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So hereís a shot in the dark question that I thought might be worthy of a post...

Where in Godís green earth do these sellers get their product? Namely tools!

Some of the sellers have 10, 20, 50+ available/sold.
Now they have to be making a buck, eBay/ PayPal fees to boot!

Iím talking name brand tools...ie. Dewalt, Milwaukee, etc. & not from authorized distributors either!
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drop shipping--
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I wonder if sometimes they get a bulk buy on a bunch of seconds that didn't quite meet spec on someone else's order.
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So how does one get hooked up with drop shipping and/or bulk buys? From what I understand, becoming any form of distributor for these companies is nearly impossible without a storefront and a huge investment
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Depends if stolen or not.

I can tell you there was as store manager in NJ of a Lowe's... this is going back about 10 years ago.

There were pallets of stuff going out the back. I figure a lot of it must have ended up on eBay.
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A lot of the chia mfg,s will sell to anywhere with cash and who will but a minimum 20 foot container. Found a guy in the area who bought a whole container of sand blast booths. Some people take order, don't, ship until they can justify a can.
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I sold thousands of items on ebay back in the late 90s early 00s. Half were from getting product from distributors and drop shipping and half was me following all the deal websites and scoring deals from price mistakes, sales, etc.
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I sold thousands of items on ebay back in the late 90s early 00s. Half were from getting product from distributors and drop shipping and half was me following all the deal websites and scoring deals from price mistakes, sales, etc.
Favorite deal websites...I have a couple, but need more!

Why did you get out?
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Outlet store. Asked last week too.
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Originally Posted by coddock View Post
Favorite deal websites...I have a couple, but need more!

Why did you get out?
Most of the sites I frequented are shutdown

I got out because I was a kid and went off to school

My favorites were ordering quantity 1 and receiving a dozen or more.
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I had that bonus once. Ordered stuff from a site and got my goods + 4 car wash brushes!

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Most of the sites I frequented are shutdown

I got out because I was a kid and went off to school

My favorites were ordering quantity 1 and receiving a dozen or more.
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Lots of bulk buys from China.
Lots of returns from homedepot and place like that, buy palets of the tools
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Originally Posted by WPBTH View Post
Lots of bulk buys from China.
Lots of returns from homedepot and place like that, buy palets of the tools
Pallets from where?
I have seen some supposed liquidation centers with pallet auctions....from what I understand, a lot are shipped with empty boxes, bill of lading are inaccurate, etc.
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Pallets from where?
I have seen some supposed liquidation centers with pallet auctions....from what I understand, a lot are shipped with empty boxes, bill of lading are inaccurate, etc.
. Home Depot auctions a lot of their returns by the pallet. There is a warehouse place by my house that buys some of it
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I see these adS on Craigslist all the time here under tools

https://columbia.craigslist.org/tls/...434118655.html

https://charlotte.craigslist.org/tls...465866201.html
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Returns

Stolen

Counterfeits

“Extras” from the factory in China
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Originally Posted by fmb3 View Post
Love to get a lead on that closer to me!
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I’ve seen some online. Search for b stock or Home Depot return pallets. Perhaps go talk to the customer service person at your local HD and see if they have any info to steer you toward a regional opportunity.
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Iíve seen some online. Search for b stock or Home Depot return pallets. Perhaps go talk to the customer service person at your local HD and see if they have any info to steer you toward a regional opportunity.
Great intel...Thank You!.
I checked it out & it looks good. Iím just a bit apprehensive to dole out $$$ for merchandise, sight unseen.
I think I will reach out to some brass at HD, Lowes, etc. and see where that goes!
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