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Creative Financing to Ski All Winter!

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I try to spend over 100 days every season checking out the world from about 13000ft. The problem is my "real world" life and career is  on the East Coast!  Given that fact I usually get crafty with some creative financing. 

I found this website and I've been very happy!  They just deposited another $2800 into my account this morning! ( epawnmarket.com )

This is an online pawn shop.  When I first found it I was very skeptical.  Im a medical professional and educated so not easily persuaded into less than favorable deals.  I understand both sides of this coin and I understand they make a profit.  Regardless its a good deal!  Now I may be their biggest fan!  They just gave me market value for two Tag wrist watches that I own but haven't worn in probably 4 yrs.  They are now loaning me money on a new pair of Apex boots (worn 1 day)!  I bought them last year in Beaver Creek and wasn't crazy about the performance (although I probably didn't give them a fair shake.)  I'll probably pay this loan back and get my Apex boots back but who knows! 

Just wanted to share this with the skiing community.  I know a lot of us have nice things lying around that we never use and would certainly trade in for a few extra afternoons at the Red Lion! 

Hope this helps someone as much as it has me!
 

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First post, no profile, more likely creative marketing.
post #3 of 14
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Been an avid reader for a while.  (Yes first post,,,,I thought this was too cool that they loaned me money on a pair of lightly used boots!)   I have an apartment at Trails End just off of Peak 9 through May every year.  And,,,,,,,,,I'll be at the  Bar inside Mi Casa drinking margaritas all winter!  I'll buy you a shot!  lol. 

 

Just thought this was cool and I'm pretty excited about the thought of Fresh Powder! 

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BreakBound77, I hope you stick around the community to gain some credibility.  Not wanting to harsh you on your first post, but you have to admit, first post with a Get Rich Quick link is a teensy weeny bit peculiar.  

 

Still, I'm looking forward to your participation here.

 

Welcome!

 

post #5 of 14
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Lol.  Thanks.

 

Certainly not a get rich quick thing,,,,,just something cool I found.

post #6 of 14

how's this for a creative way to get money to ski......save money during non-ski season.  IMHO, getting loans to finance skiing sounds like a terrible idea.  just sayin'......nonono2.gif

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Agreed Agreed!  But this worked out for me!  I tried selling the two Tags a year ago just for the sake of selling them and had no luck at getting any kind of reasonable price.  These guys gave me a fair deal and I sold them directly to epawnmarket.com.  For kicks I offered up my dusty Apex boots not expecting any reply. lol.  They gave me more than I could have sold them for as a loan that I can pay back or not pay back!   My choice! 

 

Obviously wont allow me to retire at an early age,,,,,,lol,,,,,but those couple of items that were just "lying around my house" might just become a powder packed weekend!  Living on the East Coast, I blow a fortune in airfare each year.  I'll take all the extra cash I can conjure up!

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Hmm.  If you're not involved with this I'm wondering how you found it so quickly, since it appears to have launched a few days ago and someone else is posting about it on various forums this week...

 

http://forums.collectors.com/messageview.cfm?catid=11&threadid=832726&STARTPAGE=2

 

http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=248356

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Originally Posted by BreckBound77 View Post

Living on the East Coast, I blow a fortune in airfare each year. 


if you can afford to do fly out west all the time, kudos to you.  for those of us who can't, it's more advisable to live within our means and not take on more debt than absolutely necessary.  but hey, this is a free country so peeps can do what they want, right?  wink.gif

 

post #10 of 14
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JayT:  Great reads!  I was referred personally and simply found it interesting that "they" found value in such a niche type item.  In my mind I'm simply selling at a descent price without having to fool with the hassle. 

 

Guitar73:  Do ever ski much on the East Coast?  It's a different world out here (in terms of skiing) obviously.

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Guitar73:  Do ever ski much on the East Coast?  It's a different world out here (in terms of skiing) obviously.



um ya.  grew up in the poconos of PA and live near philly.....as stated in my location....

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I see your location.  My question was probably better directed as:  Do you ski a lot on the East Coast or do you travel west more.  I grew up skiing here in NC and still take the kids out locally pretty often.  Just wondering if there are descent day skiing destinations in your area.  We hit "Snow Shoe" once every couple of years but that's about it for us in terms of local skiing outside of NC.  Man made Ice in our area!  lol

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ahh, right on.  i ski the east coast pretty much exclusively (not by choice, lol).  there are lots of ski areas in PA; however, many folks on this board have great distain for most PA ski hills.  there are about a dozen or so ski areas within 2 hrs drive of philly.

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Think Ill just sneak into UL place for the winter, Ill get short ski days though cause Ill have to waite till UL and SC leave for the hill and return befor they get back. Hope they dont look in the cubboard untill spring and they just keep puttin the dry cereal in without looking.

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