- Aug 6, 2008
I'm considering buying a extra iPad to sell on eBay. Anyone else doing the same?
As an avid eBay seller, I would say that this isn't a great idea. With the fact that pre-orders for the iPad were available for 3 weeks before launch date, there is room for everyone to get one on April 3rd or very soon thereafter with little risk from buying on eBay.
People were pre-selling PS3s on eBay for thousands of dollars because no one was guaranteed one (by way of a pre-order). Many stores received only 6-12 units, with a very few receiving up to 24. Even the Sony Style store at the biggest mall in San Diego (Fashion Valley) only had 12 on launch day.Assuming the iPad sells out and is hard to get then the OP stands to make some money. When the PS3 first came out people were selling theirs on ebay for thousands of dollars. However I don't think the demand for the iPad is going to be that high. But you never know. Worse case scenario you just return the iPad.
No one in the US would buy the thing off of you for a penny over retail. Considering you have to pay taxes that aren't covered in an ebay transaction, not to mention final value fees and paypal fees, you will easily end up losing at 13% off MSRP.Their have been many reports that keep saying that Apple will have a low stock for the initial launch of the iPad and many people are worried that they will sell out, but with 11 days to go, they are not only still taking pre-orders, they are still allowing 2 per person and a 10pk for Educational Institutions.
So as far as the U.S., I don't see a reason for a buyer to go the eBay route, but if your wiling to ship overseas, I think some people in Europe might be wiling to pay a premium to own in before it officially goes on sale in that part of the country.
I don't even understand why people are preordering them. You can still preorder today for delivery April 3rd which means there is plenty of stock.
Uh, believe it or not, even though this is definitely the case, there's been quite a few on there(pretty large percentage) that are selling for well above what the asking price is from Apple on preorder.the few of you pre-ordering one to put on ebay aren't the sharpest tools in the shed . These things are available for pre-sale. they also will be available at launch. they aren't exactly going to be tough to get a hold of. However, its your money to waste and one extra unit sold for apple so good luck!
HAHA...Dirty...Truth is, the scams on ebay make it not worth it. I tried to sell my old 3G when I got the 3GS on ebay and got a few real bids, until someone if Nigeria went over the top and bid 900.00 for the old 3G...I lost all the other legit bids...They will try to get you to send the product to them (with some elaborate story) without paying you first. (fake paypal receipts, etc) I have had this happen a few times with things I tied to sell on there. I am done with ebay...I hear the Nigerian market is hot for electronics!! Probably get a money order for $3000 for an iPad there! Do it, totally worth it, u will be rich!
Can you no longer even cancel bids?HAHA...Dirty...Truth is, the scams on ebay make it not worth it. I tried to sell my old 3G when I got the 3GS on ebay and got a few real bids, until someone if Nigeria went over the top and bid 900.00 for the old 3G
I'm looking at them right now. For the ones that sold, they're at most $60 above what you would pay retail+tax (e.g., $600 and $610 for 16GB wifi, $740 for 64GB wifi)... after eBay fees and PayPal fees, the seller likely profited less than $5 if they paid retail (like OP and others would be doing).There is money to be made...check the completed auctions...