I want to buy ipods

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nando
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25 Feb 07 11:46:57 pm
Hello guys,

Is someone here selling ipods? 30GB, 60GB and 80GB
I need someone that can supply me 25 to 50 ipods a week.
New or used.
I am paying right now:
$190 for 30GB Used with 5month warranty
$220 for 60GB Used with 5 month warranty
$280 for 80GB used with 5 month warranty
The shipping costs are included.

If you can sell those for $5 or $10 less, than we have a deal.
PM if you can do that. I pay with paypal or CC
Thanks

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mabullas
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26 Feb 07 01:06:32 pm
I've just found a supplier with ipod prices that look really good (maybe too good??? - not sure at this stage) via an international traders lead board, and it's located in Indonesia. They have genuine brand new Apple ipods (not fakes) direct from Apple, and offer a 30 day returns policy, provided that they're returned in saleable condition.

They have low minimums (10) and their pricing is lower than what you're currently paying. A 4gb Nano currently sells for US$90 in minimum orders of 10. 30gb new is US$130.

However, I am hesitating to order anything (partly because even 10 is steep for me at the very beginning of my selling career - need to sell a few things to get that sort of money first, or get an advance on my credit card). But also partly because they only offer secure forms of payment within Indonesia - international customers have to use non-secure forms of payment (and that's a lot of moola to take the chance of maybe being scammed). I'd be a bit happier if they had something on their web site about providing single samples to check their merchandise and service. Maybe I'll email and ask if this is possible.

Has anybody else dealt with Indomarco-Tech before? (That's the name of the company.)

I have the company details from the website (including business registration details), but as a newbie, I simply have no idea how to check out the company first to make sure it's on the level. They claim to cater to small businesses, but reading posts in the members' forum here has really turned me off trusting any wholesale supplier at the moment without some way of knowing what their business track record is like.

I'm happy to supply details for anyone that wants this lead (you can email me at Link hidden: Login to view); however, I must reiterate that I have not checked them out, so this isn't a personal recommendation as yet. That wire transfer stuff makes me nervous.

Can anyone tell me how I would check out this company a bit before buying, because if it were on the level, I wouldn't mind ordering from them a little way down the track when I have a bit more capital.

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jimmy_huber
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26 Feb 07 03:16:32 pm
If thier located in indonesia then they are selling replicas.


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mabullas
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27 Feb 07 12:49:03 am
Thanks for letting me know, Jimmy. It looked good but you never know with these places, so I really appreciate having this forum to find out these things.

I've watched a TV show called 'Border Security' over here, and have seen what happens to imitations imported to sell. They get seized by customs (who take a dim view of fakes) and you never see the money you pay or the products, either. You may or may not also end up in trouble with the law, also.

Are there any countries that I should definitely stay away from when trying to buy ipods? I tend to stay away from China because I've yet to find a real Apple ipod, but I don't know about the others....

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mabullas
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27 Feb 07 01:19:18 pm
In the meantime, I have received a reply to the standard questions I asked of this company before reading your post, Jimmy(eg the possibility of a product sample to check it out etc, why secure payment for local business and not international etc).

I didn't get any answer to the last question (which still makes me uneasy, as how do I prove payment?), but I do have a copy of their original business registration details, etc, which they sent to me). So I can at least check with Apple whether they are a certified reseller before going ahead with ordering anything. If they are not, then maybe I can email and ask further questions. If they are saying that they aren't selling a replica (they say that they are selling the genuine article) then they should be able to prove that to me. (I think!!!) I'm not sure how I go about it if they are getting them from a 3rd party who are certified resellers - but my natural inclination is to think that at this price, either they are certified resellers themselves or selling fakes as you have mentioned. I gather that they sell a lot of them to the US market.

They agreed to a 5 unit initial sample to check out the merchandise. Still not sure, especially since your post about Indonesian wholesalers, but at least I have a little bit of info to do some digging first. If everything did check out, hypothetically I could order the cheapest type of ipod (say, a Shuffle) as that would leave me with the least amount of financial loss. Maybe a phone call to Australian customs could even help me at this stage to ask a few hypothetical questions about importing this item.....

Still a newbie, obviously! I don't want to jump in and just order just in case they're selling fakes as suggested, but also don't want to discount the vague possibility that they might be on the level. I want to investigate first, but I'm still learning how (and I haven't even sold my first item yet). If I'm lucky enough to talk to someone at Apple, even if one of their sales staff were nice enough to compare the prices on offer here with what is being sold to resellers, that might tell me all I need to know.

What do you think? Investigate and then maybe flee? Or just flee?

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kage-010
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17 Jul 07 01:58:55 pm
Hi,

I am a newbie too, I'm interested to know was there an answer to this fiasco? Are these guys likely to send you real ipods as samples, and then just give you crappy replicas after that?

mabullas did you end up having any more contact with this company?

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kikirachel
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7 Aug 07 03:43:32 am
Hi,

I saw your post and thought that was really cheap so I googled the company and the first this that came up was a link that had a list of websites that are scams and it was on there. Here's the link I don't know if it is really a scam but I can't really make an investment like that yet either so I wouldn't risk it but heres the link

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tripleg
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7 Aug 07 03:26:50 pm
Not to be negative but iPods wont get you anywhere unless you have a legit supplier and buying in 100's there is a lot of competators that you loose money you acctually loose I would move your research on niche products or anything else really nothing electronic as is a very flooded field

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