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How do i get cheap blanks from china?

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Hey i'm new to the forum and i'm wondering how i can get cheap blanks from china. Like 50 cent to 1 dollar tees thank you.
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Sometimes I buy in the USA for under $1.00.
Cheap and China......by the time you pay for shipping you could get them in the US for much cheaper and they will actually be t-shirts that you can use. Use the search feature at the top of the page and search the topic as this has been discussed in detail on this forum. A lot of great information that will be helpful to you.
Hey i'm new to the forum and i'm wondering how i can get cheap blanks from china. Like 50 cent to 1 dollar tees thank you.
You can get cheap t-shirts from China. But it is impossible for you get any t-shirts with the price lower to 50 cents/pc. Unless the t-shirts is very plain quality and as thin as tissue paper, 100gsm cotton white. And also you have to order at least a FCL quantity, there will be a chance to do the unit price lower than USD1.00. Otherwise, buy from their stock which didn't sell out and do a discount to re-selling. Every penny will be worth when you purchase.

If you want to buy from China with better price, find the manufacturers. (the order quantity is expected to be higher amount if the price is the key point to be considered).

Anyway, good luck with you.

Buy AMERICAN. Yes, the Gildan shirts I buy are manufactured in other countries, but I'm buying them from an American company, paying American's to work.

Wonder why American's are out of work and why America is in the state of economy that it's in?......well, there you have it.

I don't mean to sound mean, but buying from overseas to save pennies a shirt hurts all of us.
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In the past I have been all through factories in Asia from Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, to Taiwan looking for cheap good quality blanks and I was not able to find any that were comparable to those I get here, for the price I pay here. I have said it before and I will say it again, their are a lot of things you can get out of China at reasonable prices that are worth importing, but t-shirts ain't one of them. (my opinion of course)

I'm not saying you can't find a good t-shirt in China, what I am saying is that it will cost you more, then once you add on the shipping, customs tariffs & duty taxes, it will cost you much, much more in the end when you could have just purchased it here in the US, and if there is a problem, you can return it.
I'm with everybody else--why would you WANT to? When was the last time you saw or bought anything made in China that wasn't garbage? And if they'll happily put poison in toys they export, you can bet they don't care about the quality of a t-shirt.

It amazes me the way people cop an attitude about brands that have well-run factories in Central or South America, but haven't got a problem with buying from a Communist country with a completely dismal track record on everything from human rights to milk production.

There is such a thing as too cheap. (And customers know it.)
Let's not forget to blame us US citizens for the problem we're all in. Think about it, why are we all trying to find cheaper blanks in the first place? It's because our customers want cheaper prices that we can't get unless we go outside the US or reduce our already rock bottom prices.

I tell my customers, especially those that are saying they or their spouses are out of work and they want even lower prices, that's the reason they or their spouses are out of work in the first place. Stop trying to buy Rock Bottom Prices, and shopping at big stores like Target and Wal-mart, since we know they buy all their stuff outside the US. Buy American People.
I appreciate those of you who backed up my post. I was concerned about "saying the wrong thing" or hurting someone's feelings, but most of you guys obviously feel the same way.

I'm not dogging the original post for needing to find something cheaper for your customer. I just don't agree with going outside of the U.S.A. to get it.

If we all stand together, the customers won't have a choice. And when it comes right down to it, most people understand when you explain why you won't import a cheaper tee for them. They just have to be reminded that $.50 or even $1 a shirt isn't worth the loss of an American's job.

Blessings and prosperity to you all.
Hi Guys,

As an foreign person of USA, I am a little scared to send my post because i am one of the vendors expect to dig the worldwide market include USA, but i think every person has his right to speak out what he is thinking.

Apparently, i can understand the feeling of you guys, after all, nobody would like exotic business capability overpass themselves. The whole encomy of world isn't good, and more and more people are facing the risk to lose their job, so is it the real reason the people lose their job, or afraid of their profit was challenged by exotic businessman? Who knows, to be honest, i think no progress if there isn't competition. Improve it when facing challenge, not avoid it or protect it from being challenged. I am in same stand like everybody of you, most of you post here maynot consider to export, your main market is from your domestic, so it is understandable you will feel nevous when exotic businessman is going into the market that you think it should belong to you, the market is shareable as long as you has the ability, just like the knowledge.

I smelt the air of boycotting, something like protectionism. Meanwhile, i accept the goods that don't made in China, i am a Chinese, i am very happy and feel honored to be a member of T-shirt forum, this is a good place to learn and know new friends. Now, the most favorite i want to buy is a car branded "ford", maybe some people will doubt why do you need to buy a Amercian car, show your kindness to them, the answer is NO, the reason is simple, i like it, so i will buy it. Of course, most of merchandise i live with is MADE-IN-CHINA, i don't think they sucked, in opposite, be pround of many made in China goods.

