Arbitrage Selling. Amazon to Ebay, etc. Coachings and Tips.

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Hello Guys!

I have couple of questions about this topic, hope to get some good information from you.
I'm new to this forum, I searched in the search but couldn't manage to find useful information.

I'm a professional poker player and looking for new business and additional income.
I heard 2 weeks ago about this from a friend. He has achieved a top seller account in ebay and manages to make some money after a year into this arbitrage selling, but nothing magnificent.

I watched coaching videos from a guy named Roger, maybe your are familier with him, maybe not. As what I heard, he is one of best guys out there.
I understood how things are working, but I'm not sure how profitable this could be and If my investing time into it will eventually pay me back in the future.

I have couple of questions and I would appreciate any information and tips you guys can give me.

1.

Is it really profitable as people telling? How much do you think a newbie like me could manage to make in the first year of selling? 2nd year? Long term?


2.

I've listed some items already, but I haven't sold anything yet. It's been about 10 days since I've listed my first item and been adding like 1 or 2 per day.
Any tips about how to get good rating in the beginning and become trusted seller?


3.

Do you think this could give me experiance I could use in the future? Like dropshipping for example?


4.

I know people has beeing using Arbitrage for years and years, do you think there are any circumstances that could make it less and less profitable? Like any possible future changes in policy, taxes and etc. or It's 100% sure business as always has been?


5.

Are there any valuable coachings,videos,forum threads,articles out there in the internet ?


Those questions comes to my mind at the moment.
Any additional information is appreciated.
Thank you in advance.
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  • Profile picture of the author GordonJ
    Originally Posted by jaarisimo View Post

    Hello Guys!

    I have couple of questions about this topic, hope to get some good information from you.
    I'm new to this forum, I searched in the search but couldn't manage to find useful information.

    I'm a professional poker play and looking for new business and additional income.
    I heard 2 weeks ago about this from a friend. He has achieved a top seller account in ebay and manages to make some money after a year into this arbitrage selling, but nothing magnificent.

    I watched coaching videos from a guy named Roger, maybe your are familier with him, maybe not. As what I heard, he is one of best guys out there.
    I understood how things are working, but I'm not sure how profitable this could be and If my investing time into it will eventually pay me back in the future.

    I have couple of questions and I would appreciate any information and tips you guys can give me.

    1.

    Is it really profitable as people telling? How much do you think a newbie like could manage to make in the first year of selling? 2nd year? Long term?


    2.

    I've listed some items already, but I haven't sold anything yet. It's been about 10 days since I've listed my first item and been adding like 1 or 2 per day.
    Any tips about how to get good rating in the beginning and become trusted seller?


    3.

    Do you think this could give me experiance I could use in the future? Like dropshipping for example?


    4.

    I know people has beeing using Arbitrage for years and years, do you think there are any circumstances that could make it less and less profitable? Like any possible future changes in policy, taxes and etc. or It's 100% sure business as always has been?


    5.

    Are there any valuable coachings,videos,forum threads,articles out there in the internet ?


    Those questions comes to my mind at the moment.
    Any additional information is appreciated.
    Thank you in advance.
    Instead of Arbitrage, think MIDDLEMAN. It is you in between a buyer and a seller. And with what you are doing, you face tons of competition. People who do well either have exclusivity on supply or a huge demand for what people buy.

    Perhaps, you can build a more sustainable business off of your poker playing.

    Specialize in Poker products, everything from tables, to chips to junkets. You can sell anything for a profit, but why not sell stuff you know about and a group you are already a part of.

    Tons of information products on poker, maybe you can create a report and within that report offer your arbitrage services to a very specific crowd.

    This way, instead of having to constantly find products, you build list of buyers and you can narrow down your searches for products to sell.

    Specialize. The odds will be in your favor.

    GordonJ
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  • Profile picture of the author tyices222
    I am in the same boat!

    One youtube video was showing he sold 3000 products per month, he had a $7 mark up, but I don't know, that might be an exxageration. I haven't sold too many of my products yet but it's been only a week or two.

