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Old 05-02-2012, 09:30 AM
 
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I work fulltime but my wife thought of this idea even though its not a new one. Buy in bulk and sell on ebay. She takes care of the kid as a fulltime mother
but has a lot of free time when the baby is sleeping. She thought this might be a good idea, so im willing to give it a shot since I wont have to do any of the work. Does this sound like a reasonable idea?

First of all has anyone ever dealth with liquidation.com?
Ive read some good and some bad reviews.

Secondly can you suggest an online wholesaler that does not require you to have a business license that sells in bulk, anything from electronics, clothes,
kitchen ware etc.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Wholesale - Wholesale Directory - Wholesale Suppliers, Wholesalers, Distributors, Wholesale Products

http://www.wholesalecentral.com/
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:39 AM
 
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Thanks for the link. I was looking through google but was wondering what people have actually used themselves. Have you used wholesalecentral personally?

I see its just a website that lists other wholesalers. I want to make sure they are reputable before spending money and finding out they charge 40 dollars fees for shipping a 3lb box. Ive done that before
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Westfield, NJ
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Many ebay sellers do well with this type of business. Just recommend that she look for someone willing to do drop shipment. That way you avoid having to deal with storage of merchandise and the whole PITA portion of getting things shipped. In terms of pricing, make sure to look up similar items on Ebay to see what they are selling for and if it is by Auction or Buy It Now. Finally, if she is not invested in what type of merchandise, use the Seller's help tools to see what is most in demand. Really get educated as to how people use photos and the descriptions (very, very important - especially as she develops her rep).

Another idea would be if she or anyone in your family does arts and crafts (professional - not your kids School art projects), those tend to sell. If not Ebay, there are other sites - check out Etsy.

Good luck!!!!
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Thanks for the link. I was looking through google but was wondering what people have actually used themselves. Have you used wholesalecentral personally?

I see its just a website that lists other wholesalers. I want to make sure they are reputable before spending money and finding out they charge 40 dollars fees for shipping a 3lb box. Ive done that before

I am a manufacturer and found distributors there. The link was sent to me months ago by an acquaintance who wholesales perfume, handbags and watches.

I am in the skin care business.

That should never happen if you do your due diligence and receive written pro-formas.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Westfield, NJ
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One other thought: I have been amazed how local thrift shops are not savvy on the internet. When I approached a couple about representing them on Ebay for stuff (especially when they want to move merchandise to make room for new ones), they were absolutely open. You negotiate a percentage of the sale that covers your Seller's costs and a profit margin. They would take care of the actual shipping and the related costs.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:20 AM
 
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Thanks both, +rep. I was thinking along the same lines sluki, i have already been talking to a local consignment shop, but actually having him sell some of my stuff.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
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One word of warning - NEVER PAY A FEE to purchase so called "wholesale" products from a business. Either they are a true wholesaler or they are a middle man "posing" as a wholesaler.

One good indication they aren't a wholesaler is they post their product prices on a web page. Most true wholesalers will require you to open an account (with no fee for doing so) in order to see their price lists. ALSO, most legitimate wholesalers will require you to have a reseller certificate on file which means you have to sign up for a sales tax ID.

I looked at E-Bay but decided it wasn't a good fit for me. Paying 10.5% on every sale was a turn off. Unless you are buying right it would be difficult to turn a profit.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:22 AM
 
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Went through the list. Anyone know a good place to get dvd movies or books in bulk at wholesale?
More interest in books than the dvds
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Chciago
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nobody is going to share this info with you as it will cut into their business. ebay is also very hard to break into, people who are already established selling are powersellers and top rated sellers they rank higher than you in searches and get discounts on ebay fees, paypal fees, and shipping fees. ebay charges anywhere between 10-13 percent depending upon your volume so keep in mind you need to make that as a margin before you even see a profit.
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