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Looking for people to join me as a team to sell items online.

Discussion in 'Joint Ventures' started by eBayMafia, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. eBayMafia

    eBayMafia BANNED BANNED

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    As most of you know, I'm not new to eBay. As few of you know, I ship my products out of China using absolutely no middlemen. For the past 6 months, I have built relationships with about 40 suppliers that want me to sell their items beyond China. This means, I will be placing large orders so that I can get enough of a discount to allow me to pass savings down to potential team workers, and to the customers.

    ...Wait, why not just keep creating more eBay accounts and keep the money myself?

    First of all, each niche I venture into, I have to set up a legitimate business entity in the U.S. as an LLC, which is covered by my Corporation. This requires money. I also have to increase paid effort into marketing, testing how something sells to its target demographic (Free shipping vs Paid Shipping?) Then I usually have to increase the number of employees I have to cover customer service, complaints, and to send the item out. I am doing this method to determine how much money I will be saving by lack of increased overhead, and to gauge my transition from retail to wholesale.

    Requirements:

    Must reside in The U.S., Canada, Germany, Australia, and U.K. if you live somewhere else, get a hold of me, at the very least I could look into it. Don't ask if you live in Italy, Nigeria, or India. No offense to anyone who does.


    Must be 18.

    Priority is determined based on eBay Feedback, but understand that you can sell beyond eBay.

    Must have the time to dedicate to selling, and your customers.

    Must be able to communicate through a messenger service and over a voice chat or phone. I'm going to place a small amount of judgement based on your posts here. If I see that every post is talking crap to another member of this forum, I am going to assume you aren't likely to offer good customer service.

    Once a week I am going to hold a little online conference by either chat or voice chat where we can go over strategy, weekly sales, and ask and answer each other questions. This will likely be on Tuesday PST. I don't want to do much with someone who doesn't have the time to collaborate.

    More information:

    This is selling LEGITIMATE PRODUCTS. Period. I'll give my list of niches after we have talked.
    Some of these items do not sell on a daily basis.
    The profit margin is not large enough to tickle anyones fantasies of making millions and living on an island.
    Not all niches are the same. Some are geared more towards high volume and low profit, and some are geared more towards low volume and alright profit.

    Most of these items are non-competitive, and even I will not compete with you.

    Not only will I make profit per sale you receive, which will be smaller than your commission, I hope to gather data on how things in your niche sell and will offer assistance in helping you determine how to sell something better. I have your best interests, not the suppliers best interest, I'm not going to offer a product to you to sell that I know will not sell for anything and will be a waste of a listing fee.

    I am not positive how many people I am looking for, but it will be less than 10. I only want to start with a few so that I know for sure that I can manage properly.
     
  2. bigg_capp

    bigg_capp Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Ebay mafia, I would definitely interested. I was thinking about getting out of ebay but I would be interested. I have 601 or so 100% positive feedbacks. I can PM you my account so you can take a look and let me know what you think.

    Please let me know if you are interested.

    -Capp
     
  3. SoGoEarn

    SoGoEarn Newbie

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    This looks like something I may be interested in. I have an eBay account with around 250 feedback at 100%. PM some more details and let me know how to contact you with my ebay id and other information.
     
  4. BigMACK

    BigMACK Junior Member

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    I believe I can help with this too. Ebay account has 134, 100% positive feedback.
     
  5. sasha-bg

    sasha-bg Junior Member

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    You see these ads all over the internet, if the op was resourceful i'm sure he could set up Ebay accounts to sell the stuff himself.

    Caution
     
  6. sasha-bg

    sasha-bg Junior Member

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    delete
     
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  7. eBayMafia

    eBayMafia BANNED BANNED

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    Heh, go read the rest of my posts on this forum. I'm probably one of the most resourceful people here.

    This is not an advertisement of any type.
     
