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Playstation 4/Xbox 1 - suppliers needed


ddgabrie71
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19 Nov 13 07:55:57 am
Does anyone know if there is someone out there that has any PlayStation 4's and XBOX 1 available at reasonable price.

Thank you!
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fm1234
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19 Nov 13 05:05:00 pm
You will almost never be able to source 'cutting edge' stuff wholesale - retailers have no overstock because of demand. There's no reason to push to liquidation and other channels, thus meaning the smaller wholesalers and dropship companies are unlikely to have any either.

In electronics, particularly in hardware, what you want to focus on is the "outgoing" product, the thing that is being replaced. There will be tons of them on the secondhand and liquidation/overstock markets, generally very cheap, and the opportunity to cash in those systems is great.

Xbox one isn't even supposed to drop until tomorrow . Who on earth would bother selling one for less than top dollar, when people are lined up around the corner to buy them at the shop? PS4 launched a week ago, and sold more than 1 million units at retail on day one -- why would anybody discount them to a secondary market?

It will be May-June of 2014 before any serious quantities of these systems are available via liquidation and small wholesalers, maybe some dropshippers, aside from those who come to market early with absurdly high prices.


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fm1234
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19 Nov 13 05:12:47 pm
Let me put it another way, because I feel kind of like I'm being condescending above: if you were approved as an official PS4 retailer via Sony's distributor network today, ie. if you had the asbolute best and hardest to get supply line direct to the Sony brand of products, it is all but certain that you would not be able to get even one PS4 on your shelves for sale before Christmas. These things are run months, sometimes years, ahead of release. Sony's pre-orders on the PS4 were in January of this year, right after the box was first announced. No retailer who put in an order after say March 1st, will be getting any PS4s before 2014. This is why it is not uncommon to see game consoles selling for vastly over retail around the holidays, because stores that are out are just going to be out, and the people who snapped them up can cash in (I did this myself when the Xbox 360, sold several for over $1,000 each that I had bought at retail. It was a good Christmas!)

It's just the nature of electronics, there's no point looking for wholesale sources on stuff that is either pending release, or just came out -- you're only going to get scammed.



Frank


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fm1234
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19 Nov 13 05:19:17 pm
Just in case the burning question is asked: A friend of mine had a friend who was the assistant manager at a Circuit City. He sold us two pallets of Xbox 360s, still in the shrink wrap, for retail plus $500 in his pocket. Deals like this are harder to put together now, precisely because of that kind of activity going on in the previous decade, but if you can put it together it works really nicely.


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