One Hour = $130.25 Profit

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LoseWeightBurnFatSecrets.com just sold for $195 on this Flippa auction.

A quick check on What WordPress Theme Is That? tells me that this was a $17 blog bought at PLR Blogs | Niche PLR Blogs With Resell Rights | PLRBlogs.com

The domain was registered a little over a week ago.

So, the process was: register domain, buy the plr blog, upload to server, create Flippa auction, collect money from buyer.

Not a bad profit for about an hour of work. Here's the breakdown.

Price of domain: -$9 (estimate)
Price of plr blog: -$17
Flippa listing fee: -$29
Flippa success fee: -$9.75 (5%)

Sale price: +$195

Total profit: $130.25

How many times are people like this doing it again and again? Many!

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Want to add a few hundred or thousand dollars to your profit? Take the above information and surround it with 27 pages of fluff. Now you have a $17 WSO you can sell.
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And you said making money online was hard!
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And the winning comment is...
Originally Posted by dadhere View Post

I think the point is that we can use this model to make our own sites, add genuine content and make some nice money.

Thanks Brian!
#blog #flippa #hour #plr #profit
  • Profile picture of the author fin
    The content is claimed to be unique. I feel bad for the buyer if it really is PLR
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    • Profile picture of the author E. Brian Rose
      Originally Posted by fin View Post

      The content is claimed to be unique. I feel bad for the buyer if it really is PLR
      It may have been rewritten or spun. I didn't check. That really wasn't the point of the post.
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    • Profile picture of the author E. Brian Rose
      Originally Posted by fedor50 View Post

      That buyer definitely got scammed. Poor guy
      Why did he get scammed? If a buyer doesn't know where to find the source of a product they want, they will buy from a reseller or middleman. It happens everyday.

      If you go to a convenient store and buy a Coke for $2, are you being scammed because the owner of the store bought that Coke at Sams Club for fifty cents?

      Now, if the seller claimed the content was unique and it was not, that is a different story.
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      • Profile picture of the author Gav35
        Originally Posted by E. Brian Rose View Post

        Why did he get scammed? If a buyer doesn't know where to find the source of a product they want, they will buy from a reseller or middleman. It happens everyday.

        If you go to a convenient store and buy a Coke for $2, are you being scammed because the owner of the store bought that Coke at Sams Club for fifty cents?

        Now, if the seller claimed the content was unique and it was not, that is a different story.
        Exactly,this is business and if the buyer was happy with their purcess its a win,win

        regards gavin
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        • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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          Originally Posted by Gav35 View Post

          Exactly,this is business and if the buyer was happy with their purcess its a win,win

          regards gavin
          Well hopefully the buyer is happy, but we don't really know that. I'm not calling the listing a scam, but the seller is a flat out liar. He did call the content unique when it is not unique, so the buyer is going to have a bit of work to do on the site to get it up to "as advertised."

          At least in this case, the buyer got an already built site with a lot of content fairly cheaply with a domain with some history, so he's got something to work with.
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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      Originally Posted by fedor50 View Post

      That buyer definitely got scammed. Poor guy
      How would he have gotten scammed? There's more to this auction than was stated. He may have started it with a PLR Blog, but he added a lot of content to it and looks like he purchased the domain from someone or got one that was just dropped. I think he got a good deal.
      5 YEAR OLD Domain Name
      over 115 Unique Articles (not unique, but 115 articles is still a lot to work with)
      AGED DOMAIN NAME that was created on May 11, 2007
      Over 88 Backlinks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert M Gouge
    Why people pay this much for brand new sites with no income is beyond me.
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    • Profile picture of the author E. Brian Rose
      Originally Posted by Robert M Gouge View Post

      Why people pay this much for brand new sites with no income is beyond me.
      And yet they do.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kreative4
    I just checked and content is totally duplicate. The buyer just went through a bad purchase. This type of hyped up sales are the real reason flipping have lost max amount of buyer in real potential websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author ivan4443
    Nice one!
    but it looks like the buyer got scammed.
    How has the site so much traffic if it was registered last week?
    and also with content....
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  • Profile picture of the author dadhere
    I think the point is that we can use this model to make our own sites, add genuine content and make some nice money.

    Thanks Brian!
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    • Profile picture of the author fin
      Originally Posted by dadhere View Post

      I think the point is that we can use this model to make our own sites, add genuine content and make some nice money.

      Thanks Brian!
      All for a $130 profit
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      • Profile picture of the author ivan4443
        Originally Posted by fin View Post

        All for a $130 profit

        130 from one sale.
        And if you do this 20 times in a month?
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  • Profile picture of the author Trevor
    A little creativity goes a long way in IM. There are ways to make a lot of money within a short time period without any technical knowledge or doing too much work, but you have to be creative and have some experience.

