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Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by TurtleEe, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. TurtleEe

    TurtleEe Newbie

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    Hello, guys I been contemplating about writing this because I have never done something like this before, (write in forum's) but I might as well ask since I have nothing to loose and I really want to learn.

    So this is the plan that I made (please don't laugh)
    Make and eBay account and find sites that sell cheap unique products (ex. Ali express). So Lets say i find a product, I would then transfer the pictures from Ali Express onto my eBay and create a listing of the product and just bump up the price a bit, and when somebody wants to buy my item on eBay I would just go to Ali express, order the item but put in the costumers Shipping information.

    Could this plan work out ?

    I am really trying to make a businesses out of this but as you could see I have very little knowledge in this, if somebody could guide me in the right direction I would gladly appreciate it.

    I have a lot more questions if somebody wants to message me/ Discuss strategies with me please feel free to do so Via Skype
     
  2. Sythix

    Sythix Senior Member

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    This is aliexpress to eBay arbitrage. It can work, but let's think for a moment. EBay will have fees, so will PayPal which will cut into your profit margin. You would have to sell the items almost double their price to even make it worth your time, not only that, but nearly all aliexpress sellers are on eBay as well. Don't believe me? Try it.

    Even if you find one that isn't, its only a matter of time before it gets patched and you see some competition, possibly from the supplier themselves.

    Not trying to shit on your method.. But the people making money with Ali and eBay aren't drop shipping. They are buying lots of inventory, keeping products in large warehouses or storages and shipping it themselves. People are a lot more willing to buy from a us seller just for faster shipping times then wait 30 days for a package from china.
     
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  3. Antarres

    Antarres Newbie

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    I agree with Sythix. Absolutely, you gonna need a hell of a lot of load of stock to just break even. And then dedication for any sort of profit to flow.

    I would, try and seek a better product which can sell for a higher price. And if you would like, I can supply you with very nice things to dropship. Things that sell well.

    Drop me a PM if you're interested bud ;)
     
  4. Ste Fishkin

    Ste Fishkin BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP

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    Dude this won't work. Synthix has nailed it.

    You are over thinking it, if you want to sell on ebay open a wholesale account with a few companies then sell on ebay... It's basically what you are thinking of doing anyway.

    Ebay is shit, be prepared to work very hard for very little money. If you are making $10 a sale on ebay you are doing well.

    It has a very low barrier of entry, it's very cut throat and it seems like people are happy making just $2 sometimes.

    Unless you are going to be buying in bulk and getting really cheap items, or you have a volume of 100 sales a day don't expect this to turn into something which can support you. But if you are just after a simple method for a little bit of extra cash go for it.
     
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  5. TurtleEe

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    Thanks man Currently I cant Pm You do you have any other method to communicate?
     
  6. TurtleEe

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    Thanks man Currently I cant Pm You do you have any other method to communicate?