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New Business Plan for 2014

Offline MovieMan

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New Business Plan for 2014
« on: January 23, 2014, 10:02:47 AM »
Actually, I've been doing this for a few months now, but it's really coming into its own now.

I reduced the number of storage auction lockers I bought in the last 6 months due mainly to the quality of the lockers available in about a 30 mile range. A lot of the lockers I have seen have just been trashy or at the best they were medium quality.

Combine that with relatively high prices for the better lockers and the work it took to clean them out, dump runs etc, I just decided to pretty much give them up.


Because I had fewer sales items from "picking" I GAVE UP SELLING AT A FLEA MARKET!

Yes, after 9 years and 10 months, my last flea sales day was  at the end of October, 2013.

I haven't missed that 4 a.m. getting up, getting to the flea at 5:30 a.m. and loading up 90% of the stock between noon and 2 p.m.


My picking skills have improved (sure I still buy a dud now and again) and sales on eBay are great right now but Craigslist is slow (last couple of weeks of Jan, 2014).

Anyway, a big change after selling about 45 Saturdays a year at a flea market for almost 10 YEARS !

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Re: New Business Plan for 2014
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2014, 11:05:29 AM »
Anyway, a big change after selling about 45 Saturdays a year at a flea market for almost 10 YEARS !

Perhaps, just perhaps, the extra sleep will make you less grumpy and more pleasant? :)

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Re: New Business Plan for 2014
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2014, 02:59:18 PM »
yeah sometimes its just better to work smarter than harder. its tough deciding hey im not gona buy as much or sell as much but like you said sometimes its almost like your working just to keep yourself busy. yeah you could probably buy a few more units and hustle a few more bucks out of crap all with a lot of work involved. i like your thinking though, dont buy stuff just to buy, buy quality, its less work and you'll probably wind up about the same moneywise considering crap sells for crap. i got sick of sitting at garage sales selling stuff and having peole pay me with handfulls of pennies.

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