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Flea Market History: An Interesting Past

Flea markets are a great way that many of B-Stock’s buyers make their living.  Buying liquidation inventory from our various marketplaces and taking that inventory to flea markets is a great way to make some money.  It sparked my interest in the history of the flea market, so I did some reading. Flea Market History …

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A Quick Guide to Buying Retail Returns

Retail customer returns can be a great source of inventory for the right type of business. eBay sellers, flea market merchants, bargain outlet retailers and online sellers can all benefit from buying pallets of returns from major retailers. Every retailer takes returns back from customers. It is a basic cost of doing business in retail. …

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A Quick Guide To Liquidation Electronics. What You Should Know

Liquidation Electronics is one of the largest and most popular product categories in the liquidation industry. Liquidation Electronics typically includes TVs, home theater systems, computers, GPS units, cell phones, video game consoles, printers, and MP3 players. All of the electronics items you see on the shelves of department stores or large retailers have limited shelf …

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Liquidation Appliances

The home appliance category primarily features washers, dryers, refrigerators, ranges, ovens, and dishwashers. As most of you may know, these popular home appliances are generally very pricey, especially for brand new, top of the line models. As a result, many consumers have turned to the secondary market to find better deals on home appliances. These …

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A Quick Guide To Liquidation TVs. What You Should Know

The TV Liquidation industry is profitable, with many resellers making a good return on reselling liquidation TVs. All of the items you see on the shelves of department stores or large retailers have a shelf life. If retailers cannot sell their stock in an efficient amount of time, they must pull these out and sell …

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A Guide To Wholesale Liquidators And Auction Liquidators. What You Should Know.

Wholesale liquidators are suppliers who have huge selections of wholesale, closeout, overstock, and surplus merchandise in their own warehouses. Frequently, they do buy directly from large retailers. These large retailers, however, add markups since they house hundreds of thousands of products and need to remain profitable. They distribute their inventory to large buyers. Auction Liquidators …

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A Quick Guide To Overstock Inventory. What You Should Know

Overstock inventory is inventory that was not able to sell within an efficient amount of time at the retail locations. These items have never been purchased by a customer, and therefore, are not returns and should not be defective. When the supply exceeds demand, companies are faced with a loss, which may have resulted from …

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How Liquidation Sales Gives Buyers an Opportunity to Acquire Inventory at Huge Discounts

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Most excess inventory comes from consumer returns. Retailers typically cannot re-stock and sell the returned merchandise in their stores. Accenture calculates that 5% of returns are related to actual product defects, 27% reflect buyer’s remorse, and 68% are characterized as “No Trouble Found.” Many of these excess products would normally be sold at a huge …

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A Guide to Online Liquidation Sites

Liquidation.com Liquidation.com buys and consigns returned merchandise from large and small sellers and auctions it off via their Liquidation.com marketplace. Liquidation.com owns several warehouses across the country that house their inventory. More often than not, the product comes directly from one of those warehouses. However, on occasion, the products may come from an individual seller …

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A Quick Guide To Excess Inventory. What You Should Know.

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By definition, excess inventory is inventory that a retailer no longer wants sitting on store shelves or a manufacturer wants out of their warehouse. Large retailers need to constantly clear out their remaining old inventory to make room for the new. Large retailers must keep up with the latest products and replenish their stock with …

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