If you want to buy a cheap plastic sledge ready for this winter then have you thought about buying them wholesale? Right now this might sound silly but if you have been sledging with a large group of friends and family in winter, then it is easy to see how you could buy a pack of five or ten sledges between you all.

Or you may just have two children and need a couple of sledges, but if you bought a pack of five early on in the year before it snows you could buy them at a very good price, and simply sell the other three for a premium as soon as it snows. A notice outside your house on a winters day after it has snowed will probably have so many people knocking at your door that you will be turning people away and wishing you had bought more!

You can now order sledges online and whilst you can order anything from 20 to 500 or more, you can still get a very good price by buying as little as 5 or 10 units and some online stores even stock packs of 3 sledges. The more you buy the cheaper they get, so it makes sense to put a notice up at work or send an email out to friends and see how many orders you can get.

You can then buy the sledges wholesale and all of you benefit from the discount that you will get as a result from bulk buying. Whilst some online sledge wholesalers will only offer cash and carry, or the option to pay online but with you still having to collect them (100 sledges will be about the most you can fit in an estate car), others now offer nationwide next day delivery for a fixed fee, and given the cost of fuel today it is far better if you can find a sledge wholesaler who delivers.

If you do not have a large group of friends or workmates then a card in your newsagents window should get enough people interested to allow you to buy in bulk.

Most sledge wholesalers will deal with members of the public and do not require you to be a “Trade” customer, as it is still another sale to them, and they prefer to deal in bulk rather than selling individual items. Just remember to check if the price they quote includes the VAT or not.