    Reselling is one of these ways. Thanks for sharing this, Brian.
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  • Profile picture of the author wrongnumber
    well... once the domain reaches the reserve price or has crossed the deadline, it shows sold, it never means the buyer actually paid for that?

    Or Does it?
    there are some troll buyers having fun!
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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      Originally Posted by wrongnumber View Post

      well... once the domain reaches the reserve price or has crossed the deadline, it shows sold, it never means the buyer actually paid for that?

      Or Does it?
      there are some troll buyers having fun!
      When it reaches the reserve before the auction is over, it is not sold. It has only reached the reserve. Anyone can still bid on it until the auction ends. The only way it will show sold is if it has a BIN button and someone uses that or the auction has reached the reserve and the auction has ended. Then the last bidder will win the auction after it closes if reserve has been met.
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    Some are missing the point entirely. A good transaction is when both buyer and seller are happy. The seller was obviously an entrepreneur with some experience. It's hard to comment on the buyer but in many circles he did just fine too.

    For $195 s/he got a site that was up and ready to go. People pay more than that every day just to get a simple site built. I guess being so close to the inner workings of online commerce we forget what it was like before we got to peek behind the curtain.

    The OP could easily serve as a simple and effective blueprint on site flipping but many will be too busy adjusting their microscopes to see that. So it goes...
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    • Profile picture of the author fin
      Originally Posted by travlinguy View Post

      Some are missing the point entirely. A good transaction is when both buyer and seller are happy. The seller was obviously an entrepreneur with some experience. It's hard to comment on the buyer but in many circles he did just fine too.

      For $195 s/he got a site that was up and ready to go. People pay more than that every day just to get a simple site built. I guess being so close to the inner workings of online commerce we forget what it was like before we got to peek behind the curtain.

      The OP could easily serve as a simple and effective blueprint on site flipping but many will be too busy adjusting their microscopes to see that. So it goes...
      I agree with this. If someone decides to buy a site, stupidly or not, then they get what they asked for.

      I just don't like how 115 articles were said to be unique when they obviously were not.
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    • Profile picture of the author DianaHeuser
      Originally Posted by travlinguy View Post

      For $195 s/he got a site that was up and ready to go. People pay more than that every day just to get a simple site built.
      Very true. I charge clients at least double that to setup a new site with content. And they don't have any traffic to start with either.

      The only difference is that I spend a lot of time talking to them about strategy and what the ultimate goal of the site is, and it is customised to their requirements.

      Sounds like the buyer got a reasonable deal.

      Di
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      • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
        travlingguy and Lady Di have excellent points. A well keyworded domain up, running and stocked for 200 bucks. Such a deal.

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        Originally Posted by travlinguy View Post

        For $195 s/he got a site that was up and ready to go. People pay more than that every day just to get a simple site built. I guess being so close to the inner workings of online commerce we forget what it was like before we got to peek behind the curtain.
        Originally Posted by DianaHeuser View Post

        Very true. I charge clients at least double that to setup a new site with content. And they don't have any traffic to start with either.

        The only difference is that I spend a lot of time talking to them about strategy and what the ultimate goal of the site is, and it is customised to their requirements.

        Sounds like the buyer got a reasonable deal.

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      Originally Posted by travlinguy View Post

      The OP could easily serve as a simple and effective blueprint on site flipping but many will be too busy adjusting their microscopes to see that. So it goes...
      The talkers will do that - the doers are already out makin this plan work!
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  • Profile picture of the author MichelleWrites
    Hi everyone-

    I'm new to internet marketing. This seems like a pretty easy system to follow. Anyone else tried it? Thanks for your feedback. PS- my name is Michelle aka "MichelleWrites".
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    • Profile picture of the author E. Brian Rose
      Originally Posted by MichelleWrites View Post

      Hi everyone-

      I'm new to internet marketing. This seems like a pretty easy system to follow. Anyone else tried it?
      Hundreds, maybe thousands do it everyday. Go take a peek around Flippa.com. You'll see.
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  • Profile picture of the author goindeep
    Hey Brian, can I still buy it from you for $17? I like too read

    *Sits back and laughs at what he thinks is his most clever comment in days* Mwa ha ha ha ha!
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    It's like a digital version of house renovation!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Hess
    Originally Posted by E. Brian Rose View Post

    <sarcasm>
    Want to add a few hundred or thousand dollars to your profit? Take the above information and surround it with 27 pages of fluff. Now you have a $17 WSO you can sell.
    </sarcasm>
    What you have there is the 4 page $7.00 - $9.95 (dimesale) frontend WSO. The 27 pages of fluff is the OTO.

    100% commissions and an affiliate contest = WIN... better have your 'award' speech ready.
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  • Profile picture of the author onSubie
    Hi

    You don't think finding a 5 year old domain with 88 existing backlinks (see sbucciarel's post) is worth a premium?

