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Do you think antone would but this if I tried to sell it on EBAY? Answered

I was wondering if anyone though that people would buy this if I sold it on EBAY.

https://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Light-Module-for-Your-PC/

I would be selling the completed product.

I am doing this to try to earn some money by building small electronics projects and selling them through EBAY. I am not trying to advertise I just wondered what people thought.

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bwrussell

7 years ago

You might need to improve the fit and finish of the product. Unfortunately ebay is probably not the right forum for something like this, to much cheap overseas competition.

Maybe try to go local. If you can make the final product look a little more professional you might find a local computer store that would be willing to stock them for you.

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lemonie

7 years ago

You'll be lucky to cover your costs if you're using that much board.

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nurdee1lemonie

Answer 7 years ago

I can get the breadboards for about two dollars each and the LED cost 6 cents a piece so that means about 2.50 for cost and I was going to try to sell them for 5 to 10 dollars.

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lemonienurdee1

Answer 7 years ago

You're wasting a lot of breadboard, you might knock 1$ of the materials by cutting the board into strips. When I say "costs" I am thinking of what your time is worth as well as your materials and selling/shipping expenses.

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blkhawk

7 years ago

Make sure that your spelling is correct!

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nurdee1blkhawk

Answer 7 years ago

Yeah. I was tired and made a goof.

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canucksgirl

7 years ago

It can't hurt to try. I would just suggest that you include good, clear photos of what it looks like when its in use. The photo you used on your instructable is fine as a secondary image, but doesn't really convey what you get when its hooked up to a PC.

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nurdee1canucksgirl

Answer 7 years ago

I will make sure to use a p0icture from inside my PC I actually have a picture of it illuminating my computer in the last step of the instructable.

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Vyger

7 years ago

E Bay can "backfire" on you. I had some ColerMaster led fans that I had bought in quantity and decided to try and sell. Well, E Bay had a special thing of list it for 99 cents and the listing fee was free. So I did. So a bunch of them sold for that, 99 cents. I didn't expect that. Not only that but I was off on the shipping charges so each one I had to ship separately cost me 2 bucks extra. Add to that the final sale fees and the Pay pal fees and I PAID people to take them from me. At least they were cheap so I didn't loose to much, but I became a lot more careful of how I listed things and a lot more conservative about what I expected to get from a sale.

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nurdee1Vyger

Answer 7 years ago

EBAY has a thing where you list your stuff for free and don't pay until it sells. I thought I would use that and start the auction at ten dollars.

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frollard

7 years ago

I wanted to exactly that, hence my ebay title is 'brightatnite'. I wanted to design and build all led projects back when 'blue' leds were brand new on the market. I quickly learned something -- China will beat you for price and usually quality of service every time. They can ship something to a customer for less total cost than it would cost you for a fraction of your components, before you factor in your time. Would someone buy it - maybe. Do they have a better option, unfortunately, probably.