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Need Source of a Computer Powerseller on eBay...! Where Does She Buy It From...???

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by jsnoodle, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. jsnoodle

    jsnoodle Newbie

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    Hi,

    I have an acquaintance that I met a few weeks ago that is a major seller on the net of refurbished computer systems. She said she primarly buys the systems on a pallet load basis from small to large companies that are updating their systems and getting rid of the old computer equipment for wholesale on dozens or even hundreds of pallet loads. I took a quick peek at her warehouse and it was literally filled wall-to-wall with hundreds of different pc's and servers.

    Any clue or idea where to find out about these types of liquidation sales or where or what her source is? I've probably searched for hours on the net and haven't even come close to finding anythign!

    Thanks in advance for your help!
     
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  2. jsnoodle

    jsnoodle Newbie

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    LOL, I wish!
     
  3. BozoClown

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    Just a guess. She probably has links with IT/networking/data/... consultation firms, these are people who hand lots of equipment upgrades for businesses. If you reach a deal with these people(probably some kind of %age cut), then they would recommend you as a buyer for the old equipment their customers are getting rid of.

    The point is, she must have a strong connection(s) somewhere that has this information as a byproduct of their business.
     
  4. drdankmendez

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    Yeah I would agree with Genjutsu, ask your friend. Typically though everyone who has a good supplier likes to keep thier suppliers to themselves for obvious reasons. So maybe you will have to get her drunk first.

    If you are hardcore enough you could go dumpster diving at your friends warehouse and hope they dont shred documents. Maybe you will get lucky and find a purchase order :)
     
  5. Belexandor

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    My brother moves about 300 laptops a week. All refurbished Dells. Obviously I can't reveal sources but I can tell you that asset recovery companys are a great source IF you have alot of buying power.
     
  6. jsnoodle

    jsnoodle Newbie

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    not to keep on bumping up my own thread...

    but i agree somewhat with drdankmendez and bozoclown. maybe she has strong connections within the industry but at the same time you need reliable sources if your business depends upon it. could be possible though and it is an idea that crossed my mind.
     
  7. nicksor

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    look up Unicor . . Federal prison system employs prisoners to refurbish old government computers, you can buy them by the pallet.
     
  8. jsnoodle

    jsnoodle Newbie

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    i agree with izeek that it is a hassle. she must have had at leat 25 people working for her. but man the volume she was moving every freakin day was just jaw dropping!!!
     
  9. Essential Clix

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    /moved to the Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups section
     
  10. tattoo

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    If you're really talking about old computers these go for free. You shouldn't have to pay anything for them, but I don't see why anybody is buying them. The companies are getting rid of them because they're old, and they want them disposed of. They even pay people to come haul them away because they're not allowed to throw them in the trash.

    Don't tell me people are "refurbishing" these and selling them on eBay. What a joke!
     
  11. CyberDilemma

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    A lot of big companies lease their computers (laptops for their sales force, etc.) Usually these computers are less than a couple years old, so they are not totally obsolete when the lease ends and they are turned in.
     
  12. Billw

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    You might check out Liquidation.com They sometimes have computers and a whole lot of other stuff.
     
  13. theadultsplayground

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    We get are laptops/workstations from epcusa.com (its for Volume buyers)
     
  14. Laser

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    possibly liquidation.com?
    They sell pallets of anything and everything.
     
  15. MaestroDelWeb

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    I know a local place around here that does this. They sell computers by the pallets. When companies update their computers they send them to this place to "recycle" them (and are charged for the privilege of recycling them). They in turn cannibalize or resell the computers that are sent to them. I've heard they get P4 laptops and all kinds of things. I was thinking about buying some stuff from them, but didn't want 200 computers scattered all over the place at home.
     
  16. interpro

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    You have to be very careful about buying computers from liquidators. A buddy of mine did that with the intention of selling them on Ebay. He paid $650 for a pallet of PCs and I don't know how much the shipping cost was, but I'm sure it wasn't cheap.

    When he received his shipment, there were about 50 old junk PCs that were mostly ready for the junk man. There was nothing on the pallet that any reasonable person would consider buying. The stuff was so bad that he was never able to sell any of them.

    If you do go to a liquidator and buy a pallet of PCs, make sure that the pallet has something worthwhile before you buy. If you can't get a list of the contents, you'll probably be buying something you won't be able to sell.

    When people dispose of old computers, I don't think they end up in the landfills, because of the non-biodegradable stuff, so bigger cities near you might have some sort of collection area for old PCs. I've seen instances where people set out old PCs for the trash pick-up, and many times they look to be fairly recent models, maybe 2 or 3 years old.

    If you could make a deal with the local disposal area to take the PCs off their hands, that might be a good, cheap source. And the quantity could be reasonable if you're near a major city.

    Might be worth looking into with a few phone calls.
     
  17. jsnoodle

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    thanks for all the tips and comments!

    @interpro - i've heard of stories like that. there are a lot of junk companies out there that make it seem like your getting a deal when instead your buying junk or just charging you what you could buy it for on ebay. i'm only looking to buy pallets where I've seen what is in the pallet manifest.

    @ vze2yqtm - just curious do you know the name of the company? doesn't hurt to make a phone call and get some prices.

    liquidation.com is something i've come across and considering. i'm looking into epcusa.com. seems legit meaning they offer good pricing and inventory.
     
  18. MaestroDelWeb

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    I can do better than give you the name of the company I can give you their website that has info on them and all their contact information and address.

    s*amre*cov*ery.c*m