Adventures in scheming

Last week I was scrolling through Pinterest when I saw a post about making money on Amazon. I love Amazon! I’m in the market for a new job so I clicked on the post to find out more. It was about FBA. In special education an FBA is a functional behavioral assessment but apparently it is also an acronym for fulfilled by Amazon. As I read further I learned that there is a job called retail arbitrage. Not knowing what arbitrage meant, I quickly Googled and found out it means you buy cheap stuff and resell it for more money and pocket the difference. What? This is a job? For those that don’t know me I am a deal connoisseur. I never buy anything full price and I always buy in bulk when I see a good deal. I currently have 768 diapers, 27 packs of wipes, 35 magic erasers, 14 boxes of baby food, 8 boxes of graham crackers, and 12 packs of fruit snacks. I know a good deal when I see one. Check it out

Finding a smoking deal is something I’m already good at so now I only have to sell these items at full cost and pocket the profit. Boom! I once had a student whose family who sold items on Ebay for a profit but he told me his house looked like an episode of hoarders. The best part of selling on Amazon is that you get to store your items at their warehouse. This sounds too good to be true and it probably is BUT I’m looking for change and this might be it. I need to give it a go. I signed up for You can purchase a professional account for $40/month or sign up for a free account with less access. I would love to go all in and get the professional package but I’m not sure if this is something I’m going to excel in and might end up being a money losing adventure. I bought a couple things that I think will be profitable and spent around $30 total. I sent them in this weekend and I’ll keep you posted if I make anything!