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.