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How do I sell phone chargers in bulk?
October 18, 2011 12:53 PM   Subscribe

How can I sell a ton of microUSB chargers?

I have acquired hundreds of microUSB car and AC adapters from a cell phone store that dumped a lot of old inventory. These will work with any phone or thing that charges via microUSB and are all new and unopened.

My question is how do I go about selling them without having to eBay them for a buck a piece and wasting half of that on packaging and time to pack and ship just one unit? I tried Craigslist and gotten almost no response. Help me smart people!
posted by Thrillhouse to Work & Money (7 answers total)
 
I forgot to mention that these were all LEGALLY acquired.
posted by Thrillhouse at 12:54 PM on October 18, 2011


These will work with any phone or thing that charges via microUSB and are all new and unopened.

Beware of making this claim. Devices that pull more current than the charger can supply won't charge. For instance, if your chargers are for bluetooth headsets, they likely won't work for tablets.

It's not a huge deal, but you don't want to have to deal with returns due to a miscommunication.
posted by odinsdream at 1:05 PM on October 18, 2011


Can you donate them to one of those orgs that recycle phones (I think one sends them to troops) and get a tax writedown?

That would be a lot less work.
posted by carter at 1:11 PM on October 18, 2011


Here they are.

Quite honestly, if you can't give them away, you won't be able to sell them easily either.
posted by carter at 1:15 PM on October 18, 2011


You could sell the whole lot on eBay? Or otherwise sell in bulk quantities?
posted by parudox at 1:52 PM on October 18, 2011


I like that idea, Carter. I emailed them. Plus they're only about an hour away from me so I can drop them off. That would be great cuz the retail value is VERY high. We'll see how they handle that.
Thanks a lot!
posted by Thrillhouse at 2:08 PM on October 18, 2011


I think I may have seen that on craigslist... I'm in Boston and would take a couple if you can't find anywhere else to take them.
posted by msbrauer at 8:34 AM on October 19, 2011


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