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    ok, so this is my first brag . i have been lurking for a long time and saw a posting a while ago about mrs january finding stuff and selling on kijiji.

    Well the story goes like this... my dad is a huge ebay guy, he is retired now and buys junk dirt cheap and sells it on ebay, and my mother's father used to work for a recycling depot long long ago and she said he used to bring home stuff all the time so this kinda junk collecting runs in the family ( no im not a hoarder!)

    well it all started on junly 16th. I found the rabbit cage on the curb a few houses down, so i through it in the van thinking that it would make a great cat litter pan from the bottom plastic part, and got it home and hubby ( who is so not a junk collector kinda guy) said" thats in really good shape, i bet it worth something" so i listed it on kijiji and sold it for 20 bucks that night. the people who bought it lived a few streets over and asked if i didnt mind delivering it, so i said ok. on my way over, i found a cozy coupe car and picked it up, sold it for 10 ( i think it was 10 , maybe 15) so my husbany said, start writing things down of what you sell them for. so i did
    In our town we dont have a large garbage day like other towns do, so alot of stuff gets put on the curb, so pur junk other good things.
    also since it was summer, i started garage saling for items. i garage sale everyweekend for the hell of it anyways, so it was like combining a hobby with a purpose
    so long story short, i now have an online kijiji bussiness with inventory from garage sales, and curb side junk and to date I have made
    drum roll please...... (remember this is from july 16th so next weekend will be three months)
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    a whopping .....!!!
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    $2720
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    $141 !!!

    now mind you I am a work from home mom and have the time to sell something for 4 bucks as Im always home and able to check my emails... so some people think its a wasye of time but hey it works for me and it doubles my income from being a work from home mom and i dont have daycare costs.

    well thats my brag
    got to go ... someone is coming over anyminute to by a pair of pet clippers...( bought for 50cents at a garage sale and selling for 15!)

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    wow that is pretty good - i was at home for 8 years when my kids were little - i sure went to a lot of garage sales - plus i use to to sell their clothing (gently used) mostly my daughters for 50 bucks a bag in the local paper- people bought it back then
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    wow!! that is awesome!! congrats on your new business!! you are doing something good with it too as it's not going into the landfill!! way to go!!
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    One mans junk is another mans treasure In your case your treasure box is the thing getting filled! WTG!
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    thanks guys... prime example today i made 85 and spent 5
    plus the money i get from it being a holiday so made 70 from that ... not bad for sitting at home cooking turkey
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    That's awesome!! I hav e some things to sell on Used Ottawa, I should get on it!!
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    good for you - if you had to work for that money at minimum wage & pay daycare costs, it would have taken you a long time to generate that income.

    this makes a good business for you, plus allows you to stay home with your kids.
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    rotfl. yes, that is pretty awesome!!! Love the ambition... the sneakyness (but in a very good way)!! If I had more resources.. ie.. a vehcile... I am almost certain my life would contain these happenings, lol!
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    Thank you for reducing the pressure on our landfills! I get so frustrated when I see good things going to waste. Good on ya!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmackUTwice View Post
    rotfl. yes, that is pretty awesome!!! Love the ambition... the sneakyness (but in a very good way)!! If I had more resources.. ie.. a vehcile... I am almost certain my life would contain these happenings, lol!
    i can totally see you doing this! with all your recycling bin walks
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    Quote Originally Posted by barbs View Post
    good for you - if you had to work for that money at minimum wage & pay daycare costs, it would have taken you a long time to generate that income.

    this makes a good business for you, plus allows you to stay home with your kids.
    your so right, now dont get me wrong, i used to have a good paying job, an i am an educated person, i just choose to stay home a raise my child so i work from home now and this ... and now I make more than i did before!
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    wow that's amazing! i dont have time anymore to list stuff for sale, but i used to sell stuff i dont need around the house once in a while lol.
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    Awesome, what a great way to be environmental.
    I personally would rather someone would pick up the big things we have out then see it go to the land fill.
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    Wow, amazing brag! & awesome way to make some extra money! & I assume no taxes paid on it, lol
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    Awesome job!! That is amazing!
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