How To Turn $500 into $1,000 In Two Days

Profile picture of the author MartinBuckley by
The idea i'm about to share is one that I have done and a friend of mine does on a regular basis.

I'm going to share this idea in a nutshell to keep it simple and to the point.

This idea will require you to need the following:

1) A Windows XP OS systems install CD
2) Internet Access
3) A Cell Phone
3) A Computer Recycling Store
4) $500 (which will be doubled to $1,000 in two days)

Now, what you are going to do is simply go to the computer recycling store and make a deal to buy 8 wiped clean, but working laptops, such as a IBM thinkpads R51 for $50-$60 a piece, so with $500 you will be able to buy 8 laptops and cover taxes.

Now what you are going to do is install the Windows XP OS on each laptop, which will make the laptops function, but they will be just basic bare bone working laptops, nothing fancy.

Then what you are going to do is use Craigslist and sell each laptop by creating a for sale ad in the computer section and sell them for just $99 or $120 each which will double your money depending on weather you paid $50 or $60 for each laptop.

Then you simply wait for people to call or email you wanting to buy a laptop and at the price of just $99 to $120 you will get plenty of calls and emails and should have no problem selling all 8 laptops in a day or two.

My friend has sold as many as 14 laptops in one day and averages selling 6 laptops a day, so I know for fact this money making idea is gold and works.

To your success,

Martin
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  • Profile picture of the author dunkinbbb
    Hey Martin,

    I'm no computer wiz, and a fan of yours, but . .


    don't you need a separate Windows license for each install?

    And ethical issues aside, is it physically possible to do that with XP? One CD installed on 12 PCs?
  • Profile picture of the author MartinBuckley
    Like I said this was the idea in a nutshell, but you would need a Windows XP OEM install CD, which allows you to install on an unlimted number of computers as long as you have a valid product key number, which when you buy a laptop from a computer recycling store there should be a product key sticker on the laptop.

    I hope this answers your question.

    All the best,

    Martin

    Originally Posted by dunkinbbb View Post

    Hey Martin,

    I'm no computer wiz, and a fan of yours, but . .


    don't you need a separate Windows license for each install?

    And ethical issues aside, is it physically possible to do that with XP? One CD installed on 12 PCs?
  • Profile picture of the author Site87
    Interesting method. People think of all kinds of ways to make money now-a-days. Not my cup of tea but I'm sure a lot of people can reproduce this method and sell laptops like this on CL.
  • Profile picture of the author MartinBuckley
    I just wanted to add that this idea works best with laptops, as they are the most wanted and desirable for a low price. I did try this method with desktops and found it hard to turn them over quick even at a low price, so i suggest just sticking with laptops if you impliment this idea.

    All the best,

    Martin
  • Profile picture of the author Richard II
    Martin, you certainly have a Niche for Business Ideas! Absolutely Fantastic!! LOL
  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    My brother works for AT&T and they give him open source software he's allowed to install on any of his "clients" machines. So naturally what he does is install it on all his family members computers, and all his friends. I don't think its 100% legal, but he's been doing it for 20 years, and AT&T has never said a thing.

    There are other places where you can buy OEM software for dirt cheap, again not sure how legal it is, but its just something to look at.
  • Profile picture of the author Dr Mukherjee
    Interesting and its good if you can tell where to buy OEM dirt cheap? Its an easy way. Thanks for sharing
  • Profile picture of the author Quentin
    I would not answer the door as I think now that you have put it out there in public you may be getting a visit soon.

    A better way to do it would be to add one of the many lynix systems like Ubuntu and a few other programs like open office and then it would be fully legal.

    Q
  • Profile picture of the author swilliams09
    I have a friend who is a computer repair guy for a local school system. He does practically this same thing. He calls them "web machines". He gets old, refurbished or recycled desktops and laptops, cleans them up and sells them for $99 to $199 or more. He posts ads on craigslist and ebay and sells 1-2 a week. The main thing is, he markets them as a second home computer or a great starter laptop for the kids. Most of his clients are people who have a main machine but want an extra one for surfing the web, word processing or other simple tasks. He uses maintenance and upgrades for his upsells. It's a decent way to put extra money in his pocket.
  • Profile picture of the author trevstar22
    Hi Martin. Fantastic IDEA! I usually just lurk on the forum but I had to congratulate you on this one. A simple doable down to earth money maker that would be difficult to satuate.
    My question do you buy the computers 10 at a time to get a bargain price or is just more convenient. Would I be able to buy just 2 or more laptops without programming for the same $50 to $60? Thanks
  • Profile picture of the author maricelu
    Originally Posted by Quentin View Post

    lynix
    Q
    Linux .
  • Profile picture of the author KyGunator
    What's a "computer recycling store"? example of one?
  • Profile picture of the author MartinBuckley
    trevstar22,

    I have a deal with my computer recycling store that if I buy certain laptops of 8 or more at a time, I get them for the price of $50, but If I buy less than 8 at a time I have to pay $70 a piece.

    My computer recycling store does offer laptops that are ready to go without programming, but you will be paying $100 to $150 a piece, so for what I'm trying to do, those prices don't work for me, but you can do what works for you, my goal is to at least double my money on each sale.

