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September 17, 2011, 04:09:12 AM
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You don't really have a business here, you have a garage sale at best. 

Hey, there's an idea. Have a garage sale right in front of your house and sell all of this stuff there. But only take Bitcoins. The crazy old bargain-hunters who show up for every yard sale at 5AM will be thrilled to learn how they can use the Internet currency of the future to buy baseball cards from your yard. I feel like this idea is right up your alley.

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You made a thread called "I'm Done!" with a rant about how much you hated the game and wanted out in order to stay in the game?

I'm not sure I follow.
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September 17, 2011, 04:10:23 AM
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Okay.  So forget the gift cards, you can't compete on price if you are marking them up when other retail locations don't.  The trading cards should probably go on e-bay or direct to a sports memorabilia or card shop.  Research for the stuff you have that is valuable enough that you know it will sell and forget the rest.  You can't compete with dedicated retailers who buy at wholesale and less common cards have a million different people undercutting each other in the used market.

What kind of games are you selling?  It sounded like Warhammer type stuff?  You are again competing with established retailers.  Even a local comics shop that doesn't have a particular item will gladly be willing to special order it from a wholesaler, they do it all the time. 

You don't really have a business here, you have a garage sale at best.  I think your management courses may have focused a bit too much on managing employees and customers, the human relations type stuff, and not so much on the economics of running a business.  That's still a very valuable skill, you just need to know where to focus it correctly.  I probably have the exact opposite problem, I'm homeschooled and my dad is an Agronomist so he was great at teaching me about economics but I haven't had much experience socially to work with customers.  I think you should just keep your collection of cards and start looking for some management jobs at a small business so you can learn from someone with more experience at working with wholesalers and distributors.  Collectables like that have value beyond money, I would never sell off my collection of ponies.   Cheesy

You kidding me? lol, I hate the public. The public is the only group of people that will stand there and congratulate you one moment and curse you the next. It's how I got up as far as I did with Wal-Mart both times. Agreed that the trading cards are valuable to their collectors. That's why their called collectibles. What should I focus on then? Only thing I really have is that virtual marketplace idea that'll probly be picked to pices in the next few posts. I'm out of ideas on what to use bitcoins for then.


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September 17, 2011, 04:10:34 AM
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You sound like quite the lazy piece of shit.

You should read his first post on the last thread about him spending the effort to move it over to a .com on GoDaddy. Near the end he says that it took him the better part of an hour.

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September 17, 2011, 04:11:27 AM
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Can we get this dribble moved into Offtopic or Meta?  Or the recycle bin?

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September 17, 2011, 04:11:54 AM
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You should read his first post on the last thread about him spending the effort to move it over to a .com on GoDaddy. Near the end he says that it took him the better part of an hour.

Your point?


Can we get this dribble moved into Offtopic or Meta?  Or the recycle bin?
I vote offtopic, then again I didn't start this one. OP did. I locked my thread for a reason.
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September 17, 2011, 04:14:56 AM
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So, your hobby didn't turn a profit and I am a douche because of it? Huh...
No you're a douche for thinking I didn't invest in anything. I'm sorry you don't like trading cards, that's not my fault. They cought my attention so I bought em. Plain and simple.

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I don't know what pictures you are talking about, but that's beside the point. I have been trolling up till now, but seriously...get your shit together. You can't blame the world for not pulling yourself up by your bootstraps. Everyone has ups and downs. This is fucking America. Try, try again. You will not see me give a motivational speech often, but goddamn, fella. Get outta that funk.
There was a reason I locked my thread after a point. I made it up with some folks' help to stay in the game but I can't do it if assholes like FAtlas and you and half the other folks on this thread keep knockin. I see what the point was of this thread. You guys weren't done bashing me in my thread, so the op decided to post a "poll" and state that there was unfinished business that needed to be taken care of. Where? I don't see any unfinished business. All I see are a bunch of guys that don't have anything else better to do a 1am but continue to bash me over the site, how I run the site, and the gall to pick my life apart like it's the public livrary. I already apologised once. Hell, I apologised twice. You won't get a third one out of me before I start saying fuck off to people.

It is 9pm, I am slamming beers in preparation for the bar...you know...the one where you go interact with THE PUBLIC (say that in spooky old timey voice).

