Old Oct 20, 2020, 12:44 pm
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I will work on this on the next few days but most of the info is very old and outdated.


I have been using all of these the last 2 years and I will update what other people have started along with some tools on how to buy on multiple accounts if people want this info. This is just a quick first draft. I will clean up and add more details.

please dont .... up the work I will put into this. please message me and I can add more data and I have more buying groups that I can add
  1. Pointsmaker - pointsmaker.com - Notifies via email . You buy and upload tracking number - Payment comes pretty quick same day most often via echeck once item is checked in
  2. MYS Buying Group - mysbuyinggroup.com Notifies via email . You buy and upload tracking number - Payment comes pretty quick once item is checked in echeck
    MYS has the most complaints of all, from very late payment to not receiving items. Many people have given up on MYS.
  3. USA Buying Group - usabuying.group same as others regarding loading the tracking number. slowest payment of all. alerts come via whatsapp and email and response time is medium to issues
  4. YRCW - app.yrcwtech.com same as others alertss comes via whatsapp - payments can be slow. response time to issues are pretty quick via communication thru wahtsapp to owner
  5. Buy For Me Retail - The best. buyformeretail.com deals are posted on page. offers sent thru email. payment sent ach when they are checked i
  6. EMB - embdeals.com same as above - a great one as well. alerts via whatsapp. payments can be requested same day and will arrive same day. lots of offers last amazon prime.
  7. EMB - From late 2021 through August 2022, Several reports of missing packages, more complaints than most of the other groups. Buyers Beware.
  8. TheDealBuyer - thedealbuyer.com - Seems to be very new to the game. Not using whatsapp, but Pushover to send deals.
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Old Nov 20, 2023, 7:47 am
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Join Date: Nov 2023
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How are you getting any of these sites to ship?

I havenít messed with this stuff before. Iíve sent a very things to BFMR thru Amazon, using my extremely seasoned personal account about $1500 total. Everything has gone through fine. Dell computers order seems like itís working. But I cannot get Best Buy, staples, or Walmart to actually go through. Do you just keep trying all those different addresses listed on their website? Or am I missing something? I donít want to keep pushing my luck with my ancient Amazon account.
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Old Nov 20, 2023, 8:10 am
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Join Date: Apr 2023
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Originally Posted by Vinny1357
I havenít messed with this stuff before. Iíve sent a very things to BFMR thru Amazon, using my extremely seasoned personal account about $1500 total. Everything has gone through fine. Dell computers order seems like itís working. But I cannot get Best Buy, staples, or Walmart to actually go through. Do you just keep trying all those different addresses listed on their website? Or am I missing something? I donít want to keep pushing my luck with my ancient Amazon account.
I would suggest to open new account and season it with BG activity to avoid burning your main account. I too canít figure out way with BBY, WM and Target!
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Old Nov 20, 2023, 7:43 pm
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Join Date: Jun 2023
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Originally Posted by nevillek
Hello all.. new to MS here

Just tried my first order for BFMR for 2 firesticks totalling $35 on Amazon. Order got instantly cancelled and Amazon QLA email stated:

We're writing to let you know we have canceled your order 114-4176801-2653 because it violates Amazon.com's quantity limit restrictions on select promotional and popular products.

The Amazon.com has quantity limit restriction on select products to allow the promotional and popular products to be available to all Amazon.com customers.

If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact an Account Specialist by writing to [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Best regards,


Account Specialist

Amazon.com
same email for me today, first of its kind. Purchasing just (1) apple AirPod, sending to BFMR
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Old Nov 22, 2023, 6:59 am
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Join Date: Nov 2023
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Originally Posted by nevillek
Hello all.. new to MS here

Just tried my first order for BFMR for 2 firesticks totalling $35 on Amazon. Order got instantly cancelled and Amazon QLA email stated:

We're writing to let you know we have canceled your order 114-4176801-2653 because it violates Amazon.com's quantity limit restrictions on select promotional and popular products.

The Amazon.com has quantity limit restriction on select products to allow the promotional and popular products to be available to all Amazon.com customers.