    I was looking at what some people wrote about it. One person said you work incredbily hard to break even.
    Another person said dropshipping can make you over 10 grand in 1 week.

    There is the potential, I am guessing you just have to find out exactly what product for what price.


    I don't know why sales do not start right away. Copy the keywords for an established store?
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  • Profile picture of the author jaarisimo
    Do you guys know best sites for Cashback from amazon?
    I've just sold my 1st item on ebay and want to look at them
    Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author J50
    Why do people keep using the term Arbitrage in the IM industry? The opportunities which actually classify as Arbitrage are as elusive as Sasquatch's themselves. Brokering products on Amazon couldn't be any further from Arbitrage.
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  • Profile picture of the author Splatterfox
    Originally Posted by jaarisimo View Post

    1.

    Is it really profitable as people telling? How much do you think a newbie like me could manage to make in the first year of selling? 2nd year? Long term?


    2.

    I've listed some items already, but I haven't sold anything yet. It's been about 10 days since I've listed my first item and been adding like 1 or 2 per day.
    Any tips about how to get good rating in the beginning and become trusted seller?




    3.

    Do you think this could give me experiance I could use in the future? Like dropshipping for example?




    4.

    I know people has beeing using Arbitrage for years and years, do you think there are any circumstances that could make it less and less profitable? Like any possible future changes in policy, taxes and etc. or It's 100% sure business as always has been?



    5.

    Are there any valuable coachings,videos,forum threads,articles out there in the internet ?




    Those questions comes to my mind at the moment.
    Any additional information is appreciated.
    Thank you in advance.
    1. It is only as profitable as you make it. I know hundreds of people who make absolutely ZERO in E-Commerce, so no, I assume its not as "profitable". But it is if you are somewhat creative in what you want to sell, understand your competition, constantly work on your business etc.

    Giving any kind of sales estimation makes no sense at this point, since it could vary anywhere from 0 to 10 million.

    2. Just listing something doesn't get you anywhere 99% of the time. The marketplaces are so overcrowded with (more powerful) sellers that new ones like you don't even get found. If you do, the lack of ratings and trust doesn't make you an option most of the time.

    This means that you have to come up with a SUPER attractive listing (pictures,description etc.) and that you may have to offer the items for cheaper than you would later on.

    3. It depends. Valuable experience in dropshipping is mainly marketing skill, because the logistics behind it is normally super simple and it isnt rocket science. I personally dropship as well but buy stuff in bulk most of the time and send it to the Amazon warehouse. Currently I have a ton of stuff laying around there. Doing this you have to deal with way more things like duties, packaging, transport, warehouses etc., this is where you also get the additional logistics experience.

    4. The PURE form of arbitrage gets less and less profitable simply because anyone has access to everything by now. The core form of arbitrage means that you make a profit because you sell something for higher at another place. Right now these price differences get smaller and smaller and the amount of people being able to make use of arbitrage gets higher. So sooner or later you definetly have to put some more into the basket (branding, above-average marketing, creativity etc.)
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  • Profile picture of the author jaarisimo
    Thanks for the answer.

    Want to ask also,
    Do you guys know any helpful sites, softwares for research,listing, etc. ?

    Thanks in advice.
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  • Profile picture of the author anrudev
    Of course you could make a good amount of money. Everything depends on the efforts you put in. You should learn how to do the arbitrage and improve every step of the process. One of the pinpoints is that you should price wisely. We developed a free tool which could help you. It is called DS Calculator and could be found in Google Play Store.
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  • Profile picture of the author unipro
    Amazon to eBay arbitrage is much more common than most people think. Sellers who do it don't advertise the fact, so they are difficult to identify.But there is a bigger concept to arbitrage selling than just buying from Amazon and selling on eBay.Whenever there is a sufficient gap between the price that buyers will pay, and the price that a retailer will sell at, arbitrage becomes possible.Consider also that the source of products doesn't have to be Amazon, and the target marketplace doesn't have to be eBay. A seller could list on New Zealand's TradeMe or Poland's Allegro.
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