Products from China

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coachaft
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16 Jul 06 05:20:59 pm
Hi, I am new to all of this, and i'm really trying to get my ebay biz off the ground. I've looked at dhgate.com and chinavision, and some of the name brand products look great. However, when I do research for the products, I can not find anything that remotely resembles the same product i.e. model number. which kinda makes me think that its a replica
some examples i've looked at are tag watches, tiffany & Co rings, etc...
I do not want to start my business off selling fakes and passing them off as authentic even if by mistake

thanks in advance for any help in this matter

jon from US

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brandwholesaler
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16 Jul 06 06:25:25 pm
you should start your businesss of by selling little items that generate less profit and once you have acheived some feedback invest into more expensive products such as ipods and xbox 360s.

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coachaft
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16 Jul 06 07:23:01 pm
thanks, I am tyrying to sell less expensive items at the moment, but I still need help with the aunthenticity of the products from these wholesalers from China

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tab10us
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17 Jul 06 12:43:23 am
i'll be honest and say that most of the items on dhgate and such are replicas.

anonymous
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19 Jul 06 12:37:53 am
Not necessary true. It is authentic but not licensed, that why you get it cheap. depend on an item some are replicate, but some are authentic but not licensed. the material and craftmanship are the same the diffrence is the paperwork.

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tab10us
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19 Jul 06 01:19:03 am
if it's not liscensed by the company that it represents it's a replica

anonymous
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19 Jul 06 02:36:55 am
it's only fake if the material and the craftmanship is of low quality. if you have the same material and same exact craftmanship then it is authentic. Look at all the big company going to China for making their product because of cheap labor. if a manufacterer get the same source of material where the big company like Nike get them from and the machine to produce it, what so not authentic about it.

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tab10us
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19 Jul 06 02:54:52 am
if nike factorys are not producing it, then it's not authentic.

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dreamer148
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19 Jul 06 06:40:27 am
I say don't order stuff from China if youre just starting out. A lot of the products from China get seized at customs and you may never get your stuff. Try finding something in the US to start out, something stable and reliable. Once you can afford to take the risk of ordering overseas, then try it.

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tab10us
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19 Jul 06 03:14:32 pm
yeah i know.. i got 30 pair of nike shocks seized through customs. i can never get stuff shipped from china again or i'll go to prison.

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tomaingeroy
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24 Jul 06 08:17:53 am
Hey,
I recently imported some products from China, and they didn't get seized or anything like that.
I am certainly in favour of importing from China, because, let's be frank, they really do have the cheapest merchandise.
I would reccommend starting out on something small, like accessories. I truly believe that accessories is where the real money is to be made.

1. They are cheaper. Not just because of the low actual cost, but you can often afford to buy lots, and therefore reduce the price even further.
2.Accessories sell! Just go on Ebay and look, people almost cannot help themselves but buy accessories to their toys.

I am selling iPod accessories, and I am making 300, 400% mark up on my sales.
Albeit I am selling in New Zealand, using a simliar site to ebay called Trademe, which is a much more concentrated market, and with far less competition.

I would reccomend importing from China. Just ask the sellers (where DHgate is concerned), if the products are authentic. If they choose to lie, they don't get your money, and the most you will have to pay is the shipping costs back to China, sometimes not even that.

DHgate has a very good system for ensuring buyer safety, I have been very happy with it.

Hope this helps.

Cheers,
Tom

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songbird08
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25 Jul 06 08:52:00 pm
i wills ay to check the items, i got into the tiffany items and found out later that they wer not real but i was told in email by the supplier in china that they were, if you call tiffany they will tell you who they distribute there material through, not many comapnaies. so i left tiffany alone..... it is very risky and like you said you dont want to put your business name out there like that.

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mana2006
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13 Aug 06 07:12:00 pm
I agree that it is best to start small. In time you will meet others and make trade connections. Some of my best products come from friends of friends. It takes a bit to get going but once people get to know you it will open up new doors.

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thomasjm99
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13 Aug 06 08:45:39 pm
Hi, I am new to all of this, and i'm really trying to get my ebay biz off the ground. I've looked at dhgate.com and chinavision, and some of the name brand products look great. However, when I do research for the products, I can not find anything that remotely resembles the same product i.e. model number. which kinda makes me think that its a replica
some examples i've looked at are tag watches, tiffany & Co rings, etc...
I do not want to start my business off selling fakes and passing them off as authentic even if by mistake

thanks in advance for any help in this matter

jon from US


If you really want to know about authentic goods on DHGate, just ask the seller. Most of the sellers there that I have asked have been upfront in telling me they sell high quality replica merchandise. You dont reallt think you can get a TAG watch for under $100 do you? Just ask questions and be honest with people. More often that not, people will treat you the same. Do beware of people who seem shady or try to scam you, and watch the forums here to check up on sellers.

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