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2 Methods that anyone can do. If you can't do this just quite and go work at mcdonalds.

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by craigygee, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. craigygee

    craigygee Regular Member

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    Okay so I am bored and figured I would share some methods that having nothing to do with marketing. If you can't do this, honestly , just quit.

    These methods take some investment money, how much depends on your budget.


    The first method is just flipping items on craigslist. I always turn to this when I need quick money.

    What you do is buy items(popular items do well-ipods/zunes,xbox360,ps3,gps,technology in general) for cheap. I usually just invest in ipods and zunes because they go fast. There are all kinds of crackheads selling em for dirt cheap. I usually pay 20-30$ a pop and flip them for 100-120$ a pop. I try to make at least 100$ profit off of them. With ipods I get emails and calls almost immediately.

    Now is the tax season so this is the time where you need to get on your hustle and bang em out.




    My second method is for memorial day and about 2 weeks before and until 4th of july. Different cities have fireworks on different days until then and sometimes even after.

    What you do is buy glow sticks in bulk for dirt cheap and then go to these events and sell them. You should generally bust them out and crack em about a half hour to 45 minutes before the fireworks start(you will get super busy). I buy cases with 12 tubes and 50 in each tube. at one event I sell about 4-6 tubes myself.

    To maximize your profits bring a friend or two and throw em some cash for helping.

    You can make of 1k easily. Then you just repeat at the different fireworks. Seriously, once you crack them glow sticks, kids come running like you are the ice cream truck.

    You do need a vendors license to do this but I have never been busted by the cops. I got questioned once and was told to leave.

    A good way to get rid of em quicker is to do deals. 3 dollars or two for 5. Even if you see low income families, cut em a better deal =) , either way you profit and you made their night.






    Both of these methods are on point.
     
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  2. stang1101

    stang1101 Junior Member

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    2nd method I've done myself. I'm surprised you can find zunes/ipods that cheap...
     
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    Paper-Boy Elite Member

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    most likely fake or broken?

    dont know.. but it would be nice to know where he gets them from if they're legit and working.. :p
     
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    tacopalypse Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    i made my first $400 online just selling shit from my house on ebay.

    then i ran out of stuff to sell and moved on to IM :D


    i also managed to flip a textbook on amazon marketplace once. bought it for $2.50 and re-sold it for $20 at the end of the semester LOL
     
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  5. craigygee

    craigygee Regular Member

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    Well I buy stuff off the streets from well, crackheads. Heh. I also put up craigslist ads stating I will buy them in bulk and I spend maybe 20-40 on them a piece but I am pretty sure the shit is stolen but then again it's not my problem and they can't be traced.
     
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    bigmoneyX Registered Member

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    crackheads
     
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    sandchica Regular Member

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    Oh my gosh. Crack me up haha.
     
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    carrepairs12 BANNED BANNED

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    I guess I should get used to saying would you like to supersize that :(
     
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  9. craigygee

    craigygee Regular Member

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    Haha. It is very unethical but, this is bhw. If you do take that approach on obtaining them, do it at your own risk. :rolleyes:

    BTW, Anyone who sells me an ipod/zune for 20-40 I consider a crackhead.
     
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    n8800 Regular Member

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    ROFL.... It's 6 in the morning and im laughing like a maniac at this statement.. You just made my day...Or should say night or morning never mind im going to bed!
     
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    i guess this guy must know alot of crackheads to keep him in business :)
     
  12. blazen

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    Guys if any of you ever lived in a large city, you can find crackheads selling ipods, and cell phones, radios for cheap. If a crackhead want to sell you something, it is one of two things:

    1) It's fake

    OR

    2) It's real, but the crackedhead stole it.

    Crackheads would sell even real merchandise for cheap because they want money fast to buy drugs. The problem though crackheads tend to sell their items at questionable locations, so have a friend nearby if you buy from a crackhead, though buying from a crackhead is not something I would encourage anyone to do.
     
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  13. craigygee

    craigygee Regular Member

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    Lol, like I said, do it at your own risk. But,

    If a crackhead is selling you something, they are harmless. If they weren't, they would be trying to rob you.

    The only problem I had is that, they just get real annoying, in other words, they are always trying to sell me dumb shit constantly so you gotta lay down the law and tell em to come back when they have some ipods... or some flat-screen tvs. :)

    Always test the stuff to make sure it works and make sure it comes with the chords and stuff of course(no brainer).

    Go to the hood, It's like crackheads gone wild. And if you aren't the type to deal with confrontation well if you do happen to run into a problem, carry some mase.

    The world is one big hustle. The money is there, you just gotta go get it.

    If you don't want to deal with crackys, find people that sell em bulk for cheap on craigslist.
     
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    I bought a Ps3 for Christmas with a game and everything cost $380 with tax and everything..than I sold it on craigslist for $450 on sunday:)


    I am loving this thread...getting very interested...
     
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    @craigygee - you sir (or madam, whichever) get major props in my book. Your advice here is real straightforward and honest, such as your observations on "working" with crackheads. I also appreciate the remark in your first post about selling glow sticks cheaper to low-income families. Like you said, you make a profit and you make their night.

    Sometimes I find myself whining or bitching about something like, oh, I don't know, a farktard in another thread posting a nasty little link that horked one of my workstations. Then I think about the fact that I'm fortunate enough to have multiple workstations when there are people selling their stuff (or their bodies in some cases) just to get by.

    Respect to you!

    @edvoltage1 - agreeden, this thread is getting veddy veddy interesting....
     
  16. craigygee

    craigygee Regular Member

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    Haha I knew this would end up being funny.

    Haha dude when I was staying in this rough neighborhood, there was a crackhead apartment complex next to where I lived. Once I started buying things from them they would come at all hours of the day and night.

    Knocking on my window at 4 / 5 in the morning "psst.. HEY!..HEYYY! YOU UP MAN?!HEYY!!!"

    Me: "The f*** is wrong with you man, you know what time it is? You ever heard of a door?"

    Crackhead "Hey man listen man I got 200$ in groceries for you man, 20$ and you can have it man."

    Me: "You know what time it is? Come back tomorrow in the day with some electronics and we'll talk."


    5 minutes later..."pssstt HEY MAN.."

    haha.




    That is awesome, nice little 60/70$ profit ;)


    Thanks bud! It's good that you know whats up. A hustle is a hustle, ya know?
     
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    baphometslayer Newbie

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    If people are selling stuff on Craigslist they're almost always desperate for money.

    Chances are you can talk them down a few bucks. I've been able to do it with just about every CL transaction I've made.
     
  18. craigygee

    craigygee Regular Member

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    Yeah you can talk em down a nice chunk 90%-98% of the time.

    You can tell by how antsy they are to get rid of what they have and if they can wait a day or 2 or if they need to sell you it right then and there.

    It's all about workin em.
     
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    Just curious but where do you buy glow sticks in bulk? Do you get discounts, or do you turn profits with without discounts?
     
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    Crackheads got the deals but man I hate being in their territory.