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      Buying pallets of returns - What is the risk when I deal with these?

      I am thinking of purchasing a few pallets of returned electronics and want to know if anyone has had success making a profit of pallets.

      Is it a good idea to buy pallets of returns? What are the risks?
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      I do not deal in return pallets anymore after taking too many losses.

      The pallets have been “cherry picked” meaning the quality items have already been removed. This leaves you with merchandise that does not work and cannot be sold.
      Ponder this:

      • Does the pallet supplier have a retail store?
      • How old is the merchandise?
      • Have the electronics been tested to see if they work?
      • What is the supplier’s guarantee of quality?

      Buying anything unseen is always a risk. Think realistically about what you may have to put into the electronics before they can even be sold.
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      Check the wholesalers policy on pallets being searched before going to sell. Sometimes return pallets can yield a large profit if you get quality products.

      I have bought clothing pallets before and seen a big profit. However, I have also taken a lot due to receiving damaged and stained clothing. There is always a risk with buying pallets of returns.

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      The wholesaler I am working with says the return pallets are not picked over. I am going to ask about their quality guarantee.

      Why would it matter if the wholesaler selling me the return item pallets had a retail store?

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      Return pallets are priced well below RRP and you will have a hard time selling them even at that price. More than that, merchandise in return pallets are a few years old at best.

      The price is too good to be true which is why so many new traders make the mistake and buy pallets of uninspected goods.

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      Should the wholesaler you are purchasing the pallets from have a retail store or sell on eBay then they are your competition.

      Why would a wholesaler give you the better merchandise if they need to sell it too?

      You do not have to rule out using a wholesaler simply because they have a retail store, but buying return pallets is different from purchasing new stock. You may not be getting the best deal.

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      This wholesaler does sell on eBay and I think you make a valid point about competition.

      Im worried Im going to be left with damaged goods.

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      People return items for a variety of reasons; it does not have to be because the electronics are broken.

      Asking the age of the products is a good idea with all electronics. Chances are about 30% to 60% of the products will be good enough to sell or very easy to fix. You might have to use the rest for parts.

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      When I bought return pallets, many of the clothes were returned because they were the wrong size or had a stain that was easy to remove. You have to calculate that time into the pallet cost.

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      How often do you have to repair items in a return pallet?

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