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How do you bring home that militaria buying dough?

Started by carbinephalen , Dec 19 2011 01:20 PM

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#26 rrobertscv

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:57 PM

PC support specialist for a hospital. We do software and hardware trouble shooting for hospital employees. Last year I answered over 9,000 calls for help!! Been in this line of work since 1983.
I support my "habit" by selling antiques/junk in a small booth at the local antique mall.

#27 carbinephalen

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:59 PM

Aircorpshjs...we'd all be lost out there without you and your dispatching comrades! It's a team effort and you guys (and gals) are the glue that holds us all together! Thanks for all ya do!

#28 sgtdorango

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 07:08 PM

This is how i bring home the helmet money!....mike
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#29 carbinephalen

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 07:14 PM

This is how i bring home the helmet money!....mike
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Good thing you're not busy this time of the year Mike! ;) be safe out there and look out for those mean dogs!

#30 mvmhm

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 07:29 PM

Insurance agent with Bankers Life and Casualty Company, specializing in senior health care...

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#31 Sarge8

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 07:59 PM

21 years with a manufacturing company, 10 years Traditional ANG, 16 Years AGR ANG- retired now (FINALLY!)

#32 Pete-o MSU

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 08:13 PM

Just graduated from pharmacy school....finally making money...and paying off loans too

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#33 ABrangerjoe

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 08:33 PM

Don't do very much buying lately, in college now. NROTC MIDN and workin on campus.

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#34 1canpara

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 08:43 PM

I'm a police Detective, specializing in fraud and financial crimes. Great pay and lots of time off to surf the forum and buy more stuff!

Rick


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Posted 19 December 2011 - 09:57 PM

RETIRED........Going on my fifth year!! :packin heat:

(PS, I'm 59YO)

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#36 rdjmchris

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 10:29 PM

US Army - 20 years and counting. 3 years as a "mortar maggot" then got my degree/commission and 10 more years of infantry. Currently I am the assistant Army attache to the Russian Federation.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 11:45 PM

I also try to balance my collection so that my profits from sales benefit my purchases.

Right now I am studying Industrial Design and come January 9th I'll be working as an intern at Hasbro as a model maker. The pay is great and I get to work on transformers, GI Joe and Star Wars figures, who knows what else. Maybe they'll throw My Little Pony at me, but at least I'll be able to work with my hands. Then I'll be able to put a little bit more currency toward the collection!

Rob

#38 Jason G

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 12:13 AM

20 years USMC/ANG, retired reserve (so not really 'retired' as I'm waiting on the check...until age 60). 20 years as a LEO, did it all, from Patrol, to Gang crimes, Intelligence, Bike patrol, SWAT, Hostage Negotiation. Sort of still in Law enforcement for the fed, as a 'Desk Sergeant', which is the guy who checks everyone elses reports and answers phones, runs the station on the midwatch. Another 12 years to go before 60 and I pull the plug for GOOD. 40 percent disabled thanks to various and sundry hard living items from the Marine Corps LOL. For part time jobs to pay for the militaria, I've worked as a 911 dispatcher, security guard, private investigator (own my own agency, which is in the tank thanks to our current 'prezident'), editorial writer, auction ringman, auctioneer, flea market dealer....

I do appraisals and evalutions 'for fun' now, try and turn what I buy so I can buy more 'stuff'.

My favorite part time job, which I still have, and what pays the militaria ' bug ', is as the Logistics/Property Chief for the United States Marine Corps Historical Company. If it paid ALL the bills, I'd tell the fed to shove it. LOL. Alas, not yet. :)

Sorry for the resume.

#39 nicolas75

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 12:47 AM

Hi all
i'm a salesmen representative in the hospital field for furnitures
Interseting job
See you

#40 Sabrejet

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 02:22 AM

It's just occurred to me that by cross-referencing this thread with some others like "Post a pic of yourself..", "What do you collect?", "What's your eBay handle?" and "What's the significance of your forum handle?" etc..., it's possible to build up pretty detailed profiles of those of us who have disclosed such information...know what I mean? ;)

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#41 Johan Willaert

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 03:22 AM

Active Military (Senior NCO)... In my 30th year...

#42 carbinephalen

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 05:39 AM

That's my plan Ian. Mwahaha :devil: my next planned topic is what's your home address and credit card number!

All kidding aside, in this day and age, it's still important to maintain security measures that help to thwart would be identity thieves from finding out too much about you....that or enraged exlovers and their spouses in some of y'alls cases! ;)

#43 Sabrejet

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 05:42 AM

That's my plan Ian. Mwahaha :devil: my next planned topic is what's your home address and credit card number!

All kidding aside, in this day and age, it's still important to maintain security measures that help to thwart would be identity thieves from finding out too much about you....that or enraged exlovers and their spouses in some of y'alls cases! ;)



That's why they invented FACEBOOK!! ;)

#44 rmoore456

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 05:46 AM

Retired from the Illinois Dept of Transportation, 35 1/2 years there. Now doing consultant for same. :w00t:

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#45 ssggates

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 06:52 AM

Army has me for a few more years. Not staying a day past 20... unless they let our prez axe our benefits. In that case I'll be in this uniform until I have great grandkids :( However, I try to fund my addiction through sales as much as possible.

#46 Rakkasan187

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 07:11 AM

I served 21 years in the Army, retired as an Operations Sergeant Major, served 11 years as a Firefighter/Paramedic, medically retired after an injury in the line of duty, and currently a senior instructor at the United States Army Sergeant's Major Academy.

My fun money comes from my retirement pensions and my VA disability...

Leigh..

#47 Bones

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 06:43 PM

FF/EMT full time, have a few sideline gigs too. Parttime fire service instructor for the state of NE, help some buddies with building construction and landscaping.

#48 I Hate Moths

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 08:23 PM

I've been working 30 years as a Tool and Die maker.

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 09:15 PM

18 years in a sheet metal shop. Before that, 12 years in a lumber mill.

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 12:30 AM

Cameraman and video editor for a small unit production company in London. Unfortunately, it doesn't pay enough to get me that holy 29th div lid.


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