    For all we know, this is why the buyer purchased. He may be planning on scrapping the PLR blog with his own site and really only wanted the aged domain.

    I have seen more than a few sites sold on flippa that are completely overhauled by the buyer.

    I don't think the OP's point was the buyer got 'ripped off'. I think the point is that most of us here have the skills to put together a decent blog that can equal or better this example in a few hours.

    Mahlon
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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      Originally Posted by onSubie View Post

      Hi

      You don't think finding a 5 year old domain with 88 existing backlinks (see sbucciarel's post) is worth a premium?

      For all we know, this is why the buyer purchased. He may be planning on scrapping the PLR blog with his own site and really only wanted the aged domain.

      I have seen more than a few sites sold on flippa that are completely overhauled by the buyer.

      I don't think the OP's point was the buyer got 'ripped off'. I think the point is that most of us here have the skills to put together a decent blog that can equal or bn etter this example ia few hours.

      Mahlon
      I've bought more than one bargain on Flippa and completely overhauled it and sold it for a big profit. I used to find them all the time when Flippa was on Sitepoint and these were aged blogs that had a lot of content but looked like crap. A simple redesign was all it took to resell at a higher price. A lot of those sellers bailed when Flippa moved and the fees became much higher.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheMGMProject
    Originally Posted by E. Brian Rose View Post

    A quick check on What WordPress Theme Is That? tells me that this was a $17 blog bought at PLR Blogs | Niche PLR Blogs With Resell Rights | PLRBlogs.com
    The owner of PLR Blogs is a member here on Warrior Forum.

    This is his base site but he sells all his new blogs on WF for something like 10 blogs for $17 last time I checked.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    I appreciate your write up. It's little things like this that keeps the ideas moving and the content fresh in this forum.

    For all the naysayers - you completely miss the point. This isn't about dotting i's and crossing t's - if it was I'm sure he would have spelled things out a little more. And for sure there's a little bit more to doing this successfully. But just a little bit from what I understand about flipping which admittedly isn't much.

    His point is that there are so many people busy looking for the magic potion here and complaining about not being able to pay the water bill or get the car out of hock or pay back their friend, that they make the answers harder than they need to be and they completely overlook or ignore the simple answers that work.

    There are hundreds of reasons this may not work - some have listed some of them above - if that's what you're looking for.

    There are a few reasons, though, that this is a legitimate business that is fairly easy and cheap to get started and has a high ROI.

    Instead of looking at the possiblities and chasing them, some of us are accustomed to looking at all the negatives and why they won't work. And guess what - for those with that attitude opportunities never work out and broke is a seemingly permanent fixture in their lives.

    Which side of the coin are you looking at - possiblities and getting started TODAY or all the reasons everything is a scam and doesn't work?

    Mark
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    • Profile picture of the author RyanLester
      Beautiful Theme Mr. Rose

      Where can i get such a template/design?
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    • Profile picture of the author fin
      Originally Posted by Mark Singletary View Post

      For all the naysayers - you completely miss the point.
      What's up with the warrior forum lately :confused: It seems like you can't disagree with someone without being a hater, naysayer or a dream killer. It's a discussion forum FFS.

      The point was he said it was $130 profit in one hour. Either the person rewrote the articles and it took a lot longer than 1 hour, or he sold the person useless garbage that pollutes the internet. Either way, it takes away from the freshly smelling daisies of the opening post.

      It's basically a message to people reading to pollute the internet with PLR garbage in one hour because you can make a quick buck.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
        Agree that it's a discussion forum made up of a lot of different people with different histories, outlooks, beliefs, feelings, etc.


        I used to see a post like this and start picking it to pieces:
        • There's NO way someone can make $130 in an hour
        • It's polluting the internet
        • It's a scam
        • He can do it but I can't
        • That's not real life
        • No ethics, no honesty, no integrity = I don't want to do it
        • There's no way this model can help anyone
        • There's no way this model is sustainable
        • There's no way...It's impossible...It's not real...
        And I stayed broke but satisfied that I was doing the right thing by staying away from that "garbage".

        Then I started seeing things in a different light and put posts like this through my own filter that includes history, feelings, ethics, beliefs, etc.


        So I started saying things like:
        • Okay maybe it will take longer than an hour because I don't want to sell anyone junk but the idea is solid
        • Maybe I don't need 100 (or whatever) articles - what could I do with 10 good ones on a nice site - what could I flip it for?
        • Maybe I could be the one selling the PLR sites to people who want to flip them but make sure there is true uniqueness and value
        • Maybe this is an answer to my problem - even if I can't make $130 an hour because it takes 10 hours that's still $13 an hour or what if i'ts 20 hours - that's still about minimum wage which is more than I'm making now online - minimum wage X 20 hours = pay the water bill (or whatever)
        My point is, at least for me, getting tied up in the nitty gritty details and not seeing the big picture and not being willing to take a good idea and then improve on it hurt me for a long time. Now I have a different way of looking at things and as a result have different results.