If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact an Account Specialist by writing to [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Best regards,


Account Specialist

Amazon.com
Also super new to this, also received this email. All my research said amazon was cool as long as you had a seasoned account (mines forever years old)
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Old Nov 22, 2023, 10:58 pm
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Join Date: Oct 2013
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I'm interested in using BGs for MS going forward, and am specifically looking at BFMR, but am concerned about thefts, Amazon shutdowns, and possibly a card shutdown (I surprisingly got a Citi fraud lock after my first BG purchase today, which was quite modest).

I live in a state without sales tax so I'm considering having things shipped to my home so everything looks kosher, then shipping on from there to BFMR. I would need to buy higher priced items to make it worth covering the additional shipping costs, so that raises risk somewhat. Would I be able to deflect that risk by requiring signature on delivery or other carrier provided insurance? Would BFMR accept packages that way?

Thanks!
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Old Nov 23, 2023, 7:37 am
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I lost 8k to BFRM. They simply claimed that the signature is forged.

Good luck to you.

Originally Posted by blkblk
I'm interested in using BGs for MS going forward, and am specifically looking at BFMR, but am concerned about thefts, Amazon shutdowns, and possibly a card shutdown (I surprisingly got a Citi fraud lock after my first BG purchase today, which was quite modest).

I live in a state without sales tax so I'm considering having things shipped to my home so everything looks kosher, then shipping on from there to BFMR. I would need to buy higher priced items to make it worth covering the additional shipping costs, so that raises risk somewhat. Would I be able to deflect that risk by requiring signature on delivery or other carrier provided insurance? Would BFMR accept packages that way?

Thanks!
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Old Nov 23, 2023, 7:43 am
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Maxout Deals will offer a free shipping label if you purchase a certain amount. Depends on the deal.
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Old Nov 25, 2023, 2:15 pm
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Buying Group: Unverified Item?

Hello All..

Looking for some help with an issue I'm having with a recent order I sent to a buying group. I purchased three (2) Dell laptops using the buying groups link and double checked that the specs matched what they were looking for. The buying group confirmed that they received the package and they scanned in the three laptops but then marked them as "Unverified Item"

My question is for anyone that may have experience with buying groups is what exactly are they trying to tell me? Wrong item was ordered? I've asked several question via a support ticket but haven't received any clear or direct responses to my questions. Communication has been difficult. I've even offered to send a return shipping label but got a response completely unrelated to that request.

I know this is there busiest time of year but I'm left out in the cold here with $1300 on the line. Margins are thin in this game. I've been selling to three different groups for about nine months now and this is the first time I've had an issue.

Any insight of what unverified specifically means?

Thanks for your help!

