Anyone who has bought Home Depot store returns and .com returns will appreciate the higher quality of this e-commerce merchandise. The .com merchandise is really head and shoulders above general store returns. I've noticed lately that the .com lots they are selling on their official liquidation marketplace are going for similar prices to the stores merchandise. This is a clear indication of a great opportunity to score some killer deals.
The .com loads are currently truckload only quantities and, as of the date of this post, they are mixed categories. However, in around 3 weeks time they are telling me that they will be offering category sort truckloads. This will be a huge improvement for most buyers who can't deal with items across the wide variety of categories.
Get registered now and bid on some of these .com loads. I think you will be very pleased with what you get. Great money-making opportunities here.
There has been a very significant quantity of brand new (slightly older model) appliances selling on BStockSupply.com over the past month or two. The lots seem to be continuing and the inventory looks fabulous. Dishwashers, refrigerators, washers and dryers have all been available in various quantities. Brands represented include: Frigidaire, KitchenAid, Whirlpool and many others. I would highly recommend taking a look.
The apparel industry has been taking quite a beating over the past few quarters. Companies like Macy's have reported real weakness in sales in this vertical. On May 12, a Fortune headline read, "Kohl's Joins the Retail Bloodbath With Dismal Sales", as further weakness in sales hit the company hard. In fact, at the time, Kohl's shares were down by 50% from their 52 week high. The Gap has suffered similarly.
As Fortune said, "What these companies have in common is that they are very reliant on apparel, a category with an industrywide oversupply that has led retailers to discount, discount, discount to win business."
Of course, this has created a massive opportunity for secondary market buyers. There has never been so much quality inventory flooding the market and it is driving prices down.
Two new marketplaces have launched in the B-Stock Sourcing Network that can help you take advantage of this golden opportunity. HSN and QVC have both launched new liquidation marketplaces. They are selling a wide variety of goods, but apparel is a big part of it. Lots are large and small, new and returns. They have something for everyone. You should definitely check them both out.
B-Stock Solutions has launched a new marketplace in Europe, called A2Z Liquidation Auctions. If you take a close look at the site and its terms and conditions you can see that the seller here is Amazon. There is a great mix of product available on the site. It includes new product as well as returns in a variety of lot sizes. The product is located in the UK, but they seem to be shipping all over Europe.
I highly recommend that you get registered to buy right away. There are some amazing deals available here.
According to the Commerce Department report released today, businesses accumulated another $90 billion worth of inventory in the third quarter. This is an upward revision of the $56.8 billion reported last month. Over the prior two quarters the total increase is over $100 billion.
This just heightens the importance of this holiday season to retailers and manufacturers. If consumer spending doesn't materialize as planned, the amount of excess inventory that will be available in the secondary market could be truly epic. Of course, if spending DOES materialize, the amount of customer returns we will see in January and February will also be off the charts.
Either way, secondary market players are poised for a great few months. Hopefully, you have been heeding our advice to begin accumulating capital to be prepared to make some major buys this season. After all, money is made in the secondary market when you buy, not when you sell. If you can be buying at times of swollen supply you will get better deals and make more money (since the prices to end consumers will be little changed).
Great opportunity to acquire loads from Home Depot's Liquidation marketplace. They are testing free shipping. It may only be for a limited time and their are some constraints with respect to shipping distance, but it is definitely worth checking out.
HD Supply has launched a liquidation marketplace for MRO inventory. The site (located at http://hdsupply.bstocksolutions.com) offers bulk lots of typical MRO type products. They are all brand new, overstock products.
It is a great looking site that is worth checking out.
The AllTech Wholesale marketplace has been growing. If you are in the market for used devices you should really check out the site. Last week they started selling lots of iPads as well. They ranged from 20 to 50 units each.