Thursday, October 29, 2015

Foscam Wireless Security Camera on Sale on eBay - 4 x $13 (20%) Reselling Moneymaker

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Please be aware that we have run into some eBay troubles recently, see here and here.

eBay is selling the Foscam FI9821P V2 security camera for $55 with a $5 discount for every 2 you buy, making your price $52.50 if you buy 4. Limit of 5

The ranking is great - #43 in Camera and Photo, that's amazing!

The same unit sells for between $78-$80 on Amazon.

Amazon is a seller at about $78.  I recommend selling either at the same price  to match Amazon or to go slightly more expensive than that.  Amazon will usually match your lower price or undercut you (to a limit) if you try to undercut them.  I have had good experiences matching Amazon's prices or being more expensive, especially if you are not collecting tax (for a different discussion).

Fees are about $10 if you sell for $78.  Shipping will probably be about $1.50 each if you send in all 5 (2.5 lbs each), depending on what else you are sending in.  That's a takehome of about $65, approximately.

That's $13 on the sale.  You can buy 4 of them at that price so you can make $50 on the sale price.  That's over 20% on the sale price alone.

I have to pay tax which is just about negates the extra $2.50 off for me.  I still think it is worth it.

So here's the bonus cash:

Start with AA portal and earn 3x miles = ~150 miles per unit
2% in eBay Bucks = $1.10
Use up eBay Gift Cards or eBay Bucks- 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 $1.10

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 $2.50

Overall, you could earn over $15 per Unit over 25% and even better if you use eBay gift cards.  That's $60 if you buy 4 without having to spend much money.

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.

Prices can and will likely go down a bit due to resellers but if you are patient you should do just fine.