Chapter 10. The Bulk Reseller
In the previous two chapters we examined two types of eBay businesses that resell used merchandise
That's why many sellers prefer selling large quantities of a single item to selling small
Selling in Bulk Means Buying in Bulk
When you want to sell large quantities of a single item, you have to buy large
Where, pray tell, do you purchase bulk quantities of merchandise? There are plenty of options, if you know where to look.
First, know that most bulk items
This means that you want to shop for bulk merchandise at wholesalers who specialize in closeout and liquidated items, or at thrift stores or dollar stores that offer large lots of items for sale. You can find lots of these closeout suppliers on the Web, including eBay Merchandise.com (www.ebaymerchandise.com), Liquidation.com (www.liquidation.com), SalvageCloseouts (www.salvagecloseouts.com), and Surplus.net (www.
A recent visit to SalvageCloseouts found such items as a lot of 2,000 girl's summer outfits ($2.95 per outfit, or $5,900 total); five plasma TVs ($1,295 per unit, or $6,475 total); a pallet of high-end linens and bedding ($850 per pallet); 1,000 pieces of costume
Most of the bulk merchandise offered by liquidators consists of brand-
Learn more about buying closeout and liquidated merchandise in Chapter 14, "Purchasing and Managing Your Inventory."
That said, you get what you get at really good prices. It's cheaper for the supplier to sell 1,000 of an item to a single buyer than it is to sell one item each to 1,000
The downside of buying in bulk is that you have to buy in bulk. You're not just buying a dozen jeansyou're taking a dozen
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