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PhotoPhool writes (in part):

I'm not sure the wash rules apply here. They would apply if you had sold and repurchased. However, you bought and sold. So your original shares remained intact until the final sale.

I reply:

The wash sale rule applies to a purchase within 30 days before or after a sale for a loss. This prevents clever folks from avoiding the wash sale rule by doubling up on a stock for a short time. --Bob
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