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  1. Crashby

    Crashby Monkey

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    * EDIT: actually, we are down to $250 as I overlooked a small detail...

    I look at slickdeals.net everyday, and today, there is an exceptional deal... Here is how it will work...

    Go to your local RadioShack store(s) and buy up to 5 of these (DVD players):
    http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2106538

    Check local availability here (as online inventory is out): http://www.radioshack.com/product/inStoreAvail.jsp?productId=2106538

    They will cost you around $140 apiece after sales tax.

    When you get home, apply for these two mail in rebates (one need the original UPC, the other, a copy:

    http://rsk.imageg.net/graphics/coupon/r2168390_rebatecoupon.pdf
    http://rsk.imageg.net/graphics/coupon/r2174978_rebatecoupon.pdf

    The rebates total $135. That puts your total cost per DVD player at $5 bucks.

    Lastly, you sell these puppies on eBay for around $60 bones (check "completed auctions" on eBay for "Axion DVD player 3.6". Voilà! - $50 profit per item x 5= $250.

    * note - sometimes these rebates take 6-8 weeks to get in my experience...
     

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  2. firetoole

    firetoole duch bag

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    Wooo Tulips!!!!
    sounds like alot of work...
     
  3. Crashby

    Crashby Monkey

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    Meh... 30min to buy, 30min for rebates, 2 hours for ebay activities...

    ~ 3 hours total...

    - really depends on what you think your time is worth...

    I do this stuff all the time, and make an extra few grand a year.
     
  4. Crashby

    Crashby Monkey

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    ** NOTE:

    forgot to mention... the offer is for today (Dec. 23rd.) ONLY!
     
  5. DRB

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  6. firetoole

    firetoole duch bag

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    Wooo Tulips!!!!
    I have a feeling you have an xbox 360 on ebay right now
     
  7. Crashby

    Crashby Monkey

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    Heheh... nope. The last thing I did was to buy about 20 NorthFace backpacks at Gander Mt. for about $250. Sold them all on eBay for about $825.
     
  8. Crashby

    Crashby Monkey

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    Some seize opportunities... some don't.:rolleyes:
     
  9. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

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    Read the rebate before you buy 10 of them. One of the rebates is only for 5 per household.
     
  10. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    i can't wait until i have enough money to be able to do stuff like that. ebay rules.
     
  11. Crashby

    Crashby Monkey

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    GREAT catch... my bad... I figured both rebates were the same. OK... so we are down to $250 on the day. - 1st post fixed.
     
  12. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

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    That being said. 5 to work. 5 to home.
     
  13. Crashby

    Crashby Monkey

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    Probably correct... I dont know if they key on your name or adress... Althogh Im sure it is adress as there are a few "John Smith's" around. :)
     
  14. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    So use 2 different names.

    With and with out the middle initial. but watch out for that too, some of those rebates in the fine print , will only accept residential addresses.
     
  15. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    Why not usethe 10% off coupon too ? that way they would actually be paying you to take it !
     
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    Postal fraud. :nope: Big penalties.
     
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    corey_rideDC Turbo Monkey

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  18. Echo

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    Oh crap! slickdeals got blocked by the Xerox firewall nazis! It friggin worked YESTERDAY! :mumble:
     
  19. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    not if done right its not postal fraud

    John

    and

    John J

    are diferent names as far as most computers are concerened but perfectly legal with the post office one just has my Middle initial and one does not.



    also Thanks Crashby I just went and bought 2 of them . Cheap Chritmas Presents :D
     
  20. Crashby

    Crashby Monkey

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    I ended up getting 3 of them... this stuff is more of an amusement to me... a small diversion as it were... ;)

    Some people do this stuff for a living... Im sure there are websites dedicated specifically to making money on these rebate deals.

    Im sure one can make 20-30k per year if you really focused on it.
     
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    Dave do you have my lab number? Gimme a call.
     
  22. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    there are people who do!


    I know on IE on my office computer Slick deals is my Home page.
     
  23. urbaindk

    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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    Do demand side economics apply here? At any given time there are only so many people that are going to want to buy a DVD player at a given price. If resellers flood the market with DVD players the people that are going to buy a DVD at the given price will go buy it. People who think the price is too high will just wait until the price is lowered. Each seller will be forced to keep lowering the price to undercut the price of their competitor to get rid of additional units.


    Sounds like a good way to get screwed. Since technology stuff is devalued so quickly as new technology comes along, have to sell quick and low or you will lose what (if any) profit you could have hoped to have earned.
     
  24. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    So did you buy 5 of these DVD players?
     
  26. Crashby

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    Nope - got 3 though...

    Turns out it was a mistake, and they did retract one of the rebates... but a clerk called corporate headquarters and they stated that they would honor both as they came in. In short, the deal was only "online" for a couple hours this morning".

    They have to honor the original deal anyway - to not would constitute fraud.

    The *.pdf of the original deal is here if anyone needs it:
    http://forums.slickdeals.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=10217&d=1135353142
     
  27. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

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    You would think that they would limit to one rebate per address.
     
  28. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Proof that it takes money to make money.
     
  29. bluebug32

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    Wow, dude. You must have a ton of sh!t lying around!

    My problem is that I live an apartment without a lot of storage and I also don't have a lot of cash to buy stuff with.

    I do hop a chance to sell something for an inflated price on ebay every now and then
    :p
     
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    i hate going to the post office.
     
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  32. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    I do too. that is why I have my wife take all the stuff to the post office :p
     
  33. robdamanii

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  34. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    I Just got the 2nd Check! got the one for $70 about 3 weeks ago, got the one for $65 Today woo hoo. got a dvd player for wife for christmas and they paid me to get it !!!
     
  35. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Did you rebate 13-14 weeks?

    I phucking hate rebate programs.
     
  36. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    yup! I hate them too
     
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    The player hasn't exploded and killed anyone yet has it?
     
  38. spincrazy

    spincrazy I love to climb

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    FUNNY AS SH!T.

    I'm bumping this tomorrow as it needs to be shared with all.
     
  40. nato

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    since there is only one upc i assume you mail in both MIR's with it?

    Nate