Walter Hay / Buy Direct From China anyone have the book?

by Shellg
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Im nearly ready to start my online biz but Im not quite sure if I should jump in an buy small stock orders from China.

Walter Hays book looks good and he says you can start very small.

I would love to hear from anyone who has used his book. Ive read lots of his posts and he seems to know what hes talking about, but it would be good to hear from others about his book.

Just nervous, thats all.
#book #buy #china #direct #hay #walter
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    Hey Shellg,

    I bought the book a few days ago. It made me realize that I've been wasting my time contacting wholesalers rather than manufacturers. I also didn't have much idea about what needed to happen if I made a purchase from the supplier. It has a good checklist to avoid some pitfalls.

    It's only $100, not much if you're going to buy some products really. If $100 is a barrier to getting into business then you're going to have trouble making any real money.
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    Well no body replied so I searched Walter Hay's posts (Importexport) and it is obvious that he really knows what he is talking about so I bought his book.

    The best word I can find to describe it is WOW! This is like a text book, except it is very easy to read and for a newbie like me easy to understand.

    Its full of the most amazing tricks of the trade, and after reading it twice I found a manufacturer who gave me the most amazing prices on the little order I wanted to buy. Before I got the book I had tried to find a supplier of these things on Alibaba and DHgate, but now I know that the high prices they quoted me were because they are not the actual manufacturers. Walter's book showed me how to be sure they are.

    The order shipped to me on May 1st - very quick - and I sold my first item the day I listed them on eBay. Imagine my excitement when sales came in every day or two, and thanks to a hint by Importexport no body else lists this product on eBay! Im selling the product at nearly 5 times my cost. Its now time to re-order.

    Thanks a million Walter! You have saved me heaps of money and taught me how to get great profits. Any body who tries to import without your book is gonna lose out.
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      Originally Posted by Shellg View Post

      Well no body replied so I searched Walter Hay's posts (Importexport) and it is obvious that he really knows what he is talking about so I bought his book.

      The best word I can find to describe it is WOW! This is like a text book, except it is very easy to read and for a newbie like me easy to understand.

      Its full of the most amazing tricks of the trade, and after reading it twice I found a manufacturer who gave me the most amazing prices on the little order I wanted to buy. Before I got the book I had tried to find a supplier of these things on Alibaba and DHgate, but now I know that the high prices they quoted me were because they are not the actual manufacturers. Walter's book showed me how to be sure they are.

      The order shipped to me on May 1st - very quick - and I sold my first item the day I listed them on eBay. Imagine my excitement when sales came in every day or two, and thanks to a hint by Importexport no body else lists this product on eBay! Im selling the product at nearly 5 times my cost. Its now time to re-order.

      Thanks a million Walter! You have saved me heaps of money and taught me how to get great profits. Any body who tries to import without your book is gonna lose out.
      Thanks for your comments @Shellg. I am very pleased to read of your early success, particularly because you are a newbie. Keep up the good work.
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        I read Walters book and he does know what he's talking about, worth every cent.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    I have the book and have read it twice. It is not as easy as one might think, but with a bit of effort you can get over the learning curve. The only problem I am still having is finding the manufacturers, as he states in his book to use a couple of sites, but now it seems those sites are going the same way as Alibaba and Aliexpress and they are loaded with "suppliers" and resellers as opposed to manufacturers.

    The hardest part of the whole process is to find actual manufacturers, I have not found one yet for the product line I want.

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    • Profile picture of the author Importexport
      Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

      I have the book and have read it twice. It is not as easy as one might think, but with a bit of effort you can get over the learning curve. The only problem I am still having is finding the manufacturers, as he states in his book to use a couple of sites, but now it seems those sites are going the same way as Alibaba and Aliexpress and they are loaded with "suppliers" and resellers as opposed to manufacturers.

      The hardest part of the whole process is to find actual manufacturers, I have not found one yet for the product line I want.

      al
      Thanks for your review. I appreciate the frankness of your comments. I am sure that’s what warriors want to see.

      The sites you mentioned have always included some suppliers that are not manufacturers, but my book does explain how to use those sites' systems to easily tell the difference.


      One of those sites will only ever list a supplier as a manufacturer if they have been thoroughly investigated and proven to be genuine manufacturers.

