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Bargain Bandit Tuesday 1/15/2013

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Highlighted eBay Post: Clue (1963)

In this weekly feature, which will be posted every Thursday, I will talk about a current listing of mine. I’ll explain why it’s a good pick-up and why it might still be for sale on eBay in

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Highlighted eBay Post: Clue (1963)

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Highlighted eBay Post: St. Louis In-A-Box

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In this weekly feature, which will be posted every Thursday, I will talk about a current listing of mine. I’ll explain why it’s a good pick-up and why it might still be for sale on eBay in an attempt to help other people understand the process of selling on eBay and the items I pick up. Please comment and let me know what you think!

St. Louis in a Box eBay Listing

 

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St. Louis In-A-Box is a monopoly-style board game from a company that releases a lot of these specific city and college themed games called Late for the Sky. Some of their games go for decent money. They have an entire dog breed related line of games that sell pretty easily. The City-in-a-Box series are a little tougher sells.

The biggest issue with selling these games it that we are competing with Late for the Sky themselves. They sell their City-in-a-Box series of games for $24.95 on their website. Of course, that doesn’t include shipping. Another issue is that we cannot use the word Monopoly in our listing titles. People will report listings that use that in games that aren’t actually Monopoly licensed games.

This copy is in pretty good condition. It doesn’t look like it has been played and the box has very little shelf wear. Condition on these newer games can affect price more seriously than older games, especially on games that can still be bought new, so if you find copies of these games that are in really poor condition, they would be very hard to sell. I would pass on those, unless they are dog breed ones, and even then, I wouldn’t pay much.

The reason this game has not sold yet probably has to do with my price point. I had it listed for $19.99 plus shipping. I reduced my price to $14.99 and I do have a best offer on this item, so we’ll see how quickly it takes to sell now. The demand on these games is also low.

With this price point, I’m look at my pure profit to be anywhere between 7 and 10 dollars. The reason for this range is that I may decide to take a lower offer just to get it off my shelf. I have a lot of games that need the space, plus I’m always buying, so I want to make sure my inventory keeps turning over.

UPDATE on last week’s eBay Highlight – Balderdash

My copy of Balderdash sold Sunday night. I immediately put up the other copy I had in my inventory and raised my price by a dollar, and that one sold within a couple of hours. I don’t have any Balderdash in my inventory now. One shipped quite a distance away and I made less money on it than the other one, which shipped within Texas, but total, my pure profit on both games together totaled $12.30.

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