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Video games suppliers in Singapore?

Postby dragonL88 » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 6:52 pm

Hi all, I'm new here. :)

I'm from Malaysia and I was thinking of purchasing video games in bulk from Singapore and reselling back in Malaysia. Therefore, I will be very grateful if any of you could provide me with names of companies that allows purchase of video games in bulk and provide shipment services to Malaysia.

I have tried googling and came up with a few. One is Play-Asia whom I will contact to see what kind of prices I could get if I purchase in bulk from them. The other is Qisahn but I think they only deal in single sales rather than in bulk. I am unfamiliar with companies in Singapore, and since the member of this forum is a lot more familiar with Singapore, I'm hopeful that some of you can point me in the right direction.

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Alvin.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 7:51 pm

dragonL88 wrote:Hi all, I'm new here. :)

I'm from Malaysia and I was thinking of purchasing video games in bulk from Singapore and reselling back in Malaysia. Therefore, I will be very grateful if any of you could provide me with names of companies that allows purchase of video games in bulk and provide shipment services to Malaysia.

I have tried googling and came up with a few. One is Play-Asia whom I will contact to see what kind of prices I could get if I purchase in bulk from them. The other is Qisahn but I think they only deal in single sales rather than in bulk. I am unfamiliar with companies in Singapore, and since the member of this forum is a lot more familiar with Singapore, I'm hopeful that some of you can point me in the right direction.

Thanks and best regards,
Alvin.


Please do your own research. If you want us to do your legwork, you need to offer us a retainer or at the very least a percentage of the profits.
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Postby PNGMK » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 8:47 pm

You're going to run into copyright / parallel import / distributor - retail licensing issues.

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Postby dragonL88 » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 10:01 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Please do your own research. If you want us to do your legwork, you need to offer us a retainer or at the very least a percentage of the profits.


I am not asking for people to do my "legwork", I am not asking people to do research for me. I am asking if anyone knows any because they came across those companies before, do share with me. But if you are one of those who believes that no information is free, then you don't have to share.

Thank you.
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Postby dragonL88 » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 10:03 pm

PNGMK wrote:You're going to run into copyright / parallel import / distributor - retail licensing issues.


May I know why you said that? As far as I know, if I were to register my business here in Malaysia, and pay all the necessary duties and tax when the items are received, it should be legal. It will be like a business obtaining suppliers from overseas, why would there be copyright/licensing issues?

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 24 Oct 2013 12:24 am

dragonL88 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Please do your own research. If you want us to do your legwork, you need to offer us a retainer or at the very least a percentage of the profits.


I am not asking for people to do my "legwork", I am not asking people to do research for me. I am asking if anyone knows any because they came across those companies before, do share with me. But if you are one of those who believes that no information is free, then you don't have to share.

Thank you.


dragonL88 wrote:
PNGMK wrote:You're going to run into copyright / parallel import / distributor - retail licensing issues.


May I know why you said that? As far as I know, if I were to register my business here in Malaysia, and pay all the necessary duties and tax when the items are received, it should be legal. It will be like a business obtaining suppliers from overseas, why would there be copyright/licensing issues?

Thank you.


Because software and gaming companies carefully control distribution channels. If you attempt to buy in Singapore when the gaming distributor already has selected a distributor in Malaysia, the Singapore seller may not sell to you, or you will be pursued in Malaysia for illegal distribution of their games and software.

This is an extremely common practice world wide... producers want to control when, how, and for how much their product will be sold.

If you cannot find a Malaysian distributor contact the producers directly and ask to be an exclusive distributor in Malaysia.

PS: Given that you don't know the reason for the post that PNGMK made, you really are in no position to be giving pissy answers to others.

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Postby dragonL88 » Thu, 24 Oct 2013 9:44 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
dragonL88 wrote:
PNGMK wrote:You're going to run into copyright / parallel import / distributor - retail licensing issues.


May I know why you said that? As far as I know, if I were to register my business here in Malaysia, and pay all the necessary duties and tax when the items are received, it should be legal. It will be like a business obtaining suppliers from overseas, why would there be copyright/licensing issues?

Thank you.


Because software and gaming companies carefully control distribution channels. If you attempt to buy in Singapore when the gaming distributor already has selected a distributor in Malaysia, the Singapore seller may not sell to you, or you will be pursued in Malaysia for illegal distribution of their games and software.

This is an extremely common practice world wide... producers want to control when, how, and for how much their product will be sold.

If you cannot find a Malaysian distributor contact the producers directly and ask to be an exclusive distributor in Malaysia.

PS: Given that you don't know the reason for the post that PNGMK made, you really are in no position to be giving pissy answers to others.


Thank you for your response. I've done some searching and found out more about the issue. I'll certainly have to rethink my business strategy, though it can be noted that the strategy came about simply because you can find hundreds maybe thousands of people who regularly purchase goods of China to be sold elsewhere.

I guess a little courtesy is too much to ask around here but I don't mean to cause trouble. For the record, I am not some wide eyed 16 year old kid expecting to be spoon-fed. I am actually in the process of finishing my Masters in a technical field. You are right though in the sense that I have no experience in business whatsoever, which is why I want to learn and you can't learn if you dont ask. Any teacher or lecturer will know that you need to have a little patience when dealing with the inexperienced.

In any case, I think this topic is no longer relevant. I'd like to thank PNGMK for bringing up the grey market issue and Strong Eagle for the explanation. I hope that moderators can help to close this topic and delete it perhaps. I would also like to request that the admin delete my account from this forum as I no longer want to associate myself with this forum, and do not want my login credentials to be stored in your servers.

Thank you and sorry for wasting your time. Have a nice day.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:17 am

We don't delete threads. As for credentials, dragonL88 won't give much away, and your email, as generic as it is, won't be displayed to anyone.

Cheers.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:49 am

Plus I've already edited several responses to include quotes of all the OPs posts just in case he decided to try to mass edit. I didn't want to lock his account.

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