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  1. My neighbour says I can hog her line till mines set up and paid for, but wanted to know who hard can it be?


    I have access to a router a pretty good one but before I go messing around with it I have been told it might be more difficult than I thought to get it working.


    What I thought would happen: Plug in my router and install all the drivers, scan for wirless networks, see hers and connect to it after she gives me the password, voila high speed bullshit.


    What I got told would happen: I would have to configure her wifi to accept mine, then manually enter a load of bullshit to each wifi box for them to work, and then they might not even work properly.


    I also have one of these:




    Bottom line is, if all i have to do is is set up a router or whatever and bang in a password im in business, but dont want to be in her house having to lug my pc down there to see her wifi settings. She has no laptop and only uses a tablet for basic internet things.


    Its probably not a good idea, I just wanted to know is it as easy as I thought it would be.


    Cheers 1emu.



  2. Yes my friend I am struggling in my first week to get the idea off the ground.


    What Items have you found to be easy to flip?

    I will go look at car boot sales, in the UK this is a bunch of people in a field selling stuff out the back of their car.

    I want to work, I want to get a job but thats not happening at the moment.


    I offered a family relative one bedroom for free to make sure she likes my work then i would charge after that room.

    It was going to be fully plastered, and professionally finished including the ceiling, radiator restore, skirting boards restored and base painted with john acrylic paint.

    The door would be sanding down and made to look as new as I can get it. Now, she does not want it!! :( All she had to pay for was for plaster and paint.


    This is the stuff I want to get in to dealing:



    Id like to buy and repair, simple engines and gaskets compared to 4 strokes which are complex.

    People who want this stuff usually have the cash and the passion.

  3. 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? :rofl:


    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.

  4. Emsley,


    One of the companies I manage does device reselling. This is essentially exactly what we do buy them at or slightly above the value of our competitors and then turn around and resell them for a small profit. We have a mid size operation although we have a very small amount of employee's and volume.


    I'll start with the important things to make sure of:

    1. Make sure the devices you buy are worth buying. ie no apple ID locks, or severe mechanical issues. Also if they are black listed most people wont buy them. It decreases their value significantly.

    2. Ad's are never free, and if you get free ones there will be a severe downside to them, for example usell.com charges from $20-$50 per device depending on the type of device.

    3. Look into CheckMEND. Its a small charge, but it will allow you to double check a devices status.


    Now I would say its not so much luck as it is knowledge. I'm in America, but if you get a lot of devices I could move them for you easily with those marginal profits you're looking at. As for your original question, hustling free ad sites, I don't really suggest it, most aren't reputable, and most wont get you traffic because they're advertising on wheelchair sites or something.


    I'll send you a direct link to my companies website that does mobile device purchasing.



    You are full of surprises old lad, thanks for that PM lots of info to make sure how to gauge a phones price, nice!

    I'm not doing a lot of deals lately like I said im just starting up but will keep this in mind man, thanks.


    My theory is roughly accurate to get a constant stream of money ticking over.

    I have working capital of £350 which isnt a lot but its just enough to get it started.

    Right now I can get access to broken Samsung galaxy's, case screen is cracked and touch LCD screen isnt working.

    So a replacement case and screen, this is the stuff Im still learning about.

    As long as you hit your own sweet spot on the sell on its all relevant.


    When you go to sites that give you cash for your goods they have LOADS of phones and second hand stuff, so there must be people selling at lower prices to actual true market value.


    For example gumtree has free adds but the people selling their phones on their are REALLY pushing the price.



    With this price even if I got some cash knocked off the sell on is high risk.

    Id say the item I listed above has a true market value of 270 to 300.


    So realistically I would have to buy the phone from that seller for £250 cash..


    However on "the street" where you can bump in to all kinds of things (of course legit)

    is the place to start I think, expanding a social circle to all types of people will expose you to the most return.

    In the areas I live people are not quite as rich as they should be and selling something quick is a good time to have your name out there.



    I keep my eye open for all kinds of things if there is a chance to make 10 to 20 bucks and its a clear chance then I will take it.

    How hard can it be?

  5. I was thinking if I could make £10 to £20 per item and managed 5 a week it would be a return. (eventually move on to more expensive items)

    After looking at this idea for a long time today it seems to boil down to more luck than anything else.

    I've noticed people sell for a bit more than what its worth, but as a seller this becomes tricky as getting the item for a price that leaves a sell on margin is incredibly tight with items that are in the low cash range.


    It appears PS3s are a pointless exericse now, but Phones and 3DS's are the ones to aim for.

    Anyone got any experience in this?


  6. Germany always do well at the world cup.


    ISIS is a code word for taliban, when are these fucking idiots going to learn that the middle east is for muslims.

    They dont want democracy, if they did they would of fought harder for it instead of just slinging all their guns on the floor when the Taliban showed back up.

    Major, major embarrassment for the ignorant politically correct asswipes we have in power in the UK and USA.


    As for the passenger flight being brought down that is really really really bad.


    Israel and "the strip" have always been at it, doubt owt will ever change there.

  7. Ok.


    I installed windows 7 32bit about 9 months ago, and I got this weird start up glitch.

    It took a while to get the installation disk to suck to the hard drive, and then it would go to boot and restart the loop of installing again.

    After a few attempts it gave me a different BIOS screen, so now everytime I boot i haver to hammer F12 to get a choice of boot options.

    It does not matter if I set the boot disc in BIOS it still does the same thing, i only have one hard drive connected so its strange it cant find it unless i manually hit F12 and then i get a few options.





    I just grabbed a BIOS update for this motherboard and it wont run i just get a "stopped working" as soon as I click it, all that in the update is a "F12 FILE" "AUTOEXC" and a "FLASHSPI" application.


    Whats going on?

  8. Simply cant afford to travel to London, as soon as you pass into the place prices increase something stupid like 80%.

    So a sarnie and a bottle of water could be something like £8. (not for certain but i know its expensive)

    Then id have to book a place to stay, or if im coming back it would have to be train tickets, again a two way ticket is is like £100.


    Massive headache and £££

  9. Canada has strange weather, in the UK its eithier


    1. Cloudy.

    2. Rain.

    3. Cloudy with sun now and then.

    4. Blazing sun for about 40 days of the year. (if we are lucky)


    You see more clear skies in winter than summer.


    I'd be totally useless in the cold of canada we rarely get too cold over here 2C lowest average, And for for a month or two can get hit with minus 10 that fluxes like a motherfucker.


    If I had a choice of weather southern france all day!

    Monsoons in spring but the rest of it is kick ass!

  10. Only computer I had in this mold was the Atari ST.

    I swapped it for my mountain bike, was worth it at the time.

    Monkey Island 1 FTW!!!!

    Then a part of the game used to crash, the cunt id go back and get the disc sorted from was a right wank.

    ripped me off twice, being young i didnt know any better.


    A few years later my dad got into the PCs so it evened out in the end.

  11. We got beat 2 - 1.


    England players looked like little girls at the start of the match.

    Showed too much respect to an ageing Pirlo.

    Should of started with the younger players in Barkley, Lallana, and wilshire!


    I hope the next game gerrard and flockon are left out or we wont even make the quarter finals!



    I wish soccer would be bigger in the states, personally.


    American football/soccer can be fun to watch, but the american game is all about hard graft and high pressing game.

    Leeds my club team, have had two american players. Eddie lewis, and robbie rodgers. (almost admitted to being gay with his time at leeds)


    A gif from last nights game summing up our overpaid "stars"


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