Since I first posted this topic I have gone at it.
Firstly I'm trying to increase my capital, so I have put up for sale all kinds of stuff, golf club set (washed it all) blu ray box sets that still hold value, possibly a brand new electric cooker and fridge freezer.
Im planning to sell my brand new items and replace them with second hand in good condition items, its a flip but it adds capital. I got these on a rehousing scheme that I qualified for.
Near flips over the past two days:
High quality mountain bike, I even put the advert up before I'd bought it generate interest.
I got one solid bid from an eager buyer for £150, but here comes the guy im buying it off, He is wanting 200.
Will he sell for 100? No. Might sell for 160 if you have the cash on the spot!
Then I need to hold out for a sale.. So I passed on this.
High quality BMX:
He wanted a quick sale, at 65, condition of bike is really good so no problems as selling "very good condition no marks or scratches"
Just as I bid 55 the guy sells it. would of made £30.
I also did a fake Iphone advert to see how far people in my city will go, listed an Iphone4 with pictures of it looking immaculate, listed it as unwanted gift, unlocked, with receipt.
It's £150 cheaper than the official apple store and NO ONE has bid for it. What the fuck!!! 170+ listing views, and 7 hard views... 7 people rejecting an item like that? How can they?
Thats like sitting in a shop all day and seven people who want a bargain look at it and say "Hmm thats not a good enough bargain for me today!"
For some reason bikes, moto x field bikes, seem to attract the most activity on the site im having to use at the moment.
Im going to concentrate on trying to flip smaller pit bikes that kids/teenagers can use once my capital is up.
Im hoping to get a pay pal account sorted then move on to an Ebay account, it seems you get more viewers there and its easier to sell obscure items.
This is going to take some time to get it off the floor huh?
Just like to mention how hard it is for work in my area, a woman puts up an ad for her stairwell decorating I'd charge a basic rate of £100 for glossing and white washing, and basic restore of the wall, 8 to 16 hours work. This is professional work, no cowboy shit, no throwing on the paint. Then Id charge a little less for the colour finish, around 40/60 quid.
Anyway over 20 people tried to get the work, and I just thought what's the point!!! I even saw two guys i grew up with tagged for the job.
What are they gonna do fight it out for who can do it cheapest?... whatever.
Edited by emsley, 23 July 2014 - 11:32 AM.