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Where do eBay merchants find wholesalers and drop shippers that stock items that people actually want to buy? Items such as: iPads, iPhones, Samsung products, PS4/XBOX and other gaming consoles. There are plenty of resellers on ebay and other market places that sell such items, so I am wanting to know where these merchants find wholesalers that sell these products?

I'm very sorry if this offends anyone here at SaleHoo, but from all of the wholesalers that I have checked out so far that are listed on this site, they all just appear to sell cheap tat! Items that I, and I think anyone else have never heard of. For most of these items, you can't even reference them and find any kind of information such as product reviews just to see if the item/items I may potentially sell are actually any good. Where do resellers find big brand electronic wholesalers? Paying 60 dollars for a directory, I thought I may have been able to find the answer to this question, but it appears I was wrong.

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5 Aug 14 09:35:19 pm
I agree!!!

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5 Aug 14 10:35:48 pm
If it's apple products you are both interested in, you can apply to join their distribution channel here Link hidden: Login to view ... angCode=EN

If it's something else, let us know which one and we will get you the details.


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Hello Everyone,

Supplier searches from SaleHoo will depend on the specifications you enter when you filter information out.
We cater to the needs of everyone, which is why you would feel that the products that our suppliers are presenting may be of no market value. Some members actually want these type of generic products. Again, it's all a matter of choice.

Yes, we can go ahead and provide you searches for the brands you would like to look into. On and/or off SaleHoo.

You see, SaleHoo's membership just begins from the directory. We have a lot of resources you may want to explore. Just like this forum :)

Hope this clarifies. We will be waiting for your email on those products you want. :)

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10 Aug 14 09:14:35 pm
Hi! Thanks for the reply! I agree that some people will want to sell such "generic" items and if that works for them, then good for them. I want minimum risk, so that is the reason why I would only want to deal with well established companies which provide products that are well known and are more lightly to sell. I would like to work with such companies like: Apple, Samsung, Sony, Microsoft, Nokia and Nintendo. I am aware that not all resellers deal directly with companies such as Apple and Samsung as there are also plenty of middle-men out there.

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Hi David, companies such as Apple have their own distribution channel for supply, so you have to join their network to become an authorised reseller. So it's best talking to the companies themselves for these types of arrangements, but be aware they are not easy to get accepted and not easy to maintain the minimum monthly spend required to remain part of the network once authorised.


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fudjj wrote:Hi David, companies such as Apple have their own distribution channel for supply, so you have to join their network to become an authorised reseller. So it's best talking to the companies themselves for these types of arrangements, but be aware they are not easy to get accepted and not easy to maintain the minimum monthly spend required to remain part of the network once authorised.


Would you know where eBay resellers get their stock? There must be some type of Middleman? I'm talking about eBay resellers who post pics of stock like this: Image

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If an eBay reseller posted that particular picture, then he's simply lying -- as noted at the site where that picture was posted, it was taken at the Apple distributor at KLCC in Kuala Lumpur.

There are various ways to get stock of items like that, including just buying them outright close to retail and selling them as a loss leader. No magic wholesale secret required; you sell the super hot item at a decent price as a means to acquire customers to whom you then upsell other items. It can require significant outlay to do something like that, but over the course of the exercise you've built a customer list of proven buyers who've had a positive experience with you, which is an invaluable marketing tool; and if you balance funds and stock correctly, you can do so with minimal net outlay once the stock has been sold and rotated.

One of my closest friends who sells on eBay has been doing this for years. His secret mega wholesale source is the Best Buy down the road from where he lives, where he just takes advantage of all sales, closeouts and coupons that he can to always have top brand stuff at a competitive price.


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fm1234 wrote:If an eBay reseller posted that particular picture, then he's simply lying -- as noted at the site where that picture was posted, it was taken at the Apple distributor at KLCC in Kuala Lumpur.

There are various ways to get stock of items like that, including just buying them outright close to retail and selling them as a loss leader. No magic wholesale secret required; you sell the super hot item at a decent price as a means to acquire customers to whom you then upsell other items. It can require significant outlay to do something like that, but over the course of the exercise you've built a customer list of proven buyers who've had a positive experience with you, which is an invaluable marketing tool; and if you balance funds and stock correctly, you can do so with minimal net outlay once the stock has been sold and rotated.

