Wholesale & eBay Forum Selling Products Online & Marketing Ebay selling - Thinking outside the box

Ebay selling - Thinking outside the box


centercorp
Full Member
  • Posts: 178
  • Joined: 19 May 06
  • Karma:
8 Jun 06 03:00:36 am
Okies, I've heard this for a while now and while I do agree that ebay isnt exactly the best way to make a killing on Ipods, I want everyone to know that you still can make a killing, and not just on Ipods, on anything that doesnt exactly make a great profit on ebay. Lets Break things down to a simpler form, an easier form. Example:

1.) Why sell on ebay? Answer: To Find a BUYER.

2.) Why look for dropshippers and suppliers? Answer: To Find a SELLER.

3.) Why are you buying for yourself then reselling? (This is where I think many people mess up.) Answer: I have no idea.....at least not in the high priced industry of Ipods. Maybe its your sense of control. I dunno. Tip: Use other people's money to make you money. Now lets be clear here, Im not saying dont hold inventory, what I'm saying is in markets like Ipods, dont hold inventory, unless you have the booku cash, in which case you dont need this.

You end goal is to get product A from the seller to the buyer and make a profit. Why have yourself as yet another seller handling the goods? I feel that this is an unessecary step. Why not find a seller for product A for a good price, then find a buyer for product A that is a Company who has the moola. Then you arrange for a small cut for yourself, say $1-3/item, (remember contracts are a must or ull get screwed) everytime they do a transaction and BAM. Consistant income per month.

If you want more info, lemme know, I'd be more than happy to tell you what I am doing, I dont care about the competition, there are plenty of companies out there and I can do this with more than just dinky Ipods. I just want people to be successful.


-Benjamin


anonymous
  • Karma:
8 Jun 06 04:12:57 am
thats is very interesting Centercorp. and i would like to how you are doing this.


centercorp
Full Member
  • Posts: 178
  • Joined: 19 May 06
  • Karma:
8 Jun 06 04:16:10 am
And I, my friend, would love to know who you are :)



-Benjamin


choppacity
Full Member
  • Posts: 34
  • Joined: 15 Nov 05
  • Karma:
8 Jun 06 01:38:38 pm
Im Choppacity.
sorry about that, I wasn't logged in.


yellowandblue
Full Member
  • Posts: 5
  • Joined: 13 May 06
  • Karma:
8 Jun 06 06:48:55 pm
i too would be interested to know, anything that makes it a bit easier!


centercorp
Full Member
  • Posts: 178
  • Joined: 19 May 06
  • Karma:
8 Jun 06 07:35:41 pm
Perhaps we could set a time for a chatroom conversation? This way it would be easier for you to get all your quesitons answered. Or if you wish I can make a tutorial of some sorts and present it to you. Let me know what you prefer, Im a bit under the weather as of right now, but I will definitely get back to you when I get a window of relief.


-Benjamin


anonymous
  • Karma:
8 Jun 06 09:10:44 pm
tutorial would be great.


yellowandblue
Full Member
  • Posts: 5
  • Joined: 13 May 06
  • Karma:
9 Jun 06 07:08:18 am
tutorial, it would allow for future reference.


whoknewit
Full Member
  • Posts: 28
  • Joined: 07 Jun 06
  • Karma:
10 Jun 06 05:24:41 am
I wanna deal in more then just dinky ipods! How are you doing this my friend? And thanks for your help in my other post.

Thanks,
whoknewit


centercorp
Full Member
  • Posts: 178
  • Joined: 19 May 06
  • Karma:
10 Jun 06 08:32:31 pm
im working on the tutorial my friend, im just sick as a duck right now...Give me a few days tops and ill get back to you guy son this.


