I purchased 2 D01100 Amazon Kindles in pre-owned condition at www.shopgoodwill.com. I won the auction for $21.49 including shipping, so each Kindle cost me $10.74. Both Kindles were untested when I bought them, but ended up being in good condition and restored to factory settings. I listed them in 2 different auctions for 7 days both starting at $14.99 plus $5.99 shipping. Both Kindles had about 30 views, 1 bid, and each sold for $21.49, for a total of $41.96.
TIP: When you buy electronics on www.shopgoodwill.com, read the description carefully. Sometimes they test the electronics and sometimes they do not. From my experience the best lots are the untested ones, other bidders are scared that the items are untested and may be broken so the price stays low. Just about every lot I have purchased that was untested has been in good working condition, with the exception of a tablet here or there. Even if you end up with a broken item it is still worth something so don’t be afraid to sell it, just make sure you list it as broken and describe it correctly.
$21.49 total item cost
$6.80 USPS First Class shipping for both kindles
$4.20 ebay fee
$1.26 Paypal fee
$.16 poly mailer
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The total cost to buy and sell my 2 Kindles was $33.91, my Kindles sold for $41.96, so I made $8.05.
TIP: If you buy lots that include more items you will end up with a lower price per piece. After I completed this lot I started looking for lots that included 5 or more tablets. I try to keep the price at around $5 per Kindle/tablet so I make at least $10 off of each piece. What is cool about the Kindle/tablet lots on www.shopgoodwill.com is you do not always know what the model numbers are so some of them can be newer and worth more money. I just purchased a lot of 10 kindles the other day, some are older, others are newer, some models are unknown, and they are all untested, but the entire lot was only $51.89. It will be exciting to find out what I bought, but at $5 a tablet I can’t go wrong.
This was a good first introduction to e-readers, I made $8.05 and that is enough for a fun lunch at CC’s pizza, the kids can run around and act crazy and nobody yells at us!