[…] It would be very unlikely that I would have known about this piece if it had not been for the PFS Buyers Club. As I noted in my post today, I have no direct experience with other buyers` clubs that have offered to buy this piece, […] A buyers` club gives the owner the opportunity to order a bulk quantity of an item that would otherwise be limited in quantity. The main reason we have listed the offers and prices of the PFS Buyers Club instead of other buyer clubs is that PFS is the one with which we have first-hand experience. I`ve heard of other buyer clubs, but I haven`t tried them in person and so I have no personal experience to share (also: because I`ve already sold to PFS, I get their emails promoting new offers without receiving those emails from buyers` clubs I`ve never joined). I read this time that another club pays about $2,000 in profits, but I`ve never done business with them before, so I don`t know first-hand what it is. Due to the amount of work I`ve had to spend on one of the Nvidia GeForce 30 series cards since September (I still don`t have one) or the effort to get a Playston/XBOX for kids, I have a really bitter taste for robots, buyers` clubs, and resellers right now. Limited inventory goes online, is picked up like piranhas in seconds, and then appears on the reseller market at more than doubled/tripled prices. Using a buyers` club also eliminates the time you spend selling your item: you don`t have to waste time creating listings on eBay, Amazon, Craigslist, and more. Eliminating this step can be especially appealing if you are not familiar with the product in question.
For example, I`ve sold a lot of pellet stoves and wood stoves over the years, but when I started, I didn`t know anything about these products. I spent a lot of time looking for the maximum number of BTUs and how many square feet an oven could heat up and the size of the vent etc. Potential buyers always had questions I didn`t understand, and I had to take the time to look for the answers. It takes time to find out. PFS has since entered into a written agreement that essentially prevents you from selling them the item or taking possible legal action, and a few readers have questioned the terms of the agreement. Personally, I`m not concerned about the wording – but I recommend that if you choose a buyers` club, you read the full terms and decide whether or not you agree with those terms. While I can`t talk about the experience with other buying clubs, my experience with PFS has been fluid. I made PFS Buyers Club offers before working for Frequent Miler, and sold 5-figure products to PFS without any problems. Many had problems with buyers` clubs because they were smuggling drugs that were not approved by the FDA. The FDA exists primarily for the purpose of regulating food and drugs and ensuring the safety of what is supplied in the United States.
Therefore, people trusted the fda`s authority and believed that only FDA-regulated drugs were safe enough to be taken. Healthcare professionals only trusted the FDA to ensure safe, high-quality drugs. Dr. Chalmers is quoted as saying, “They [buyers` clubs] are susceptible to impure or poorly regulated drugs, but they are also prone to taking the wrong drugs at the wrong time” and “on average, they are likely to suffer harm from indiscriminate treatment” . Dr. Chalmers was not the only one to agree, people inside and outside the medical profession believed that buyers` clubs were completely dangerous because they were not regulated by a trusted body. However, all buyers` clubs tested their products in laboratories before making them available to their members . Drugs received from buyers` clubs were first sent to laboratories to test their purity and analysis. The clubs wanted to make sure they offered quality products that weren`t contaminated with unwanted ingredients.
Although the drugs provided by the buyers` clubs were not regulated by an agency like the FDA, the drugs were still screened because the clubs wanted to provide safe products to their members. The ultimate fact was that buyers` clubs were providing drugs to people with a death-sentenced illness, so taking potentially dangerous drugs wasn`t seen as a big deal. In an interview with Dallas Life Magazine, Ron Woodroof said, “Damn. I don`t see anything more toxic than HIV itself. I took risks that almost killed me, and I will continue to take them. I have nothing to lose.” Members of buyers` clubs were looking for a chance to survive in a country that provided so little to help them. They would risk anything to live. Buyers` clubs existed to give to people living with HIV/AIDS.
Buyers` clubs allowed people to take the initiative when their government did not, so people with AIDS trusted buyers` clubs. When the government and pharmaceutical companies did not act on the needs of those infected, those took responsibility for their medical care during the period of the outbreak. Bill Hunt was a member of the Dallas Buyers Club and explained that clubs allowed him to “manage his own survival” when he took the fate of his life away from the government and in his own hands by joining the buyers` club . He and many others believed they were alive thanks to the buyers` clubs and took charge of their health and distanced themselves from the U.S. government and medical professionals. With an idea of how many people have committed to selling to the buyers` club, the buyer club owner can now negotiate in advance with several electronics store owners to sell these phones even more (ideally get order commitments in advance and fill them with the phones purchased by the club members). Members of the buying club earn a profit with very little effort and the owner of the buying club makes a profit by being able to offer a useful amount of stores that would otherwise not be able to store this product. In the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, AIDS buyers` clubs became important for receiving drugs that had not yet been approved by the FDA and that members thought would be useful for treating HIV and opportunistic infections.  The first and most important of these was the People With AIDS Health Group (PWA Health Group), founded in 1986 by Thomas Hannan, Joseph Sonnabend and Michael Callen.
    AIDS buyers` clubs have distributed unapproved drugs such as ribavirin, dextran sulfate, and DCNB (dinitrochlorobenzene), as well as cheaper pirated copies of zidovudine (AZT), the first antiretroviral drug approved by the FDA in 1987 to treat HIV and AIDS.