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Newbie seller - how can i avoid legal matters?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by oldenglish, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. oldenglish

    oldenglish Newbie

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    Hi all, I want to try my hand with ebay dropshipping and what not but I'm really worried about the legal matters with this. I have read a lot of stories about the FBI storming to a seller's house and taking their bank account(s). :confused::confused:

    I'm really not looking for serious full income from this method. $25 per day seems fair. I have read that low profit is the way to fly under the radar.
     
  2. werrich

    werrich Regular Member

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    if you don't sell fake goods you shouldn't have a problem at all.
     
  3. oldenglish

    oldenglish Newbie

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    Let's be real -- how many people sell legit stuff from dropshipping? I'm still learning about selling online but its my understanding that MOST people sell replicas, some seem more real than others.
     
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    hardybents Regular Member

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    Isnt that why they call it drop shipping, so you dont have rolexs, and louis vuitton bags laying around the house.
     
  5. eBayMafia

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    Not really, I sell legit stuff and have been doing so for a while now. Actually, very few people sell replicas. It's a tough game. There's good money in it for sure, but it's risky.

    There are a ton of great items out there that can be dropshipped that are legit.
     
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    hitman247 Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Don't break the law and you will not have legal issues.

    Use your brain.
     
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  7. suave

    suave Regular Member

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    there are a lot of people in Ebay selling items that are legit and making money of them here is a tip do your research, read some books find something every one needs or wants and then just provide the item its that simple arts is a very good niche and not much competition.
    Good Luck
    Suave
     
  8. Rukiara

    Rukiara Registered Member

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    I looked into a few dropshippers and I read that someone said it seemed like they were selling burned cds with labels on them. :( I'm really nervous about going into dropshipping, too.
     
  9. pattothia

    pattothia Newbie

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    dropshipping is risky unless you have reliable supplier.. many people got problem because of dropshipping..
     
  10. Markbh

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    You should also make it clear to the buyer that you're an affilate or sales-rep for the actual supplier, that the returns, warranty, claims etc should be addressed to the supplier and not you.

    You should find sth suitable from Business in a box Pro, I just posted it today here
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    blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/business-tax-advice/237974-marketing-contract-samples.html#post2168195
    Make that clear to the buyer, make him tick a box on your order page for TERMS of service and you should be more or less safe.
     
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    getfunjobcom Registered Member

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    mmm funny people looking for some legit way on BHW...
     
  12. madcock84

    madcock84 Newbie

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    Try using only a reputable dropshipper. and offer legitimate products.
     
  13. madcock84

    madcock84 Newbie

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    there are numerous websites devoted solely to dropshipping and will cover all returns no q;s asked. I have used them for years, and last year made 25k profit.
     
  14. Sway~

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    Reading your post it doesn't sound like you know how to even dropship in the first place. The dropshipping business isn't as easy as it sounds and finding a legit, reliable dropshipper that can actually make you a profit is hard.

    The FBI aren't going to raid your house if you make $25 a day. They've got better things to do than busting small fries making less than $1k a month. Even if you deal in replicas or fakes the FBI won't get involved until it's become a considerable operation. Considerable meaning you're taking in tens of thousands per month.