Aussie sellers - advice wanted on importing

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balza
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14 Aug 06 05:34:49 am
Hi there!
I'm currently researching whether it's a good thing to get into this importing game and just wanted to talk to any Aussie members out there on how they got started, what types of things they sell, government regulations and how successful they have been.
Thanks!
Belinda

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trillionstar
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14 Aug 06 12:02:37 pm
I d like to have some advices too.... I am new... so please, people. I LOVE U IF U SHARE

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pickles
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14 Aug 06 01:49:08 pm
Me too!

I am just starting out myself and would love to have any advice that is on offer.

I have just started with small amounts of womens and Children's clothing just to see how they go. (early stages yet so we'll have to wait and see )

Hubby is very wary of me buying anything electrical or mobile phones PSP's etc because he thinks that they wont be Aussie compatable. If any one has any information regarding this it would be greatly appreciated.

Good Luck guys I hope it works out for ya's :wink:

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balza
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16 Aug 06 12:22:01 am
Hi Pickles!
So are you selling in designer brands? If so.....what brands?
Balza

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pickles
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17 Aug 06 12:25:52 pm
Hey Balza

Not selling designer clothing yet, I need to build on my small capital first. :wink:

I am just looking out for small lots of 'nice' clothing at the moment. I call it experimenting, Hubby calls it shopping.. :D

Have you started yet?? If you have then I wish you the best of luck!

.....oh and just to be a sticky beak what have you decided to go with? :)

Pickles

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kel
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20 Aug 06 07:23:01 am
Hey Guys :)

About 7months ago I important about 120KGS in clothing from o/seas. I didnt have any problems with customs and they were delivered to my door within a week. I was pretty happy with this and the turn around was massive, I'm just trying to get my hands on more clothes now... any ideas? Im interested in surfwear, mainly Billabong, Rip Curl and Rusty.

Just thought i'd share that.
Kelly :)

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balza
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20 Aug 06 11:42:07 pm
Hi there Kel,
Yeah I'm looking at getting into surfwear too. Was your last big shipment surfwear? Where did you get them from?
I'm currently compiling a database of suppliers and am going to find ones that drop ship desinger brands and start there. Maybe even buy clothing that is cheap. See how that goes. I haven't got much capital so wanted to start out small and see how things go.
Where in Aust are you? Would love to chat more about possibly working together with all the information we find.........
Take Care
Balza

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altonco
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19 Sep 06 07:21:38 am
Hi all,

I am also new to all this and am based in Aus.

I also would love any advice from people.

I am looking at baby gear, accessories, etc. I also would love to locate a supplier for stickers - nursery wall stickers, etc.

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courtneej
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19 Sep 06 10:21:35 am
hello fellow aussies :)

I am also very new to importing, I have been selling on ebay since January this year. I just started around the house, and when I had sold all that I could I went op shopping :D I make a huge profit selling second hand clothing.

I am now trying to find a safe / trustworthy wholesaler in lingerie that will ship to Australia.

Best of luck to all of you :)

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kendrick
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23 Sep 06 01:26:35 am
i am also looking for the same, but a place that sends bulk dvd's at wholesale prices.. majority of the places only send to the USA :(

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kel
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24 Sep 06 04:46:41 am
Hey Balza,

Have you had any luck finding surfwear items? I basically get offers through email but the prices aren't that good with the turn around price espically with the amount of people selling stuff on eBay. Drop me a line sometime if your interested in sharing sources etc. My email is Link hidden: Login to view :)
Kel

Hi there Kel,
Yeah I'm looking at getting into surfwear too. Was your last big shipment surfwear? Where did you get them from?
I'm currently compiling a database of suppliers and am going to find ones that drop ship desinger brands and start there. Maybe even buy clothing that is cheap. See how that goes. I haven't got much capital so wanted to start out small and see how things go.
Where in Aust are you? Would love to chat more about possibly working together with all the information we find.........
Take Care
Balza

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dowdy
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24 Sep 06 08:21:16 am
the only advice i can give is that you got to have dedication.

i've got heaps of stuff but i'm just too lazy to list them and i also dont have the time since i'm doing it part time.

