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Furniture Wholesale Supplier - What do I do with it?

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by eye4details, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. eye4details

    eye4details Registered Member

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    Hey,

    I have an account with a wholesale furniture manufacturer - desks, tables, bedroom sets, futons, etc.

    I had fam that used them a decade or more ago, and they would mainly buy tables. They would buy them for around $100-$150 and resell for double+

    A lot of it a really nice stuff.

    They would assemble the furniture and basically place it out there like on garage sale days - and they'd sell.

    So invested like 2K in various furniture mainly dining rooms tables.

    I placed it out to sell - and it's not like it used to be the economy is tough people aren't buying it. I even lowered pricing figuring selling more as quantity sales, etc.

    Is there another way I can make money with what I have or through another way with this furniture wholesaler?

    I've thought about just loading up on futons and trying to sell them via parking lot/truck in the college town nearby?

    While they were loading up my order I jived with the other guy that was loading up too and that's what he was doing - He may have only made $30 profits each one but he was selling a lot a day as a weekend gig.

    Edited: I wanted to mention on the "garage sale" thing - I live on a main street, everyone in town on the weekend has to pass my house so the items are being seen.

    Last Edit: I wanted to mention the guy isn't selling in the city I want to go too (didn't want to make it appear like I'm going to sell on top of somebody).
     
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  2. marusia

    marusia Senior Member

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    What about selling them on craigslist?
     
  3. eye4details

    eye4details Registered Member

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    Thanks.

    I think I'll take a pic of a few of the futons and post on there.

    I just checked the city, no one has any new futons on there. So product isn't there.

    I'll post for a few days and see what happens.

    I'll also mention new dining room furniture in ad, but I think I'm gonna get stuck with them, I'll post back later this week.
     
  4. benzy

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    Have you tried ebay? Not sure where you are but ebay UK has a lot of furniture lisitings some of the guys on there seem to be doing well
     
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    I would think shipping cost would kill profit....
     
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    yeh ive always wondered how they do it in the UK..
     
  7. KeywordPimp.net

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    Just out of curiosity, how much does shipping cost on these items? Where is your manufacturer/supplier located if you don't mind my asking.

    I would imagine shipping to be OUTRAGEOUS this time of year (and in general) for these type of big, bulky items.

    Is it like a dropshipping situation, or do you have to keep your own inventory somewhere?