Water proof Bathroom TV - Dropshipper needed

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sweet78
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22 Oct 10 05:49:56 am
Hi Salehoo team,

I am looking for the following dropshippers

1. Waterproof Bathroom LCD TV

2. Google Android Epad/A pad

3. Black berry Torch 9800 cell phone

I saw few OEM factory products for 1st and 2nd item on Dhgate and Alibaba website. Are they as good as original ones? There are 10000 of suppliers...can you help me ig getting few reliable ones. I am confused and not going anywhere because Even If I contact them I am little concerned if they are reliable or not....afraid if the items will be shipped after payment to my buyers or not. Need help in getting few list of reliable trustworthy sellers on DHgate,Alibaba or any other trade sites.

I there is a link or information on how to know the sellers if we can deal with are reliable or not would be great.

I listed the products I need in one post to avoid duplication of posts. Hope thats ok.

Thanks
sweet78

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richelle_salehoo
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24 Oct 10 10:59:24 pm
Hi sweet78,

Alibaba.com and DHGate.com are directories that are made up of a great mix of suppliers, some are reliable and others are not! But because their directory has quite a number of suppliers its hard to keep track which one's to avoid and which ones are safe to deal with. You'll need to do a lot of research before committing yourself to a supplier.

Just be sure to avoid brand name items - these for sure are not authentic. Both sites are China based and therefore not the best source to consider for brand name items.

Here are a couple of links that might help:

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Hope this helps :)


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erika-garnica
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24 Oct 10 11:03:01 pm
Hi sweet,

First, keep in mind that it can sometimes be difficult finding decent suppliers for computers, electronics and cell phones (as well as cameras and video game systems). If you're just starting out selling online, I would stay away from these products.

Not only is it difficult to find good suppliers with decent prices for these products, but you'll face heavy competition among huge numbers of other people who are selling the same products at such low prices that you'd never be able to compete with them on pricing if you're dropshipping.

There are too many sellers who are already buying these products in huge lots of thousands at a time, so they can then resell the products for a fraction of the price you would pay for dropshipping the item.

Additionally, I strongly discourage you from using any suppliers you find on DHGate or Alibaba, as the vast majority of suppliers listed on these 2 websites are Chinese, and a large percentage of them sell counterfeit items. I just wouldn't risk it, particularly for high-tech items like these.

As a side note, I'm not sure why you're interested specifically in looking for suppliers at trade sites, but I wouldn't recommend it. Trade sites in general are breeding grounds for widespread fraud -- there's too little monitoring and regulation on most trade sites.

Next, even if a supplier on one of these websites says the products are OEM, it doesn't mean they really are. They probably aren't. So to answer your specific question, NO, these are not as good as the original items, and in fact are most likely illegal counterfeits. You would be breaking the law as well if you were to resell these items online.

Which brings me to one way you can tell whether or not a supplier is legitimate...if they're located in the U.S., most likely they're legitimate and sell legitimate products. As far as wondering whether or not they will actually ship the items to the buyers, you can usually be pretty safe if they have good reviews written about them by other people, such as the reviews you find regarding most of the suppliers listed here on Salehoo.

Additionally, if you pay the supplier using PayPal or a PayPal debit or credit card, PayPal will protect you/your buyer if the supplier doesn't send the item, and you'll receive your money back.

You didn't indicate whether or not you looked in the Salehoo directory for any of these products yet, but if not, that would be one of the best places to start.

I took the liberty of searching for these products in the Salehoo directory, and here's what I found:

1. Waterproof TV - I found one supplier listed on Salehoo for this type of item, www.inesun.com, and they ARE Chinese, but the fact that they're listed in the Salehoo directory means at least that Salehoo has investigated them to a certain extent to establish their legitimacy. Still, no one has yet posted a review about them on Salehoo, so I'm not sure if I would personally jump right into doing business with them.

One thing you can try that may help, however, is to order just one product from them to test its quality and legitimacy. When you receive it, take it to a retail store or repair outlet that specializes in that brand or type of product, and have them inspect it for legitimacy.

2. Google Android apad (the correct term is "apad", by the way) - I didn't find any suppliers listed in the Salehoo directory for either "android" or "apad", but if you email Salehoo customer support, they'll be happy to look for a supplier for you that carries this product.

3. Blackberry Torch 9800 cell phone - I didn't bring up any supplier results on Salehoo for "blackberry torch 9800" or even "blackberry torch", but just searching the word "blackberry" yielded several different suppliers, most of whom have had reviews posted, and a couple of them with excellent reviews:

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Good luck to you!


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irene_salehoo
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25 Oct 10 10:15:59 am
Hi sweet78,

This supplier has the Blackberry Torch 9800 -

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This company specializes in high end cell phones and consumer electronics. They can supply in wholesale (100+ units) and they can drop ship single items as well.

Hope this helps. :)


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25 Oct 10 09:11:16 pm
I recently corresponded with Onlinecellshop.com otherwise known as oGroup LLC and I think you might find the information I got from them helpful -

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Hope this helps :)


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