I have noticed over the past few weeks if you trawl the wholesale section looking for bulk stock for your ebay shop a lot of people are selling their 'wholesale' secrets on where to buy the top stock from at super cheap prices! It sounds great and as an ebay shop holder I was dying to find a good cheap wholesaler to purchase video games from. So when I was offered a list of amazing video game wholesalers for only £9.99 I jumped at the chance.
However BEWARE these lists are a. not worth 1p let alone £10 and b. do not contain what you expected. First of all yes it was a list of wholesalers. Unfortunately many of them were 'below par' offering very old goods or out of date stock like games for the playstation 1 which are nearly 10 years old.... also many of these wholesalers wont trade with you unless you are a limited company and as most ebay sole traders are not, these wholesalers are useless.
Next part which dissappointed me is that a lot of these wholesalers make you join a club or something to actually allow you to even get the prices of the stock they have, which is ridiculous as you join only to find that their stock prices are nowhere near as cheap as you expected for a wholesaler and unless you are VAT registered then you will save very little in terms of price (for a VAT company it might be worth it a bit more as they can claim VAT back). Otherwise I would advise you to steer clear of these of these amazing deals for £5-10 who will tell you where to buy amazingly cheap stock from, chances are you are just giving them a tenner.
Also, you will notice your ebay account then becomes fair game to be sold on to a chinese wholesale company who will bombard you will 'an ebay member wants to show you this item....' emails. Incredibly annoying to get adverts for chinese underwear in your inbox 10 times a day when you sell video games, and there is no way to stop these from happening as they come from an ebay member, so to block the email address permenantly is to block all ebay emails, something an ebay trader dosent want to do!
Annoying and my waller is now £10 lighter. STEER CLEAR OF ANY OFFER OF A WHOLESALER LIST!! USE THE YELLOW PAGES INSTEAD, ITS FREE
Learning curve i guess having an ebay shop.