I like eBay. October 1st will mark my 7th year buying and selling using eBay auctions. While I believe that the prices eBay charges are a bit steep, you cannot argue with their business model and ease of use. So, whenever I feel that I am not saving enough money, or that one of my budget categories is going to be a bit short for the month (July = ELECTRIC BILL!!!), I will auction some things off using eBay. For the month of July, I have cleared about 200 dollars, which will more than pay my electric bill, and will actually allow me to save an additional 50 dollars or so. (I have more items up for auction, so my final July numbers will probably be about 500 bucks.) I could probably, if I were more passionate about it, make much more money, and even work eBay full-time. But, I digress. I wanted to do a quick post about how I used eBay to get some free wireless headphones. Here’s the deal:
I found the headphones on sale: I bought 3 pair at 30 dollars a pair.
I sold 2 pair at 60 dollars a pair (after fees / shipping /etc.)
that’s 3 x 30 = 90
And 2 x 60 = 120
For a 30 dollar “profit” and I can keep the third pair.
I love it when a plan comes together.
Of course, knowing me, I’ll feel guilty about keeping the last pair, and will sell them for 60 more bucks…