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

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

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any thoughts anyone?

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

6:49 pm on Oct 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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.