Why do some supplier prices seem higher than eBay?

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fusibiza
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30 Jul 14 09:39:25 am
I'm pretty new to this website and i've heard good things about it, which made me sign up and register.

After spending some great time in viewing + comparing items prices by various major DROP-SHIPPING suppliers offered here, Unfortunately I discovered that those suppliers are no good and thier prices are way too high than the price of identical items presented on eBay.
I've been thru many items in several categories, and compared over 500 items prices so far. I'm about to give up.

I was sure this website is a reliable source to get suppliers who sell for the lowest-cheapest-bottom prices, but I now discover that I was wrong.

Any advise or directions on how to actually find here DROP-SHIPPING suppliers with lowest prices - will be highly appreciated !

P.S. Don't start with "wholesalers" get much better prices cause they buy in large quantities blah blah blah... I already know this !

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fudjj
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30 Jul 14 11:15:58 pm
Hi Yaron and welcome to the forum

It's a question we see all the time, why?

I think this post would be well worth reading, it answers your question
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fusibiza
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1 Aug 14 06:25:09 am
I already read this post a few days ago.
This still doesn't answers me why the credibility,price wise, of the suppliers on this website is VERY low !
By now I can safely say I spent over 5 hours of doing prices comparison with over 20 suppliers and over 500 items, that are presented ont his website.
Result: I couldn't find more than total of 10 items that were cheaper than eBay prices, and even those items had like 1 USD profit maximum.
I'm really disappointed.

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1 Aug 14 08:47:58 pm
Hi Yaron,

That post does actually explain it, but let me ask you this question. When you say you are comparing supplier prices here with eBay prices. What prices are you comparing?

For example, are you comparing dropship prices against eBay sellers who are wholesale buyers or even worse, wholesale sellers?

If you are doing something like that, then of course the eBay seller is going to be cheaper, you can't possibly expect them not to be. Consider this, a dropshipper is buying one item at a time and a wholesale buyer can be buying as many as they want at a time, 100, 1,000. 10,000 or whatever. The more they buy, the cheaper the per unit price they get.

If you want to compare wholesale prices, you will need to speak with the wholesaler direct to discuss their prices on a volume equation to get accurate numbers that you can then compare against.

That's how retail business works, you can't possibly expect to get the same price from a supplier when you are buying one item, compared to a person spending much more money with them and buying 100 more. So saying you are comparing prices doesn't really amount to much at all, it's what are you comparing prices with?


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