My biggest purchase and still probably one of my all time great sellers used to be the Hickory Farms Taste of the Holidays Meat & Cheese sets. I typed that title so many times! Its been 4+ years since I did anything with those since the price at Sam's Club kept going up and the competition and price on eBay kept going down. This was a seasonal holiday item they and they usually started selling good in October/November through the Christmas season. The price at Sam's Club was $9. something probably $9.94. I would get $29.95 to $35.00 during the holiday season. I would also offer direct shipping to the recipient and include a greeting card if the buyer requested. I sold hundreds of these for a couple years.
If your going to buy items for resale at Sam's Club of course you want to be setup with a tax exempt business membership. For me in Virginia it saves anywhere from 3% to 5% tax. If memory serves me correctly without looking it up right now food is 3% while non-food and regular items is 5%. That 5% definitely adds up. You may get some strange looks and even some cashiers will question your purchases as really being tax exempt. I just tell them like it is I am a reseller on eBay (and previously retail convenience store, etc.) and I sell just about anything I can make money on.
This finally brings me to my recent purchases at Sam's Club and the subject of this post. I was in Richmond Virginia for an appointment the other day and always try to stop in Sam's Club when I am in the area. Since I live in a fairly rural location the closest Sam's Club is about 50 minute drive. If I lived close to a Sam's Club or Costco I would pursue buying items for resale a lot more often.
The sweet thing about it and the thing that the big retail chains hate is returns. Well I don't know if they hate returns or not but I love it. When buying items for resale at a wholesale club you can RETURN THE ITEM's if they do not sell! If you have the money to invest in the inventory and have it tied up for a while you pretty much have no risk in trying different products out. Sam's Club has a 90 day return policy on items - this includes all the electronics, TV's, computers/parts, watches. etc.