Liquidation.com - Feedback Please!

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jnls4
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27 Jul 10 02:53:25 am
Has anyone bought through Liquidation.com? I am wanting to sell designer clothes and the only way I will probably be able to do that is to buy liquidated items. There is no way I can handle minimums of 500 pieces at $7 each since I am just starting out. It looks like I could handle some of the bids on Liquidation.com but I wanted to make sure the merchandise is authentic. It is claimed that the items are closeouts or shelf pulls from stores. Is there anyway to know this for sure?

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28 Jul 10 12:35:58 am
Hi jnls4,

From what I have read through the forum, liquidation.com is a good source but you will have to do extra research - background research that is, of the various sellers that sell there. You must be careful and cautious since you are bound to find a mix of good and bad suppliers in there.

We a number of members who buy some of their merchandise there. In fact you might find a few posts about what they think of liquidation.com in the forum. Here are few posts that may have useful info/details:

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Hope this helps. All the best! :)


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jnls4
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28 Jul 10 01:20:19 am
I read some of the links you sent me which leads me to another question. One of the comments said to try to go straight to the liquidator instead of a liquidation auction website. How do you do that? I chose liquidators, did a product search, and got back websites that I have already checked out that do not have liquidation prices. For example, eFashion Wholesale sells a lot of the merchandise I am interested in selling and while they do sell it less than retail, their prices are what they are being sold for on eBay. How is that liquidation? So, how do I find true liquidators to get the merchandise that I would like to sell?

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28 Jul 10 05:51:34 am
Liqudated suppliers work like a Wholesale supplier, the bigger the load you buy, the cheaper the price you pay per unit. You will find quite a few eBayers that purchase stock by the truckload, and that gives them the most competitive prices for a marketplace like eBay.

If you're only interested in small loads, the Liquidation.com isn't a bad place. Many on there do in fact buy large loads then break them down into smaller lots at an inflated price for resellers.

You need to research the seller you are interested in bidding on, not so much Liquidation.com themselves, however you have to watch their shipping fees, that can catch you sleeping if you're not careful.


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richelle_salehoo
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28 Jul 10 06:15:11 am
Also jnls4 you should not entirely make the prices you see on eBay as your basis, please note that eBay is as much a wholesale site as it is retail. We have numerous wholesale suppliers who sell directly to the public on eBay.

Oftentimes, its also better if you contact the liquidator/supplier directly as prices can be negotiated at times.

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Hope this helps. :)


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jnls4
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28 Jul 10 05:58:44 pm
I am attempting to find liquidators of designer t-shirts like Affliction, Ed Hardy, Christian Audigier, etc. and haven't had much luck. The only place that I have seen these at prices that I can afford and make a profit are on Liquidation.com. I would much rather just make a purchase than have to go through the auction process. Other websites I've seen sell them for the prices that are offered on Ebay. Way below retail but not low enough to be able to make a profit. There's no way I can compete. I guess I need to find something else to sell.

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28 Jul 10 11:20:53 pm
Those sorts of brand names to come up through liquidations from time to time, but the thing with liquidated products is they are there for a reason. There are numerous reasons, including damaged, customer return and so on, but the big one is slow moving stock being cleared.

When you are talking about big brand names, you are talking about popular brand names, and that type of stock usually walks of a shelf and never see's the inside of a surplus supplier's warehouse because of that.

When you do see them on eBay at crazy prices, you could well be looking at anything form a fake, to a wholesaler selling direct or even a seller buying in super large loads direct from a liquidator.

eBay is seriously big business for a lot of sellers now, and that brings seriously big competition that drives prices to rock bottom.


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