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Found a money making niche in the mobile phone market!

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by JREDZ84, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. JREDZ84

    JREDZ84 Newbie

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    Well most people dont like sharing the big time money making niches their is out there, when one finds one its usually kept secret. No one wants to share becuase you want it all, at least thats what it feels like. The world is big and I will share this niche with you as long as you dont live in my local area lol, I already got enough competition lol.

    Last July I was looking to make whatever extra money I could from home, I was looking to at least make an extra $200 bucks a month without much effort. I landed on c******, I started looking at some things I might be able to resell on ebay, I found a few things and made a little money then gave up, ebay fees, paypal fees, time effort, it wasnt much of a profit. I bought this certain item that I negotiated down to a good deal, and decided to resell it locally online. And what do you know this is where it began, the trick is to buy things on locally online and resell them locally online, try to negotiate the deal down as much as you can, you will always land a deal here and there you just have to keep refreshing and looking all the time lol. I use ebay now just to compare pricing, for some reason things sell more expensive on ebay than locally, dont look at buy it now prices, look at the auction prices. What you need to find is whats selling in your area, then looking for that product locally to negotiate it down and resell it.

    So I wanted more, I started brainstorming again, and I said what better way to make money thang providing a service. This is where I landed in an iPhone niche. Have you ever heard of iPhone Factory Unlocks, providing factory unlocks for iPhones is sought after alot, especially if you live near the borders or coast. iphones are locked to certain carriers like att, and you can only use the iphone with att, but when you unlock it you can use it with any carrier around the world. This is why I say its best providing this service in the locations I mentioned, becuase you have more people from other countries that might want to use there iPhone with other carriers. Of course here too, if its unlocked you can go from att, to tmobile, to simple mobile or back and forth. If you dont have any idea what im talking about do a search on iphone factory unlocks.

    Search "iPhone Factory Unlock" on craigslist and you will see people are charging from $40 to $80 to provide this service. I looked and looked for a wholesale supplier to provide this service, I ended up finding one to give it to me at $28, I ended up getting discounted as I build a relationship with the company then it went down to $15, then $12, then 7, and now $5.

    I really started making money, the toughest part is advertising it on online becuase of the competition flagging your adds, craigs still brings in the money, but once I started making flyers, facebook, ect, the cash started rolling in.

    So your thinking where to get the unlocks for $5 from a direct source that can supply you with unlimited unlocks, Well you need an Android phone, on your android phone go to the Android Market now Google Play Store and search for the "iPhone Unlock" app by Skyline Designs, you will get every unlock for $5.

    If you dont believe me you can make money on this, try creating an ad right now on craigslist titled "iPhone Factory Unlock" $30 or whatever price, see how much unlocks are going for in your local area, I can guarantee your phone will start ringing or you will start receiving messeges inquiring about it.

    Just felt like sharing, enjoy.
     
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  2. makingfastcash22

    makingfastcash22 Senior Member

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    nice idea so what is the process they ship you the phone you send it to the person to unlock they send it back and then u deliver. this is all new to me. :)
     
  3. dunhill

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    you are the man mate.. :) sharing is caring.. hehehe :)
     
  4. JREDZ84

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    The great thing about this is that its done remotely and automatically, you never need access to the phone. A customer will call you requesting an iPhone unlock, you will ask them for the iphones imei#, you then submit the imei thru the source I provided in my post, where it then gets submitted into apple servers and whitelisted to be unlocked withing 12hrs. You then tell the customer its enabled for unlock and instruct them to connect the iphone to itunes and restore it. They will receive a message from apple itself saying "Congratulations your iPhone has been unlocked". The other good thing about this is its a factory unlock, meaning apple unlocked the phone and wasnt done by some jailbreak.
     
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  5. JREDZ84

    JREDZ84 Newbie

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    You can sit back and do all the work from your own cellphone. A good idea is if your familiar with html is to set up a simple page with a paypal buy it now button and just post it up on craigs or make flyers. Although you will make more money meeting up in person, some people just like that better so they are willing to pay more.
     
