With most people starting off on eBay out of their garage, there is a common progression. Most people start off with a small wholesale lot or lots, followed by trying to find liquidation closeouts. Then they usually progress to buying liquidation pallets from stores or wholesale liquidators. After this second stage, people will usually look to find a steady source for inventory, and will usually steer towards cheaper alternatives like DH Gate, etc. After they find out that crap doesn’t sell too well, they turn towards finding quality suppliers like in Salehoo, or WWB for example. (By the way, if you’d like to checkout Salehoo for yourself, click on the Helpful Videos link in the top nav bar).
Empire Liquidators has been selling on eBay since 1999, and currently has accumulated over 500,000 positive total feedback ratings, with an overall score of 98.7%. So you can definitely feel secure about your purchase knowing that you are getting both quality and authentic merchandise, as well as great customer service.
When I first started out with my little eBay business, I started with two clothing lots that were about $300 each. And Empire Liquidators was one of the first places I started to buy wholesale lots from. They are a liquidation store selling lots in various categories like Home & Garden, Clothing, Outdoor, etc.
While they mostly sell overstock lots, you will find returned merchandise at really low prices as well. They sell via auction format, so if you check out their listings on a day to day basis, you may be able to score some steals.
They are located in NY. So if you live on or near the East Coast, you will be able to arrange for a pickup, or really cheap shipping.
Over the years, I have purchased quite a few lots from Empire Liquidators, and each time the sale has gone smoothly. They have always shipped within a reasonable amount of time, and the packaging has always been secure. I have found their actual lot count to be a lot more accurate then average. With a lot of wholesale or liquidation lots, the advertised quantity will vary from the actual quantity unfortunately.
A few things to note though. This isn’t a store for the picky buyer. They are a liquidation warehouse, so what you see is what you get. Don’t expect to ask 100 questions and get answers about color, size, feel, condition, etc. You are buying wholesale lots, and they won’t open packages and give you exact answers or measurements. So do a bit of research if needed; that way you can make your purchase securely.
If you want to make it to a big-time eBay (or Amazon) seller, you need to start somewhere (and that somewhere is usually small). Click on the link at the top of the page to go to their main store page and see what deals they have available now. Then do some research and see if that item actually sells. If you see 1000’s of the same item selling for close to or near your wholesale price, then that probably won’t work. If you see a few hundred or less, you may have a winner!
Have you shopped in this store before? If so, leave a comment below and share your experience.