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      Liquidation Newbie Here

      Hi, I just got laid off yesterday but I've been looking into this stuff for a while now. I'd like to at least give it a shot and see where it goes from there, but I am very skeptical after hearing mixed reviews. I've already registered with Liquidation.com and I'm ready to bid on something, but I've heard a lot of negative things about their shipping fees (I will not be shipping out of the country).

      Once I've won an auction, the seller isn't about to jack the shipping prices up to an unlawful amount, right? For instance if I see a $60 shipping quote, will I be charged $400 for shipping if the seller decides to go that route? I'm very skeptical about the whole situation.

      Also, what other fees beside the 8% buyers premium and the 2% quantity variance should I expect?

      Anyway, you can see that I'm new to this but I'm one single post away from understanding it. It would be amazing if you could just give me the top few most reliable and/or favorite wholesale distribution sites if you don't necessarily trust Liquidation.com. I went to the 'review' forum but there are thousands to choose from. I honestly don't know where to start!

      Thanks in advance,
      Charles
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      Hi Charles,

      Welcome to Wholesale Forum

      Have you tried directing these questions to Liquidation.com? They are a NASDAQ listed company, and any agreement you sign with them and information you receive from them by email constitutes a binding contract. You will safeguard yourself far more if you receive a reply directly from the lion's mouth.

      You should also bear in mind that many of the ranters online are inexperienced sellers, with limited knowledge of business and related ratios. Our bets advice is to read their terms in full, ask them direct questions, ensure you are happy with the replies, and once you have all the information in hand make your decision.

      There are other ways to source liquidated stock if you are unhappy with their terms of trade.
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      Hi Charles,

      My name is Anne and I work at Liquidation.com. It sounds like you have some questions/concerns about our marketplace, and I'd be happy to answer them for you.

      Regarding the cost to ship items, the shipping quote you receive reflects the best cost available to us from our Liquidation.com carriers, and our sellers do not have the ability to regulate that cost. So no, they won't hike up your cost to ship after you've won the auction . The cost may change slightly from your quote to the final estimate due only to the cost of fuel at the current time, if you end up shipping your items to a residence (which is more expensive), and the city to/from which you're shipping. For example, the Dept. of Homeland Security has labeled the cities of New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. as "high-risk" areas, and as a result, our carriers must charge a higher rate to ship to or from those locations, and those won't be reflected in the quotes you receive. While our bids are binding, if your shipping costs were to vary extremely from your initial quote we would be happy to cancel the transaction at no penalty to you (that situation rarely comes up, though).

      I do have a few suggestions for you if you're looking to lower your shipping cost. The first is to look for auctions that allow you to arrange your own shipping (these are labeled, "Buyer May Arrange Shipping"). What that means is that you'll be able to pick up your merchandise at one of our warehouses, or at the sellerís location, and avoid paying shipping charges. Secondly, if you can ship your items to a commercial location (as opposed to a residence), then your cost will be lower. If you purchased multiple auctions, you can also combine your shipments if they are shipping from the same location (either the same seller location or from the same Liquidation.com warehouse if we're holding the products ourselves).

      Regarding additional fees besides the 8% buyer's premium and 2% quantity variance, there are none . We strive to put as much detail as possible into our auction listings so that you can make an informed decision about the merchandise, so there won't be any surprises. If there are, we sincerely apologize and you can submit a dispute to get your money back immediately.

      We have an FAQ page on our site that might answer some of your shipping-related questions. Feel free to check it out if you haven't already, and if you still have questions, please feel free to reach out to me directly. My e-mail address is: *Visible to qualifying WF members only*.

      Hope this helps!

      Regards,
      Anne

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