So each day, I have an one hour lunch break (technically 65 minutes). During today’s lunch break, I had three errands that had to be completed:
- Drop off 4 boxes at the FedEx store to be shipped to Swap.com (more on that can be found in this article on ScannerMonkey)
- I had to get gas for my car since the gas light decided to come on during my drive to work.
- I had to go to Lowe’s to pick up some more boxes for shipping.
I left the office around 1 PM and started my errands. I finally finished at Lowe’s around 1:30PM, so I decided to run over to the Walmart next door to kill a little time.
As I am wondering around Walmart, I end up back in the electronics section. Like any good Amazon seller, I pull out my phone and start scanning the clearance section.
And I found a good one. I found this for $20.
But then I quickly realized this:
So typically, I would place this back on the shelf and continue to look and scan other items; however, today I had a bright idea.
I pulled up the Amazon app (the one normal people use to buy things) and scanned the barcode again. I scrolled down and saw this:
I promptly picked up the box and walked to the front of the store to check out (with the one other item I was purchasing):
I’m hoping you are following along. If not, let’s recap:
- I find an item that has a great return
- Said item is damaged
- Said item is a newer electronic item
- I scan it with the Amazon app
- I see $$$$ and go to the front of the store
- I make my purchase and leave
No. I’m not selling it as used.
No. I’m not selling it on eBay.
I’m trading that sucker into Amazon.
I can trade it in for $42.34 in the form of an Amazon gift card (which is as good as gold in my book).
So we take the $20 plus the 7% tax (I was lazy and didn’t want to mess with tax exempt) and I paid $21.40 for the item.
So I’m going to make $20.94 for buying it and sending it in to Amazon (and Amazon pays for shipping).
I went back to the office and started the trade-in process:
So that was the first screen. I went ahead and also opened up the box to confirm it really was like new and I found this:
Everything was there and everything was still in the original packaging.
So then we moved on to the next screen:
Well. That was easy. Time to confirm.
And then the shipping label was sent right to my inbox.
So. 10 minutes turned into $20.94. Boom baby.
Great idea, but I’m questioning why you didn’t indicate that the packaging was damaged under the condition checklist?
I actually posted the wrong screen shot. Sorry about that.
That’s Awesome! Where do you do the trading in? Is it on Amazon.com or Seller Central.com?
It’s on Amazon.com through the trade-in program
Love the sling box credit!