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I'm giving offline reselling a try

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by joshweaver9, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. joshweaver9

    joshweaver9 Senior Member

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    Hey why not right?

    Just picked up some TV's 5 to be exact and we will see how it goes.

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    akamafia2009 Registered Member

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    good luck. Are you just going door to door or what?
     
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    joshweaver9 Senior Member

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    With TVs?? no. I guess I'm actually selling them online since its on CL, but not the typical way people are using CL.
     
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    I did this on Black Friday and made some nice pocket change. Whats the markup?
     
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    Depending on how much you got these for, you may be able to make more giving them away.

    Simply put together a "TXT to WIN" contest locally, build a huge list of SMS contacts, and market blasts to local businesses with it.

    While you may make a couple hundred per TV, you'd be able to make hundreds a week on a list like that.
     
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    put a contest up and then once you get 1000 email signups mass mail the product should work :D
     
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    joshweaver9 Senior Member

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    $1900 including shipping. Sold one of the 42" for $400 today. Am going to be selling a 47" tomorrow for $525 and still have 2 47" and a 42" left.
     
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    Nice way to make an extra couple hundred bucks. When i get some extra cash i plan on doing the same thing, gotta love reselling. Those should be easy to sell to.

    I might not do it with tvs though, thats alot of physical work to ship all 5, as long as they pay there own shipping though!
     
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    joshweaver9 Senior Member

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    I haven't sold them online, I have been selling them on CL so have not had to deal with shipping.

    So far 3 TV's sold for a total of $1500 and have 2 left.
     
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    Where did you purchase them from?
     
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    I'm making a living doing it, I've slowed down on the IM. I go to 3 auctions a week, estate sales, liquidations, yard sales, anywhere I can buy something to sell. I just picked up an external hard drive unopened for $4. Ones with HALF the disk space go for $150 and up on ebay. We run a garage sale every weekend, plus I sell on my site, CL, yardsellr, and Feebay. I sell alot of microwaves I pick up for $3-$5 a piece for $25-$30. One thing that's a must doing this is a tablet/iphone and a barcode scanner. I was also asked to do a video application for an upcoming series from the makers of Pawn Stars about picking/reselling, I'm waiting to hear back, Would be cool as hell to be on a TV show weekly.

    I started with the storage auctions, but it's not profitable in my area, maybe in a more RICH area. I do great at general auctions. The ones I go to have a minimum bid of $5. Check out http://www.auctionzip.com to find auctions in your area. I picked up a coca cola radio a few weeks back for $10 and sold it on yardsellr for $75. I just picked up another one friday, this time for $32.50, but I know I can sell it, maybe for even $10 more.

    If anyone has any questions about reselling, I might be able to answer it.
     
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