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..