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Old August 11th, 2008, 21:51   #30
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Originally Posted by Drache View Post
I think the big this is people making fair profit! buy for $50 and sell for $100. I know that in the few stores Ive managed, the golden rule was sell for 3x what you bought it for. Of course this dealt with retail stores and not online companies. With online companies it's generally 2x. So it all depends on what EB lists their wholesale prices at!

The last time I asked about wholesale from EB lets just say that those weren't wholesale prices! The sold say a scope on their site for $50, their wholesale price for that scope was $35. Not much room for profit there... but now with them dropping out of the retail hopefully their wholesale prices drop, otherwise don't expect people to sell those products here as cheap.
Of course, it's quite dependent on the prices they end up charging for wholesale. Once the stuff gets imported into Canada, duties paid, brokerage, etc, a seller still has to be able to make a fair profit margin to make it worth it.

And just to clarify, when I spoke of getting greedy, I wasn't necessarily speaking about anyone on this forum in particular. To see ridiculous prices on parts and accessories, one needs to look nor further than our 2 last "big" retailers. Their prices for non-restricted items were often double or more what it would cost to get the items from Redwolf or the other Asian suppliers ourselves. That's the kind of thing I hope we don't see on this stuff now that ebaybanned are going this wholesale-only route.

And I also wish I would have made my last order with ebaybanned to. I have a few items in there that I was hoping to get next week. Guess that won't be happening for a while now.

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