I bought a Pallet
They were Amazon Returns
So, about a week or so ago, I purchased a pallet of Amazon returns from Liquidation.com. These are things that people ordered from Amazon and then returned them for a refund. Generally, returns are 95% to 97% fine goods without problems. People just return them for a refund because maybe they bought the wrong item, had buyer’s remorse, or for some other non-product-related reason.
As I told you, the main reason that I chose the pallet that I purchased was because the manifest showed that it included a Dymo 4XL label printer. I have been wanting one of these, so I decided to buy the pallet and keep the printer for myself. I was sure that I could still make a profit on the pallet even if I kept the printer for my own use.
I planned to make an unboxing video
It was my plan to shoot a video while I was unpacking the box, showing all of the items that I received on the pallet. As I thought about it, I realized that I did not have the proper equipment anymore (could not bring it all from the Philippines when I moved) to make a nice video. So, I am writing a post about it instead, and will also include pictures.
In the future, as I continue buying merchandise this way, I will start making videos as I am able. I think it will be fun.
The pallet that I purchased was a small pallet and was actually shipped to me via UPS, in 3 boxes. They arrived on my front porch in less than 24 hours after I won the auction. The total price that I paid, including shipping charges, was $330.
What did I receive?
And now… the items I received from the pallet, along with comments about each.
Dell D6000 Universal Dock
I got a Dell universal docking station for all laptops. This is a great item. Every time I buy a laptop, I have always wanted to get a docking station.
Thankfully, the D6000 worked fine when I plugged it in. I listed it as New (Open Box) on eBay and sold it right away for $75.00.
Zagg Rugged Book for iPad Air
This case has a backlit keyboard and “the works” for a person who has an iPad Air. It is a high-quality case that I am quite impressed with.
The box on this was opened, but from appearance, it seemed that it had not even been taken out of the box. Again, I listed it as New (Open Box) on my listing.
I have listed this on eBay for $60, and it has not sold yet, but several people are watching it. I am sure it will sell soon.
Zagg Rugged Book for iPad Pro 9.7″
Just like the last Zagg Rugged Book, this was in brand new condition. I listed it on eBay as New (Open Box) and already sold it for $75. Nice quick sale.
I am sure the buyer will be happy with this item because it is a good deal and just like brand new.
Panasonic Cordless Phone
I got a Panasonic KX-TGC350 Cordless phone on the pallet. The box was kind of beaten up, but the phone was in working order. It already sold on eBay, so no problems there.
On these kinds of things where the box is beaten up, it does not seem to be a problem as long as you make that clear on eBay, and test the item out and make sure it works.
So far, I have had no buyer complaints about items with damage or in damaged boxes, provided I make this clear in the listing on eBay.
The bigger and nicer items
The items above were some of the bigger and nicer items on the pallet. There are also a lot of smaller items. Below is a list of items, along with prices I should be able to get (conservative estimates based on past eBay sales of the same items).
- Gunnar – $20
- Beurer Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor – $30
- HALO Home In-Wall Smart Dimmer – $25
- AcuRite 75111M – $30
- Avery 5524 – $35
- Breathalyzer – $20
- VELER Bluetooth Headphones – $20
- Microsoft Mouse KTF-00001 – $25
- linkyo TN850 – $20
- Sonic Bomb Alarm Clock – $20
- QFX RETRO-100 – $20
- steelmastr 22258DBGY – $20
- OtterBox DEFENDER – $20
- VANVENE Mini Retro Classic – $15
- USB A Cable with Lightning Connector – $15
- PANASONIC Expandable Cordless Phone System with Amber Backlit Display – $15
- SafeInside 4500G Portable Case – $15
- Boys Toys – $10
- OtterBox DEFENDER SERIES Case for Samsung Galaxy S9 – $10
- Miya Baby Fast Charging – $10
- Behringer Ultravoice Xm8500 – $15
- Motorola TurboPower – $15
- U.S. Polo Assn. Classic Men’s Watch – $10
- Various Amazon Basics Computer Cables – $50
Total Value of these listed goods: $485
Value of goods detailed above: $240
I have another pile of stuff
I also have a pile of defective items that are too low in value to sell at all. Many defective things can still be sold. People will buy for parts, or they plan to repair the item. But if the value is already low, not much chance of selling those items. I will just donate them to Goodwill or throw them away.
Hey, What about the Dymo Printer?
Well, I am sure you noticed that I did not list the Dymo label printer in the inventory of items received. I was saving it for last!
When I saw the Dymo printer I was quite disappointed. It was not in a box, and it was put in a plastic bag, in pieces. Feyma and I were able to put it all back together. I plugged it in, it booted up, lights came on, everything looked good. I did not have any labels for it, so I could not test it.
I ordered a roll of labels from Amazon and got them in two days (hey, I’m a Prime member). When I received the labels I put them in the printer, and… they would not feed. I immediately thought that there must be a label jam, so I researched and found out how to clear a jam in the Dymo 4XL. Had to partially take it apart, which I did. There was nothing jammed in there. I was able to play with it and get it to perform slightly better, but never good enough.
I listed the Dymo 4XL printer on eBay, saying it was broken and was being sold for parts only. In less than a day I sold it for $75. Not bad.
So, Value of goods on the list, plus the detailed items at the top of this post, and the Dymo printer is $800. I have not sold all of it yet, but I have already made back enough to cover my cost of the pallet and shipping. I will probably make about another $400 in profit.
I am pretty disappointed in the label printer not working, and I did get a lot of stuff (which I did not list) that was not working. But, still a profitable deal. More than doubling my money. I can’t complain about that.
Will I buy another Pallet?
Absolutely. But, I have decided I won’t buy electronics again. I am going to go more toward a category of merchandise with less chance of it not working.
Bed Bath and Beyond stores have a lot of liquidation pallets on Liquidation.com and I feel they have a lot of good items in the pallets from what I can see. I am strongly thinking of going toward that category of goods next and see how I do.
So far, it’s been fun and educational! It has also gotten me back into reselling, which I am very happy about!