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How can I make this work?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Sparthia, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. Sparthia

    Sparthia Newbie

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    Hi guys, I'm trying a new business idea in real life and here's how it goes:
    1) Buy an amazon fire TV stick from bestbuy for $40.
    2) Preload them with Kodi, and install a build with hundreds of addons.
    3) Install Mobdro which allows you to watch live channels/live sports.
    4) Sell them on local classifieds & ebay for $70.

    So far in almost a month I've only sold 3 of them, 1 is my friend, 1 from going outside and selling to random people, and 1 from local classifieds.

    I want to sell more, but I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I see other people selling them on eBay and they've sold thousands, here's my listing on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/272331084878

    What I've tried:
    - Lowering the price on eBay to move myself higher.
    - Making a facebook page.
    - Flyers.
     
  2. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Post that in FB groups in your local area... I see that often in the groups I admin.

    Set up a table at a local flea market; I bet you sell some there and the rent is cheap.
     
  3. zanderzero

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    I have bought one from a friend myself, and I can tell you that it is very saturated. I want to say the peak of selling the preloaded firesticks was a couple months ago when it was new to most of the community. Now there are over a thousand tuts on getting it on the firestick, so sales have been brought down along with that. You definitely can sell a decent amount of those, just don't expect anything too high.
     
  4. Sparthia

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    Thanks, trying that right now.
    I went to a swap meet a few days ago but sold none, but then again there was like nobody there lmao.
    They're more busy on Sundays, that's when I'll go.
    Thanks for the tips.
     
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  5. risefromtheashes

    risefromtheashes Regular Member

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    If you check ebay you'll see that market is extremely saturated.
    I had a guy offer me one for like $80 once, I then went on amazon, bought my firestick and did it myself in 15 minutes.
    You need to target older people, but not too old that they can't work a firestick
    I hacked mine to gift my parents and they love it. Maybe you could make a video and/or manual explaining how easy and awesome it is and then go around local events for older people with that video and a super easy how to manual with pictures.
     
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