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incka
11-07-2003, 10:54 AM
I'm thinking of selling rare singles and albums of bands/artists with a large amount of collectors, like U2, madonna, R.E.M., radiohead, etc. Would this make me money and has anyone got advice of where I can get my stock from?

chromate
11-07-2003, 11:29 AM
Yes, that would make you money, though probably not a lot. The reason it would make you money is because if they're "rare" then they will be hard to get hold of! I would imagine the only place you'll get stock from is auctions / car boot sales / record fairs etc.

Wont be easy, probably not worth hassle if you ask me.

incka
11-08-2003, 09:48 AM
So do you have a better idea of what I should sell?

chromate
11-08-2003, 11:42 AM
No. I would imagine your problem would be lack of money to make an initial investment.

Have a look on alibaba.com for stuff to sell.

MarkB
11-08-2003, 11:52 AM
Stock: car boot sales, fairs, and also advertise in Loot etc, offering to buy up collections. Also, try Ebay (picked up some good bargains there myself).

Your main problem is having a level of stock, and then a level of turnover, to make it worth your time.

incka
11-08-2003, 02:15 PM
I have 800 saved up to start a business.

michael_gersitz
11-15-2003, 03:28 PM
Sell something that you are interested in...

chromate
11-16-2003, 07:00 AM
I think Chris started CBSwords with $1k. So you should be able to kick something off with 800. No idea what or how though. Never done it myself.

incka
11-16-2003, 09:49 AM
It's now 930 (got alot for my birthday)...


I'm still looking for a good thing to sell...

Mike
11-16-2003, 09:55 AM
Do you think you should be starting an ecommerce site now? I mean, I would have thought a lot of time needs to be given to them and with school and everything...is it worth it?

Why not make a content site which makes a nice amount, and put it towards a bigger one?

incka
11-16-2003, 01:53 PM
Well content needs to be something I like or I am interested in... And most of those things have a packed market...

incka
11-16-2003, 01:54 PM
CDs of live concerts would be a good idea... I can get hold of them and sell them with ease...

N_Jay
11-16-2003, 02:50 PM
Originally posted by incka
CDs of live concerts would be a good idea... I can get hold of them and sell them with ease...

Do you intend on paying the artists?

incka
11-17-2003, 12:29 AM
A few of them don't require payments, and a few even like bootlegs. For instance R.E.M.

bugsy
11-23-2003, 09:45 PM
incka, the profit margin for sellings CDs would be crappy. Plus competing with other outfits would be quite tough. I'd recommend getting into a niche market in which the product is priced quite high (which would equate to higher margins in a majority of cases).

incka
11-24-2003, 12:37 AM
Suggest one please. I don't have much money, so not too expensive please...

Shawn
11-24-2003, 12:39 AM
Just think of something expensive that you can mark up without a large notice. If it's not easily accessible at malls or stores, it's that more of a plus.

chromate
11-24-2003, 06:09 AM
I wouldn't sell bootlegs unless you want lawyers tapping on your door ;)

incka
11-24-2003, 11:18 AM
Please suggest something...

chromate
11-24-2003, 12:49 PM
If I had a decent idea, believe me, I'd be doing it myself! ;p

incka
11-24-2003, 01:01 PM
So basically no one had any good ideas...

Mike
11-24-2003, 02:56 PM
Many will agree with chromate.

incka
11-24-2003, 03:20 PM
So that means we are all dead ringers for ideas.

I've got one. Buy Human Carrion Online!