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Old 02-18-2006, 11:40 PM #1
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OK, i just got into selling paintball equipment and my wholesellers are National Paintball, Trinity, and soon madevs but they are still exspensive like i sold a spyder imagine and only made 18 dollar proffit. Soon i will be hosting a site but still thats like pennies.

If any of yall know off a good wholeseller that doesnt over price please inform me

can u help me find some good wholesellers

I have a business name authorization and every thing but do yall guys end up making only like 20 an 30 for a gun
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Old 02-18-2006, 11:51 PM #2
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$20-30 isn't unusual for entry-level markers. Ask any brick-and-mortar store and they'll tell you that gun sales don't make you rich. There are better profit margins in accessories, paint and air sales, and service.
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Old 02-19-2006, 12:16 AM #3
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i was disappointed too when I sold my first spyder and made about $20. I had hoped to sell it for twice the amount I bought it for, but this isnt the real world. 50% of the paintball industry knows wholesale prices. That's what's causing these things to cost stores/fields so much and the retail to be so low.
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Old 02-19-2006, 12:29 AM #4
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which is also what is holding the sport back and keeping us store owners barley making it. espically when you get a few guns in inventory a couple of tanks and some du-dads. you cant make much off them because they cost too much to begin with not saying i could make them any cheaper but darn its hard to make it. good luck and wait till you go buy a hpa air compressor, take the vasoline.
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Old 02-21-2006, 10:37 PM #5
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Old 02-22-2006, 04:12 AM #6
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you should call up evan at moneypaintball
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Old 02-22-2006, 08:06 AM #7
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LOL...

Welcome to Retail Paintball sales...

wait till all the little kiddies start hammering you for discounts...

enjoy.

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Old 02-22-2006, 09:07 AM #8
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$18.00?

Later this year you will be wishing you made $18.00 on a marker with the way the industry is heading.
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Old 02-25-2006, 10:58 AM #9
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Old 03-08-2006, 10:14 PM #10
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...yea but on high end guns, i bet profits huge. matrix 05 for 650 online... i noe ppl who got them for 500...and i bet the person who sold it to them got it for like 300 or less.
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But you'll sell 5 to 10 low end Tippmans for every 05 Matrix you sell. The $20 profit per tippman (times 5 of them) will be nearly equivalent to the profit of that matrix.
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...yea but on high end guns, i bet profits huge. matrix 05 for 650 online... i noe ppl who got them for 500...and i bet the person who sold it to them got it for like 300 or less.
A word of advice - don't do gambling - You'll end up very poor.

Some of the ppl think the margins in Pb are very high. You're wrong, more than you think. The last time I looked at my wholesale price list the prices were nowhere near what the kids on PBN imagine they are.
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Old 03-09-2006, 10:35 AM #13
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People like sticky is why margnis suck.
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Old 03-09-2006, 10:47 PM #14
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ummm. ok. lets do some elementary math...

matrix 05... sale online for 650 ish....
now someone tell me the wholesale cost of this gun....
ill take a guess.... 300?? thats a big cut if u ask me.
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ummm. ok. lets do some elementary math...

matrix 05... sale online for 650 ish....
now someone tell me the wholesale cost of this gun....
ill take a guess.... 300?? thats a big cut if u ask me.

I wish it was like that. Try making less than $100 on most high end guns. That doesnt leave a lot of profit after you pay expenses of the store/field and then offer a lifetime warranty on labor like most shops do.
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Old 03-10-2006, 08:01 AM #16
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You will be lucky if you make $45-85 on a high end marker. As far as that $18.00 profit you will not see much more then that my friend maybe $25.00 on a good day.
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Old 03-10-2006, 08:21 AM #17
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Agent blake you have no idea what you are talking about...just leave.

Ignorance has no place here...
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Old 03-10-2006, 09:58 AM #18
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ummm. ok. lets do some elementary math...

matrix 05... sale online for 650 ish....
now someone tell me the wholesale cost of this gun....
ill take a guess.... 300?? thats a big cut if u ask me.
Try more like a 10-20% mark-up. Figure in the shipping and that cuts into the margin.
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$300 on a matrix? No way! You are taking guesses. There is not a whole lot of money to be made in paintball. Especially on guns. More margin available on most of accessories and so forth. Is someone sells a matrix 05 for $650, it probably costs $600. Or even the dealers bought them at full wholesale before the price drop and loosing money on it.
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Old 03-10-2006, 11:09 AM #20
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Yeah, wholesale price drops are KILLERS. I had over $1000 worth of SP barrels last spring(when prices went down 20%). Almost all of it went for cost, and I still have a few of those items left. DYE does this annually with their apparel. Anyone with 98's is about to get hit twice. This aspect of what it "costs" to run a shop is very real.
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Old 03-10-2006, 11:47 AM #21
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Yeah, wholesale price drops are KILLERS. I had over $1000 worth of SP barrels last spring(when prices went down 20%). Almost all of it went for cost, and I still have a few of those items left. DYE does this annually with their apparel. Anyone with 98's is about to get hit twice. This aspect of what it "costs" to run a shop is very real.
And THAT's the problem with paintball as a business. None of the manufacturers or big distributers seem to have any interest in growing the sport or supporting a healthy retail market.

They want the whole pie to themselves.
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