Customer returns, defective products, and overstock that is a direct result of a store closing permanently can become part of a liquidation sale. Liquidation sales are held online and through wholesalers and retailers. At a sale, you may be able to purchase name-brand electronics for much less than what an electronics manufacturer originally listed a product for.
Some liquidation sales feature palletized items. Purchasing a pallet that is stacked with electronics is a great way to acquire multiple technological devices, without forking out thousands of dollars. Palletized items that are being liquidated often include customer returns and defective products. A private or public seller may provide a brief description of what is contained on a pallet or may only list the sales category that the products fall into.
If a pallet is featured as containing electronic items, but there isn't any additional information given about the items, you will be going into the purchase 'blind'. You will, however, receive a good deal, as long as some of the items that you purchase add up to be worth more money than the amount of money that you invested to purchase the pallet. Some people choose to purchase palletized items for the 'mystery' surrounding what they will be acquiring or for the opportunity to turn around and sell some or all of the items for profit.
If a store is going out of business, they may be ready to unload all of the stock that is in their warehouse or their retail or wholesale shop. If you are familiar with a particular electronics supplier that will be shutting down permanently, you may want to seek the purchase of some liquidation items that they will be selling.
Review some old advertisements or perform some research on the company, to acquire an idea of what type of stock they originally featured and the prices that they charged for the items. Then, head to the location where a liquidation sale is being held.
If any of the electronics that the store is noted for selling appeal to you, locate these items first. A liquidation sale will feature a limited amount of items. Once all of the reduced-priced products are sold, there will be no more stock to choose from. Only purchase products that have been manufactured by a company you are familiar with. In the event that you need to purchase accessories, power cords, or other items to keep your discount item up to date, you can likely buy these items directly from the manufacturer.