How to Buy Overstock Items From Department Stores

by LaoA; Updated September 26, 2017
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Vendors who plan to resell products that they buy from department stores can earn a decent profit, depending on how cheaply they purchase the goods that they resell. You need to look for large stores that need to get rid of items at their location because new products will replace these goods. If you can find the items you plan to resell at significant discounts, your return on investment can work out well.

Step 1

Find a location from which to purchase your cheaply priced items. Look for both physical and online locations because good deals often occur at either type of store. Make it your goal to find a provider whose main business goal is to sell the products they stock to those who plan to resell these items at a higher price such as Overstock.com . You can find these stores by calling the corporate offices of the department stores in your area, or scan Overstock.com for coupon codes that appear in the categories you desire.

Step 2

Inspect the product in which you have an interest to see its present condition. If you buy products offline, this inspection process is not very hard. However, if you choose to purchase online goods, you need to buy from a reliable source because you do not have the chance to put your hands on the items you will eventually buy, prior to your purchase.

Step 3

Read the fine print carefully. See what type of return procedure is in place when it comes to defective goods. You have to know that some overstock products are sold in “as is” condition which means that you accept the product in its present state.

Step 4

Leave room for shipping expenses. Factor in the money you need to spend to ship the items to your location if your transaction occurs via the Internet. Compare the cost of similar overstock products that you can get both online and offline and see who has the better price.

Step 5

Find a store that allows you to cancel. Though you do not want to make it a habit, you should reserve the right to cancel your purchase transaction in the event of a sudden emergency, or if the goods are not in the promised condition. You should understand how many days you have to cancel, so you can use this right if you ever have an unexpected situation.

Step 6

Purchase your overstock products from the store. Buy your goods with a debit card via the Internet. If you do not feel good about making your purchase online, go to a department store that operates close to your area where you can pay with cash, credit or checks.

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