Mike
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Old Nov 25, 2023, 3:44 pm
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You probably just need to send them proof of purchase so they can verify it's right. They usually don't get correct UPC until it's delivered. Did you open the ticket on discord or on their site? Discord usually better
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Old Nov 25, 2023, 5:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Aggravating_Treacle4
You probably just need to send them proof of purchase so they can verify it's right. They usually don't get correct UPC until it's delivered. Did you open the ticket on discord or on their site? Discord usually better
Thanks for the response. I sent them copies of the Dell invoice and specs. Hoping that solves the issue but doesn't look like I'll get an answer until Monday based on their last comment of "sending the issue up to the next level" I responded to the original ticket on their site which they opened to notify me un the unverified item. I definitely need to get more involved on Discord to stay up to date on all the changes.
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Old Nov 29, 2023, 3:38 pm
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As suspected, it turned out to be a UPC issue. Several buyers had issues with several different models of Dell Laptops being delivered with new UPC codes. Took a few days but it all worked out in the end.
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Old Nov 29, 2023, 4:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Lingli1979
Does anyone still buying for MYS? I haven't done so at least 10 months or so. I found some not so bad and easy deals from MYS in October. But later found out the payments are surprisingly slow. Anyone knows how long the MYS process payments after request? Thanks
I was until now. Payments were slow but now some are over 6 weeks. Iím done with them once I get paid out.
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Old Nov 30, 2023, 5:25 pm
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Hi all, a friend of mine referred me to this forum and I wanted to share my experience with EMB (Earn Money Buying). For reference I have seven figures of purchases this year with various groups with minimal issues. In the past two weeks I've had five different shipments from Amazon that were delivered on different days, ordered on different accounts, and signed for which are "missing". Between 20+ iPads and apple watches I am now out almost $10,000. What's odd is that I have other shipments of much lesser value which were delivered at the same time, with the same signature, which were paid out. Coincidentally, the high value packages that contained multiple iPads and apple watches cannot be found. This is either an internal issue with EMB themselves who are stealing, knowing they can get away with it, or an issue with the Amazon drivers which considering it's a new driver every few days, doesn't make much sense. As we all know, EMB customer service is useless and won't help. Amazon won't help, understandably so as it shows delivered. The police department with jurisdiction over this area won't help either. They've said without actual evidence (ie. camera footage, which EMB will not provide) they cannot do anything. They've also stated that they've received so many complaints about this address/group in particular, that they won't even let you file a report. I'm trying to contact their parent company which I believe to be iBuy.com to alert them of what is going on. I know I'm not the only one who is also experiencing issues like this. My advice to everyone here would be to stop sending stuff to EMB as it's only a matter of time until it happens to you. BuyingGroup, Maxoutdeals, and BuyGetRewards have all been fantastic and I would recommend only using them. From my experience, BuyingGroup is the best and will actually cover you if something like this were to happen there.
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Old Dec 2, 2023, 6:11 pm
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Originally Posted by jokerrr
Hi all, a friend of mine referred me to this forum and I wanted to share my experience with EMB (Earn Money Buying). For reference I have seven figures of purchases this year with various groups with minimal issues. In the past two weeks I've had five different shipments from Amazon that were delivered on different days, ordered on different accounts, and signed for which are "missing". Between 20+ iPads and apple watches I am now out almost $10,000. What's odd is that I have other shipments of much lesser value which were delivered at the same time, with the same signature, which were paid out. Coincidentally, the high value packages that contained multiple iPads and apple watches cannot be found. This is either an internal issue with EMB themselves who are stealing, knowing they can get away with it, or an issue with the Amazon drivers which considering it's a new driver every few days, doesn't make much sense. As we all know, EMB customer service is useless and won't help. Amazon won't help, understandably so as it shows delivered. The police department with jurisdiction over this area won't help either. They've said without actual evidence (ie. camera footage, which EMB will not provide) they cannot do anything. They've also stated that they've received so many complaints about this address/group in particular, that they won't even let you file a report. I'm trying to contact their parent company which I believe to be iBuy.com to alert them of what is going on. I know I'm not the only one who is also experiencing issues like this. My advice to everyone here would be to stop sending stuff to EMB as it's only a matter of time until it happens to you. BuyingGroup, Maxoutdeals, and BuyGetRewards have all been fantastic and I would recommend only using them. From my experience, BuyingGroup is the best and will actually cover you if something like this were to happen there.
BGs have really gone downhill. Iíve been doing them for 5 years and like you buying over 7 figures a year. IMO, itís no longer worth it. Lots of theft in DE. MOD has the best prices but suck at returning items. They and BG have stipulations and hoops to jump through with them paying for missing items which is understandable. Other than some private groups, Iíve had less issues with BGR than any other group. BFMR has had multiple pallets go missing. Iíve also sold to EMB, MYS, PM, D&R , BigSky, BfP, and numerous others. The only thing you can do is a chargeback and be prepared for Amazon to shutdown accounts. And good luck spinning up new ones. The days of having hundreds of Amazon accounts are gone.
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Old Dec 8, 2023, 11:21 am
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I know buying groups are still catching up from Black Friday, but has anyone been getting really long response times for support tickets from BFMR? I submitted a ticket on Monday evening, and I still haven't heard back. My last ticket during Black Friday was about 2-3 days, and I'm now pushing day 5.

Update: I heard back at 6 days. They must be swamped! I also wonder if they do a lot of work on the tickets during the weekend and focus on checking stuff in during the week. Just a thought.

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