Copyright 2006 Jorge OlsonLearn how you can buy merchandise at real wholesale prices. You have to learn how wholesale prices can vary so you can know when you are buying at real wholesale prices and not what the supplier wants you to believe are wholesale prices.Is finding products at wholesale prices difficult? The answer is no. Its not difficult. The difficult part is getting them for real wholesale prices.What do I mean by real wholesale prices? Well, most suppliers will know in the first 20 seconds if you are a seasoned buyer or just starting out. They will price their merchandise accordingly.If you are buying wholesale products to sell on eBay, to stores or out of your home its all the same to them. They will have up to 10 different wholesale prices for the same items.Even experienced buyers and large established business pay too much on their wholesale products. So dont expect to know more than them when it comes to buying at real bottom wholesale prices.I got my first introduction into the wholesale product pricing in one of my first wholesale consulting gigs. I was going over the prices of their best selling products to see the profit margins when I was impressed with just how low the price of merchandise was. Or so it seemed to me at the time.As part of my job I visited all the wholesale trade shows around the country comparing prices. This is when I noticed large discrepancies in pricing for the same exact items.Walking from booth to booth I was looking for a list of about 500 items in just a few product categories including small electronics, sunglasses, house wares, tools and toys. We needed anywhere from 50 to 100 different products from each category.After some walking and more walking I found the exact same products with the same brands in different booths. The products were the same but the prices were much different, more than double, as much as 150% more in one booth compared to another, in the same trade show, sometimes the booths no more than 100 feet apart.This was a shock to me. I thought prices would only range by 3% or a few cents. I was very wrong. Later I found out that only a few people are really manufacturers or buy direct from manufacturers. Fewer suppliers are real importers of products. Most buy from wholesalers themselves and then resell the products to other wholesalers or retailers.Later on, when I visited current suppliers of my customer I renegotiated prices and told him I knew the other suppliers prices. After a few meetings I managed to lower prices by as much as 50%. Now, to give you a good perspective, my customer had been purchasing from these suppliers for 12 years and with these new prices his profit doubled. Needless to say my customer was very happy and very surprised.Here are some tips and techniques you can apply immediately to lower your wholesale purchasing prices.Get to the source: What does this mean? It means you should know who the original source is for the products you are buying, especially if those products are not name brand items. For example, if you are buying t-shirts you should know who makes the t-shirts and where, who imports them, who prints the design if they have one, what is the material and who is selling it and where. Dont just buy 1,000 t-shirts because they tell you they are good sellers. Make sure you know where they come from.Even if you are buying closeouts you have to make sure who else sells them and who is the source. Ive bought and sold a lot of closeouts in my time and let me tell you, they are closeouts for a reason. Even popular closeout websites that claim they are selling closeouts or liquidations are expensive. I check out their prices often and they are usually wholesalers selling products for a good profit.Knowledge will be the key to your products. If you know what you are buying and the real prices of production, transportation, warehousing you will be able to negotiate with your suppliers. If you dont, you will usually pay up to 150% more for the same items that others are buying in the same quantities.Here are 5 questions that you can ask your wholesale supplier that will help you determine the right wholesale price:1. What is the real retail price of the item and where does it sell for that price?2. Who is selling it to those Retail Stores and how much profit does the store make and their supplier? This will give you an idea of how much the store pays and how much the store supplier pays.3. What is the price per case, per pallet and per truckload? This will give you an idea of their best pricing.4. Who is your best customer? How much do they buy per month? This will tell you who gets the best price for the product.5. Do you manufacture or import this product? This will tell you if they are the original source for the product or, if, like you, they are a wholesaler or distributor.
Yesterday, I was having a pint at my local bar when I noticed a small guy in a dark suit. Sitting to the far-right corner of the bar and away from all of us, this short man was crouched over a glowing video poker screen. Huh? It was just a few months back that casinos all over the world and especially in Las Vegas were removing poker, baccarat and blackjack tables and adding more and more slot machines instead. But then something peculiar took place. Casino owners and employees noticed that one corner of the machines was more crowded than the rest. A short examination revealed that the games allocated to the slot section was none other than video poker. So why are so many interested players preferring video poker?Here, I will try and answer some of the more practical reasons why this has happened and will happen even more and more:1) The Odds: While slot machines offer odds that are pretty difficult to win on (and by that I mean the real big bucks), video poker machines are much easier when it comes to accumulating a large sum because it is somewhat based (even though loosely) on poker. This makes each player think that it is based on his skill more than just on luck. 2) More Choice: By this I am not referring to the pick of different slot machines, but rather to the fact that you have the choice of selecting the row to play with it whereas in slots, you have no real control after you press the button or pull the lever. It is not a secret that the principle of both these two games is to try and hit the money jackpot whether it is by getting the appropriate numbers or symbols aligned or whether it is by getting a royal poker flush. To do this in video poker, you have to pick from a number of five-hand cards. 3) Sitting Out: When playing at a slot machine, you have to play each and every time. If you want to stop, you have to clear the machine so that someone else can get a try. But this is not the case when playing video poker. This game allows you to simply sit out a round or two and then continue whenever you feel like. 4) Higher Money Ratio: Because of the chance that you can sit out any round where your cards are not any good. You have a bigger chance making an overall profit out of the time you spent playing at the casino whether it is an online casino or a land one or even whether it is just a small machine in the local diner or bar or regional gas station.5) It is also said in many video poker circles and plenty of other articles around the web that the statistics of hitting higher paying options while playing video poker are higher in comparison to playing video slot machines.Conclusion:Not withstanding all of the above reasons, the fact that poker is very popular and slot machines too only leads me to assume that a game combining the two will be greatly appreciated by any player of either of the two games but more so by those who enjoy the drone of the machine.
