Wholesale & eBay Forum General Selling Advice & Tips Ordering Directly from (Apple, Nokia, Microsoft, Sony)?

Ordering Directly from (Apple, Nokia, Microsoft, Sony)?


jsimmonz
Free Member
  • Posts: 1
  • Joined: 11 Mar 10
  • Karma:
16 Sep 08 10:58:32 pm
I have $467,000 to invest, i am wanting to order either of these products. Apple ipod touch (8GB), Microsoft XBOX 360 (Arcade Console), Sony Playstation 3 (40GB), Nokia N95. If anyone has any knowledge on the matter, please inform me on MOQ's/Production Run (from my research i hear at least 10,000/pcs), the price per product?


fudjj
Site Admin
  • Posts: 6305
  • Joined: 27 Jul 07
  • Karma:
16 Sep 08 11:02:11 pm
With that size budget you should be dealing with the manufacturers distribution source direct


Mark (fudjj)

Community Manager
SaleHoo.com

Link hidden: Login to view

ontario100
Full Member
  • Posts: 1
  • Joined: 22 Sep 08
  • Karma:
22 Sep 08 07:49:08 pm
Same here, is there a direct contact to the source it self?


jg42122
Full Member
  • Posts: 157
  • Joined: 23 Jun 08
  • Karma:
22 Sep 08 08:28:03 pm
I dont think the source will deal with an individual person that is the only problem as the capital you have does exceed most however to sony or microsoft it is just a drop in the bucket


timg311918
Full Member
  • Posts: 66
  • Joined: 05 Jul 06
  • Karma:
22 Sep 08 11:03:15 pm
The direct manufacturer should deal with you with that sized budget because you could order thousands of units. You need to present yourself as a business though and I think it should work out.


fudjj
Site Admin
  • Posts: 6305
  • Joined: 27 Jul 07
  • Karma:
22 Sep 08 11:22:55 pm
Yes, you will definitely need a business entity. I don't mean just turn up to the counter with a wallet full of cash....lol. You will need to make application to join their distribution network as a reseller.


Mark (fudjj)

Community Manager
SaleHoo.com

Link hidden: Login to view

userexists
Free Member
  • Posts: 228
  • Joined: 11 Mar 10
  • Karma:
23 Sep 08 05:10:36 am
I'm thinking if you have that kind of capital and you are asking for advice here on Salehoo where most (not all) members are on struggle-street trying to make extra cash online, you will need to perhaps do a business course or at least a hell of a lot of research before you start.


Difficult I can do right away. Impossible takes a little longer

hieu2268
Full Member
  • Posts: 10
  • Joined: 15 Apr 09
  • Karma:
19 Apr 09 11:36:52 am
go here:
www.Link hidden: Login to view
Link hidden: Login to view
Link hidden: Login to view
Link hidden: Login to view

If you are retailer you can buy from them...others wholesale, i think will be retailer or middleman or scams.


deathstar27
Free Member
  • Posts: 12
  • Joined: 06 Sep 07
  • Karma:
21 Apr 09 12:04:20 am
Whether these companies will deal with you will depend on how you intend to sell these items. I know some big companies will not sell to internet vendors because they don't want their products discredited by selling for under rrp.


artpants
Full Member
  • Posts: 95
  • Joined: 18 Dec 06
  • Karma:
22 Apr 09 02:06:51 am
you have $467,000 to invest?? holy sh#@!!

i have, lets see... $467,000 less than that. so, you're probably doing well for yourself... anyhoos...i am a registered reseller for several authorized microsoft and sony and apple distributors, and they will offer volume discounts, but you may get $30 -50,000 profit from a $500,000 investment, at best. And thats if you sell it at msrp. Hardly worth it. But if thats what you want to do, far be it from me to judge. After learning and suffering from this wholesale stuff for several years now, though, i can tell you i would invest that kind of money in wiser ventures. or at least diversify your investment and see which investments work best... but that's just me, but what do i know, i am poor and therefore i must be stupid.


fudjj
Site Admin
  • Posts: 6305
  • Joined: 27 Jul 07
  • Karma:
22 Apr 09 02:25:51 am
artpants, welcome back, haven't seen you for ages :)


Mark (fudjj)

Community Manager
SaleHoo.com

Link hidden: Login to view

artpants
Full Member
  • Posts: 95
  • Joined: 18 Dec 06
  • Karma:
22 Apr 09 02:48:45 am
hi fudgey :)

yeah, i'm back, innit


 

SaleHoo helps over 137,216 online business owners
find reliable low cost suppliers

Find out how