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what questions to ask when contacting a supplier?


raiderjake
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12 May 09 01:34:31 pm
after about a month of joing salehoo, asking questions, doing tons of research, asking more questions, tons more research, bugging the hell out of fudjj, and even more research. i think i finally found a great market on ebay, and a supplier that should be able to offer prices that will allow me to compete in that market. the prices listed are slightly higher than ebay competitors, but there site says to contact them for larger quantities.
so now what? what are the important things i need to ask to know that there legitimate, dependable and what ever else a person needs to know before investing a couple grand. there is no minimal order quantity so i could buy a few at the regular price to see what im getting first. anyways any feedback would be appreciated, thanx oh and they take paypal so thats a plus to me

the supplier is otc wholesale, if anyone has experience w/ them i'd like to know about that as well, thanx


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12 May 09 10:35:25 pm
Don't have a handle on them myself Jake, but just bug the hell out of them for a while and see how they stack up mate....lol

Seriously, the biggest question at this point would be confirming that they can supply you the product at a volume price that will not only match your budget, but also leave you healthy margin.

I'm sure someone will have some feedback on them for you around here somewhere, if not just PM and I'll see what I can dig up on them for you.

Glad that you have finally dug up a scent mate, hop it leads to the promised land :)


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raiderjake
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13 May 09 01:08:45 am
thanx fudjj, i contacted them and unfortunately they are going to be phazing out the razors from what they sell. he said b/c there to hard to come by and there are to many fakes that are to hard to distinguish whats real and fake. which is a bummer but i do have another source im waiting on a response for. razors direct. which prices are slightly higher than otc but we'll see what there bulk comes to


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13 May 09 01:18:39 am
They are right, market is saturated with fakes, and I suspect that effects the price on ebay as well to be honest.

Not sure why they would phase them out, I mean if they are buying from a authorised distribution source then they would be in no risk of buying fakes!

That part of their story has a strange smell about it, but if you're confident that what they have currently are genuine, maybe make an offer to take the stock off their hands.

Gets them out of the market if that's what they want, and you might be able to negotiate yourself a good liquidated price on the stock.

Just make sure there genuine, from what you have written I'm not convinced personally!

Easiest avenue for you to chase up, contact Gillette's head office and talk to someone in distribution. Get the low down on how they do distribute their products and how you can get on board.


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13 May 09 01:38:01 am
ya that seemed a little weird to me too, buying up his stock is a good idea, but i've taken a bit of a loss w/ these last 2 batches of ps3's being stripped for parts. gotta build my money back up. but whatever on to the next supplier. thanx


 

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