USA suppliers of Video Games or Electronics?

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dsquare27
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5 Dec 08 03:03:02 am
so, I'm starting out,,, first thing i learned is importing to America holds a bunch of risks, so that is a no go. I want to keep all my business inside of USA.

I don't have much overhead but I don't mind starting slow. I kinda wanna start in some form of electronics. Games? i dunno.
I also realize that the revenue is low, but I'm willing to go through a slow and steady process that is more reliable.

What I need from you guys is some American suppliers that i can buy a couple items and sell them.
I can't seem to find a good enough deal that I can up the price and sell on ebay.

Thanks!
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wholesalelist101
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6 Dec 08 03:20:33 am
What are you interested in selling? Buying a few items and reselling them is not going to net much of a profit on eBay.

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6 Dec 08 03:55:34 am
Theres a few companies on salehoo you can buy from and sell on ebay all day long.Is nobody even looking at the companies listed.I found one company thats selling a product for xx amount and its being sold on ebay for 100.00 usd over the cost from this company listed on salehoo.

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6 Dec 08 04:05:58 am
Theres a few companies on salehoo you can buy from and sell on ebay all day long.Is nobody even looking at the companies listed.I found one company thats selling a product for xx amount and its being sold on ebay for 100.00 usd over the cost from this company listed on salehoo.


I'm sure a lot of members would be happy for you to point out that link for them!


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6 Dec 08 04:23:12 am
They can go through the companies just like i did.Besides what good would come from 500 people selling the same thing .I only found a few people selling this item on ebay.It was a item i was looking for.

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6 Dec 08 05:02:24 am
Sorry, I must have misunderstood. From another post I thought you were compiling a list of your best sites, or something like that.

Sounds like you may have gotten in on a bit of a niche, and one with a decent profit by the sounds of it.


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6 Dec 08 05:45:58 am
Im not making a list,to many free lists as it is.I was very surprised to find these few items at the price.YES 100.00 profit for one item.Ten dollars to 45.00 profit for a few other items.It pays to ask if they have other merchandise or can get it.The item with the most profit was just sitting there.Since i personally dont use ebay,because i hate ebay,i have a friend listing for me.

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6 Dec 08 05:55:09 am
Since i can find merchandise from salehoo listings to post on ebay, i dont see why anyone else cant.I hate ebay! as i said before i was listing real authentic belts and handbags and was taking off.Sure they said i could list,but not handbags.Thats what made me believe ebay is corrupt.But the profit for these few items is to good to pass up.Hardly anyone else is posting these items,ill make a run of it until others catch on to it.

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6 Dec 08 06:11:02 am
I posted this comment in another thread, but I believe people focusing on the most popular sellers on ebay is a mistake.

Sure, they might be big sellers, but they have big suppliers that only cause frustration when trying to compete.

I strongly believe in looking for small juicy markets, ones where there are buyers, but not many sellers, just as you have come across.

Niche markets are a lot easier to source products to supply, and the competition is minimum. Why on earth waste your time wanting to compete with a saturated market, makes no sense to me!


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6 Dec 08 06:53:47 am
What you have found are niche items. Most people wont share niche items. There are thousands out there but many don't find them because they only see the items that are high priced. Then blame us because they cant find a item to sell.

For most people bulk is the way to go period. But some do get lucky and find a nice item or two they can ride on for a while for nice profits. But if they stop looking and that niche dries up they are back to square one.


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8 Dec 08 11:44:08 pm
yea I'm having trouble finding stuff to sell on ebay. I want to sell apple ipods and game consoles. Also games but I can't find a decent seller on here that have prices that are good so I can make a profit. I'm new and just starting out. I just started yesterday because I seen a lot of people saying this place was great. But so far I've failed finding one. And the support people just keep sending me the same websites I've been too. I told them that too..but nothing, yet.

Still trying to find one and I know its going to take some time. Are there any tips for someone just starting out?? I'm trying to sell stuff of ebay and I don't have the money to buy bulk. I only have enough money to start out buying small amounts right now.

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9 Dec 08 12:53:27 am
Forget about trying to source the ipods and games machines first of, ebay is already set at wholesale and below in a lot of cases, and without buying in serious volume you will never find a supplier to compete with such a saturated market.

It's old advice, but still good advice in my opinion. Take a look at second hand items at places like yard sales, weekend markets, thrift shops and alike.

