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    RE: Buying Beater and Fixing it Up

    I think we talking more along the lines of taking in a broke RC or one that needs some work on the cheap rather than straight up buying low and selling high. At least some legitimate elbow grease goes into it.
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    RE: Buying Beater and Fixing it Up

    i bought my T maxx for 40 dollars cause the guy was hard up for money all i had to do was put a picco maxx 26 on it lol

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    RE: Buying Beater and Fixing it Up

    So much easier to get a job
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    RE: Buying Beater and Fixing it Up


    ORIGINAL: phmaximus

    So much easier to get a job
    whats a job?

    jobs around here are far and few between, pay crap and people treat you like a doormat, so actually it is easier to run a r/c chop shop
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    lmao, rc chop shop...
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    RE: Buying Beater and Fixing it Up


    ORIGINAL: The_Shark


    ORIGINAL: phmaximus

    So much easier to get a job
    whats a job?

    jobs around here are far and few between, pay crap and people treat you like a doormat, so actually it is easier to run a r/c chop shop
    yup far and few in between is an overstatement IMO
    wish I had the funds, and storage to do the RC chop shop though they seem to make pretty good cash.
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    RE: Buying Beater and Fixing it Up

    just need some drugies to go out and steal some for ya lol...... so wrong
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    ORIGINAL: phmaximus

    just need some drugies to go out and steal some for ya lol...... so wrong
    HMMMMMM no shortage of them in my neighborhood you might be onto something hmmmmmmmm

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    ORIGINAL: phmaximus

    just need some drugies to go out and steal some for ya lol...... so wrong
    I actually just bought something that may be hot on ebay... hum, guy knows NOTHING about r/c and he charged very little for what it was, I asked if it needed anything fixed and if it even ran and he said "I know nothing about it" not a good sign.
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    RE: Buying Beater and Fixing it Up

    He must have "just picked it up in a trade, don't know anything about it"

    I have seen a few of those listings on Craigslist, too
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    He must have ''just picked it up in a trade, don't know anything about it''

    I have seen a few of those listings on Craigslist, too
    yeah but if it was a trade, wouldn't the guy who gave him that tell him what its about? I don't know, lots of thieves and fools in the world.
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    He must have ''just picked it up in a trade, don't know anything about it''

    I have seen a few of those listings on Craigslist, too
    yeah but if it was a trade, wouldn't the guy who gave him that tell him what its about? I don't know, lots of thieves and fools in the world.
    dunno my brother buys stuff all the time at garage sales dirt cheap that he has no idea on and resells it on ebay.
    Half the time he comes by me and goes WHAT IS IT, DOES IT WORK, AND IS IT WORTH ANYTHING.
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    RE: Buying Beater and Fixing it Up


    ORIGINAL: The_Shark


    ORIGINAL: LaTuFu

    He must have ''just picked it up in a trade, don't know anything about it''

    I have seen a few of those listings on Craigslist, too
    yeah but if it was a trade, wouldn't the guy who gave him that tell him what its about? I don't know, lots of thieves and fools in the world.
    It depends. In my area, I see tons of listings like "I have a shotgun, a 1st Gen Xbox, a pit bull puppy, a 1/2 empty can of dip, and a Traxxas Revo 3.3 that has only been run twice. Will trade all of it for a new 4 wheeler"

    If someone was ever actually foolish enough to bite on that one, I guess its possible he doesn't know anything about it.

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    RE: Buying Beater and Fixing it Up


    ORIGINAL: The_Shark


    ORIGINAL: LaTuFu

    He must have ''just picked it up in a trade, don't know anything about it''

    I have seen a few of those listings on Craigslist, too
    yeah but if it was a trade, wouldn't the guy who gave him that tell him what its about? I don't know, lots of thieves and fools in the world.
    Guy gave it to him to pay a debt and told him what he could sell it for. He tries to sell it for that. If he can't get that he beats the s&*t out of the guy who he got it from. Doesn't require knowing anything about what you are selling.

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    RE: Buying Beater and Fixing it Up

    I would never attempt this personally. The good deals are never that good or few and far between. And then there's the hassle of selling it, we all know that everyone wants to pay next to nothing for used stuff no matter how shiny and good it is. Could you make something, yeh maybe, but chances are when you do the math you'll be making a lot less then minimum wage.

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    RE: Buying Beater and Fixing it Up

    pm'd u. keep it that way.

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    RE: Buying Beater and Fixing it Up

    Maybe they just say they know nothing about it just to look innocent and so you won't think they intentionally scammed you when you get it home and see all the problems. Actually pretty common. "Meet me at the wal mart and I'll let you look at my Camaro, It makes a little noise sometimes, But I know absolutely nothing about cars. A guy told me it was probably just a bad air filter....I even have one in the trunk I'll throw in" Buyer Beware.

    I've known a lot of folks in different hobbies over the years that say they buy, fix, and sell things and make a lot of money....Or that it totally supports their hobby, But unfortunately its not easy and although everyone can list one deal they killed on if they listed all the deals they did it is more than likely a dollar a hour average or in the red. Most the time people wont admit shipping, fuel cost to pick it up across town off CL, fuel cost to go get the parts, you had to buy two tubes of grease for $10 to do the job, but you only had to use 1/2 of one so you only have $2.50 in it right? You had to go buy AA batteries to test the TX and you figured you're making $20 on the sale so why not just give them to the buyer? Sometimes you have to try to shoot your own idea down so you can see all the faults or positives.

    I build full size auto transmissions for a living and have had lots of cars GIVEN to me for free or bought a nice car with a bad trans for $100. It would seem like you could make a killing, but unfortunately its a hard row to hoe even when it seems like a free car worth $2500 that only needs $300 in parts.

    If you enjoy it and/or it feels like it helps your hobby survive give it a try....I truly hope you make some cash. But stop every once in a while and try to include every expense you can think of and how much time you sink into it and you might find you'd be better off mowing a yard to pocket a $20 every week or so. Todd
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