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msg:644621
 6:21 pm on Oct 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

I think this question is relevant to this board. I've been surfing around ebay to see what kinds of things people sell and their prices. I notice that a lot of things people sell there are brand new with tags (at least what the sellers claim them to be), yet they are sold for a very cheap price. I wonder where those sellers got their cheap products to sell. They must have gotten them extremely cheap otherwise there's no way they could make some money. any thoughts anyone?

 

Lord Majestic




msg:644622
 6:40 pm on Oct 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

any thoughts anyone?

Unwanted gifts for example -- statistically 0.27% of population have birthdays every day.

chodges84




msg:644623
 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.

bhartzer




msg:644624
 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".

HughMungus




msg:644625
 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.

sabai




msg:644626
 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

Essex_boy




msg:644627
 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.

markbiz




msg:644628
 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.

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