      The other has a system that provides a report that clearly identifies whether or not the supplier is a real manufacturer. That report costs about $40, but in Chapter 8.2 I explain how to get the report for free.

      As someone who has bought my book, if you are having trouble sourcing a particular product, please PM me and I will gladly help.


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        • Profile picture of the author Importexport
          Originally Posted by redalerta View Post

          when it will publish your new version of book?
          Probably by the end of August.

          Don't let that delay you. Every person who has bought my book gets free downloads of the revised editions as they are published.
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            Originally Posted by Importexport View Post

            Probably by the end of August.

            Don't let that delay you. Every person who has bought my book gets free downloads of the revised editions as they are published.
            Hey! I didn't know that. It's been awhile since I've read your book. Honestly, I don't even recall the site URL. Care to get me up to speed?
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            • Profile picture of the author Importexport
              Originally Posted by Joe Stewart View Post

              Hey! I didn't know that. It's been awhile since I've read your book. Honestly, I don't even recall the site URL. Care to get me up to speed?
              Hi Joe,

              You bought from me in April 2014 under my old system, and all who bought before November 2014 might be missing out on the free updates.

              I have passed on your details to my new support team which is part of Jim Cockrum's PAC. They will send you a link to download the very latest edition that comes out in January.

              For the benefit of any of my book buyers who might have bought prior to November 2014, please send your purchase details, name, email address, and a request to be added to their mailing list for my book updates and they will send that link once the new edition is released. Send those details to msteamwebmaster@gmail.com . Moderator: I ask that this link be permitted because my records are incomplete due to a computer crash and I don't want any who are entitled to a free update to miss out.

              The latest revised version has been expanded greatly, and now has 33 chapters compared to the 22 chapters in the previous edition.

              Walter Hay.
              "If you think education is expensive - consider the cost of ignorance."
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              • Profile picture of the author Hermes Urbanus
                Originally Posted by Importexport View Post

                I have passed on your details to my new support team which is part of Jim Cockrum's PAC.
                Hey Walt, been a long time my friend. Hope all is well.

                When I seen your name over in PAC, I was reminded of just what a masterpiece your book really is. I remain forever in debt to you.

                For anyone who hasn't bothered to read all the glowing reviews (or the infinite amount of wisdom-laden posts on this board from Importexport) please know that this book is the Rosetta Stone of importing.

                WISHING YOU ALL SAFE, HAPPY,
                AND PROFITABLE HOLIDAYS !!!
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      Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

      I have the book and have read it twice. It is not as easy as one might think, but with a bit of effort you can get over the learning curve. The only problem I am still having is finding the manufacturers, as he states in his book to use a couple of sites, but now it seems those sites are going the same way as Alibaba and Aliexpress and they are loaded with "suppliers" and resellers as opposed to manufacturers.

      The hardest part of the whole process is to find actual manufacturers, I have not found one yet for the product line I want.

      al
      Al, et. al. - CALL THE CHINESE EMBASSY. That's what they are there for. Embassies exist to facilitate trade, not just for international relations and expats.

      MadeinChina.com lists manufacturers as well as suppliers.
      GlobalSources.com, in addition to manufacturers and suppliers, has what they call China Sourcing Reports where you can perform due diligence on a mfr or supplier you are considering.

      Just remember, if you have never dealt with China, be very, very cautious. If you are an old China hand, no warning needed. You're already missing parts of your anatomy and sit at a funny angle during trade negotiations.

      - Annie
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      • Profile picture of the author Importexport
        Originally Posted by TheGMa View Post

        Al, et. al. - CALL THE CHINESE EMBASSY. That's what they are there for. Embassies exist to facilitate trade, not just for international relations and expats.

        MadeinChina.com lists manufacturers as well as suppliers.
        GlobalSources.com, in addition to manufacturers and suppliers, has what they call China Sourcing Reports where you can perform due diligence on a mfr or supplier you are considering.

        Just remember, if you have never dealt with China, be very, very cautious. If you are an old China hand, no warning needed. You're already missing parts of your anatomy and sit at a funny angle during trade negotiations.

        - Annie
        Hi Annie, Have you tried calling the Chinese embassy to ask them to help you locate suppliers? I can tell all who read this that they will be wasting their time.

        By "suppliers" I presume you mean traders? All B2B sites list traders as well as manufacturers. One of the important things I teach is how to be sure you are dealing with manufacturers - not with traders - otherwise you are throwing profits down the drain.

