I'm not a big ebay user, but it is certainly somewhere I check when making a purchase. The other day, I found that I could purchase a $15 ebay groupon for $7. Well, I was planning on purchasing the AccuQuilt Go! Hearts Die so decided to give it a try.
The die retails for $29.99. Which means that I can get it for roughly $20 - $25 without looking too hard. However, the issues of sales tax and shipping come into play. Ebay buy it now is about $26 - $27, including shipping. Still a couple of dollars more than what I could get it locally. However, with that $8 net savings with the Groupon, I'm $6 ahead. So I bid on one, hoping to get it for less than the buy it now price. I was outbid. So I bid on another. Then forgot about it. Today, I had an email saying I won. So I looked up the Groupon. Here's how it panned out. Winning bid - $16.49. Shipping $5.49. Total cost $21.98. That's a good deal. However, I applied the $15 Groupon to it, which meant that the price came down to $6.98. Keep in mind though that the Groupon cost me $7.
In the end, I will have a new AccuQuilt Hearts Die for a total cost of $13.98. If I could only get such a deal on the multiple 2 1/2" squares or the 3" triangle in a square die.