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« on: October 21, 2012, 09:36:51 AM »

ok almost free i want to share how i make extra money for our trips as we have been blessed with going to
5 or 6 bus rallys and making great friends as you known we live in costa rica so we have a lot more cost to
go to a rally. round trip air fare/ hotels/ rent a car/ dog papers/ passports / cleanning & stocking motorhome
ect. but it all worth it . ok this is very simple to do and can be done anywere what we do is buy & wholesale
used furn. we have a deal with a used furn store he will buy everything i get . hears the deal if you have seen the tv show storge wars . you see dealers bidding to buy those units as they need stuff to sell . most sales are during the week .why resell shops busyest time is weekends . this allso makes it hard for them to hit the garage sales . we have a price line that he will pay . we work on 100-150 profit it works like this if i buy something for $100 he will pay me $200 or more so i just made 100 profit now before you say no i make
on avarge $1000 month for a few weekends work . if i let him pay me with a post dated check we pays more
as he gets to sell it and make his profit before the post dated check .
this can be done in any town in the usa there are allways resell shops all you need to do is talk to them
and offer to suply to them and work out price guidelines .  next post other stuff part 2
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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2012, 09:49:41 AM »

part 2 this can work for all of you just think the guys at the flea market need stuff to sell . it can be your hobby. fishing gear .hunting gear. sports stuff. they need you . they need stuff to sell. they will be happy
to pay you fair prices. everybody wins. you dont sell to the publix your selling to the dealers. ok check this out
i buy a nice sofa for $200 he pay me $400 he sells it for $600 win win for everyone one other tip i take it home a set it up in my garage my guy likes to buy in bulk he likes unloading a truck full as people see him unloading they go see what he got now as i said a average of $1000 month some months i dont sell anything others can
be $ 3000 or more i spend a few hours a couple times a week hope this helps out a few bus nuts just trying
to give back to the group thanks john
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2012, 01:01:17 PM »

 has this been helpfull to anyone ???does anyone need more help ? like i said it can be anything does not have to be furn. like me . can be just about anything all you need is a willing dealer. but you must tell them you are
buying this stuff for them . coming back from the store today and saw a garage sale just made a eazy $100
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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2012, 02:37:12 PM »

Yes great info John thanks for the tip! (Gonna start checking into this Monday!)
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2012, 02:50:14 PM »

With all respect, this has bupkes to do with buses, or busing.  There has to be a forum on how to rip off the unfortunate that this can be on.  Think about who lost their possessions and why, before you claim it's win-win-win.  It's LOSE BIG, then win-win-win.

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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2012, 03:07:19 PM »

 brian first off it does have to do with buses its a hobby that funds my bus conversion and trips . how
 or where did you come up with rip off the unfortunate ?  you need to read my post again. i buy furn. at
garage sales from people who want to sell there stuff i am not ripping off anyone .maybe you dont get it.
so lets try this. you brain put a add in the newspaper for a garage sale i stop by and you sell me
some things your happy you sold them .i am happy when i resell them win win i was only trying to
help others with there bus needs i hope you read this and understand thanks john
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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2012, 06:09:28 PM »

John I think Brian misunderstood that you were buying from garage sales.

I think he thought you were doing the storage auction thing.

However Brian, It's not the person who buys the "storage locker" that is at fault. Those lockers go unpaid for quite some time before "MOST" put them up for sale.
They'd rather the "owner" pay the storage than the have to have an auction.

The only one who wins at those auctions every time is the auctioneer who gets his commission as soon as the sale is over before the storage unit! And many times the buyers lose $ because the stuff ain't worth what they thought.

I know several who own the storage units and some that buy stuff and they all agree they lose as much as they gain.
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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2012, 06:55:32 PM »

I agree with Brian: this is very much OT.

Does anyone want to know how I fund my bus hobby? I didn't think so...

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« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2012, 07:00:24 PM »

 bk thanks i only said that as a point that dealers need to buy stuff and pay fair prices that all
again my point was to offer help to other busnuts to make extra cash for fuel & bus parts
again its a simple as talking to dealers in shops or flea markets   make it fun could be baseball cards comic books
anything thats easy and fun for you all my profit is for bus parts / rallys ect
again i have made great friends from the bcm and got lots of help  just trying to give back
good luck to all that want to try this thanks john
ps. i buy furn.as its harder to sell at garage sales. as you need to haul away my dealer offers dellivery

bk i known what you say is true and some people keep stuff in storage for sentamenal resons i known
lady who has spent $ 4000 a year for the last 13 years for stuff thats not worth $2000 and onother
that has been paying for 20 yrs i have sean both of these units and its junk  anyway have fun
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« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2012, 07:06:35 PM »

 to the moderators sorry for posting was trying to offer help but sound like its not wanted
so can you remove this thanks john
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« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2012, 07:34:24 PM »