    I hope this helps,

    Martin

    Originally Posted by trevstar22 View Post

    Hi Martin. Fantastic IDEA! I usually just lurk on the forum but I had to congratulate you on this one. A simple doable down to earth money maker that would be difficult to satuate.
    My question do you buy the computers 10 at a time to get a bargain price or is just more convenient. Would I be able to buy just 2 or more laptops without programming for the same $50 to $60? Thanks
  • Profile picture of the author mike3188
    Originally Posted by MartinBuckley View Post

    trevstar22,

    I have a deal with my computer recycling store that if I buy certain laptops of 8 or more at a time, I get them for the price of $50, but If I buy less than 8 at a time I have to pay $70 a piece.

    My computer recycling store does offer laptops that are ready to go without programming, but you will be paying $100 to $150 a piece, so for what I'm trying to do, those prices don't work for me, but you can do what works for you, my goal is to at least double my money on each sale.

    I hope this helps,

    Martin
    what are some search terms or where to find these "computer recycling stores" I have tried searching: computer recycling "my city" and computer recycling store "my city" with no luck.
  • Profile picture of the author stone2010
    $500 to make $1000 2 days, go to the casino one hand of black jack or put it on black LOL just kidding... that's a good idea
  • Profile picture of the author jasnlcas
    Originally Posted by mike3188 View Post

    what are some search terms or where to find these "computer recycling stores" I have tried searching: computer recycling "my city" and computer recycling store "my city" with no luck.
    also curious what a computer recycling store is?
  • Profile picture of the author snakez0r
    What you're doing with the windows installing is illegal.
  • Profile picture of the author gjabiz
    Can't test in the store without OS, right? So, do they guarantee the laptop works?

    You must live in an unique place, because in North East OHIO, S. FL, San Diego, CA., North Carolina...and New Mexico...all places I've been in the past year...LOOKING for said computer recycling stores...

    And I haven't found ONE. OH, I've found a few...but NONE of them had a computer, a working computer...for under 100 bux.

    And recently I did buy a clean one and it took me a couple of hours to install a legally purchased Windows OS...the thought of doing 8 using ONE disk...well, it seems it would take forever.

    I've sold a few laptops on craigslist this past year...and I've met a handful of guys who routinely sell one or two a week...

    But, I've yet to meet someone like your friend, could you introduce him to me, we could write a special report, which you could sell.

    Not doubting you Marty, it just doesn't resonate with my experiences, perhaps you could shed some light on the supply...

    And give us all a little bit more information...

    from my perspective of buying and selling things, it seems like a LOT of work to make a very LITTLE bit amount of money.

    In the world of CHATTELING (buying and selling stuff)...this just seems to be a lot of work when there are so many things which are more profitable...heck, a ROOMBA or a Keurig could net you that per item without all the depending on a source, installing OS,...

    I think I could make more money recycling pallets or installing door peep holes, ya think???

    gjabiz



    Originally Posted by MartinBuckley View Post

    The idea i'm about to share is one that I have done and a friend of mine does on a regular basis.

    I'm going to share this idea in a nutshell to keep it simple and to the point.

    This idea will require you to need the following:

    1) A Windows XP OS systems install CD
    2) Internet Access
    3) A Cell Phone
    3) A Computer Recycling Store
    4) $500 (which will be doubled to $1,000 in two days)

    Now, what you are going to do is simply go to the computer recycling store and make a deal to buy 8 wiped clean, but working laptops, such as a IBM thinkpads R51 for $50-$60 a piece, so with $500 you will be able to buy 8 laptops and cover taxes.

    Now what you are going to do is install the Windows XP OS on each laptop, which will make the laptops function, but they will be just basic bare bone working laptops, nothing fancy.

    Then what you are going to do is use Craigslist and sell each laptop by creating a for sale ad in the computer section and sell them for just $99 or $120 each which will double your money depending on weather you paid $50 or $60 for each laptop.

    Then you simply wait for people to call or email you wanting to buy a laptop and at the price of just $99 to $120 you will get plenty of calls and emails and should have no problem selling all 8 laptops in a day or two.

    My friend has sold as many as 14 laptops in one day and averages selling 6 laptops a day, so I know for fact this money making idea is gold and works.

    To your success,

    Martin
  • Profile picture of the author MartinBuckley
    There have been a few who have made some negative comments on my laptop money making idea and that's fine I'm not going to dwell on it or call those people out who either don't have a clue what they are talking about or they just want to assume they do and have never really tried to make money with my laptop idea, so with that said let move on

    I can't say for sure that in ever area there is a computer recycling center, but I know of many areas that do and my area of Rochester, NY does have one and here is there website eWaste.com for those who would like to check it out.

    The idea I presented on making money with laptops was one that a good friend of mine does on a regular basis, so no I can't guarantee that you will have the same success as him, but you won't know unless you try and that goes for all my money making ideas, if you don't work them and put them into action, then you won't know if they will make you money or not, but the reality is what do you really have to lose, you won't really be any worse off then you already are now, so pick an idea that excites you and motivates you enough to take action and stick with it untill your making money.

    I share my money making ideas here, because I really do want to help others with ways to make extra money and I like to hear everyone's comments and success stories, so for those reasons I will keep sharing my ideas weather a select few approve of them or not.

    All the best,

    Martin
  • Profile picture of the author chemo38
    Perhaps another source of used laptops could be Facebook. A post to your friends list could result in NO COST laptops. Just a thought.

    chemo38

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