We bought a pallet of £750 Amazon returns and made enough profit to cover our mortgage payment
A COUPLE have revealed how they made enough money to cover their mortgage payments by selling products from an Amazon returns pallet.
Jamie and Sarah McCauley, who live in West Michigan, took away two boxes full of electrical equipment returned for £750.
They shared their loot in a recent YouTube video, revealing that they plan to sell the kitchen equipment and use the proceeds to pay this month’s mortgage payment.
Jamie explains: “The reason we paid so much for them is that they are mainly appliances and we knew we could sell them quickly and make a good profit.
“Our mortgage is around $1,000 (£750) a month, so even if we sell these items at 60% of their retail value, we’ll have enough to pay our mortgage plus a little extra.”
Inside the pallets, the couple ended up with four Nespresso machines, two microwaves, two deep fryers and three air fryers to name a few.
“We added up all the values and the total comes to $4,582 (£3,408),” says Sarah.
“I will try to count my hours and see if it is really worth my time because my time is precious, it is not worth anything.”
After testing the products, the couple weeds out any duds before putting them up for sale on Facebook Marketplace or Ebay.
Although they faced an initial struggle, the couple were eventually able to move most of the devices after reducing their price to 40% of retail value.
Reflecting on their experience, Jamie said: We preferred the Facebook Marketplace because of the porch pickup, which made it really convenient for us as people would just come and put money under our rug.
“Ebay was a bit trickier, but I’ve sold a lot through it, you have to weigh things, measure them, then take them to the UPS store.
“But once we learned how to do that, we did it very easily and we started to get there very quickly so far our sales are $1,496 (£1,113).”
He continued: “We have enough goods to earn an extra $500 (£372) if we sell things at around 40% of retail value.”
The couple are expected to end up with a profit of $966 (£718) after keeping a Nespresso machine, which is more than enough to pay their mortgage that month.
Sarah says: “It’s entirely possible, you can make some money doing this, however, we strongly advise you to proceed with caution as it was a lot of work.”
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