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Making The Most Of Your Location - Articles Surfing
Vocation location matters less and less in our day and age of technology. A person living in Alaska can work for a company in Florida. A man in China can do work for a corporation in Los Angeles. All of this occurs, thanks to the information super-highway that few have dared to travel on. Even those living in the backwoods of America are learning how to not just use the internet, but how to make a profit based on their personal location and the vast marketing world available online. They have grabbed a hold of a home business opportunity online through good, old-fashioned auctions.
Auctions have existed for centuries. Those living in rural America engage in them frequently. When a neighbor dies or retires, an auction is eminent, and everyone in the neighborhood shows up for a good deal. Many small-town communities are discovering that the peach crate at neighbor Joe's sale which sells for $2 will earn them up to $90 through online auctions where the market of buyers is much larger and the connoisseurs more educated on vintage Americana. As a result of estate auctions in the sticks of America, a home business opportunity online has been born: re-selling auction goods.
Those who participate in estate auctions, whether they plan on re-selling or are just looking for a good, used washing machine, know how to scope out a great auction. They examine the bills of sale in the newspaper weeks before the auctions. They also look for key factors. For example, an elderly couple with no children will most likely have some dandy finds in great condition. Auctions that take place in the middle of a workday will often bring fewer buyers and thus greater buys than a Saturday, noon auction.
To make the most of their home business opportunity online and to make sure they do not miss a great deal, the buyer will also research the items on the bill of sale. Many have antique books that tell them the approximate value of the items they desire. Thus, when they attend the auction, they will know exactly how high to go and when to stop bidding. Great bidders keep an odd number in mind, such as $22.50 instead of a round number like $20. This way they will know exactly when to stop bidding, if they have the discipline to stop.
Once these buyers have their items bought and paid for, they move into the online auction world. They will carefully photograph and list their item at a reputable online auction site, and then they will place a respectable reserve on the item, to ensure that it does not go below the price they paid initially.
For many people, this home business opportunity online has become just as much of a game as a home business. They love the auctioning process, both virtually and realistically. Estate auctions provide a social outlet, a way to enjoy the company of the neighborhood. At the same time, it has provided vast opportunities for those who live in rural America to make an extra buck while enjoying their quiet, scenic lives.
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