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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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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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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

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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Often? I wonder on the source of this info
You must not know the CHINA way ?
Private businesses can do what they want,you no like inventory,get lost .
They dont have spare cash,thats why you are layoff

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They bought the items for cheaper elsewhere.
There is always some place yo can get it cheaper,if it is something mass produced.

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They bought the items for cheaper elsewhere.
they could be wholesalers or have access to wholesale goods

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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.
Often? I wonder on the source of this info
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They bought the items for cheaper elsewhere.
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Cashback credit cards
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Cashback credit cards
I am interested in this as when I used to sell on Ebay my supplier kept going down and down on price. What do you mean by cashback credit cards?
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I am interested in this as when I used to sell on Ebay my supplier kept going down and down on price. What do you mean by cashback credit cards?
If you're actually in the US, its easy to find out this information. Look it up online
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If you're actually in the US, its easy to find out this information. Look it up online

I do live in the states and I know what cashback is but what I am trying to figure out is why would they loose money ?


Or do they buy inventory with a credit card then resell it for a break even profit on ebay to get that cashback ?

Why would someone go through all that hassle to get $600-$1000 in cashback return a month?
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Can anyone explain to me, why these guys are literally flipping for pennies? I know who the drop shippers are, they all use the same templated listings like this guy

https://www.ebay.com/usr/dropvladsales
I checked several of his products all are available on amazon. But, that's not even a funny one, Check this one
https://www.ebay.com/sch/carokirs_0/

That 2nd one is MATCHING amazon prices, so they are losing out on fees. I don't get it, unless they are just building their accounts up?
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Often? I wonder on the source of this info
I saw it and they told me this is their severance pay
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