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Hi everyone,

Been doing a lot of research on eBay and Iíve noticed refurbished iPhones sell really well their in grade A, grade B, grade c etc.

Was wondering if Alibaba would be the best place to source these phones?

Iíve looked at feedback from sellers selling these phones and their feedback is very good and seems to be a lot of money to be made in this.

As always appreciate all your replies.
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If receiving phake junk is of interest to you, then sure!
On Alibaba the sellers are saying their 100% original refurbished iPhones in grade a,b,c etc. The videos they post look genuine as well.
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I understand what your saying but a lot of sellers selling these iPhones have very good feedback some have 100% feedback so if their that bad then how come these sellers have good feedback selling these refurbished iphones as their not sold as brand new.

I notice sellers are very honest about battery life and condition etc so if battery is 80% it will be sold grade c example so their being honest with their customers.
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Are you talking about the alibaba sellers, or the ebay sellers?
The eBay sellers all have good feedback selling refurbished iPhones.
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The eBay sellers all have good feedback selling refurbished iPhones.
Sam, you've been around here for a while and I'm sure you're aware of the risks.

Maybe these sources got their electronics from the real factory or something like that which is still a possibility.
So with that in mind, I don't see why you shouldn't give it a go.
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some sellers will pay buyers to remove negative feedback.
But I know some sellers just have connections to find these refurbished items,it could be a local repair shop,pawn shop,or they buy in bulk /
also stores like Bestbuy,Target,Macy,Costco often sells store returns to some company they have contract with and these companies then resell them .
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It did cross my mind that maybe some of these sellers are authorised sellers to sell the iPhones or buy them from a reputable wholesaler somewhere but I don’t believe all the sellers on eBay have done this.

Some of them must of brought them from DHgate AliExpress or Alibaba.

Ive sold stuff from DHgate 1 product never got a bad review so wouldn’t surprise me some of these sellers are also doing this.
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It did cross my mind that maybe some of these sellers are authorised sellers to sell the iPhones or buy them from a reputable wholesaler somewhere but I donít believe all the sellers on eBay have done this.

Some of them must of brought them from DHgate AliExpress or Alibaba.

Ive sold stuff from DHgate 1 product never got a bad review so wouldnít surprise me some of these sellers are also doing this.
You have an account strong and set up enough to do iPhones?
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You have an account strong and set up enough to do iPhones?
Yes my account is really strong itís nearly 14 months old good feedback top rated seller and is also unlimited.
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I'm gonna go ahead and delete all my posts up above and just let you follow the horrible advice given. Hope it works out well for you.
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I'm gonna go ahead and delete all my posts up above and just let you follow the horrible advice given. Hope it works out well for you.
Theirs no need to delete your posts as I have heard what your saying and itís not gauranteed Iíll give it a go either at the moment I have left over stock from a product I sold ages ago so shifting that first before investing in anything else just keeping my options wide open as will need to invest again in the future and canít invest in my money making product as that was taken down so need to keep researching other products.

Your advice is much appreciated honestly.
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If it works, you will make some money. The opposite end of the spectrum is the loss of your account. You wouldn't know for sure if you don't try.

Just be aware that electronic devices such as mobile phones are a hassle. Scammers may target you.
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If it works, you will make some money. The opposite end of the spectrum is the loss of your account. You wouldn't know for sure if you don't try.

Just be aware that electronic devices such as mobile phones are a hassle. Scammers may target you.
Thanks I appreciate your reply
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I'm gonna go ahead and delete all my posts up above and just let you follow the horrible advice given. Hope it works out well for you.
she would have to find out for herself.
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Just be aware that electronic devices such as mobile phones are a hassle. Scammers may target you.
Recent accounts with low feedback are a go-to for scammers, when it comes to electronics. They can completely ruin an honest seller, that hasn't been in the game for a while.
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Yes my account is really strong itís nearly 14 months old good feedback top rated seller and is also unlimited.
You know, I'm on the fence having you use an old account.

Maybe try with a younger acc that you won't mind losing first.

I can tell you're determined, there'll always risk to making good money and I say go for it.
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Hi everyone,

Been doing a lot of research on eBay and Iíve noticed refurbished iPhones sell really well their in grade A, grade B, grade c etc.

Was wondering if Alibaba would be the best place to source these phones?

Iíve looked at feedback from sellers selling these phones and their feedback is very good and seems to be a lot of money to be made in this.

As always appreciate all your replies.
The peculiar thing is that all of these sellers on Alibaba selling refurbished iPhones have zero transactions on alibaba every single one of them which implies no one has purchased from them and I wonder why!

From personal experience you would need to source these handsets closer to home plenty of companies wholesaling refurbished iPhones in the UK.
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I don't see Alibaba as a good source of refurbished iPhones since the software for device setup is pretty much set within Apple itself before it hits the market - not via Alibaba...careful with this source
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The peculiar thing is that all of these sellers on Alibaba selling refurbished iPhones have zero transactions on alibaba every single one of them which implies no one has purchased from them and I wonder why!

From personal experience you would need to source these handsets closer to home plenty of companies wholesaling refurbished iPhones in the UK.
I contacted about 7 suppliers all replied back to me only 2 sellers have reviews from customers both 5 star reviews one supplier has a few U.K. feedback so as I thought people are using this supplier on eBay.
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I contacted about 7 suppliers all replied back to me only 2 sellers have reviews from customers both 5 star reviews one supplier has a few U.K. feedback so as I thought people are using this supplier on eBay.
Perhaps yes but from what suppliers I checked had no transactions and I checked 4.

Look thereís no harm in trying make a sample purchase for 1 or 2 handsets and see how you get on and if all is above board then go for it just bear in mind eBay restricts a lot of accounts selling high value branded items unless you have a strong and weíll established account and even then they may request supplier invoices.
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Perhaps yes but from what suppliers I checked had no transactions and I checked 4.

Look thereís no harm in trying make a sample purchase for 1 or 2 handsets and see how you get on and if all is above board then go for it just bear in mind eBay restricts a lot of accounts selling high value branded items unless you have a strong and weíll established account and even then they may request supplier invoices.
Thanks I appreciate your advice may do that once I shift my old stock.
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Theirs no need to delete your posts as I have heard what your saying ...

Your advice is much appreciated honestly.
I just hate to see myself having provided you with everything to watch out for... and why you shouldn't, then you go and follow the advice of a person who has no idea what they're talking about, and get burned. This way I won't feel so bad for you when it happens lol...
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