James Byron - Winter Garden, Florida
"When I was 19 years old my good friend Robbie invited my bother and I to go on a 7-day Royal Caribbean cruise. At the time I was financially unable to afford a cruise because I was a full-time student. Robbie said, "Don't worry about it, I will help you and your brother make all the money you need before we leave on the cruise." I was skeptical because the cruise was $699 plus tips and spending money. Robbie reassured me it was doable as long as I was willing to go to a few thrift stores and auctions with him. I agreed and for the next week we went to three auctions and two thrift stores. I purchased three items: a NordicTrack skier, a NordicTrack Walkfit and a ProForm treadmill. Robbie helped me set up an eBay account and taught me how to take pictures and list the items. I sold both NordicTracks on eBay for a profit of $565 and I sold the treadmill in the newspaper classifieds for a profit of $375. Needless to say I made more than enough money to go on the cruise and we had the time of our lives!"
Bryan T. Fruita, Colorado
"Over the past month I have been taking Dave Ramsey's 'financial peace university' to help get my finances in order. One of the first steps he has you do is to get a $1,000 emergency fund. I called Robbie up to help me sell some of my things on eBay to make this step happen. He walked me through the whole selling and shipping process and over the past few weeks I am halfway to my goal! That emergency fund is now in reach and after that, I will be working toward bigger goals like paying off all my debt and saving money!"
Spencer S. Ocoee, Fl
"Robbie dated my daughter for seven years and in those seven years we bought and sold all kinds of items. Robbie would go to auctions and come home with all kinds of fun toys. He bought dirt bikes, four wheelers, surfboards, go karts, canoes etc. Robbie would call me when he found a good deal on more expensive items like cars, trucks, jet skis and boats. I would pay for the large items then he would sell them and we would split the profit. We usually kept the fun items for a few weeks so we could enjoy them before we sold them."
Bobi F. Windermere, Fl
"My brother has been buying and selling items for years. He saw how hard I was working at my current job and all the long hours I spent working instead of spending quality time with my family. He approached me one day and said I should flip items like he does so I could spend more family time with my daughter. I was a little hesitant at first, but I agreed to go check out the flea market one day. He showed me what to buy and how to dicker with the vendors to get the best price possible. I ended up spending a total of $50 on several items and made over $450 profit. I have been hooked ever since."