| 6:40 pm on Oct 20, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Unwanted gifts for example -- statistically 0.27% of population have birthdays every day.
| 6:49 pm on Oct 20, 2004 (gmt 0)|
I'vw always thought that they just don't make much money. On smaller items anyway. Once you get into items that will sell for a few hundred pounds it becomes more worthwhile.
Either that or they buy thousands at a time.
| 6:53 pm on Oct 20, 2004 (gmt 0)|
The feds just broke a huge ring here in the Dallas area recently where people were stealing new stuff and then selling it on Ebay.
In one instance, they would see something in a store, try to sell it on Ebay, and if it brought enough money in the auction the seller would then "go get it" from the store.
All I can say is, "Buyer Beware".
| 7:03 pm on Oct 20, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Some people know how to get off-sizes, discontinued stuff, stuff with bad or wrong labeling, broken boxes, returns, etc. In other words, stuff that isn't quite up to snuff for a retailer.
| 7:36 pm on Oct 20, 2004 (gmt 0)|
A lot of people use drop shippers on ebay... and a lot of people source stuff from abroad
| 8:40 pm on Oct 20, 2004 (gmt 0)|
I stumbed across a great way - ring suppliers of products stocked by major chainstores and ask them what they do with the returns.
| 11:30 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Not everything you see on ebay is authentic, even though they will state that it is. I know some people who found this out the hard way, lol.