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This is a question The Credit Crunch

Did you score a bargain in Woolworths?
Meet someone nice in the queue to withdraw your 10p from Northern Rock?
Get made redundant from the job you hated enough to spend all day on b3ta?

How has the credit crunch affected you?

(, Thu 22 Jan 2009, 12:19)
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It goes both ways.
My work has been affected by the financial situation in both directions.

First the courier side has died off a fair amount, I can't see days where I make £300+ a day happening in the near future. Especially after the death of a certain American Bank who often paid big money for late work but I did get paid a hell of a lot to deliver redundancy notices for another big bank on the dogs. Companies at the moment can no longer afford to pay me to take a jar of caviar to Cornwall late on a Friday night for a wedding reception first thing Saturday morning but I am still getting by.

On the other hand I started a Motorcycle parts company on Ebay (www.mc-sp.co.uk) about 9 months ago and I'm now having my busiest month. So far this month I have made over 200 sales and every month the number seems to be rising, I just hope it carries on. If it does after the financial fear has passed I might just have a valid company and an income I can live on. Wish me luck.

Keep in mind I've had most of the last 2 years off of work due to knee problems, it is starting to look up for me but it will be hard work in the present climate.
(, Sun 25 Jan 2009, 22:16, 4 replies)
Good work!
I do enjoy the enterprising spirit of some people. I'm still working for 'the man' and need bigger balls to risk going out on my own.

Spare balls, anyone?
(, Mon 26 Jan 2009, 11:03, closed)
I refer the Honorable Gentleman
to www.b3ta.com/questions/creditcrunch/post353200
(, Mon 26 Jan 2009, 12:20, closed)
(, Mon 26 Jan 2009, 12:23, closed)
I recognise that courier! :D
(, Mon 26 Jan 2009, 13:06, closed)

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