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how the hell are you supposed to dropship with all the damn fees

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by zacatictac, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. zacatictac

    zacatictac Power Member

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    Ive been using a fee calculator and looking at wholesaler after wholesaler. For every product i see if i listed it at the price other people are listing it for i would come out at a loss.

    for example somone is selling unlocked iphone 4's for $999.00

    the whole sale places ive looked at sell them for $949.99

    Using my ebay fee calculator i determined the paypal and ebay fees to be around $90. Thats a LOSS of around 40 dollars when all is said and done.

    Seems like the only way to make a profit is to sell replicas. :(
     
  2. kirkonpolttaja

    kirkonpolttaja Senior Member

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    yeah i have noticed that too.. only solution is to buy bulk to get item price down so shipping wont be a problem.
     
  3. jeppo

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    I don't know where you're getting those wholesale prices, but if you go to Apple's Singapore site you 'll see that they are retailing the iphone 4s at S$888 and S$1048, which is approximately US$695 and US$820 at current exchange rates.
     
  4. opticbit

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    i was on one of those for a little while and ran into the same problem.
    I can't find any product that is profitable enough to be worth the effort.
     
  5. Vectorius

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    The hardest thing about selling wholesale is having a good chunk of start-up money. You have already found out that dropshipping does not profit that well, and so now it is time to purchase in bulk. (E.g.) I am going to invest in authentic designer sunglasses. They have a lot with 100 sunglasses that retails at $35,000. They are selling them for $2,999. I can triple and even quadruple my money selling these on eGay or Amazon. But you can do this with any popular product and make bank. You have the right idea, you know the popular products, and you want a huge profit margin.

    I will search all day long for authentic wholesalers; the last thing I want to do is get caught up selling r#plicas. Don't need that kind of weight on my shoulders lol!
     
  6. stressfree

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    yeah i am leaning towards this as well....but where to find them?

     
  7. wholesalereplica

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    so $35k of sunglasses for $3k, I would have big doubts on authenticity
     
  8. Vectorius

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    A lot of luck and patience to find these distributors.

    I know, right? Each pair of these sunglasses retails around $400. I was so glad this was not a Chinese website.
     
  9. noah37

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    I found that many of these Chinese "wholesalers" set up US and UK websites so sometimes you never know for sure.

    Also when you sell these on ebay, they always assume they are fakes even when you have the genuine product. They may ask you to verify where you got them from.
     
  10. Vectorius

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    I appreciate the heads up. This designer sunglasses company is in the U.S., and the products are imported from Europe. One more thing that makes me confident that these products are legit, is that this company has been in good standing for 15 years. I would very surprised if this site could not be trusted.

    I hear you on the fact that everybody will think these are replicas on eGay and Amazon. I am prepared to show proof of this to them.
     
  11. TheTRUTH

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    Simple.Dropshipping isnt profitable for electronics.You cant buy 1 unit and expect to be able to compete with companies that buy thousands.
     
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    dropshpiping doesn't work anymore
     
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    i am trying to start up a internet bissnes dosnt matter wat kind i only have a hundred dollars to work with a month i want to build a web site that will bring in more than what i put into it what type of site should i build since my plan was to do a dropship biss due to low start up costs