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#629: Buy Low, Sell Prime

June 3rd, 2015

Episode 786 of 901 episodes

Sam Cohen has made a big business out of buying stuff at big retail stores, then turning around and selling it on Amazon. In an era when stores are profit-maximizing machines, how is that possible?