  6. makingfastcash22

    makingfastcash22 Senior Member

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    Nice info. Just repped u! So anything else I should know to give this a shot? I guess I need to tell them how to find that imei#
     
  7. dunhill

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    ***Dial *#06# on iPhone to get 15 digit "imei" number
     
  8. JREDZ84

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    yea, they need to dial *#06# to get the iphones imei its a 15 digit number, these unlocks only work on AT&T iPhones, those are the ones everyone wants becuase they run on the GSM network. Just search iPhone Unlock in the android app market and download it, the one that says by skyline designs. Its pretty simple and straight forward. It can take within 12hrs to 24hrs for the unlock to be enabled, it all depends on apples servers. I always take payment from my customer first, since its done automatic they can run and disappear without paying you when there phone is unlock lol, but you can trust some, its all up to you.
     
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    We should not talk about craiglist here . Any way you came up with a different idea thank'ed for that and I got a different idea and if all goes well I will share my method here . :)

    A second thought - Are you trying to promote this android app service ?

    A Newbie posting a method about an App which has got 1 review :p
     
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  10. JREDZ84

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    oh ok I am going to see if I can edit it out, thanks.
     
  11. JREDZ84

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    I wasnt trying to promote anything either, I was just being as straight forward and direct with sharing my niche, Everything I said is real and does make money, thnx for your input.
     
  12. Naveen257

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    So this APP was launched today and your definitely promoting it here. Comes 3 years after to the forum to promote. sigh.
     
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    futurestunner BANNED BANNED

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    agree! $5 is avg market price for unlocking iphone
     
  14. JREDZ84

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    Ive never been a poster, I used to read this forum alot long before I registered for it I think last time I was here I was asking questions about blackjack card counting and poker bots or something like that. This source is where I get my unlocks from, no wholesale pricing had been offered by this place before until now, I was just notified of the app while and had come accross this forum again, I hadnt been on here in years. But I remember this is where I first read up and researched how to make money online. $5 is a wholesale price, I see so many newbies and peeps asking questions and asking for help, I dont understand how someone could be negative towards someone being direct and making it easy for them. This isnt a for pennies on the dollar scheme, real money is to be made here. I thought Id share my info since this forum is the one that got me on this track, and now im making a living as a phone reseller providing these services. The research is there, call up your local iphone shop and just ask them how much they charge for an iphone unlock made by apple not some jailbreak, I can guarantee they will give you a price ranging from 50 to 80 dollars. Post up an ad you do iphone unlocks for the heck of it just to see how many people start calling you. Everyone is free to look for their own source if they wish, I was just making it easier for peeps.
     
  15. JREDZ84

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    and $5 dollars is not the average market price, its a wholesale price selling locally, like I said just search "iphone factory unlock" on your local craig and you will see the unlocks sell between $35 to $80 average, $35 sellers are online sellers or peeps working from there home, $50-$80 are actual mobile store sellers. These arent jailbreak unlocks, these are factory unlocks which are expensive.
     
  16. unclemike

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    People do not share that much because it becomes saturated and then it is not good for anyone.

    Cheers
    Unclemike
     
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    You can make more money without being sleazy and omitting the fact that you're somehow connected to this 'skyline designs' thing. Just be upfront and people will be more likely to trust you, as opposed to being 'found out' and getting shit on.
     
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  18. favorshows

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    I see unlocking for as little s 1-2$ in just few more months it will probably really hit the bottom.
     
  19. JREDZ84

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    Up to $5 is still wholesale pricing when their is money to be made locally, the market is there for local selling if u sell from a store, shop, litte thrift store, friends, non online sales, to many people still rather not pay online and rather meet up in person. No way no how you will find an unlock on your local buy and sell boards for a couple dollars and meeting up to pay. I still think my post helps some peeps make a little extra money, and if its not thru this route it certainly opens up other ideas.
     
  20. favorshows

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    At ebay you can find the prices I wrote about, though the majority are paying 8-10$, but that's probably because those sellers come at the top.
    Also if you search on the net you can find sellers who offer unlimited(or at least that's what they are saying) unlocks for 100-200$. If that is true and you can unlock 1000 phones for 200$ then you can definitely make a killing.