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I buy Amazon price drops to sell on eBay. So I built this free tool to find the best deals

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by bmatthews, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. bmatthews

    bmatthews Regular Member

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    I've been buying the big price drops on Amazon and selling them at a decent profit on eBay and other marketplaces almost daily with great success for a while now.

    Most of the price drops I pick up are the results of Amazon's algorithmic pricing changes and oft-times disappear just as quickly as they appear. So it is important that I can identify them on autopilot and buy before they are out of stock or the price is reversed. (which happens a lot)
    I then wait to take stock of the item, list them on eBay and they usually sell quite quickly and always for a profit.

    I have made the tool publicly available for use free so check it out here and please do tell me your thoughts. All feedback and suggestions are most welcome. :D

    There are some very interesting expansion plans to further increase the utility of the site in the coming days and your opinions would help shape the experience greatly.
     
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  2. Noctur

    Noctur Newbie

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    oh wow... 10/10
     
  3. Noctur

    Noctur Newbie

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    P.S. Here is your $1Million dollar idea that I want a part full access for free to giving you this advice.

    Start a subscription service!


    $30/month for % discount on items between 10% - 20%
    $70/month for for % discount on items between 20% - 40%
    $80/month for ALL discounts

    So if they go with the 30$/month option. They will only see the items that have a 10%-20% increase, etc.
     
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  4. hokuspokus

    hokuspokus Regular Member

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    This is great, i woud like to see high demand products so we know it will sell :)
     
  5. Noctur

    Noctur Newbie

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    Just checked.

    That laptop is for $350, in Staples it sells for $750 (identical model, RAM, Memory, etc.)
     
  6. STAUNCH

    STAUNCH Junior Member

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    Create such subsite for the German AMZN's, also there're many "scraper tools" (price checkers, price tracking, price comparison tools) posted in this forum, tho. US/UK already saturated, overused and abused.
     
  7. bmatthews

    bmatthews Regular Member

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    ;) Thanks, but I would like it to remain free, I strongly believe that there are more than enough deals to go around. And as I build this tool out further there will be more, even better deals that are even more difficult to find.
     
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  8. bmatthews

    bmatthews Regular Member

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    German Amazon and eBay version is coming very soon. Stay tuned for it.
    As for your other point, I don't think there are many like this, and most certainly none that will include some of the new features coming soon that are currently in the pipeline.
     
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  9. NewbieLittle

    NewbieLittle Registered Member

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    If you offer that for free. You should include your Amazon Affiliate link to your website :)
     
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  10. neverquitting

    neverquitting Regular Member

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    Looks really nice buddy. I expected you to have affiliate links, but even when I click through I don't see an affiliate tag. Sounds like a huge side-revenue source you're missing...
     
  11. bmatthews

    bmatthews Regular Member

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    Thanks for the suggestion. But right now I think it is more important to concentrate on expanding the website to other countries and marketplaces.
     
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  12. readygo315

    readygo315 Newbie

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    Good post I Like
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  13. STAUNCH

    STAUNCH Junior Member

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    Btw, first two items:

    - Nostalgia Electrics KPM200CART 48-Inch Vintage Collection Popcorn Cart - on AMZN it's "Temporarily out of stock. Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your credit card will not be charged until we ship the item.";
    - Power Acoustik In-Dash DVD AM/FM Receiver with 7-Inch Flip-O ... nd USB/SD Input - on AMZN it's "Usually ships within 2 - 4 weeks.".

    So definitely you should exclude such items that are not in stock and ready to be shipped in 1-2 days. Even when it's updated 11 mins ago, those two same items were with the same when I've posted my previous post above, so no change yet.
     
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    golelen Newbie

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    How often does it update? When I visited it hadn't updated for 59 minutes and some of the prices had already changed.
     
  15. bmatthews

    bmatthews Regular Member

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    It updates the general page hourly but the price isn't strictly updated every hour, it sort of lags to update the price when the price is reversed on the amazon page. However changes will be made and this will most probably be sorted out for the next website version update.
     
  16. STAUNCH

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    What is your experience with the dropshipping? For me it's a risky business and at any time a buyer can leave you a negative/neutral because:
    - He could see that the box is shipped from AMZN (via the invoice inside, even if it's marked as "Gift") and paying higher on eB, so therefore - a scam;
    - The product from AMZN can be oversold in minutes so even when it's listed for sale when you see a good item, it could be sold few days later when the item is already sold-out from all sellers and/or is at a higher price, so no profit or even - no product (!), and in the end - cancelled transaction, defect on eB;
    - Other bad experience situations.

    But still - many people continue to DS, huh. Thousands maybe.
     
  17. goosefrabah

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    I really have nothing to include, but I definitely love your site. For your average selling price, is that pulled directly from eBay? Do you receive the product first and ship it to the buyer, or do you have it shipped directly to the buyer from Amazon?
     
  18. neverquitting

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    In the OP, he said he waits to get delivery of the items, THEN posts on eBay. He's sinking upfront capital to be sure, but by looking at demand, he's able to assess whether there's going to be a market for that item down the line or not.
     
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  19. marshallron

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    This is a Nice Plan. But Suggestion, instead of purchasing price drop things. why not you find some drop shipper who can get you anything from china... I see here in "BlackHatWorld" Dropship section which was interest of me too.
     
  20. natsirtdm

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    You should get your affiliate link in there - I assumed it would be as it's a brilliant idea.
    Get signed up for other countries too as you get that countries version up and running. There is literally zero reason not to do this.