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 Slickdeals.com for “4TB and 4 TB (with space) and immediately I got an email alerting me to a new deal about buy.com’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.

By Jeremy Schoemaker

Jeremy "ShoeMoney" Schoemaker is the founder & CEO of ShoeMoney Media Group, and to date has sold 6 companies and done over 10 million in affiliate revenue. In 2013 Jeremy released his #1 International Best selling Autobiography titled "Nothing's Changed But My Change" - The ShoeMoney Story. You can read more about Jeremy on his wikipedia page here.

10 thoughts on “Holiday Deal Arbitrage”
  1. 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.

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