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daveball
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26 Aug 07 08:12:49 pm
Hi just saw your post and I signed up for world wide brands and ended up getting my money back from them , I thought they were very poor having little products that would dropship and also a limited suppliers list.
There seemed to be loads of suppliers for fancy goods and cheap jewlery , just thought I would share my feedback with you.
But in fairness to them once i asked ofr the refund I got in within 48 hours.


fudjj
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26 Aug 07 08:58:00 pm
We hear that a lot in here dave.

I myself have not bothered about world wide because I have made the contacts here that I needed, but most here are of the opinion that the product range on world wide is limited, and perhaps even targeted more at the craft market, but they do respond quickly with their refunds.

Hope you have more luck here at Salehoo!


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gulfy13
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27 Aug 07 01:03:01 am
I myself have a lifetime membership to worldwide brands. I originally joined back when they first started up and the fee was only about 29 or 39 dollars, cant remember it's been so long..

Fudjj is right about most of the stuff that you can buy being craft market stuff, and mostly off brand goods..

I don't really know why they raised the price of the site to 167 dollars as nothing has really changed other than they made the site harder to navigate..

There are much better good to purchase from dealers on this site and forum support is pretty much priceless...


fm1234
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28 Aug 07 05:22:48 am
Entrepreneur did a snapshot profile of WWB last month; would you believe they do more than $3 million a year in membership sales? Crikey!


Frank


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gulfy13
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28 Aug 07 07:18:09 pm
This is true. And the real reason behind it is not that it's a beneficial site, but because it's the only one that has an actual ebay endorcement..

Of course, they spread and advertise all the hype about being endorced and encouraged by ebay, but leave out the fact of the matter which is that the owners are upper echolon ebay employees...That's why they draw in so many people. Prospects look and read all the ebay physco babble and think that since ebay itself is saying that they recommend it, then they really need to buy it...


livelybizz
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1 Sep 07 02:32:46 pm
OK now I am so confused--I can't seem to find any source that will sell me product that can or seems will make money on ebay and I was looking a world wide in hopes that they actually did --I have tried a few dropshipping products but didn't even get any hits--never mind watchers or bids. I am so frustrated!!--this is the second comment I have left at the forum and I can't even find my last post or if anyone responded. :? :? :?


artpants
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1 Sep 07 11:05:08 pm
^welcome to the club...the truth of the matter is, that it has all been done. the marketplace is saturated with every product, including niche products. There is no way to make money on the web anymore. There is no hope. :(

..unless you diversify...then maybe there is hope...but that involves a lot of work and expense...


fm1234
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2 Sep 07 09:09:27 am
Actually, there is plenty of opportunity in every niche. eBay is just a very tough market, and as gets posted here at least once a day (it seems) prices on eBay are generally below wholesale. You are not going to find much in the way of dropshippers and distributors who can offer you prices that will compete with eBay and offer you any profit worth having.

The opportunities are boundless; it's the approach that is limited. People buy into these dropshippers and similar outfits with expectations built on sales copy, rather than market research. Then when reality sets in -- sour grapes about the market.

You just need a different approach.

->Pallet and truck quantity orders from Liquidation, TDW and other reputable places

->Buy from within your local market and sell on eBay ... many many people do that, buy at stores having liquidations or going out of business then resell on eBay

->Buy on eBay and resell to your local market. Even in this day and age many people prefer to handle something and see it in person rather than take a chance on having to hassle with mailed returns.

->Buy on eBay and sell on eBay. Lots of wholesalers on eBay (lots of crap wholesalers too, so be careful!)

->Go with eBay's affiliate program rather than trying to compete head-to-head. For that matter go affiliate on everything rather than direct sales; it's a lot cheaper up front and can be very rewarding.

->Add value and bundle; combine different products + a tutorial or something like that (would vary widely since 'product' can be almost anything) and compete on innovation rather than price

->Compete on service/warranty/etc. rather than price

->Deal in secondhand, especially books, luxury clothes/accessories and tech that you can refurbish. Many newbies weirdly turn up their noses at secondhand when it's a goldmine. Used books alone ... what a market.

etc. etc. etc.

Opportunity is abundant!


Frank


"Failure is not when you fall down. Failure is when you don't get back up."

--J.J. Luna

livelybizz
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2 Sep 07 04:05:33 pm
Thank you thank you thank you!!! I have been told some of these things before but then get tunnel vision. I really needed a kick in my attitude.

Cindy


 

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