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New to this scene. Can someone poke some holes in this strategy?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by Alishaexpress, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. Alishaexpress

    Alishaexpress Newbie

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    Hey! I'm new to the concept of selling things on eBay as a business. I have the idea to resell high quality brand name sneaker replicas on eBay and I don't see any real problems with the idea. Can someone look over my plan and tell me where it looks wrong?

    1. List items on eBay with a account not connected to me in any way.
    2. Wait for someone to buy item, and then pay for the same item on aliexpress to be sent to their address. Pay through PayPal.
    3. Repeat ad infinitum. Buy bitcoin with PayPal and then sell bitcoin IRL for cash.

    I'm sure there's a gaping hole in this somewhere, can someone point it out?
     
  2. blogzandstuff

    blogzandstuff Elite Member

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    you want to dropship on Ebay, tha Aliexpress is the part that's wrong. Your buyer will know when the Aliexpress parcel arrives with Aliexpress delivery note. why not just do legit dropshipping, why the underhand way of doing it?
     
  3. Alishaexpress

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    What do you mean the "aliexpress delivery note"? I've gotten clothes from aliexpress before and the only thing that would have set me off was the customs slip
     
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    well, and then there is the "people will report you for fakes when it ships from China" thing...
     
  5. blogzandstuff

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    Well then, the customs slip was the thing that set you off. Whatever way i cannot see the point of going through so much to hide that fact, droppshipping is easier and many companies are free to join and send plain packaging.
    Why all the cloak and dagger stuff?
     
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    I don't think you're allowed to sell replicas on Ebay. Replicas are piracy, you know.....
     
  7. Alishaexpress

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    Yeha, but how would they know if it looks exactly the same?
     
  8. Alishaexpress

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    Can you provide me with some examples, if you don't mind?
     
  9. blogzandstuff

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    Examples of what? Crossed wires here i think
     
  10. Alishaexpress

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    How would they know that they're fakes? Would I really get banned then?
    I don't know if you can answer this question, but would the PayPal associated with the selling eBay account also be banned if the eBay account was reported?
     
  11. Alishaexpress

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    Sorry, I should have clarified. Examples of "dropshipping companies that are free to join". I'm attracted to the method in the OP because my margins would be like 400% profit
     
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    Google " free dropshippers " i don't know your country so you'd have to do it yourself as some dropshippers are country specific.
    Maybe you should talk to a fellow blackhatter who is an expert on ebay dropshipping.
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/ebay/798154-ask-me-anything-about-dropshipping-ebay.html
     
  13. toml3030

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    In shoes, a lot of people who buy them will already own a real one. Can your fake shoes come out as real when right next to a real one?
     
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    Because they will fall apart in a few days. I used to live in China. I've seen this shit up close.
     
  15. Alishaexpress

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    Assuming they're actual high quality and won't fall apart?
     
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    I would say it would depend on what you are selling. I have successfully sold several items from aliexpress using my paypal card to customers on ebay. They weren't branded goods sold as the real thing though, they were generally niche type items.
     
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    hey op alishaexpress what is IRL? what website is that? also can i just withdraw bitcoin right to my bank?
     
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    Seriously man, it's not 2009 up in this place. The gaping hole in your plan is that it is illegal, and immoral to sell replicas on ebay, and obviously violates their TOS. Do people still do it with success? Of course, but they have largely been doing it for years, are comfortable with the risks they take(and revenue they definitely lose from time to time). It's a big money model with a few major players and many smaller shops trying to duplicate their success.

    Be prepared for a lot of issues if you pursue this model. Nonetheless people do it, so good luck if you become one of them.
     
  19. SkullGuy

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    As soon as I received the package from China, I would assume they are fakes and report to Ebay that I had been ripped off. How much stuff have you gotten from Aliexpress? 90% of the things I have received, looked like they were wrapped by a drug mule with a packing tape fetish. Put it all together, you'd have to be an idiot NOT to know they were fake. Let's see, I just got this unreal deal on shoes on Ebay, it took me 2 weeks to get my package, which I'm pissed about, the package came from China wrapped like a kilo of coke and the shoes are falling apart after a week of wearing them. Yeah, no, you're right, perfect plan, no one will ever suspect anything. Carry on.
     
  20. 007A99

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    First, eBay does not allow the sale of replica shoes. PERIOD.
    Second, when people get the shoes, and realize that they ARE fake, they will file a claim against you