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23 Jan 09 03:29:16 am
Hi, guys im rather new to this and i was wondering if theres any other aussie members out there i would love to hear of your success or not,

also im looking to sell anything in my ebay store but i want to dropship or if anyone knows of any cheap jewellery wholesalers with cheap shipping i would greatly appreciate it,

also if anyone is willing to look at my ebay store and give me some tips i will gladly send it to you thankyouuuuu.

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17 Mar 09 11:15:27 am
Hi I'm from oz too but fairly new. You should contact Fudjj or PM him as he is a genius or so they say and might be able to pass on some pearls of wisdom....But seriously PM him and he might be able to assist.

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17 Mar 09 11:20:20 am
Yeah ok, enough of the genius crap.

Hi scox, nice to see you on board. feel free to post your ebay link to let members give you some feedback, and just yell out if you need anything specific.

Pretty friendly sort of place, so there is usually someone willing to help out.

What part of Oz are you from?


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28 Mar 09 06:24:10 am
Hi,

My name is Lisa and I am also a newbie from Australia. I am feeling totally lost at the moment... don't know where to start. Does anyone have any tips? I was initially interested in dropshipping, but have read some posts and heard a few negative comments. So now I am just confused.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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28 Mar 09 07:10:25 am
I'm assuming that you don't have a start up budget because you were considering drop shipping, and my best guess is that you were looking towards ebay as your marketplace.

If my assumptions are correct, then maybe an option to consider is second hand goods. Garage sales, weekend markets, thrift shops, there is an abundance of second hand resources out there to take advantage of, you won't need much cash you started and if you are a smart shopper, you'll make more margin on your products than any drop shipped can offer you.


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3 Apr 09 10:21:42 am
Thanks fudjj for your reply.

I think I still might use dropshippers though. To start off, I think this would be the best.... How did you start off? How is ur business going?

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3 Apr 09 11:36:51 am
Which one Lisa?

I assume you mean the liquidations, but it's very much a part time thing that I do. Really set-up it up to assist international members with surplus stock importing more than anything.

I will have to dedicate more time to it to ensure we provide access to the best loads around, but all that is in the future, few too many other things taking my time at the moment.

Good luck with the drop shopping!


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4 Apr 09 02:15:17 am
uhm for second hand or returned or liquidated stock in Australia. I know a good live auction in NSW if you want to know just pm me. I just found it out last week while I was searching through for liquidated stocks in Australia.

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4 Apr 09 06:33:15 am
Here are a couple of inexpensive sites that will dropship for you in Australia. I haven't used them as dropshippers so I can't help with a recommendation. I only mentioned them because you will need very little start-up capital. Please do your research before starting.
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4 Apr 09 06:57:00 am
uhm for second hand or returned or liquidated stock in Australia. I know a good live auction in NSW if you want to know just pm me. I just found it out last week while I was searching through for liquidated stocks in Australia.


Graysonline deal in a lot of liquidated stock throughout Aystralia. mostly foreclosures, but business does unload a lot of over stocks through them. Unfortunately it's a very popular site and getting a bargain isn't at all easy for the most part.


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4 Apr 09 07:34:24 am
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These guys sell on Ebay and they prices they offer you are higher than they sell their own items at ....Go figure...Smart business people,not.

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4 Apr 09 10:42:10 am
I have seen Gray online Auction. It is not a bargain any way. There are several auctions both online and offline as well in NSW. I am talking about live auction.

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28 Jun 09 07:22:35 am
Hi All,

Adelaide here!! If anyone is wanting to team up, and you are in OZ, please send me an email with your details and what you are wanting to do.

Im new to this, i have been brigning my own stuff in for a while through madeinchina.com, tradekey.com and other sites that deal with chinese and taiwanese prodcuts, but now would like to get serious, and get into the REAL brands, not the fakes copies etc, and also try to avoid ebay and set up a personal site.

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28 Jun 09 10:58:43 am
Hi Guys

I am an Aussie also, on the Sunshine Coast

I am in the same boat as Lisa... not much capital to start.. so looking at drop shipping.

