08/29/2019 at 11:16 am #67090
I’ve gotten into reading this families blog. They have definitely found a way to make some BIG money on ebay. Definitely gives me insight into what I’d have to get into in order to make the “big bucks”.
Figured folks here would get a kick out of seeing just how far you can take your shipping skills if you put your mind to it.
08/29/2019 at 11:22 am #67091
That’s cool. They seem to specialize in shipping furniture and huge items.
But they’re also doing the “pay us to teach you”
Course TOTAL VALUE: $2,496
YOUR PRICE $397!
Grab your spot for only $297 TODAY!
Looks like for $300 you get some eBooks and entry into a Facebook group.
How much money are we leaving on the table not doing this 🙂
08/29/2019 at 3:12 pm #67109
Alot, Jay. A whole lot.
Sadly, you shot yourself in the foot last episode on that front. Lol!
Better delete that one before starting your ebay guru pay site.
08/29/2019 at 11:24 am #67092
They’ll gladly take your money:
08/29/2019 at 2:36 pm #67101
Oh god, $597 to make $3k-$7k a month. That’s not even that much money.
08/29/2019 at 1:07 pm #67098
I checked out there “top ten flips” from the last year. Half looks like the good finds that people on SL talk about in the forum, where the other half they don’t seem to mention they refurbish a lot of the items, and the cost to ship them (such as the Harley signs) has to be crazy for the amount of materials and labor required to pack them.
Most of the success stories are just the best finds from the average eBay seller…
I’m always curious if the people who offer courses are actually making money on them, or just giving the illusion of “riches”…
However, they do show that you can sell some crazy huge stuff on eBay – I personally don’t want to start making wooden shipping crates and organizing transport, but for those willing to there is money in it! Hope they don’t get a INAD on the sign or a return…that would drain years off my life.
08/29/2019 at 2:39 pm #67102
Yeah, it just looks like basic stuff that you’d look at and go “oh, that might be worth something on Ebay” and sure enough, it is. It’s just large, so you need to pack it carefully, or crate it, or have UPS pack & ship for you if it’s actually valuble. Or do local pick-up. Or sell it locally. Pay $597 to learn when to box up an item or crate it. Gawd.
08/29/2019 at 4:23 pm #67111
They do have an interesting niche: how to sell using Freight shipping. I’ve done some research and would be interested in how to ship big pieces of furniture.
But its strange these kinds of people go for the “flipper university” where its a big chunk of change for eBooks and private Facebook groups, etc. There’s likely extra fees for “advanced courses”. Seems like a recipe for angry people who will eventually not make the money they were promised. What a headache.
Seems easier to just write an eBook for $15. I’d buy it just to find out their process.
08/30/2019 at 8:07 am #67135
Man, I posted this because I thought it was cool this guy has committed to the point he builds giant crates. I didn’t expect to open a can of worms on their paid service. Does this guy have a reputation I’m not aware of or something?
Personally, I have zero problems with their paid service. Just like I’d have no problems with J&R doing it. Some people just want to be spoon fed and be held accountable. If that’s what they need to get off the ground then so be it.
“See a need, fill a need”
08/30/2019 at 8:22 am #67136
We’ve just been talking about paid services lately so this guy falls this category of these kinds of online sellers. He’s almost a perfect example. Find a cool niche, build an entire “university” around it that costs more than a reasonable fee.
I do agree that “Its not what they sell, its what I buy”. Good for him. But when I see sellers turn into more marketing than info, I turn off because I really cant trust if what they say is true or just hype to sell their course.
Just like when I zone out when I happen to see a commercial on TV.
08/30/2019 at 10:52 am #67144
Anytime I see a testimonial, it just turns me off…
Good companies/products don’t need to force feed you testimonials – they will have a reputation that will speak for itself.
I enjoyed the above story – there are people who make money offering fake testimonials, hence in my opinion a scammer scamming another scammer…
08/29/2019 at 2:41 pm #67103
Just played a few seconds of one of their videos. Why does the guy sound like he’s shouting while talking normally? So weird.