Once again, you have the reins here. You don't like what's going on, fucking change it. A bunch of trolls on a bitcoin forum ain't gonna help you, brother.

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September 17, 2011, 04:15:43 AM
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You should read his first post on the last thread about him spending the effort to move it over to a .com on GoDaddy. Near the end he says that it took him the better part of an hour.

Your point?

I said it in the last thread, you said that I was adding insult to injury. Remember?

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I sure hope you don't wonder or blame anyone else for you being "lower middle class", because this is why.
My boss probably makes a couple hundred grand a year. I honestly don't think he ever goes home. The only time I've ever seen him leave his office is to go to lunch. He calls that his "free time". (this is in the south btw, not CA or NY where a couple hundred grand is minimum wage  )
Enjoy adding insult to injury dontcha. I am below middle class. Any job that's part time and pulls only 20 hours a pay period is below middle class. Anyone that's been homeless or unemployed or a long list of other things are below middle class. If you were the one that commented on my blog, I'm still digging deeper. It's what I'm known to do. Well it's late and I'm tired so I'm going to bed. Tis true though.. I had an idea and fucked up majorly with it. Oh well. Back to wishful mining.

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September 17, 2011, 04:19:40 AM
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You kidding me? lol, I hate the public. The public is the only group of people that will stand there and congratulate you one moment and curse you the next. It's how I got up as far as I did with Wal-Mart both times. Agreed that the trading cards are valuable to their collectors. That's why their called collectibles. What should I focus on then? Only thing I really have is that virtual marketplace idea that'll probly be picked to pices in the next few posts. I'm out of ideas on what to use bitcoins for then.

Oh, I agree totally about the public, don't get me wrong.  Lots of people hate their jobs though, you have proven skill in that area even if you don't like it.  I think for your choice of focus in sales you should take a look at the other successful high volume bitcoin marketplaces and see what they are selling for some ideas.  The idea is to find something that will be profitable, not necessarily something you have an interest in like trading cards.

  

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September 17, 2011, 04:21:52 AM
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You kidding me? lol, I hate the public. The public is the only group of people that will stand there and congratulate you one moment and curse you the next. It's how I got up as far as I did with Wal-Mart both times. Agreed that the trading cards are valuable to their collectors. That's why their called collectibles. What should I focus on then? Only thing I really have is that virtual marketplace idea that'll probly be picked to pices in the next few posts. I'm out of ideas on what to use bitcoins for then.

Oh, I agree totally about the public, don't get me wrong.  Lots of people hate their jobs though, you have proven skill in that area even if you don't like it.  I think for your choice of focus in sales you should take a look at the other successful high volume bitcoin marketplaces and see what they are selling for some ideas.  The idea is to find something that will be profitable, not necessarily something you have an interest in like trading cards.

  

Or just start slangin' dub sacks on silkroad.

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September 17, 2011, 04:22:45 AM
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This is called "liquidating your assets" - it's what businesses do when they are going out of business. It's not the basis for a business. You should sell off your cards for any price on eBay and take the money to put into something that has some hope of actually making money. I mean making new money, not recovering dead money. The sooner you do that and start working on a new business model that can actually make money for you, the sooner you'll move on with your life.

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I left Canada almost 10 years ago and ended up in Thailand with less than $200. I knew that I could buy items cheap here and sell online. I've lived off that since. I built it up into a mini-fortune and then blew a lot of it on photography gear so I could follow my artistic whims. Before I left home I sold all my stuff on eBay and traveled for 9 months until I was washed up and almost broke on a beach in Cambodia... but I knew that Bangkok had great markets full of cheap stuff.

I walked around the markets and took photos of items. I didn't buy them before selling them online. When you have little money you have to be smart about how you start the business. My first week on eBay I sold $700 of market stuff. Sadly eBay is not what it used to be. That was a long time ago but I have a (paper) notebook of all my first sales noted down with addresses. I didn't even own a computer then and had to make listings and handle emails from a web cafe on Kao San Rd.

Be smart, don't make excuses for yourself, and for f*** sake get off this forum - you're wasting your time here. (note to self... I should do likewise!)

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September 17, 2011, 04:28:43 AM
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Only thing I really have is that virtual marketplace idea
Since you are unable to do basic math and code, let alone afford coders, inventory, and advertizing, what you should focus on is something completely different.

You kidding me? lol, I hate the public.
One more reason this type of work isn't for you.

