Watch out when shopping for cellphone at wholesale, it might get very difficult and you may lose a lot cash very quick. We now have been shopping for cell telephones at wholesale lever for over Three years now, we all know this enterprise very effectively.
Let me begin off by explaining what occurred to our firm final week. We had one in every of our patrons contact us, he appeared very anxious to speak to somebody on the telephone. Effectively I gave him my cellphone quantity and he known as immediately. He had been a fantastic purchaser of ours for over one yr. He began off by asking what elements and telephones we at present had in inventory. I merely gave him breakdown of recent cell telephones and elements in inventory.
What occurred subsequent is a robust lesson when dealing in wholesale. He then requested “what telephones do you want” I gave him some issues, however he didn’t soar on all of them he merely mentioned “oh the Nextel i870 board?” I can get 100 of them for $XX.XX every. The worth was proper round what the price is for us from different suppliers (discover he didn’t go overboard right here). Then he merely mentioned, “let me name them to make sure they’ve them in inventory and I’ll name you again”
He didn’t name again that day, however the subsequent day he known as and mentioned sure, they’ve them, and I can have them in inventory tomorrow. I used to be anxious to get them as a result of this mannequin was offered out for a couple of weeks. I agreed to the value and despatched him the cash (wire-transfer)
A couple of classes discovered.
1. By no means Ship cash wire-transfer until you’ve got handled the folks earlier than and belief them. (We already knew this, however overlooked it, as a result of we wished this Nextel mannequin)
2. By no means Ship Western Union, (identical as wire switch)
Effectively evidently two months later I lastly obtained him to reply his telephone and he instructed me, he was in an accident and couldn’t full the order. I requested for refund. Now it has been two extra months and he doesn’t reply his telephone. Cash within the trash.
Right here is the easiest recommendation I can supply anybody when coping with wholesale suppliers.
1. At all times pay COD (if you understand them)
2. Pay utilizing a bank card or related service provider service (this reduces your threat about 80-90% (you’ll be able to all the time do cost again)
three. At all times get an e mail affirmation or fax of what the returns are or what they’re providing you in case of a faulty merchandise.
four. Wholesale is way completely different world of enterprise, it’s far more cut-throat and really dangerous. Nevertheless you’ll be able to dramatically minimize these dangers down by speaking to somebody on the wholesale cell phone parts suppliers and utilizing the steps above.
5. When somebody appears anxious to promote you one thing, they’re both mendacity and want the cash rapidly, or it’s a very arduous to seek out merchandise.