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Question about Amazon + Ebay dropship method

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by raygendary, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. raygendary

    raygendary Regular Member

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    Greetings BHW!

    Can this method be done even in outside in US, particularly in Asia?



    Also if i were to use debit card to purchase from amazon, i think it will take like 5-7 days before i can purchase that item for my customer because, if i received the payment via paypal from ebay and then paypal will transfer the money to my debit card( which take like 5-7days) then i will then purchase the item in amazon that will take 1-2 days to ship to buyer so it is like 7-9 days before the item get to buyer is that right?

    Please someone help me clarify this, for me to start it ASAP :)
     
  2. magicman2003

    magicman2003 Registered Member

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    are u planning to do ebay - arbitrage game..? buying low from amazon and sell high on ebay..? is that what you are looking for.. U can do that... Amazon has an option.. send it as a gift so that the product is send without the bill to the customer..

    1. Find a product on amazon
    2. advertise the product on ebay for a higher price
    3. If somebody buys the product checkout the product from amazon with your customers postal address and send it as a gift to the buyer. If the product is send as a gift he will not receive the bill

    But there are some disadvantages like ebay insertion fees, ebay taking a cut of the profit, paypal fees etc and you will come across many issues like that. I once did it and got caught(the buyer asked for a refund after he came to know what I did and things became more complicated) and my paypal account got blocked...

    One of the biggest problem is ...any product you find on amazon will be already available on ebay with almost the same price or lesser..! My personal opinion would be "Do not do such things" because it is not scalable and complete waste of time instead try contacting a manufacturer and sell their products on ebay...!
     
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  3. seosky

    seosky Power Member

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    Many People Doing Now a days Arbitrage of Amazon = Ebay. Buying Cheap Amazon & Selling on Ebay. but that Method is also getting saturated or hard day by day.
     
  4. magicman2003

    magicman2003 Registered Member

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    I seriously never understand why people are attracted to all such crap ideas... Most of them are attracted to blackhat ideas but in reality 99.99% of them are not scalable and the one that works are very costly and time-consuming. Believe me it is seriously not hard to find a legitimate manufacturer with excellent products and sell them on ebay.
     
  5. raygendary

    raygendary Regular Member

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    Thanks for replying man! The reason i want to do this is i do not have a money to invest, but i want it to do like you said, buy from manufacturer and sell it to ebay, but again im outside US where can i store it? Shipping it to Asia and again to US would cost alot of money, I have like $70 max that i can borrow to start would that suffice if ever?
     
  6. magicman2003

    magicman2003 Registered Member

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    see.... I guess u have understood it wrong. nobody will ship it to your house and then reship the same thing to your customer(Since you are living in Asia. Not sure if you are in US). If you do that the price of the product will be 7 times higher that the normal price. The cost of the product will also increase in Amazon and u will never know when the price fluctuates. If you try such techniques.. you will be exited initially and things will go wrong (like price fluctuation, competition etc) which you will never have control off...finally you will get completely frustrated and will start reading the next make money article...! so don't do such things and do this instead.

    ok, now if you want to sell on ebay do this

    1. Keep track of all the trade-shows/trade-fair happening in your city(not country..don't go too far), especially items you think will sell well(eg. handicraft items)
    2. Find the product you are interested. Tell them you would be interested to promote them.
    3. Tell them you would be interested to buy the product on order basis and not in bulk. Most of these manufacturers will say yes.
    4. Increase the price to 25%, take good photo and post it in ebay. Ebay is bit costly these days..so etsy is another option.

    very important: Never read another make money garbage from warrior forum or BHW.
     
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