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Something to take to Poland from UK to sell...


cjjc 29 | 408  
30 Jan 2009 /  #1
I just had a good idea. Seeing as though electronics (especially mac laptops) are more expensive in Poland than they are in the UK would it be a good idea for me to take something over to sell on allegro?

If so, then what?
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
30 Jan 2009 /  #2
Then you spend your profit getting home again ;) ;)
Davey 13 | 388  
30 Jan 2009 /  #3
Canadian maple syrup
OP cjjc 29 | 408  
30 Jan 2009 /  #4
Then you spend your profit getting home again ;) ;)

Nope I simply live on the money I sold it for making sure the profit margin is spent on piwa.

;)

Canadian maple syrup

I was thinking more of high value electronics.

:)
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
30 Jan 2009 /  #5
sell food... sell enough and you then move on to owning an internet shop.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
30 Jan 2009 /  #6
How about ice cubes? Us Scots charge for them you know ;) ;)
OP cjjc 29 | 408  
30 Jan 2009 /  #7
sell food... sell enough and you then move on to owning an internet shop.

I'm not sure get it...

I thought most Polish people find English food bland and boring.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
30 Jan 2009 /  #8
most Polish people find English food bland and boring.

sell to expats
OP cjjc 29 | 408  
30 Jan 2009 /  #9
I don't think there is enough for there to be a market, no?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
30 Jan 2009 /  #10
There is a market. You just have to break into it.
OP cjjc 29 | 408  
30 Jan 2009 /  #11
Wroclaw, are you pulling my leg?

:>
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
30 Jan 2009 /  #12
This is my mates business. He started with very little.

expatdirect.co.uk

Check the threads here for what people want from UK stores
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
30 Jan 2009 /  #13
Isn't Wroclaw boy always going on about buying food from the internet for expats?
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
30 Jan 2009 /  #14
Yeah, he'd be fair game I reckon. Gotta at least float an idea, test the water and see which way the wind is blowing.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
30 Jan 2009 /  #15
Plenty Poles like UK products too. Can't get enough Branston in this house.
OP cjjc 29 | 408  
30 Jan 2009 /  #16
This is my mates business. He started with very little.

Interesting...

I'm thinking less about starting off a business and more about making a little bit of cash on the side on my next trip.

Thanks though.

:)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
30 Jan 2009 /  #17
Cheese n pickle sandwiches, there you go. Branston pickle is legendary. Salad cream would be welcome too. Colmans Mustard. The Poles are strong when it comes to mustard but even a quality firm here (Roleski) copies Colmans.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
30 Jan 2009 /  #18
The Poles are strong when it comes to mustard but even a quality firm here (Roleski) copies Colmans.

A good selection of a quality product... easy to transport... and/or post on delivery.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
30 Jan 2009 /  #19
Precisely. You know, I've scouted around for top mustards and have found some here. The Poles excel in value for money mustards. Some would say that real French Dijon is better but it's pricey as hell here. Kamis and virtually all others represent great value for money.

If I had the option of buying Colmans, you can bet your bottom dollar I would. Heinz Salad Cream is also a welcome change from mayo (tho I love Hellmans and Kielecki).
Prince 15 | 590  
30 Jan 2009 /  #20
stooq.pl/q/?s=gbppln&c=1y&t=l&a=ln&b=0
OP cjjc 29 | 408  
30 Jan 2009 /  #21
I can only take that to mean that you think it is a good idea to do what I proposed.

?
time means 5 | 1,310  
30 Jan 2009 /  #22
cj, nothing ventured nothing gained. 5zl to the £ the highest it`s been for a while. oh yes don`t forget marmite.
OP cjjc 29 | 408  
30 Jan 2009 /  #23
:)

I think I will rename this thread to: What random food should I take to Poland!

How is the Polish learning coming along mate?

:>
time means 5 | 1,310  
30 Jan 2009 /  #24
How is the Polish learning coming along mate?

slowly , but i have a good excuse. i am studying cnc at the moment at college.
OP cjjc 29 | 408  
30 Jan 2009 /  #25
Cool. Glad to hear your sticking at it.

:)

Now can somebody recommend a seriously overpriced piece of electronics in Poland!?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
30 Jan 2009 /  #26
Now can somebody recommend a seriously overpriced piece of electronics in Poland!?

to be honest, no. with LG electronics and Dell, you have a problem competing
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
30 Jan 2009 /  #27
Is there a gadget shop here?
time means 5 | 1,310  
30 Jan 2009 /  #28
how about i pods? compact and easy to transport. not sure how the prices stack up though?
OP cjjc 29 | 408  
30 Jan 2009 /  #29
iPod's is a good idea always an easy thing to sell on.

My logic is that electronics are generally more expensive for Poles to buy hence why they like to buy things in the UK (with the UK wages) and take them back when they leave, surely I could do the same with something like a laptop and make a small profit?
time means 5 | 1,310  
30 Jan 2009 /  #30
the laptop i bought in the uk was around £150 more expensive in poland,which shocked me a little.so possibly some profit, even if it just pays for your trip (as long as you have a buyer) don`t forget fags as well (again limited amount)

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