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danielh
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7 Aug 12 10:02:46 pm
Hi,

I am trying to buy laptops at wholesale prices. I currently have a budget of around $1000. However, I cannot seem to find any supplier that gives me margins of over $50 if I were to sell it on ebay or amazon. Is there any supplier that can provide cheap enough prices for me to profit from?


irene_salehoo
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8 Aug 12 06:53:42 am
Hi DanielH,

Welcome to SaleHoo! Our recommendation is to try contacting the suppliers first to negotiate on pricing. Most of the times, the best prices are never listed on the wholesalers’ website. Most suppliers will also often tailor their prices to your order. There are also suppliers will also negotiate better prices with sellers that they have a good relationship with.

These suppliers offer laptops (various brands) -
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Let us know how you get on and if you need further help.


Irene

danielh
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8 Aug 12 10:56:54 am
Hi Irene,

I took a look at your list. However, they do not seem to work out.
laptopplaza - $3,000 minimum order & margins are barely $100
sunvalleytek - Accessories are sold for dollars each on both amazon & ebay
sabcal & cedarpc - The laptops are more than a couple years old & barely worth anything

Daniel


jkent
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15 Aug 12 04:06:16 am
I have a question. Do you want only the branded laptops or will you sell OEM products?
OEM products have a larger profit margin.
The name brand only allow for a $50 margin and that is much for a computer.


danielh
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17 Oct 12 10:37:50 am
Hello,

It has been over two months since i registered to salehoo and yet I have been unable to find a single supplier. I would appreciate any help I can get.

Daniel


irene_salehoo
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18 Oct 12 03:38:08 am
Hi Daniel,

A lot of people are under the impression that electronics is a highly profitable market. Unfortunately, this simply isn't true. Electronics is actually one of the most competitive markets online. The electronics industry has always run on very low margins from wholesalers to end users and marketplaces like eBay have only tightened the margins even further.

Most electronics sell at the wholesale price or below wholesale on eBay. That's how intense the competition is. Most of the sellers at eBay are wholesale suppliers themselves, or have sourced them from liquidation.
How do these sellers make money? Well plenty of them don't. If you checked back on some of these sellers in a couple of months time, you may well find that they are out of business. As for the others, they use some very canny sourcing and marketing tricks, which we've listed below.

The point is, the number of sellers present in the electronics market is deceiving. It's much more difficult to make money in this market than it appears.

If you do wish to stick with the electronics industry, then here is what we suggest:

* Use liquidation suppliers to get bulk lots at prices well below wholesale.
* OR: Purchase from wholesalers in very large quantities (and when we say very large, we mean a spend of $200,000 or more) - this is how the big eBay powersellers do it.
* Increase your feedback and get powerseller status BEFORE entering the electronics market. This will give you more visibility in the search.
* Sell via your own website or your eBay store if possible, as buyers generally pay more from these

Hope this helps.


Irene

 

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