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    So the girlfriend thread got me thinking. What are good ways of making money on e-bay, seeing how i'm always short on cash.
    So far the best idea i got was selling concert tickets. I got 8 floor tickets to A Perfect Circle and The Mars Volta and i may have 2 left over. The tickets cost about $30 plus $8 for convience fees per ticket off ticketmaster and the floor tickets to the same show are already on ebay going for about $150 for 2 tickets. Thats a damn good way to make money...i may just make a business outta it

    Any of you got serious ideas or affective ways like this to make profits on ebay?
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    Originally posted by DarkProject
    So the girlfriend thread got me thinking. What are good ways of making money on e-bay, seeing how i'm always short on cash.
    So far the best idea i got was selling concert tickets. I got 8 floor tickets to A Perfect Circle and The Mars Volta and i may have 2 left over. The tickets cost about $30 plus $8 for convience fees per ticket off ticketmaster and the floor tickets to the same show are already on ebay going for about $150 for 2 tickets. Thats a damn good way to make money...i may just make a business outta it

    Any of you got serious ideas or affective ways like this to make profits on ebay?
    As a previous Ebay Ticket scammer...erm.. scalper.... erm.. i mean.. RE-SELLER You need to know that you can't sell "just" the tickets in an auction for higher than face value. The trick is to sell something else with it too get around ebays policy and ticket scalping laws. So you need to sell the tickets and add in a few crap baseball cards and make that known on the ebay page.

    "You are bidding on two Korn Tickets and five Pete Nobody baseball cards. The bidding starts at $150", otherwise ebay just shuts you down.
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    • #3
      • Sell compliments. Losers are always suckers for compliments.
      • Sell nags. 1-800-DIAL-A-MOM. Those who don't have a mom and are losers would pay for motherly advice.
      • Sell sketches from popular artists. Stalk the artist, and dig through their trash looking for thrown-away sketches and unfinished works.
      • Sell porn. Grab your material from the internet. So what if it's copyrighted. I've never exactly heard of a porn company sueing for copyright infringement.
      • Sell Digi-Porn. You'd be surprised how many sickos are out there! (The latest CSI episode comes to mind....)
      • Sell old tests. If you're in college, this is perfect. The only trouble is your target customer base is rather narrow, considering it's professor- and class-specific.
      • Sell crap in your basement and garage like this beauty. Hell, just start ripping parts from your house!
      • Sell immigrants as wives. Um, this might be against Ebay rules.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Fossil
        Originally posted by DarkProject
        So the girlfriend thread got me thinking. What are good ways of making money on e-bay, seeing how i'm always short on cash.
        So far the best idea i got was selling concert tickets. I got 8 floor tickets to A Perfect Circle and The Mars Volta and i may have 2 left over. The tickets cost about $30 plus $8 for convience fees per ticket off ticketmaster and the floor tickets to the same show are already on ebay going for about $150 for 2 tickets. Thats a damn good way to make money...i may just make a business outta it

        Any of you got serious ideas or affective ways like this to make profits on ebay?
        As a previous Ebay Ticket scammer...erm.. scalper.... erm.. i mean.. RE-SELLER You need to know that you can't sell "just" the tickets in an auction for higher than face value. The trick is to sell something else with it too get around ebays policy and ticket scalping laws. So you need to sell the tickets and add in a few crap baseball cards and make that known on the ebay page.

        "You are bidding on two Korn Tickets and five Pete Nobody baseball cards. The bidding starts at $150", otherwise ebay just shuts you down.
        hmm i don't see that any of the ucrrent ticket *resellers* did that...they are just selling the tickets: tickets for concert

        but i guess if i must do that then i'll sell a free printed out map of the arena with the tickets ... will that do the trick?[/url]
        also when the best time to sell the tickets? a month before the concert? few weeks before?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Buho
          • Sell Digi-Porn. You'd be surprised how many sickos are out there! (The latest CSI episode comes to mind....)
          Don't get me all excited like that...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Grey Fox
            Don't get me all excited like that...
            No kidding. you can't just post stuff like that

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            • #7
              This came up in another forum I visit recently, so this is basically a cut and paste from there. I haven't done any of this stuff or bought from any of the following sites. Use at your own risk!

