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I am going to the USA for my holidays and was thinking of buying something I can make a profit on ebay. Can anyone suggest anything that is cheap in the USA which can be sold for a profit in the UK. …
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
I am going to the USA for my holidays and was thinking of buying something I can make a profit on ebay. Can anyone suggest anything that is cheap in the USA which can be sold for a profit in the UK. I was hoping to cover a large chunck of my expenses, so looking for high priced items.
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
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#1
I-phone, MacBook. or MacBook Pro
#2
Customs?

They state anyway that you are not allowed to bring back goods for re sale
banned#3
Abercrombie and fitch clothing. I can't stand the fake stuff on ebay.
[helper]#4
Isnt it just something like only £150 worth of goods you can bring back from USA? Dosent seem like its worth the hassle.
#5
LJM
Isnt it just something like only £150 worth of goods you can bring back from USA? Dosent seem like its worth the hassle.


Your allowed;

A litre of spirits, two litres of wine and 200 cigarettes (or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco), 60cc of perfume, 250cc of eau de toilette and £145 (about €183) worth of other goods including gifts and souvenirs.

Your not allowed to bring back anything for re sale though
#6
yup and I hope all of the above OP's stick to it.. :)... come on guys.. i dont know about buying to sell... but I do buy from the US causse its ridiculously cheap.. :).. and you guys must be buying ure laptops and assorted products from there for personal use!!
#7
who says he has bought them as gifts anyway? unless he admits to it which i doubt it!!! they are for personal use....
#8
kate50dadford
who says he has bought them as gifts anyway? unless he admits to it which i doubt it!!! they are for personal use....


Not to state the obvious, of course, but he just gave his intentions on a website with 100,000+ members, for all to read.
#9
I'm not sure about getting the iPhone... This is from the website...

To purchase and activate iPhone 3G, you need the following:*

* Credit card
* Social security number
* Valid government-issued photo ID
* Current wireless account number and password or PIN (if you’re new to AT&T)
#10
Underarmour cold gear/hot gear maybe.
#11
armani exchange goods...always sell well
banned#12
Why not buy from a US website?
#13
Tag Heuer watches, you can make an absolute killing,
disclaimer - please make sure its legal etc.
#14
Gerber multitools, Torches (Flashliights) top brands like Maglite, Peli, Sure Fire etc.

Jeans Levis, Nike - need we say any more

FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY!! :)
#15
Sadly, I don't think you have a prayer.

Virtually anything you can buy in the States can be bouight here over the internet. The price may be cheaper, but the carriage will be higher, if it's a high-value item and you are buying from anybody except the most dodgy then you will get stung by customs, and if anything goes wrong with it you've bought yourself a cartload of trouble. So you either take the risk and buy over the internet from the States, or buy here and pay the higher price.

All you seem to be offering is your own mark-up in place of carriage and customs, and you're hoping to make enough to cover the cost of the trip?

Then you intend to sell on eBay, who will want their cut, and you will either have to set a reserve or buy-it-now price and risk not selling the item quickly (or at all), or you put it out to auction and risk making a loss. For me, one of the greatest attractions to buying on eBay is low cost. If you've sold before and have good rep you might be OK, but if you're a newbie trying to unload a high value item you will probably run into a significant amount of distrust.

The only thing I can think of is that you go for something that can't legally be exported from the States, or isn't yet released here. Low-value items might include DVDs that aren't available here yet, but again people who want them will get them elsewhere.

Your best bet is probably to go for something high-tech that you can't get here. For example, I got an eye-fi card from the States before they were available here. But again, that was comparatively low-value. Try reading tech magazines for ideas, or look at http://news.cnet.com/crave/ or http://crave.cnet.co.uk/ to find out what the geeks amongst us will kill for next.

And good luck - personally, I think your enterprise is fraught with dangers and probably doomed. Which is why I won't be a millionaire this time next year.
#16
converse all stars and anything from Hot Topic
#17
Linited edition Vinyl toys, clothing and art.
[url]www.kidrobot.com[/url] for example

The price ramp for the UK and Europe is massive as they don't really have decent UK suppliers. And the suppliers are trteated by KR as any normal buyer. So no discounts or release date items.

I've made a fortune on designer vinyl, IF you can get in the states you'll be laughing...

Shima
#18
shimagoza
Linited edition Vinyl toys, clothing and art.
[url]www.kidrobot.com[/url] for example

The price ramp for the UK and Europe is massive as they don't really have decent UK suppliers. And the suppliers are trteated by KR as any normal buyer. So no discounts or release date items.

I've made a fortune on designer vinyl, IF you can get in the states you'll be laughing...

Shima


Could you tell me a little more as I haven't got a clue about this stuff. Never even heard of it.
#19
Okay I need to know when you're going then I can advise you on what to buy.
Also you have to be aware that sometimes the longer you wait to sell the more profit you will make.
This isn't always the case but I thought I'd mention it.
As with anything limited edition, once it has sold out the values start going up...

For exmaple:
http://www.kidrobot.com/products2.cfm?ID=6894&cfid=8346108&cftoken=83383950&nav_chooser=

Sold in US for $50, but will now retail over here at £50 I would think.. So thats 200% mark up.

I have just sold my Dunny Series 2 - Big Mouth for £85. And it only cost me £6 in 2005 :)

Whoop! I'm off to las vegas at the end of month to "invest" some capital!

Shima
#20
We brought some software from U.S to use in the U.K for a business.
Although you will not be doing anything illegal as it is legit software – you will find it not supported in either country.

I think this is why we are called 'The Gold Coast' as we pay almost double of what they pay in the U.S.A. It's a joke.
#21
i'm thinking to buy the new iphone 3g from there

but i hear it's buggy, and harder to unlock?

any ideas on how to get this for cheaper?

also is the macbook pro really that much cheaper? :)

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