So lately, I have been pretty low on cash and I need to make some spending money. I have a road trip planned with some friends in around three months, so I need to get around ~150$ for gas and food. I recently had a pretty decent idea while I was sitting in math class. I heard some kids talking about how they need some new watches but don't want to shell out a lot of money for nice ones, one of the other kids talked about maybe buying some fake ones in China Town. I of course saw this as an opportunity, I made my way over, made some small talk, and eventually brought up the idea of watches.
After a while, I mentioned that I could probably get some cheap watches from "a guy I know". Just to make things clear, in my experiences, when it comes to selling things in high school, the sketchier you make it sound, the more kids are interested, so whenever I was asked where I was getting them, I just said "I know a guy.", they would get all excited thinking that they were involved in some serious shit, etc. etc.
After talking to these kids, I went to a computer, hopped on dealextreme.com, went to the Watches
section and browsed for some cheap but decent looking watches. I saved pictures of all of the watches to my phone and bookmarked the pages. I then spent the next two days talking to the same kids, and eventually their friends, about the watches. I showed them the pictures, asked if they were interested in any of them, talked to them about "potential prices", all that jazz. After a few days I have 10 kids who definitely wanted a watch, a few kids that said maybe and 2 kids that each wanted 3 different watched. Of course I marked the price up to around 400% what I am paying and let some of them "talk me down" to around 200-300% markup. After I had my feedback I went back on DX, paid $101.05 for some Chinese watches and now all I have to do is wait. If everyone pays what they said they will, I'll be getting around 350-400$.
Seems like easy money.
Also, here are a few of the watches that I got.