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Old 11-15-2007, 10:29 AM
 
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I have purchased a few items from Ebay and have always been satisfied. I use a certain brand of skin care which is a great match for my skin but is a bit pricey. I have noticed that there are several listings on ebay for these products and at greatly reduced prices. The ads all say that the product is New in Box. I wonder how people can sell these items at such a discount. Are the products really genuine? I wonder so I usually order them at the regular website but then I ask myself if I am being dumb not to order them on ebay. So, my question is this ....who are the people selling these products, where do they get the products and are they genuine? I realize that most people are honest but I have heard some stories about scams on ebay.

Thanks in advance,
Joyce
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Old 11-15-2007, 11:39 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Lot of the sellers buy the items via wholesale so it cuts out all the middle men that goes into getting the item to a regular store.
A ebay seller doesnt have to pay for someone in office to process the order, pay for someone in the shipping warehouse, delivery, product display, clerk at a register.
Less overhead you have better prices you will be able to give.
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Old 11-15-2007, 01:13 PM
 
Location: New England
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I know with the hair products, a number of them are legit b&m vendors.. have access to the real mccoy via their b&m business, and any Ebay business reflects customers who would be totally unreachable in their local market. So if they can sell the product and make even $1 on it, that's $1 they would not have made otherwise.
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Old 11-15-2007, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Alot of HBA items are pulled from differant retailers shelves as they change out product and ends up as salvage, you can purchase pallets of it in bananna boxes from warehouses around the country for $200 or so or around $14-$20 a bananna box depending on where the stuff is comming from.
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Old 11-15-2007, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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You can always ask the seller for the expiration date too. I buy all sorts of stuff on ebay and have never had a problem. Just deal with reliable vendors.
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:54 PM
 
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Thanks to all who have posted. The next time I am in short supply, I will check out ebay and get it there. My wallet thanks you, too. Now, I can use the extra money to buy a bit ( tiny at that ) of gas!!!

Joyce
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Old 11-20-2007, 04:42 AM
 
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A guy at work buys pallets of stuff from Big Lots even before they get it off the truck! He is making a ton on money on ebay!
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Old 11-21-2007, 06:24 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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Really? I have never really found much of anything at Big Lots. Maybe the ones in other states have better merchandise.
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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I have purchased a few items from Ebay and have always been satisfied. I use a certain brand of skin care which is a great match for my skin but is a bit pricey. I have noticed that there are several listings on ebay for these products and at greatly reduced prices. The ads all say that the product is New in Box. I wonder how people can sell these items at such a discount. Are the products really genuine? I wonder so I usually order them at the regular website but then I ask myself if I am being dumb not to order them on ebay. So, my question is this ....who are the people selling these products, where do they get the products and are they genuine? I realize that most people are honest but I have heard some stories about scams on ebay.

Thanks in advance,
Joyce
I buy certain beauty items on ebay too. I usually get anywhere from 30% to 50% or more off retail.

There's plenty of scams on ebay. I won't buy from sellers whose ratings are below 99.2%. Sellers who dip too far below that level usually have too many problems. Even then, I might skip sellers with high ratings if there are too many negs and unhappy customers.

If you haven't used this already, go to Toolhaus.org. Negative feebacks are conveniently listed on on page.
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Old 12-07-2007, 05:55 AM
 
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Really? I have never really found much of anything at Big Lots. Maybe the ones in other states have better merchandise.
Our local Big Lots has exceptional deals, and a wide variety of merchandise. Their staff is excellent as well.
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