NICHE IDEA FOR SAN DIEGO RESIDENTS!!

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12 May 09 04:06:54 am
Unfortunately, I live on the east coast or I would be doing this now myself in some form.

I have been holding onto this idea for awhile now but I won't be living in San Diego anytime soon so I might as well give it up.

If you live in San Diego, here is an idea just for you.

Link hidden: Login to view is based right in San Diego. They have a will call window service.

What this means is this. You can basically list all of their items up on eBay without having to have any ownership of the product.

All you need is a business account with them which can usually be completed within 72 hours. Then simply list the items you want to sell of theirs on eBay.
When you sell something, simply order it as a will call order from their website and go pick it up the next day from their will call window.

If you have a new eBay account, I would suggest making sure you have enough funds on hand to cover the purchase and ship costs as Paypal will be holding some of your money.

As a business you won't have to pay taxes at the window when you pick.

Since many of the items are higher priced items, make sure your Paypal account is set up correctly and fully verified. You can search my posts on Paypal if you need help with account creation.

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18 May 09 09:49:37 pm
Good info!!!

However, there are couple down side though, prices for most of the products are almost retail price (mayby $5-10 less) + minimum order $100 or $10 surcharge for under $100. They only allow 48 hours return policy - so if you customer does not like the products when they received (about 3-5 days). It will be all YOURS. This won't be enough to cover shipping fees even if we ground shipping it to the customer. Good idea to personal use though. Save a few bucks :)

I work about 15 mins from their store location - probably will check it out.

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19 May 09 02:09:19 am
Good info!!!

However, there are couple down side though, prices for most of the products are almost retail price (mayby $5-10 less) + minimum order $100 or $10 surcharge for under $100. They only allow 48 hours return policy - so if you customer does not like the products when they received (about 3-5 days). It will be all YOURS. This won't be enough to cover shipping fees even if we ground shipping it to the customer. Good idea to personal use though. Save a few bucks :)

I work about 15 mins from their store location - probably will check it out.



I found the prices to work on eBay. I suggest looking at them again. I could find 20 items which would make a profit on eBay.

Whats great is you live so close. Check out the hard drives and the digicams to start. If I lived there I would have some fun.

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19 May 09 02:49:08 am
i saw those hard drives, if i lived close by i would be selling a lot of those, i sell ps3 hard drives, any 2.5 sata hard drive will work, people will pay good money to upgrade to 250gb or 500gb hd

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19 May 09 03:48:13 am
i saw those hard drives, if i lived close by i would be selling a lot of those, i sell ps3 hard drives, any 2.5 sata hard drive will work, people will pay good money to upgrade to 250gb or 500gb hd


Have you thought of buying a few from them and having them shipped to you?

You would have to outlay some coin though. You know, I just thought of something. Maybe you can talk to someone in their sales dept and see if they could source some PS3s for you.

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19 May 09 02:42:07 pm
well i thought about getting some hard drives, but at the price there the profit margin would cover my ebay fees and not much more. would be convient if i lived close by but if im going to invest some money, i need a higher profit margin. my profit margin for as is ps3's is about 80-100% b4 feebay and paypal take their chunk

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20 May 09 02:45:36 am
well i thought about getting some hard drives, but at the price there the profit margin would cover my ebay fees and not much more. would be convient if i lived close by but if im going to invest some money, i need a higher profit margin. my profit margin for as is ps3's is about 80-100% b4 feebay and paypal take their chunk



Understood.

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20 May 09 02:51:55 am
that is some really good info for people living in the area, if any 1 lives nearby there missing out by not using that source thanx for sharing

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20 May 09 02:23:11 pm
they really have limited selection on 2.5 SATE hard drive though. They have like 10 of them, mostly 120Gb HD.

Just a quick note on this website, its twin is at geeks.com!!!

I already submitted my reseller application and will try the hard drive see how it does on ebay :)

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21 May 09 03:19:13 am
they really have limited selection on 2.5 SATE hard drive though. They have like 10 of them, mostly 120Gb HD.

Just a quick note on this website, its twin is at geeks.com!!!

I already submitted my reseller application and will try the hard drive see how it does on ebay :)


Great! They are constantly getting new stuff in so keep an eye out.

Also, yes you are right they are the same co. But you have to open two different accounts, one with each website.

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25 May 09 07:22:34 pm
I got my approval as reseller yesterday and was testing out the process...I could not really find the option to pick up at window. They only have shipping via mail.

I'll probably call them on Tuesday to see if they offer any service like that.

Hope this one works out! :)

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1 Jun 09 04:27:32 pm
I got my approval as reseller yesterday and was testing out the process...I could not really find the option to pick up at window. They only have shipping via mail.

I'll probably call them on Tuesday to see if they offer any service like that.

Hope this one works out! :)


Let us know how it goes with the pick-up window.

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1 Jun 09 05:46:30 pm
It ordered couple refurbished ipod nano 8gb from them, they charged $109/unit - sell on ebay for $124 ($1 lower than lowest price on ebay). $7.70 insertion fee - $6.30 final fee - 3.45 paypal fee. PROFIT = (-$2.45) :(

I look at those SATA notebook hard drive as well - really hard to make a nice profit ($10/unit) on either evertek or geeks.

Any other alternative?

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1 Jun 09 08:46:55 pm
Ipods are the worst possible item to try and sell because they are one of if not the most competitive items to sell on eBay. You should be happy to have made anything.

With that said, I would try the refurb digicams and the refurb notebooks as well as some of the low end cpus like the AMD 2500.

The servers with dual xeon cpus could be good too.

Remember if you make 5$ clear on items, that is not a bad thing. But I see you making 10$ on the digicams and 20 to 30 on the notebooks.

I got an email from them today. They have the Blackberry Pearl 8100 unlocked refurb for 120 with a 90day warranty.

And a Toshiba and HP notebook for about 600 new open box.

The HP in the exact same condition is being offered for 715 on eBay. You could under cut that and make it 699.00 which would still net you after all fees
33.14.

You could consider going with a lower price like 669 with 29 shipping. EBayers won't balk at that shipping cost and you would be lower than your competition in the buyers mind.

Here is a link to a free eBay calculator so you can easily see what your profits will be. Link hidden: Login to view

I would consider, if it were me, going through Evertek and getting 50 items, and they are there, to put up on eBay. The only thing you will have to watch is the stock number on Evertek. When the stock gets to low pull your listing.

I could make about a thousand dollars per month just from Evertek if I lived in San Diego.

Make sure to design a nice professional listing.

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