May 21, 2015

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How to Start Flipping, Picking and Thrifting – Part 1

Whether you call it flipping, picking, reselling or thrifting, buying and selling used goods can be a great way to make money. This guide should help you get started from ground zero, whether you want to make extra spending cash, have a fun hobby, or make it your full-time job. The first thing you should […]

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September 5, 2014

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BOB Revolution

BOB Revolution

  Benefits of buying used: When your kids are growing up too fast   There are several reasons to buy used goods; to save the environment, to save money, to save time or because you will only need the item for a limited time period. The latter is especially relevant for new parents, as babies […]

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July 31, 2014

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Why Do People Keep Crashing Into Our Office?

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As reported in InMenlo, our building made it almost four months without another car accident. Last time, we were saved by being just out of the office as a driver plowed through the floor-to-ceiling window. This time, we were saved by a tree in the lawn outside, which luckily stopped the vehicle from actually hitting […]

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July 27, 2014

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Renting vs Buying: What Makes the Most Sense? Part 2

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The title of this blog post is a little deceiving. In the first half of this post I detailed the advantages and disadvantages to renting/buying a kayak when beginning the sport. There is, however, a third alternative – an opportunity that combines the best parts of renting and buying while eliminating many of their disadvantages. […]

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July 22, 2014

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8 Tips for Using Statricks at Yard Sales, Garage Sales and Swap Meets

One of the best places to use Statricks is at the yard sale, garage sale or swap met. Statricks has a responsive design so it can be used fully-featured from any smartphone (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, etc.). Here are 8 tips to make the most of your trips: 1. Keep an eye out for condition […]

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June 19, 2014

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The Problem with Prediction Markets

The IEM's market for 2014 Congressional control. DH/RH refers to party control of the House, and DS/RS refers to party control of the Senate.

Public prediction markets are speculative markets for making predictions on the outcomes of discrete events which accept trading from public participants.(1) A real-world example is the IEM, run by the University of Iowa, which allows users to speculate on events such as whether Republicans or Democrats will control the House of Representatives in the upcoming […]

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June 2, 2014

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Statricks Featured in Consumer Reports

On Saturday, Statricks was honored to be featured in an article in Consumer Reports by Tobie Stanger. The author has clearly done quite a bit of research on our site, and it’s valuable recognition for us. The features that she describes (including the personalization for listings) are just the tip of the iceberg, and we […]

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April 4, 2014

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That Time a Drunk Driver Ran into Our Office

Interior of Statricks' Office Demolished

Night. A car drives down California State Route 84, weaving lazily between the reflectors cemented to the road. The driver’s chin jerks up from his chest, eyes locking open. But leaden lids and leaden forehead gravitate again. The stripes delineating the asphalt trace leftward. The car, which does not automatically heed traffic markings, continues on […]

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March 24, 2014

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Valuing Used Goods with this One Weird Trick

So, you’ve got all this stuff. Big stuff. Little stuff. Worthless stuff. Valuable stuff? The things you have in your attic, garage or basement may be more valuable than you realize, but telling apart the things worth selling from the things worth junking usually involves a lot more research than you would initially expect. Here […]

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February 14, 2014

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Need to Price Something Used? Try Statricks ‘Lite’ in Beta

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Say you’re selling your old MacBook Pro or Honda CR-125 dirt bike. Sure you can glance through prices on existing for-sale ads or auctions and use your head or track ‘em with the old pen and paper. But wouldn’t it be faster, more accurate, and more powerful if some statisticians and computer scientists did it […]

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