#1
Is this kind of thing considered an asshole thing to do? I was thinking of getting either free stuff, or cheap stuff from these places, things like couches or things like that, fixing them up, then selling them for profit. Not looking to be a millionaire or anything, just a few extra bucks here and there.

I kind of feel like someone who'd see the thing they just gave away/sold at a higher price would get pissed.
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#2
If your buying stuff cheap and doing a bit of work fixing it up and selling it for profit then you're earning honest money.
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
#4
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If your buying stuff cheap and doing a bit of work fixing it up and selling it for profit then you're earning honest money.

Yup. Nothing wrong with that.
#5
I know of a guy who goes around and picks up furniture/stuff that people have thrown out and fixes them up. Recycling, yo.
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
#6
There even some stuff I won't have to fix. A guy in my town is giving away a bar fridge that supposedly works for free. I could just go and pick it up, and put it right back up for $50.
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#7
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There even some stuff I won't have to fix. A guy in my town is giving away a bar fridge that supposedly works for free. I could just go and pick it up, and put it right back up for $50.

Heck, give it a nice scrub-down, make sure everything works, and flip dat shit like ain't no tomorrow, son.
#8
It's like, a guy has a thing he doesn't want, and presumably he doesn't need the cash/can't be bothered with the hassle of selling it. Nothing to feel bad about there.
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
#9
I normally pck up amps at below market average then sell them on for profit. All the while getting an amp to play with for a few months.
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#10
Sometimes when I see shit at a low ass price I'll buy it just for the fact I know I'll get more. It's their problem if they couldn't find the time to fix/sell for higher
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#11
My guess is that if someone is giving it away for free, they won't be checking craigslist for it the next day or so and like everyone else said, if you put a little work into it that's honest money
#12
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Is this kind of thing considered an asshole thing to do? I was thinking of getting either free stuff, or cheap stuff from these places, things like couches or things like that, fixing them up, then selling them for profit. Not looking to be a millionaire or anything, just a few extra bucks here and there.

I kind of feel like someone who'd see the thing they just gave away/sold at a higher price would get pissed.


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#13
Quote by naedauuf
Is this kind of thing considered an asshole thing to do? I was thinking of getting either free stuff, or cheap stuff from these places, things like couches or things like that, fixing them up, then selling them for profit. Not looking to be a millionaire or anything, just a few extra bucks here and there.

I kind of feel like someone who'd see the thing they just gave away/sold at a higher price would get pissed.


I asked this question a few weeks ago.

Quote by Hydra150
If your buying stuff cheap and doing a bit of work fixing it up and selling it for profit then you're earning honest money.


You could say it's the same as buying a repossessed house cheaper and selling it for market value.
Last edited by Philip_pepper at Aug 16, 2013,
#14
Nothing wrong with it, but it isn't easy to make money at it. Craigslist often degrades into lots of hassle because the human race is a horrible lot with low morals and even less ethics. BUT, i buy and sell often and usually make a few bucks. You will learn some lessons along the way. I would suggest buying and flipping things that you like that way if you get stuck with something it won't be completely horrible.
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#16
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