Sunday, September 27, 2015

MacBook 13" $799 on eBay - Reselling Opportunity, but Not for Everyone

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Update: Use coupon code C20OFFSEPT - some are targeted for $20 off and some are not.  HT - Yossie

eBay has a MacBook 13" MD101LL/A for $799 without tax everywhere except NJ.

This has been on sale on eBay numerous times for the same price and because of that, the price on Amazon gone down from a high of about $890 to about $875-$880, but is still a pretty decent seller (#7 in laptops) and makes sense for some people.
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 There are two listings on Amazon, one allows you to sell as "New" and the other only allows as "Like New".  It has been this way for a few weeks already so I hope nothing changes but it definitely can

FBA fees (before shipping) bring down your takehome to about $820-$825. Amazon could always say you can't sell as new which changes your profit margin, but it hasn't happened yet.

Shipping will be another ~$5 or so.

I would expect prices to drop a little more still with all the previous sales so I wouldn't expect to make much more than $5-$15 on the sale, but it still can make sense because of all the extras but the sale is definitely not for everyone.

So here's the bonus cash:

Start with Inbox Dollars = $41.25.
2% in eBay Bucks = $16
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 $16

You can buy eBay Gift cards for even greater savings.  You are always able to buy eBay gift cards for 5% off from Target with a Target RedCard.  That's a savings of $40.

You can also buy a $100 eBay gift card for $95 and earn 5x Ultimate Rewards points, but there is a limit of 1.

Overall, you could earn over  $90 per Laptop, over 10%, if you use eBay Gift Cards, that's a big deal.  You can buy 2 for a possible resell value of $180.

Keep in mind that there is a maximum use of $5,000 of eBay Gift Cards per rolling 180 days.  Also, sometimes there is a maximum of 5, 7, 8 or 9 eBay Gift Cards that you can use in one transaction before the transaction times out.