February 7, 2014

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A Tip & a Forewarning for Negotiating on craigslist

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I came across some craigslist trading tips for when you’re out wheelin’ and dealin’, and thought I would add a little tidbit to one of the buyer-side negotiation tips that Ruth Soukup mentions: “DO always offer less than the asking price.  This may seem like stating the obvious, but for whatever reason, a lot of […]

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July 12, 2012

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Renting vs Buying: What Makes the Most Sense? Part 1

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   When trying a new sport, gear can be what makes or breaks your experience. Have you ever tried to rock climb with ill-fitting shoes? You’ll wake up the next day with sore feet, huge blisters, and the desire to never go rock climbing again. Picking the right equipment is a crucial, but sometimes costly […]

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April 23, 2012

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Used Dirt Bike Prices and Depreciation

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So, continuing on with my senior class project, we want to get a handle on dirt bike prices in order to competitively price a bike for sale, find a good deal, or better yet set out to flip one. Unfortunately, flipping dirt bikes is a bit risky due to factors ranging from basic price depreciation […]

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April 21, 2012

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Finding deals on craigslist – UCB Statistics Project

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Buying under market price and selling above? You better know the true market price Have you ever bought something used and naively underpriced on craigslist or eBay with the intention of using it for a bit, then just turning around to sell it at the market price for a bit of extra change? When living […]

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April 20, 2012

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Real-Time Deal Identification for craigslist

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As a general end goal, I would like to build a pricing model capable of identifying the “best” deals on various used products as soon as they hit the market. Given that this project is for a Linear Modeling Statistics class, this would entail building a linear model that is able to predict a product’s […]

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