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Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

What's the best deal you've ever made?

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SomethingNew
SomethingNew

buy blu ray combo pack movie at walmart for $20
sell the dvd inside for $20
sell the blu ray disk inside for $20
sell the digital code for $20

boom. $40 profit by elderly people who don't know how to pirate shit.

5mileys
5mileys

Loaned a bunch of money to a felon to expand his business. I only made like 5k on the deal but it allowed him to expand to the point where he's now got several employees and he can take home 40k a year. Feels good that I was able to help him when commercial banks wouldn't lend to him. He certainly got the better end of it but he also did all the work.

idontknow
idontknow

Bought a used car. It was worth 12 and I got it for 8.

Skullbone
Skullbone

someone backs into my shitty volvo in a parking lot
insurance pays me $1000
open up car door, pop dent out
$1000 for free

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

Bet ~80k or so on trump to win the election (maxed every credit card / took out two personal loans) on 4-1 odds (average), cleared 250k profit, which is aus is tax free.

Went from in debt poor fag with maybe 20k networth after liabilities to now sitting at 290k (thank you stocks).

FastChef
FastChef

good man

idontknow
idontknow

Jesus Christ

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

Are you a Trump supporter or just an absolute madman? Congrats either way.

Flameblow
Flameblow

You were an idiot and probably still are.

WebTool
WebTool

heh good one, i find it amazing people thought he wouldnt win
retards, retards everywhere

eGremlin
eGremlin

operate coffee shop
competitor opens up
after a month I go there a few times a week when getting groceries, getting to know their staff
after a few weeks of getting to know the staff, I made deals with and convinced their top 3 performers, including their assistant manager, to come work for me
got rid of my 3 worst performers
business has gone up at my shop and their's has been plagued by health code violations and poor inventory management, regularly out of core products

Helps to treat your employees right.

TreeEater
TreeEater

Family of shitty ex-partner approaches me to work with me as they hate ex-partner too.
In months we build a business 20 times bigger than ex-partner ever could in years.
Swimming in cash now, feels good.

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

Louisiana purchase

MPmaster
MPmaster

dont know about my best, but my worst was buying some weed (about 10 gram) for 200 bitcoin some years ago

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

Loaned a bunch of money to a felon to expand his business.

this never ends good ,´´..

RumChicken
RumChicken

this is /biz

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

I turned 25k into 30k in a year and did maybe 2 hours of work if you include depositing the payments.

RumChicken
RumChicken

Bought 1150 ETH @ 80 cents

Illusionz
Illusionz

I remember threads before the election by people saying they'd do this. I hope you're one of the few who followed through.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

Made 10k from odd jobs
used 10k to make 25k in stocks
Ask dad to match me for 25% of profits
Dad matches me 25k
Ask grandpa to match that for 25% of profits
Use 100k to trade
Make 3-4k about 4 times a week
Ez money

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

I love it when someone I know asks me where I work or when I plan on getting a job.

I always grin and think of my various wallet balances.

takes2long
takes2long

dad sells me a car that he could have traded in for maybe $5000 for $4300
lets me go long periods of time without paying anything, basically I pay whatever I want whenever I feel like it
no interest

I hate it though so I'm trying to pay it off quickly and trade it in.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

Tens of thousands of free money from parents

17.5K in government grants a year

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

got 8k once for almost kissing a creepy millionaire. not even lying either.

Playboyize
Playboyize

Why do people feel the need to lie on the internet? It must be indicative of a very sad life

Methshot
Methshot

Hahaha

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

please dont operate like that in the future! youre going to go out of business if you operate like that.

storefront businesses work like this:

You bunch together, like a testudo, that way when people think of coffee they think of your particular strip. this works across the board. retailers work best when they cluster, its just how it goes. you need to be "the destination" for your city, then you really start getting the reputation and your street gets written about in the in-flight magazine to your city and even get into the common lexicon.

dont buy into "dog eat dog" every time when it comes to shopfronts, youre best off cooperating, especially if you have unique products. a cafe "experience" is completely unique. your neighbour might have a 70s theme and you might have a contemporary theme, its just different demographics. try to cooperate with your neighbors, i promise it will work out well. you can co-op on all sorts of bulk orders too.

