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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #930 on: May 08, 2018, 09:23:17 PM »
Ironically I feel less like a slave when I choose to buy stuff from the buying groups. I choose what deals I want to work on or if I want to at all. Can't do that when you are an employee.

no, but if its a full time income yes

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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #931 on: May 08, 2018, 10:04:29 PM »
Oh, I see now. You're willing to remain an adam katan, just as long as the reward is worth it.

I have a full-time job which keeps me pretty preoccupied (and I think most would agree I haven't squandered my time getting where I am), but I'm able to do this on the side where and make thousands per month for a couple hours per week.

Maybe that's chump change to you, maybe that few hours is keeping me from becoming an adam gadol, and/or maybe I'm just better at it than you.

Not sure I'd agree with any of those.

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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #932 on: May 08, 2018, 11:18:23 PM »
Your גדלות is a function of your earnings rate?
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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #933 on: May 08, 2018, 11:23:19 PM »
no, but if its a full time income yes
Trust me, almost nobody is doing this as a full-time income. You may have had a good point if that were true but your premise is just wrong.
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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #934 on: May 08, 2018, 11:29:14 PM »
I own my own business,...
... but you are, at the end of the day, a slave to someone else.
Did you always own your own business, or have you been an employee at some point. And when you were an employee, would you say you had a good boss/employer?

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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #935 on: May 08, 2018, 11:44:35 PM »
Did you always own your own business, or have you been an employee at some point. And when you were an employee, would you say you had a good boss/employer?

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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #936 on: May 09, 2018, 12:42:11 AM »
Did you always own your own business, or have you been an employee at some point. And when you were an employee, would you say you had a good boss/employer?

not since I was 17, I had OK bosses / employers. Maybe I just don't like working for others is why the churning annoys me.

Also I kNow people that do this, instead of pursuing much greater things, not simply in making money but in making the world a better place.

And certainly there are plenty who learn half day and churn half a day in Lakewood.

On the boost mobile iPhone 6 I was offered like 10$ above cost and then another group offered 40$? Or so, so the first guy upped his offer but I realized he was going to make 50$ each and I doing the work a lousy 10$

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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #937 on: May 09, 2018, 12:50:59 AM »
Your גדלות is a function of your earnings rate?

No, it has nothing to do with money, though if someone can make money and put it to good use, certainly that's a good thing.

Everyone tells me to write and speak,  but I don't want to do it, so I'm killing my potential in life. That's my problem.

But any ways, I'm just personally annoyed, I know a great Talmud chacham that does this for some of his income and while we can argue that this is a positive thing to help people make ends meet, I feel it's like giving a healthy person a wheel chair and he has so much greater potential.

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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #938 on: May 09, 2018, 12:52:53 AM »
On the boost mobile iPhone 6 I was offered like 10$ above cost and then another group offered 40$? Or so, so the first guy upped his offer but I realized he was going to make 50$ each and I doing the work a lousy 10$
What about all the work that went into him building his business up to the point where he could make $50 a phone?
Are you really that jealous of a guy that worked hard to build his business that you won't take the opportunity to make easy money? I really just don't understand your point here, if you really want to make the big money, why not open a buying group yourself? You're only harming yourself by "begrudging" that guy his $50 because it's more than the $10 he's offering you...
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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #939 on: May 09, 2018, 01:48:27 AM »
What about all the work that went into him building his business up to the point where he could make $50 a phone?
Are you really that jealous of a guy that worked hard to build his business that you won't take the opportunity to make easy money? I really just don't understand your point here, if you really want to make the big money, why not open a buying group yourself? You're only harming yourself by "begrudging" that guy his $50 because it's more than the $10 he's offering you...

this is why I hate internet discussions. You have assumed so much in your response, things farthest from the truth that is crazy.

The guy that offered me the small amount?  Worked for me for years, I taught him everything he knows.

I respect that line of business, I started my business 15 years ago. Personally this isn't for me and I moved away from that sector long ago anyways.

 I'll do it mostly as a favor, points are great and no one ever said a few bucks suck. But if you have a open order for a few thousand units and stand to make 40-50$ a pop and ask me to be your schlepper and make 10$ a unit so In the big picture you can make 40-50k for doing nothing... A big eff you very much is in order.

in the beginning I welcomed the churning opportunities, I still do. It's great for all of us and is 10000 times better than vanilla ;)

I dunno I just don't like doing someone else's work for a few dollars or free. Maybe it's just my personality. If it was something that came off as a favor I probably wouldn't mind but it just ends up feeling so much like "go buy 10 of this and 5 of that " and I'm just not in the mood to buy anything and I get annoying reminders it's like screw you!

Again it's probably just my independent personality, I would gladly help someone else earn a income if there was nothing in it for me.

Long before there was buying groups there was people buying the first ipads for others to wholesale :)

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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #940 on: May 09, 2018, 01:51:25 AM »
And the amount the first iPad was wholesaled at was staggering!! It was well over 100$ of the retail cost iirc

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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #941 on: May 09, 2018, 01:54:32 AM »
Also I kNow people that do this, instead of pursuing much greater things, not simply in making money but in making the world a better place.

I'm sure most people have a few hours a day to burn, and can pay all the bills with absolutely no issue. Let's shed all sympathy for them and bring out the pitchforks and fix this great injustice. I think AG ES will take the case pro-bono.
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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #942 on: May 09, 2018, 01:57:25 AM »
Good for them. 'and if there are others that start this young etc or do it full time and don't pursue bigger things in life? 


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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #943 on: May 09, 2018, 02:00:52 AM »
Good for them. 'and if there are others that start this young etc or do it full time and don't pursue bigger things in life?
Honestly I've been tempted for years to drop my regular job and do this full time. I won't and can't because it's unreliable. But if I had, that would mean I have more time to spend with my family, more flexibility for them. Why would that be a bad thing? If someone is learning half a day and doing this half a day, I think that's great. Doing this is enabling them to stay in learning, without the opportunity to make money on the side they would have much less time to learn. I must be completely missing your point
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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #944 on: May 09, 2018, 02:12:07 AM »
Honestly I've been tempted for years to drop my regular job and do this full time. I won't and can't because it's unreliable. But if I had, that would mean I have more time to spend with my family, more flexibility for them. Why would that be a bad thing? If someone is learning half a day and doing this half a day, I think that's great. Doing this is enabling them to stay in learning, without the opportunity to make money on the side they would have much less time to learn. I must be completely missing your point

To each their own, maybe I should churn all day, give up my apartment and car, live in hotels and travel the globe.