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An Inventory Source for Flea Markets, eBay And More

Rob Caskey: An Inventory Source for Flea Markets, eBay And More

Are you considering starting your own business or supplementing your current income but not sure what to sell? Or maybe you are an eBay seller or a flea market vendor and are looking for additional inventory. Whatever the case may be, there IS a place where you can have access to items from multiple manufacturers – but only source from one place.

Rob Caskey: An Inventory Source for Flea Markets, eBay And More

Rob Caskey, VP of Liquidation.com, joins host Anita Campbell along with co-host, Steve Rucinski, to discuss how the major department store retail crisis is providing entrepreneurs and small businesses growth opportunities through affordable sales of multi-inventory lots.

Below are the questions we asked Rob in this episode:

  • (1:55) First Rob, can you tell us a bit more about yourself, your background what Liquidation.com is all about?
  • (2:58) Who is the typical customer for your site? Are they eBayers or brick and mortar businesses?
  • (4:15) How can someone get started in this business or how can someone grow the business they already have?
  • (7:19) Is there a minimum purchase required for Liquidation.com? What’s the smallest size purchase someone can make?
  • (8:14) Where do you get the inventory you sell?
  • (10:07) How much of the inventory you have is the result of the impact from the economy?
  • (12:12) Can a really small business make money from the liquidated inventory by turning it around and selling it locally? Is it a good deal for small businesses?
  • (16:02) What is the range of condition category of goods on your site and how can a buyer know what to expect in each category?
  • (18:20) What are other things should a buyer consider when purchasing this type of inventory?
  • (19:46) Are there other costs involved besides the cost of the actual product itself?
  • (21:00) What are popular product categories on your site?
  • (22:21) If I wanted to sell online or through a traditional commercial channel, do you have any tips or strategies for potential buyers?
  • (25:07) What are some benefits for using this service as a seller rather than a buyer?
  • (26:35) Rob, where can people find out more on the web?

Listen to Rob’s full interview now by clicking the red and yellow player below.

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5 Responses to “An Inventory Source for Flea Markets, eBay And More”

  1. Arthur Bland Says:

    Sounds interesting. So timely especially there are a lot of people who were laid off from work and now looking for options to start a business online/offline.

  2. Martin Lindeskog Says:

    This is a timely topic! Great to see entrepreneurs in action! πŸ™‚

  3. Arthur Bland Says:

    Exactly Martin. In action! This is not the time to just sit back, relax and see what will happen next.

  4. Rose Anderson Says:

    Rob, I learned a lot from this interview. Thanks! πŸ˜‰

  5. Small Business Opportunities Says:

    Flea Markets/ Swap Meets often have Day Sellers. Many of these people don’t want to load up the stuff at the end of the day and take it Home. By offering to by all that is left at the end of the day you can often get great deals.

 
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