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Shipping to home or P.O. box?

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by Toxhicide, May 29, 2011.

  1. Toxhicide

    Toxhicide Registered Member

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    What are the dangers of having an item that you bought from a wholesale website shipped to your home address or a P.O. box?

    This is a replica item, by the way. Software.
     
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    No danger, if it's just one item. You're just a customer. If you bought a wholesale quantity, thats another matter.
     
  3. Toxhicide

    Toxhicide Registered Member

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    What matter is that?
     
  4. eBayMafia

    eBayMafia BANNED BANNED

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    Well, if you get an item that isn't legit and you get a notice in the mail that it has been confiscated, you can at least claim you got ripped off because you thought you bought a legit copy. You order 200 copies of something... good luck saying that you thought they were legit. Even if you did think something was legit, you'll still get in trouble.
     
  5. Toxhicide

    Toxhicide Registered Member

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    My suppliers say that they have never had a problem with customs of orders of 15-20 pieces a box.

    If I order 100, they send 20 pieces per box over the course of a few days, so its just 5 orders of 20 over 3 or 4 days or so.
     
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    acpappas Newbie

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    Depending on how you get the item shipped UPS/Fedex can't deliver to a PO Box. You need a physical address to have them deliver the item. If you ship UPS to a PO Box then they have to send a post card to the box thus delaying the shipment.
     
  7. Toxhicide

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    USPS is what EMS/DHL gives it to.
     
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    It's more of risk to sell the item than to buy it.
     
  9. Toxhicide

    Toxhicide Registered Member

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    Yes, I know that.
     
  10. chano420

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    po box wont help unless u have a fake id or something... the 3 po boxes i have all required an id
     
  11. Toxhicide

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    I still dont see how the feds can come to me. Why would they ever come to me if my customers never have a problem? All they see is that I receive a package or two from china every week or so.
     
  12. agkfal

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    PO box is the way to go, and if you can get a PO box with fake credentials, even better.
    Its not hard to buy a fake ID, and print up a fake utility bill, or mail with a fake name address.

    As the consequences, most good feedback suppliers send a pack of 200 CD's no prob, unless they full boxes, 10-20 easily. There is a small chance customs will check it, but the most lazy of them all is your local post. (Never use UPS, FEDEX, or the big box companies) they live off of customs and broker fees, and you will get fucked.

    As for your sellers, that's where you worry, make sure you have a tight game plan. I don't suggest ebay or paypal, you WILL eventually get reported, and have lawyers coming after you. (usually a cease and desist) make sure you have a good story where the illegal software came from. (Ive had my scare from Micro(penis)soft)

    Best is deal software locally on Kijiji, or Craigslist or any other bst avenue. Use a throwaway phone to keep in touch with your customers, and change your phone every 1-2 weeks depending on your traffic. Also make sure you don't sell in YOUR city, if you drive , sell 30-40 min away from you, and never let them see your car by parking a few streets over, or in another plaza.

    If you cant make $100+ with each of the software you sell, don't do it. Its not worth the risk for $20.
     
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  13. Toxhicide

    Toxhicide Registered Member

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    Yes Ive got a good plan. I have a PO box with my real info in it, but its not too much to matter.

    I am looking into ALL of the ways I can sell stuff. Are there any other websites you would suggest?