The ASD / AMD Show in Las Vegas held at the Sands Expo, Mandalay Bay Convention Center and the Mirage was held March 2-5, 2008. This show is a must for anyone looking to meet wholesale suppliers in person and to find wholesale closeout apparel for resale. If you don't make it to the show, you can find many of the ASD show distributores selling wholesale apparel on

The show is comprised of hundreds of exhibitors of general closeout apparel  covering a diverse line of sub categories including handbags, sunglasses, licensed sports apparel, shoes, leather garments and fashion accessories.

Retailers looking for bargains can find super discounted deals at the ASD Show. This year’s hot selling wholesale products included NHL Hockey Jerseys, Barry Bonds Youth Jerseys, knockoff handbags inspired by Gucci, mixed apparel for $1.25 pc. and Puma sneakers for as low as $14.99 pair.

Many of the closeout wholesale suppliers exhibiting at the show are liquidating overstock at pennies on the dollar. If you are a new reseller, it is important to understand the difference between wholesale and closeout merchandise. Closeout merchandise is often irregular with clipped tags or defects and might consist of store returns, overstock, excess inventory, surplus or even salvage. Closeouts are often sold in mixed lots or offered as a take all deal which means you have to accept unequal size scales and color choices, defects and final sales agreements with no returns. The trade off is you are able to buy cheap and resell for big profits if you buy right. Remember, closeouts are never offered as an ongoing supply. Closeouts are offered first come first serve basis and only available while the supplies last.

There is a lot of haggling going on that the ASD shows. Buyers fly in from around the world to make offers on closeout deals they can resell through off price distribution centers. Many large buyers from large off price retail chains are seen placing huge orders. The larger exhibitors set up Salons but you have to have an appointment to meet with one of their reps. If you didn't make an appointment in advance, no need to worry, there are hundreds of small exhibitors in the back stalls who have stuff they are liquidating for cheap. Thousands of people meet at the ASD show to network and wheel and deal. is an online wholesale venue to meet and make deals with wholesale suppliers worldwide. Janesdeals registered suppliers agree to ship prior to receiving funds. This ensures buyers will receive goods as advertised.