Here’s the scoop: We are on several wholesale supplier email subscription lists and receive up-to-date deals daily. Our list below includes a recap of deals I feel are worth further investigation. As always, proceed with caution when making a wholesale liquidation purchase.
This week was light in terms of deals to review, but I did find a few:
The Bargain Warehouse – Deal 1 – FOB SC
Full 48 Pallet truckload of Halloween Shelf Pulls Supplier Website / $12,900.00
Approximately $95,500 total retail per 48 pallet truckload.
Rob says: Halloween is the Biggest retail selling holiday in terms of costume and decoration sales. This ghostly holiday outsells Christmas, can you believe it?. Maybe it’s time to get in on the action! You better have a means to resell because this is a lot of stock. Maybe split a load with another buyer? The price seams right for this deal.
The Bargain Warehouse – Deal 2
Discount Store Shoes (looks to be Kmart Shoes) $1.25 Per Pair / Full truck $15,900.00 or half truck $9,222.00. M/W/C all new sneakers, sandals, boots, and dress shoes – $174,275.00 total retail value / FOB SC. This is a brokered deal sent over by Dave Dobson from The Bargain Warehouse. Dave’s direct number is 843-294-2622.
Rob says: Alright, what the heck am I going to do with a half truckload of Kmart shoes? Well, Virginia, you’re going to start a flea market business selling the crap out of ’em. This deal, if you can purchase between $1.25 – $1.50 Landed (landed, meaning delivered to your door) would be an excellent deal for the flea market. Also, good for exportation to places where shoes are as good as gold. This is a brokered deal and we’ve talked about the perils of brokered deals before….
Staples Store Returns – $4,000 – $8,000 loads / 29 FOB locations nationwide
Conditions include a mix of new items, customer returns, and warehouse damage items. Office supplies and office furniture, probably heavy in knock-down furniture. Being liquidated through Genco’s assistance.
Rob says: This was sent to me a day or two ago as an announcement from Genco logistics. In all of my years buying and reselling, I never once purchased loads from office supply stores because I never had a resell channel. I know these loads are popular because I used to get calls all he time back when I was brokering loads.
Return Deals, INC. Fingerhut Catalog Returns / FOB: St. Cloud, MN
Loads available in all price ranges. Return Deals, Inc offers red tag, green tag, and high-end return loads directly from Fingerhut’s distribution center. Review Manifests Here
With this weeks Latest Wholesale Deals, I want to share some product sourcing information with you. In addition to email research, I also rely on several industry publications to find new product sources and keep up on industry news. Within the last few years, trade publications have gone all digital. You can now take advantage of reading each online at no charge! I know some of you are old school and might want to subscribe to the snail mail versions, but I would rather save my cash for product sourcing!
Alright, I want to hear some feedback from our audience; I’m throwing resources your way and doing my best to help you out…let me know how I’m doing. If you’ve never emailed me before, what the heck are you waiting on?
Ok, my rant is over. Here are the trade publications I read on a regular basis:
Read The Wholesale Merchandise
Read the East Coast Merchandiser
Read the Mid-West Merchandiser
Read the Western Merchandiser
Read the Swap Meet Magazine
Read the Retailers Forum
Our 2017 Liquidators Guide chronicles 12 years of wholesale product sourcing experience and includes my personal black book of direct source contacts! As an industry expert, I'll share the success I've enjoyed along with the mistakes I've made buying and reselling liquidation merchandise.
If you are thinking about buying pallets of liquidation merchandise from a liquidator, broker, or direct from department stores, you need to check out The Liquidators Guide