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Team up to buy large amounts at wholesale


blake
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6 Jan 11 12:07:52 am
I know at one point alot of ppl were ganging up here and putting their money together together to buy huge lots is anyone still doing this I have money to invest but im not great with the logistics.


fudjj
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6 Jan 11 12:37:45 am
There was a couple of failed attempts many moons ago, since then there is always a bit a chatter about it, but never enough interest in getting anything like it off the ground.

Real shame really, no doubt about it in my opinion, if done correctly then it could provide a seriously good opportunity. Who knows, one day enough members might get behind a venture like it and something might get off the ground.


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irene_salehoo
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6 Jan 11 12:47:50 am
Yes, I do remember some posts from members looking for investment partners, but there wasn’t anything formed that we are aware of, or of those at least announced in the forum. Also, you need to exercise extreme caution in pursuing this kind of undertaking, and make sure you will be dealing with trustworthy individuals. Just my quick advice. :)


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blake
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6 Jan 11 02:16:41 am
thats to bad because of my many years of being a salehoo member and my many attemptsd to find a venture to get into i have yet to find one i would deem profitable.


irene_salehoo
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12 Jan 11 03:03:05 am
Hi again Blake,

If you're from Australia, the 'teaming up thread' has just recently been updated with inquiries
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Cheers!


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topbloke
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23 Feb 11 05:02:13 am
great idea in principal however lets say a consortium of buyers pool together to purchase a lot of PS3's or left handed screwdrivers etc. Those buyers then flood the market with these items and end up competing against each other driving the price down. Maybe I am barking up the wrong tree here but it seems like economics 101 to me.
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23 Feb 11 12:49:53 pm
That's a good point topbloke. My other concern would be the whole trust factor. Who's dividing the shares of goods, what happens with damaged items, etc, etc........


megadeals4u2010
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27 Jul 11 06:55:35 pm
Blake,
Hi what did you want to buy?

Thanks,

Geoff


planes
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28 Jul 11 09:43:25 pm
Not a good idea mates. Two is normally the most one wants to enter a partnership with. Each then only has one risk partner.

Each partner entered in adds more risk. So six partners would give each person 5 risk partners.

Either of you could be sued by 5 different people, robbed by 5 different people or shorted by five different people.

Let's say the delivery is stopped by customs. One of the parties didn't want that particular order because it was high risk. SO he sues the group.

One guy is late to the delivery pick-up and thinks the others cherry picked the lot.

One guy shows up early and steals some product.

I know this is negative but unless very tight agreements are made by signature and verification, one can get into a lot of trouble.


 

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