        I also teach which sites to use where you can be sure that those listed as manufacturers really are just that. Most B2B sites list exactly what the seller tells them about that and there is no attempt made to see if it is true or not.

        You mention MadeinChina.com, but that site has a terrible record for scams by traders listed on the site.

        You said that GlobalSources.com has what they call China Sourcing Reports where you can perform due diligence on a mfr or supplier. They don't any more. But they do have Sourcing Reports on 7 developing countries, but far from helping you perform due diligence, this is what they offer in those reports: Click company names below marked Active to view verified suppliers and products featured on Global Sources Online. Companies marked Listing have basic information on Global Sources Online.

        The problem is that:
        1. They direct you to a few featured suppliers who are simply "verified". That means that GlobalSources have checked and confirmed that the business exists! That's all! Not much due diligence in that.
        2. If you click on any of the companies marked Listing as directed in the cut and paste in red, you are redirected to the GlobalSources home page.

        Finally, this is a thread where comments have been sought on the value of my book. If instead you want to discuss or ask questions about product sourcing and importing, I suggest you post in the
        eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping forum generally, or if you want to ask me any questions or disagree with me if you like, try my thread Ask Me Anything About Product Sourcing And Importing For Profit. ― Veteran Importer Here.

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      Originally Posted by arunsen View Post

      I bought the "Buy direct from China" Importexport ebook a while ago (early 2014) after finding it on warriorforum back then. Just wanted to leave a quick note here for other people considering the purchase.

      Bit of background: When I initially bought the ebook, I was looking to source a specific product from China that we were already sourcing from the US. After looking at the supplier options in China it didn't work out for us, and I forgot about the ebook.

      Few months down the track we looked at sourcing another high margin product, and this time I put in place a lot of the techniques that the ebook discusses in terms of dealing with the suppliers. I can't stress enough how invaluable the information was in helping us set up the relationship with the supplier. This directly allowed us to add an another 5 figure profit stream to our ecommerce business.

      I am once again looking to source a few new products, and the first place I am looking are the sources in this ebook.

      Can't recommend it enough!
      Thanks @arunsen. I hope you have received your copy of the latest update. Just to remind you that all revisions can be downloaded free of charge by those who have bought my book, so you will never be out of date.

      You mention the help that the book gave you in setting up the relationship with the supplier. This very important aspect of sourcing is generally ignored by so called "experts" and gurus-in-training who sell high priced courses, when in fact they might know something about online marketing but they know very little about product sourcing and importing.

      I believe in sticking to my area of expertise, safe sourcing and easy importing, and I don't pretend to be an expert in marketing.
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      • Profile picture of the author Importexport
        A warrior desperate for help PM'd to tell me that he had posted on this thread, and asked had I seen his questions. I followed the link in the Warrior Forum's email notification about his post but for some reason when I got here I found that it had been deleted. The post was a very normal one, asking questions that probably should have gone to my thread Ask Me Anything About Product Sourcing And Importing For Profit. ― Veteran Importer Here and I guess that is why it was deleted. I have now cut and pasted his questions from the Warrior Forum's email and posted them with my answers on my AMA thread.

        I hope this does not break any rules, but I can't understand why they did not tell the warrior that he should post it elsewhere, so I have done it for them.
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        Originally Posted by Importexport View Post

        Thanks for letting me know. Every now and then I have to take down a pirate. The people who do get the book for free don't get the major part of its value, which is the support I give.

        I have a paid support team who answer most of the questions that book buyers ask.

        Some of those questions are passed on to me for personal attention.

        Here is what one book buyer wrote to me: "Hi Walter,

        You literally saved me $3000 USD.

        I really appreciate it.
        Thank you so much for taking the time to look into it.
        I really, really, appreciate it.
        Best regards,
        MOH"


        Another one wrote:
        " Dear Walter,

        You are my superstar! I even do not know you but I would already like to say that you have saved me and my money - thank you.


        M.S."

        Here's another: "Hi Walter
        I am so glad I bought your book, because just to be able to communicate with a seasoned importer like yourself, and getting advice, is priceless.

        Jo A."


        NOTE: I have the originals on file to show to the FTC if required and there are many more like these.

        I have sent you a PM.

        I feel sorry for people who have to start their business by stealing. With that mindset, their chances of success will be poor.
        Here's an update on the low life who tries to get a following by giving away what he does not have any right to.

