There have been several disadvantages about buying a clunker or should I say a fixer-upper items but you can make money on them too if you are like me who likes to touch up things and fix stuffs, then you know what I am talking about. There are lots of ways to make money fixing things. Like last summer I bought a used ATV for three hundred but the owner said some problem starting it. I went ahead and bought the needed parts after few hours of troubleshooting to an ATV Parts Store. I feel so great after spending less than two hundred on parts and it run like a charm. I sold it after few months of use and make money out of it. I have done this few times now also with boats and furniture items. I guess someone with plenty of time can really make more money doing this.