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People are flipping EVERYTHING!

By playtwowin

6 months ago


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    #301 6 months ago
    Quoted from playtwowin:

    Much rather give any job that is available to the people here who need it the most.
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    But you've already said they don't want it. Wonder if the great resignation could be called Flipping too..flipping jobs that is.

    #302 6 months ago
    Quoted from Electrocute:

    The best I’ve ever done on “flipping” was on 35amp Trilliant circuit breakers. (Fancy circuit breakers they used to use in high end homes). Paid $100 for 20, sold them all for $175 apiece to the HVAC company I worked for.

    There's a lot of different versions of these with a very wide range of prices, so without knowing some basic average retail/wholesale prices of the part - was what you paid for them extremely under that price (which might suggest something out of the norm, such as they might have been stolen property). Or, was the price the HVAC company paid so above the average suggesting the purchaser had no clue of the real value of the breakers? Buying breakers for $5 and selling them for $175 just sounds fishy to me.

    #303 6 months ago
    Quoted from girloveswaffles:

    OOOF! Have you been there lately? They're remodeling the entire store all at once!

    I drive by the store in Tustin quite a lot but haven't stopped in for a while. I may be going over there somewhat soon, I probably will finally move to a new computer, based on an Alder Lake CPU/DDR5/Gen 4 SSD. The video card will still have to wait until I can get one at a more reasonable price. I'll have to shove in my GTX 1060 for now.

    It would be nice if the remodel had several shelves filled with 3080Tis and 3090s. FEs, at list price that is.

    #304 6 months ago
    Quoted from wayout440:

    There's a lot of different versions of these with a very wide range of prices, so without knowing some basic average retail/wholesale prices of the part - was what you paid for them extremely under that price (which might suggest something out of the norm, such as they might have been stolen property). Or, was the price the HVAC company paid so above the average suggesting the purchaser had no clue of the real value of the breakers? Buying breakers for $5 and selling them for $175 just sounds fishy to me.

    Purchased on eBay. 2006. That breaker was in demand, and may still may be, for air handler change outs. Old air handlers, with 5kw, used 30 amp breakers. New 5kw air handlers, with variable speed motors, used 35 amp breakers. If you couldn’t find that breaker, entire breaker panel was sometimes the choice.
    There wasn’t an option, a 2 pole 35amp Trilliant breaker is a 2 pole 35amp Trilliant breaker! It was the best option back then. Perhaps you could enlighten me on the other versions that fit that panel.

    I did my homework, it was the 35 and 45 amp Trilliant breakers that were in demand. Got lucky!

    #305 6 months ago
    Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

    There are so many resources out there for someone that wants to learn a new skill. Free online training, scholarships, school loans for low income individuals, companies offering to pay for classes, etc.
    If someone wants to learn something they can. The problem is most people would rather bitch that they can't get a higher paying job than busting their ass learning a new skill.

    I wish I could upvote this more then once!

    #306 6 months ago
    Quoted from playtwowin:

    Unfortunately alot of truths have been told here today. Hey at least we still got pinball. My new Godzilla LE just arrived and I am unboxing as I'm writing. This should keep me complacent for a little while.
    Keep flipping everyone.

    Are you going to try flipping the box? It's got to be worth something with LE stamped on the side!

    #307 6 months ago

    I'm going to make a house with it. Then I'm going to flip the house. Getting into real estate now.

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    #308 6 months ago

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    #309 6 months ago
    Quoted from Electrocute:

    Purchased on eBay. 2006. That breaker was in demand, and may still may be, for air handler change outs. Old air handlers, with 5kw, used 30 amp breakers. New 5kw air handlers, with variable speed motors, used 35 amp breakers. If you couldn’t find that breaker, entire breaker panel was sometimes the choice.
    There wasn’t an option, a 2 pole 35amp Trilliant breaker is a 2 pole 35amp Trilliant breaker! It was the best option back then. Perhaps you could enlighten me on the other versions that fit that panel.
    I did my homework, it was the 35 and 45 amp Trilliant breakers that were in demand. Got lucky!

    You didn't say any of the details previously, not even now many poles. Good for you, then.

    #310 6 months ago

    My best flip ever: Schick Personal Touch razor blade cartridges. Bought at the Goodwill bulk store by weight, came out to 8 cents per package. Sold for $80 a package. A thousand times my money!

    #311 6 months ago
    Quoted from xsvtoys:

    I drive by the store in Tustin quite a lot but haven't stopped in for a while. I may be going over there somewhat soon, I probably will finally move to a new computer, based on an Alder Lake CPU/DDR5/Gen 4 SSD. The video card will still have to wait until I can get one at a more reasonable price. I'll have to shove in my GTX 1060 for now.
    It would be nice if the remodel had several shelves filled with 3080Tis and 3090s. FEs, at list price that is.

    It would be nice if they had more than one store in California again especially since Fry's has gone bye-bye.

    #312 6 months ago

    Not what I had in mind when complaining about people flipping LEs
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    #313 6 months ago
    Quoted from bigguybbr:

    Not what I had in mind when complaining about people flipping LEs
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    That makes me sick just looking at that.

    #314 6 months ago

    I think a lot of things are at play now, which is creating a shortage of willing workers. List of things impacting this in no particular order.

    1. Covid.....mask and/or vaccine mandates
    2. Unemployment pay
    3. "Free" government money during covid
    4. Internet/social media.....easier then ever to
    sell/flip items or become a social media star.
    and survive.
    5. Covid as a whole......made people reevaluate
    their lives and what's important.
    6. F.I.R.E. movement.....look it up. More and
    more people retiring early. More and more
    people are saving at greater rates to leave the
    workforce much earlier than we have been
    trained to think we can.
    7. Lack of work ethic. This is huge and I think it
    ties into the instant gratification theory. Also
    people want paid well without ever proving
    themselves.

