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      Selling cell phone accessories on ebay - How can sellers manage to offer low prices

      I have been on eBay for a while, I have almost 1000 feedback and I would like to open a store. Ideally I am looking to sell cell phone accessories. I will probably stick specifically with only Apple products. I have no idea where you can buy this type of stuff and still make a profit for example, there are two very popular wholesale websites where you can purchase accessories in bulk.

      I am looking at the Otter box defender cases, on their site that I found they run around $18 per case. Some eBay sellers are selling them for $35 and others for $24.

      How can I compete with the sellers who are selling them for $24 is there some secret place I can get brand name products instead of knockoff brands? Do you have to call Otter box and ask them If they are willing to deal with me?

      I'm very confused. UGH!
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      Hi Ilovemyboys,

      The fact that these sellers are selling at such a low retail price could have a couple of reasons.

      - They could be ordering large quantities directly from the manufacturer which could then offer them a discount because of the high volume order. With the discount they received, they will be able to lower their retail price.

      Try contacting Otterbox and ask them if you can order directly from them. Find out their MOQ and prices and see if this is where the other sellers sources their cases from. Contact Otterbox here: Contact OtterBox Customer Service Today! // OtterBox.com

      - The other sellers could also be sourcing their cases from wholesale liquidators of ex-catalog, surplus and overstock lots. One of those suppliers is Overstock.com. These suppliers might not be able to supply you with the latest range of products, but they will get you a good price.

      Mentioned above are some ways to source Otterbox cases at a lower price. You could also try having a look at some other manufacturers of mobile cases. Here are some that seem to have the same style modern designs as Otterbox does.


      If you are not going to be able to compete with the prices for Otterbox cases on eBay, it might be a good idea to start looking for a new hot brand of mobile cases to start selling.

      Also have a look at esources. They are the biggest trade directory listing verified wholesale suppliers, manufacturers and distributors.

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      Hope this helps
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