I look into these as investment opportunities. I came across this one below. What possible reason could this guy have to sell this route at $35k when it nets around 73k after expenses (truck, gas, product, etc)? Usually, these are high dollar routes. What am I missing besides the obvious (he's begin dishonest)?
big opportunity and big money. I work for a company that does this through DHL but has over 20 routes and 180 drivers across the southeast USA. We pay $1 to rent out the DHL facilities.
Anyways, these FedEx home delivery routes are 100% legitimate and huge ways to earn a great living. One thing you have to remember is that it is $35k to buy the route, around 40-45k to buy a truck, and it is very expensive to maintain the trucks. I'm around DHL trucks all of the time and they constantly break down and need work since they are driving hundreds of miles a day. Obviously the home delivery routes won't put that much mileage on the truck but it'll add up fast.
The other thing is that these are tough routes to manage and are very, very time consuming. It all depends on your current job and if you're going to hire someone else to run the route.
I also have a friend who bought a FedEx route for a while so if you have any questions feel free to filter them through me.