Posts Tagged ‘Going Out Of Business’

Where do power sellers on ebay get their items to sell?

January 30th, 2013 3 comments

Do they steal them??? I don’t get this whole ebay thing when the sellers have their own store where they sell things such as pottery barn returns, when there is nothing wrong with the items and they are not discontinued. Where are they getting them? Please explain this to me.
What’s a "drop shipper"?

There are many sources where sellers get their merchandise. If you buy in bulk, you can get a good deal from a wholesaler. Depending on the item, you may have to buy several hundred units at a time which you can sell indiviually for a profit.

You can also purchase products from liquidators. Again, you have to buy by the truckload. Not all the stuff you get is resellable, but there should be good stuff mixed with the bad. You can also find liquidators that will sell by the pallet.

Major chains have factory outlets and closeout centers. If you happen to live near one of these stores, you are really lucky.

Less frequently, you can find clearance items in the stores. However, these are hard to come by.

You can find some good deals at going out of business sales, and business liquidation auctions. You need to know what you are looking for or you can easily overpay of stuff.

Garage sales and flea markets are another good source of finding bargains. Again, you need to know what you looking for.

Thrift stores like the Salvation Army and Goodwill will occasionally have a diamond in the rough. If you can spot one of these, you can make a huge profit.

If you live near one of the large liquidation resellers like Big Lots or Tuesday Morning, you can often find things that you can resell on eBay.

Of course there are tons of knock offs available most of which come from China. Having a connection with an import exporter can get you some of this questionable merchandise.

But most people sell what things they previously bought and no longer want. Much of the items you see are from these types of sellers.

Finally, there are the countless dropshippers on eBay. These people try to sell goods from various dropship suppliers. When they make a sale, the item is shipped directly from the dropshipper to the buyer and the seller gets a cut of the proceeds. This is a cut throat market and in my opinion a huge waste of time.

We won’t even discuss the dealing of stolen goods on eBay. You know it is there, but you can’t stop it.

Good Luck,
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Do I have to go to the dealer to get new speakers in my Ponitac Vibe 2006?

January 9th, 2013 3 comments

Well, you know how it goes…… y’ like a certain tune or singer so you turn up the volume. The car has a lot of road noise, therefore the volume has to be WAY up. This is the second car that had the speakers blown out, or whatever that is that happens. This time it was Janis Joplin’s fault.

So where’s the best place to go for new speakers without spending an arm and a leg? (and not telling my husband.)

Well first of all Koodoos on taste! If it wasn’t Pink Floyd blowing your speakers then I am glad it was Janis. I can’t recomend a place if I don’t know your region. Sothern Califonia costs are much higher then Michigan. Go on Craig’s list and pick cheaper states to buy from, my guess would be the declining market states, Texas, Alabama, Michiagn, Tenesse, and pockets of California (northen section not LA area). Also check for going out of business stores. You can’t loose on Ebay (sometimes). Have fun and shop around. Stick to qaulity though like Sony.
I agree with checking the quality of your radio/ CD player.

If you have time and transportation go to a few stores and ask the sales people. Get thier opnion why you keep blowing it out. In my book, Customer service, and add-on warentees are much more important then price.

When you have the price, find something around the house of equal value that your husband won’t miss and sell it on ebay. That way you are not spending his money.

However, the truth will set you free. He just may be as sick of the problem as you are and will want to come up with a reasonable solution. if you do your homework and you have a plan, then you won’t have as much resistance. No marriage will work on deception.

Make sure you also get him some of his favorite music so that he will want to play it. This way it is not all one sided.

What is a good item to sell on ebay to make good money?

December 8th, 2012 10 comments

I want to make some good money on the side selling on ebay. I am not sure what to sell though. Can someone help me out?


You only need 1 type of items: short supply. That goes with anything. Since Ebay charges outrages fees, you might as well make a good amount and make it worthwhile. That could be anything in short supply, from watches to games. Remember when the xbox 360 sold out? Remember when the Nintendo Wii sold out for about a year? There was only one place for sure you can find, although it would cost a customer double price: EBAY. Ebay is the largest free-market in the world! People go to this website to find things they would not find anything else in the world.

If you are willing to make some good money on the side, that could also mean waking up early to go to them special sales. And be prepared for Black Friday next year. Go to places that are going out of business as you can find great deals there. Your local thrift shops are a treasure made to be found. There you can find books that you can sell at the true value as some college students find great deals on books on the website that they would normally pay hundreds for them. And best of all, you get a good profit. You do not need to invest that much, just invest most of your ebay business on your researching to give a convincing credibility on the item you are selling.

Cnc Machine Auction

July 13th, 2012 4 comments


Are you looking to save money on your CNC purchase? One of the best places to look is a CNC machine auction. Before wasting your time, do some research on the exact type of machine you need. Then, if possible attend the previewing of the auction items. This way you can look over the items before bidding on anything.


There could be a variety of different CNC machines available at a CNC machine auction. Which type do you need? Is it a milling machine or a tube bending machine? These are important points to note before any bidding begins.


What type of auction should you attend? You have several otpions, one is an auction for a manufacturing facility that is going out of business and needs to liquidate it’s assets. Another, is an auction house that is auctioning off items for a specific client. There are websites that cater specifically to machines and CNC machine auctions.


Sometimes a CNC machine auction may allow you to inspect the merchandise prior to any bidding. In other cases, you are not allowed to carefully inspect the machines. As in the case with any type of auction, it is buyer beware. It is much better for you if you have some experience with these types of mashines. In addition, try to bid on a machine that appears to be rarely used.


Some people even have had some luck on ebay when searching for a good CNC machine auction. The reason why more people are turning to auctions for CNC machines is because of the popularity of these machines these days and the downturn in the economy. Companies are looking at cheaper ways to upgrade their current machinery and to reduce costs to compete in todays economic uncertainty.


A CNC machine auction is similar to any other auction in that you must know the item you are bidding on. Do your homework and there is a good chance that you will get yourself a bargain.

Martin Applebaum