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Anybody else enjoy bargins on Craigslist

Love blown glass work of www.satava.com own number of jellyfish and vases.
Just scored very nice moon jellyfish piece which pictures do it no justice, for $500 under I could sell it on Ebay
Guy selling it lived in Multi million $ house
Have also picked up other bargins on Craiglist
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I have done a considerable amount of Craigslisting...

Bought 55 broken PS2's for $500, fixed 20 of them and resold them for $65 each on eBay... Still got 35 of them that I need to put up there as broken...

Got a Sega Dreamcast with a ton of games and crap for $30... Resold it two days later for $105... Both transactions from Craigslist...

Bought about 10 broken Xboxes on there for $10 to $50 each, resold them after repairs for a profit of about $500...

Sold my services for repairing broken PS2's and Xboxes and whatnot various times for profits ranging from $20 to $50 each time...

Bought a 36" JVC tube TV for $200... It kicks azz...

Sold my gf's 1995 Mercury Mystique with 161k miles, a blown motor, and a host of other problems for $200...

Sold an extra 160GB SATA Western Digital HD I had for $50, which was $11 more than I paid for it new...

Bought a weight bench and a host of weights for $55... Nothing too great though...

Sold a chin/dip station that wouldn't fit in my current place for $65... Paid $120 for it a few years prior...

I have done more, but this is just what pops into my head...
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I have done a considerable amount of Craigslisting...

Bought 55 broken PS2's for $500, fixed 20 of them and resold them for $65 each on eBay... Still got 35 of them that I need to put up there as broken...

Got a Sega Dreamcast with a ton of games and crap for $30... Resold it two days later for $105... Both transactions from Craigslist...

Bought about 10 broken Xboxes on there for $10 to $50 each, resold them after repairs for a profit of about $500...

Sold my services for repairing broken PS2's and Xboxes and whatnot various times for profits ranging from $20 to $50 each time...

Bought a 36" JVC tube TV for $200... It kicks azz...

Sold my gf's 1995 Mercury Mystique with 161k miles, a blown motor, and a host of other problems for $200...

Sold an extra 160GB SATA Western Digital HD I had for $50, which was $11 more than I paid for it new...

Bought a weight bench and a host of weights for $55... Nothing too great though...

Sold a chin/dip station that wouldn't fit in my current place for $65... Paid $120 for it a few years prior...

I have done more, but this is just what pops into my head...

Craigeslist full of killer deals
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The only problem that I don't like about craigslist is that after a about a week your ad just sinks to the bottom.

Do you guys just resubmit the ad again?




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found my bike on their, 04 ninja 250 for 1600, id say thats a bargain
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I've only sold one thing off of there, but never bought believe it or not. But they do have some great deals there!

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just sold our minivan for about 100$ over kbb price on craigslist, we were hoping for anything around $5K and we got $6300.

then just yesterday I put up the old TV for sale, since we got an LCD HDTV. 2 hours later I had a buyer. it was bought new for $400 in 1997 (manufactured in 1996) and sold yesterday for $100. I'd say thats a good deal considering we were gonna throw it out.

DAMN OSP thats a lot of profit. I was considering doing something similar repairing xboxes and phones, but it takes too much time to be worth it.

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The only problem that I don't like about craigslist is that after a about a week your ad just sinks to the bottom.

Do you guys just resubmit the ad again?
Depends... Ads for services yes... Ads for selling stuff no...

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just sold our minivan for about 100$ over kbb price on craigslist, we were hoping for anything around $5K and we got $6300.

then just yesterday I put up the old TV for sale, since we got an LCD HDTV. 2 hours later I had a buyer. it was bought new for $400 in 1997 (manufactured in 1996) and sold yesterday for $100. I'd say thats a good deal considering we were gonna throw it out.

DAMN OSP thats a lot of profit. I was considering doing something similar repairing xboxes and phones, but it takes too much time to be worth it.
Nah, it really doesn't take a lot of time... I ran through the 55 PS2's in about 15 hours over a weekend... Not to bad for clearing more than a grand... Just understand that it was all parts swapping... I'll be damned if I am going to bust out the multi-meter and find broken traces or whatever... Drive doesn't work (#1 problem on both Xboxes and PS2's), clean/adjust the lens, possibly screw around with the pots, then replace if necessary. I can fully test, clean, adjust (focus/intensity), and ultimately replace an entire lens in under 1/2 hour on either system...
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yeah thats a good point you have plenty of spare parts if you have 55... who sold you 55 tho? u got em all at once?

i usually dont mess with things like optical drives, seems to delicate to me.

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yeah thats a good point you have plenty of spare parts if you have 55... who sold you 55 tho? u got em all at once?

i usually dont mess with things like optical drives, seems to delicate to me.
Some guy... His story was that he and his buddy owned a video game store in California, but he had some family crap come up back here, they sold the shop, and he didn't have time to screw with them... He had a PS3, Xbox 360, and a Wii hooked up to a couple flat screens mounted on his walls in his apartment... Plus all of the systems had various labels on them like repair tags and whatnot with a video game store name and logo... I dunno... Either he was legit or he was one hell of a thief...

Don't sweat them... The lasers and whatnot are more robust than you think... A Q-Tip and some 70% isopropyl alcohol clean those babies right up... Not to mention that adjusting the height is crazy easy, but that's a real trial and error way to fix them... And adjusting the pots is easy too... Just don't set them under 800 ohms or you can burn out discs...

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thats what i thought, must be a store

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I read the casual encounters section, thats about it...
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I read the casual encounters section, thats about it...
I do too... Just to see some boobies.
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I love fixing electronics. JUst finished a two year course on Electronics Technology where we pretty much learn the electrical theory the first semester then the last three we learn to fix stuff and fix a lot of it. I couldn't even tell you how many TVs I have fixed in the last year and a half. I'm actually going to a national competition late June for troubleshooting electronics. It's nothing that hard really, just figuring out which problem of about three there is depending on what it is doing.
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I love fixing electronics. JUst finished a two year course on Electronics Technology where we pretty much learn the electrical theory the first semester then the last three we learn to fix stuff and fix a lot of it. I couldn't even tell you how many TVs I have fixed in the last year and a half. I'm actually going to a national competition late June for troubleshooting electronics. It's nothing that hard really, just figuring out which problem of about three there is depending on what it is doing.
Craigslist is your friend then... Lotsa money can be had buying broken crap on for next to nothing... or nothing... and turning around and reselling it... I stay away from TV's and DVD players cause the market is pretty saturated... Video game systems on the other hand... hold their value like a champ and the broken ones are pretty easy to come by...
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