“Everyone hates a flipper”. We have read that comment countless times here on Barn Finds, so it is with a little apprehension that I share my latest idea with you all. We have tried many different methods of monetizing this site over the years, but have yet to find the secret recipe. Well, we have known it for a while, but out of fear of being called that dreaded f-word, we focused on all the other possibilities first. We have dabbled in buying and selling cars off and on, but never made it a major part of the site. Well, I think the time has finally come to secure a garage and see if we can actually make it work. Don’t worry though, we aren’t going to become your typical used car salesmen. Let me explain our plan.
To get started, we plan to locate one project car per month. We will stick with complete rust-free cars that have some needs and we will cover the whole process right here on the site. We will do our own repairs, clean them up, and then list them for sale online. After the car has sold we will release all the numbers so everyone can see if we made a profit or not. Think of it as an online version of Wheeler Dealers. Then we will start the whole process over again. We are going to try this for a year and reevaluate the plan then. We will still have our normal features everyday so this will just be an added bonus that will make the site different than all the other find sites out there.
We know that some people will not like the idea of us buying and selling classic cars for a profit, but we hope that by staying honest and transparent, we won’t offend anyone. I’ve never particularly cared for people who buy and sell classic cars for the sole intent of making money, but I think we will be fine if we leave every car better than found and we don’t expect unrealistic prices when it comes time to sell. I would like to hear everyone’s feedback on this concept though. Would you like to read about our adventures? Or do you instinctively hate every flipper (except yourself of course) no matter what?
To flip, or not the flip? That is the question…