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Old 10-18-05, 07:42 PM
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..:: I am starting a DVD shop HELP!! ::..

Hey guys,

I am starting up a DVD shop with my brother next week, we have rented the shop and it is completely empty.

The first thing we are a little concerned about ...is where do we buy all the dvd boxsets and all the DVDs at whole sale prices??????? I live in Australia, but does anyone know which company or where I am supposed to buy all the dvds in bulk from much cheaper??

I want to buy in bulk, i.e. a bulk of tv episodes etc.

Cheeers,


-Jeremy
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Old 10-18-05, 07:59 PM
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Not to sound rude, but if you don't even know who the DVD wholesalers and distributors are, you are not ready to start a business. How can a business be started without knowing your vendors and the costs involved for inventory? I don't understand how you could jump into a business without analyzing costs with a solid business plan. You don't seem to even understand the way the video business worksas far as the relationship between the retail video store, the distributor, the studios, etc. Just some constructive criticism.
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Old 10-18-05, 08:02 PM
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Raytrade is correct. I have a store of my own, but I focus on used items, so I didn't need to have a distributor up front.

I don't know how it is in Australia, but if you have any major chain stores down there, you're screwed if you're going to deal in new DVD's. There's just no way in hell that you'll have the buying power to compete with them.
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Check with this guy, he's doing a very similar thing

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=441988
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