It's like a coral reef, user. capitalism doesnt always mean somebody loses.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

My friend gave me $20 for a $10 game code when I picked up a few from the store as a kid.

StonedTime
StonedTime

thats some firm conviction if true. i did ok on trump but orders of magnitude less than that. whats the next big one?

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

You know when you go into gas stations there are jars by the cash registers that ask you to donate to some person because they have cancer or something? One time, I noticed I looked a lot like a 52 year old family man with prostate cancer. Inside this jar, was so many quarters and crumpled dollar bills. In the picture, he was wearing a Saint Louis Cardinals hat. I went to Walmart and bought the same hat for $12. I went back to the gas station and said "Thats my Dad." and took the jar and walked the fuck out.

Best $623.47 I ever made. (AFTER the cost of the hat of course)

whereismyname
whereismyname

Did you not read the post

MPmaster
MPmaster

Traded a Dark Magician for some kid's Raigeki about ten years ago. Stupid fuck.

Methnerd
Methnerd

kek thats hilariously scummy.

happy_sad
happy_sad

Bought a domain name for $100.

Sold it for $120,000 17 years later.

5mileys
5mileys

Levelled up someone's pokemon go account for $300. I used a bot so basically it was free $300 for a few clicks.

askme
askme

Typo. I paid $1000 not $100

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

Just curious, what was the domain? Or, if you don't want to say, what was it in relation to that caused its value to increase so much?

Emberfire
Emberfire

Same here. I had 2k€ on Trump before he even had the republican nomination at a 9.1 quote. Put in another 2k€ in the last week before the election at 3.2 quote because i was 99% sure i had this thing when i saw Shillary and Obama campainging in deep blue states just days before the election. Made 24k€ total after taxes and broker fees.

Other than that i had a short on VW before the emissions scandal, cashed out shortly after. Got lucky.

Evilember
Evilember

I sold a resume to a guy for $810. Took me about an hour's worth of work.

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

Keked fucking hard !

WebTool
WebTool

That may be true or not. If he works in a mall or a shopping street whatever, customers are there by opportunity and being a one of kind business becomes much more interesting.

Supergrass
Supergrass

Bought a foreclosed house for $350k six years ago. It appraised for $685k when I refinanced last summer.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

sucked a cock for $200

girlDog
girlDog

I bet all on Trump, 7k

w8t4u
w8t4u

1790658
FOY

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

youtube.com/watch?v=uc_Lz0wkOfY

AHAHAHA IT'S FUCKING REAL

Google stuff like "stolen gas station jar man with saint louis cardinals hat" and lots of stuff comes up but I'd be willing to bet this one, the one with ABCNews (too bad they seem to have taken down the story) is the guy in this post.

TreeEater
TreeEater

Someone post that picure of the European guy who put literally every penny to his name betting on Hillary winning then frantically calling the betting site back just for them to tell him his bet was irreversible. I wonder where he is now.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

selling my textbook

"tools of the trade"

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

You might have more fun roleplaying on /b/

Nojokur
Nojokur

pretty impressive :)

Supergrass
Supergrass

Not when the other business does the same thing as you.

Occasionally it's good for business owners of the same product to work together against the buying public. But it's rare. Ultimately you always want to beat out your competitors and win the market.

I own a business sir.

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

nah i know people who actually bet on the election except they bet on clinton LOL

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

r0fl that is the most evil thing d0000d

Supergrass
Supergrass

Not lying bro, I may have lied to a bank on a credit application though haha.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

boaght one of these ebay.com/itm/262845622421?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

230.00 worth of shit for 150 wow

Emberburn
Emberburn

Thats fucking hilarious because I made that story up

Evilember
Evilember

262845622421
go shill your shitty phone elsewhere

TechHater
TechHater

I usually get scammed when it comes to doing anything in life but recently I got a really good deal on a motorcycle I bought.

I honestly thought I was getting scammed considering how unknowledgeable the seller was.