  8. TramsMedia

    TramsMedia Registered Member

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    Interested. Pls Pm
     
  9. TweetyBird

    TweetyBird Newbie

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    I'm Interested.. Please send me your info.
     
  10. menaice

    menaice Regular Member

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    Ebaymafia is legit talked to him on AIM a couple of times, he knows his stuff. If i had more time on my hands i would be all over this.
     
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  11. maine101

    maine101 Registered Member

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    Pm me!
     
  12. nnnjohn

    nnnjohn Newbie

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    Not quite new to ebay - have a 2005 account; been testing ebay waters lately myself and would appreciate a pm
    You can also shoot an email to:

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    wwwtarzanathotmailcom
    something coming from eBayMafia - can it be ignored? -- hope that it's not me the one that ends up igonored ;)
     
  13. fire_1

    fire_1 Newbie

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    I would be interested ebaymafia. I have been up and down the path many times. PM details.
     
  14. PremWebNet

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    I am very interested, pm with more information, I have a 10+ year old ebay account with 500+ positive feedback, 100% positive,
     
  15. Gorush

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    pmed you =)
     
  16. eBayMafia

    eBayMafia BANNED BANNED

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    I'm going to close this for now, if I find spare time, I'll bring more people in. I'm going to use this thread to keep in contact with everyone I'm working with and allow people who aren't in the group to see how things are going with the people I'm working with.

    Updates:

    Big_capp:
    BigMack:
    Heckler:
    Mazar: - Waiting for a response.
    Mike333: - Waiting for a response.
    Zero811 - Waiting for a response.
    Gorush - Waiting for a response.

    Additional people I'm bringing in if someone above vacates.

    Wcp31

    What I'm doing is not a secret. I am setting up dropshipping opportunities and helping people transition from their dropshipping model to safely purchasing in bulk when they are ready. How? I am becoming an "inventory investor." Using my list of suppliers that I have PERSONALLY checked out here in China, face to face, where I have sat down with them and went over their business, how long they have been doing it, and I've given priority to suppliers that manufacturer their own goods with a non-MOQ so that supply should be continual in some way. When I give you the rough categorization of the items I have within reach, and I talk to you to figure out the category/niche you want to sell in, then I research more about the suppliers actual products to make sure the items that can be supplied are items that will actually sell. This is so that when I purchase in bulk from the supplier, I can sell it through eBay/iOffer/wherever in case the person decides they no longer wish to sell these items. Why am I investing money into items for someone else to sell and make a profit off of?

    In China, the amount of money you can save on an individual item by buying 10 items and 100 items is huge. For example. You buy a Clock for $10 a piece from China if you buy just one. If you buy 100 of this specific clock, you can get it for $5 a piece. This will allow me to pass this individual deduction to my friends at $7 a piece, so that I stand to make $2 + item cost ($5) per sale someone makes, while someone else is saving $3 per item, thus making $3. Then this person can sell this item for $40 on eBay, making a $33 profit.

    How do I know how much of a product to buy? Well, I'm not going to invest in anything that doesn't sell, and eBay is pretty good at telling me how much of something sells each month. If I do a recent search on eBay and find that 60 of a specific clock sold each month, I will likely decide to purchase a 1 month supply (60 units) that with my past experience say that should sell within 4-6 weeks.

    Why not just do this myself?

    If I did this myself, then I would have to troubleshoot small details myself which is time consuming. I don't want to have to pay someone $800/mo here in China to figure out if that clock sells better as an auction or as a BIN, or if it sells best as sold with Free Shipping, or sold as $0.99 with $39.99 shipping. I figure someone who has the time and doesn't have to really worry about inventory, packing and shipping, could work out those details.
     
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  17. zero811

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    PM'ed you my messenger info. ;)
     
  18. hateandbreak

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    This seems very interesting! I would do it but I'm a little to busy. Maybe in the future ;)
     
  19. Gorush

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    PMed you my aim infos
     
  20. danizdeman

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    pm me.