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What would you do?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by arbydee2, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. arbydee2

    arbydee2 Regular Member

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    Hey everyone.

    Well I'm looking into getting some $$$ off of ebay again. I would like to hear some professional advice before diving in.

    Just to let you know where I'm at right now.

    Here are my advantages:

    1. I live outside the USA. I have access to all types of replicas.. Watches, blu-rays, dvds, bags, wallets.. You name it, I can buy it at wholesale prices. When I say wholesale prices, I literally mean dirt cheap.. unlike most of the so called chinese drop ship companies you can find floating around the net.

    2. I'm keen on quality. I know what can pass as genuine to 95% of USA buyers.

    3. I have a warehouse in the United States who can take care of all the local distribution and mailing. I'll just all the items in 4-5 shipments and I have people to do the inventory and what not.


    My disadvantages:

    1. There's always the risk of my packages getting held back by customs. Although I haven't experienced any in the past, there's that chance that 1 in 1,000 shipments will be held back.

    2. I have a rather new ebay account. This might be subject to 21 day holds and what not.

    3. I have a rather limited budget. Most of my money is tied up with my software company expenses and what not.


    As you can see, there's a lot of money to be made here. Buyers don't have to wait forever for their products to arrive since it's already stateside.

    So I'm thinking.. Should I tough it out and do limited sales until I get the 21 day waiting period lifted? Or should I get a pro ebayer as a partner who can sell all the stuff on ebay and split the returns?

    At this point, I'm only willing to share this with a partner if they're willing to shell out $5k - $10k as start up capital as well for additional item inventory.

    What will you do if you were in my shoes?

    Thanks a lot :)

    Arby
     
  2. soultrain

    soultrain Newbie

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    Good luck, man. If 95% of people believe that these items are genuine, that's still a terrible ratio for eBay. You'll probably be able to sell a few of these but establishing a long-term business is going to be near impossible.
     
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  3. imtfly

    imtfly Newbie

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    ebay is a good an easy way to start making im..... give it a try nothing to loose
     
  4. NysFinest

    NysFinest Newbie

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    Simply Build up your feedback past 20 and you wont have any payment holds....Simple

    Oh and if you plan on selling relplicas, You must have multiple ebay accounts and please stray away from pp and setup a merchant account!