        My book that he is offering for free is a very old version dating back to early 2012. There have been 4 revisions since then. Many of the instructions about the vital subject of safe sourcing have changed due to the changing nature of the industry.

        There is yet another revision in the pipeline, due out early January. All those who have bought my book are entitled to a free download of every new edition. That is something else that thieves don't get.

        Walter Hay.
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    yea can can start of with small stock and maybe use amazon FBA
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    Walter Hay, is there a link where one can purchase your book?
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    • Profile picture of the author Hermes Urbanus
      Originally Posted by smilealot View Post

      Walter Hay, is there a link where one can purchase your book?
      I'm not Walt, and I'm not even sure a "review" thread is the best place for this question to be asked or answered (but the moderators will know.)

      In any case, this link should help you find what you're looking for:

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      Learn To Successfully Import From China and The Rest of The World - Proven China Sourcing
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      MODERATORS:
      That is NOT an affiliate link and it's not my product.
      I'm just trying to answer someone's question.
      If this was the wrong place or wrong way...
      Well, you know what to do.
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      • Profile picture of the author Importexport
        Today I received an email from Warrior Forum informing me of a post by Arunsen as follows:
        ---Quote (Originally by Importexport)--- Hi Joe, For the benefit of any of my book buyers who might have bought prior to November 2014, please send your purchase details, name, email address, and a request to be added to their mailing list for my book updates and they will send that link once the new edition is released. Send those details to msteamwebmaster@gmail.com . Moderator: I ask that this link be permitted because my records are incomplete due to a computer crash and I don't want any who are entitled to a free update to miss out. The latest revised version has been expanded greatly, and now has 33 chapters compared to the 22 chapters in the previous edition. ---End Quote---

        Hey Walter, Great to hear there's another update coming! If you remember, I bought this directly from you a while back (probably before Nov 2014) and haven't been getting any such update notifications. I have since then also got Jim's PAC. So I was wondering do PAC members get notified automatically? Or does the link within the PAC automatically get the updated copy? I figured I would ask this here and not through support, in case other members benefit from the info. Cheers! Arun


        I don't know why the post has not appeared, but as Arunsen wrote he posted here "in case other members benefit from the info." This is not promoting my book it is just helping keep the promise to my book buyers that they will get lifetime free updates even though my computer crash lost all their details.

        Other members who have already bought my book will benefit by getting a free update, so I hope the moderators will allow me to answer here.

        The answer is, Yes, PAC members will automatically get the update link for a free download. Others who bought prior to November 2014 should write to my support team at msteamwebmaster@gmail.com with details as shown in the quote above.

        The book should be released about Feb 8 or 9.

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        • Profile picture of the author Hermes Urbanus
          Originally Posted by Importexport View Post

          The book should be released about Feb 8 or 9.
          THE UPDATED VERSION IS FINALLY OUT!

          33 chapters packed with (updated) actionable information.

          Great job from Walt and Jim, yet once again.

          And a little birdy told me that the newest version is also currently on sale for about 75% off the normal price. I'm not sure if that information is correct, but hopefully Walt or Jim can confirm or deny that soon...

          Either way, now's the time to buy a copy of this book. Sourcing where others can't / don't / won't is the only way to get ahead if you are doing any type of sales. And this version of the book (like previous versions) is a blueprint for SAFELY doing that sourcing. (Also, just because it has China in the title doesn't mean it's a one trick pony... Most of the information in the book is relevant to many other geographic markets!)

          Finally, if you're already a member of PAC you can get your updated copy for FREE. Just log in to your PAC account and under the "Sourcing" menu, look for Learn To Import From China and Many Other Countries in the middle of that menu. (Just another reason why the Proven Amazon Course rocks!)

          Many thanks to Walt and Jim for getting this book updated and making it available to us ahead of schedule.
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            @Hermes Urbanus,

            Yes I can confirm that although my book has never been discounted before, the new edition is available at a huge discount until Feb 16.

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              Originally Posted by Importexport View Post

              @Hermes Urbanus,

              Yes I can confirm that although my book has never been discounted before, the new edition is available at a huge discount until Feb 16.

              Walter
              The all new updated version of the book is getting TREMENDOUS feedback. Congrats Walter. You are THE authority on Importing.
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