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this product sells like CRAZY for 5x what i pay for it!!!

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by chi21city, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. chi21city

    chi21city Newbie

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    Ok guys so i found bhw a couple of days ago and i have learned a lot about CHINA MADE REPLICAS GAME. my wife and i started selling our stuff on ebay and like everyone else.. WE GOT HOOKED. i started researching wholesale companies (like everyone else does) and ended up with CHINESE supersite dhG. i started looking at prices and decided to check out some dvd boxsets. the prices were soooo low that i just had to check it out. well, i recently had paid about $150 for "THE"extreme home fitness set (starts with a P ends with and X) and these guys were charging about $18 a set!!! I had to check it out to test the water because the seller told me it was "THE REAL DEAL" so i ordered 3 sets.

    when i got them it was like WOW!!! It was all exactly like the one i got from the original website. UNREAL!!! So because this seller (a huge powerseller on the chinese site) told me that MOST ebay and amazon powersellers bought from him. I FELL FOR IT. AND PUT THEM UP ON EBAY!! now.. in 3 days i sold all 3 sets for an average of like $100 a piece. IT WAS CRAZY!! That is sick profit. sooooo, I freak out and send out an order for 50 more sets. and of course they got taken by customs. but because this guy sells so much (and wanted me as a new customer).. he agreed to send me a whole new order. WHICH SEEMED CRAZY TO ME.

    of course.. all of the sudden it hit me.. WHY WOULD MY STUFF GET TAKEN AT CUSTOMS IF ITS SO LEGIT?? i know im stupid but all i could see at 1st was the money. NOT THE OBVIOUS signs that all this was fake/illegal

    so now i have all these dvd sets on the way to my house. and I WANT NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM. ive read TONS OF THREADS here about how much trouble ppl get in and im freaking the fk out. i didnt mean to get into this whole illegal/underground REPLICA selling mess but I DID. and im worried. im not a criminal and im scared i will get in trouble for it.

    PLEASE HELP WITH SOME ADVICE GUYS.. WHAT DO I DO WITH ALL THESE SETS? I HATE LOOSING $850 BUCKS BUT I GUESS I CANT DO ANYTHING TO GET MY MONEY BACK.. OR CAN I??
     
  2. chi21city

    chi21city Newbie

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    yea , i dont know.. im confused!!!
     
  3. tacopalypse

    tacopalypse Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    if the 1st shipment got intercepted by customs, then wouldn't they have your address already?
    sound like you're already hosed :\
     
  4. EvanMc

    EvanMc Newbie

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    I have no idea about your current order. But next time don't buy large replica order from China. The custom never believe it's legit if it come from China even the grade of product is A+++

    To reduce your risk, you should use them as dropshipper. Tell them don't attach invoice and label as gift when sending to your customer.
     
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  5. afzal

    afzal Registered Member

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    If they arrive just sell them as a wholesale listing on ebay so you can just get shot of them and not have to deal with numerous customers. It's just not worth doing this long-term. 99.9% of stuff from China are fakes unfortunately regardless of what the sellers tell you.
     
  6. anatho

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    wrong quote
     
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    anatho Elite Member

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    What do you state in your auction as your items location then? You WILL HAVE TO state CHINA and then nobody will buy this because a.they know they will have to pay for customs and b. they know this is never the ORIGINAL thing.

    Also I am wondering how he could sell many of them at $100 because I have seen many sellers on eBay offering same set for $50-60.

    And I just checked dhgate, there is no seller you could order from. The ones that sell single items charge $50 for shipping so I pay more then sellers on eBay would ask for. And to order from the ones with free shipping you have to take 10, 20 or more items. I definitely won't buy so many items from an unknown Chinese seller that asks for advanced payment.
     
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  8. Polluxo

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    Is it that much more risky selling replica DVD's than replica bags?
     
  9. bluesbell

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    Did you really think that you get the real stuff for one tenth of the price? However, buying replicas for yourself and selling them are two totally different story from a legal point of view. So, just don't list them any more. Also, you should dig up the emails where you explicitly ask about the origin and get a positive answer.
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  10. eBayMafia

    eBayMafia BANNED BANNED

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    Well, single disc DVD's are replicated with ease, and there's a huge amount that sell on eBay as used, and nobody but the seller knows. Box Sets are almost the same, but much much higher profit margin than single discs because fewer people have the ability to replicate them.

    Chinese DVD's are usually obvious fakes, with bad English spelling on the case, or the subtitles, or aren't read by North American DVD players... so its hard to find a good seller.
     
  11. Dj FiFTY

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    haha sorry dude but u r screwed, see you in a few years. i feel your pain
     
  12. silverflame44

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    Yeah, I think the consensus is that you should drop the product and get out of that market. I think you should also be thinking long term here. If this supplier is telling the truth, then you could be in huge legal trouble. However, if the supplier is faking the seizure, then how can you afford to deal with this supplier in the future? He just yanks $850 of product on you and you just live with it?

    I say cut your losses and just go another route with a different supplier, no matter how good his product is. Supply chain is too important here and you don't want to risk the legal troubles as well.
     
  13. thisismymp3

    thisismymp3 Power Member

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    its only 850 bucks! not like 20gs or something
     
  14. moose942

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    The fact that the order was seized by customs will not get you in trouble at all. The seller should also offer you a refund as long as you pay shipping. Alternatively you can sell them on craigslist and you will be fine.

    Don't sell P90x or Extreme. Big Profit, too much hassle. Theres similar things to sell that the companies aren't all over ebay about.
     
  15. King Bruce

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    get a lawyer lol this is not the place to ask legal advice
     
  16. anatho

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    Which products are you thinking of? I am looking for products related to p90.
     
  17. Beat the Green

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    I don't mess with illegal stuff it is just not worth it!
     
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  18. studentcashnow

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    You are very stupid what did you expect?. My sister does the same but didnt rip peoples eyes out for huge profit and stays under the radar

    best of luck
     
  19. listenloud

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    i heard of a person who did this before. He's in jail for 5 years now for selling about 8 copies on ebay. its really easy to get caught - one of the guides on here specifically says dont ship them to your house
     
  20. jdog37

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    A no less illegal but less likely to get caught alternative. Sell them at a local flea market or to the flea market vendors. Get your money back and chalk this up as experience.