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Arty

Arty

4 years ago

Margins can be as high as 20% above the Amazon price, although around 8% is more typical.

According to my accountant, margins of 8% when selling on ebay equals a loss, when you remember that eBay & PayPal are going to take a bit or a bite.
Also remember that breaking even means you are working for free.

R Par

R Par

2 years ago

When it comes to saving money on a item, I will take the time and look at eBay! Amazon U.S. & Amazon U.K.! It depends what I am looking for. If DVDs I will look At Amazon U.S, But mostly Amazon U.K. for cheaper deals. I very seldom buy DVDs from eBay, because they are to many people selling pirated DVDs on there. Why? because eBay will not put a stop to it! Always check feedback on these sellers! If they have a lot of bad feed backs, or few sales, stay away from them! When I say few sales, I mean new sellers. If they are selling several DVDs at one time, especially new releases,some pirated DVD sellers will get a ton of bad feed backs, then open up a new eBay account to sell his ill gotten gain of his phony DVDs, elsewhere! I’m not talking about some small time seller who has a used DVD, they want to try and sale. I learned my lesson! Remember, if they are 1/2 the price of most sellers, and this item is suppose to be new, then it is probably to good to be true! Best Shopping to You! Regards!

Jack

Jack

2 years ago

I think it’s almost the same like in China.

nsm

nsm

2 years ago

I think OP means NET 8%.

Jordan Malik

Jordan Malik

4 years ago

Andy – Thank you for writing this, I thought it was fascinating. I’ve had success in snapping up Amazon deals at rock bottom prices and then (manually) relisting them on eBay, and selling them at 50%+ ROI, but I have to wait months for the sale to occur. The practice delineated above smacks a little bit of day trading where time and speed is of essence, and (generally) total profits are slim. I do see the day when the entire process is automated with software/services but as those solutions become more accessible to more ‘traders’, the margins will get even slimmer.

Jack Phillips

Jack Phillips

4 years ago

I don’t think it is a good idea. Like any other kind of drop shipping, you are taking a big risk by turning over any part of your customer contact points to a 3rd party. I do a very small amount of drop shipping with a trusted supplier with a good system, it rarely is as smooth as being able to handle problems and fulfillment from my end. Additionally, I really want to build long term customers (my measures show it takes 3-5 repeat orders on a marketplace to get them to come to my website) and doing this type of arbitrage play is not conducive to building a long term customer relationship.

Robert Lailvaux

Robert Lailvaux

3 years ago

Well said Jack,

I am looking for a legitimate way of earning extra money with selling on eBay but there are so many scammers which makes it difficult for me.

I just keep searching maybe soon I will get lucky.

Best

Rob
UK

Joao Jorge

Joao Jorge

2 years ago

Hi Jack,
I have a great training that i provide step by step how to get over 100+ sales daily on ebay. This is my main job.
Let me know if you would like to know more about it.

joe

joe

2 years ago

Ide Like to know more

Zev

Zev

2 years ago

Can you provide me?

Mike Bailey

Mike Bailey

2 years ago

This is definitely of interest to me. How can you help?

Brian

Brian

1 year ago

Would like some more information on how you are selling 100+ a day on eBay, thanks .

John Dumas

John Dumas

1 year ago

Send me info please!

Thanks,
John

Mike Bailey

Mike Bailey

9 months ago

This is definitely of interest. Can you email me with more information? Many thanks.

W.M.T.K.Weerasekara

W.M.T.K.Weerasekara

9 days ago

Hi Joao , I would like some more information on how to improve my sales on eBay. Thanks a lot .

Fellios

Fellios

2 years ago

Joao must be one of them.

auxy

auxy

2 years ago

yes you are right!! Due to large number of scammers it is sometimes very hard to deal with the real customers. one of my customer was buying a phones as he do not have feedback but I put on the process!! the very next day pay pal warned me not to sell to the buyer and next day another customer without review order phone from me I waited till 2 days waiting for pay pal or eBay message but was genuine customer!!

kaladunda

kaladunda

4 years ago

i have a few regular customers who always email “this order is for my friend, please do not enclose an invoice. if this is not possible, then please cancel my order”
i always knew that they were using me as a drop shipper.

i didn’t realise the scale of this practice until i read this article

after reading this review I have just cancelled 12 orders today and told them not to use me as drop-shipper any more.

it just causes me headache have so many messages from them and then to handle their order differently to the other orders.

Jeff

Jeff

2 years ago

Why in the world would you turn away this huge opportunity? cancel 12 orders??? lol, I love my dropshippers that buy from me everyday for 3 years. about 10-20 orders a day come from my dropshippers that buy from my ebay stores and resell over on other markets.

Lynne

Lynne

2 years ago

THANK YOU!

