Yes, it is legal for you to procure the inventory for your store in the stated any of the manners you propose. You should be careful not to stock or sell any "knock-offs", they will get you in more trouble that they are worth. You should create a business plan, incorporate or form an LLC to limit, to the extent possible your personal liability. I would most strongly suggest you engage an attorney and accountant to assist you in the formation of your business plan and getting all of the systems in place. I wish you the best and would be delighted to serve you should you chose.
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Definitely legal to sell products you buy from retail outlets but not necessarily profitable. Be careful with counterfeit products though because you could be liable to both a civil plaintiff for damages and a government entity for fines.
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Yes, it is legal. Good luck and if you would like assistance forming your business, I am available for a fee. - Reese Serra
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