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 From:  Melvin <melvin at sleepydragon dot net>
 To:  Chris Bagnall <m0n0wall at minotaur dot cc>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] m0n0wall on Ebay
 Date:  Sat, 12 Feb 2005 11:01:22 -0500
0.99 + 4.98 shipping, minus the 1.00 more or less for materials and 
postage, and you've made about $5.00 minus your fees.  For 1 or 2 of 
these, not worth it, but if they sell 100 of them, the time involved 
goes down on a per unit basis, so yeah, I'm guessing I could sell them 
for 0.49 and undercut the price and still make money on it. :)

Chris Bagnall wrote:

>>At 99 
>>cents a pop, they aren't going to get rich off of it by any 
>>means (nothing wrong with it if they did though), and I'd be 
>>shocked if any of them sold.
>I struggle to see how you'd make anything at all selling it at 99c. I mean,
>if I send CDs to people I would usually put them in a Jiffy bag or something
>like that. Once you figure your costs for the CD itself (say 20p), the cost
>of the packaging (those Jiffy bags aren't cheap), and the paypal fees you'd
>inevitably have to pay, I struggle to see how you'd make any money at all.
>And that's making no allowance for ebay fees, or your time actually burning
>the thing.
>Even assuming the CD went standard mail with no padded envelope at all, I
>still struggle to see how you'd make more than a few pence once all the
>costs had been met.