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              Go to police auctions, really cheap stuff you can sell for much higher than you bought it for. There are some online police auction sites like http://www.stealitback.com but you'll have to do a little google search to find more.

              http://www.wholesalerscatalog.com/index.php - $3.95 a month.
              http://www.asia.globalsources.com/gs.../ASOL/HOME.jsp
              http://www.liquidation.com/

              http://www.openboxusa.com/index.html - below are two e-mails concerning this site and tvs. Expect the rest of the items for sale follow these same lines.

              "Hello:

              Yes, you are able to pick up the pallets at our warehouse, no problem, we just need you to let us know a time so we can schedule an appointment. The TVS are all from Sears and are non-teched TVS...We only check for cosmetic damages, ex: smashed screens, etc...

              We do not plug or test beyond cosmetic.

              There is a variety of TV sizes...We will not give you 2-3 pallets full of 13" TVS.... In general, there is a good mix of sizes and name brands. The good thing with Sears is that there are good national name brands.

              Thank you."

              "Hello:

              Non teched means that no technician has looked at. There was no attempt to repair from anyone. This means that it may work or not but it has definately never been touched. For example, Best Buy has a tech department, so everything you return, they will attempt to fix it first. With Sears, there is no tech department, so all returns come straight to us. Hope that helps."
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              • #8
                First its best to know the value of something you want to sell. Better than this is knowing the current going rate. I'm a toolmaker and I'm allways coming across tools and tooling at fleamarkets and yardsales.


                In the past I've bought items for as little as $35.00 and resold them on ebay for more than $400.00 !!

                All because the seller didnt know the value or how/where to market them. Ive also made some major blunders, like the 26" Jacobsen snowblower I recently acuired for $100 only to findout its worth about..........$100, DOH !!


                Just find stuff you know is worth more than someones asking and go for it.
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                • #9
                  Yeah, like Ted said.

                  In this other forum I visit a guy bought 1000 watches for $2000. Which he's selling for just under $5. They retail for about $60. Link.

                  I think the guy should be selling them for more.
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                  • #10
                    Anyone care to wager about the odds of those watches being stolen?

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                    • #11
                      OMG mars volta there fucking awsome, it's a shame at the drive in had to break up to form that band. i really liked at the drive in. i'd say sparta is ok but mars volta is better.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Swiss Mercenary
                        Anyone care to wager about the odds of those watches being stolen?
                        I doubt it. Buying in bulk like that can significantly reduce costs, on top of that they're overstock surplus. Warehouse space is very valuable, as well. Instead of having something sitting in your warehouse for ten years companies will sell items, even at a loss(sometimes large), in order to use that space for something that will most likely sell. Selling at a loss is much better than not selling at all.
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                        • #13
                          And you can wright off the loss on your taxes.


                          A guy at our local flea sells cards of watch batteries, ten to a card, for one dollar. When I told him I was skeptical about the deal he told me to take a card of my choice, free. So I took them and tested them and the only bad one was slightly crushed.


                          So I wrote down all the battery style/numbers I could use and went back only to find a line 50' long at his table. I waited my turn picked out my needed battery types and purchased them from a very happy man.

                          When I asked him how he could show any profit, he told me his secret. He purchased a truck full of batterys and cigarette lighters at a police auction for $500.00.(minimum bid) Turns out the trucks engine cought fire and had to be impounded be the city.

                          The insurance company totaled the truck and the contents and refused to pay the impound bill. The guy with the batteries bought the whole works, filled his garage with lighters and batteries and took the truck to another buisiness witch specializes in truck repair.

                          The repair shop gave him $1200.00 for the remains of the truck and he made (by his best guess) about $4000.00 profit from the venture, all in about three weeks.


                          Told you he was happy !
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