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Drop shipments
« on: November 17, 2011, 11:41:15 PM »
Anyone use any of those drop ship companies for inventory?

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Re: Drop shipments
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2011, 07:48:37 AM »
Before you start using those drop shippers. Take a look at how much they are charging you for you to sell their stuff, then take a look at their inventory and their prices that YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR, then take a look at ebay for that same inventory.

I expect you to find that majority of those products are already flooded ebay, and most of the time either dont sale at all, or way below the price that you would have to pay for. For example, say its a Flat Screen Plasma TV.
Your Price= $599.99
Suggested Retail Price= $1,200.00

So obviously you want to sell it between what you have to pay for which is $599.99 to the Suggested Retail Price.

So you go down to ebay, expecting ya, I am sure I can make at least $200 dollars on this. ANd then there it is, the same make and model New Flat Plasma TV that you have from your drop shipper. But wait what the hell is this, They are selling it for only $300.

So yes yu can set your price that low, but if you do and it sells, you are at a major loss.
Ebay Fees
Shipping Fees
Drop Shipper Fees
and now you are paying out $299 to the drop shipper since you sold it for $300, and your cost to them is 599.
So you have made no money at all, just spent money.

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Re: Drop shipments
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2011, 09:41:32 AM »
Personally I think drop shippers are whar ruined ebay. Used to be cool for unique items u couldnt find elsewhere or good deals on used items. Now its all drop shipped crap. Say I wana find a deal on a used mp3 player gotta go thru 12 pages or the same 300 chinese offbrands being sold by a dozen sellers. Hell good luck finding a name brand mp3 player in a search even.

Too many drop shippers on ebau especially being this late to the game. If you had ur own site u may b able to do ok as its not an auction format and ur really not comoeting withothers for bus. Some people are either lazy or whatever and dnt really compare prices between sites.

There r legit drop shippers.but unless u ko where to go r have sum1 recommend one ur gonna b sorting thru all sorts of sites that want hi member fees b4 even letting u see their prices. Also other drop shippers wont tell u bc u would be competing with them

Re: Drop shipments
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2011, 09:21:33 PM »
With the new ebay drop ship the shipping time can kill you with the feedback.

Re: Drop shipments
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2011, 11:09:57 PM »
Thanks guys for the info.

Re: Drop shipments
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2011, 12:42:42 AM »
Good luck!

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