Wireless Network Marketplace FAQ
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- Applying & Logging In
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How do I apply on Wireless Network Marketplace? Is there any cost to me?
Click here to create an account. Fill in the required fields, attach a valid reseller's certificate and click the submit button. We will notify you within one business day if your account is approved.
All Canadian buyers must submit their business # (GST/HST/QST) and click the submit button. We will notify you within one business day if your account is approved.
There is no fee for applying or for being an approved buyer on Wireless Network Marketplace.
Can I apply if I am located outside of the United States?
Yes. If you are registering as a Canadian buyer on Wireless Network Marketplace, due to geographical restrictions, certain categories will be unavailable. Smartphones & Tablets are only available to bidders outside of Canada at this time. Consumer Electronics auctions will be made available to Canadian buyers. All Canadian buyers must submit their business # (GST/HST/QST).
If you are registering as an international buyer on Wireless Network Marketplace, we require some form of official documentation that shows the purchase is for export so we can ensure that sales tax does not need to be charged on your purchases. This can include an exporter's license, registration with the department of revenue with your country, or business registration form. If you have already registered, you can fax this form to (650) 241-3328 or you can submit it here. Please note that international buyers are responsible for arranging their own shipping on all transactions, and certain auctions may only be available to buyers in the United States. An additional $25 fee must be included on any international wire payment as well.
I am an exporter located in the United States. Can I apply?
A reseller's certificate is required for approval of any buyer located in the United States, not including states that do not charge sales tax.
Buyers are required to use Kuehne + Nagel as shipper and Customs Broker. Shipping & Customs charges will be paid to Kuehne + Nagel directly after the sale. Shipping Estimates provided by Kuehne + Nagel are included on the auction page for your convenience. This estimate does not include any customs related fees. Instructions and Kuehne + Nagel contact information will be provided to the winning bidder in the “Bid Won” email.
First Time buyers must send a signed Power of Attorney form to Kuehne + Nagel before your order will be released. This form and instructions will be provided post-purchase. Per Order, buyers must provide a completed Importer ID Input Record Form 5106 as well as an FCC Form 740 (Importation of Radio Frequency Devices).
What is a reseller's certificate and why do I need it? Do all states require a reseller's certificate?
A reseller's certificate exempts buyers from paying sales tax on their purchases. We never collect sales tax on behalf of our sellers, and only sell to buyers who have state issued reseller's certificates. Users in any state that has a sales tax must submit a reseller's certificate to be approved on Wireless Network Marketplace. This may also be called a Uniform Multi-Jurisdiction form, an SSUTA form, or your state-specific resale document.
For instructions on how to obtain a reseller's certificate, example of images, or a blank form for your state, please visit our reseller certificate instructions page. If you live in Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire or Oregon, this is not required as part of your application.
Can I submit my EIN (Employer Identification Number)?
No. An EIN is a federal identification number, but a state issued certificate is required for approval on Wireless Network Marketplace.
How do I get a reseller's certificate?
For instructions on how to obtain a reseller's certificate for your state, please visit our reseller certificate instructions page.
How do I submit my reseller's certificate?
Click here to submit your resale certificate.
Why hasn't my account been approved yet?
Please allow one full business day for your application to be approved. If you have not been approved, it is likely because we have not received the proper reseller form from you. For instructions on how to obtain a reseller's certificate, example of images or a blank form for your state, please visit our reseller certificate instructions page.
How do I bid?
Once you are an approved buyer on Wireless Network Marketplace, you can go to any auction page and enter the highest amount that you are willing to pay. All bids are in USD (United States Dollar). Enter the amount in the white box to the right of "My Maximum Bid". Below, you will see the minimum allowable bid amount. Once the amount has been entered, click the "Bid Now" button. Please note the message near the top of the page, which indicates if your bid is high enough to become the current high bid. If not, you may wish to increase your bid. For each bid you enter, you will receive an email confirmation that your bid was successfully placed. Please Note: Due to certain geographical restrictions for specific categories, certain auctions may be unavailable in your area. In this case, the “Bid Now” button will be unavailable.
Is bidding restricted for certain categories?
Yes. If you are registered as a Canadian buyer on Wireless Network Marketplace, due to geographical restrictions, certain categories will be unavailable. Smartphones & Tablets are only available to bidders outside of Canada at this time. Consumer Electronics auctions will be made available to Canadian buyers.
Are Smartphones purchased through Wireless Network Marketplace unlocked?
Apple iPhones will be carrier unlocked (not tied into a certain carrier's network).
All other smartphones will be carrier locked (tied to a certain carrier’s network). The responsibility of unlocking the unit will be with the buyer, or ultimately the unit’s end user. Carrier locked manufacturers include but are not limited to: Samsung, Alcatel, Blackberry, Google, HTC, Huawei, Kyocera, LG, Microsoft, Motorola, Sony, Sonim, & ZTE.
Please see auction listing for complete details.
How large are the lots being sold?
Please refer to each auction title and description for detailed information.
What condition is the merchandise in? Is it all new?