Today's world need your eyes to recognize, not ears. Any country, any places, don't live in your own mind, hear, see, and feel.

Best wishes to all of you, good luck to me.

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Hi Bill,

First of all, you're right. You have a right to your opinion. That's why we're known as the "Land of the Free". :)

Secondly, don't misunderstand. I own things made in China and I don't have any doubt that there are great things from many nations purchased here in America every day from stores that employ Americans. I mentioned that the Gildan tees I purchase come from many places...Haiti, Nicaragua, etc., but I purchase them from an American company employing American citizens. If you bypass our vendors and go directly overseas to purchase, it doesn't benefit America in any way.

My soapbox speech ---
I'm just a girl from the great midwest. Oklahoma City has seen our share of horrible things with the bombing of the Murrah Building, tornadoes and just this month, flooding. We're a strong people, but like anyone else, you have to have a job, money, friends and family & (I believe - God), to overcome. I'm a diehard American and tired of our jobs going elsewhere to save a buck. I say Love it or Leave it. People from all over the world come here to better themselves. It's that "Land of Opportunity" thing, you know. But it won't be worth being here if we keep sending jobs/money somewhere else and putting people who live in this country out of work.

By the way, I drive a Ford Truck too. :D
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Hi Lawanda,

Thanks for your post, it make sense.

Last i want to say, the world is big many years ago, but today, it isn't.

Each disaster where it happens, i dont want to mention because it is memory to hugg pain, just like the earthquake in Haiti. Nobody would like to give them away as long as he can do some help.

I think fair competition worldwide is acceptable and should be encouraged by us, just like sports game.

Thank you, Lowanda. I can't agree with you anymore to get a job, and establish the lovely home.

Hope to talk more about t-shirt, something else related to t-shirt, the topic we are talking is too big, compared with job and anything else, i expect a peace world. :) .

Look forward to driving a FORD truck too.

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We're a VERY small company (3 full-time employees). We sold tees to raise money for Haiti and sent $3400. Small change on such a vast scale, but in times of need, every penny counts.

So, I don't think we should turn away from others, but when we have a choice, we have to feed our own first.

With that said....I agree with you, I would love to talk to you more some day on another subject as we have beaten this dead horse into the ground and will never totally agree on the subject. :)

Thank you for not getting rude or seemingly taking offense to my opinion. I haven't taken offense to yours either. I love that we can be civil and have a decent conversation without someone getting ugly.

Be blessed in all you do.
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"We're a VERY small company (3 full-time employees). We sold tees to raise money for Haiti and sent $3400. Small change on such a vast scale, but in times of need, every penny counts."

Thank you for this.

God bless kind-hearted people.

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I totally agree with your comment Veedub3.
Average people will consider having tee's imported from
overseas (China) is cheap. Well, it may be possible if you plan on
bringing 40 foot containers per week. Otherwise, you'll eventually spend more
money on shipping, customs tariffs & duty taxes etc...
Plus, my biggest fear was not passing QC. (off spec)
Especially now,
prices on yarns gone up or having difficulty finding yarns rather,
$ .50 ~ $ 1.00 tee's are no longler in market now.
It may be better if you find a CLOSEOUT/OFF PRICE people locally.
They may have tops in that price range but not all in size scale you need.
Good Luck !
Don't get political on me all i asked was if i could find shirts in china. As you all know the t shirt business is very competitive. So the cheaper you go the better. I understand it is american companies shipping overseas that has us in the crisis we are in but if i can get more volume for my business. i can create more jobs :)
I hear you, but it's still cheaper to buy from companies like San Mar, or Brodek and Rhodes. China is imposing a lot of tarifs, and they're not as economical as they use to be. If you really want to save money, PM me, and we can discus getting good quality t-shirts from India.

We have a business partner group that I work with, and we have a father and son that are American Citizens originally from India. They fly back and forth there, and meet with different manufactures to get us deals for importing to the US. We buy several products, and would like to start our own business there.

Right now we do Marble, Clamps, and also Glassware. We have samples of t-shirts here, I just have to pick them up from my partner.
I advise you use local importers and do a deal ,it is not worth the risk importing in bulk yourself I have done it from China ,Indonesia , and got very disapointed, they are good sales people but unless you make at least one trip over like the pro-importers and have some control of quality you will get burned,take advice of some previous posts,you can get cheap quality local seach around,Cheers Lorraine.
We have guys over in India, and also made a trip there already. Our plans are to bring in bulk items then sell here to all the flea market/swamp meet buyers.
We have guys over in India, and also made a trip there already. Our plans are to bring in bulk items then sell here to all the flea market/swamp meet buyers.
Why not sell online so that everyone can take advantage? If you have great blanks at reasonable prices from India that you will sell at flea markets and I do not live near you then this information is pointless.
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