In this Podcast we discuss selling “Dead Tech” (older tech equipment) and office supplies on Amazon FBA. And we also have with us Danni Ackerman from The Danni App!
1 – What’s up with us this week
New Guide Announcement – “Thrifting for Dead Tech Profits”
- Taxes done!
- Will be better organized for 2013 taxes by using the Amazon Sales & Profits Spreadsheet from Karen Locker.
- Red Lines – UGH!
- Note: My EXTREME red line problems are not typical – usually people only have a few.
- Discussion about Red Lines and methods for fixing them found here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/thriftingforprofit/permalink/495237353858271/
- Trying out FBA Manager – will share my results in the future.
- Major sales slump – in part due to red lines.
- Worked on new guides.
- In LAS VEGAS! With Danni Akerman and all her “eBayness”
- Watched Danni’s webinar about Glass.
- Watched Charlene and Kat’s webinar about Evernote ( http://www.thatkat.com/webinars/evernote/)
- Worked on new guides.
- Sales have been good – mix of thrifted, retail arbitrage and wholesale items.
2 – Questions & Flips
- Playtex Diaper Genie Twist-Away Refill http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003D8VE56 Paid $1.50 Sold $25 New 3 Days
- Wilton Egg 8 Cavity Cake Pan 2105 2118 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009Z29D5W paid $3 Sold $25 UVG 2 Weeks
- More info about Selling Wilton Cake Pans on Amazon HERE.
- Measures for Clinical Practice: A Sourcebook, Volume 2, Adults http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0684848317 Paid $5 Sold $25 UVG Sent in Jan.
- This is a nice example of a “Niche Book“.
- Money of the American Colonies and Confederation (Numismatic Studies) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0897222490Paid $0.50 – U-VG, sold for $57.99 Took 1 year and 9 months to sell! ($0.21 in storage fees)
- This is a another nice example of a “Niche Book“.
- Music & Poetry of Saint-Gall [Audio CD] Ensemble Gilles Binchois; Vellard http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000005Z31 Paid $1 at an Estate Sale – New, Sold for $25 – sold in 8 months – shipped to Peru (FBA Global)
- Risk Game in Tin http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00009P7HO Paid $6 at a GW – C-VG, Sold for $25 – 3 months
- Bought this dvd for $3 and sold it this week for the magic 25. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0001GH5U6
- found one brand new cross stitch book, got it for a quarter and it should sell for $135 on FBA
- http://www.amazon.com/Mhing-Classic-Card-Game/dp/B0009YBP1U Paid $.99 sold in one month for $25.00
- sold a little 4 booklet set for 130 but shipped that mf to Brazil
- We went to our local thrift last night and found good stuff there. Including two books on fishing in Michigan, 50 cents each, we will list for $50 eac
- I found 6 clear plastic pamphlet holders that hold 6 each. bought for 1.99ea. and sold them all for $36 within the month
- bought for $4 sold for $35 – Zip Disks – http://www.amazon.com/Iomega-3PK-100MB-CLAMSHELL-32603/dp/B0000AZK52/
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Topics we’ve been discussing in our Facebook Group this week:
- Creating a new listing and then Amazon finds a “match”.
- Adding images to Amazon’s Product Pages
- Help getting a Dymo printer to work with a Mac
3 – Main Topic – Selling Dead Tech and Office Supplies & Danni Ackerman
Danni was also a guest on our “Starting FBA on the Cheap” podcast.
- New Guide Announcement – “Thrifting for Dead Tech Profits”
Examples of Dead Tech that we and our listeners have sold:
- Dynex S-Video Audio Video Selector Switch DX-VS201 http://www.amazon.com/Dynex-S-Video-Selector-Switch-DX-VS201/dp/B000T0EL6U Sold $25
- Kensington MicroSaver Portable Notebook Combination Lock 64087 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0007DGB3K $29.99
- Netgear PS110 10/100 Print Server with 2 Parallel Ports http://www.amazon.com/Netgear-PS110-Print-Server-Parallel/dp/B00000JBHF sold $49.95
- Sony 6T120VR 120-Minute VHS 6-Pack http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002DPOJ16 Sold $25
- MAXELL XLII 110-minute Audio Cassette Tape (4 Pack)Bought new at thrift for $2 .. sold for Magic $25
- Heated Lotion Dispenser – Bought @ thrift store for 9.00 sold for $123.00 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000LWKYL2 (Not sure if it is “tech”…but definitely worth keeping an eye out for)
Examples of Office Supplies that we and our listeners have sold
- Fax paper/film – Thermal Transfer Cartridge, For Panasonic KX-FP101/121, BK http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000Y9BA5G Sold $25 NEW Paid $4
- DAISYWHEEL-SUPER GRANDE II http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00006HRIP sold $25
- Pitney Bowes Small Office Series – Stamp Expressions Printer http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001C5TE0E Sold $69.95 NEW Paid $9
- Rolodex Open Rotary Card File, 1,000 2-1/4 x 4 Cards, 40 Guides – bought it for $1.99 and sold it for $70 today 🙂 It was unopened, but box had wear.
- Pack of Ten Adams Sales Book, 3.34 x 7.19 Inches,White and Canary, 2-Parts (50 Sets) (DC3705) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BKF0CPW Got 90 of these at thrift for 25 cents each. We made bundle of 2 packs for FBA.
- White Pearl Placecards, 2 of these at our thrift for $1 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000ME3KZQ sold out at $14.99 even though Amazon is selling as well
4 – Other Topics We Discussed & Questions From the Chat Room
Thanks to Dot for sharing this with us: For Garage Sales, Estate Sales..etc. Gsalr.com. You choose your area it sends you notices and you can even go on and map out your day. Also sends you notices of Estate tag sales
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Next week’s show….
Episode #30 (April 26, 2013) Shipping Stuff To Amazon – where we want to dive into “shipping stuff” to the Amazon warehouses. All the in’s and outs of box sizes, split shipments, excess weight fees etc. Guest: Charlene Anderson
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