Long story short, I underpaid by about $1200~ on a bike

FastChef
FastChef

wow. How bow dah.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

what made you so confident to risk fucking yourself over for the rest of your life to do this? legit curious

MPmaster
MPmaster

Bought an e30 BMW ('87 325is) for $1600 in 2011 when i was a junior in hs. sold it for 5k in 2015. shouts out to Frank Ocean and odd future for making old bmws popular

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

I was already 70k in the hole (lifetime of poor money habits), so I read some books, refinanced, cut my lifestyle back, and paid it down to 60k, but it was taking too long. Given what I was saving, going broke at 60k or 140k would still put me way ahead financially, even if I have to have no credit for 3 years.

As for why Trump? I was piqued by brexit being this huge shock, and why Trump kept winning. My theory initially was that if people thought he couldn't win, he'd win.

Then I looked way into it, scott adams blog on persuasion was enlightening, following r/politics, the donald and pol, seeing the difference in astroturfing, throw in the predictive models all pointing to trump (2 Al's and 2 professors), the second debate 'because you'd be in jail' moment, rally size difference, the rigged polls (90% of polls had it at dems or women +2 to +11,even though going off the primaries it was Republican +1 to +4 turnout). Brandon Smiths blog on alt-market (a guy who is super accurate with predictions) called it early and made a case for why Trump is basically being wet up to crash the financial system.

The trigger for me was when the FBI announced they were opening the investigation, then when Clinton and Obama spent the last two days in the rest belt states, states that have been solid blue for 30 years, I knew they were done,and trump had two paths (one with and one without Florida) to win. Clinton being in Michigan the day before would have been like Trump going to Texas, it said their internal polling showed they were fucked.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

I banged your mom for $5.

Actually it really wasn't a very good deal in retrospect.

Cunt.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

Literally betting on Trump to win and getting 20k

massdebater
massdebater

Seconding this request

StonedTime
StonedTime

sold a machine for $400.000

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

agreed to move in with gf but i explicitly negotiated there will be no pets children or wedding just free sex.

hairygrape
hairygrape

You also post on whirlpool I see.

Rasatouche
forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=2607133

Snarelure
Snarelure

work part time at RadioShack
ring up transactions at cashier
find a 1916-D Mercury dime in the machine
in very good condition, a heavily worn specimen is worth $1,200, this would ring up $3,500 minimum
take it out and leave a dollar in there
have coin sold through prominent Dallas auction house
final price $5,120
after auction fees, my pay out is $3,000
mfw I turned $0.90 into $3,000

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

I had a friend who did something really fuckin stupid. He stole money from me. His girlfriend got mad bc he spent that money alone.

We made a deal to fuck regulary and then tell him before dumping him.

Great deal if you ask me.

Inmate
Inmate

what were the odds?

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

17 years later

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

bought a knife for $150, spyderco southard... and sold it for $325.

likme
likme

this would ring up $3,500 minimum
gets $3,000

You're a fucking idiot

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

I bought 20 ounces of silver for $2.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

Bought house in OK area for 325k in 2010. (Renton, WA) Have to move and sell 2 years later, but it is now worth 475k because all of the tech workers are moving into that area.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

take my advice dont try that again

Spamalot
Spamalot

I buy video game stuff from thrift stores and garage sales and resell them on eBay. In terms of % of profit on an investment, I'd say that the Gameboy Player startup disc I picked up from a church sale for 50 cents and sold for $50 on eBay is up there.

w8t4u
w8t4u

Sold a Diablo3 item for ~170$

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

This fucking guy.

Inmate
Inmate

sold a cig to a french student for 1$

eGremlin
eGremlin

This man is smarter than me.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

So? My laptop costs $800.00

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

I'm really depressed that I didn't do 10 k in him :/

bravo lad

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

hook an ausbrah up with some free pizza or something sometime my man kek
seriously dude i'm fucking proud of you regardless of political affiliations i think everyone can admit that took fucking balls

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

auction fees were almost half of the entire worth?????

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

kek i'm reading the worst financial decision one atm on the same forum

happy_sad
happy_sad

t. Thomas Jefferson

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

I don't intend to. I honestly think that guy will be a multi millionaire one day as long as he stays out of trouble. I don't get that impression from many people.

King_Martha
King_Martha

Makes me want to cry out of laughter how mad redditors are at this one

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

found a flaw in a bitcoin gambling site, cashed out 79 coins before they patched it.

5mileys
5mileys

I really don't care what happens to the other neighbors

I want money.

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