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Poor by Choice!
...because living for money is a horrible way to live
Profit 
17th-Mar-2006 12:14 pm
So I am very much against capitalism and making a profit, although as with many this is just a theory I am living by and and ideal I am progressing towards. As part of getting by in the here and now, my wife and I sell some stuff on Ebay, and she has even had a small at home business doing crafts and such on and off to make a buck.

I'd like to hear anyone's ideas on profit making and how to best move past it in todays society. Bartering? Alternative currencies? etc? Trying not to do anything illegal were I could get into too much trouble, though pilfering small things from excess such as at universitis or jobs is pretty common place.
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18th-Mar-2006 02:19 am (UTC)
Bartering sounds like a very good idea. I say, do as much of it as you can. Creation of alternative economy is absolutely imperative. There are things already in place out there like craigslist and freecycle that can help.
You can probably look for all sorts of ways to reduce your expenses as well. For more on this you should ask rivyn
Also, dumpstering isn't illegal unless you are asked to leave(which seldom happens) and do not. There is a whole world of free stuff out there, idly discarded and waiting for someone more economical to make use of them.
5th-Apr-2006 11:19 am (UTC)
You know I used to love eBay, but their fees now are pretty ridiculous, and it seems like it costs at least $30 to put anything into the mail, which is nuts too. I guess I'm feeling the same thing we used to make fun of old people for - "back in my day gas was only $0.05 a gallon", etc.

I do like craigslist a bit more, because it's local community-based so buyers can come to you directly, and theere's no fees. :)

Good luck with whatever you try, and let us know what works out best.
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