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Hello! Some of you may notice, im new to this forum, so hello to you all!

 

Im new to bmx and would just like to hear your opinions on a business idea i've recently had. I brought an apollo mx20.2 BMX of my friend 2 weeks ago for £20. It was the first BMX id ever had and i actually enjoyed riding it (even though im nearly 6ft tall!). Anyway, i only brought it as a bit of a project, i cleaned it up and sold it off on sunday for £30 at a car boot sale near by.

 

Do you think this would be a viable business? Im 15 and would like to both, learn about bikes and maintenance, as well as make a little money. Would you see it as a good business idea to buy bmx's like this, 'do them up' and sell them on for a profit? Or do you think i just fell lucky with my recent deal to even make £10? Has anybody tried this before? If so, how did it go? and do you have any advice?

 

Thanks a lot! prost.gif

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Don't start selling if you don't know anything about it, don't enjoy it and don't have personal experiance. Is what I'd say, because then you will be hated and only be doing it for the money. When most companys like sourcebmx, have experiance. Other like winstanleys is for the money, for that reason sourcebmx has a smaller site and is more local, but is more trustworthy... Not sure if you understand what I'm trying to say but hopefully you do. Today is the 3rd time I've laced a wheel. First came out wrong and not trustworthy and looked unproffesional, but this one looks proffesional and has a well done job and I can trust. I can make this into a kinda job but depending who it is, how well you know them and how much you/they trust each other is another story...

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i used to spend a lot of time and money flipping bikes. in the end, it's a lousy way to make money. however, if you enjoy tinkering and making old things work for people, it's a good time and you make a few bucks. you will learn a lot about bikes in the process too. I spend a lot of my time at the local bike co-op fixing up old bikes and I love it.

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erm,i was thinking the same should i make bikes and do them up and sell on for more,seems like a good way to earn,but if you do id say get a really good bike,not just any lousy piece of shit .....

have lots of parts for sale http://www.bmx-forum.com/t/253702/sprocket-spacers-and-general-spares#post_3611875 want to sell before the 30th july ,brands such as t1,shadow ,animal,amber,salt.gt.

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have lots of parts for sale http://www.bmx-forum.com/t/253702/sprocket-spacers-and-general-spares#post_3611875 want to sell before the 30th july ,brands such as t1,shadow ,animal,amber,salt.gt.

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i used to spend a lot of time and money flipping bikes. in the end, it's a lousy way to make money. however, if you enjoy tinkering and making old things work for people, it's a good time and you make a few bucks. you will learn a lot about bikes in the process too. I spend a lot of my time at the local bike co-op fixing up old bikes and I love it.



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I have never actually seen a real profit from flipping bikes.  I do it for a fun project then usually give them to friends for cheap.  Otherwise just tinker with your bike and dial everything in.  

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post #6 of 6

i think its actually the opposite,buy a custom and part it out  ?

seen a couple of peoples do it !

have lots of parts for sale http://www.bmx-forum.com/t/253702/sprocket-spacers-and-general-spares#post_3611875 want to sell before the 30th july ,brands such as t1,shadow ,animal,amber,salt.gt.

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have lots of parts for sale http://www.bmx-forum.com/t/253702/sprocket-spacers-and-general-spares#post_3611875 want to sell before the 30th july ,brands such as t1,shadow ,animal,amber,salt.gt.

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