Crazy Arbitrage in Real Life (you can do it too!)
As I sit in my living room, surrounded by four full-size violins, I can't help but reflect on the journey that has led me here. I used to be a completely average person – I had a few hobbies, but nothing really special.
That all changed when I started working at a trading firm. I started to think like a trader – I was constantly looking for opportunities and optimizing my life. I began to appreciate the finer things in life and noticed how the smallest of changes can make a huge difference.
I started to really appreciate the beauty of a great violin, and when my siblings moved out of the house, I decided to keep the four violins they had left behind. I started to think of ways I could make some money with these instruments.
Then it hit me – I started a renting business for my violins. I would rent the violins out to people for a month at a time, and charge a very competitive price. My crown jewel was an Italian violin made in 1900 – it was a real beauty.
After four months, I started to notice something strange. My violins seemed to sound a lot better than before, even though my technique was regressing because I had stopped practicing. It made sense – the wood was "ageing" and "settling" in at a cellular level. At the same time, I sold off my new car and started using public transportation to get to work. My car was nothing special, just a hand-me-down Lexus that drives pretty well. But I knew the value of the car would depreciate over time, so I decided to sell it off and invest the money in something with more upside potential.
Fast forward half a year, I put my violins out to sale, and I sold two of them for a price at least 50% more than what I bought it for. I had performed a– I had people play my violins for a few months to appreciate its value, while selling a car before its value went down. With this newfound money, I was able to get myself a nice Tesla car! I'm working towards my dream car – a Bugatti, preferably gold. I'm also planning on buying more violins and continuing my rental business for free profit.
I'm looking for more assets that go up the more you use it, so I can diversify my portfolio even more. The lesson I've learned from this experience is that you don't need to be an expert trader to make money. With the right mindset and a little bit of creativity, anyone can make a profit. So if you have something you're passionate about, don't be afraid to explore the possibilities and find ways to turn it into a money-making venture.