Why do auctions extend at the end?
If a bid is placed in the last 5 minutes of an auction, the auction end time will extend for an additional 3 minutes. This is called "Popcorn Bidding" and gives all bidders an equal chance of winning an auction by extending the end time of the auction if a last minute bid is placed. Popcorn Bidding is used to simulate a live auction and prevents other bidders from "sniping" an auction at the last second.
How can I enter my maximum bid without it appearing to other bidders?
All bids placed on Wireless Network Marketplace act as "proxy" bids. You can bid the highest amount you are willing to bid and allow the system to manage the bidding for you. The Current Bid displayed on each auction is equivalent to the second highest bidder's bid, plus one bid increment ($25 on Wireless Network Marketplace). If the high bidder has placed a higher bid, it will not display. This allows bidders to know that if they place a proxy bid, they could still win the auction for any amount below or at their maximum bid. Please note that bid increments will increase at higher bid amounts.
Example: If you find an item that you are interested in that is currently at $1,000 without any bids and choose to bid $5,000, you will be winning the auction at $1,000. If another bidder places a bid for $1,100, you will be winning the auction at $1,125, one increment higher. The system will continue to automatically outbid other bidders on your behalf, but will never exceed your proxy bid of $5,000.
Can I buy merchandise without bidding on it?
All merchandise sold on Wireless Network Marketplace is in auction format only. If you only want to place one bid, you can always place a proxy bid.
Can I cancel my bid?
Please remember that every bid on B-Stock operated marketplaces is a binding contract. You are agreeing to buy the lot at the price you indicate should you ultimately be the high bidder. Bids may not be cancelled once submitted. If you accidentally enter a wrong bid amount (for example, you entered $1000 instead of $100) you can click on the Cancel link within the bid confirmation pop-up window to change your bid amount prior to submission. Changing your mind does not qualify as accidentally entering a wrong bid amount.
Your bids affect how other users bid within the auction and the auction's final selling price. We provide ample opportunity for you to check and double check your bid before submitting, so requests to cancel bids will most likely result in the suspension of your account.
A record of all bids is kept on file. If a current winning bid is disqualified in an auction for any reason, B-Stock will restore the next highest non-winning bid to winning status. This decision is made at the sole discretion of B-Stock Solutions.
Are the images on the site actual images of the merchandise?
Merchandise may be displayed in its current condition, or with a stock image. If it is unclear in any way, contact us prior to bidding.
Can I inspect the merchandise before bidding?
Merchandise cannot be inspected prior to bidding. All available information is detailed on the auction page.
Why did I lose the auction if I bid the same amount as another bidder?
In order to win an auction, you need to bid a higher amount than the current high bidder. If both you and another buyer placed maximum bids of $10,000, but the other bidder placed their bid before yours, they will win the auction.
How do I know if I win?
At the close of the auction, the winning bidder is notified by email. This will also show up as an order on the "Orders" page under the "Account" dropdown.
What currency is accepted on the site?
All auctions on Wireless Network Marketplace are in USD (United States Dollar). While the merchandise is located in Ontario, Canada, all bids placed are in USD and all shipping & customs estimates provided are USD.
How do I pay? How long do I have to pay?
All auctions must be paid by wire transfer, within 2 business days of auction close. Wire instructions will be included in your "Bid Won" email and on your Orders page after winning each auction. If you are unfamiliar with sending a wire, you can do it easily from your bank (usually for a small fee that varies by bank). Many banks allow you to send wires via their website. Ask your bank for details. Wire transfer confirmation may take up to 24 hours. B-Stock will only be collecting the amount referenced in the "Bid Won" email. All shipping, customs, and import charges will be paid directly to Kuehne + Nagel by credit card post-purchase.
Please make sure your teller is typing out both the account numbers and the address to ensure B-Stock receives payment.
What forms of payment do you accept? Do you accept credit cards?
Wire payment is the only form of payment accepted for B-Stock orders, as it is both instant and secure. This is the standard practice in the sale of liquidation lots. We do not accept credit cards, personal checks or Western Union for payments.
U.S. & International buyers will be required to arrange shipping & customs through Kuehne + Nagel after the sale. Kuehne + Nagel will only be accepting credit card payments for these services.
Can I Pay for Orders Using Account Credits?
Using our B-Stock Balance feature, you can pay for orders with account credit that you may have accrued.
For more information please visit B-Stock Balance.
Can I combine multiple payments together?
You may always combine multiple payments into one wire for auctions won within 2 days of each other, if you are complying with the payment policy. Please be sure to put all order numbers in the memo section of the wire.
What do I do after I have paid?
You should receive an email from Wireless Network Marketplace confirming your payment within 2 business days and the status of your order will be changed to "Paid" on your account. In this "Order Paid" email, you'll be provided with instructions to arrange your shipment.
U.S. and International buyers will be provided with contact information for Kuehne + Nagel in your "Order Paid" email, and are required to arrange shipping and customs through Kuehne + Nagel. Buyers will pay Kuehne + Nagel directly by credit card for shipping, customs brokerage, and all import charges.