I posted this question in another forum but can we create a US store at all with US drop shippers??? do we need a US bank account and business name etc.

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19 Jul 09 05:40:48 am
Hi all

I'm Sandra and totally new to Salehoo. I have however been dropshipping since March and it is almost not worthwhile. I've come across the same problem listed by many of you and the salehoo team also. Sellers are competing with each other to sell the exact same items and since the marketing material comes straight from the supplier, even the photos are identical, this leaves a buyer with only price, feedback and seller conditions to base their choice of seller on. Unfortunately, lowest price always seem to win and there are some sellers, that for reasons that only they understand, persisit in starting their listings at 99c and more often than not end up selling for below cost. So if you are considering dropshipping, I agree with salehoo members who suggest finding a supplier and making a deal yourself. I'm certainly going to try!!! After all that, I do have a question hehehe. Is there a way to search only for suppliers from Australia? There seems to be very few!!!! Thanks Sandra

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19 Jul 09 11:56:19 pm
Hi all

I'm Sandra and totally new to Salehoo. I have however been dropshipping since March and it is almost not worthwhile. I've come across the same problem listed by many of you and the salehoo team also. Sellers are competing with each other to sell the exact same items and since the marketing material comes straight from the supplier, even the photos are identical, this leaves a buyer with only price, feedback and seller conditions to base their choice of seller on. Unfortunately, lowest price always seem to win and there are some sellers, that for reasons that only they understand, persisit in starting their listings at 99c and more often than not end up selling for below cost. So if you are considering dropshipping, I agree with salehoo members who suggest finding a supplier and making a deal yourself. I'm certainly going to try!!! After all that, I do have a question hehehe. Is there a way to search only for suppliers from Australia? There seems to be very few!!!! Thanks Sandra


Hi Sandra,

To quick search suppliers located in Australia, just use the 'All Suppliers' drop-down box, and click Advanced Search and Search SaleHoo. Enter the product/brand you wish to find suppliers for and then select 'Australia'
from the Supplier location menu. Or you can use the Sort by country option at the top right corner, just select 'Australia' from the drop down menu.

Hope that helps. Cheers!


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24 Aug 09 03:27:49 am
Hi All,

It is about time we posted to the forum,been going to for awhile but never seem to get around to it.

Ron here, both the wife (Eileen) and I have been members for about 12 mths now so you can see that is about time we joined in.....

We looked into Dropshipping to see if there was anyway to make some extra money (income) but found the same problems as other members have stated here. With limited capital what could we do,what to sell, where to start?

Well we did start with selling off items from around our home that was not being used and just gathering dust, so we sold them on e/Bay, raised a bit of cash not a lot, but it was a start and got the e/Bay bug.

Anyway I was wanting to buy a pair of harness boots (Motorcycle), so went and had alook on e/Bay AU to buy a pair, but there was not much on offer, if I remember correctly, only about two sellers.

One selling Harley Davidson brand, but only had a couple of pairs and some one selling thomas cook boots who also had only a few pair available. Had a look in the USA through e/Bay and found plenty of sellers, all selling just what I needed, but then just as I was going to buy them, I thought hell, if I dont get the size right I will be stuck with them. Shipping was expensive and only some sellers offered exchange on International sales.

So this is how EJ's (EJ's Biker & Western Apparel) was born.

We searched the internet for wholesales of boots to start, many hours was spent on the cp, finally finding a supplier and bought 8 pairs of boots to start things off.

These were listed on e/Bay and sold, the money from these bought more boots, and we kept on reinvesting the money from our sales into more stock, plus added Western Apparel to our range of items.

This all started with me looking for a item I wanted but could not get it on e/Bay.au and with limited capital which we raised by selling off items from around the home.

Maybe this was just plain luck, it was a bit of a gamble to start with, but the money we used was from stuff we did not use around home $1500, that's what we started off with.

So I guess what I want to say is, start by looking around the home, get the feel of e/Bay, and when you find something to sell, (I am still learning about e/Bay) try it on e/Bay raise a bit of capital while you are learning and searching for products to sell.

All the very best.

Ron.

