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My Results Reselling the Apple TV 4K

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My Results Reselling the Apple TV 4K

There is an amazing deal from Direct TV that we posted about a few weeks ago that offered you a free Apple TV 4K if you signed up for one of their plans. The deal is still ongoing, ends April 30th, so check out the details in the link above.

After stacking portal payouts, Bank of America BankAmeriDeals, and referral bonuses I was able to snag 2 Apple TV’s for a total of $66.  That is an amazing deal!

My Results Reselling the Apple TV 4K

Selling the Apple TV 4K

I received my 2 Apple TV devices about a week later.  Upon receiving them I went to eBay to see what they had sold for lately.  If you don’t know how to do that just change the search results to sold listings (click refine your search under the search bar).

The prices on the Apple TV 4K had dropped a little bit with the recent increase of sellers.  I saw prices ranging from $130-$150 on recent sales.  If you read this series then you know I despise float and holding inventory so I priced them aggressively.  I went with a price of 134.99 a piece for both of them.  Both of them sold on the first day.

I could have priced them for $145 or $150 and sat on them for a little bit.  It would have brought me an extra $20-30 in profit but I will take the quick sale most of the time.  I was also able to get them $20-30 cheaper than most other people since we had never been a BeFrugal member.

Even with the lower price I was able to sell them for a total of $269.98 with a purchase price of $66.  Not a bad day’s work.


Here are my numbers broken down:

My Results Reselling the Apple TV 4K

I shipped the items in a flat rate padded envelope to reduce my costs.  I could have tried to sell them locally at a higher profit but I really didn’t want to mess with flaky people.  This seemed to work pretty well and I probably wouldn’t have received as high of a price locally.

All in all, this flip took an hour’s worth of time.  That covers purchasing, listing, and mailing the item.  Too bad deals like these don’t come around more often!


This was an amazing deal and I will take a 73.5% rate of return every day of the week.  I was lucky that both myself and my wife had the DirectTV BankAmeriDeals offers and we both were able to get BeFrugal sign up bonuses.  I was even able to refer her for another $10.

Without being able to stack those promos the figures would have been a lot tighter and this deal wouldn’t have looked so good.  I would have had to hold out for a higher price too.

Let me know if you took advantage of the deal too.  If you did, have you had any luck selling yet or are you holding out for a higher price?


If you enjoyed this article about reselling you can read my other reselling entries:


Mark Ostermann
Mark Ostermann is a father, husband and miles/points fanatic. He left the corporate world after starting a family in order to be a stay at home dad. Mark is constantly looking at ways to save money and stay within budget while also taking awesome vacations with his family. When he isn't caring for his family or taking a weekend trip, Mark is working towards his goal of visiting every Major League Baseball ballpark.

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  1. I love how you work deals like this as it gives me great ideas on how to think about other deals. Direct TV though… Yikes. 😉

    • DirectTV now at least so pretty painless…the system is spotty at best most of the time – I was hoping it would entice me to cancel my cable lol

  2. Took advantage of this offer since I recently upgraded to a 4K tv, sold my old Apple TV for about $75 locally.

  3. I did the same thing, but only sold one, basically covered the cost of keeping one for myself. Great promo/deal!

    • If you don’t have DirectTV Now it should. Or if you already have that you can sign up under your spouse, or a friend etc. and give them 3 months of service 🙂

  4. Wish I saw this before I purchased it an hour ago 🙁 Didnt even think to check BeFrugal for such a massive rebate. Still appreciated the info!

  5. Appreciate the coverage on what happens after seeing the “good deal”, especially when the deal is still alive for others to replicate.


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