Twitter’s Initial Public Offering
The micro blogging site Twitter has become a publicly traded company as of Thursday this week. Its price jumped from $26 a share on opening to $48 almost immediately. There is a lot of interest in this hot stock right now. TWTR ended this week at $42 a share. The Twitter IPO raised over $2 billion, the 2nd largest for an internet company. Even more than Google. Not bad considering Twitter isn’t even profitable yet 😕 I plan to invest in Twitter some time in the future, but it’s still too early for me now.
Best Deal of the Year
Future Shop is having a special trade-in offer this weekend that can’t be missed. Bring a copy of any used Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, or 3DS game to a Future Shop this weekend and you can trade it in for a brand new copy of: Assassin’s Creed IV, Call of Duty: Ghosts or Battlefield 4 for current generation consoles. This means you can bring them a copy of NHL 10 for the PS3, that you’ll probably never play again, and take home a copy of Call of Duty: Ghosts. Even if you’re not a gamer yourself you can give away these new games as gifts and your recipient will think you paid full retail price for them at $60 each 😉 Or you can always just resell the games for profit. Here’s one way to do it.
- Step 1: Go to a used games store like EB games (GameStop equivalent) and buy any used Xbox 360 game for $10
- Step 2: Take your used game to Future Shop & trade it in for 1 of the 3 new titles, eg: Assassin’s Creed IV for the Xbox 360
- Step 3: Sell your new Assassin’s Creed IV game on Ebay
- Step 4: Profit 😀
Over half a dozen Assassin’s Creed IV copies have sold on Ebay.ca over just the last 24 hours alone. The cheapest one was sold at $54.02, and the average sold price was about $57, or slightly below MSRP. This means if you price your game at $50, you’re almost guaranteed to sell it right away 😀 That’s a $40 profit you made, or 400% return on your $10 investment! Wow 🙂
And if you do this every day over this long weekend, you’ll have $40+$40+$40 = $120 by the end of Monday 😉 I’ve heard this deal is also going on at Best Buy so if you hit up both stores you could double your earnings to $240! If you feel bored this weekend and want to make some easy money, there you go 😉
Here’s a creative way to eat your bacon, eggs, and toast in the morning.
Ingredients: See previous sentence.
Instructions: Follow the visual guide below and bake until it looks like the final image.
[Edit 1:10 pm PST] Apparently the news about the trade in deal on my blog has generated massive gatherings of people across Future Shops and Best Buys across the country. [/edit]