It's great to read some  stuff on here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2012, 07:56:31 PM »

Better than politics.
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« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2012, 08:04:10 PM »

Jeez Peeez we must really hate car repo people...and those guys that work as collections agents....whoa real scumbags.
How bout the insurance adjusters...lets hate them too cuz they want to screw everyone.... Grin Angry Grin
I lived in a park once where an elder guy died, the kids came and threw the entire contents of the 5th wheel out, hooked up and drove away...thems the scumbags IMO
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« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2012, 04:26:21 AM »

Hey Van, can I borry sum muny, I wants two by this  http://www.hugedomains.com/domain_profile.cfm?d=internationaleagles&e=com

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« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2012, 04:27:37 AM »

Did Gilligan ever get off the island, does anyone know? 

I have lost the key to my storage locker and I was wondering if there was a bus nut in the neighborhood that knows how to counterfeit, uh ... copy a key?

Do you need a permit from the city in order to sell a bus at a garage sale.

Just thinkin' outside the box.

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« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2012, 10:28:11 AM »

 on a final note to all that think this is off topic or stupid or whatever i have bought and sold stuff my whole
life and thanks to that and hard work we have been 100 o/o dedt free since building our first home at 18 yrs
old
to our curent home and no we did not get money from family or win the lottery but i did work 100 plus hours
all honest hard work ps. i had to work and study since i was 12 running the family bussnnes do to my father was in the hosptail for 2 yrs he sold it to retire when i was 17  i guess its true you cant teach old dogs new tricks
the end thanks john
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« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2012, 12:36:12 PM »

  In John's first sentence he said buying and reselling allows him to travel to bus rallies so I really don't see a problem with his post. I see lots of posts on this forum that veer off topic,and I see posts that turn into a 2 or 3 person conversation and nothing bus related is said. Sometimes this site reminds me of my old high school days when there was the minority "in" crowd that could pretty much get away with anything and then there was the (majority) rest of us. I read his post as trying to be helpful.

  I was flamed in the past for posting what I thought was helpful information and as a result seldom post here so I can identify with John. Don't get me wrong I have learned a lot from members here and it is appreciated but I do not think John's post deserved some of the replies.
 
  By the way John, I picked up a pair of WW11 German 10X80 Binoculars for $10.00 at an auction last month (was the only bidder) and turned them for $1324.00 on eBay 3 weeks ago (money will be spent on the 4104) so I do appreciate your post about ways to help finance our bus habit. And I do not feel one bit guilty about my profit margin.

Just my thoughts (and yes I should keep them to myself) but sometimes I think things need to be said.


Thanks John, I appreciated your post.

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« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2012, 01:34:06 PM »

 Just to clarify, my earlier post is in no way directed to the moderators of the forum who I feel have a hard enough job to do. I think some of the members need to stand down and keep their comments to themselves when they think a post might not be appropriate or on topic and let the moderators take care of it. That's what they are here to do.


Standing down now....

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« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2012, 01:48:37 PM »

In these tough times, some encouraging words as to ways to make headway are appreciated.

Just a little more confidence stands between ourselves and the tank of fuel we need to have a bit of recreation.

Sharing success stories just may be the confidence boost some of us need.

Thanks John.

happy coaching!
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« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2012, 02:26:55 PM »

 thanks rick and bus warior i was trying to share imfo and would help anyone just pm me.
 buswarior you coming to arcadia this year let me known and i will try and bring up
costa rica beer also to all going to the arcadia rally please stop by and say hi and to
old friends see you there john/lidia
ps .rick great score keep it up that will help your bus along .
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« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2012, 02:40:49 PM »

Thanks John gave me some ideas. I have a 50X40 Garage 25 feet tall full of stuff that I was trying to sell on CL but not having to much luck. It would be easier working with a seller wholesale and not have to deal with people i don't know coming and going on the property buying 1 thing at a time.
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« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2012, 03:07:59 PM »

 wow dave 50x40 going through that sound like more fun then disney wish i was closer good luck john
ps . try and make lots of things for dealers tell them they must take whole lots much quicker for you
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« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2012, 03:21:45 PM »

John,
It is part of taking care of a Ranch for a friend of mine. He had a Property Management company. So old house doors, electrical everything, stoves, refrigs, Big hanging lights, Gallons and Gallons and Gallons of Paint, some new some old. Tile, wood flooring, adhesives, glues, did i mention paint. Tools but I think he wants to keep them. just a lot of stuff. I take 35% of what I sell Grin Cool

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« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2012, 05:27:13 PM »

John,

Thank you for sharing your ideas. That makes a lot of sense to me. Good for you. I hope your ventures are very profitable for you. 

God bless,

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