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Anyone from Singapore? Please advice where I can find cheap wholesale gadgets in SG

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by eunicemartinez_21, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. eunicemartinez_21

    eunicemartinez_21 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Well I am planning on starting a business here in my country selling gadgets such as mobile phones, cameras, laptops etc... I saw someone doing the same selling online (that store got me motivated :D) and their prices are so much cheap than the regular price you can find in malls or I can say that the regular price you can find here. For example the latest samsung galaxy s4 is priced around $785 in malls while in that online gadget store, the price of S4 is around $576 only. And their gadget is totally original not some premium copy shit. I know it because I bought my samsung galaxy s3 from them a year ago.

    I am trying to dig in information on where they are getting their gadgets. I heard some rumors that it is coming from singapore. I'm not so sure though. But I ask one of my friend who is in SG on how much does S4 cost in SG and he gave me a price quote of around $530. Well it's really cheap there even cheaper on the online store I am talking about. But not cheap enough for me cause if I compute the price + the tax I need to pay and everything, I wouldn't be able to compete to that online gadget store when it comes to pricing. So I am still looking for a cheaper price, maybe wholesale price.

    So now I am planning to go to singapore. I have everything ready at my end. The money needed, the knowledge to market my business, basically because I am on BHW and I am an internet marketer :D

    Now I need some advices on places I should go once I landed on SG. Basically I don't know anything in SG. It will be my first time in there. So I have no idea where to start searching.

    Hopefully fellow BHW'r from SG can give me some advice.

    Or do you think SG is not the right place to go if I am looking for a wholesaler? If not then where? what country?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. JudokaJujitsu

    JudokaJujitsu Registered Member

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    have u went to sim lim?it where the heart of singapore it and gadget place and it is where i get most of my shit from..
     
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  3. newnnp

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    I don't think Singapore is the right place, they are price taker and for Sim Lim square, if you don't know the place well, you are going to get scam, my 2 cent :)
     
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  4. VinceC

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    I can help you to find out about the pricing for export sets. Believe it will be cheaper than what you have bought as the export sets are not going through the various department for approval in order to sell in SG locally.
     
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  5. eunicemartinez_21

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    Not yet. I'll just be going to singapore not been there yet. But I will surely add "sim lim" to my "to go" list. Thanks for the advice.

    Then give me some advice in order not to get scam...

    Well I'm not going to sell in SG. I will be selling here in my country. Anyway PM sent.
     
  6. garytms

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    Singaporean here.

    You would not want to go to Sim Lim Square. No matter whatever good stuff you heard about that place, that place is a SCAM ZONE.
     
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    I see... so where to go if not sim lim squre? any advice?
     
  8. JudokaJujitsu

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    it is a scam zone,if you dont know shit..for example,i myself knew alot about IT stuff and things to buy before i went to sim lim and
    i know the real price retail or know,the specs,hardware,software so when they look at me,a guy who knew his shit,so they probably give me a real price when i ask them.since i know the price of the market,i ask a for bargain which i include multiple of stuff for a cheap price and they usually follow and i know couple of shops there who actually give me discounted price due repeating buying.from my point,if u really know what to buy and things you lookin for and dont came like an idiot.they will not rip you off.
    no 1 advise=dont came like a tourist
    2=be it savvy and know your shit
    3=bargain
    4=use other shops for comparison to them
    i think thats about it..good luck
    i cant say about other place about sg,if have,its probably local singapore online that been marketing in facebook or etc.
     
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  9. eunicemartinez_21

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    That was some great advice. Can you tell me how is the scam going on Sim Lim. I mean they will scam selling you a gadget at a higher price than it should be but they will always give you legitimate gadget? or they will even scam giving your a fake/replica gadget if they notice that you are a foreign or you don't know much about the specific gadget you want to buy?
     
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  10. garytms

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    They will tell you item is X amount then after you agree to buy it they will add all sort of extra cost.

    I don't think there is any place in Singapore where you can get gadgets at wholesale prices, those in the know probably won't share the knowledge with you, cos honestly why would they want to? You might want to try China which will be easier.
     
  11. newnnp

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    Actually they do not like you to ask for the price, they will lead you into their shop and pressure you into buying. I know a few supplier and exporter in Singapore, pm me if you need to check price, but I can't share their contact with you :) hope you understand.
     
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  12. thatb0y0

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    I know several wholesaler websites and sellers that I can point you towards.

    They are sellers that I have used before. PM me if you are interested.

    But remember, dealing with wholesalers is a risky business because, some items may be stuck in customs and some, but not sellers are scammers.

    Also if you are planning on selling said electronics on a new eBay account, you might want to reconsider that because eBay is extremely strict with VeRo items now.
     
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  13. eunicemartinez_21

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    PM sent to both of you.
     
  14. al0ha

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    be very careful, leave no detail unasked. I got ripped off big time trying to buy set top boxes there a few years ago...