Sell those Free Premiums

With a quick nod to Vito Corleone in “The Godfather,” not long ago Omaha Steaks made me an offer I could not refuse.

I got a whole bucketful of beef along with some fish and side dishes for something like $60. I had been wanting to try meat from Omaha Steaks for a long time and this deeply discounted introductory offer seemed the perfect opportunity.

But what clinched the deal for me was the fact that they were also throwing in a set of knives and a cutting board. I could take those knives and immediately offer them on eBay and maybe pocket a few bucks that would make the meat offer even less of a burden on my bank account.

I started my auction at 99 cents with one picture. It didn’t cost me anything to post the knives on eBay, so at least I won’t lose any money on the deal. As I did a little research to see what I might expect from this auction, I discovered that I’m not the only Omaha Steaks customer to put his free knives on eBay.

Maybe my 99 cent starting price will stir up a little interest. I give my auction about a 50-50 chance to find a buyer.

However, for those of us who like to make a few extra bucks listing unneeded items on eBay, those “free” premiums we occasionally receive are a decent source of merchandise.

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