Check this out! Here’s another clever micro business opportunity for teens.
Do you enjoy buying old things to turn around and sell for a profit on eBay? Well, so did Chris Quagliata, who is a 19 year old teen that just finished high school at Commack High School.
For the past couple of years, Chris has been going to storage lockers with contents that are being auctioned off. He bids on the locker, wins the bid, and then sells the items from the storage unit on ebay to try to make a profit. If this sounds familiar to you, then it’s probably because it’s the exact same premise that the show, Storage Wars, is based on. However, Chris said he does his bidding without the drama that the show adds.
Recently, Chris stumbled across a locker with old furniture in it. He paid $850 for the storage locker, but little did Chris know what had locker had in store for him. As he began to search through his newly bought merchandise, he couldn’t believe what he discovered. A collection of vintage Coca-Cola items. Chris thought that the Coca-Cola items could be valued at more than $4,000 dollars!
Chris’ entrepreneurial venture has become profitable enough for him to open a trade shop in Morewood shopping center, which he is calling “Quag’s”. Customers can continue to buy Chris’ items on eBay or on Craigslist as well.
If you have an entrepreneurial idea to open a trade shop or sell items on eBay, like Chris did, you should check out my book, “Starting a Micro Business“. I provide great information to help you launch your micro business, including how to write a business plan for success. My book is available in paperback or Kindle format, check it out today!
Carol Topp, CPA