A reader had tipped me off that Apple had discontinued their Apple Pride watch bands back in September and was a nice flip. Since you could only buy these at Apple stores, it was pretty hard to procure. I’m lazy these days and I didn’t rush out to all the Apple stores around me. Instead, when my wife and I happened to be at the mall, I’d stop in and ask if they had any. I think I went to 2 stores and was able to get 5 bands total. Since these are FBA gated, to Ebay they went.
Selling them on Ebay
I was in no rush to move them, especially coming up on Christmas shopping, so I priced them fairly high at $100 a piece. Remember they were $50+tax each. After fees and shipping, I netted around $90 a piece, so a $35 profit per band. After 5 bands, I made about $165 for them. I don’t consider any additional time and effort costs since a) I was already at the mall and b) I consider the time packing and shipping out the product in my pajamas as very minimal.
Pay attention to Apple product discontinuations.