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    Wholesale Purchasing Forum
    Hello,

    I will start out by saying "I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post this".

    I was looking for a forum (like this one) that provides the same type of help and information but in the "wholesale purchasing" arena. I love this site. I feel like there is an answer to every question I have.....and answers to questions I didn't know I had. The due diligence provided on this site always gives me more ideas and piece of mind. I'm looking for the same thing in purchasing so I can put all of this together.

    Any help on this would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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    Perhaps an auction or eBay-focused forum? A significant portion of the wholesale purchasing industry is focused around eBay, and a large number eBay power sellers buy wholesale. I don't know of any, but that's where I would look. I'm sure they're out there.
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    Right, Wholesale/Reselling or even drop shipping is a completely different animal from Affiliate Marketing (ABW's focus) so your best bet would be an ebay or even a niche forum for drop shippers.
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    Another idea is to look at industry groups for the industry that you're interested in. When I started up my current business a few years ago (computer retail), I needed to find wholesalers to buy from. Through a lot of searching on the internet, I found a few.

    But then I came across a group of computer retailers that had banded together. They managed to negotiate much better deals with the wholesalers collectively than I ever could have on my own. They have an online forum similar to this, and many other benefits.

    So take a look for your industry. You might find something similar.

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    Ok, that makes sense. Sounds like I just need to dig and search online. Thought I would just check here to get a head start and maybe find a trusted site from a ABW member.

    Thanks for your help guys.

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    Sorry, one more thing. In your experience (anyone), how would you approach checking into site/forum, to make sure it is trust worthy? This would be a big help, as I am a little weary dealing with people online sometimes. I have been burnt before. Thanks for the help.

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