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 On a Budget? Don't Rule Out eBay
By: Darin "Sid" Cameron, CRS
Wed, Jul 18th, 2007 1:57 am

Don't forget, if you're on a budget some of the best technology isn't always new.

I just purchased an HP 4100MFP (B/W printer, copier, color scanner) from eBay for $400 with a second paper tray, network card, envelope feeder, duplexer and hard disk for storing documents.

Something like that brand new would have been $1,500-2,500 with those options

Although I needed a cheap copier, the feature I really wanted was that you can put a document in the doc feeder, type in an email address (it has a little keyboard on the control panel) and it will make a color scan and email it to you in a PDF format.  It's also quite a bit more robust than what a new $400 printer will buy you.

EBay is also a great source for Supras.  I've purchased 9 of them recently and averaged $77/each after shipping (those are $120-150 new).

I also found my last two laptops on eBay (they were refurbished and still current models) -AND-  found a sign company that made me RE/MAX "For Sale" directional arrows (customized with my name and phone) at $3.50/each in quantities of 250.  They do other companies as well.

My local sign company charges $14 for the same sign.

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Darin "Sid" Cameron spent 15 years working in tech sales which in 1998 relocated him to St. Louis. In 2004 he took over web development tasks for Kimberly's real estate team and later became the full-time Marketing and Operations Director. In 2011, he launched two brokerages, The Realty Store, Inc. and Realty Referral Partners, Inc. Sid holds a real estate broker's license in Missouri, CRS certification and was the first CyberStar in the St. Louis area.
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