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Anyone care to share their story? Part 2.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6 metzz

    I don't have a business at the moment but would love to invest into something pretty soon. My parents split up when I was quite young and my mothers new partner was a builder. After school and at the weekends when I was 16 I helped him with a project he was working on. A business in Tullamore was changing their business and quite a lot of the stock they had was going into a skip.

    I couldn't believe all of this new stuff that was going to be just dumped so asked instead of getting paid if I could take it all. There was loads of toys, ornaments, household items and collectables. This was back in 95 or 96. My mothers new fella also paid me a bit so I was happy out. I brought it to a local market each Sunday which cost £7 at the time and every Sunday for about 7 weeks I made about £120 each day. I remember a traveller who had a stall opposite me used to ask me every Sunday if I'd sell him the lot but I enjoyed the haggling and banter and meeting people.

    When I finished school I worked with a company for 13 years making kitchens and fitted furniture. I still sold the odd item here and there that I either had or picked up myself at the market. This became more of a hobby then and still is. I go to car boot sales, charity shops and markets and pick up items to sell on Ebay and Adverts. Over the last few years I've made quite a bit of money from doing it. Our house is paid off and I have close to €60k saved up to invest in some business idea. I'm not working at the moment with anxiety and depression so it's been hard to try and come up with something new and not just reinvent the wheel.

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