I searched on it for the first week but noticed that prices are not really 'wholesale' or 'liquidation'
What is your definition of wholesale?
What is your definition of Liquidation?
Quote me if im wrong but your statements are a tad confusing. If Im understanding correctly your saying all great deals are comming from china and indonesia?
Well Im assuming you know that 99% of couterfiet items come from these countries as well.
If you buy an item 15% to 30% below its MSRP you are buying Wholesale.
If you are buying for a percentage of the items wholesale value in bulk you are buying liquidation.
What I do is ask for sample units, therefore not spotted by government officials(dont have a license) and are listed as samples. Getting a brand new XBOX 360 with wireless receiver, 2 wireless controllers, 7 games, metal casing and a BUNCH of more stuff for 150 dollars was the best thing i did in my life.
I find it hard to believe that you found such a deal and it was legitimate.
Now did you purchase a sample at that low of a price from a chineese source. Did you make a bulk purchase after that? And if you did purchase a bulk purchase were the items legit. Did you verify if the items were legit.
There are many counterfiet xbox360 scams running out of china right now. Did you know that They send samples at unbelievable prices that are actually legit. If they have a notion that the buyer might jump feet first and buy many more.
A known trick from a scammer is to send you the real deal as a sample then when your order is placed for thier MOQ they send you a ton of counterfiet crap or nothing at all.
I have contacted many distributers on the Xbox 360 line and many other high value items. When they send you a sample order it costs more then the Discounted bulk price of ordering thier MOQ.
A similar post I made in the past.
Manufacturers Sell to distributers. These Distributers sell to large wholesalers and Retailers.
Retailers sell at the MSRP
Wholesalers sell for 10-30 Percent lower to anyone. And thats based on what product line thier selling. Items like xbox 360s can be sold from a distributer on average 30 bucks below retail. After transportation costs and such a retailer might stand to profit around $25.00 on each unit.
If supply and demand get to a point where supply is higher then the manufacturer/distributer will have to take some profit loss and liquidate its products to keep from loosing money on storage costs.
This is where your big ebay sellers come in. These guys have basically unlimited capital and can purchase 500+ units of liquidated xbox 360's at $70 dollars below retail. And make a killing on them on places such as ebay.
They have the sources in which most cases the manufacturers are the ones liquidating them. These sources you will not find anywhere on the internet. You have to be connected to these sources in some way or another by word of mouth. But nobody is gonna squeal on thier source.
There are many free sample gimmicks out too there but they have strings attatched and can most of the time be a waste of time.