Ever wonder what happens to those not so desired birthday presents that get returned to the store? Many stores offer a money back guarantee, as long as the item being returned is still in one piece and hasn’t been run over by a lawn mower.
Once an item leaves the store, a retailer can no longer technically sell it as new, especially when the original packaging has been slightly damaged, or has bent corners, or is a little smudged from Grandpa’s spilled coffee.
Or it just could happen that the retailer had problems in their warehouse and maybe the fork lift driver knocked over a few pallets of merchandise.
These items are commonly referred to as “Customer Returned”, “Open Box”, “Slightly damaged”, or “Semi-new” products, which other than maybe a few minor bumps and bruises to the packaging or product housing, work 100% as the brand new unit.
The difference is, they can be acquired at the fraction of the cost of the new item, and even far less than the original wholesale purchase price.
There are everything from Beauty Supplies, to Consumer Electronics, to toys and common household items. Everything from A to Z can be found at an incredible discount. The catch is you cannot buy just one item, you have to take the whole lot. If you are an online retailer who sells on eBay or Amazon, or you have your own online store, then buying returned pallet items can be very beneficial to your bottom line.
There are many companies that dedicate to buying these pallets of “Customer Returned” or “Slightly cosmetically damaged” products and then offering them for resale to the public with huge discounts. When searching for such great deals, one should look for “Pallets of returned customer items”, “Liquidation items”, “Wholesale damaged packing items”, “Opened Box”, or “Restocked merchandise”. There are many sites that also will sell partial pallets, and offer a minimum purchase amount starting as low as 50 dollars!