        No offense intended to those who disagree.

        Mark

        Originally Posted by fin View Post

        What's up with the warrior forum lately :confused: It seems like you can't disagree with someone without being a hater, naysayer or a dream killer. It's a discussion forum FFS.

        The point was he said it was $130 profit in one hour. Either the person rewrote the articles and it took a lot longer than 1 hour, or he sold the person useless garbage that pollutes the internet. Either way, it takes away from the freshly smelling daisies of the opening post.

        It's basically a message to people reading to pollute the internet with PLR garbage in one hour because you can make a quick buck.
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        • Profile picture of the author fin
          Fair enough.

          When someone posts and I have something to say, I'll say it. That's usually how discussions go: someone puts up a thread and we state our opinions.

          Forums would be much weirder places if everyone just started thanking someone for their post. Their wouldn't even be any reason to reply.

          I'm quite aware that you can put up a website and sell it on Flippa. I made $2200 from about 10 hours work.

          I never even mentioned the fact that you can list a website and waste $80 if no-one wants to buy it.
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        • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
          Variations of this theme apply to many areas of far to many peoples lives.

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          Originally Posted by Mark Singletary View Post

          And I stayed broke but satisfied that I was doing the right thing by staying away from that "garbage".
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    Originally Posted by Thomas W View Post

    this reminds me of the scam of those selling Websites on Ebay.
    Where's the scam?

    If I buy a Wordpress theme for $17 and create a website for a local business and sell it to them for $1,500, does that make it a scam?

    No. It's called business and that's why we are all here.

    Buy something for cheap. Sell it for profit.

    Business 101.
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  • Profile picture of the author princecapri
    Originally Posted by E. Brian Rose View Post

    <sarcasm>
    Want to add a few hundred or thousand dollars to your profit? Take the above information and surround it with 27 pages of fluff. Now you have a $17 WSO you can sell.
    </sarcasm>
    I can see the WSO piranhas taking desperate notes
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    • Profile picture of the author theemperor
      Originally Posted by princecapri View Post

      I can see the WSO piranhas taking desperate notes
      Yes The Next Logical Step is a WSO on How to Make a WSO by Telling People how to Make Money Flipping Websites in just One HOUR!
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      • Profile picture of the author E. Brian Rose
        Originally Posted by theemperor View Post

        Yes The Next Logical Step is a WSO on How to Make a WSO by Telling People how to Make Money Flipping Websites in just One HOUR!
        It is sad that this post made me laugh. It made me laugh, because we know that all some people got out of this is "ya, I'm going to make a WSO about this and hope that it sells enough to pay my rent!"
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    • Originally Posted by princecapri View Post

      I can see the WSO piranhas taking desperate notes
      Hahaha
      Funny thead.
      This comment made me laugh!
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  • Profile picture of the author E. Brian Rose
    Originally Posted by Thomas W View Post

    this reminds me of the scam of those selling Websites on Ebay.

    All they did was bought a domain and framed an amazon astore.
    How is that a scam? The buyer knew he wanted it, but obviously he didn't know how to do it himself. Knowledge is supposed to be power, but so many people think it's a crime these days.... kind of like working hard to become rich. Both crimes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jemtrum
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    if the buyer is told straight its plr when it is in fact plr, then nothing wrong with that IMHO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jordan Kovats
    This is starting to remind me of an old saying...."some people make excuses, while other make money". (Or something like that)

    The fact of the matter is you had an offer, a willing buyer, and a transaction....in the end, everyone should be happy. And that is what business is all about....sort of
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  • Profile picture of the author Jordan Rhodes
    Personally, I would not consider this to be ethical. However, it certainly is an example of superb entrepreneurship. The person has managed to generate a large sum of money from a small amount of investment. Kudos to him.
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  • Profile picture of the author clark31
    If both parties are happy who cares? Maybe the new owner will make bank on it somehow.
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  • Profile picture of the author mosthost
    A whole $130? Wow, think of the amazing things he can buy at WalMart with that loot and all he had to do is scam one sucker! WOO HOO.
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  • Profile picture of the author jawasismanjanik
    great idea. thanks for sharing.... i thought the price can become more expensive when the web traffic is good. tell me if i am wrong
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  • Profile picture of the author usainbolt
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    I'm surprised people trust these niche sites as authority sources especially when it comes to health and fitness. Why not trust trusted sources like askmen, webMD, etc.?
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  • Profile picture of the author MovingAround
    Wow, just wow.

    Read a few articles and the content is utter rubbish: a blend of myths and broscience. I actually feel bad for the poor souls who land on a website like this (and the 000,000s other websites like this one with the same rubbish content) and fall for their shenanigans.

    The whole quick-buck mindset of 99% of the people in IM :rolleyes:
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