What should I focus on then?
Perhaps you could focus on your education as well as doing everything you can to keep the part time job you were lucky enough to get.
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September 17, 2011, 05:11:09 AM
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You clearly have no entrepreneurial or math skills, so let me spell this out for you:

-If you want to sell gift certificates, you need to buy them for less than they cost (i.e. work out a deal to buy a $10 card for $8) and then sell them at cost ($10) or better yet, slightly less than they're worth.

-To do this, you'll need to buy them in bulk, which is going to mean an investment ($$$) on your part.  You can't run a business without an initial outlay.

-There is absolutely no new market in gift certificates or Pokemon cards.  If you want to make money here, you need something novel, like accepting Bitcoins.  Your website failed to do this.

-If all this was not immediately obvious to you in July, either the management courses you took weren't worth the time you wasted, or you need to give up on your unrealistic dreams and start working a real job, however low-paying it may seem.  I would also suggest seriously considering therapy.  Jumping from one outsized scheme to another without taking any criticism along the way is a good way to end up broke and unhappy, and the sooner you realize this, the better.
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September 17, 2011, 05:20:50 AM
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Hey, there's an idea. Have a garage sale right in front of your house and sell all of this stuff there. But only take Bitcoins.

LOL...this reminds me of the time where this guy broke into this house where the family was on vacation and he put everything out on the front yard and had a yard sale the next day.   ... I'm not sure if he used bitcoins or not.

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LOL...this reminds me of the time where this guy broke into this house where the family was on vacation and he put everything out on the front yard and had a yard sale the next day.   ... I'm not sure if he used bitcoins or not.

it reminds me of the marketing campaign for 'cartman land'... I'm having this awesome garage sale with all these cool items for sale, but YOU can't buy any of it.
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September 17, 2011, 05:36:26 AM
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I'll be honest, most of us aren't really interested in the details of your perverted lifestyle.  

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And you shall not lie with any animal and so make yourself unclean with it, neither shall any woman give herself to an animal to lie with it: it is perversion.

ROFLOL!!! Oh my god, is that what you think? Sorry, but being a fan of furry art has as much to do with screwing animals as being a fan of Star Wars has to do with screwing wookies, being a fan of Twiligh has to do with screwing vampires, or being a fan of My Little Pony has to do with doing forbidden things in a stable. Also, sorry to tell you this, but being a huge fan of anthropomorphic ponies, and the art style used in that show, does technically make you a furry  Grin You and your god are a little uptight.

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September 17, 2011, 05:49:32 AM
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...my dad is an Agronomist so he was great at teaching me about economics...

Sorry, this part really caught me by surprise. I swear I am not trying to put you down, and it's all just curiocity, but how does being an agronomist make you great at teaching economics? Did he go over the supply/demand curves on quantity/price graphs and things like that?

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or being a fan of My Little Pony has to do with doing forbidden things in a stable.

To be fair, I'm pretty sure at least 90% of adult My Little Pony fans want exactly that.
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September 17, 2011, 07:47:20 AM
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Funny thing just happened--I took a nap and had a dream that Theymos moved my post. I had an inside feeling he may, so no hard feelings. Now I have some reading to do. I crashed 3-4 hours ago and this thread only had about 3-4 posts. Now that it's about 3-4 in the morning, and I have 3/4 of a cup of coffee, I'm going to start reading to see if the 3-4 slammers (for lack of a better word) has turned into 34 which is, by the way, the HWY I live off of here in Sandwich, Illinois, walking distance from the Star 34 Family Restaurant which I do not own nor does the owner accept Bitcoin.
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September 17, 2011, 07:57:42 AM
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the Star 34 Family Restaurant which I do not own nor does the owner accept Bitcoin.

is it open 24/7? go down there right now in your pj's and ask them to accept bitcoin.
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September 17, 2011, 08:09:48 AM
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There really are people here that want to see BitCard thrive

There are also people here who think that the FBI and/or Freemasons have been working in conjunction with an Internet comedy forum to discredit Bitcoin.

Had to stop at post 33. Couldn't even make it to post 34 without commenting. So sad!

This post made me ROTFLMMFAO! I may have died laughing if you would have mentioned a crop circle of the Bitcoin symbol in your post, rainingbitcoins.

Post 34, here I come.
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