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Default Competitor selling under profit?

I DS on ebay from a franchise in the states with an online catalog. I have competitors selling from the same supplier, except they sell at prices that would always leave them negative profit...even if they were a TRS.

Does anyone know how they do this?
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They're paying less than you are, are using the item as a loss leader or are stupid.
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As tinsoldier alluded, these sellers might be selling these items at a loss while having other bigger items that move for the profit offset
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Don't know if it applies here but generally speaking in DS cashback credit cards, discounted gift cards and/or being tax exempt help with price.
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Don't know if it applies here but generally speaking in DS cashback credit cards, discounted gift cards and/or being tax exempt help with price.
All of the above plus other secret sauce.
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All of the above plus other secret sauce.
PM secret sauce, or at least a hint??
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Selling at a loss? - oh please - spare me such nonsense
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Default Re: Competitor selling under profit?

could be the website owner is selling ,or a relative/kid/family member who has access to the warehouse and buy at wholesale price or at a discount to your price.
or an employee who can buy at a discount .
if your cost is $10,their cost is anywhere between $4.50 - $7.
what you need to do is find his supplier and buy in volume
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this is a problem selling on EBay,some kids have access to the stuff you are selling,they are happy to make a few dollars while the others need to make a living and feed his family.
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They must be buying big lots to get cheaper or selling more to make up the difference
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if it is made in China,there is plenty where it comes from.
layoff employees are often given stocks as severance pay.
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if it is made in China,there is plenty where it comes from.
layoff employees are often given stocks as severance pay.
Often? I wonder on the source of this info
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They bought the items for cheaper elsewhere.
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