dvds on ebay

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raiderjake
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13 Jun 09 12:08:07 am
i know that selling dvds on ebay is supposed to be hard profit from, but people do. i understand that they make a very little profit margin, but i dont see how they can make any profit at all. the cheapest i've found is $4 for decent dvds and after ebay fees theres no profit left, especially since the sell through rate can be pretty low so your gonna have a lot of relisting fees. how do they do it?

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13 Jun 09 12:11:24 am
That type of set-up would require a shop on ebay, just pack it to the eye balls and the monthly stock fee would be next to nothing.


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13 Jun 09 12:20:59 am
If its a $4 dvd, then I can 100% guarantee that they are selling below cost.

With items like video games, dvds etc its a totally different ball game.

Say if I buy 100 video games at $30 each, my total cost is $3000. Typical Video Game Mark up is 10% after eBay and Paypal. So I'm making $3 a game. I have to sell 91 games before I make my first $30, if I don't sell all 100 I lose.

So the $4 dvd, probably an old title. With DVD's you simply have to cash in while its newly released. Say I order 2000 units and mark them up again $3 each. I will sell 1950 units and make $5850, I then have 50 units left, they sit around for a few months and then hit the bargain bucket on eBay at $5 each. My cost price is $10, so I lose $5 on the last 50 copies and still make $5600 off that one title.

And that is how people do it...

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13 Jun 09 12:46:32 am
thanx guys, the $4 dvd is the lowest price i've seen to buy them, not ebay prices. but they dont average much higher on ebay.
thanx guys

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13 Jun 09 01:05:37 am
I can score you some at around $1.00, maybe 1.50 a piece jake, but they are all mixed with no manifest, so who knows what the tiles are.


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13 Jun 09 01:26:48 am
thanx fudjj, but im just curious at the moment. im broke, i owe ebay $175 in fees that i couldn't pay, my bank is over drawn from not being able to cover the fees and i can't find a job, GOOD TIMES LOL!

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13 Jun 09 01:40:52 am
Hold tight mate, the wind as to change direction sooner or later ; )


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13 Jun 09 01:50:21 am
thanx fudjj, im not worried to much. it may look bleak at times but things are turning around. i've been misdiagnosed for bi-polar for 10 years turns out its just a thyroid problem so everything should be just fine soon. and then i can go back to work. i just stumbled upon something intresting, i'll be sending u a pm soon thanx

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