16th, 2017 09:29 am (UTC)
I's too much to expect that the Government would tax its rich mates - once again it's the person on the street who gets shafted.

M!kerockingthemike on June 16th, 2017 01:06 pm (UTC)
we've got a similar tax being proposed here in canada. i had no idea it was impacting other areas, such as ebay. i wonder if the same will be true here? i also wonder if this'll drive folks to go for free services more, such as craiglists, varage sale etc.
Maiden of the Moon: Evenstarladyithildiel on June 17th, 2017 12:39 pm (UTC)
We've got so many dumb taxes implemented here I've actually lost track and interest in keeping up to date with our govt. stupid decisions!:(

Seems we're not the only ones, sadly!:(This tax sounds so unfair and pointless!!The market should expand itself, not twist consumers' arms to shop from it!!:/
Naomifrelling_tralk on June 18th, 2017 05:57 pm (UTC)
Urgh that sucks :(
blood is the price of glorysleepybadger on June 18th, 2017 09:52 pm (UTC)
That stinks, sorry to hear about it :(