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ketchup

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Side gig sending 3D printed stuff?
« on: June 08, 2019, 06:34:59 PM »
Anyone done this?  I've wanted an excuse to buy a 3D printer for years and just realized that they're not as insanely priced as they used to be.

Could buying one and selling 3D printed stuff actually be profitable?

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Re: Side gig sending 3D printed stuff?
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2019, 06:50:12 PM »
I knew a guy who had a couple of 3D printers and made light diffusers that go on cameras. He did really well with those. Sold them for something like $50-60 each and paid $500-$1000 for the printers. I think he was selling a couple a week with minimal advertising.

HipGnosis

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Re: Side gig sending 3D printed stuff?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2019, 11:40:45 AM »
Are you thinking of printing stuff where people send you the file?
I looked for such a service once, a while ago.

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Re: Side gig sending 3D printed stuff?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2019, 11:44:10 AM »
One of my cousins does this.  She 3D prints personalized items, like key chains or photo frames with a person's name on it.  She has certain designs and the customer just tells her what they want it to say and what color they want.