eBay as career

From: Russ Blakeman <rhblake_at_bigfoot.com>
Date: Tue Jun 12 16:03:03 2001

While I haven't been making a living on ebay, I've been doing a pretty fair
supplement, keeping our bills paid as well. Amen on the MCSE's taking credit
for the common layman's handicraft.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org
> [mailto:owner-classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org]On Behalf Of Dave McGuire
> Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2001 1:03 PM
> To: classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org
> Subject: Re: eBay as career
> On June 12, John Foust wrote:
> > Care to share how you've been doing this? What sort of
> > items are you buying and selling? Do you think it's been
> > profitable, if you consider the time per transaction?
> I've been selling some analog and digital test equipment, some synth
> and music-related stuff, and some computer stuff. NeXT Dimension
> boards, for example...I had about a dozen of them, and most of them
> went for around $400/ea. It's been profitable enough to pay my
> $1400/mo rent and my $700/mo car payment, as well as other bills...no
> "think" to it, if I hadn't been doing this, I'd be bankrupt...or
> worse, working a 9-5 schedule, being taken advantage of by suits and
> having clueless MCSEs trying to take credit for my work.
> I'm not bitter..
> -Dave McGuire
Received on Tue Jun 12 2001 - 16:03:03 BST

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