Do you think websites like Amazon, Flipkart sell us everything brand new? No it’s not true. Whatever we buy from these sites are 90% new but there are those 10% things which are either returned products or the rejected ones. Have you ever noticed that? These are called liquidation goods. And for a clear idea, I thought of experiencing it myself.
But first, let us start from the first!
WHAT ARE LIQUIDATION SITES?
Before talking about what these Liquidation Stores are, let us first discuss what liquidation items are. These are those items which are either the leftovers of the company’s production unit or are the returned, refurbished or rejected products. These liquidated goods mostly consist of the little damaged products which are returned by the customers and can’t be sold as new once again.
And the stores which help the companies in selling their surplus goods are called liquidation stores. Mostly the liquidation stores include the online stores and websites like Amazon, Flipkart, EBay etc. where the traffic is high. Selling these liquidation goods in the form of large pallets held the companies in generating cash which could not be done somehow normally.
THE WEBSITE I VISITED
I preferred to gain some experience in this liquidation field and visited a website named Quicklotz, which is the liquidation marketplace of a bigger website known as Buylotz. Based in Rutherfordton, NC, the company offers the seeking of liquidation goods in truck loads, container load, pallets and smaller lots. It ships worldwide and charges transportation fees but one can pick the merchandise for free in the stores.
And coming to my experience, it was close to an awesome one after I had used Quicklotz.
THE FIRST IMPRESSION
Well to be honest I had a little less than zero ideas about these liquidation websites. I consulted various people and found Quicklotz to be good enough. And after I visited their official website, I was left with a good impression at first. No, I do not mean that the latter experiences were bad. But the first impression is everything and it was a great one for me and the best thing is you can even buy amazon’s mystery box from here.
THE PROS I FOUND
These were a few good things I noticed after I bought a pallet of track suits from Quicklotz –
1. They Were In Good Condition
I had heard that these liquidation websites mostly scam people by giving them damaged products. But nothing such happened with me. I ordered a pallet from Adidas track suits and believe me I am still not able to find any noticeable default. This means that these sites mostly sell those goods which have just a little damage. And this is what I found! I found nothing! And the best fact is that all the pieces I bought were completely legit and original. So I got a whole lot of original Adidas track suits! I did not want anything more!
2. The Prices Were Amazing
This was the best thing I noticed. And how do you think I was able to buy these original Adidas pants and write their review? Only because the pricing of the items was awesome. Believe me these websites sell the near perfect goods with a big discount. I do not know why but the pricing was amazingly low! And I got these pants at a great discounted price.
As I told, I did not find any noticeable issues in the pants and the prices amazed me. And thus I went on to check done more products and was left dumbstruck. Almost all the items available on the site had a reasonable and low price! It was awesome man!
3. The Shipping Cost Was Okay
When you order something online, you are sure to be charged some shipping charges. And the same is applicable to the liquidated goods. And when you are ordering a pallet, the shipping charges may cost you a fortune. At least this was what I thought. And my thinking was completely changed after I had placed the order. Believe me even after I ordered a whole pallet of pants, the shipping cost was very low which took me to the conclusion that the liquidation sites charge low shipping costs even when shipping worldwide.
And thus is what impressed me the most after the prices!
4. The Customer Service Was Very Good
The online sites are mostly judged on the basis of their product quality, their prices, discounts, offers and the shipping charges. But there is something else as well. It is customer service. And believe me Quicklotz has one of the best customer services I have ever seen. Let me give an example. After I had ordered, I still had some doubts regarding the site. So I tried to contact them to ask about the details of shipment. And they swiftly responded within an hour of my query call!
This is surely more than impressive!
Let me tell you this clearly. I had one of the best experiences buying from Quicklotz. Everything was good. But that does not mean that the same will be for everyone. So it is better if you research for various liquidation sites before finalising one. Adios!