-Benjamin


dshinckley
Full Member
  • Posts: 18
  • Joined: 15 May 06
  • Karma:
13 Jun 06 11:50:23 am
I would like to participate in the tortorial too so may I have a copy?


adonnadio
Full Member
  • Posts: 25
  • Joined: 28 Apr 06
  • Karma:
13 Jun 06 12:39:02 pm
I also would like to participate in those discusses. Thanks


gwheeler
Free Member
  • Posts: 14
  • Joined: 11 Mar 10
  • Karma:
14 Jun 06 12:06:54 am
this sounds like something I would like to be a part of as well. Thanks for this oppurtunity


jadzia1182
Full Member
  • Posts: 153
  • Joined: 23 May 06
  • Karma:
14 Jun 06 03:08:01 am
I know this is totally off topic but....

How are you feeling Ben? I hope you're starting to get better by now. :)


centercorp
Full Member
  • Posts: 178
  • Joined: 19 May 06
  • Karma:
14 Jun 06 03:14:10 am
I'm still not all there...but I do feel better, thanks very much for asking! I hope to be on the ball as soon as I can. You know you're still sick when its 98 degrees and a slight breeze makes ya cold. Im gettin there though!


-Benjamin


jadzia1182
Full Member
  • Posts: 153
  • Joined: 23 May 06
  • Karma:
14 Jun 06 03:28:08 am
Glad to hear you're starting to feel better :D And yes, you are sick if a slight breeze in that kind of heat makes you cold :P


thomasjm99
Full Member
  • Posts: 53
  • Joined: 16 Jun 06
  • Karma:
16 Jun 06 03:27:51 am
Would love to be a part of this as well. Just joined and am very eager to learn!


centercorp
Full Member
  • Posts: 178
  • Joined: 19 May 06
  • Karma:
16 Jun 06 04:58:20 pm
Ok, Ive been working on the tutorial and am almost finished, if anyone wants to add to it, please PM me and I'll send you a copy of the finished product. Add your two bits at the end, and send me the copy. Ill then finalize it into a locked PDF, send the contributors thier copy, and make the PDF available to download from my site. Any serious contributors will have their names in the copywright and can even sell this as an information package for they will have the resell rights to it if they so choose. I'm thinking a solid 3-5 people to contribute to it.


-Benjamin


-Benjamin


tnt5957
Full Member
  • Posts: 1
  • Joined: 19 Jun 06
  • Karma:
20 Jun 06 02:56:19 pm
hope you feel better ben, i would like to be involved in this tutorial as well. i had the same idea as well, just didnt know the place where you could get ipods for cheap that dropshipped as well.


thomasjm99
Full Member
  • Posts: 53
  • Joined: 16 Jun 06
  • Karma:
6 Aug 06 06:17:39 pm
*bump*

Did anything ever come of this? Please let me know...


dreamer148
Full Member
  • Posts: 31
  • Joined: 10 Jul 06
  • Karma:
7 Aug 06 05:12:36 am
Hi Centercorp,
Your idea sounds very intersting. I would also appreciatte it if you made the tutorial to enlighten us. That would be GREATLY appreciatted. Using other people's money to make me money would be great. I'm in school, and I need money for school and cannot really afford to order 15 ipods at a time, so um yeah, your idea sounds good. Please let us know when the tutorial is complete ;)


centercorp
Full Member
  • Posts: 178
  • Joined: 19 May 06
  • Karma:
7 Aug 06 07:53:57 am
Hello, Something will definitely come of this! Dont worry, Im on it! Things have been pretty hectic lately, Im sorry that I cant give as much time as I want to to this forum, but once I get all the kinks worked out, its on like Donkey Kong! :)


-Benjamin


mana2006
Full Member
  • Posts: 379
  • Joined: 06 Aug 06
  • Karma:
11 Aug 06 08:12:05 pm
do u have a good list of dropshippers with fair prices. Some buyers actually want to see the product before making a buy. I hear a lot of complaints about pictures being pasted in ebay of drop shipped products. But i am interested in some good dropshippers.


dreamer148
Full Member
  • Posts: 31
  • Joined: 10 Jul 06
  • Karma:
19 Aug 06 04:43:05 am
Hey Centercorp just wondering how that tutorial is coming along.


