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Holiday Deal Arbitrage

by Jeremy Schoemaker on December 18, 2013 · 10 comments

holiday-sale-2010Ive talked about this before but right now is a huge opportunity to make quick cash buying flash sales from online deals websites and then reselling them locally or hold and sell on eBay.  A short time ago I bought 4TB hard drives by themselves for like $180.

Now its year end I am blowing cash on shit we need for the upcoming year.  So I decided to fill our backup/file/media server to capacity with drives.

I set up a deal alert for keywords on for “4TB and 4 TB (with space) and immediately I got an email alerting me to a new deal about’s eBay sale that had external usb 3.0 enclosed drives for $109.  I researched the internal drive and it happened to be the exact same model and serial series as the ones we paid $70 more for.

These currently sell at best buy for $189.

Here is the kicker.  I purchased 2 more than we need.  So I had our intern put them on our local facebook buy/sell/trade group and people bid against each other and it ended up selling for $300 for both.  Bam instant profit.  I made $80 accidently.  Big opportunity here.

Its not just during the holidays but thats when the big opportunity is.

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Shoemoney 1 Miranda

Still at it after all this time, eh?

Shoemoney 2 Collin Mercury

I never thought of using the holiday sales to my advantage like that before.

Shoemoney 3 Casey H

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! (time to make money!)

Shoemoney 4 Shawn

I was all ready doing this!

Shoemoney 5 Janice A.


Shoemoney 6 Fred

That’s a lot of hardware you got man.

7 Mecathron -Juegos PC

haha if, it of dollars and vacations, totally certain

8 Dave

You can really making a mint on Amazon. Since most of the sellers are 3rd party and they set their own prices, the prices really start get driven up as demand heats up. I’ve had situations this Christmas season where I’d be viewing a product on my phone and within 10 minutes, as the availability goes down, the prices start to increase. Toysrus and other retailers just keep the prices the same and sell out super quickly.

9 Angelina

fantastic..making money through holiday sale..great idea..!!

10 faisal

Surprised to see so many arbitrage opportunities.

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