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Have a question for you veteran ebayers out there.

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by berrset, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. berrset

    berrset Newbie

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    Hey, I was thinking about starting a little drop shipping. The Amazon to Ebay thing seems like its not for me, so I was basically thinking about doing an Etsy to Ebay type of deal. Basically, list the item on ebay, when someone buys it purchase it through Etsy and then it gets delivered to them. Is this legal? Would I be facing copyright trouble if I did this? Any risks involved? I realize its highly unethical, but I can deal with that. Thanks if you reply.
     
  2. ItzakJano

    ItzakJano BANNED BANNED

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    First, i'd suggest you to read a bit about Plus and Minus of Dropshipping.
    The biggest minus in it, is the shipping.
    If you just publish a sale page , and once purchased, turn to random seller to dropship threw him, it is possible, but you may get into crapy seller. And dont be surprised to get a long period of shipping time.
    Second, Im not working with et.sy is it cheaper than eBay?
    Are you sure you can make profit of this way?
     
  3. jak19

    jak19 Elite Member

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    pretty sure this is how most dropshippers are working, so just crack on with it
     
  4. berrset

    berrset Newbie

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    Yes that was my main concern too. If I do this I'm only gonna stick with high rated sellers that have fast shipping time. And what do you mean by cheaper? Like the prices of the products?
     
  5. ItzakJano

    ItzakJano BANNED BANNED

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    High rated seller doesnt mean they ship fast.
    Ill tell you what the deal, from my experience, You MUST talk to the supplier before, and be sure he hands the product fast, and provide you fast tracing number.
    Otherwise your dropship business will close before your breath
     
  6. toml3030

    toml3030 Elite Member

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    Why wouldn't it be legal?

    Depends on what you're reselling. For example, if you're selling a branded item that's also selling directly on eBay, and you're trying to sell below their price, they may try to shut you down.

    Any drop shipping involves higher risk due to the fact that you have less control.

    It's not highly unethical as long as you take responsibility for merchandise sold.