A COUPLE showed off their £2,900 worth after purchasing an Amazon return pallet for £484.
Jamie and Sarah McCauley, from Western Michigan, USA, shared their journey in a YouTube Videos.
They bought a mysterious pallet, meaning they didn’t know what was inside, but hit the jackpot – choosing an 8ft tall tower of 40 boxes.
Chatting in front of the camera, they explained: “We bought another pallet, this is an Amazon pallet, we don’t know what’s in it.
“There’s no MSRP (manufacturer’s suggested retail price) on it, so we paid $650 (£484) and it’s probably worth nothing, it could be worth a lot. “
Standing beside the giant ramp for the scene, Sarah added: “I’m 5ft 2ins, it’s about 8ft.”
They spent the afternoon unpacking the boxes, adding: “We’ll later check everything before listing it, to make sure they’re in good working order and that no parts are damaged.”
Unlike buying items now, with pallet returns there is no guarantee that everything will work properly.
And if you buy a pallet with damaged goods, you won’t be able to use them or sell them for a profit.
Jamie and Sarah either sell their palletized merchandise on Facebook Marketplace or eBay “for more obscure items”.
But any heavy items will only be on Facebook – so they don’t have to pay for shipping.
Unpacking their merchandise, parents note the price-per-item typically sold on Amazon.
They earned a sheltered home ($300), duvet ($30), exhaust fan ($134), booster pot ($98), Pet Wet Chair ($40.80) , heat press machine ($99), highchair (price unknown), a cooler ($170), BB gun ($75), bench seat (accessible – $109) ), tube fan ($65), snowmobile ($95), milkshake maker ($65), pressure washer extension ($93), and weight bench ($95) – among other items.
Explaining how some items weren’t for sale, Sarah said: “We have a lot more food and toilet paper than we thought we would.
“I think this is what flipping the pallets, half of which isn’t great for selling, but half is and you still make a profit, so don’t lose hope.”
Summing up their selection, Jamie said: “We opened a lot of boxes. We spent most of the afternoon opening all the boxes and seeing what was inside. Sarah recorded the retail value of the items. all items on the spreadsheet.”
Sarah added: “We spent $650 on pallets and our MSRP was $3,829 (£2,856)” – which is more than six times what they paid.
“Plus we’ve had a good supply of toilet paper and Doritos and rice for a while, so that’s a plus,” Jamie said.
“That’s not including non-sold items like food or paper products but it’s still a big MSRP, we’re delighted and surprised it’s so much.”
Sarah added: “This is a mystery pallet so it’s a small gamble.
“In the past we’ve paid $500 (£373) for a guaranteed MSRP of $2,000 (£1,492) so this is actually a lot better.
“However, some of it may be damaged or may not be sold, so even though it’s MSRP, it doesn’t mean it’s our profit.”
Jamie concludes: “We hope we can at least make $1,000 (£746) from this pallet flip.
“It’s going to be a lot of work because we have about 40 items to sell, but we learned a lot last time so I think this time it will be a little easier for us.”
https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/4567536/amazon-returns-pallet-flog-facebook-ebay/ We bought an Amazon return pallet for £484 and received £2.9k worth of merchandise on Facebook and eBay