Kim Kizyma
Graphic Designer + Creative Technologist


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Customer return pallets


Recently I found a new “niche” YouTube video category that I really like—liquidated Amazon unboxings. Honestly, they’re exciting because first off, I like unboxing videos as they are, plus when there’s 3 huge boxes of random mystery tech, it makes it even more exciting for me to watch.

There have been two YouTubers that I’ve been watching more, and to be honest I don’t know their channel names, but they’re how I first found this “genre” of video. I will search and link them below.

What’s so interesting about them? Why do I keep watching them? Well, I think there are a few reasons.

1. I love YouTube unboxing videos, mainly tech, but just unboxings in general.

2. I love tech videos—reviews, tests, anything, really. 

3. I love mystery box videos. (I’ve written about those recently, specifically Harrison Nevel).  They’re thrilling as you live vicariously through the unboxer and see if he thinks he made his money back or got ripped off.

And the concept of Amazon Customer Return Liquidation Unboxing covers all three of those above topics. Perfect. 

Basically, the premise is that someone (typically a tech reviewer/reseller)  buys pallets of both broken and new customer returns from Amazon for super cheap. These pallets can have huge MSRPs of up to $3,000.00 and they are bid on (like eBay) by prospective buyers with just a small description of what’s in the pallet. The descriptions will typically list one big ticket item and say it will be in there, and then there are images of other smaller ticket items that could be in there, too. It’s really a mystery box on a much larger scale with higher risk, kind of. I've found that typically the buyer will score a MSRP of $2,000 box for like $400 or so.

The hardest part of it is finding a legit Amazon Customer Returns Pallet Liquidation company. Also accepting that half of your stuff might be absolute junk. For example, a video I saw unboxed 52 Trisha Yearwood Christmas CDs. Sure, you could flip those at $5 a pop, but who the hell is oging to buy one of those, let alone 52? You’re not going to make more than 10 bucks on those at all. Regardless of how long you have them up for sale. CDs are near obsolete, especially ones that no one wanted when they were first released.

The two YouTuber's that got me into this video "series" are above. Take a look.