Where are they getting these products from?

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trrekbproducts
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17 Jul 07 10:39:36 pm
I don't plan on giving up on eBay. I'm doing fairly well, actually. However, I have a few 'niche' ideas with few sellers to compete with. The problem is that there are no other sellers because the competition's prices are so low.

We are talking about products that are new MODELS (so not likely to be liquidated items). I know what they cost wholesale because I've contacted the manufacturer. If I bought $25,000+ of the product WHOLESALE, I still couldn't come close to competing. I'm missing something, and I can't figure out what it is. Damn.

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18 Jul 07 01:53:13 pm
What products are you trying to sell? This is a huge factor in determing whether or not you can make a profit.

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trrekbproducts
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19 Jul 07 12:21:06 am
Well, one product is a certain company's backpack for hiking. I know what they sell for in stores. I know what they sell for online. I know what I can buy them for. I know that there is NO WAY I could even compete with people on eBay.

But the company is extremely strict on minimum prices that their retailers sell products for. You have to contract to agree to not sell the price for more than 20% over wholesale. The only thing I can really think of is that they are buying lots and somehow getting around the minimum sale price (probably just by ignoring it). Which makes me think that they have storefronts as a 'cover.'

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19 Jul 07 08:36:04 am
Well there is also the possibility that the items being sold on ebay are Overstocks. If the manufacturer made lets say 100,000 units for a retailer and the retailer cancelled the order. Then they have a mass overstock on the product. Normally they liquidate overstocks and try to recoup some of thier losses.


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21 Jul 07 05:46:39 am
I have run across this before myself. A good deal at times is hard to pass up ... Some buyers also go into joint agreements and buy in even larger bulk .... ALso I have seen the closout idea come into play also .... Just bought a new tv that was overstock .... I paid the vendors price for the item .... They had a new model just going into production and had to get rid of the extra inventory ....

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23 Jul 07 07:00:07 am
I am tring to sell clothing or electronics on ebay but i still cant find anything that is compete with ebay prices how come those sellers sells that much cheaper? even some wholesale stores have higher prices? for example i wanted to sell nokia n95 but wholesale stores that i found on salehoo has higher prices than ebay's how they can sell so much cheaper? where they are finding? i think i am about give up its rly hard or am i missing something? :(

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23 Jul 07 09:29:37 am
Well for one thing the nokia model you are looking for is still a hot item. So it will be much harder to find a good price on the item. Items like the apple iphone are still selling above retail. So finding a wholesaler will be impossible at best.

Clothing is much cheaper to aquire but you need to buy liquidation lots. You can find tons of liquidation specialists in our directory that sell branded clothes by palletload. Clothing items that sell on average for $3.00 a unit. But the best have 1000 unit minimums. but thier wholesale value can be as high as $20,000 and up for resale.


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24 Jul 07 07:48:07 am
Well, we have a lot of customers who are selling on ebay.

You may check to see if you can get something you want there

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ojmcdonlad
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24 Jul 07 08:20:29 am
Am also looking for liquidation companies who sell clothing but for export.

Any suggestions? sites please Jimmy assist

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kamileris
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25 Jul 07 01:38:46 am
Am also looking for liquidation companies who sell clothing but for export.

Any suggestions? sites please Jimmy assist


yes suggestions will be great, i am looking for mainly quality urban clothing brands like coogi rocawear echo.. thanks for everything and your time

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25 Jul 07 01:50:08 am
Well we have alot of liquidators listed in our directory for childerens clothing but Im not familiar with any actually located outside of the USA. Im sure most will have options for shipping outside the USA.

Remember you can get As much as 500 pieces in a box the size of a 37inch tv box. So shipping shouldnt be very high if the company ships UPS or FEDeX

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29 Aug 07 08:35:31 am
Its also possible that if they are not overstocks, they are simply knock-offs or remakes of the backpacks.


You should probably scrutinize that very carefully as that will determine your next move. If that market appears to be flooded with replicas or remakes, you may be best to avoid it.


Companies are cracking down on everybody using VERO right now. For the time being, its best to stay out of that mess entirely. If you got permission and bought them from the company, you may have to report the others, as many of them could be knock-offs or remakes the company doesn't want to see. And then you could sell without competitition.

Its ruthless waters out there at the moment, so beware of Brands wherever you do business.

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