Here’s the story...

I tell my wife and friends all the time that I can start with nothing and turn it into 10K.  Now I have to prove it. I have gone to auctions, flea markets and garage sales in the past to buy items that I know will make a profit.  So, I kinda know what to look for. I’m by far an expert, but I’ve always had an eye for older unusual things. Whether it’s selling on Ebay, Craigslist or to someone I know that is looking for something specific… I’m good at making a profit.

Another Tit-Bit...

Now, I’m not into trash digging, but I’ve gotten a thing or two in my lifetime that someone has thrown away. It’s all fair game to 10k. I’ve been saying I could do this for a while and now is as good of time as any to try!

Super Awesome 1960’s Old Kraftsman Acoustic Guitar

IMG_3961I found this guitar on Craigslist. The guy initially told me it was a 1940’s Old Kraftsman Guitar, he was asking $75 for it. I talked him down to $60, although I would’ve gave the $75. I loved the nostalgic look that it had. Once I got it home and did some research, I found out that it was from the 60’s and missing the black pickgaurd that was suppose to be on it. I kept it around for a month or so, played it a few times (even though the strings were a mile off of the fretboard) and decided to flip it. I relisted it on Craigslist for $100 and got about 10 calls on it right away. A guy in Cleveland ended up traveling about an hour to buy it and was happy to get it. I then went to the Flea market for something to do before work and found a Yamaha 12 String acoustic. The guy had a price of $175 and I picked it up for $100. I love it, it plays like an absolute dream. I seen these go for over $300 on Ebay.
I recently seen a show on TV called American Pickers…two guys travel the country in search of old barns and houses to go through in search of things to buy and flip….hmmm, I think they need a third guy. That’s right up my alley and it seems they love to flip as much as I do….I think I will find their website and see if we can swap links.
Back to the Old Kraftsman guitar….If you want a guitar with a very cool sound, buy one of these. And for some unofficial backround, Gibson sold these with the Old Kraftsman name through the Sears Catalog I believe from the 30’s through the 60’s. I will start keeping up with my flips. I reached my goal and will be posting flips without a goal….for now.

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