Sunday, August 16, 2015

XBox on Sale on eBay - $100+ Resell Opportunity

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eBay has a sale on Xbox One Halo: The Master Chief Collection Bundle. Price is $300 and has no taxes in NJ

Limit of 5 per person.

This is being sold on Amazon for about $350.  FBA fees are ~$30 at a sale of $345 (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 $320.  These are ranked in the 20's on Amazon so it will sell fast.

You would earn about $20 on the sale. Since you can buy 5, there is the possibility of earning $100 just on the sale

So here's the magic:

Start with Top Cashback and earn 1.2% - $3.6
2% in eBay Bucks (increased eBay Bucks won't come back until Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday- this deal might be gone - fewer than 300 available) - $6
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 ~$6.

Alternatively, you could buy eBay Gift Cards on Raise for 4% off and still get your 2% from your credit card.  That would add an extra $12

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 $6.

Overall, you could conservatively earn about $47.60 per XBox, close to 16%, with potential for even 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 $235 of earnings.

You could also use for 2%.  Some have had success with them, otherwise have had the cashback track at 1% and needed to ask for an increase.  I've never used them for eBay, thought I should try it out.

Keep in mind that if you use Top Cashback, you can file a Price Match Guarantee claim once the transactions posts to match the 2%, but it must be within 7 days of the transaction so it is a small window.

Please comment below if you ever have used ShopatHome for eBay and what your experience has been.  Thanks.