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Tue June 12 2012 11:35:56

Would You Use eBay's New Wholesale Deals Site?

By: Julia Wilkinson

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eBay is testing a new wholesale marketplace for Top-Rated Sellers, "eBay Wholesale Deals: An Exclusive Marketplace." Invitations were recently emailed to a select number of sellers, and the site is allegedly only for Top-Rated Sellers, although there is a link to a "Wholesaler Interest Form" on the Wholesale Deals Site.

The new marketplace will feature only vetted wholesalers: eBay says it pre-screens them all prior to approval, and the deals will be competitive and based on price comparisons on both eBay and other websites.

This comes in the wake of eBay's experiment with its "Reseller Marketplace," launched in 2005 in alliance with China's Global Sources, and closed in 2009, with eBay explaining it was looking instead to its third-party developers to provide reseller apps directly on the eBay Selling Manager Platform.  One of the reasons given was also so a larger group of sellers could access to the same liquidated items, rather than only  PowerSellers on the Reseller Marketplace.

Did you use eBay's old Reseller Marketplace, or even know of its existence? What do you think of this new Wholesale Deals site: is it something you'd like to be able to use?  Should eBay be restricting access to it to only Top-Rated Sellers? Do you even deal at all with wholesale inventory?

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by: AngelaTC This user has validated their user name.

Tue Jun 12 13:19:04 2012

I did know about the reseller's marketplace, but no - I didn't use it, and I doubt I'll use this incarnation of the concept either.  It seems ridiculous - why would I want to buy from the same place my eBay competition buys from?  Especially when the bigger players will likely be getting bigger discounts.

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by: ohexpress This user has validated their user name.

Tue Jun 12 13:22:32 2012

No, looked and no wholesale prices there, markup to low, no worth even thinking about it

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by: Feller This user has validated their user name.
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Tue Jun 12 15:18:40 2012

No, the prices are not what I would consider wholesale, at least not for the type of items I sell. Plus, why would I want to sell what everyone else on eBay is selling?  

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by: lococanucko This user has validated their user name.
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Tue Jun 12 18:42:27 2012

Do you really thing eBay has some kind of secret access to wholesalers who will only agree to sell to powersellers only ?

Or wholesalers who will see value in ONLY selling to powersellers ?

If so I have some nice Ocean front property I can sell you in Vegas :)

eBays pathetic attempts at adding value really makes me laugh.  

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This user has validated their user name. by: Ming the Merciless

Tue Jun 12 19:06:20 2012

Why not just go directly to Alibaba?

When is comes to ebay, less is better.

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This user has validated their user name. by: Ric

Tue Jun 12 20:17:25 2012

While I have not seen listings or prices, it seems like eBay is simply creating a walled off marketplace where select sellers will attempt to sell to invited buyers.

As Groucho Marx said " I refuse to join a club that would have me as a member..."

If these alleged deals are so good, why not simply bring them into eBay where all the action is.

Perhaps this is a maneuver by ebay to attract wholesalers today only to push them into eBay proper tomorrow.

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by: lonestar This user has validated their user name.

Tue Jun 12 23:10:06 2012

What exactly did ebay do to 'vet' the wholesalers?  I'd be doing some re-vetting before I touched anything associated with ebay.

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by: Lawrence A Dickerson This user has validated their user name.

Tue Jun 12 23:26:28 2012

I am not even a seller and this offer of bargain wholesale to top rated sellers only ticks me off.The big time sellers have no problem sourcing products.It's the mom and pop small time that has difficulty in purchasing because they can't buy in volume.

If eBay were to make a co-op of small sellers so they too could actually compete by purchasing at volume pricing then that would be a "big" deal.

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by: JoJo This user has validated their user name.

Tue Jun 12 23:37:26 2012

Madness.

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by: Bloggo This user has validated their user name.

Tue Jun 12 23:46:06 2012

Vetted by eBay. That's funny.

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by: expertbenefits This user has validated their user name.

Wed Jun 13 01:10:26 2012

These are not the type of items I sell on ebay or buy on ebay so far. I would have to agree if they can get them in large quantities and I know nothing about them, I would not risk buying them, prices high for items. Is this a pre-stage to warehousing, a test? Who knows what  will be next!  

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by: mindelec This user has validated their user name.

Wed Jun 13 01:38:59 2012

i would *if* (and this is a big if)  there were items there that i thought i could resell at a profit.  i highly doubt that would be true though.

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by: used2luv2sell This user has validated their user name.

