I'm not really into playing video games but after hearing alot of talk about the Nintendo Wii, I checked it out and decided I really wanted one too. I'd heard about how hard they were to get and how much people were paying to get them but I refused to pay an inflated price.
My neighbor works at Wal-Mart so I asked her if they had any available. They had none at that time but they were getting in a shipment soon. She said she would keep and eye out and let me know when they came in. I was able to get 3 Nintendo Wii's for about $240 each. I only needed one so I decided to put the other 2 on Ebay after reading HustlerMoney's post on Side Income: Learn to Ebay Hot Items.
I listed the item for 7 days with a starting price of $100. For the first 5 days, I only had 1 bid on each of them for $100. I've used Ebay for over 5 years so I knew that the bidding would pickup as the auction came to a close. I wasn't real worried that I would get less than I paid for them because everyone wanted to get their hands on one of these.
The auction ended on Friday and I sold both of them for over $410 each. After Ebay listing fees, Paypal fees and shipping, I was able to make a profit of $291.89. Not only did I get my Nintendo Wii for free, I made an additional $50!!!!
Did you purchase a Nintendo Wii for Christmas? How did you pay?