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Old August 20, 2020, 09:31 AM
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Secrets just for you Rick, (and anyone else who reads this). If you guys have some time, here is a mission for you, but first, a link:

Probably should have shortened that, oh well. It is from today, a link to sold curtains and drapes. And these are not the high end stuff either.

But, you'll see many items for several hundred dollars, not a truck needed to transport the heaviest of them.

NOW, hop on Google, Bing, Facebook Marketplace too and do some searches for RETAILERS who sell Custom Made Window Treatments, Custom Made Drapes, Custom Made Curtains.

Get your notes out. Also, search for ALTERATIONS, some Dry Cleaners offer this service.

It was true 50 years ago, will be true in the future...most people do NOT hang sheets and blankets from their windows. Look at your window, and if your neighborhood is full of them that do, time to move friend.

One of the first things people who MOVE, who have just bought a house, condo or even rent an apartment is, order their own window coverings and in the upscale areas, almost always CUSTOM MADE DRAPES.

These are the areas you want to SHOP or Buy in. Buy over there, sell over here, right? Now if you guys can use a sewing machine and do alterations, you could really do well in this arena, because MOST guys won't do it.

Add a good steam cleaner into it, offer alterations, and sell the custom made drapes you picked up over there, to here...and you could generate an income I'm sure would be better than the driving gig. It may take a little time, but if you are willing to research...


Then I promise, you'll thank me later (and maybe even return your endorsement check uncashed, eh?).


PS. Take a hard look at NURSERY curtains, kids grow fast (something you know)...and in upscale neighborhoods, you can pick these up, flip em fast, and maybe even specialize in them. Kurtains for Kids Rooms. And don't forget businesses too, you will find they invest a lot of money, especially new owners or new management or just new businesses.

ALSO, I like the flea market flippers family, my main criticism of them is, the whole storage thing. I know, circulation beats storage 360 days a year. Holding onto stuff, storing it or restoring it, eats away at time which could be used to make faster deals, but other than that, great info over there.

Originally Posted by RickC View Post
Just checking in to let the group know how Chatteling has helped make up the income loss in our family.

I'm going off Gordon's 2006 edition. Not sure if it has been updated, but the basics in that information will never fade.

This Covid19 has thrown a screwball to many families. We lost a second income because my wife drives bus part time. When kids don't go to school, she doesn't drive.

Anyway, to cut to the chase, I found a free Canon Copier on Craigslist and ended up selling for $295.00. I found a Pottery Barn desk that a guy just wanted to "get rid of" and sold it for $275.00.

I've always wanted to Chattel, and have to a small degree, but now I was FORCED to find more income. Being in my late 50's, I have no desire to get another job, especially in the pathetic retail market. And not only that, with businesses shut down, there are not many jobs anyway.

I'm finding more items than I can handle (I have no truck or garage), but I'm finding enough to more than make up for the loss of income. Only difference now is that I wear a mask when dealing with sellers.

I have re-read that 2006 report! Of course I missed things the first time. I'm seeing even more items (certain Craigslist categories, I'm sure Gordon will know what I mean).

Just shouting out a thanks to the group and to Gordon's Chatteling report. I've also combined that knowledge with Flea Market Flipper, also mentioned by Gordon about two years ago.

Even during a pandemic, business is going well. Thanks again!

P.S. I'm not a paid endorser. Just a longtime Sowpub reader who is putting information to use and gaining tons of confidence.

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