Wed Jun 13 02:03:27 2012

I wonder how long they will wait to impose all kinds of requirements to be met and hoops to jump through for these new wholesalers.

Don't take the bait! You know they are just chomping at the bit to give you the curse of invisibility.

Just because it's by invitation only, doesn't mean they have any respect for you or your business.  

Ebay has already shown how they ''value'' sellers, so give them the cold shoulder and let them eat their wholesale offer.  

Does the offer come with proof that items will actually be visible to buyers?  I think not.

Same old Ebay, different day.

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by: go-figure This user has validated their user name.

Wed Jun 13 08:00:40 2012

@Bloggo - Vetted by eBay. That's funny. (Funny comment, I liked that).

From looking at this a few times, all that we see in our product line is the larger sellers on eBay offering to sell their unwanted or excess stock to smaller eBay sellers at a price that's too high to compete with the "wholesaler". To give you an example, one item was "offered" through eBay's wholesale "service" at $11.50 a unit plus shipping (gee, the wholesaler GETS to charge for shipping). The problem is, the same "wholesaler" has the same item for sale on ZomBay at $19 with free shipping. Good luck making money at that margin!!!!

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by: Theresa This user has validated their user name.

Wed Jun 13 08:40:15 2012

I received an invitation to join this site a couple of months ago.....I did merely as curiosity to see what was being offered.  Each Monday I receive an email to check out the newest offerings.  To date offerings are slim and in my opinion, the prices are not good and the products are junk that could easily be found elsewhere for less.  I think this will have a shorter lifespan than the reseller marketplace.

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by: bacpro This user has validated their user name.
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Wed Jun 13 09:26:56 2012

NO, I would not use to sell, but would use to look for bargains and sell on other sites.

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by: JustTheFacts This user has validated their user name.

Wed Jun 13 10:08:30 2012

ebays last try at this only resulted in INFLATED prices and CRAZY shipping rates.

MOST were selling things for MORE than what they were selling for ON EBAY!

It was LAUGHABLE.  It also reminds me of their "daily deals", their deals are NOT del at all.  And what is even funnier is that the DSRS and feedback for many of the daily deals are TERRIBLE.  I would be AFRAID to buy from most of them in the OFF chance they did offer a "good deal".

Instead of ebay trying to be Amzon Plus they should stick to what they DID best, which is provide a VENUE for EVERYONE and stay OUT of our business!

ebay now feels the need to MICRO manage every aspect of our business and then PLAY DUMB when whenever their system breaks down.  

Maybe if they spent more time PROFECTING their system and LESS time thinkng of ways to OVER CHARGE and HURT sellers with another HORRIBLE policy change.  

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by: vero This user has validated their user name.

Wed Jun 13 19:05:38 2012

NO

At first they come with their 1 fits all tracking shipping policy, which made me and a lot of others loose their top rated status, then they create the wholesale place.

Do you think sellers like me who got screwed by ebay would want to buy there - no way.
Guess what tricks they have included in this offer.

Ebay is not a loyal businesspartner you can trust.

Me and other sellers have a perfect score in customer service,
only because we sell low value items, and can't afford higher shipping cost with track, and also our customer wouldn't accept higher shipping costs, we lost our TOP rated status, then they turn around and screw us.

By the way the track policy is a farce. Ebay says it's what the customer wants. BS because 1st class package is not really trackble, USPS only has to scan it when it gets delivered, which means NO PROFIT for the customer or the seller, when it gets lost then it gets lost.

It's all about getting rid of seller, and making more money on the shipping for ebay.

Since years I checked the so called wholesaler, 90% are overpriced. To have a real profit you have to go to the manufacturer direct.

Ebay was once a market where you found the rare one of a kind and exciting items, now you find cheap fakes, or things you can buy at any department etc. store. Nothing unique anymore for the buyers. For the sellers it's all only about policy, policy, policy.

This is NO place anymore to do business.

In addition, I DON'T buy ANITHING from CHINA as much as I can.
What I don't want to use or give to my children, I wouldn't want to sell to my customer.

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by: NullApps This user has validated their user name.
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Wed Jun 13 23:49:20 2012

@ Lawrence A Dickerson

And then what?  In your example you have a several sellers working together to get a better wholesale price but then the next thing they all do is list that same product that they all bought at the same price onto eBay?

Years ago I came across what I thought was a great wholesale supplier.  They would auction off lots of their products weekly.  However it was always the case that other eBay sellers were buying from their auctions so the only way to profit was to buy all their stock of a particular item each week or buy the first lot and leverage your weeklong headstart against them.  I suspect this wholesale site will suffer from the same problem.



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