100xOdds
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February 1st, 2018 at 12:37:07 PM permalink
vulturing in the casino is fun but there's too much competition now at my local casinos. (heck, one guy just sits there at the bank of Rock Around the Clock slots.)
I no longer stop by just to vulture because I rarely find any.

suggestions for another +EV hobby?
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RS
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February 1st, 2018 at 12:39:34 PM permalink
Idk about a "hobby", but I generally buy gift cards for places where I'm going to spend money anyway, if they have some sort of a bonus. Subway you get a free 6" sandwhich if you buy a $25 gift card, or a 12" if you get a $50 card.

Every now and then Chipotle runs a promo where if you buy a $30 gift card, you get a BOGO on your next visit w/ receipt.

There are others that I can't think off the top of my head.
billryan
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February 1st, 2018 at 12:43:14 PM permalink
Estate sales and bankruptcy sales can be very profitable if you buy well.
I've cut down on my gaming to do this.
gamerfreak
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February 1st, 2018 at 1:07:33 PM permalink
Couponing.

You can reduce the cost of a cart of groceries by 50%+ fairly easily.
Romes
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February 1st, 2018 at 1:08:30 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

Estate sales and bankruptcy sales can be very profitable if you buy well.
I've cut down on my gaming to do this.

I've always heard this and been intrigued... Are you basically bargain shopping then selling the items you bought at a reduced price online/some kind of pawn shop?
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February 1st, 2018 at 1:14:37 PM permalink
Exercise/working out.
gamerfreak
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February 1st, 2018 at 1:16:24 PM permalink
Quote: Romes

I've always heard this and been intrigued... Are you basically bargain shopping then selling the items you bought at a reduced price online/some kind of pawn shop?


I think most of it is antiques/collectables that you can flip on eBay.
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February 1st, 2018 at 1:22:00 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

Estate sales and bankruptcy sales can be very profitable if you buy well.
I've cut down on my gaming to do this.



Garage sales too. I know a guy whose business is to buy stuff at garage sales cheap and sell at the swap meets for more. He knows very well what things people want and how much they will pay. I think EvenBob can speak to this, although I think his thing was buying storage units where the tenant defaulted and reselling on Ebay. I may be confusing him with someone else though. I'll ask him to pay this thread a visit.
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February 1st, 2018 at 1:47:47 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I think EvenBob can speak to this, although I think his thing was buying storage units where the tenant defaulted and reselling on Ebay. I may be confusing him with someone else though.



Never bought storage units. I was an
auction guy, I also bought at flea markets
and antique shows. The heyday of that
biz left in the 2008 crash. Things I used
to sell for $50 on Ebay, you can't even
get $15 for today.

It takes a huge amount of knowledge
in 40 different collectible fields to make
good money at it. I got into it in the
80's & was on the ground floor of Ebay
when it started. Made a killing in the late
90's selling guns and WWII collectibles
on Ebay, till they put a stop to it in 2000.

By 2005 all the antique dealers had caught
on to Ebay and I could no longer get deals
from them. I got out around 2006. You can
still make money by working at it 10 times
harder than I had to. It's not for me anymore.
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AxelWolf
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February 1st, 2018 at 1:54:32 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Garage sales too. I know a guy whose business is to buy stuff at garage sales cheap and sell at the swap meets for more. He knows very well what things people want and how much they will pay. I think EvenBob can speak to this, although I think his thing was buying storage units where the tenant defaulted and reselling on Ebay. I may be confusing him with someone else though. I'll ask him to pay this thread a visit.

I would enjoy doing something like this. I find looking around at garage sales, estate sales, storage lockers, very fun. I just never seem to try and sell anything when I do find something. What they do on American Pickers seems like a blast.

If Bill or someone can show me how to sell stuff and make a profit, I'm in.
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