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Old 18 May 2013, 16:06   #1
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How to make a quick buck?

Don't worry I am not that stupid thinking you can turn 1 into 100 without risks but....

If you had 300 and had to invest in something be it boat related or not, what would it be?

Let it commence.....
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Old 18 May 2013, 17:17   #2
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If you had 300 and had to invest in something be it boat related or not, what would it be?
Invest usually suggests some period of time rather than quick buck.

Can't think of anything you could add to your boat that would even be sure to get your money back never mind a significant profit.

I guess buying a tatty dinghy and doing it up and selling on would be possible but there is a shed load of elbow grease on top of the cash. The same may apply to old outboards if you are handy with a spanner.

I did meet someone who claimed to have funded a 2000 bike just through the 'free' introductory offers that the online casino / betting places offer. But I think (i) you need to know what you are doing (ii) you need to have a lot of discipline so you don't loose your own money. The people running this are not stupid and know its much more likely they will profit from this than you will!
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Something that has always annoyed me is jerry/fuel cans, be it metal or plastic, don't seem to have a separate breather on the opposite side from the spout, this would stop the splashing/glugging you get whilst pouring them.

The spouts you can get for jerry cans DO have a breather incorporated in them but the air still has to go back up through the fuel.

A simple pull up breather would make the world of difference.

Design and produce one with your free cash, I reckon it could be a winner.
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Invest usually suggests some period of time rather than quick buck.

Can't think of anything you could add to your boat that would even be sure to get your money back never mind a significant profit.

I guess buying a tatty dinghy and doing it up and selling on would be possible but there is a shed load of elbow grease on top of the cash. The same may apply to old outboards if you are handy with a spanner.

I did meet someone who claimed to have funded a 2000 bike just through the 'free' introductory offers that the online casino / betting places offer. But I think (i) you need to know what you are doing (ii) you need to have a lot of discipline so you don't loose your own money. The people running this are not stupid and know its much more likely they will profit from this than you will!
what i meant by investment (i know probably wrong word) was buying something e.g. engine then selling it on.

I may be buying my fiends 4hp 2 stroke 1990's mariner, i have seen them on ebay with a buy it now 350 and he only wants 200 and i reckon i can get him down to 180. GAMBLE?
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what i meant by investment (i know probably wrong word) was buying something e.g. engine then selling it on.

I may be buying my fiends 4hp 2 stroke 1990's mariner, i have seen them on ebay with a buy it now 350 and he only wants 200 and i reckon i can get him down to 180. GAMBLE?
Yep, its worth 3-500 on Ebay depending on condition, your ability to post it and your own feedback profile.

But you need to be a bit handy, give it a basic service at least just for peace of mind, this will cost you around 25 in bits, but it should also increase your sale price. Building in value will increase your profit.

One tip, if you start making money off your friends, they will not be your friends much longer.
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what i meant by investment (i know probably wrong word) was buying something e.g. engine then selling it on.

I may be buying my fiends 4hp 2 stroke 1990's mariner, i have seen them on ebay with a buy it now 350 and he only wants 200 and i reckon i can get him down to 180. GAMBLE?
Watch out for those fiends, they can be devilish little buggers, they might even read Ribnet
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Just had 20 % growth of my pension in 1 month because I put the whole lot into ... Leg Masons Japanese Equity Index fund... beat that growth from anywhere else .. And ISA's too and no I'm not a fund manager just doing what any guy in the street could do with a sipp which you manage yourself
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It's difficult to turn 300 into any more without a disproportionate amount of elbow grease.
However, you can make profits going to auctions,car boot sales or boat jumbles then reselling stuff on Ebay after really knocking people down on prices.
It's hard work,you have to know what you're looking for and don't forget to factor in travel and seller fees.
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