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The used appliance business can be a very lucrative business. Everyone has appliances, they are always breaking and new appliances are very expensive. More and more people are turning to used appliance as a way to save money. 

Here’s how the business works: You stock up on inexpensive and broken appliances. Then, you clean and refurbish them and list them for sale for a fair market price. When someone’s appliance breaks, they call and have you deliver them a refurbished appliance and you haul their old one away. They save money, you make money and then you go home and repair their old one and make even more money. It’s very simple.

So what's the problem? Those in the appliance business know how great it is and don’t want to teach anyone else how to get into it. I didn't have anyone to teach me, and it wasn’t fun trying to learn everything on my own the hard way.

I created Appliance school to help you get into the business. The course contains all the information you need to start and run a profitable appliance business. It also includes access to help from myself and others in the ApplianceSchool community in the private forums.

But aren’t you worried about creating more competition? I’m not worried about competition for a couple of reasons. First, there are over 19,355 cities across America, and most are under-served in the used appliance business and it seems to be getting worse. For some reason the younger generations haven’t been going into the trades and are less willing to get their hands dirty. Second, demand is only going up as more and more people are looking for ways to stretch their dollars and save money. Inflation is having a big impact on the economy right now.

The cost for the course is $122 --  and includes one year of access to the member's area and discussion forums. 

Ready to launch?  Buy the course now.

Here are some reasons to get into the appliance business

It's great money.

You can make $1k-$2k a week in profit, without working long hours. A good day can bring in $600 to $800.

Low up-front costs.

You can start an appliance business without investing a lot of money in tools and rental space. There aren’t many other businesses with as much earning potential with such low upfront costs.

You can run this business from your home

You won't need to rent a storefront or a warehouse. We’ve sold thousands of appliances out of my garage and don't plan to open a brick-and-mortar shop anytime soon.

It's a business that's here to stay.

Homeowners replace millions of appliances each year, and more and more people are looking at the used market to find their appliances. This is a growing industry.

You can set your own hours.

This is a business you can operate full-time, or just in your spare time for extra money. Flipping a few machines can bring you $200-$500 in profit.

My garage -- these machines are being repaired, cleaned, and prepped for sale
Here is just one typical appliance transaction

Here's a washer I picked up off craigslist for $25.

It had a broken lid switch that cost $5 and took 10 minutes to repair. I cleaned the machine, touched up the paint, and listed it back up for sale the same afternoon.

It sold later that day for $175. That's a profit of $145. But on top of that, because I offered free delivery in exchange for a trade-in, I brought home another machine that the customer wanted hauled away. 

The trade-in machine was hauled away, straight into my garage, where it was fixed in a few minutes. I then cleaned it and put it up for sale.

You can see how the cycle repeats -- we look for trade-ins to keep our supply up and money coming in.

The only limit to the money you'll make is how much time you want to put into your business.  There really is nothing like working for yourself.


What's included in the course

You'll get one year of access to the ApplianceSchool training course and discussion forums.

Over 150 pages of training on all areas of the appliance business
Step by step instructions for getting started
Choosing which machines to buy and how to inspect before purchase
How to diagnose and repair the machines
How to clean up and prep the machines for sale
How to sell for maximum profit
How to get repeat customers and how to ensure a steady supply of machines
What to consider as the business grows, renting space, hiring employees, etc
The exact templates I've honed to sell machines for top prices on craigslist

ApplianceSchool training videos
How to clean and take apart the machines
Diagnosing broken machines
Step by step repair videos
How to touch up and paint the appliances so they look like new again

Here are some screenshots from the training videos.  They will teach you everything you need to know to get started.

Access to the ApplianceSchool Discussion Forums

At any moment you can jump into the forums and get the help and advice you need. You have instant access to experts and peers who are running successful used appliance operations around the country. You'll find tips and tricks that will save money and time.


Here is the bottom line

The goal of ApplianceSchool is to take you from zero to making money as quickly as possible and to create the top community for appliance professionals.

Nothing was held back - this course is the condensed experience of thousands of transactions and repairs and years of work.


The cost for the course is $122 --  and includes one year of access to the member's area and discussion forums.


Need more convincing? Consider this

You can make back the price of a course in a day or two. So why such a low price for the course? A few reasons.

First, the day I started buying and selling on Craigslist, I had $200 cash to my name. I wouldn't have been able to afford the course myself, and I haven't forgotten what it's like to be in a very hard place financially, and in life.

Second, I want as many people as possible to go through the material as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

I think I might have too much competition where I live, what do you think?

Don't worry about the competition, you can compete with anyone if your overhead is low enough. As long as there are 10-15k people in and around the area you live, you should be fine. The more the better, but even small towns of 10-30k people need a lot of appliances. Each home has 4-5 appliances in it and they are always breaking and needing to be repaired or replaced. Most people only need to sell 1-2 appliances a day to make a full time income.

What do I need to get started in the appliance business?

A few basic tools, a way to transport appliances, and a place to work and test the machines. You will need a computer, a phone and a way to take pictures.

... See more questions and answers on our F.A.Q. page.

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About the Author

My name is Ryan Finlay. In the past 3 years I've bought and sold more than 3,000 appliances. I work out of my home and deliver machines with a truck and a utility trailer. Sales continue to grow, and there are now three of us working full time in the business.

I've written about my appliance business on my blog, and in articles for LifeHacker, Forbes, Time, Consumerist and Priceonomics. The response has been consistent -- people all over the country have been asking me to help them start an appliance business. This course and website has been the result. I’ve poured everything I know about the business into the ApplianceSchool training course.


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