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Okay , I'm a n00b , but need help/advice ..

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by RudyG, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. RudyG

    RudyG Newbie

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    Hey guys , nice to be here -- I'm trying to get a little eBay store started for some extra income ... I've sold many things online and am pretty good at it ...

    Ive recently made a $400 investment with AliExpress for some AirSoft Rifle Flip Sights ... From my math I am hopeful for a positive outcome ... (I'm paying $7 and hope to sell for $35).

    My only question is 1. Any airsoft / tactical wholesalers on here who can offer better pricing then AliExpress ?

    And my second question is that I am not familiar with ordering anything from china as this is my first venture ... I'm getting 50 boxes (small) of these plastic sights so it's going to be one big box -- I am curious if I need to tell customs I am having an order come in , or not -- I have no idea . I assumed once I placed my order (pp) I just wait for the package to arrive (USA) but after some reading I'm confused about this "customs" thing.

    Sorry for the total n00bmess but my eyes are about to start bleeding from all the reading I've been doing trying to answer this on my own.
     
  2. jumaru

    jumaru Registered Member

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    I guess it depends on where your package will arrive. But one general rule I know that applies for almost all the customs around the world is that if you are receiving the same item at the same time (in one shipment) in amount of more than two, then customs going to hold it for tax purposes. Because, you are more than likely going to sell them and make a profit. So, they will want their rightful (!) share. If I were you, I would call them and ask what would be the procedure like, just for information purposes. I don't live in USA and not familiar with customs stuff over there, but I don't see anything to worry about your shipment. Just call them, ask and get informed.
     
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    I, will help you. add me on skype: mikederooxd1
     
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  4. RudyG

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    Thanks for the replys guys ... Excuse the n00bess I've been out of the seo stuff for some years :(
     
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    For me, I would not invest in products that I still have to worried about postage and selling it myself etc.
     
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    After 48 hours or so of reading on here AFTER I placed my order -- I totally feel the same lol.

    I didn't know about dropshipping ... If I had a wholesaler who could fulfill my eBay orders then I think I'd be in much better and less stressful shape. I am still reading on here and absorbing as much info. as I can.

    But yes , you are definetly right -- I (hopefuly) will only go through this hassle this one time.
     
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    Rudy,

    Do you have a skype ID?
     
  8. MoralCrux

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    From my understanding, you need to use the U.S. International Trade Commission's HTS Online Reference Tool to find your specific type of item, and then calculate the amount of tax owed, which you then pay directly to customs or through a broker.
     
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    so how's it been going?did u get ur goods?