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Possible Way 1-2 Week money Making Ebay Scheme

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by littleg2008, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. littleg2008

    littleg2008 Senior Member

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    Hi Guys,

    this is my first post at a making money guide.

    Straight from the go i want to say that i have not done this and do not intend to do this - simply because i do not have enough initial capital

    Anyway here is the idea (try not to shoot me down if it sucks - i am trying to help)

    As we all know, the Ipad is the hot new thing - everywhere, every country (well most)

    Now apple are offering these from their own website with free delivery ( might be different for your country but i am using the UK as example)

    So anyway, i notice that these are selling on Ebay for ALOT more than apple are selling them, along with a whopping £20 -£50 delivery charge stuffed on the top.

    So you can buy a standard 3G 32GB IPad for £639 with free delivery and people are bidding on ebay over £700 for it plus paying £20 extra for delivery.


    Seems like there is a chance here to make some fast money but i am guessing its only going to last 1-2 weeks.

    Let me know your thoughts and any drawbacks in this idea
     
  2. xl_The_Jackal_lx

    xl_The_Jackal_lx Newbie

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    Are you saying to have the ipad shipped directly to your customer? Because then it might work, but IDK if Apple would let you ship to another name/address that isn't on your credit card. Unless you're dropshipping like that though I doubt profit margins would be high enough to be worth it.
     
  3. xl_The_Jackal_lx

    xl_The_Jackal_lx Newbie

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    Hey wow you're right, theyre selling for a lot more on ebay, like $1-150 more (even larger margin for the higher end models). You might be onto something good sir.
     
  4. littleg2008

    littleg2008 Senior Member

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    Thanks,

    yeah glad you also noticed it. Sadly i dont have enough cash to give it a go. Especially if someone requests a refund.

    But yes, the idea would be to purchase it and have it shipped to your own address, then just repackage it and post it recorded special to the customer on ebay.

    For someone with some cash i suggest giving it a go. Doubt it will be worth it in about 1-2 weeks time though, but for now, you list 10 ipads and sell them all you should be making £1000 a day profit i would think. Still like everything it is a bit of a gamble, but would suggest to people reading this to go onto ebay and view them for themselves and see what people are BIDDING
     
  5. dovislt

    dovislt Junior Member

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    After ebay and paypal fees it's just not worth it.
     
  6. Jonny13131

    Jonny13131 Regular Member

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    Your right. The fees will be around $100 for a $700 product.
     
  7. consciousnesscreates

    consciousnesscreates Power Member

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    Are you charged that 100 dollars if you end auction early?
     
  8. askHWH

    askHWH BANNED BANNED

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    yes, u are still liable for listing fees if u end early. but u can go for a 2nd relist for free or a 2nd chance offer.