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Macy’s September Auction is Live

Our Macy’s September auction event is live with lots running through Tuesday (9/21/10) and Wednesday (9/22/10) of next week. There is some fantastic inventory live including some top brands. I particularly like: – the assortment of premier handbags, including Chanel and Burberry. – these smaller fine jewelry lots – this lot of Oakley Sunglasses If …

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The new Sam’s Club auction site is live

This week we launched the new Sam’s Club auction site on the B-Stock platform! This launch is the culmination of some great work done by the B-Stock and Sam’s Club teams. After a long history of operating on the former Fairmarket platform (acquired by eBay in 2003), the Sam’s Club auction site has successfully transitioned …

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Why and When to avoid Holding Inventories

Ran across this nice, succinct overview of why companies should implement Liquidation Sales Management Systems like B-Stock’s. Don’t telegraph underlying weakness or problems. Keep inventory clean all the time, not just after the all-too-common end of quarter fire drill. Here is the text of the article: Every business organization that is engaged in manufacturing, trading …

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Gap betting on black

I read this report by Phil Wahba on Gap Inc. today. Two things struck me that I think make it clear why it is so hard to run a fashion retailer well: 1. Wahba reports in the article that Gap is betting on the success of their new “black pants” line. They are preparing an …

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Apple iPods, Garmin Nuvis, HP laptops & more on BStockSupply.com

It is great to see the new inventory that just launched on BStockSupply.com. There is a wide variety of liquidation product from refurbished consumer electronics to power tools and accessories. The electronics include Apple iPods, HP and Asus notebook computers, Asus netbooks and Garmin GPS units. These products are all refurbished and many come with …

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Jean Kovacs, founder of Comergent Technologies, joins B-Stock Advisory Board

I am excited to announce the addition of Jean Kovacs to our Advisory Board. Jean founded Comergent Technologies, built it into a world class enterprise software company and sold it to Sterling Commerce in 2006. Her operational experience running an organization that built and sold e-commerce-oriented enterprise software solutions into the same markets that we …

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Retail Returns Spell Disaster For Investors

Sobering article by Will Ashworth on the financial side of retail customer returns. He says that, “According to the National Retail Federation, customers returned merchandise valued at $185.5 billion in 2009, approximately 8% of total sales.” Given that most returned product cannot be resold in the store, it often ends up in liquidation. The fact …

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