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smccloud

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Selling dolls as a business...
« on: December 02, 2019, 01:25:48 AM »
Hello Community-
My name is Spencer. I'm in the process of selling my sign company and I've been looking for a new business to get into. I was surfing Alibaba.com when I happened upon TPE dolls. Holy S**T!! I had no idea these things existed! I live in Portland, Oregon. This is a very sexual town and I've never seen these dolls before. Where have these dolls been hiding?! I think these dolls would be very popular here and across the US...If more men only knew about them.

Having said that, I think this would be a great business to get into. I'm speaking with a Chinese supplier about making a volume purchase and also renting a commercial space here in Portland.

Any advice from the experts?...

Thank you all!    ~Spencer

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Re: Selling dolls as a business...
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2019, 04:26:57 AM »
I'd suggest looking around here.

We've been around a decade, and some of us have been around a lot longer.

If you are thinking about opening a retail brick and mortar business, my only concern is that the wholesalers will be your biggest competition.

Perhaps you should get a personal doll, and see what's involved before committing to an entire shipping container.
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Re: Selling dolls as a business...
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2019, 03:58:25 PM »
LOL! They've been hiding in plain sight for years.

Camp gave good advice. Might want to just get one and learn the ins and outs before diving in whole hog.  :evil:

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Re: Selling dolls as a business...
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2019, 06:46:34 PM »
Yeah, buy one and I bet you won’t leave home for a month!

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Re: Selling dolls as a business...
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2019, 06:29:58 AM »
 ;D
Thanks to all, so far. I've got three on the way from China. If they feel as good as they look, this might be my new business.
~Spencer

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Re: Selling dolls as a business...
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2019, 11:02:59 AM »
Hey I live in TN but I travel to Portland about once a year to see old friends. I'd definitely check out your shop if you open it

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Re: Selling dolls as a business...
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2019, 11:18:11 PM »
I've been buying from a Chinese supplier for a while. Sometimes it's hard to communicate what you want and other times the manufacturers make mistakes that your supplier will have to catch. The pre-ship photos need to be inspected closely, once they ship there's no going back.

Look at the Auction Block, and study what people are buying. I have a new doll (basically because I unpacked her and stood her up on her standing feet) and I've been trying to sell her for almost a year now. I asking for way lower than my landed cost.

Hopefully you will do better than me.