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Which Surplus shop will give me best deals if I sell surplus items?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by CamoDeafie, Jun 7, 2015.

  1. CamoDeafie

    CamoDeafie Albany Well-Known Member

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    Wondering which Surplus shop will give me the best prices/highest offers for surplus items I do not need any longer? Or would it be better to post the stuff on the BST and hope for the best? This is stuff that did not sell at the local gun shows.. I have something like 20+ BDU jackets in both Woodland and Desert camo(both types) and a few foreign stuff, and a lot of misc pouches/bags and some LBVs to sell... the majority of the uniform pieces are size M, not a lot of L or XL or even 2XL...
     
  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Most surplus shops buy their inventory in lots from the Gov surplus so expect them to pay you the same.
     
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  3. CamoDeafie

    CamoDeafie Albany Well-Known Member

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    That does not tell me anything except that maybe its best I post them all individually in a BST thread here and hope for the best and wait maybe two or three months to get it all sold?
     
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  4. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Why don't you call them and ask? I'm guessing margins are pretty low so selling yourself will maximize your profit.
     
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  5. CamoDeafie

    CamoDeafie Albany Well-Known Member

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    <points to second part of my username) cause I'm deaf? Yes I can work around that by calling a relay, but most surplus shops hang up the moment they hear "Hello we are XXXX relay calling for Mr. XXXXX" and assume that the relay services are telemarketers. :rolleyes:
    Of the surplus shops I know, I've contacted only one with a valid email address, the others only have phone numbers.....so I'm looking for actual feedback on which shops would give me a good deal, the answer of "expect them to pay about the same as gov liquidation auctions" is not valid because I do not have a large pallet full of gear to sell, and it does not take into consideration of fuel costs to deliver or shipping, plus the payment of their workers to pick up the purchase.. I am aware that they sell the stuff for a range of prices that I am selling lower than, but I am not sure how much less it would be to sell the same stuff quickly to them than it is to sell here over a long period of time....
     
  6. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    So we're supposed to infer you're deaf by your name? So the H in my name means what? Relax a bit, we are just trying to help.
     
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    CamoDeafie Albany Well-Known Member

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    I understand that. Its usually explained in introductory threads or threads regarding usernames. To simplify; anytime you see an adjective with a capitalized letter and modified such as the 2nd half of my username, it would be wise to consider the reasons for the choice of words. Anyways. Yes I am deaf and I like camo ergo CamoDeafie. Deafie refers to a deaf person in Deaf Community..
     
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  8. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    If you PM me your email I'll respond with mine and I'll be happy to contact surplus stores to help in any way I can. Thank you for the clarification, I'm not the the sharpest tool in the shed but I do want to help if I can. Take care, brother.
     
  9. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Unless someone has sold a bunch of surplus items to various surplus stores in the area how on earth would anyone be able to answer your question?

    My comment was based on how they normally do business. If they can buy a pallet of BDU's for equal to $1 a pair (by way of an example I have no idea what they pay for anything) why would they pay any more then that to buy a smaller amount from someone walking in the door? So I would expect to get very little for anything they can source from their normal supply chain.