1aaawholesalemerchandise/TDWcloseouts

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17 Dec 09 05:43:39 am
Whys is it that when I request information about 1aaawholesalemerchandise, I get an email and catalog information for TDWcloseouts?

Can someone please help me here. I want to make sure that I'm no wasting my time with this dealer.



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17 Dec 09 05:50:23 am
Can you just confirm where you're getting this information from Is it from contacting this 1aaawholesalemerchandise itself that that's getting you TDW information?


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The only dealer that I've requested info from in the past month was 1aaawholesalemerchandise. I requested the info from them again to try and verify exactly what happened.

I don't know exactly how else I am supposed to 'confirm' where I am getting this information from.


Any help is appreciated.



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17 Dec 09 06:16:30 am
OK, it sounds to me like they are using 1aaa as a marketing arm in a certain market (unsure where you found them) I can tell you that while I've never heard of 1aaa personally, I do know TDW and they've been around quite a while in the liquidation market.

The fact that you are getting TDW material when contacting 1aaa definitely indicates they are connected, either a sister company or just a marketing exercise to find new customers.

TDW do a large amount of business, however they don't have the worlds best reputation when it comes to being up front about what they are selling.

Now I have to be really careful here because I've dealt in the liquidation market myself, and it's hard to throw stones sometimes because I know what some customers can be like.

Sometimes people only look at the price of a load, doesn't matter what you tell them. You can say the load contains customer returns and average failure rates amongst this type of stock runs at 40%

All the customer hears is blah, blah, blah, $775.00 for what was $5,000.00 worth brand new!

They completely ignore everything you've told them, purchase the load, get the load and then you get an email saying they have items on the load that don't work and they want their money back!

There is absolutely no doubt that there is money to be made on some liquidated stock loads from a lot of suppliers, and there is a lot of loads that will see your money buy nothing but garbage, then have to pay to have it dumped.

If you're going to deal in the surplus market, go in with your eyes wide open. Know exactly what you are buying and to do that you need to ask as many questions as it takes to get that information.

Any dealer worth dealing with will provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision, if they don't then their not worth dealing with in the first place.

Never rush into buying a load of surplus, do your background checks so you know what you're buying, then, and only then should you consider purchasing it.

It all come with experience, like anything else, but after a while you'll know what you're looking for, and how much you can flip it for and so on, but out of all the product resourcing avenues such as Wholesale, Drop Ship, Garage Sales etc, the surplus market holds the most dangers of loosing your money if you don't know what you're doing!

For anyone starting out you really want a company with great customer service, and I always suggest Link hidden: Login to view We have them in our directory, and I can tell you 100%, some of the best customer service you will get in the entire industry.

Tell them you're new to the market and they will do their best to look after you, but you still have to listen to what they say so you can still make the right decision on any purchase.


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17 Dec 09 06:42:33 am
I haven't done a whole lot of research on the liquidation market yet. One thing I have noticed is that the dealers do tell you to read carefully when picking you purchase because some lots may include salvaged or store returns.

I have been looking into the liquidations because these are the only dealers that look to have any real profit margin. Every other dealer I look at is WAY to expensive, even with bulk ordering.

I am a very meticulous person when it comes to researching things. My only concern is that, if I were to make a purchase, I would get salvaged items with my lot even though salvaged items weren't in the lot description.


Do you have any recommendations for dealers who are 'truly' wholesalers? I'm talking about the ones with items that people want to buy and that I am able to make a decent margin on. I don't want to try and turn $0.99 items for a profit, and this is all that I seem to find.

I've even looked into turning disposable lighters for a profit, but there aren't any dealers who offer prices low enough to even make a dime. I know that if you buy in bulk you get a discount, but when every dealer I have contacted doesn't offer discounts that are enough to turn a profit, what am I supposed to do?

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17 Dec 09 07:18:03 am
Your concern regarding what you may well get on a load from a surplus seller is quite legit, it dos happen and is why you need to be particular with who you deal with in that market.

Just bare in mind that liquidations (surplus) is not wholesale. I don't personally deal in the wholesale market, so I don't have anyone I could personally recommend.

You really would have to work out exactly what sort of products you wanted to market, and then good looking for a wholesalers, of course wholesaler's in general are product specific.

If you want to but frozen fish in bulk, then a seafood wholesaler is who you talk too, and that type of thing.

Don't confuse Drop Shippers for wholesalers, even though they all call themselves wholesalers. They attach the word (wholesale) to their name for marketing purposes only, and the so called wholesale price they offer is nothing more than cut priced retail at the very best.

As you know, the more you pay with a wholesaler, the more volume discount you get, up unto the saturation point of course. So focus on product, then source a wholesaler and talk about order quantities and their discount structure.

That will then allow you to see whether there could be a market opening for you, and whether you have the budget required to exploit it.

I like your thinking about the disposable lighters. The consumables market usually returns a low margin per product, but if you do your marketing right, it's a product line that allows you to build a solid customer base that will see repeat sales.

Once you have repeat sales, it's a great platform to start building from to increase your customer base, and you will be then able to increase your profit without moving your margin.


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17 Dec 09 07:33:50 am
Thanks for your insight! I don't have a lot a capitol to exploit right now. This is why I am trying to see what avenue I could bring in a little extra revenue. I am looking to start my own business, whether it be ebay, online, brick and morter, I don't care. I am trying to think of the ways I can build small and work my way up.

I do like the idea of the disposable lighters, but I need to find a dealer with decent pricing so I may start making a small profit and re-invest.


If you have dealer recommendations for disposable lighter/BIC lighters, please let me know.


Thanks again for your time.

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17 Dec 09 08:03:21 am
Good luck with it MC, no doubt if you were buying in very large quantities, I would be suggesting looking at having them imported from China or there abouts, but not in small numbers, shipping would make that tough to make a profit.

You can contact the support team at Link hidden: Login to view and they'll see what they can do to turn up some buying leads for you.

If you are looking at ways of generating cash, I always suggest taking a look at the second hand market. Places like garage sales, weekend markets, thrift shops, they can be gold mines when dealing on ebay if you know how to spot a bargain, and talk a good deal : )


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