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Almost free money!

August 24th, 2007 at 11:07 pm

I'm so excited! I just made ~+$85 for doing practically nothing with no investment.

Today a professor in my department set a pile of books outside his office with a note reading "free". The textbooks were mostly intro level so I have no need for them, but I knew I could sell them on and make a profit.

I waited a few hours to see if anyone took them (I felt a tinge of guilt taking them only for re-sale), but no one did so I took two. Just hours later, one has sold for $89.99! I'm going to wait until after I mail it on Monday to add it my Challenge so I can subtract out the proper amount for shipping.

This truly is an example of how the $20 Challenge has changed my outlook. Last year, I wold have seen them and thought: "No use to me". This year, I saw dollar signs!

3 Responses to “Almost free money!”

  1. Aleta Says:

    Congratulations and don't feel bad. It was basically given to you. I see so many books being dumped into garbage cans. One thing you learn on this forum is to think.

  2. disneysteve Says:

    That's great. Just proves the "one man's trash" saying. There is always money to be made if you keep your eyes open for opportunities.

  3. Mea Culpa Says:

    That is AWESOME! You should definitely not feel guilty. After all, he did put them out for anyone to take and if he didn't recognize the potential for profit that is no fault of yours. Matter of fact, I probably wouldn't have noticed the potential several years ago but, boy, have I changed since then. Smile

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