On March 23, 2010 · 54 Comments

Seems like things come in bunches on Craigslist – and that was the case the last couple weeks and golf carts.

I ran into this one and bought it from the guy for $625 – and he even delivered it to Hesperia from Corona.

I was driving it around the neighborhood (until I sold it of course – I always play with everything while I have them) and stopped by Mikie’s house (the guy that originally sold me the Paper Boy Arcade Game). He was really interested in it, so he traded me straight across for a Honda Quad. I felt like this was a trade up for me, and it made Mikie happy, so I agreed.

A few days later, I had a guy offer to trade me for the Honda 90 Quad. He had (2) small dirtbikes he wanted to trade. I did my research and still felt like this was a trade up for me – so I agreed.

I ended up with an SDG 107 Pitbike all modded out and a super fast raced out Suzuki RM65 – each of which I sold for $500 and $600, respectively. It took a while to get my money back on this deal – but it worked out in the end.

Cost: $625     Selling Price: $1100     Profit: $475


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One Paper Boy Game

On February 1, 2010 · 186 Comments

One Saturday morning while rummaging through my neighbor’s yard sale, I ran across this old Paper Boy Arcade Game. Since they were friends of mine, they offered it to me for $50 if I could get it up to my garage. I knew it was a decent price (especially since it worked fine) but wasn’t quite sure what I would do with it.

We lugged it home, put it in my garage, played it a couple times and put it up on Craigslist.

I ended up trading it to a guy in Studio City for a very nice ProForm treadmill – this worked out for me because he drove all the way out to me with the treadmill, picked up the game and left. I didn’t have to lift a finger.

I threw the treadmill up on Craigslist with a price tag of $400. I intentionally priced it high because I really didn’t want to get rid of it. It wasn’t but a few days later that a lady drove up and handed me $400 cash for it. Cha-Ching!

This was where it all began. I thought this was waaaaaay to easy – and a bit fun. If I could trade or flip an item that fast, what’s stopping me from trading up until I have something REALLY big? I mean, if the “” guy can do it, why can’t I? I decided to actively start looking on Craigslist and any means possible to take my initial $50 investment and turn it into something special – maybe even a HOUSE.

Cost: $50     Selling Price: $400     Profit: $350


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