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Might be a good deal for someone with a business, a data center, or a pron collection.
Seagate STDT8000100 Backup Plus 8TB Desktop External Hard Drive 
$169.99
Brand: Seagate
Sku: STDT8000100
UPC: 763649067123
MINIMUM PURCHASE QUANTITY 30 UNIT

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30? You want to store all contents of library of Congress?

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If you've got the 6k, there's some resale potential here.

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Call me crazy, but I just can't bring myself to spend over $5k on a purchase where the website operators aren't sophisticated enough to know that a dollar sign doesn't belong behind the amount ("169.99$") and percentages don't belong in front ("%35 restocking fee" under Returns & Refunds).

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Would have been a good deal if not for the minimum purchase. Might be good if you have a groupon thing or something.

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30 pieces? Thats a whole lotta porn.

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mythosaz said:   If you've got the 6k, there's some resale potential here.
  The going rate for these brand new on eBay is $217. eBay costs are around 7% (4% to eBay, 3% to paypal not including the monthly eBay store fee) which is around $15. Figure it will cost you around $12 average to ship these so your total costs are $27. So $217 - 27 = $190 - 170 = $20 profit each. However, you have to factor in the risk cost (price can go down, idiots on eBay might return it, etc.) and the amount of work involved.

IMHO, for $20 profit each it is not worth it. At $30 I would maybe consider it. (This coming from a 14 year eBay seller.) 

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jpessin3 said:   
mythosaz said:   If you've got the 6k, there's some resale potential here.
  The going rate for these brand new on eBay is $217. eBay costs are around 7% (4% to eBay, 3% to paypal not including the monthly eBay store fee) which is around $15. Figure it will cost you around $12 average to ship these so your total costs are $27. So $217 - 27 = $190 - 170 = $20 profit each. However, you have to factor in the risk cost (price can go down, idiots on eBay might return it, etc.) and the amount of work involved.

IMHO, for $20 profit each it is not worth it. At $30 I would maybe consider it. (This coming from a 14 year eBay seller.) 

  This is exactly the same reason I didn't buy some myself.

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jpessin3 said:   
mythosaz said:   If you've got the 6k, there's some resale potential here.
  The going rate for these brand new on eBay is $217. eBay costs are around 7% (4% to eBay, 3% to paypal not including the monthly eBay store fee) which is around $15. Figure it will cost you around $12 average to ship these so your total costs are $27. So $217 - 27 = $190 - 170 = $20 profit each. However, you have to factor in the risk cost (price can go down, idiots on eBay might return it, etc.) and the amount of work involved.

IMHO, for $20 profit each it is not worth it. At $30 I would maybe consider it. (This coming from a 14 year eBay seller.) 

  $30 out of $170 cost? No way. I won't do it unless at least double i.e. net after all fees/shipping $340 or more for $170 cost.

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OP neglects to indicate who the seller is. Who has heard of this company?  D+ BBB rating.  http://www.bbb.org/greater-san-francisco/business-reviews/intern...   Appears to be a crappy website claiming to have many warehouses, but those addresses Google as Ingram Micro, D&H Distributing, a building for lease, ...  Smells bad. Fatwallet is going downhill.  Red for OP.

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Sierra Component's listed address on BBB appears to be a virtual office address 

11501 Dublin Blvd Dublin CA 94568

https://www.davincivirtual.com/loc/us/california/dublin-virtual-offices/facility-1411

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