May 22nd, 2008
Are you Investing in the stock market or buying a new home? Chances are you will use a Broker to complete either one of the transactions. Maybe your scheduling a much needed vacation or getting a new auto insurance policy…you might use the services of a Broker here as well.
Being a professional Broker is a well-respected career unless, of course, your talking about liquidation Brokers. Why does the term, “Liquidation Broker” leave such a sour taste in the mouths of so many? I have been on both sides of the transaction when it comes to brokering liquidation merchandise. I have acted as and facilitated hundreds of brokered wholesale purchases and prior to becoming a Broker myself; I purchased pallets and truckloads from Brokers.
A wholesale liquidation Broker locates merchandise for sale and then actively looks for a buyer.
A broker makes a profit in one of two ways:
The second example represents how most brokered transactions are set up. Be cautious when purchasing from a Liquidation Broker:
The above points represent my personal opinion based upon years of experience in the liquidation industry. As earlier stated, I have purchased pallets and truckloads of wholesale closeout merchandise and have witnessed first hand how a purchase can be grossly misrepresented through a brokered transaction.
If you are new to purchasing liquidation merchandise it is best to inspect the actual merchandise before you make an investment. There are plenty of Liquidators who maintain actual warehouses full of merchandise. You might have to research your particular State and plan a road trip visiting a few companies, but in the end the effort and time invested could save your pocket book tremendously.
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