08/29/2019 at 5:43 pm #67120Old DadParticipant
- Location: Missouri
I wonder if it made it to the destination undamaged, I’m skeptical.
08/30/2019 at 11:24 am #67147IndySalesParticipant
A channel that can barely hit 150 views per video having dozens of testimonials is the biggest red flag of them all. Their Instagram account also has low engagement. Perhaps they have a larger audience on Facebook.
It’s no mystery that people willing to sell in Business & Industrial can make a lot of money, but the sourcing, storage, and shipping is 100x more difficult than any other category. I can see the value of having someone teach you a few things (pallets, freight, etc) in person, but online? Not seeing it.
08/30/2019 at 11:30 am #67148
When I first started seeing sellers promoting their courses and coaching, I would seek out their eBay stores to see what they were doing better. Some of these coaches would barely be making $2k a month on eBay.
No idea how much these people routinely make, but why would I learn from anyone who isnt consistently making big bucks with proof that they do it month after month. Just because you had a good month in 2014, doesnt mean you have any secrets.
This is why we post our numbers every week. You see a real snapshot of a full-time seller. There are many people here on this forum who routinely make much more than us every week. I’d feel like a food if I promoted myself as a guru!
08/30/2019 at 12:06 pm #67151
Yeah, the original gurus that started this discussion make barely any money from actually thrifting when you look at their Ebay store. I don’t know if they put their vintage and pre-owned finds on a different Ebay store, but for their main store they link to they sell maybe 5-10 vintage items a month, if even that much. I guess at this point they could be selling the bulk of their thrifted finds directly to their mentoring students, but I don’t know if thrift finds were ever a substantial component of their business to begin with. They’re just sort of riding on the coattails of others that do make their living thrifting in terms of appealing to their students.
08/30/2019 at 2:04 pm #67152
I’ve heard the comment “if you fail at something, teach it!” before…seems to be the case for a lot of these “gurus”.
I know if I was making a fortune doing something, and had lots of tricks and secrets I built up over the years, I’m not sharing them with anyone for a few hundred dollars. Especially something like selling on eBay that has very few barriers to entry and potential for infinite competition.
I hate the “get rich quick” motto a lot of these gurus spew…making money on eBay is hard work. It takes a lot of skill, knowledge, patience, and willing to roll with the ups and downs of the business. I’m sure that less than 0.1% of eBay sellers have been successful over a long period of time. And of those successful sellers, most are making a living – not making a fortune.
08/30/2019 at 12:01 pm #67150
Also, sooooo much of that sort of stuff you can buy is broken and requires extensive testing. You have to be a wiz at fixing stuff that has been long discontinued.
The worst are the people that try to sell items as “working, used” on Ebay when there’s no way the item they are selling could possibly work because it’s missing pieces or the software for the machines is corrupt! The only way you’d know it’s missing pieces or janky internally is if you are involved in that field and have used the machine before, or are really good about tracking down manuals and looking at every single piece and know how to test the software, or whatever is needed to make sure the machine works. Also, for the items that do need software and it’s not working in that way, good luck on either tracking down the software or even knowing how to replace the software on a machine from 20+ years ago if you do by miracle have the software.
I feel like a lot of business/industrial type sellers on Ebay are already sort of fraudulent, tbh, and people like this encouraging any sort of seller to come in and sell these sort of products better really better be schooling these people on the extensive amount of work you need to test industrial products at the very least.
10/06/2019 at 11:26 am #68652Steves StuffParticipant
- Location: Lakeland, Florida
I do agree with the title of this thread. Crating an object that large is quite a project. I also agree with the commentary concerning the “university” hype. The marketing language feels smarmy and smells more like bullshit than value.
But who can argue with tag lines like “TJ made $800 on his first flip after Flipper U and then found a $2,000 Slurpee machine after a coaching call!”? Because obviously finding an expensive Slurpee machine is the direct result of an online “coaching call”!
We can all cherry pick our home runs. I too have had some pretty great ones, but they aren’t the norm. And bolstering self-proclaimed guru status with the occasional great flip is a house of cards waiting to collapse.
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