A Target nearby is closing today, so all clearance items are extra 75%. Too bad, I just found out today. The CSR told me that it's 50% off 3 days ago. I manage to get 2xMLb for $ 10.48 and 2xWall-E for $ 8.xx. and Logitech Harmony 520 - $ 12.xx since they're unmarked.
I was at this Target on Sunday (I assume it was LB South) and I noticed these 2 games but they were only giving 50% off so it was't a good cash flip (in my opinion). I did miss out on the Logitech Harmony. I would have picked that up even at $24.98 (50% off).
FYI, I also passed by some BBs in that area and they had a ton of flippable games (FF, TS, Spyro, etc...).
Anyway, back to the Bourne/Beijing flip - I guess I can look at it like this: with the proceeds I picked up a new Boom Blox for $29.99 and 3 GS flippables for $29.97 (that netted me $35.90 at GS) with $3 left over. So for $27.46 in cash I got Boom Blox, $3 at BB, and $34.50 at GS - not bad, really. And let's face it, if I had seen Boom Blox at Target for $12.48 I'd be all over that (essentially what I paid for it if I consider Beijing as an even swap for it). Of course, if I used my already existing credit it would have been essentially free .
I went through the same thing. Eventhough, I have a lot of credit at GS/BB, I flipped 2 copies of Bourne. I ended buying Army of Two PS3 at BB and Wario Land: Shake It! at GS (after flipping 3 games) and still had $6 in credit left over. Ao2, WL:SI and $6 credit for $32.44 is worth it in my opinion.
For some reason, I also find myself hoarding my credit. I bought a copy of Bully Wii at Target for $7.48, eventhough, I could have bought a copy at BB for $24.99 in free BB credit. For a while there, I actually missed paying cash for games.
I guess I was just burned out on flipping during the "perfect storm".
What a difference a year makes. I joined CAG just before last year's TRU b2g1 sale and ended up buying 9 Wii games. A year later and I laugh at that sale. Any competent flipper will wipe his ass with TRU's b2g1 sale (unless it's for clearance games). Imagine what I could have done with the $300 I spent.
I apologize for the OT post with no contribution at all but It's almost 2am and I am sleepy as
and I need to be up until probably 9am.
Hooray for me!
Edited by emg28, 08 October 2008 - 09:28 AM.