Doba

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5678gil
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4 Mar 07 10:00:51 pm
Here is what I have learned over the past few weeks.

1. Alot of ebayers user doba.
2. Alot of them also use the push it to market place feature.
3. Its better to write your own description for the item from doba.
4. Always lower the price some...add around 30-40% to the wholesale cost.
5. Always research
6. Run auctions along with store items, to drive traffic to your store.

This is just some things I noticed, Im new to ebay and might be wrong...so please dont bash me too bad. Just give some guidance and lead me from the wrong path back on to the right one.

Have a nice day.

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veropierre
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6 Mar 07 08:38:58 pm
Here are some comments:

1. Alot of ebayers user doba.
Yes and no, a lot use a mix of suppliers. But Doba is a good start
2. Alot of them also use the push it to market place feature.
True not always a good idea it seems working for some
3. Its better to write your own description for the item from doba.
Yes but don't write a novel
4. Always lower the price some...add around 30-40% to the wholesale cost.
Good luck with 30-40%, depending on items you are happy if you get 5%
5. Always research
True, know your competition... and your products
6. Run auctions along with store items, to drive traffic to your store.
True, but watch out for eBay fees...

Some blame Doba like crazy, we also use Doba and are quite happy. Be aware that some of their suppliers need 8 business days to ship... other sell their products over the retail price, at several drop inventory from 100 to 0 in minutes... but with experience all dropship companies have these problems.

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mrsolsen06
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19 Mar 07 07:33:16 pm
I was not impressed at all with Doba. Most of the items that I looked at were available for the same price if not less on ebay and amazon. Doba also requires a monthly service fee. I did quite a bit of research, and found that it seems almost impossible to make a profit using Doba, and prompty cancelled my trial membership. I do not believe that they are a true wholesaler. I even found items at the mall that were cheaper than the 'wholesale' prices on Doba. I realize that quite a few people use Doba for the convenience, but I truly do not think it is worth the money. :?

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wholesalelist101
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20 Mar 07 08:02:41 pm
I was not impressed at all with Doba. Most of the items that I looked at were available for the same price if not less on ebay and amazon.


You have to remember that Ebay will almost always be cheaper than any dropshipper out there on most of the items that everyone else is selling. You have to find a item that hardley anyone else is selling to be successful on Ebay.

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veropierre
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30 Mar 07 04:26:39 pm
You have to remember that Ebay will almost always be cheaper than any dropshipper out there on most of the items that everyone else is selling. You have to find a item that hardley anyone else is selling to be successful on Ebay.


Also remember that some are selling grey market products as well. Unbeatable price guaranteed :roll: but not really legal :wink:

Talking about Doba. We found one item we sold on eBay with 90% margin. In a week we sold 12 items, all doba's stock but 1. We made a nice $1800...
With Doba like with any wholesaler: YOU NEED TO DO YOUR HOMEWORK... 30% of our business comes from Doba, I can't blame them :)

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