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Do you think this is a bad idea or could I get away with this?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by johnnyr860, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. johnnyr860

    johnnyr860 Junior Member

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    I was thinking to make this post for a while but kept forgetting to do so. So anyways recently I have been thinking of different ways to make some money online. I figured if other people have become successful then perhaps I can give this a shot and see where it takes me. I came up with this idea but don't know if you would say this is a bad idea or a good one. Please advice.


    Ok so you know those beats by dre headphones that everyone is talking about these days? I did a search and found on Ebay that these headphones (the real ones) sell for about $250- $300. I got to thinking that perhaps I could find someone who sells them at a discount. So I found this website called iOffer and the guy is a chinese whosaler who sells beats by dre headphones for $20 each.

    My question is how likely or realistic is it that if I buy a bunch of beats by dre headphones from this guy at $20 a piece would I be able to get away with selling them on ebay for $250- $300 like everyone else is doing? Or do you think this could not work? Cause I read the guys reviews and he has 99% positive feedback and most people are very happy with purchase and said headphones sound amazing and the other 1% is filled with people who know the headphones are knockoffs so they were not too happy.

    Still I wanted to give this a try cause if it works I could make a ton of money selling beats by dre at $200 or even $300 a piece when I only paid $20 for one pair. Just wondering what your thoughts are on this. Could this work or would you suggest this idea won't even work at all? Thanks for the replies.
     
  2. Panther28

    Panther28 Elite Member

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    buy for $20 sell for $200, yeah works every time.
     
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  3. Spawnie

    Spawnie Power Member

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    I dont know what country you are from but you should know about the legal situation of selling fakes of trademarked and copyrighted material at your place - then consider if its worth it for you :)
     
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    ilrrr Newbie

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    I used to do this three years ago, and yes, most people was very happy with the purchase, but it's ilegal, and PayPal can freeze your funds.
     
  5. PayBayZon

    PayBayZon Junior Member

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    The forum was created to help people making money but not cheat or scam people. STOP doing what you are thinking
     
  6. nanavlad

    nanavlad Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It depends in what country you live

    If in the western world, expect the cops to come knocking on your door
     
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    xShirase Newbie

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    I used to do that when the Sony PSP came out some years ago... Just one piece of advice, keep withdrawing money from your PP account as it comes, because you WILL get blocked.
     
  8. igniteimages

    igniteimages Regular Member

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    Do we really want posts of this nature on the forum? Reported.
     
  9. johnnyr860

    johnnyr860 Junior Member

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    Interesting. I asked a simple question. The answer was yes or no. I am new here. Jesus you people act as if you were not new here learning as well. Report my shit then I don't care because no one cuts the new guys slack and I am sure there was a point when you were looking for advice and you were once in my shoes wondering where to even start. I don't come on here that often then I asked for a simple advice you don't have to be so rude about it. A simple heads up to the new guy would suffice.
     
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  10. johnnyr860

    johnnyr860 Junior Member

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    On ebay they have a buyers guide that teaches you how to sell DSW shoes that you can get for up to 80% off. Ebay made the guide and they teach you the best way to sell the shoes for a high profit. I am always in that store buy brand name shoes for up to 80% off. But nowhere did I see them making a guide telling people to buy something on ebay and then reselling it and since everyone else here is saying this could be illegal then I will check what the laws of this country say first. If I do find out there is nothing illegal about it then I don't see why I can't do it. But if the law says this is not allowed then I most certainly want nothing to do with it. Something tells me when you sold them PSP's back in the day you did not check the law first and went ahead and sold them but I could be wrong.
     
  11. johnnyr860

    johnnyr860 Junior Member

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    I live in the states. I am not to familiar with the laws in this country or in this state in regards to that but my aunt is a fulltime lawyer and has been professionally representing people for years here and is one of the top rated lawyers in the state so I will suffice and fix this with a simple phone call to her to see what she tells me. I never came here for the legal aspect of it. I was simply asking (providing this is legal) could this work or do you think people would not buy the headphones? But since everyone seems to bring up the legal aspect of this which I had not thought about before I will call my aunt and double check cause if this is in fact illegal then I will in no way, shape or form take part in this. All I can say is that I buy brand name shoes at DSW shoes for 80% off and resell them on ebay for full price and I have been doing that for just about a year now and have not gotten in trouble but then again Ebay has a free guide they came up with to teach me how to do it which is how I started to do it in the first place. Then I came up with the headphone idea but anyways I will make sure first before doing anything as I don't want any trouble.
     
  12. johnnyr860

    johnnyr860 Junior Member

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    If it is illegal then I can't do this nor would I be interested in doing it. Makes me wonder how you were able to do this and get away with it years ago without getting caught. My aunt as I mentioned earlier is a full time lawyer so she would know better then anyone what my options are for selling on ebay and what I can do in any situation. I just want to make sure. If it is illegal I won't be doing anything close to that.
     
  13. johnnyr860

    johnnyr860 Junior Member

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    Who said I was doing? I never said I did anything. I simply came up with an idea and asked for feedback. I never said I tried the idea or that I was going to go through with it no matter what anyone said. I simply said I wanted feedback. Your the only one assuming I took action based on your comment when I have done no such thing.
     
  14. Duffers5000

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    What part of selling fake, falsely described items did you not think was illegal ? Doesn't sound like your phone call to aunty attorney will take long.

    All that aside there is nothing more copied than dre beats and you would have no chance of selling them for full money without 100% proof of authenticity so it wouldn't work anyway.
     
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    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    OP, I haven't read the whole thread but from your opening post all I have to say is:

    Even GOOD fakes are still FAKE.

    You might get way with it but probably not.

    You have to also use a bit of common sense.
    Unless you have been in business for many years and have built up an extensive contact list, do you really think you can find a legitimate supplier of a hot selling product that offers 80%-90% discount on the market price?
     
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  16. ilrrr

    ilrrr Newbie

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    I did it just a few months, and the justice system in my country frankly doesn't care much about copyright violation.
     
  17. Darren9682

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    Unfortunately a lot of people here have "Forgotten where they have come from" and like to act bigger than they are.

    He came here asking a question, Yes to most of us it seems like an obvious question to answer but still he was polite about it so cut him some slack.

    If after we answered he still said "So what, I don't care if it's illegal Imma do it anyway HAHAHAHAHAHA" then fair enough. Report him. But he didn't.

    Anyway yes it's highly illegal so don't do it.
     
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  18. rob1977

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    They say 96% of IMers fail

    Never could understand why :hitwithro
     
  19. mrfred1

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    At the end of the day it doesn't matter "where we come from" or what the aunt, uncle or even great grand-daddy has to say, the main reason it wont work is because after the first sale or two the complaints will start and the listing will get kicked.

    Ebay buyers are not as stupid as many presume especially those that are willing to fork out several hundred dollars for headphones, these people know what they are looking at and will spot fakes as soon as they open the packet.
     
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  20. seocrab

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    Um, fake goods are in no way related to copyright law!