Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Playstation 4 on Sale on eBay - Maybe a Reseller, but Maybe not on Amazon

eBay has a sale on Sony PlayStation 4 500GB Gaming Console The Last of Us: Remastered Bundle.  Price is $350 and has no taxes in NJ

Limit of 5 per person.

This is being sold on Amazon for about $410.  FBA fees are ~$45 at a sale of $410 (Shipping is separate but should be $5 or less - try to ship as many items as possible in one package).  That's a takehome of about $365.

You would earn about $15 on the sale. A good start.

So here's the magic:

Start with Top Cashback and earn 1.2% - $4.
8% in eBay Bucks - Targeted - $28
Use up eBay Gift Cards - You can either use eBay gift cards which hopefully you bought at a discount or you can use a credit card that earns 2% which would be another ~$7.

Alternatively, you could buy eBay Gift Cards on Raise for 2.5% off and still get your 2% from your credit card.  That would add an extra $8.75

Raise allows you to use American Express Gift Cards which can add an extra 2% of savings if you bought them with a Fidelity American Express card when Top Cashback was paying 2.25 for AGCs.  That would an extra $7.

You could also buy discounted gift cards on Gyft.

Overall, you could conservatively earn about $62.75 per PlayStation, close to 18%, with potential for more if you have American Express Gift Cards to use or discounted eBay Gift Cards from other sales. Not too shabby!

You can buy up to 5 of them so there is potential for over $300 of earning here.

Problem with Selling on Amazon

The ranking is an extremely good 458 so it should sell fast on Amazon, but there is an ominous warning on Amazon.

For this reason, I will try to sell this item on Craigs List or eBay with Local Pickup or something similar.  I don't know what will happen on Amazon but it might be fine soon.

You could also use ShopatHome for 2%.  I've never used them for eBay and some have expressed issues with tracking on eBay.  I have had no issues with TCB and eBay.  Please comment below if you ever have used ShopatHome for eBay and what your experience has been.  Thanks.  Keep in mind that Top Cashback has a 100% Price Match Guarantee so you can try to have them match the 25 of Shop at Home.