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An Idea For Replica's. Looking for Feedback.

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by TheUploader, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. TheUploader

    TheUploader Registered Member

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    I was thinking about starting an ebay business. I have found a niche that seems pretty good and a provider that has a good price. The item I am selling is around $300 retail, but you can buy it in china for $100ish if you are buying 1 at a time. Now this would be a replica of the item of course but it would very high quality and virtually unnoticeable unless someone was actually comparing real and fake side by side.

    The idea is that I will never be touching the item my self. I will list the item on ebay as selling from Hong Kong and say that it will take the usual 7-10 days. I have asked the manufacture and they said they will allow to dropship, so all I would be doing is giving the information of the buyer to the manufacture and they will ship it out to the customer. My hands never touch the item.
    I wanted to also make sure that this idea would not get flagged too quickly on ebay and get taken down real fast. I did a search on the item and I saw that people are doing the same thing but some are actually located in China and some others live in the USA but have the location as China. They are basically doing the same thing. I am just curious about the legal issues and how to get the money safely.

    This is how I was thinking of doing it. I would first buy an High Quality proxy or a VPS with a remote desktop connection in an offshore country maybe for example China, just anywhere not in the USA. I would buy a Ebay account with some feedback already on it as well as a Pre-Verified paypal account. I would get the orders on the ebay listings, submit it to the manufacturer. Their would be no trace of my information, the IP, ebay, paypal are all not my information. The Problem is going to be getting the money out of the paypal and into my hand.

    I was thinking that maybe I would trade the Paypal currency to a different currency provider that is not regulated by the US. At least, not fully under the mercy of the US Government. A provider like Liberty Reserve, basically like an exchange. Exchange the money to the Liberty Reserve and from their change it to Western Union or something that I can easily get the cash from anywhere. Maybe even buy a prepaid card that has the money in and I can go take to an ATM.

    So my question is how does this sound? What are my legal risks with all the protection and complexity I am following. I am never actually touching the product, so it never passes through me. I'd like to hear some feedback. **AND** obviously everything I said in this thread was hypothetically speaking..
     
  2. ecraigzon

    ecraigzon Junior Member

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    i did stuff like this for years, the fact that it came from china is a dead giveaway for the buyer, they then file a claim, if you are not pretending its real, ebay take the listing down. Dropshipping is a no-go
     
  3. TheUploader

    TheUploader Registered Member

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    I have this item being sold from China as the location many times now over 300+ times on ebay with some sellers and their listings. It seems some people either don't care or know that the quality is very similar. I have seen people have their listings alive for some time..
     
  4. flipstyle

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    Lol you ask for honest feedback and then tell the above poster he's wrong.

    Seems like you already have your mind set on things. Do it if you feel so secure in it.

    I'm with the guy above...shipping from china is a dead giveaway. Only real foolproof way of going about it is finding someone located in china with dropshipping locations in the U.S....but even then you're eventually going to run into that one buyer who just 'happens' to have a raised eyebrow and compares it to the real thing after having the item break in his hands or seeing how sh-tty the build quality is. Then hello Vero and bye bye account.

    If it were as easy as dropshipping any item off alibaba or dhgate with no fear of being flagged, trust me...a ton of ebay sellers would be doing it...doesnt matter what niche it is.
     
  5. ecraigzon

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    ok, whatever floats yur boat buddy, electronics, maybe you could get away with it, drop-shipping replicas....good luck, it'll catch up to ya.
     
  6. Ebayseller

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    ya i do the replica thing and it flies on ebay but paypal wants invoices.. So I did some research on here I'm a newbie that would like advice, but my mom has an 11/07 account which you can disable paypal with those grandfathered accounts and put a merchant ebay accepted paying method. bye bye pay pal which is half the defense your taking a monster and cutting it in half. I've had roughly 10 accounts blocked and i've got one flying good right now one item a week, and I find that if you spread your product out and buy the right product there is less risk involved. don't ask me for what I have for inventory.. I don't want your competition ^^ but besides the fact I'm afraid of Traceable IP so everytime I go on ebay I'm at the library or someplace with wifi.

    Question: Does a proxy or IP change work for the selling at home because it IS VERY INCONVENIENT.