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A few months ago, inspired by a thread, I started keeping a book of every item a customer wanted, but I didn't  stock. Some of them were  just ridiculous, some were quite easy to tag on to an order( eg ferrules, unusual colours of  laces). One range of items repeatedly cropped up. Mobile phone accessories. Previously I'd  not been interested, my only supplier being a good cash and carry, but I don't think reliable for electronics. So I'm  trying these people.

https://www.core-retail.com

 Anyone else tried a similar range ?

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Great idea made me think about doing the same thanks for posting and as you say if anyone knows of good quality suppliers then please let us know

 

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I had a unit in an indoor market for some years and next door was a Mobile Phone man. I did notice although his stall was full of cases on show he actualy sold very very few, he said they where displayed only to let people know he dealt with mobile phones, and in fact with regard to cases the phone models changed so fast he got them in to order. his main source of income was repairs, mainly screen replacement and sale of chargers and leads. His main supplier ( a wholesale phone company) also provided a service of repairing any thing he couldnt do. hope this info is helpfull .

Bob

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7 minutes ago, cowers lane 583 said:

Definitely  not looking at phone repairs, seems like a nightmare, and I knew cases just change too quickly to be viable. I'm  just looking at getting some cables, adaptors, memory cards and power banks. 

 

 

Will be one of those things where they can go on Amazon and order for delivery next day cheaper than you can buy them in at!!

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1 hour ago, Michael said:

Will be one of those things where they can go on Amazon and order for delivery next day cheaper than you can buy them in at!!

Not really a problem, I'm in a commuter station. Customers want the item immediately, and they don't mind paying a pound or two more for it either.

 

As for Mr mobile. Just tried to reg, kept asking for my state/province even though they are UK based. Tried london/England/UK/Greater London, rejected, now just annoyed with the website. 

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Thanks will look into that.

I will sell a small range of the accessories with the month. But really it's  another classic case of me giving way too thought and research to  a range that not even come close to generating more than .5% of my weekly turnover, but every little helps.

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totally agree only a small cash generator but what i have found is that whatever i have introduced in the shop always sells as long as it is a good product and package well . i really like this one ?  

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On 2/27/2019 at 3:05 PM, da miller said:

supplies to poundland that;s me out

got one 800yds from me

Just had a look. Not a poundland near me, so really a problem. However, could easily have spent £10 there, instead of the other ( more expensive )wholesaler. Then I could sell these cables at a much better price point of about £3/£3.50, instead of about £6.

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Had my first sale, followed by a refund within10 mins, faulty power bank. That's  taken the wind out my sails. Customer was a regular, and fine about it, but I don't  really want my reputation potentially  ruined for such an insignificant reason.

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