DHGate - help

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whoknewit
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7 Jun 06 05:45:53 am
Hi everyone, I am new, within the hour...hehe....I want to get started right away. The site dhgate.com looks like a great one...but I am having problems, it says to log on, does this mean that I have to sign up for something else in order to order from them? If so, how much does that cost? Also, the 'ipods' that they sell for $145 USD, are they authentic? On the other ones it says OEM....what does that mean? I may sound really stupid here, but I am just ignorant on the subject. Any help would be great!!!

Thank you so much,
whoknewit

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jadzia1182
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7 Jun 06 06:17:20 am
From what I understand (I haven't used DHgate myself yet...) but, you have to sign up for free. Basically create an account with your email address, name, etc.

You have to be careful. DHgate is a gateway for various suppliers. Watch which ones you are choosing. Check their feedback.

Also, not to sound rude or anything, but why are you trying to sell something that you don't understand? If you don't know ipods, then why start with them? Why not choose something you know more about? Besides, from what I'm understanding, unless you plan to sell them offline, there isn't much room for profit on ipods on ebay.

Pick something you know better and that can offer a better profit margin to start. Anything from clothes, to shoes, to jewelry, toys, appliances, etc. Anything you'd consider buying from ebay... that's what to sell.

Good luck :)

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centercorp
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7 Jun 06 07:18:42 pm
Two words, Welcome! And, research. Research is your friend. Research everything you can think of, from the product you want, to the validity and legitimacy of the companies you want to deal with. Another peice of advice, think outside of the box friend, not to say Ipods are bad in any way, its just that the easiest way to make money with them has been saturated by the market already, so if you want to do them, remember to approach it in a different way.

The art of war says, If they are big and you are small, they are slow and your mobile. Find another way to attack the problem to get a solution. Ebay is one of many sites. If you have a greensheet I bet advertising there would be wonderful.

Two last final tid bits. Ask Ask Ask. Ask quesitons till your brain pops. It could mean the difference between great profit and great loss. Finally, for Ipods, you want to ask if they are new in box from apple, with the apple one year warranty. OEM is a way of them saying its not 100% legit. Go for USA warranty, not international warranty, and it must be the Apple one year. **edit Also make sure the serials match from box and product!! I remember on dhgate one of them saying the serials on the box and the product were different.

-Benjamin

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whoknewit
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8 Jun 06 04:12:30 am
Thanks to everyone that has helped so far!!! But...I have another question....haha....about Dhgate...they do not list shipping...does anyone have any idea how much they charge for shipping to the United States? If not, do you know if they add in shipping to your total before you check out so you can see what your total is before you actually purchase it? Again, and help would be great! Thank you!!!

-whoknewit

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centercorp
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8 Jun 06 04:15:27 am
You can click on the shipping calculator for a rough estimate.


-Benjamin

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whoknewit
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8 Jun 06 07:52:15 pm
Thanks again! I saw the whole serial number thing. What does that mean when they say that the serial number on the back does not match the internal serial number?

Thanks,
whoknewit

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centercorp
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8 Jun 06 08:03:35 pm
No one knows, They have been trying to ask the quesiton but the supplier wont answer them. Could be stolen or something. DHgate is like ebay except for china and there are no bids. You can click on the number next to their name (located top right area of page) to see what kind of feedback has been left for them. You can also see the questions people leave for them, if they are unanswered try to ask them yourself. If you still dont get an answer, that should tell you something about the supplier.


-Benjamin

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