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24 Aug 09 06:01:46 am
Hi Ron, glad to see that both you and your wife have carved yourself a foothold in the marketplace, and all the best for the future.

You've played it very smart so far, especially identifying that market for yourself, it's little things like that which quite a lot unfortunately miss, but can be a real kick start.

I hope we here more from you and Eileen in the future, and I hope the news is just as good.

Cheers


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25 Aug 09 12:47:16 am
Hi All,

It is about time we posted to the forum,been going to for awhile but never seem to get around to it.

Ron here, both the wife (Eileen) and I have been members for about 12 mths now so you can see that is about time we joined in.....

We looked into Dropshipping to see if there was anyway to make some extra money (income) but found the same problems as other members have stated here. With limited capital what could we do,what to sell, where to start?

Well we did start with selling off items from around our home that was not being used and just gathering dust, so we sold them on e/Bay, raised a bit of cash not a lot, but it was a start and got the e/Bay bug.

Anyway I was wanting to buy a pair of harness boots (Motorcycle), so went and had alook on e/Bay AU to buy a pair, but there was not much on offer, if I remember correctly, only about two sellers.

One selling Harley Davidson brand, but only had a couple of pairs and some one selling thomas cook boots who also had only a few pair available. Had a look in the USA through e/Bay and found plenty of sellers, all selling just what I needed, but then just as I was going to buy them, I thought hell, if I dont get the size right I will be stuck with them. Shipping was expensive and only some sellers offered exchange on International sales.

So this is how EJ's (EJ's Biker & Western Apparel) was born.

We searched the internet for wholesales of boots to start, many hours was spent on the cp, finally finding a supplier and bought 8 pairs of boots to start things off.

These were listed on e/Bay and sold, the money from these bought more boots, and we kept on reinvesting the money from our sales into more stock, plus added Western Apparel to our range of items.

This all started with me looking for a item I wanted but could not get it on e/Bay.au and with limited capital which we raised by selling off items from around the home.

Maybe this was just plain luck, it was a bit of a gamble to start with, but the money we used was from stuff we did not use around home $1500, that's what we started off with.

So I guess what I want to say is, start by looking around the home, get the feel of e/Bay, and when you find something to sell, (I am still learning about e/Bay) try it on e/Bay raise a bit of capital while you are learning and searching for products to sell.

All the very best.

Ron.


Hi Ron,

Great post! The best of luck to you and your wife.

Cheers =)


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19 Oct 09 11:51:27 am
Hi,
Im from Adelaide in AUS too and i have just started out on salehoo! Took me a while to get here after wasting hours on alibaba trying to understand people and getting scammed 3 times!

I am very happy to finally have some information that makes sense and LEGIT suppliers! Although i have to say, i am still very confused about what to sell!! It keeps changing daily! Im off on maternity leave and due back at work in 3 mths! The clock is ticking and i dont want to go back (hence the EBAY stuff!!) so i am feeling under pressure to make this work.

Wish it was as simple as it looked!

HI to Everyone :-)
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19 Oct 09 09:29:11 pm
Hi Grace, another member from the city of Churches. I spent my teenage years in Ceduna, not that far south of you.

Welcome to the site.

Finding what to sell is one of the hardest parts to be honest, it can cause quite a lot of frustration just getting that far, let alone trying to be successful at it.

Best advice I could offer is to not panic, I know you are working to a time frame, but if you panic about it you will most likely end up going around in circles and not getting very far at all.

You must have plenty of craft type markets scattered throughout Adelaide, so why not just go for a weekend walk around, take a look at some items and talk to some sellers, never know, you may just find something unique right under your nose.

Going to a few garage sales could also be good for finding some products of interest, and if you can talk a good deal then you can also buy CHEAP!

I guess at this point it's more about finding product that you would be interested in selling, so the more places you stick your nose, the more product possibilities you'll find.

Don't fall into to trap of trying to source everything online, use your location to its full potential, that's where you have the best chance of finding products to sell that no one else has.

Good luck


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Hey all Im also in AU. Ive been doing all kinds on ebay I do ok when I give time, but I am quickly making it a hobby as I found another way to make real money. Interested let me know. *****DELETED BY ADMIN*****

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