cellphone cannot compete

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20 Jun 14 02:22:05 am
Hi, In my country (Mexico) many people are selling cellphones like galaxy s5 o lg g2 at the same price as pages like Link hidden: Login to view or saletab , in this case i want to do the same but if i purchase i have to pay taxes and cannot compete, how can this be posible? where i could find cheap suppliers to compete?
The phones are legit and branded not fakes

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20 Jun 14 02:38:52 pm
First, let me ask are you new to reselling?


Michael Sears
Got Your Wants, Bloomington, Illinois
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20 Jun 14 05:52:19 pm
owner wrote:First, let me ask are you new to reselling?


I have been reselling electronic items for two year, recently I have started with cellphones. In this case i was looking to find real competitive phones for reselling. Thanks for your reply

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22 Jun 14 04:06:21 am
Hi Jose,

I guess the first question would be that are you 100% sure they aren't selling fake phones. Branded phones are certainly one of the most faked products on the planet.

What sort of purchasing volume are you basing the prices on, perhaps you have to buy in a larger volume than just the required MOQ. Mobile phone's don't have a large markup on them to start with, but of course there is always some savings when purchasing in high volume.


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22 Jun 14 01:59:06 pm
The low prices are for one cellphone and they are legit not fakes 100%,as an example a galaxy s5 costs 8900 mexican pesos,and in plemix it costs 8500 If I buy one there I have to pay tax fee of 16% to the costos so the galaxy s5 will risa like 9800 pesos more expensive that the order one that aireado sells here.

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22 Jun 14 02:50:50 pm
The new cell phone space is VERY competitive. In order to make any kind of profit from cell phones sellers either need
1) large volume purchases
2) a way to bundle or upsell the buyer
3) or some other way to attract buyers to your service (like some kind of service you offer with the phone).

It is unlikely that sellers can compete on price alone with small volume purchases.

If you have technical skills, you MIGHT be able to buy wholesale lots of damaged cell phones, buy parts in bulk and fix them up, and then resell used phones to buyers and make a profit but it takes some research and confidence in your own skills to do this.


Michael Sears
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22 Jun 14 08:57:42 pm
There really isn't anything I can add to what Michael has kindly shared above, he's ticked all the boxes.

Without knowing how much volume these competitors are buying in, I don't see how you can actually compare prices against suppliers. It almost seems that you are comparing a single phone price up against a seller that may be buying 50 or even more at a time. Of course buying in volume like that is going to get a better price than just purchasing a single unit, allowing them to then sell at a much cheaper rate.


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