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Computer Flipping?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by ashley101, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. ashley101

    ashley101 Registered Member

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    Would computer flipping be profitable or will it just be a waste of money?
     
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    it can be if you know how to fix them. there is this guy in my area that does this on craigslist. i think he makes good money.
     
  3. imperial109

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    It depends where you get your computers from. Sometimes you'll get them with unexpected problems and could be a headache to fix.

    If you're good at it though, test the waters and see what you get.
     
  4. MisterGemini

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    If you really like working with fixing computers then sure.

    It will be a lot of work and long hours, but you should be ok money wise
     
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    Ok i might try that but what about buying a cheap tower(WORKING OF COURSE) then upgrading it to resell
     
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    some of my friends are doing something like this, not the traditional flipping tho:
    they buy (cheap) notebooks, netbooks with little damage on UK ebay (as we are in the EU), after the comps arrived, they repair them and sell them towards to someone in our country, sometimes they can make 2x profit this way

    so if you can repair them or know somebody to repair them for you for cheap and you can sell them, it can be profitable

    or another option: disassembling them and selling the working parts only, it can be profitable as well

    the upgrade thing what you said is also can be profitable :)
     
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    Ditto on the parts.

    It's sometimes easier to make money on the parts rather than the system. You end up competing against other systems that people don't really understand the differences (ie the parts in it).

    When you sell the parts, at least most of the time you are dealing with others that know what they are doing. You drop the high maintenance newbies.