Making Money from Nespresso Capsules
Here on Money Bulldog we love nothing more than spotting a potential side hustle, the kind of thing that anyone can get involved in and that can bring in some extra cash with minimal effort. Recently, I was browsing the internet for good deals on Nespresso capsules for my Nespresso machine, when I came across a little side hustle you might be interested to hear about. It involves making a little extra money from buying limited edition Nespresso capsules and reselling them when they are no longer available for purchase on the website.
Making Money from Limited Edition Nespresso Capsules
The specific capsules I was looking for were the recent limited edition Milano and Palermo Capsules, which were available on the Nespresso site not too long ago priced at around 38 pence per capsule but which are no longer on the site. Knowing they were now unavailable, I hopped on to eBay to see if anyone had any spare that they were selling. While doing this, I noticed that plenty of people were selling the capsules but – as they were limited edition – they were being sold for around £1 per capsule!
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that this is a pretty healthy profit for these eBay sellers and it is the sort of side hustle that almost anyone could get involved in if you have the foresight to buy the capsules for the retail price when they are available on the Nespresso website and then wait for them to go out of stock. Right now for example, they have some limited edition TANIM de Chiapas Mexico & UMUTIMA wa lake Kivu Rwanda pods available, which could sell well on eBay when they are no longer available directly.
Things to Bear in Mind
Here are a few things to keep in mind. Be sure to factor in all selling and postage fees when thinking about doing this, as you might find that the profit margins just don’t seem worth the effort for you once these have been taken into account. It would also be good to remember that Nespresso capsules do have expiry dates, so any capsules you resell will have to have a decent life left on them if you want to keep your positive eBay feedback in tact.
Profiting from Other Limited Edition Items?
I suppose the lesson we can learn here is that lots of items which are popular and are genuinely limited edition have the potential to become profitable if you hold on to them for the right period of time. For example, I have a few friends who have bought limited edition or special release bottles of whisky in the past, which started increasing in value almost immediately after purchase. I think these may be worth 3 or 4 times the original price right now, but I’ll double check this when I see them next.
It just goes to show that a little outside of the box thinking can go a long way when it comes to searching for a side hustle that could lead to a tidy profit and in turn, an income stream. Sure, reselling a few Nespresso capsules might not make you into a millionaire, but it could pay for a week away somewhere now and then if you do it right.
Have you ever made money buying limited edition items and selling them on for a profit?