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2nd Hand Products Selling

on 3/25/13, 9:03 AM 961 views


I'm wondering how to accomplish the following with the ERP.

We sell 2nd hand products in our shop, managed by OpenERP and sold via the POS.

The problem comes with the products themselves. Being 2nd hand, we get the same product (let's say "Book A") at a different cost price each time we get new stock. Also, the profit margin we put to each "Book A" depends on the status of the item.

My question if is there is some way to create this "Book A" product, and after that having different iterations of the same product, each one with its own cost price and retail price, but being into the same "Book A" article file. This way we could keep our database organized, and without duplicates of products everywhere (as they would look the same in the POS).

If each of these "iterations" could have a different EAN or Reference that would be perfect for selling in the POS.

Thank you very much!


Mustufa Rangwala (mra)

--Mustufa Rangwala (mra)--
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--Mustufa Rangwala (mra)--

- Around 7+ years of strong experience in Odoo (Formerly OpenERP) which is world's largest Open Source Business Applications driven by CEO Fabien Pinckaers. - Played key role in developing and maintaining various Odoo Product modules and integrating them on Open Source ERP Environment. - Experience on Scrum methodology for project management - Experience in Team Building - Quick Start Implementations. - Worked on almost all versions (4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0, SAAS, Trunk(8.0)...) of Odoo (Formerly OpenERP) . Specialities: Odoo Business Process And OpenERP Implementation. Odoo Application Support and Maintenance. Odoo Technical & Functional Training. Business Process Mapping & Gap Analysis (Functional and Technical Analysis)

Mustufa Rangwala (mra)
On 3/26/13, 4:14 AM

I think you can go with Sales Pricelist.

Regards, Mustufa Rangwala

On 4/1/13, 1:05 PM

Hello again,

I've been through the information in the book, but as we are using OpenERP 7 now, I cannot really see where those options are.

Apart from that, I need to have different "instances" of the same product with its own stock levels. Using the first example, I can buy a copy of "Book A" that I find somewhere at a good price, and before I sell it, have another "Book A" at the same time in my stock, both of them available to the public.

As those have been bought from different suppliers, at a different times, they would have different cost prices, and depending on the status of the book, different retail prices.

For accounting reasons, I would need to have those two copies in stock, but I would prefer to have them under the same article, just to keep things ordered.

Also. Any way to have the tax applied only to the profit margin? If the "Book A" has costed me 20, and I sell it at 120, I would like the tax to be calculated upon 100, not 120.

Thanks a lot!

please update your question (or post another one) instead of posting a new answer.

Fabien Pinckaers (fp)
on 4/1/13, 1:49 PM

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Asked: 3/25/13, 9:03 AM
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