Good Luck but remember there are alot of crooks on CL. One licensed full time dealer about 40miles away lost everything to a lawsuit over the flywheel brake on the mower he had changed the oil on. It is too scary to deal with the public these days. Stick with friends and family. For extra money pick up junks for free and resurrect them. Then sell them as is where is. Good Luck, Rick
I did the freebee flippers on CL for a while. About the only thing I gained on those was experience. I got the money back that I invested in parts and $10 an hour for labor if I was lucky. The repair stuff I had been doing until now was mostly for retired / disabled neighbors and only charged them for what I had in parts. The other stuff was parts + $20/hr labor. I was doing 3 or 4 jobs a week, then turning stuff down due to working alot of overtime at work during mowing season. The over time has ended for a few years and my "regulars" moved on.
I will mainly be doing maintenance type stuff that most people should be able to do on their own, but would rather pay someone else to do it. For example... they charge $160 for a "spring tune up" on a riding mower around here.
I can get picky and I dont have a problem with turning down business. If I can get 20-40 good regular customers built up, I can stay busy and make some good money and wont advertise any more. 6-10 jobs a week is what I am shooting for
Edited by tater195, April 23, 2015 - 10:58 AM.