W.M.T.K.Weerasekara

W.M.T.K.Weerasekara

9 days ago

Hi Jeff , I would like to buy from you as a dropshipping seller on ebay . Please send me your store details .Thanks .wmtissak@gmail.com

Goldmist

Goldmist

2 years ago

Who cares if they use you as a drop shipper? You’re still getting paid aren’t you?

I don’t see what the big deal is…

Kitesurfer

Kitesurfer

2 years ago

Exactly!! for past 3 years I’ve got about 3-6 various eBay buyers that buy from us. We dropship to their buyers everyday!! They bring in about 10-20 orders a day for us. It’s laughable that people would not see the huge value of this.

Tissa

Tissa

9 days ago

Hi Kitesurfer , I like to know what you are selling . Please let me know your selling details . I like to buy from you , thanks.

auxy

auxy

2 years ago

they are not drop shipper they are scammer!!

Zee

Zee

1 year ago

Strictly speaking, shops that buy from wholesalers and resell at a higher price are doing the same thing, just not online.
So what is the big deal?

Martinito

Martinito

1 year ago

Take a look at what is called “channel sales”. It’s a legitimate branch of trade. Having been on both sides of the business I can tell you that finding good resellers that bring _repeatable_ business without screwing up orders is a time-consuming process. And in most markets the resellers will ask for a reseller discount.

You apparently found resellers that buy at your retail price and bring in (probably still small amount) of repeatable business. You should cherish and expand that by adapting your sales process to their needs. Or otherwise try and find out which markets your are not serving or where your prices are actually lower than they could be.

Billy

Billy

4 years ago

You mentioned huge-river.com but I see no U.S.A choice there. Am I missing something?

ben

ben

4 years ago

Hi I wrote http://www.huge-river.com there is currently no US version, just EU, its where I live. Do you think there would be an USA appetite? Even though no opportunity for cross boarder trade?

Garrett W.

Garrett W.

3 years ago

I think there would be a huge appetite here in the US where I live.

Ann

Ann

4 years ago

Is it not true that Amazon frowns on this, and too many ‘gift’ purchases can get your account suspended?

Ben

Ben

4 years ago

I used this method and orderedupto 50 items a day for a few years with no issues

John Dumas

John Dumas

1 year ago

Hey Ben…

How many listings do you have to get 50 orders a day?

Dan

Dan

4 years ago

Yes, Amazon is routinely closing accounts of people who drop ship. Typically it takes 3 weeks for Amazon to catch on then your account is toast.

Dave

Dave

3 years ago

They close buyer accounts for this? What’s your source of this information?

Kevin

Kevin

3 years ago

Rubbish, i was doing this for some time, the only thing Amazon won’t allow you to do is dropship with a Prime Account, i never once had my account closed and i did this for 6 months.

R Par

R Par

2 years ago

HI! Kevin, I can’t see why Amazon would complain about Prime Accounts? Amazon doesn’t really give You any discount when You have Prime, if You look, they hike up the price on the Item for sale, so You are really still paying the shipping cost! So even though one has a Amazon Prime Account, they are not saving anything!

Donna

Donna

2 years ago

If what you say is true then there would be two different prices showing one for Prime accounts at a higher price with free shipping and another lower price for non Prime with shipping costs. I have not seen two different prices listed as such.

John Dumas

John Dumas

1 year ago

BS… I know at least 10 people personally that has done this for years and never had one problem with Amazon!

Counter

Counter

4 years ago

“The seller may know that the item is cheaper on Amazon but still choose to buy on eBay.”

Should it not be “The buyer may know…”?

gayla henry

gayla henry

4 years ago

Are there any legit online business?

jake star

jake star

4 years ago

Are there any legit businesses?

emery titus jr

emery titus jr

4 years ago

I just recently purchased a calculator on ebay for my niece. I recieved it in a surprising two days with amazon packaging. I didnt really care, but it did catch me off guard and make me aware of how easy this is to do. I am trying to start in this busness myself. So I am caught in between as both buyer and seller views. I want to be known as a legit seller and buyer, with good and ethical business activities. As i am just a beginner, I would like my business to grow with a good customer base. As with any real business, you must put it your time and effort to be sucessful. In todays world everyone wants to be millionaires overnight any way they can. So as far as the calculator goes, both sellers made money. I was a happer buyer who recieved it in two days. I left positive feedback to my seller. So my opinion is, as long as I get the product I ordered in a timely manner for the price I ordered it, who cares where it comes from.

Nuzzo

Nuzzo

3 years ago

But if Amazon closes my account, is it possible to buy or open another one? I believer there are sellers who offer them like Auction Essistance, but is it legal?

Jordan Malik

Jordan Malik

3 years ago

If your Amazon account gets closed, contact Scott from Feedbackrepair.net as he provides a service (for a fee) to help you reinstate your account

John Caraballo

John Caraballo

11 months ago

I don’t think they let you do that.

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