Of like ai guess, a typical teenage job, but then what you’re doing or you’ve been doing is not typical teenage jobs. So like, when did you first discover kind of like the e-commerce opportunity and how did that even happen? What was it because of the covid thing? And you had to stop at other jobs. You were just trying to look for other ways to make money, or what happened? Salih: i mean, every once covid hit, i started iphone repair. I was doing that. And so i was making a decent amount, but then i realized that there’s amazon. And then i was like, there’s an opportunity there. And i was like, it’s a lot like ebay, but a lot easier. And so i just kind of got into it and then it just kind of scaled up from there. Bradley sutton: so what was your first thing that you got, did getting into amazon?
You were doing drop shipping, where you doing arbitrage? What was it? Salih: it was arbitrage, but i started off because i didn’t know about arbitrage yet, so i was just doing books. So i was just buying through store books and selling them. I was making a little bit, and then i got introduced into arbitrage. And then there was Gmx Email List a huge product during this time, which was around december, november. Around that time, it was patio heaters. They were selling for around 300. The markup was huge. You can get them for 150 at home depot. You’re selling for 300, 320. I just rinsed and repeated that. And didn’t just kill patio heaters during that time. Bradley sutton: would you like having a home depot drop ship to people or you’d buy it at home depot and then ship it yourself to customers? Salih: i buy it from home depot and ship it myself.
Bradley sutton: okay. Now, how did you even get your own amazon account? Like, did you have to have your parents, does it have to be on your parents’ name or did you have to make a company and then put it under their company? Salih: no, i did it under my parents’ name. Bradley sutton: all right. Cool. They weren’t worried that you were going to like kill their credit or were they like trying to check what you’re trying to do or? Salih: yeah, i’ve used their information before for shopify stores that they all failed, but i’ve tried a bunch of other things. Bradley sutton: okay. So they trust you. They know that you kind of knew what you were doing. That’s cool. So then you would find the product on home depot. You see that on amazon, it’s going for more, and then that you could source it cheaper.