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    • Mattstan
    • By Mattstan 22nd Aug 17, 10:55 AM
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    Tried to boost income - where to sell what I brought?
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    • 22nd Aug 17, 10:55 AM
    Tried to boost income - where to sell what I brought? 22nd Aug 17 at 10:55 AM
    Hi, I'm new to all of this but was just looking for some help. I bought a full facial kit. Me and my partner were going to try and open up a little salon and offer facials, it never happened. Does anyone know where I could sell any of this stuff because I don't want to lose money. Thanks in advance 👍🏻
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    • droopsnoot
    • By droopsnoot 22nd Aug 17, 12:10 PM
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    • 22nd Aug 17, 12:10 PM
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    • 22nd Aug 17, 12:10 PM
    I guess it depends on the value of it - you could try eBay, or maybe a local newspaper ad. Is there a forum for people in that business? If there is, you could try to sell it there.


    I would expect you will lose some money - if you were purchasing now, would you buy from anywhere other than the original supplier if it wasn't going to save you anything? Obviously that depends on what the kit includes - anything that has a warranty might give potential buyers cause for concern when buying "second hand" even if it's not been "used", any consumable items might have a use-by date.


    Hope you get a decent return on it.
    • Emma851
    • By Emma851 23rd Aug 17, 2:33 PM
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    • 23rd Aug 17, 2:33 PM
    You can sell it on Gumtree?
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 23rd Aug 17, 2:59 PM
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    • 23rd Aug 17, 2:59 PM
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    • 23rd Aug 17, 2:59 PM
    Hi, I'm new to all of this but was just looking for some help. I bought a full facial kit. Me and my partner were going to try and open up a little salon and offer facials, it never happened. Does anyone know where I could sell any of this stuff because I don't want to lose money. Thanks in advance 👍🏻
    Originally posted by Mattstan
    Think you have to be realistic about losing money here.

    I wouldve thought places like ebay and gumtree would be your best bet.
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    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 23rd Aug 17, 3:50 PM
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    • 23rd Aug 17, 3:50 PM
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    • 23rd Aug 17, 3:50 PM
    Where is the incentive to buy from you rather than brand new from supplier/manufacturer? Sorry, but you are going to lose money.
    • Feefeefalloo
    • By Feefeefalloo 25th Aug 17, 10:34 AM
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    • 25th Aug 17, 10:34 AM
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    • 25th Aug 17, 10:34 AM
    Try selling on Facebook? Is it all sealed?
    • fewgroats
    • By fewgroats 27th Aug 17, 4:31 PM
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    • 27th Aug 17, 4:31 PM
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    • 27th Aug 17, 4:31 PM
    Did you research as to whether there was a market for facials in your area? Do you have friends who like to have facials? Seems it stopped short of becoming a business.

    A lot of us have been there. The get rich quick scheme.
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    • minxy-x
    • By minxy-x 29th Aug 17, 9:05 PM
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    • 29th Aug 17, 9:05 PM
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    • 29th Aug 17, 9:05 PM
    Is there any way you could set up a small salon from home (with all consents and insurances obviously).
    A friend who set up a salon, purchased all of her items from people with similar circs to yours, at a max of 50% the price she could have bought it.
    Hope it all works out for you.
    • jonny2spoons
    • By jonny2spoons 31st Aug 17, 1:34 PM
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    • 31st Aug 17, 1:34 PM
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    • 31st Aug 17, 1:34 PM
    I just wanted to offer some encouragement for you NOT to sell this, but to put it to work making you money. It's easier than ever to start a business from home now, and with a bit of facebook marketing you really could build a nice little business. If you have questions about how to make it a success then ask away, but dont give up on the dream of being your boss, it's an amazing ride!
    • culpepper
    • By culpepper 31st Aug 17, 2:48 PM
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    How about making a guide to go with it so that you are selling a full facial kit plus the guidance to use it to make money?
    I am assuming you and your partner have the expertise to use it but not the motivation.
    Someone else might have the motivation but not the expertise and might just go for it with a guide to help them along.
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 1st Sep 17, 3:36 PM
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    Did you research as to whether there was a market for facials in your area? Do you have friends who like to have facials? Seems it stopped short of becoming a business.

    A lot of us have been there. The get rich quick scheme.
    Originally posted by fewgroats
    I tried not to laugh when reading this. And failed.
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    • surveyqueenuk
    • By surveyqueenuk 1st Sep 17, 4:45 PM
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    I tried not to laugh when reading this. And failed.
    Originally posted by mikep22
    I didn't read anything untoward in that post. Until now!
    • Johnas
    • By Johnas 15th Sep 17, 1:10 PM
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    Have you tried google ads or facebook
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