Shoot for Black Friday. I found the sales more exciting, but that’s just my opinion. Besides, it comes before Cyber Monday, so it will be hard to ignore that one to wait for unknown deals days later. My advice is, just don’t spend your last dime, and keep cash in reserve for whenever the opportunity for a special purchase might pop up.
I haven’t heard rumors of any new drops. I also don’t know about the Mystery Boxes this year. But, I will say that I think anyone who complained about that deal was crazy. I bought into it, having no clue what I’d end up with, and whether I’d be able to unload it if I didn’t want the stuff. But, I’m confident in my sales ability, so I took the chance. I was primarily looking for a Secret Santa gift, because I participated last year.
I ended up with 2 mystery bags. In those mystery bags were:
- Counter Attack
- Speed Dial
So multiply that by 2 for a total of a mere $79.58. I decided to give the Counter Attack and a multi tool to my Secret Santa (with other random stuff), but determined based on his posts that he would likely not enjoy the other throws. I wanted to keep a Superwide for myself, but the one I put aside for me was damaged, so I ended up selling that too (I later got a Superwide in a Pro Pack instead). So, I put the unwanted throws on Ebay, and sold them in no time. This is what I sold them for:
Counter Attack $25.99
Superwide (damaged) $34.99
Speed Dial $18.99
Speed Dial $18.99
I made $148.95, minus Ebay fees and shipping costs left me $113.55. Subtract the $79.58 from that and I profited $33.97. Keep in mind that I kept two multitools and a Counter Attack, a value of $42.97 and the sticker sets. So if I add $42.97 to the $33.97 profit…it put me ahead, after recouping my costs. I list things on Ebay all the time…there’s even a phone app to do it, so it was no inconvenience for me to unload the stuff. I lost absolutely nothing on that deal and sold the unwanted throws in one week.
With a little business sense, you can unload anything. Not that anyone would set out to have to do it, but it is a “mystery” box after all, so it’s the chance that you take. I would take the chance again. It was awesome. I hope they do it again…I made a little profit on it.