Originally Posted by teh603
2. A consumer buys and uses, then resells. How does the consumer keep from becoming a distributor under those terms?
the consumer buys it for their own use and then sells it when they are done with it. this person was not doing that. he was running a business importing books and retailing them.
another example of this difference. i moderate a car club forum. on the forum if you are modding your car and have some parts you don't need you can sell those parts from your car. or if you wreck your car and want to "part it out" thats allowed to. for free you can post it up and sell the bits.
however if you are a salvage/junk yard sort of operation and you buy up a bunch of wrecks and sell parts as part of that business you may not post them for sale for free. you must pay a fee to support the site.
one is an individual consumer, the other is a business.