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post #1 of 24 Old 11-16-2014, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
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I have sold 2 blower this fall, where the person buys it from me and goes home and re-post the snow blower for a higher price. And its not like their going to make any decent money for their time. Both drove a fair distance to pick them up. So by the time they deduct the cost of gas, and if they get their asking price, they may clear a whole $40!

I price my stuff pretty fairly and just don't understand why their wasting their time for this little amount of profit.




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flipping is the name of the game there. they do it with everything else why not this.

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Yeh. But if you're going to flip you ought to make it worth your while. $40 is peanuts after driving 50 miles.

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i emailed the guy about the toro 521 he had on cl last weekend and he emailed me back saying it was sold. I looked on cL a few hours later and there was that 521 relisted for $250. original price $100

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anything to make a buck I guess...
at least they are working for it!

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anything to make a buck I guess...
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Agreed. That was my same thought.

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The crazy thing is, the guy today lives in an area that the houses are a pretty decent price range, $300k+. I don't understand why, for $40 bucks. Its kind of dumbfounding, to say the least.
I had a machine earlier in the week I tried for, 8hp Simplicity for $200. Someone got to it before me. I saw it later that night for $395 and they didn't even fix what was wrong with it. It would't move in reverse. Which I figred it probably needed a belt or maybe friction wheel and or adjustment.




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The crazy thing is, the guy today lives in an area that the houses are a pretty decent price range, $300k+. I don't understand why, for $40 bucks. Its kind of dumbfounding, to say the least.
I had a machine earlier in the week I tried for, 8hp Simplicity for $200. Someone got to it before me. I saw it later that night for $395 and they didn't even fix what was wrong with it. It would't move in reverse. Which I figred it probably needed a belt or maybe friction wheel and or adjustment.
I GUESS there is some politicaly correct word out there . but I will be boned if I know. it comes down to this " PEOPLE ARE IDIOT'S"

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Not that I'm disagreeing with you, but you are looking at the profit on one single item opposed to a whole collective. Yeah sure $40 in itself isn't much, but combine that with a few other, possibly higher profitable, items throughout the week and now you have a couple hundred dollars worth of supplemental income.
In my early college career, I did some craigslist re-sells on the side. It wasn't going to get me rich by any means, but that extra 100-200$ per month paid for my month's gas expense

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Maybe you should just raise YOUR PRICE.
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