One of my closest friends who sells on eBay has been doing this for years. His secret mega wholesale source is the Best Buy down the road from where he lives, where he just takes advantage of all sales, closeouts and coupons that he can to always have top brand stuff at a competitive price.


Frank


Thanks a lot for the reply! Its nice to see someone who gets a bit more involved on the forums here. I perfectly understand the marketing technique you speak of, and I agree its a very good way of generating upsells. However, I'm still not entirely convinced that every Apple reseller on eBay is employing this strategy as a means of making money. As for the picture, I just searched for an ipad stock photo on Google image search, I couldn't be bothered to trawl through thousands of eBay ipad listings until I found a stock picture like that, but there are many sellers who post them type of inventory pictures. I guess I'll give up on the whole "big brand" reseller route even though I am 100% certain that small time resellers are making money with brand name goods and brand name goods alone. Again, many thanks for the reply! :)

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19 Aug 14 08:36:21 pm
I'm sure Frank appreciates your appreciation of his level of involvement on the forum. However, just because you don't like the response from others (such as Rachel and myself) who also tried to assist you, doesn't mean that we aren't also involved in the forums here and I take acception to the inference that we aren't.

Your question was responded to in full, it's your choice as to whether you want to accept the information provided or not and you quite clearly do not. My suggestion would be that you contact Apple directly since you don't trust our information and ask them personally, exactly as I have done in the past to ensure the advice I provide to members is completely accurate.


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fudjj wrote:I'm sure Frank appreciates your appreciation of his level of involvement on the forum. However, just because you don't like the response from others (such as Rachel and myself) who also tried to assist you, doesn't mean that we aren't also involved in the forums here and I take acception to the inference that we aren't.

Your question was responded to in full, it's your choice as to whether you want to accept the information provided or not and you quite clearly do not. My suggestion would be that you contact Apple directly since you don't trust our information and ask them personally, exactly as I have done in the past to ensure the advice I provide to members is completely accurate.


I appreciate all information that is passed on to me here including YOURS! When have I said that I "don't like a response" that was given to me? I went to the Apple distribution page and unfortunately they were not taking any new applicants, so I decided to ask another question about eBay resellers as I just assumed that not all of them would be direct Apple distributers, where is the harm in that? Asking more than one question does not mean that I have dismissed your last one. As for the getting "involved" thing. As I see it, Frank is a normal member of SaleHoo, not a member of staff like you. I want more general members to be a part of the forums here, you know, more of a community.

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20 Aug 14 08:53:29 pm
You are of course welcome to ask as many questions as you like, but when you say, and I quote

" I guess I'll give up on the whole "big brand" reseller route even though I am 100% certain that small time resellers are making money with brand name goods and brand name goods alone"

That indicates to me that you don't believe the information that has been provided to be accurate, if you did, then it would be hard to be 100% certain of the opposite to the advice given. Perhaps I am mistaken in my assumption of exactly what that quote means. I've seen plenty over the years who refuse to accept the reality of the advice we've given and then get scammed when they find someone promising them exactly what they've been looking for.


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fully-mint wrote:Where do eBay merchants find wholesalers and drop shippers that stock items that people actually want to buy? Items such as: iPads, iPhones, Samsung products, PS4/XBOX and other gaming consoles. There are plenty of resellers on ebay and other market places that sell such items, so I am wanting to know where these merchants find wholesalers that sell these products?

I'm very sorry if this offends anyone here at SaleHoo, but from all of the wholesalers that I have checked out so far that are listed on this site, they all just appear to sell cheap tat! Items that I, and I think anyone else have never heard of. For most of these items, you can't even reference them and find any kind of information such as product reviews just to see if the item/items I may potentially sell are actually any good. Where do resellers find big brand electronic wholesalers? Paying 60 dollars for a directory, I thought I may have been able to find the answer to this question, but it appears I was wrong.


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