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Re: Air Jordan Investment?
« Reply #75 on: November 01, 2020, 07:26:15 AM »
With that being said, is the accountant taking advantage of his clients?

No. He. Provides. A. Service.
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Re: Air Jordan Investment?
« Reply #76 on: November 01, 2020, 07:27:13 AM »
The average person cannot file their own taxes correctly. They lack the knowledge (and for many, the ability to acquire the knowledge) to maximize their tax savings.
The average person cannot operate their own BG. They lack the knowledge (and for many, the ability to acquire the knowledge). They don't know how to sell/where to sell. They don't want to deal with returns, possible fraudulent transactions, etc etc .
(If they did, they presumably would)

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Re: Air Jordan Investment?
« Reply #77 on: November 01, 2020, 07:28:26 AM »
I said much less risk than doing it yourself. You don't need to find a buyer, collect payment, ship the item, deal with customer complaints, put up with returns, etc.

That's debatable, and depends on what you're buying for who and from where. People who don't get their things scanned in would argue this point. People who dealt with a BG going under before getting paid out would also disagree.
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Re: Air Jordan Investment?
« Reply #78 on: November 01, 2020, 07:28:30 AM »
[/i] BGs are not a service.
Yes they are. They are a service that gives the average joe (uneducated consumer) an opportunity to make money.

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Re: Air Jordan Investment?
« Reply #79 on: November 01, 2020, 07:29:39 AM »
That's debatable, and depends on what you're buying for who and from where. People who don't get their things scanned in would argue this point. People who dealt with a BG going under before getting paid out would also disagree.
Obviously I'm talking about a reliable BG. Some have a horrible reputation, while others have a spectacular reputation.

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« Reply #80 on: November 01, 2020, 07:30:09 AM »
The average person cannot operate their own BG. They lack the knowledge (and for many, the ability to acquire the knowledge). They don't know how to sell/where to sell. They don't want to deal with returns, possible fraudulent transactions, etc etc .
(If they did, they presumably would)

You understand BGs operate because they cannot buy the product themselves? There are restrictions in place that prevent them from doing so. They use you to get around that. Please stop comparing them to doctors or lawyers.

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Re: Air Jordan Investment?
« Reply #81 on: November 01, 2020, 08:38:15 AM »
You understand BGs operate because they cannot buy the product themselves?
That's how all the bitter jealous people look at it. The others look at it as an opportunity.

Heck, there are people who buy for BG's and get paid 3% below cost. And they still buy. It's obviously an opportunity for them (for whatever reason)

Bottom line: Market dictates the rates. Not me and you. Every business/store/service would charge twice the price for their product if they would be able to. But the market doesn't allow for it. No one is in business to do a favor for the consumer. They are in it for their own benefit and they will "take advantage" of you to the max.

Plenty of other industries "take advantage" and no one says boo. For some reason BG's are different.
Just like you can't do your own taxes because you lack the knowledge/value you're time/gain from paying someone to do it for you, so too you can't resell your iPads without the BG.

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Re: Air Jordan Investment?
« Reply #82 on: November 01, 2020, 11:00:35 AM »
There are 2 types of items and related business models BG have with their deals:

95% of the time it's ipads/laptops/kindles etc. These are merchandise that they resell at profit elsewhere but arent really valuable or limited, just that they are available at a sale price and in volume they can be resold with a profit. Most buyers have no interest would ever buy an ipad to resell somewhere for 15% more.

Then there are the collectibles. These can be worth vastly more than the price paid and the commission offered. We all know about the 2019 silver eagle which went from under 100 to 2k. /sneakers/tickets can fall in this category too. In some cases they are worth many multiples at the time of purchase, many times this unbeknownst to the buyer. This is where it can be viewed that the BG are taking advantage of the buyer. True, in a few cases perhaps the buyer has zero interest to resell, but the vast majority would prefer to keep if they knew the real story.

On that note, the gold coin being offered this thursday already has offers out there (please dont PM me for them) of 2k over cost. and that will rise. Some have sold on ebay in excess of 4k over cost already. Please dont commit to any BG for it. They can be sold on ebay or to any reputable dealer.

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Re: Air Jordan Investment?
« Reply #83 on: November 01, 2020, 11:12:39 AM »
There are 2 types of items and related business models BG have with their deals:

95% of the time it's ipads/laptops/kindles etc. These are merchandise that they resell at profit elsewhere but arent really valuable or limited, just that they are available at a sale price and in volume they can be resold with a profit. Most buyers have no interest would ever buy an ipad to resell somewhere for 15% more.

Then there are the collectibles. These can be worth vastly more than the price paid and the commission offered. We all know about the 2019 silver eagle which went from under 100 to 2k. /sneakers/tickets can fall in this category too. In some cases they are worth many multiples at the time of purchase, many times this unbeknownst to the buyer. This is where it can be viewed that the BG are taking advantage of the buyer. True, in a few cases perhaps the buyer has zero interest to resell, but the vast majority would prefer to keep if they knew the real story.

On that note, the gold coin being offered this thursday already has offers out there (please dont PM me for them) of 2k over cost. and that will rise. Some have sold on ebay in excess of 4k over cost already. Please dont commit to any BG for it. They can be sold on ebay or to any reputable dealer.
On the other hand they would never know about it at all l if not for them being told.
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Re: Air Jordan Investment?
« Reply #84 on: November 01, 2020, 11:23:21 AM »
On the other hand they would never know about it at all l if not for them being told.

Not always true. and how much is that worth? 95% of the profits?
Consider: would you ask a good friend to buy a coin for you thats already worth 500 or $1000 more on the open market and give him only 10$ for the effort. Likely you'd feel uncomfortable like you're scamming him/ripping him off. Same principle applies to strangers.

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Re: Air Jordan Investment?
« Reply #85 on: November 01, 2020, 11:37:10 AM »
There's nothing wrong with taking advantage of knowledge you have that other people don't. Doesn't change the fact that you are taking advantage, or that there is risk in buying for a BG. They aren't doing you any favors.
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Re: Air Jordan Investment?
« Reply #86 on: November 01, 2020, 11:46:40 AM »
For someone who doesn't have the time/energy/resources to do the necessary research and discovery for one off opportunities (a specific coin; a pair of sneakers), I would have no problem passing it off for minor profit to a BG. It's either that or nothing at all. Like paying for convenience.   

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Re: Air Jordan Investment?
« Reply #87 on: November 01, 2020, 02:14:33 PM »
For someone who doesn't have the time/energy/resources to do the necessary research and discovery for one off opportunities (a specific coin; a pair of sneakers), I would have no problem passing it off for minor profit to a BG. It's either that or nothing at all. Like paying for convenience.
Minor profit is fine. That is not what we are talking about with these shoes. These BG's AFAIK just started recently with shoes. They have a lot to learn.
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Re: Air Jordan Investment?
« Reply #88 on: November 01, 2020, 03:00:29 PM »
Minor profit is fine. That is not what we are talking about with these shoes.
He was referring to he himself as buyer getting a minor profit.

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Re: Air Jordan Investment?
« Reply #89 on: November 01, 2020, 03:00:45 PM »
For someone who doesn't have the time/energy/resources to do the necessary research and discovery for one off opportunities (a specific coin; a pair of sneakers), I would have no problem passing it off for minor profit to a BG. It's either that or nothing at all. Like paying for convenience.
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