Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Making money from junk on the street.

So after the post about seeing furniture left on the street I remember a conversation I had with someone a few years ago. This guy was ~60 years old but every summer he would go the the local university which happens to be pretty large and also fairly expensive. He would wait for the all the 1 year old furniture: desks, chairs, dressers, that people had furnished there dorms with and didn't have a place to store over the summer. He loaded up his truck drove it all to some storage units he rented, at the start of the new semester he would make fliers with a list of all the stuff he had(got for free) and would sell it for half what it would cost new. His best year he made just over $4000 after storage unit expenses. Seems like a pretty good deal, even if you had to rent a truck for a few days you could still make some pretty good money.

10 comments:

  1. Looks like an easy, cheap and profitable business. The only downside is the social stigma of you know...profiting with junk, but hey, if 4000 bucks pretty much risk free, aint that bad.

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  2. haha great story, love it! :D

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  3. thats a wise old man, you rly can make a lot out of junk

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  4. opportunities everywhere! great idea!!

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  5. 4000$ !!! this is very nice ;D

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  6. Great way to make money. One man's trash is another man's treasure!

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