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Agreed, but it wouldn't generate the same interest on youtube.

The guy used to work at car dealerships (incl BMW) and ran his own sizable used car dealer operation later, which means he bought hundreds of cars at auction perhaps even in lots (like wrecking yards do). Don't let the dumb boy act fool you.

I'll follow the 500E, but in general don't watch many of those show, but think de Munro and some weird Brit dude (looking glass....) are more annoying

Not being fooled by his dumb boy act, but I don't like being played either....the house in the background is a tribute to some sort of successful enterprise, or a rich wife etc. I can't watch more than about five minutes of him....I have this urge to reach through the screen and grab his neck.

I watch too much of Kent on YouTube as it is...but I can relate to his efforts with these old cars.

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In the car business there is a saying "there is an ass for every seat." Just like this guy was the one guy who would pay $10,000 for a car needing another $10,000, there is someone out there who will buy this car just because some jerk made a video about it.

There is a whole community of idiots buying cars because they are on TV. Its called Barrett Jackson.
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In the car business there is a saying "there is an ass for every seat." Just like this guy was the one guy who would pay $10,000 for a car needing another $10,000, there is someone out there who will buy this car just because some jerk made a video about it.

There is a whole community of idiots buying cars because they are on TV. Its called Barrett Jackson.
Apropos Barrett Jackson and collectible car auctions (sorry, non Mercedes related)

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Apropos Barrett Jackson and collectible car auctions (sorry, non Mercedes related)

https://youtu.be/F1l6Sdf9gWI
He is entertaining to watch. There are a couple of things he overlooked. First is that Barnum Gyps'em is crazy like a fox. With all their fees and methods to inflate the seller and buyer's cost, they ensure the best way to get that money back is to sell the car at another one of their auctions. No one will get as much for the car at auction as these hucksters do. Second, although I have yet to buy a car from Bring a Trailer, one feature I really like is that the auction stays live if there are two people still interested in bidding when the end of the auction comes around. Sure its a way to puff up the purchase price but it also is a way to simulate the live auction process and differentiate themselves from the "sorry someone got the car for $5.00 more than your best bid" on eBay. Cool video though; thanks for posting it. Maybe now we can get back to tearing up that 500e
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Not unusual for some Youtuber's to make $50,000. or more a month.

Hoovie, Tavarish, Scotty Kilmer, Doug Demuro, and AvE may all make that much or more.

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I think BaT is about the only auction I would consider. The rest of them....I'd rather shoot myself in the foot. As far as easy money on the Net...you gotta wonder where these guys will be in ten yrs. We used to call it 'job security'. Subscribers are a fickle lot and it takes a lot to keep the interest level going. My generation had pet rocks and motivational speakers, this generation has YouTube.

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Not unusual for some Youtuber's to make $50,000. or more a month.

Hoovie, Tavarish, Scotty Kilmer, Doug Demuro, and AvE may all make that much or more.
While they might have pulled that much in a single month at some point, it's pretty unlikely they are making $50k per month on a regular basis. That would require tens of millions of views... and, people have to watch the ads or click on the ads.

https://fortune.com/2018/02/27/youtu...poverty-wages/

https://learn.g2.com/how-much-do-youtubers-make

https://millennialmoneyman.com/how-m...outubers-make/


Are they making money? Of course. Are they making a half-million per year, every year? Maybe, but I doubt it. If they are, that's great for them.

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While they might have pulled that much in a single month at some point, it's pretty unlikely they are making $50k per month on a regular basis. That would require tens of millions of views... and, people have to watch the ads or click on the ads.

https://fortune.com/2018/02/27/youtu...poverty-wages/

https://learn.g2.com/how-much-do-youtubers-make

https://millennialmoneyman.com/how-m...outubers-make/


Are they making money? Of course. Are they making a half-million per year, every year? Maybe, but I doubt it. If they are, that's great for them.

I doubt it too....especially with folks having to navigate through ads. Here today, gone tomorrow kinda job security. Fickle business at best.

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All I know is that this web clown knows nothing about cars... and is therefore of no interest to me...
blabla (mental fart)...blabla (fart again)

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PS -look me wastes lotsa money (so what...)

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All I know is that this web clown knows nothing about cars... and is therefore of no interest to me...
blabla (mental fart)...blabla (fart again)

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PS -look me wastes lotsa money (so what...)

Sounds like a good script for 'Mr Bean buys a car.'
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