The Dudes In A Room

The Dudes In A Room
Chris, Mike, Joey and Teddy

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Thrift Trader (Special Edition) - Intro to Scavenging and Reselling Online

Thrift Trader Podcast Episode #001
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Welcome to the Thrift Trader podcast, a new venture to the Dudes In A Room network of podcasts. Early in the epdisode, Mike and Joey talk about the genesis of Thrift Trader. They talk about the variety of approaches to buying and selling online through platforms such as eBay, Amazon, Etsy, and others. They discuss such topics as retail arbitrage, thrift shopping, item value, etc. Mike tells of his start with listing and selling online. Over time, eBay became his go-to outlet. They get into a conversation about finding the time to go out and buy stock. Mike delves into his perspective of the "fast nickel or slow dime" selling mindset. The guys compare online seller sourcing to how a large corporation like Wal-Mart sources items like bottled water. Later, they discuss a couple vintage finds: a 1985 Muppet Babies Rowlf and a 1986 World Exposition trucker hat. That leads to a conversation about selling clothes to men versus women. They also compare and contrast big-city people to country folks when it comes to buying habits.

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