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      Wholesale Video and PC Games in Canada or the USA

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      Hi VPCGames,

      Welcome to Wholesale Forum

      Try the following sources to get started:

      - Dealer, Video Game Wholesalers, Distributors, Become Vendors, and Retailers, Buy PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS, Xbox 360, Used, PC Games and Consoles - mcdvideogames.com
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      It appears as though the links provided are to the publishers' distributors.

      I'm currently in the process of developing a business case and trying to research optimal prices for video games in order to determine whether my proposed business plan is viable, however whenever I try to contact actual video game manufacturers / wholesalers they hang up on me or do not return my calls.

      From reading on Wholesale Forum, it seems as that most video game companies will not deal with me unless I have a business license, however I do not plan on obtaining a business license until I can determine whether my business plan is viable.

      Does anyone have any advice that they could offer?

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      Hi Tcharbo,

      Welcome to Wholesale Forum

      Something you should consider first is that the market for new video games releases is extremely competitive, profit margins are very tight and you are up against established sellers who are able to buy and sell stock in very large quantities. All these factors make this a very tough market to break into.

      However, if you have your mind set on selling video games, and you want to obtain market research data about the profits you can make, then we suggest setting up a simulation. Big retailers of video games often offer a specific title at near, or even below, their cost price (also known as "loss leaders") to draw in more customers and gauge interest. You could alternatively follow a seller of the games you want to resell on a site like eBay or Amazon, monitor prices and the amount of units he is able to sell for a set period of time. From a simulation like this you can calculate the price you should be able to buy at to secure the profit margin you'll be happy to operate on.

      Amazon and other big retailers of new releases can obtain very competitive prices for video games because they buy stock in extremely large quantities, directly from the publishers, and turn around their stock extremely quickly. This is why we discourage you from investing in a video games business, unless you can think of a business plan that is more rounded, for example like creating a game house where gamers can meet, exchange opinions over a drink and some food, and buy games and accessories directly at your game house, with repairs services and so on.

      One way to compete in the video games market is by buying and reselling used video games, which tend to have lower competition, can be sourced at cheaper prices and tend to have higher profit margins. Also sourcing surplus and overstock video games from wholesale liquidators can be a viable business solution, however these will generally come from closed down games retailers, which is a singularity on its own and not something you could base a sustainable business on. You could source from the following US supplier of used and overstock video games:

      BRE Software Wholesale Used Video Game Sales

      Instead of focusing on a highly competitive product like video games we suggest focusing on a niche market with a good demand to competition ratio. Products which are in high demand and have low competition are the ideal base on which to build a profitable and successful business. The important thing is to concentrate on one niche and dominate it. If you are knowledgeable about the product you sell then you have the added advantage of conveying professionalism and trust to your customers which will make them loyal to your business. If you want to learn more about niche markets then we suggest reading the following threads which will help you understand how to choose your niche product:

      https://www.wholesaleforum.com/discu...ll-about-1651/
      https://www.wholesaleforum.com/discu...markets-16543/
      https://www.wholesaleforum.com/discu...at-sell-11574/
      https://www.wholesaleforum.com/discu...products-1437/
      https://www.wholesaleforum.com/discu...ld-avoid-3181/
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