Just gotta be dedicated and you'll do well

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nesa
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5 Oct 06 06:24:33 am
hey there guys, im in the same position. i have been selling designer perfumes from home for 6 months through a small local company and now i want to venture on my own. importing not only designer perfumes but clothing aswell. any advice or help will be greatly appreciated

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yawkl
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12 Oct 06 02:35:49 am
Hi i m a new Australia seller situated in Perth! Hi ppl!! =) i m just wonder, if i bought wholesale goods from global sales direct, will i have to pay taxes when the goods gets thru the customs?
please advice me n let make money together! hehe

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aschen
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12 Oct 06 04:00:58 am
hehe just like the rest of u, im also in aus and starting out. right now im trying some seenheiser headphones and see how they work out on eBay.

and hey pickles, depending on the electronic its usally only the voltage that the plug uses that should be a concern, there are a number of adaptors available at electronic stores that will fix this for aus use....another thing im not sure about PSP but watch out for region coding for gameing consoles (NDS doesnt have region coding btw..plus they sell more then PSP)

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cheeriechrissie82
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20 Oct 06 08:42:23 am
Hi All,

I am from Perth and new to all of this too!, I wanted to get into selling the mobile phones and electronics but as was said previously, I have been scared that they wont be compatible in australia or come with the right equipment. I have seen so many consoles and games etc, but none of them are compatible for australia. I originally started selling my junk from around the house, and i also found that selling second hand clothes can work! A few weeks ago my husband bought a mossimo shirt from a garage sale for $1, i turned around and put it on ebay and was lucky enough to sell it for $18.50! But now after going through the house and garage sales i want to expand and import, turn it into a serious business. If anyone from Aus knows a reputable seller let us know please! :D Atleast its good to know theres heaps of other aussies on here too so we can help each other out! If anyone wants to contact me to discuss tactics my email is Link hidden: Login to view

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wheezyann
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21 Oct 06 12:57:06 am
:?: Hi, im new at this too!!!
I have sold on ebay lots of times but im now interested in Dropshipping and Wholesale, but im finding very difficult to find any information on good Aussie dropshippers or NON MIDDLEMAN companies from overseas.
If anyone has any ideas can you please post them. :D

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foxyroxy
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4 Jan 08 08:02:20 am
hi there, i am new also
i've sold stuff around the house on ebay & wanted to start my own part time business
i've been looking into customs for importing & am finding it all a bit daunting,
also i am wondering whether paying for this service was worth it, becuase when i search in the suppliers, they either don't ship to australia or their stock is a bit blah or once you add shipping costs -not that cheap!
was hoping to sell stockings or lingerie or perfumes, can anyone recommend a good supplier?

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ggdvdsanditems
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29 Mar 08 01:09:54 pm
Hi there all you Aussies,
I'm in the same boat as all of you but I am looking for a good DVD supplier and I am wandering whether this site is useful to all us Assies or not
can some one please help us :wink:

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miloomichi
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2 Apr 08 07:00:16 am
For Aussie DVD's, see my post in the Wholesalers selling to Salehoo members section or contact me direct

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butterfly_angel_85
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8 Apr 08 10:37:13 am
All interactive are the importers of DVD's and games in Australia, they are also the company that supply Blockbuster etc.

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trent
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10 Apr 08 02:45:29 pm
Hi Guys,

I am also from Aus, and have been selling on ebay for about 6 Months. Started with 2nd hand car parts, ran out and needed more products.

The biggest problem is finding genuine products, there are so many fakes. Be carefull, and stear clear of items such as Nike, Adidas etc, buying from China...

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42titanium
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25 Apr 08 12:07:07 pm
Hey Guys,

Looks like everyone has asked the same Q but no reel A, I to would like to know a little about when do you have to start paying import taxes. :!:

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userexists
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28 Apr 08 05:40:21 am
If you need information of importing goods into Australia, have a look at the official website here. It's full of good advice and tips. Link hidden: Login to view


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