I have a question about selling stuff here, please. :)

Discussion in 'Items For Sale or Trade' started by Sportimus, May 13, 2011.

  1. Sportimus

    Sportimus Well-Known Member

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    QUESTION: When selling something "at cost", what does that exactly mean? I've got a list of MOTUC and other toys I want to sell "At Cost", but I want to make sure before I put them up. I've been trying to get an answer for a while now.

    As an example:

    I bought Masters of the Universe Classics from MattyCollector.com for $20, plus $13 shipping and tax, my total purchase price was $33. Would the "At Cost" price be $33 plus cost of shipping then? I just want to clarify. Somepne please help, thanks. :) 
     
  2. U.Magnus80

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    Just say "At cost + shipping." "At cost," to me,means exactly what you paid. No more, no less
     
  3. B'Bantor

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    You are correct. at cost is your price plus shipping.
     
  4. Sportimus

    Sportimus Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I just wanted to make sure because I don't want to be unreasonable. I'm not making profit, and I don't want to take too big of a loss either (I know I will be taking a loss though) which is okay).
     
  5. Dr. Lucky

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    Honestly, no one here can prove how much you paid for them. At cost means nothing. If you say $5 each was your cost of $50 each was you cost, it doesn't matter. Simply tell people what you are charging. If it is worth it to them, they will buy it.
     
  6. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    Ebay:
    Cost plus shipping is usually retail plus shipping. Online purchases are a bit different.
     
  7. Silvershot

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    Yeah, there's a difference between price and cost. The figure has a price of $20, but it cost you $33 to get it. So no harm in selling it "at cost" for $33.00 plus shipping to the buyer.

    -Silvershot
     
  8. THISisIT

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    At cost is a fluff term.

    People are most successful with this mentality:

    IT WILL COST YOU $X TO BUY THIS FROM ME

    then it's up to the universe to decide if your price is batshit crazy or agreeable.
     

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