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post #61 of 66 (permalink) Old 03-21-2019, 07:58 AM
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Sometimes there is no choice. I'm finding meself going farther and farther afield searching for someone who has items in stock and have found I am cleaning out their remaining stock.

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It's called drop ship and it saves people money. I don't understand the "CORPORATIONS ARE BAD" hysteria....Jesus.

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It's called drop ship and it saves people money...
Drop shipping doesn't always save money. It's not always faster, either.

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It's called drop ship and it saves people money. I don't understand the "CORPORATIONS ARE BAD" hysteria....Jesus.
Drop shipping is super shady imo. Bought a 1070 from ebay a few years back. Ebay being ebay, I figured I would return it back to amazon (it was drop shipped) as I hate doing returns because 'I changed my mind' on an order.

Contact amazon only to find out that the ebay seller, let amazon know that the package had not been delivered and got a full refund from them (after I left them feedback) that I paid for (and received)...
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Drop shipping is what you do when you are running your business out of the study in your parents house.
Not exactly. Drop shipping is when a vendor is out of stock on an item and, instead of waiting to for its supplier to ship the item to the vendor who then would ship the item to the customer, the vendor instructs the supplier to ship the item directly to the customer.

What you described is illicit arbitrage where the "vendor" lists products the vendor will never keep in stock, let alone package and ship, and who, upon receiving an order, reorders from another vendor and has it dropped shipped to the customer. That kind of arbitrage is roughly the equivalent of ticket scalping.

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