Make no mistake: cash gifting is 100% legal in the United States and Canada. There has never been a law passed that prohibits us as individuals from sharing our assets, belongings or cash. It is a misconception to believe otherwise a misconception that can keep you in the poorhouse. From the beginning of time, people have helped other people. Everybody needs help sometimes. Gifting programs allow the receivers to obtain proper housing, start businesses and even send their children to college.Cash gifting systems that are based on honesty and integrity use what is known as the EZ1Up program. In a nutshell, this means that you give first and then receive. Of course, the beauty of it is that with proper promotion you receive far more than you ever gave initially. You recoup your investment rapidly and many times over!The United States IRS Tax Code, Section 26 defines explicitly the taxation responsibilities that apply to cash gifting programs. In essence, you can receive up to $11,000 from any number of individuals without any taxation implications. In excess of $11,000, you are required to report the monies received as income and pay a regular income tax on them. It is always advisable to keep a close record of monies received from cash gifting programs. They can build up very quickly. Pay your taxes on time and diligently and there will be no problems - ever.Cash gifting is hugely popular now days. There are no bogus products to buy or sell like with MLM programs. Those who have been in MLM programs can finally offer their downlines something that they can actually make money on. EZ1Up programs eliminate all of the hype and nonsense that you find with all MLM programs. You give and then you receive its that simple.Stop wasting your time promoting programs that force you into monthly dues and the promotion of bogus products while simultaneously disallowing you from making any real money. Explore the realm of cash gifting programs today. With the EZ1Up platform, there is no chance of being cheated. There are constantly monitored databases that ensure a level playing field for all. No more are the people at the top of the ladder the only ones to benefit. Everybody is equal in a cash gifting program.Gifting programs are comprised of private groups of like-minded individuals. They are people that value the timeless tradition of generosity. They feel good about helping those less fortunate than them. They feel even better when others help them back. Its a Win-Win situation for all. It is 100% legal. And as long as you pay your taxes, there is only benefit to be gained. Prosper!
Undoubtedly, you have visited various websites as you search the Internet for information, and you see icons or read messages that invite you to subscribe to the site's "RSS Feed". But you may not really understand what an RSS feed is.RSS stands for "really simple syndication". As you surf the Internet, you invariably find a number of sites that have information that you would like to see more of or which you wish to track. The problem you face is having to manually go to the sites checking for any new updates.RSS is a technology that allows you to check new information on the web sites you're interested in right from your desktop browser, without having to visit the site itself. RSS solves the problem of having to manually visit and check a site for new information by bringing the web pages to you instead of you going to them.In order to use RSS, you simply need to have access to a computer and an Internet connection. You also need an RSS reader or an aggregator. The RSS reader will display a headline of the new posting along with a brief synopsis of the related content. You read the synopsis and if it interests you, you click on the headline, which will take you directly to the web page it is published on. You can have as many RSS subscriptions as you want.As a webmaster, you can use RSS to promote your own website. When used properly, RSS can be a potent marketing tool. You enlist other sites to subscribe to your RSS feed, and display your updated content on their home pages. This allows you to reach new audiences to which you would not otherwise have access, and helps to spread your information exponentially.RSS is simple to offer (no pun intended) and equally simple for your subscribers to use. Because of its simplicity, it is sometimes a preferred marketing method when compared to email newsletter marketing. Many people are choosing to subscribe to RSS feeds for instant information rather than subscribe to email newsletters.RSS is a convenient form of information distribution, and because people can easily subscribe or unsubscribe at any time, it's a tool with which they're very comfortable. The benefit to you is that as a webmaster, you get your web site broadcast to potentially millions of people through RSS, and you can also use RSS as a means to get fresh updated content for your site too.
If you are going to take a walk at night, notice the luminescent, glowing signs that are gracing the faade of many buildings. These are called neon signs. The first neon sign appeared in France in 1910 at Grand Palais. The display caught peoples attention in fact, the effect was so bright and catchy that other countries took notice. As a result, demands to create neon signs for commercial use have grown since the 50s and are still very much in demand.Neon signs are created out of brightly colored gas discharge lamps filled with a certain gas. These are actually glass tubes bent and twisted to form different designs and letters. The light uses a high voltage but very low volume of amperage. To make the gas inside the tube glow with light, you will need to increase the electrical pressure from your wall outlet so that enough supply of current is transported. One known advantage of neon signs is that electrical cost is relatively low. The typical lifespan of neon signs range from 7 to 10 years but there are some that have been known to last 20 years. If you are wondering why those neon signs vary in colors, it is because these signs are created in three different ways using three different gases. Some use inert gas, for example. This is the combination of neon and argon/mercury gases. While neon gas glows in reddish-orange color, argon and mercury lights give off a light blue color. Some neon light also use fluorescent powders. Such lights use combinations of different gases to filter out different colors from the light spectrum. Some neon lights, on the other hand, use colored glass. This is the oldest method and the most expensive among the three. They provide the most vivid colors, but they are not as bright as other neon lights.