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.
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.
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.
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.