For Domestic orders shipping to a Canadian address from our Barrie, ON facility, buyers may use their own resources or a carrier of their choice for pickup. Warehouse contact information will be provided post-purchase.
How does shipping work?
DOMESTIC SHIPMENTS Buyer Arranges Shipping; FOB at the Barrie facility’s dock. Buyer will receive instructions post-payment regarding shipping arrangements.
GLOBAL SHIPMENTS (NON U.S.) Buyers will be responsible for arranging their own shipping and customs broker. Kuehne + Nagel will be able to provide shipping & customs quotes on a case by case basis, based on the final destination of the order. Contact info will be provided on the auction page and post-purchase.
UNITED STATES SHIPMENTS Buyers are required to use Kuehne + Nagel as shipper and Customs Broker. Shipping & Customs charges will be paid to Kuehne + Nagel directly after the sale by credit card. Shipping Estimates provided by Kuehne + Nagel are included on the auction page for your convenience. This estimate does not include any customs related fees. Instructions and Kuehne + Nagel contact information will be provided to the winning bidder in the “Bid Won” email.
Please see our Shipping page for detailed information on shipping.
Can I pick up the merchandise myself? Can I just pay when I pick it up?
No payments will be accepted at point of pickup. All auctions must be paid by wire transfer, within 2 business days of auction close.
Please see our Shipping page for detailed information on shipping.
Do I pay you for shipping?
No, B-Stock will only be collecting the “Total Due” amount referenced in the "Bid Won" email. All shipping, customs, and import charges will be paid directly to Kuehne + Nagel by credit card post-purchase.
What should I know about receiving my shipment?
Please refer to the Receiving Procedures page for best practices to receive, review, inspect, and document your incoming shipment.
I am no longer interested in the auction I won. Do I still have to pay?
All bids placed on Wireless Network Marketplace are binding. In the event that you do not pay for your order, you may be given the chance to pay a reinstatement fee, in order to prevent the deactivation of your account. The fee amounts are as follows, within any 12-month period:
1st Offense: $0-$10,000 Purchase Price: $100 Fee
1st Offense: $10,000+ Purchase Price: $500 Fee
2nd Offense: $0-$10,000 Purchase Price: $500 Fee
2nd Offense: $10,000+ Purchase Price: $1,000 Fee
3rd Offense: $1,000 Fee
What if there is a problem with my order?
1. Find and review the dispute policy for this seller here to determine if your dispute qualifies for resolution and to see what documentation will be required.
2. Gather all required evidence as indicated on the linked page above. For example; the bill of lading and pallet tags for freight loads, photos of the merchandise at delivery and before inspection, photos of the disputed merchandise upon inspection, the line items results of your inspection, and for mobile devices, the IMEI and a photo of each device in dispute.
3. Go to Your Orders page, find the order you wish to dispute, click on “Report an Issue” and follow the instructions.
Who am I buying this merchandise from?
Yes! All merchandise on Wireless Network Marketplace is coming directly from one of Canada's leading communication companies. All orders are shipped from their location(s).
Where is the auction merchandise located?The auctions on Wireless Network Marketplace are located at one of two facilities in Ontario, Canada; Mississauga, ON or Barrie, ON. Please refer to each auction title and description for detailed information.
Please Note: due to geographical restrictions, certain categories may be unavailable in your area. Smartphones & Tablets are only available to bidders outside of Canada at this time, must be exported from Canada, and may not be resold within Canada. Consumer Electronics auctions will be made available to Canadian buyers.
How often are there new auctions?
New auctions can be posted at any time during normal business hours. Buyers that are subscribed to the Wireless Network Marketplace newsletter will receive an email when auctions are opening and closing each day.
How can I update my personal information / change my password?
As an approved buyer, if you are logged into Wireless Network Marketplace and select "Account Information" from the "My Account" drop down. You can update all contact information or change the password on your account. You can also click the green "I forgot" text on the login page if you cannot remember your password.
How do I report a technical problem?
Contact us to report your issue. Please be as specific as possible and be sure to include any information that would help us determine the cause of your problem, including: which web browser you are using (Internet Explorer, Chrome, etc.), the web page you are on, steps to replicate the issue you are having, and other details and screenshots for our review.
I am approved and having trouble logging in. What can I do?
Sometimes your browser can cause login problems. Please try the following fixes:
When I try to log in, I see the message "Invalid login or password." Why?
If you receive this notification, then you either have not yet applied on Wireless Network Marketplace, or you are entering an incorrect password. You can reset your password by clicking the "I forgot" link below your password entry and entering your email address. If you have not applied, then you can click the Create An Account button to begin your application.
When I try to log in, I see the message "Your application is still pending." What do I do?
If you receive this notification, then we have either not yet reviewed your application or you have not submitted us the proper reseller's certificate. If it has been more than 1 business day since you applied, then we are still waiting on the proper documentation from you. You can submit your reseller certificate here or fax it to (650) 241-3328.
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