Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Macbook 11" on Sale at eBay - Great for Increased eBay Bucks

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Update 2: Out of stock
Update - check to see if you have a 10% off coupon 

eBay is selling a MacBook 11" for $730 with no tax anywhere except NJ.  Limit of 2.  About 375 available.

The same laptop sells for about $820 on Amazon and is ranked 231 in computers so it is a good seller.

There are two Amazon listings for the same laptop.  One allows you to sell as new and one only as like new.  There is a chance that Amazon may close the listing that allows you to sell as new and you may need to shuffle your inventory around.  If that happens, that can affect the price you receive.  The listing which allows for a new sale seems to have been around for a while.

FBA fees at $820 are ~$50 so your takehome is ~$770.  Shipping will be extra, but shouldn't be more than $5 per item.  So let's call takehome $760 if prices drop a little.

That's $30 on the sale alone.  You can buy 2 of them so you can make $60 on the sale price.

So here's the bonus cash:

Start with Inbox Dollar or 5% match from Top Cashback. - $36.50.
Targeted 10% back in eBay Bucks - $73
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 ~$15.40

You can buy eBay Gift cards for even greater savings.

Overall, you could earn over $150 per MacBook, over 20%, and more if you use eBay Gift Cards.  This is a great opportunity.

$30 on the item, $15 from your credit card, $36 from Top Cashback, $73 from increased eBay Bucks = more than $150 total for each MacBook or $300 for 2!

Possible profit margin 15-20%.  Prices can always fall and this is definitely a riskier play just because of the multiple listings.