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Offline Fast Cash Cragislist Method...

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Santorini, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Santorini

    Santorini Registered Member

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    Hey Guys,

    I know this method may be a bit older and overlooked but this is how I started off in IM with ebay & CL a few years ago and still use it every now and then when I see a good item to profit from. It still works to this day and always will if you are in a bigger city with lot's of CL traffic.

    Basically you are going to buy on people's weaknesses (They need cash for rent, bills, etc so they sell for cheap). This can easily net you $1k + per week depending on how much time you have and the items you are able to find.

    Go to CL and find your city. Look in the electronics section, computers, and video games. What you are going to look for is mostly people selling newer style cell phones, ipods, computers, and gaming systems for cheap because they need rent money or money to pay bill's etc. They will price them low to make a quick sale.

    Your job is to go meet them, make sure the product works and resell it on CL or eBay when you get home.

    Here is how you can tell if you can profit from an item. Let's take an Ipod nano for example. You can usually make around $30-$50 profit from each of these and are pretty easy to find. I once found a guy who was selling 12 ipod nanos for $60 each. I made some pretty nice bank from it
    You find an ipod nano for sale at $85 for a quick sale

    1) Log into your ebay account (if you don't have one, Make one)

    2) Using the ebay search click "advanced search" and type in "silver ipod nano" . Make sure you check "Completed listings" to see what prices they have sold for on ebay. According to the stats of previous sales all of the ipod nano's are selling from $110-$130 so we could make a pretty nice profit right away.

    3) Contact the person and Go buy the ipod, make sure it works, etc. When you get back home list it on CL for $110-$125 for a quick sale, (You should be able to sell it within a day at that price on CL, or make a buy it now on ebay)

    4) rinse and repeat...The more money you make just reinvest into the business. Once you get enough cash start getting laptops. You will run across idiot's that lost their power cord or have a bad battery and sell their laptops for $400 -$500 less because they think it's broke.

    Believe me they (idiots) are out there more than you would think. When you buy the laptop's go to pirate bay and download photoshop, dreamweaver, and the likes. This will increase the value of the laptop $100 or so.

    So if you buy say an HP laptop for $300 and on ebay they are selling at $410 you can increase it up to $500 and still make the sell pretty easily on CL or ebay.

    This strategy works well you just have to keep checking craigslist every 5-10 minutes to find some good deals. Using a software like craigslist reader will make it easier to find items

    Code:
    http://www.motiont.com/craigslistreader.aspx
    ^^^^ not sure if there is a crack here or not...

    Also if you have a some money you can geographically set up a craigslist auto responder for your city to go out every time a new item is placed with your keyword in it so your sure to be the first one to mail them.

    Code:
    http://www.craigslistautoresponder.com/sessions/new
    Just say something like.... "do you still have the ipod? im really interested...let me know if its still available asap. Thanks"

    Now your on your way to make an easy $50-$250+ per day on CL with a bit of work...

    Hit the THANKS and I Hope this helps a few of you out to make some quick cash...

    Santorini :prof01:
     
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  2. SuperLinks

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    I used to do this fulltime, and made very good money. I was up to a titanium powerseller at the busiest spree. I will tell you though that it can get very very annoying, and be very cautious of using PayPal.

    After all the work (meeting up with people, withdrawing cash, buying items, etc) and the eBay + PayPal fees it really wasn't worth it. This is coming from someone that did some serious serious volume.

    I will give you one piece of advice, find very niche items. I was making $1,500++ on a single item before I stopped selling on eBay due to multiple sour reversals and other PayPal issues.
     
  3. Santorini

    Santorini Registered Member

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    When I started I just bought an Ipod for $50 and resold it for $160 at the time... so anything you can make a small profit off of, then just keep reinvesting your money.....

    Like sdbeachbum15 said It takes work and you have to go meet up with people but it's very profitable and you can start making money quickly. Just have to keep your eye's open and keep checking the listings every 5-10 min...

    Santorini
     
  4. HONKEYHAM

    HONKEYHAM Newbie

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    Good idea for someone starting out or needing some extra money.
     
  5. trex191

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    nice twist
     
  6. ~@-kanye-west-@~

    ~@-kanye-west-@~ Power Member

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    too much work haha.. just kiddin nice job bro :)
     
  7. twoj04

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    I run a full-time business on eBay and I actually hired someone that does exactly this lol.
    So yes, it works
     
  8. Dillusion

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    Very good method, sadly it only works if you're from the U.S., still a great share!
     
  9. angelas111

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    I buy stuff on ebay and resell it on ebay. Have done craigslist too. But I hate it when people don't respond to emails or don't answer the phone and you don't know if the item is sold or not.
     
  10. kypter05

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    Sort of simple method - people like me often get too complex and focused on blackhat and forget the basics of money making i guess. Thanks.

    Would be easier for US peeps for sure

    a shame dropshipping ipods like everything else is so damn competitive and profit margins so small its not really worth it. Yep and ppal issues are always go to screw you too