I was just at our city's Merchandise Mart (most large cities have one, I think), taking a look at the lines the wholesalers have, and lucked out (sort of) in that it was the annual sample sales two-day event. ('Sort of' because the Mart was an absolute ZOO.) Oh. My. Gosh. If you ever get the chance to go to one of these things, I really highly recommend it. At one place, I walked out with about $500 worth of stuff for the grand total of $125. Much better prices than wholesale or dropshipping or anything like that. You generally need a resale license and a business checking account to get into these places, but that's an easy process in most places, and it's really worth it to get some of these prices. Many places seem to have no or a small minimum as well. Five dollar designer clothes! Sterling Silver jewelry at 50% off the wholesale price! You could get enough stuff for a year of auctions!