centercorp
Full Member
  • Posts: 178
  • Joined: 19 May 06
  • Karma:
19 Aug 06 05:51:29 am
Working on it!! I really am sorry that I cannot deliver as soon as I hoped, its just that so many things are going on right now, and its not just about the business, its the family as well and also my relationship with the Lord. I promise you that within 30 days I will have it. I am truely sorry that I cannot have the tutorial right now, but I will, and you guys at salewho are always on my mind, I want to help as much as possible, but I cannot right now, but I will!!!!! I also am working on my experiences in life, both business and personal. I feel that I have to share my successes and my personal blunders as well so that people truely understand that life has its ups and downs, no matter how great and small. I think according to amy, she understands what I am saying according to her signature, and I hope you understand as well. I will reveal all soon! I wish for the best for you all here on Salewhoo!!!

P.S. 'I promise by September 18th, I will have this tutorial for you, and I hope it will open your eyes to this business!!'


-Benjamin


trillionstar
Full Member
  • Posts: 66
  • Joined: 01 Jul 06
  • Karma:
20 Aug 06 04:58:04 am
wow.... I am waiting centrecorp. Dont screw it up


centercorp
Full Member
  • Posts: 178
  • Joined: 19 May 06
  • Karma:
20 Aug 06 05:21:01 am
I wont screw it up, I promise. However, as I'm sur eyou all know, there are so many ways to do business and so many systems in which to do it with. I cannot promise you that this will be the best system for you, but I can promise you that this will be a system that can work. I hope that the sytem I propose is something that will be successful for you, however I cannot guarantee it. All I can offer is a point of view and and my experiences and what I have come to know over time. I am not invincible, nor do I claim to know it all. I am simply expressing my experiences and ideas that I have formulated based upon what I have experienced. Thanks for viewing!!


-Benjamin


choppacity
Full Member
  • Posts: 34
  • Joined: 15 Nov 05
  • Karma:
20 Aug 06 05:09:51 pm
Take your time Ben. And thanks in advance for this tutorial.


groovylou
Full Member
  • Posts: 22
  • Joined: 21 Jun 06
  • Karma:
20 Aug 06 11:42:26 pm
:D I will be waiting patiently as well centercorp. I think it's great when people help each other out, who knows maybe I can contribute a little something. Keep up the great work!


mana2006
Full Member
  • Posts: 379
  • Joined: 06 Aug 06
  • Karma:
21 Aug 06 12:04:06 am
I think that all people need to meet in the middle. We often like to see the products before we buy and often order samples. We than sell the samples on ebay. In order to get good deals sometimes we have to buy in bulk. SOme companies just don't do dropshipping. There are a lot of reasons why we all explore different options. I like selling in bulk and just moving shipment. I prefer not to do any auctions at all. I find products for buyers and just mover freight. So many different paths to follow.


adrianharper
Full Member
  • Posts: 2
  • Joined: 07 Aug 06
  • Karma:
21 Aug 06 01:14:08 am
hi bengamin
my name is adrian harper and i am starting out importing into australia.
i am currently a retail business owner specialising in high end car audio. so i have some retail experience but i would like to eventually move into a full time import business. retail is only going to shrink not grow.
my question is if i bring in ipods for example am i allowed to resell them from a shop front or is it illegal to sell imported units bypassing the wholesaler. can i wholesale to other businesses. i know the us is a different country but i think we are fairly similar in laws. what can you tell me
thanks adrian


mana2006
Full Member
  • Posts: 379
  • Joined: 06 Aug 06
  • Karma:
21 Aug 06 01:30:26 am
So who are your preferred dropshippers. I have lost a lot of customers in the past because of dropshippers.


adrianharper
Full Member
  • Posts: 2
  • Joined: 07 Aug 06
  • Karma:
21 Aug 06 02:53:01 am
havent started impoeting yet


 

What's Hot on the Forum:

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

Find out how