The items will cost you next to nothing in most cases, especially if you can talk a good deal, and if you buy right you can make a better margin than you would selling ipods.

It requires more leg work, but second hand does return good margin if you buy right.


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9 Dec 08 04:38:42 am
ic.. thanks...yea I just thought to myself earlier because I'm new to this I'm just thinking of selling game consoles and apple ipods because they seem popular but I realized that I shouldn't try selling just stuff like that but I should get into other items also such as clothing, electronics etc.. I would probably find good products for cheap and make good money off of them. I shouldn't think about one thing and just think about selling other stuff.

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9 Dec 08 04:45:06 am
I think generally consoles are okay, not turnover to profit wise but they are not that bad. I make around

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9 Dec 08 04:47:43 am
Electronics and high end items are a hard sell on ebay. You are competing against not only sellers like yourself you are competing against the wholesalers too as they are also selling the same stuff at wholesale prices.

Its not that the suppliers here are just too expensive its because ebays prices are exact to lower then the real wholesale price of these items. Now you can find niche items that you can get at wholesale that are selling higher then wholesale on ebay. Many of us have done this.


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9 Dec 08 06:40:47 am
Clothing is an excellent example.

I have a friend that goes around to local charity shops, and garage sales buying branded clothing.

Most charity shops here sell you a plastic shopping bag full for $5.00, and trust me, they get there values worth with the amount they shovel in to one bag.

These clothes are selling on ebay from $5.00 a piece, up to 25 and 30 dollars for sports type tops with reconized team logos on them.

They just bought 3 tea chests full of cloths from a garage sale for $50.00, and you can bet that will turn into muliple hundreds.


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10 Dec 08 12:33:31 am
what about dropshipping? I've seen people saying its good and people saying its bad.

What do you think?

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does anyone know if there good and legit?

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10 Dec 08 01:28:16 am
They're legit alright, but I'm one of the ones that say you are wasting your time with any drop shipping.

It seems that most of the pro drop shipping members come from Europe, so I'm not sure if they are getting better deals or not, or the selling prices are better, but along with all the other pitfalls that drop shipping has, you run a serious risk of actually losing money on sites like ebay with drop shipping!

Just my opinion of course, but I'm sure someone will wave the drop shipping flag : )


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10 Dec 08 04:07:00 am
Lots of companies dropship in the US.Real companies,all you need to do is ask them.They might add a few dollars on to the price,but many people on ebay do thos every day.www.xsdepot.com is one example.They have lots of items which you can make money on ebay with.

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10 Dec 08 10:54:17 pm
Many companies offer dropshipping however only a small minority can actually deliver the true service. Blank packaging, Quick Delivery, Good Prices etc which is why they are so sought after. I don't use any in the US as there prices are not that great and find that the country is so big the good ones are already being used by thousands which means the market becomes saturated.

The amount of places that use doba.com and places like that is just crazy. I think unless you know where to look for them it is a waste of time, maybe there is one website that is packed full of them which I know and they all offer great prices. Google, Salehoo, Lists etc won't find you anything...

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10 Dec 08 11:14:00 pm
Finding sourcing leads is the easiest thing in the world when dealing in wholesale.

Forget Google and wholesale lists, after all the lists are made up from businesses mostly sourced through search engine findings anyway, research you can do yourself!

Work out the product you want to sell, then call their head office and contact their sales and distribution department.

90% of the time they will be happy to explain their distribution structure and channels, and can put you in touch with a supplier based on the amount of units you want to purchase.

It's not rocket science, just a phone call, you get the right advice and you save yourself a lot of wasted time on the PC!


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10 Dec 08 11:24:06 pm
That is one way of doing it, can't say I have ever done that myself, not quite sure why thinking about it...

Just think outside the box a bit, I'm not going to give away how to find a supplier with minimum stress on a plate. It's just logic :) Fudjj's way would work just as well I would imagine. But lists and google are not going to find you anything apart from thousands of versions of salehoo's!

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18 Dec 08 07:30:34 pm
yea, thanks guys I'm starting to notice that also. Thanks for the feedback and great info, I'll give your advice a try.

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18 Dec 08 09:09:34 pm
Good luck with it John


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For video games please have a look at...
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All are based in the USA and have good ratings in the Salehoo directory.
Hope this helps :)


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