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How to make money from McDonalds (or Burger King) instead of them making money out of you.
How often have you noticed a promotion at McDonalds or Burger King or one of the fast food outlets “celebrating” the launch of the latest block buster film?
Often these will be a happy meal with a free toy or toys. Lots of these become very collectable. However the currency of the product is very short but often become collector’s pieces in the future, changing hands at good prices. What is not often known is that the majority of these toys never leave the premises and are simply junked or sent for recycling.
Do you know anyone who works at these outlets? Maybe you could joint venture by listing the items on eBay and sharing the spoils. The condition of the toy is paramount as only the best pieces will command the best prices, simple really but it is something that is too often overlooked.
Ok so it will not make you a million! Well, at least not this week. But it’s a good supplement to your income for not a lot of work.
What about toys and games associated with block buster films or TV series that are available in the shops. I once picked up a selection of Creature Comforts figures for 50p each and sold them on eBay for many times more than I bought them for. Thanks Gary and Nigel.
The curse of the Were-Rabbit starring Wallace and Gromit has a promotional Thermo nose mug as a giveaway with PG tips tea bags. The price was £2.88 but was reselling on eBay for up to £14. Supply and demand, the price will eventually return to realistic proportions when the market gets swamped or the film comes to the end of its run.
So what’s the worst that can happen? Well I would have had enough tea bags for a year plus a collection of nifty mugs to drink it out of.
More ideas next time.