|CJOttawa ||03-08-2013 11:49 AM |
buying a selling stuff for profit
So... you're a Lambo guy. :rolleyes:
I could write a book on the subject. I think a few others here could as well. Unfortunately I think craigslist has gotten too competitive. You really have to pay close attention and jump quickly on the deals. I also try to avoid paintball stuff anymore. Sure, there's a good market for it and I know the prices but it's just too easy to like something and keep it. I'd suggest flipping things you know a bit about (especially the market prices) but have little or no interest in.
It's definitely a great part time job especially if you have more time than money. Unfortunately I've been way short on spare time lately so my "flip" pile has gotten out of hand.
If you do go down this road I'd be interested in seeing the results. Mainly from the aspect of time spent / $ made...etc. I mean if you spend 12 hours on craigslist then drive an hour to make $50 it isn't worth it. Might as well flip burgers. :D Also what strategy you run with over time... meaning... do you keep rolling the money into more and more flips or do you flip to an amount then invest into something else...etc.
Yes, you should buy electro markers here and sell them on pb nation, buy vintage pumps on pb nation and sell them on mcb. Buy cocker and mags on other forums and sell them on automags.org and custom cockers. When you get called out play the "I'm a gun whore" card :ROTFL:
Nah... it's way better to buy someone's prized possession out of the members section then part it out on Ebay.
|Long Beard ||04-19-2013 07:20 PM |
I've become much more selective in what I'm buying to flip as the market has deteriorated and USPS prices have gone up. It has to be much more of a deal for me to spend my time with. I'm much less willing to take gambles only to break even or be up 30 dollars.
As MaD says Craigslist has become much more competitive. I can't tell you the times I've had a deal "done" only to have the seller back out because someone showed up at their door. Frustrating if you don't live in the town the gear is in.
At the same time....if you can find the right deal(I just found a mother load) you can fund your paintball playing. :)
|CJOttawa ||04-19-2013 09:39 PM |
I spent some time looking in to our provincial (state) law on reselling cars. No bueno. There are a tonne of hoops to jump through and money you've got to spend to do it.
Oh, and you're taxed on any profits.
It might make sense to sell smaller stuff - Apple equipment etc - but reselling cars is risky here and undergoes a lot of government scrutiny.
Yeah if I recall our state law is something like 7 cars a year and they nail you for curb stoning. It must be different in LA because everyone I know out their are compulsive car flippers. Not as much for the money but because theirs so many cool rare must have cars that show up on cracklist all the time.
|FarisPB ||04-20-2013 01:15 AM |
I like it doing somethibg like that is my dream
|desertT1 ||04-20-2013 02:01 AM |
Dude's monthly is $5k, holy crap! That place has got to be pushing $1M or he has a huge interest rate.
On the subject, I've noticed a lack of deals in recent months, but I stopped searching for PB gear for a long while because it was the same junky markers all the time. Never really put much effort into flipping, but I can appreciate the motivation this guy gave to a friend.
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