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[Method] Blackhat ebay method

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by DarthM, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. DarthM

    DarthM Regular Member

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    Hi guys,

    This is another method I'd like to share:

    1) Go to a local charity shop and buy some items that look like amulets/pendants/charms for a low price (e.g. close to $1/£1 per unit).
    2) On eBay, make a listing on Collectibles > Religion & Spirituality > Wicca & Paganism > Amulets, Pendants & Charms. The list price should be at a few more dollars than the price that you paid for the item at the charity shop.
    3) On the listing, make up a story about some of the magical/mystical powers that the amulet has (e.g.that it brings love, good luck, stength etc) and that you are an experienced spell-caster who has put magick into the item. (Look at some of the other ebay sellers' listings to get an idea).
    4) Get sales.
    5) Rinse and repeat. :D
     
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  2. 5y3g33r65qd9

    5y3g33r65qd9 Newbie

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    How is this blackhat..?
     
  3. DarthM

    DarthM Regular Member

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    Blackhat in that we are making up stories of the items "magical" powers.
     
  4. funkienz

    funkienz BANNED BANNED

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    There are certainly some difference between blackhat and Scaming.
     
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  5. DarthM

    DarthM Regular Member

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    I was just trying to indicate that a market exists for this stuff.

    If you guys are unhappy with this method, I'll ask the mods to delete this thread. Unless of course someone here has real magical powers and can genuinely sell these items with the stated magical qualities ;)
     
  6. The_Cat_In_The_Hat

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    Oh scurrilous and power hungry ye are, oh unwise and unqueethed one.

    Whilst I am sure there are probably more than a few dubious ways of making money in this fair olde land; your 'idea' is not only quite ludicrous, but also potentially life threatening.

    What, (if I may), if some old mare buys one your products and in fact, believes your charm and the powers that you bestow onto it, and decides to slay a mystical dragon with nothing but a blunt sword and an old battered shield. (no body armour)

    She'd be believing that she has an amulet which will bring her the luck of the gods, she may well pick a dragon that is 30 or so levels above her natural fighting level. Any and in which case, without support, she would quite terribly die, a crispy death indeed.

    The old Grandma would not only die a horrible death, but she would leave a family legacy behind; orphans, untold tales of love, and most importantly, a vast wealth of untold riches, which would be coveted by adventurers alike.

    Maybe this is your secret plot. Maybe it is not. Maybe you want her to die so that you can claim her wealth and royalties.

    Moderators, I would watch this one, he is marked with the mark of the unjust one.
     
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  7. rosie88

    rosie88 Junior Member

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    @The cat in the hat. LMFAO hahahaha
     
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    Donkey Kong Regular Member

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    Ahahhaha, The_Cat_In_The_Hat added in part really make my day laughing so hard. Stop playing video games and stuff.

    To the OP, i can see how you make up a story behind the items and going viral with that, it was like the really old old, has background and glorious... I usually hear sellers lie about their goods, but once again one need to concern about the ethical when trading.
     
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    what a noob
     
  10. The_Cat_In_The_Hat

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    Deplorable.

    May ye olde gods strike ye down with thunder and smite ye very existence.
     
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  11. eliasmaddox922

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    Pretty useless thread
     
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    What is wrong with you?? Dragons don't exist dummy... DEEERH (insert retarded smilie here)

     
  13. TheIllestBrew

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    I have a necklace blessed by Merlin and stored inside a dragon's balls for 379 years. Who wants to buy it?
     
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  14. DarthM

    DarthM Regular Member

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    Lol guys. I guess eBay should shut down it's "Collectibles > Religion & Spirituality > Wicca & Paganism > Amulets, Pendants & Charms" section then. Almost everything there is "magical".

    I may be new to the forum but I ain't no noob.
     
  15. The_Cat_In_The_Hat

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    Sure it shouldn't.

    But I wouldn't go trying to capitalise on their stupidity, one of them might turn you into a newt.
     
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    great method, thanks!
     
  17. dewaz

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    it's more BLACK MAGIC :D :D :D

    nice share
     
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    I would think that, as long as you stay away from "brings you health" backstory, that anything else is fair game.

    "This charm is blessed and brings you good luck" simply is in the eye of the beholder. After all, luck is nothing more than proper positioning.

    At the end of the day, though, I wouldn't consider this a huge money maker. But 100% markup is killer, whether it be $1 or $1000.
     
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    If you get good looking old shit for $1, getting $15 back for them in ebay with a good history might not be that difficult.
     
  20. solar2010

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    You got a better method ? Please share with us ;)
     
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