    #315 6 months ago

    8. COVID - “Why should I risk my life for $9/hr if my workplace won’t protect me from infectious customers?”

    #316 6 months ago

    I think that Elvira is still worth 15k since the new ones are 25k?

    #317 6 months ago
    Quoted from Zablon:

    I think that Elvira is still worth 15k since the new ones are 25k?

    “Probably just needs a fuse… “

    #318 6 months ago
    Quoted from DadofTwins:

    I think a lot of things are at play now

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    #319 6 months ago

    Fun thread guys.

    My tiny contribution; essentially, the American economy is turning into something resembling an emerging economy like Brazil; where a chasm exists between the top 1%, a shrivelled and weakened 'middle class', and a vast 'underclass' of indebted, low wage earners who greatly depend upon government assistance for their very survival. Labour participation is also at record low.

    Bloomberg:

    "After years of declines, America’s middle class now holds a smaller share of U.S. wealth than the top 1%.

    The middle 60% of U.S. households by income -- a measure economists often use as a definition of the middle class -- saw their combined assets drop to 26.6% of national wealth as of June, the lowest in Federal Reserve data going back three decades. For the first time, the super rich had a bigger share, at 27%.

    The data offer a window into the slow-motion erosion in the financial security of mid-tier earners that has fueled voters’ discontent in recent years. That continued through the Covid-19 pandemic, despite trillions of dollars in government relief."

    There is the possibility the unfolding global economic turmoil of the post-pandemic period could lead to positive change, at least in a few places. Lets be optimistic! But this is a global phenomenon, the middle class is shrinking or weakening pretty much everywhere. Much depends on the politics, who has the votes in Congress and the Senate ect...

    #320 6 months ago
    Quoted from Coindork:

    So, which sandwich is the equivalent of a hand job?
    Asking for a friend.

    Depends. One of my ex gf’s? Not even the dollar menu.

    #321 6 months ago
    Quoted from swampfire:

    When I go for fast food, I want the fried stuff. Going to those places for grilled chicken is like going to a whorehouse for a kiss.

    Quoted from Coindork:

    So, which sandwich is the equivalent of a hand job?
    Asking for a friend.

    Quoted from underlord:

    Depends. One of my ex gf’s? Not even the dollar menu.

    My guess would be one of these with extra mayo...
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    #322 6 months ago

    Anything new to report?

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    #323 6 months ago
    Quoted from bigguybbr:

    Not what I had in mind when complaining about people flipping LEs
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    Owner did it.

    #324 6 months ago

    Just a trite gripe. In any other year, I used to be able to walk into Target, or the website, and purchase the complete Donruss NFL card set for my son as his favorite Christmas present. $50 every year. This year, they have been sold out, everyday, but sellers on Ebay seem to have plenty, at a 80-100% mark up. Resourceful or reprehensible? Either way, I had to come a little deeper out of pocket, because my son's appreciation for these cards is worth a whole lot more.

    #325 6 months ago

    Nostalgia is at an all time high. But I believe the climb has only begun. For many things in the nostalgia category.

    How much do you think a tron remake will cost now?

    Flight of icarus

    #326 6 months ago

    This fast price climb on Zilla seems to be pointing to this game being the real deal!

    #327 6 months ago
    Quoted from Azmodeus:

    How much do you think a tron remake will cost now?

    It's never going to happen. The licensing agreement has expired. The movie was 11 years ago, and didn't do well. Disney won't let it happen.

    #328 6 months ago
    Quoted from JohnTTwo:

    This fast price climb on Zilla seems to be pointing to this game being the real deal!

    Same thing happened with Mando, and will happen with every new pin that comes out.

    Just wait till Deadpool gets made again, a known great game that sells quickly. Stern was smart to license the comic IP and not the movie. They can keep making it for a while, and even release a vault edition someday because it isn't dependent on a movie still being popular.

    #329 6 months ago

    Speaking of flipping, anyone interested in a $14,000 1982 Gottlieb Rocky? They say they paid 12k for it in 2014, so it counts as a flip, kinda.

    Think of the memories! (...of when you had $14,000 instead of a Gottlieb Rocky)
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    #330 6 months ago
    Quoted from bigguybbr:

    Speaking of flipping, anyone interested in a $14,000 1982 Gottlieb Rocky? They say they paid 12k for it in 2014, so it counts as a flip, kinda.

    I used to play Rocky pinball at my local arcade until some jerk by the name of 'Paulie' threw his bottle of J&B Scotch at it and broke the backglass.....

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    #331 6 months ago
    Quoted from bigguybbr:

    Speaking of flipping, anyone interested in a $14,000 1982 Gottlieb Rocky? They say they paid 12k for it in 2014, so it counts as a flip, kinda.
    Think of the memories! (...of when you had $14,000 instead of a Gottlieb Rocky)
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    Actually just found this. Looks like it legit did sell from GRC in 2014 for $12,999 off Ebay. Sheeeesh.

    #332 6 months ago

    Rocky is worth every cent....I hope he gets his money..the pin is iconic ...

    #333 6 months ago
    Quoted from Deerlakes6:

    Rocky is worth every cent....I hope he gets his money..the pin is iconic ...

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    #334 5 months ago

    I flipped my lid!

    #335 5 months ago

    Apparently Flip phones are back in style.

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    #336 5 months ago
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    #337 5 months ago
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    #338 5 months ago

    Now even Mr. Roger's is flipping.

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    #339 5 months ago
    Quoted from playtwowin:

    Now even Mr. Roger's is flipping.

    If fast food wages keep going up I may come out of retirement and go flip some burgers.

    (just joking)

    #340 5 months ago

    Here’s how I flip burgers!

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