Anyone ever just bought items on ebay and flipped them for more cash?

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  1. HowardsPrenup

    HowardsPrenup Well-Known Member

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    Some dude posted in another thread about a $5000 Nintendo cartridge...anyone ever just bought shit on ebay and flipped it for more money? I'm not talking about opening a fucking sell your shit on ebay store either...Sounds like a good idea if you know what you're doing. :coffee:
     
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    Yes, lots of people have
     
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    P-B Honourary Canuck Gold

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    Did you add the link to eBay, or was that automatic?
     
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    P-B Honourary Canuck Gold

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    Uh oh.
     
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    Don't Ebay and Paypal basically take 15% off the top? You'd really have to be fucking someone hard on the price to make a profit.
     
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    I do that type of shit all the time
     
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    Last summer I bought a couple sets of common winter tires on rims from kijiji. Sat on them till the first snow storms started and doubled my money.

    Do the same shit with air conditioners in the winter. Buy cheap sell high in summer
     
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    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    Early on, as far as eBay goes, I'd buy a Rickenbacker basses when they were good deals and flip 'em. People would list them at 1/2 or less value because they didn't know what they had. Easy extra money while it lasted.
     
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    HowardsPrenup Well-Known Member

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    You're a smart man. Please do tell, because that's where the money is. Supply and demand.
     
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    HowardsPrenup Well-Known Member

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    Exactly what I'm talking about. That's what you look for, easier than the stock market
     
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    Buy low, sell high. Like the Mortimers.
     
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    Bump....bump for the money. Two bumps for the money
     
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    If yer lookin to buy shit to flip, now is the prime time. MLK Day until Tax Day. Suckas got they credit card bills from Xmas coming in, Valentine's Day dings the wallet too, then Uncle Sam comes knocking. Motorcycles and Cars are prime targets, but Quads and other expendable toys are around.

    Best deal I ever saw was the March after the Financial Crisis. Like a 20'x20' modular gazebo, w/ hot tub and bar in it. Everything 2yrs old and about $20k in cost for $6k being sold by someone losing their house to foreclosure. They probably would have taken 4k. I wish I had the money at the time. That would have been a sweet set up behind my garage.
     
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    My mother once bought united states currency on eBay with the hopes of making a profit. The ad was a total scam and anybody with half a brain could see it. Old people have no business on the internets
     
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    Gwarn1 Worlds poorest sugar daddy VIP

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    The place to go is shop goodwill.com. I've seen shit on there go for $18 that sells for over a hundred on ebay
     
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    Yes. My biggest turnarounds percentage-wise was a Skinny Puppy promotional CD that I bought for $.99 out of a cutout bin and sold for $50 and a first edition, third printing of "To Kill a Mockingbird" that I bought for $2 and sold for nearly $300.

    When I was first married to my ex, he worked night shift at Kinkos, so my friends and I had free reign over all their equipment. We would print and bind copies of the scripts of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" with all of the call-outs for free and sell them for $25 a pop.
     
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    Gwarn1 Worlds poorest sugar daddy VIP

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    Having family members at Kinkos ruled. My sisiter in law worked there when the local club ordered them to print up their social distortion tickets. She ran off a bunch extra. She gave them to all her freinds and we had enough left ver to mitacle a few kids
     
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    I purchased a highly sought after overdrive pedal for guitar freaks. It was an original Centaur Klon. I found a guy who had one and talked him into selling it. I gave him $200 on the spot. I took it home and played through it just to be sure it worked alright. It was no bid deal for me. I've got 6 other overdrives so I wasn't all that excited by it but I can say I've played one. Put it on EBAY that night and sold it for $500. I thought that was a pretty good deal. Now they're approaching $1000 but I'm OK with what I did.
     
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    My buddy flips tickets all the time for spare cash. He says he likes it but it seems like a hassle