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[Method] Earning $100-$200 a week flipping videogame items

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by ismokedu, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. ismokedu

    ismokedu Newbie

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    Hey guys, I’m sharing my own guide that I’ve used since March 2015 in hopes that you all can earn some money from this. I’ve been reading this forum for the past 3 years and I’ve never contributed anything, so I wanted to finally give back a little (& to also get some positive feedback to my account). This method has worked consistently but I’ve found a more lucrative source of money so I’m not going to be doing this anymore. If you’ve enjoyed this, please give some Thanks to this thread!

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    So the basic overview of this method is that you are going to be buying and reselling (flipping) in-game items for a game called Eden Eternal. I’ve never played the game, but I learned this from my friend who spent a lot of time on it. You do not need to actually buy or play the game since all you will be buying & reselling are the 16-digit codes for the armor. There are a certain type of armor sets in the game that are very rare to find called ‘Legendary Costume Sets’. Sometimes newer or inexperienced players very luckily find them through mystery boxes or through older players giving them out for free (usually because they’re quitting the game). Since the newer players have no idea what they are worth, you can sometimes find them selling the items on Ebay or Craigslist at an insanely low price to what they’re actually valued at in the in-game market.

    Once you find a seller, you should be buying them initially around $40-$60 and then reselling at around $230-$300 on Ebay or Craigslist (Ebay has worked the most consistently for me). The difficult part of the process is actually finding the people who are selling them. You could possibly spend around 3-6 hours just trying to find one seller since they are usually bought right away if they are found. They are hard to find since the newer players do not know the correct titles for the armor (like the Celestial Knight set or the Calamity Warrior set), you need to test a lot of different search terms.

    Here is the general process I followed when looking for inexperienced players selling the sets for cheap:
    • Search through Craigslist with sites like http://www.searchtempest.com/ (in order to search through the entire country)
    • Search on Ebay, use filters to narrow results
    • Look around in videogame marketplace forums (like mpgh.net or ownedcore.com)
    • Use a variety of search terms (very important since they do not title the sets correctly)
    • Search terms include: legendary costume set, rare eden eternal armor, eden eternal rare costumes (play with the order a little)
    In preparation for this guide, I’ve been searching this past week for people selling the items and it’s taken me around 6 days to find the following sellers. I haven’t bought them since I wanted you guys to be able to try it and confirm. Not surprising that they haven’t been purchased yet due to the inaccurate terms in the title:
    • http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/222288531954
    • http://cornwall.craigslist.ca/vgm/5854726422.html
    • http://pennstate.craigslist.org/vgm/5833284341.html
    Due to the rarity of these sets, they are usually sold somewhat quickly whenever they’re posted online, but try to get at least one if you’re new to this so you can try it out. Also, if you’re buying off Craigslist, try to bargain with them and bring the price down on each by around $10. Most people on Craigslist might only use BTC too, so I would heavily recommend converting some cash over in order to buy them.

    The selling process is pretty easy, just don’t get too confident and try to sell them for around $400 because you’re just wasting your time. Most players know the relative value and are not going to pay that much. If I need money fast for some reason, I usually go on Ebay and sell for around $230 or $250 and they’ll sell right away. Where I made a lot of extra money, though, was spending a little extra time by going to forums where they sell in-game items and looking for people interested in buying them at around $300, but they can take a lot of time to find.

    Here are some that I found throughout this past week who would pay that much
    • http://chambersburg.craigslist.org/wan/5854030978.html
    One thing I forgot to add above is that after you buy the set, you can verify that these are legitimate codes if you’re scared about getting scammed. I usually didn’t do it since most of the sellers knew how easily the codes could be verified. If I did for some reason feel like I was going to be scammed, though, I would either search on the Eden Eternal forums and look for a thread where someone verifies it or I would just go on Skype & message ‘[email protected]’ and would ask him to verify it. He’ll do it for free, BUT only if you say that you’re a new player and that you’re not sure of the value of the set. So since it’s a 16-character code, you’re going to only need to tell him the first 5 characters of the code & he will be able to do it for free. DO NOT GIVE ANY VERIFIERS THE FULL CODE. Some people may say they need the full code to verify it, but that is not true, only the first 5 characters.

    That’s the end of the guide! If you guys have any questions, post them below and I’ll try to answer. You can also PM me if you need me to try to find new sellers for you, as I should be free for most of this week. Please give Thanks to me if this has helped you! Thanks!
     
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  2. Pee Ess Yu

    Pee Ess Yu Newbie

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    Yeah I've done this idea before. It works well in the beginning but after a while you find out how difficult it is to actually find people selling it for that cheap, so idk if I'd really recommend it. But I guess you found a few sellers so maybe it's different from when I used to do it last year.
     
  3. ismokedu

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    Well like I said in the post, it took me around 6 hours to find those 3 links, not that long considering how much you can sell them back for.

    What sites were you looking for the sets in?
     
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    Are you really sure about that? Because on craigslist I do not find anything. And on ebay no active listing and only one ended with 0 bids
     
  5. J.o.h.n

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    I wish I had money to try this :(
     
  6. ismokedu

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    Hmm yeah I don't really see anything on ebay which is a bit weird. I saw at least 1 on the eden eternal forum, I'm going to try to find it right now hold up
     
  7. girolamo

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    Why do I have a feeling that op and 2 accs from here (regisered at end of october ) work together....
     
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  8. ismokedu

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    You caught us!
     
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    Hey can you send me a pm for more sellers please. really interested. Thanks :))
     
  10. Dotte

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    Whatever happened to that Pokemon Go thing... is it still around?
     
  11. ismokedu

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    Alright cool, I messaged you.


    Definitely not as many people as before, but probably like 20% of the initial population. What made you think of that
     
  12. onlinepromoter

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    I used to sell houses, armor and craftable items in ultima online ... back in the 2005
     
  13. Nut-Nights

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    I see people making killing selling in game items and gold like in Dota 2 items I also bought a item for $5 and now its price is $100. But i am not going to sell it :D Thinking about getting in selling items.
     
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    This can work. People commenting talking about 2005 need to think in a wider spectrum. I'll give it a shot and report back here in the name of research, haha.
     
  15. ismokedu

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    Lol I don't get your point. So the fact that people did it back then means any related methods aren't viable today? You should look at the CSGO community then
     
  16. evoxspeed1

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    Used to do something similar. I would buy Xbox ones and PS4's on Craigslist/Letgo/Offerup. You can find some good deals especially when people need the money. Buy and resell. Made $50-100 consistently on each deal.
     
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    Yes, really strange. So if this would sell that well then why there are no listings on ebay?
     
  18. BlackCat0.0

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    Please pm me in inbox when you try it
     
  19. ismokedu

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    Did you do this when those consoles were just starting to get released?
     
  20. Nanoball

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    So I Started doing this method but unfortunately the part you called the easiest, finding a seller is the part that is the hardest for me! I can't find a single seller that is active, so none of them have replied to my offers to do business with them.