Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Man Who Sold The World

Raft3r always had good business sense.

When I was younger, I put all my Marvel and DC comics to good use. I had them rented to next door neighbors for a buck each.

Toys I received as gifts and did not appeal to me were sold in an instant.

A prepubescent Raft3r enjoyed manning his grandparents’ sari-sari store. I would jack up prices of goodies sold for my own benefit.

As I got older, the more entrepreneurial I became.

I had my VHS tapes rented and had a garage sale for all my old cassette tapes and Archie Digests.

A yuppie Raft3r once sold siopao (Chinese dimsum), ham and tuna sandwiches at the Canadian Embassy. That was a hit.

I hit pay dirt selling DVDs online. Yes, there are folks willing to shell out hard earned money to buy original stuff. Take that, pirates!

Raft3r is now in the business of leasing out cars and selling gift certificates of various establishments.

For those interested, you know where to find me.

34 comments:

len said...

That's one trait that Filipinos must really learn -- being enterprising. Para hindi maging empleyado forever.

Yayaman ka niyan. :-)))

The Scud said...

may discount ba? :D

The Scud said...

kelangan nga din maging enterprising. extra cash para sa mga luho.

Andy Briones said...

Sher, dibidee! Dibidee!

Charizze Pimpingco live in Ishwood meron din!

Ehehe, just kidding! Happy Sunday, man! :-)

Raft3r said...

len, Nyahaha. Sana nga. Hehe

the scud, Depende. Hehe. Pag madalas magcomment sa Deadbeat Club, meron. Nyahaha

andy briones, You like her. Don't you? Hehe

Andy Briones said...

Si Jolens rin gusto ko. And let's not forget, Madam Prez!!! :p

Raft3r said...

andy briones, Hwag ka ganyan. Theme song ko yun "Gusto" ni Jolina. Nyahaha

Andy Briones said...

Uy, parang gusto ko rin yang "Gusto" ni Jolens. Kaya lang parang mejo mahalay ang dating ng title, ehehe. :p

Meron pa siyang isang kantang world-class: "Paper Roses" ba yun. Panalo mehn.

Raft3r said...

andy briones, Hanggang sa "Gusto" lang ang tolerance ko sa kanya. Hehe

atticus said...

pag yumaman ka na, pansinin mo pa rin ang blog ko ha? hehehe.

talaga? people buy real dvds? wow. ang pangako ko lang kasi, totoong music cd ng mga singer na sila mismo ang nagsusulat ng kanta nila.

Raft3r said...

atticus, Oo, naman. Pramis. Hehe

liza said...

Naku yayaman ka na nyan sigurado. Baka gusto mong i-market ang xmas goodies ko hahaha. But seriously, kailangan talaga maparaan ka sa panahon ngayon, so sood luck sa business mo. ;)

Have a great week ahead.

prinsesamusang said...

wow impressive ha. old briefs mo kaya mo pa din isell yun? LOL i am not a very good entrepreneur because i tend to give things away for free LOL hindi talaga ako yayaman.

Raft3r said...

liza, Tama! Nagtya-tiangge din ako pag Pasko! Hehe

prinsesamusang, Mayaman ka naman sa oagmamahal eh. Naks!

Jella said...

Leasing out cars? Meaning, your picanto for lease? Hmmm, alam ko na bday gift na gusto ko from you, di mo na kelangang bilhin kasi nasa yo na, yung picanto mo na lang ang gift mo sa akin, nyahahaha! (,")

Raft3r said...

jella, Sige. Sayo na. I-assume balance mo na lang. Nyahaha

Beth said...

ganyan nga, di lang dapat good looks (ikaw nagsabi niyan a!), dpat madiskarte din sa buhay! :)

keep it up, sige pag nangailangan ako ng ganyan or me nagtanong, refer kita agad, dapat me online shop ka na pwedeng mkita ung pics! meron na ba? gawa ka na khit sa Multiply lang muna. :)

the donG said...

wow! galing ah. ako ganun din pero mas marami na yung mga nagawa mo.

i also collected marvel, dc and image comics pero hindi ko pinarent kasi baka masira.

eden said...

hmmm.. you remind me of our old VHS tapes and cassette tapes in the spare room. I have to garage sale them then coz we dont use them anymore. hope i can get a little extra money ..hehehe

Raft3r said...

beth, Nyahaha. Thanks for quoting me on that. Hehe. May online community for dvd fanatics. Don ako nagkakalat ng lagim. Hehe

dong, Yun nga lang. Medyo gamit na gamit na mga comics ko. =(

eden, Pengeng commission ha. Hehe

pete said...

ang lupeeeet mo!

Raft3r said...

pete, Syempre! Hehe

Wendy said...

Anong GCs na tinda mo? Puro chibug ba? Alam ko ikaw ang malapit na bday e. Gamitin natin ang isang gc mo ngayong May. Tama ba? Hehehe.

Raft3r said...

wendy, Nyahaha. No comment muna ako dyan. Hehe

bena said...

winner ka talaga! at sa panahon ngayon eh dapat maging business-minded ang mga tao for extra income.. yey! ;)

Raft3r said...

bena, Hehe. Salamat! Bili ka naman sakin. Nyahaha

hitokirihoshi_kawaii said...

wow astig ni pare, balato naman!!!

me too, nag-buy & sell ako nung elem (grade 3 & grade 4 ng mga candies and pastries... then nung high school every valentine's day nagtitinda ako ng mga jewelries & roses na gawa sa chocolate... sayang nga eh, wala na yung supplier ko... sikat ako lalo pag ganung season. hahah!

more power! may naiisip na rin ako business ngayon na trip kong gawin... wish me luck , sama mo na rin si len!

Raft3r said...

hitokirihoshi_kawaii, Nanood ka siguro ng Negosiyete ni Kuya Germs dati! Hehe

hitokirihoshi_kawaii said...

nye, wala pa naman akong muwang nong ipinalabas yun... baka ikaw! nonood ka ng ATing Alamin o 'di kaya'y

MCgyver - may konek? hahaha

Raft3r said...

hitokirihoshi_kawaii, Mas luma pa yong Ating Alamin eh. Hehe

Big Eyed Gal said...

I love your ham and cheese sandwich! :)

Raft3r said...

big eyed gal, I love you MORE. Hehe

abie said...

negosyante...naalala ko yung tuna snadwich mo d2 sa embassy...at nag papa lease ka na pala ng car mo ha...sino first customer mo?

Raft3r said...

abie, Nyahaha. Oo, nga. Sino nga ba? Hehe