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Postby johnwalkeasy » Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:07 pm

Hello, John Here

A few days ago I found one of those art selling web sites. It's called "Fine Art America"
So I was wondering does anyone know anything about this web site. The thing about it is. When you post a piece of art for sale.
They also sell other things. Like prints, tee shirts, pillows, towels, And other stuff like that. That they put a picture of your work on these items. And you get a portion
of the price.
Now I've never seen anything like that before.
But the thing that kind of rise my eye brows a little. Is when you read on is they want your ss # for the IRS. No art web site has ever ask for that before.
So I don't know much about art web sites. Or any selling web sites. But this seems a little fishy to me.
Perhaps a few of you know about these things. And can give a little advice.

John
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Re: What about this?

Postby CarlOwen » Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:51 pm

Hi John. I have been a subscriber/member of fineartamerica.com for years. It is a good site for me. Have not sold anything on it, but I have ordered some of my products from it. I have received very good to high quality products from it. It has been so long that I don't remember the Soc. Sec. # thing. Oh, just remembered my granddaughter ordered a print of one of my paintings. I reduced the price to me to one dollar for her. A little over a month later I received a check from FFA for one dollar. I have had no problems, other than the ones I caused that they forgave, with the site.
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Re: What about this?

Postby Stu Arts » Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:33 pm

lots of sites sell with commission, fine art america is a well trusted site.....i have work on there, i`m not in usa though ,they never asked me ss for irs....
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Re: What about this?

Postby Tatianapaints » Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:50 pm

I've also been a member there for quite a while. Again, not being from the US I didn't run into the SS# issue - but I believe I have seen that on one other selling site. If someone searched the forum at FAA I think the answer would turn up right away.
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