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How Difficult is it?

Discussion in 'Hire a Freelancer' started by spider7, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. spider7

    spider7 Regular Member

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    Hi friends,

    How difficult is it to find a buyer-agent on the street for a flat fee in China. In other words...i want to find someone who can facilitate the purchase of goods in China and get them to me in USA.

    I don't want to pay a commission...but want to find one on a flat fee basis....like a contractor.

    What are the hurdles to dealing with an over-seas agent described above?
     
  2. lmxftw

    lmxftw BANNED BANNED

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    i actually know such a person.
    i used to purchase a lot of goods from china and the chick (girl not slur for chinese ppl) had a lot of good offers.

    she mostly deals clothing but i guess she could buy anything for you. i was buying designer tshirts (A&F, Hollister, Ed Hardy, etc) for 10-15$ including transport.

    i'll pm you her e-mail address

    also there were no hurdles for me... i guess i got lucky finding such a serious supplier. she even used to send me free stuff with big purchases and if anything was wrong (wrong size, different model, looked too goofy, had a stain etc) at the next order i either got a discount for that amount or she would send me another product of that type
     
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    steelballs BANNED BANNED

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    This guy GiorgioB lives in China is a top guy fluent French - English and has a network of Chinese contacts send him a PM

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/members/278408-giorgiob.html
     
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  4. spider7

    spider7 Regular Member

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    Hey...thanks dudes.

    I will check those sources.

    Like i said...seems to be a lot of agents out there....who want to buy on commission for you...but that eats up a lot and in some cases all of your profit.
     
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    I guess you should checkout alibaba.com, you might not find a contractor but you would definitely find a bunch of sellers out there.
     
  6. spider7

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    thanks Steel....is that guys name FuriousGeorge? (not sure which poster i am looking at).
     
  7. spider7

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    kewl.....happy someone got lucky and found a buyer for them. What city is she in?
     
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    i used to live in china for 8 years, find a foreigner to deal with, there are many of them doing those kind of business
     
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    A&F and Hollister are far from designer. :p