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How to Start Flipping, Picking and Thrifting – Part 1

May 21, 2015

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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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BOB Revolution

September 5, 2014

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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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The Problem with Prediction Markets

June 19, 2014

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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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Valuing Used Goods with this One Weird Trick

March 24, 2014

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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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Used Dirt Bike Prices and Depreciation

April 23, 2012

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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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Real-Time Deal Identification for craigslist

April 20, 2012

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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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