Posts Tagged ‘Scam Artists’

Easy Way to Sell Information Products on Ebay

February 20th, 2013 5 comments

Selling information products on the Internet has been one of the biggest boom markets in the last 3 years. You can see that in the number of people selling ebooks, videos, and membership sites and so on, the Internet. Back in 1996 there were under 50 people selling information products online, now in 2005, there are literally millions of sites selling all sorts of information to all sorts of people.


So why are all these people flocking to sell information products online? Because of the promise of quick money from scam artists. Most people who are selling any sort of information online are usually resellers (affiliates or people who brought reprint rights to a product) or they created an ebook themselves. For more details go to .What these people don’t understand is that the market is nearly saturated with the same books they are trying to sell. This of course leads to a price war, and then no one makes any money because they are all trying to undercut themselves to be the cheapest in the market. This is not a viable business idea.


So why would you want to get into creating information products and sell them on Ebay?


That’s a good question.


The reason why I’ve been profiting from selling information products is because I make myself different. I don’t go out there selling the same information, I go out there and break new ground with great products at great prices that people actually want to buy, and the best part is I usually spend nothing on advertising.


It still really is possible to make your fortune online with information products; you just have to find 3 things.


1) A hungry market


2) A good product


3) An unrelenting sales machine


All of this will be covered in this guide.


So what exactly are you going to learn in this guide? Here’s a quick run down of what I’m going to teach you, then we will get into business…


Why Sell Information Products On Ebay?


Ebay is the Mecca of online shopping. If you can’t find the product or category you are after on Ebay, it’s probably because it doesn’t exist.


Ebay literally has millions of people with cash in, hand coming into it’s online store everyday looking to buy what ever takes their fancy, and this in my opinion makes Ebay the bee’s knee’s when it comes to advertising online. For more information logon to .So few people actually think of Ebay as a viable way to make money with their information products. The few who do understand its power are making their fortunes online.


Let me give you a few examples. Connect to the Internet if you have not already and have a look at the following Ebay sellers and make sure to look at their feedback and see what they have sold!


Rajbir Singh

Is it possible to get scammed on eBay?

February 15th, 2013 5 comments

I was just wondering if it was possible to get scammed off eBay. Like you buy an item and never get it? I am clueless about eBay and don’t quite know how to system works. Can’t the seller just not ship the item over? Is there any protection against this? What can be done if such things happen? I’m under the impression that if the item is too cheap, PayPal would not bother about it.

Can anyone explain how it goes?

Absolutely! Here are some tips to avoid being scammed as a buyer:

Study the seller’s feedback page. To see this page, just click on the number in parenthesis beside the seller’s name.

Never, never, never buy from a seller with zero feedback. Although everyone has to start somewhere, a zero feedback rating is a huge red flag. Anyone selling on eBay should at least have some history even as a buyer. Find another seller offering the same item who at least has some history on eBay.

Look at how long the seller has been an eBay member. You will see a notation that says, "eBay member since XYZ." You will be safer to buy from a seller who has been on eBay for several months or years, as opposed to one who just started selling last week. Many scam artists sell legitimately on eBay for a short time to establish a history, then "pull the rug out from under" buyers after they have had a few sales. Look for established sellers with a long history on eBay – it is just the safest route.

Look at the seller’s feedback comments. Not only should you consider whether the comments are positive or negative, but actually read the comments. The comments themselves will provide valuable information about experiences of other buyers. You may see comments like, "Took a long time to arrive, poor communication, item was broken, seller won’t refund."

Look at the sellers DSR (Detailed Seller Rating). DSRs give in-depth ratings of the seller’s performance on shipping time, shipping costs, communication, and item description. For example, if the seller has a low rating on item descriptions, you will know that he is not being honest and forthright about what he is selling.

Read the item description completely. Understand the seller’s policies regarding returns, damages, and lost packages. Look for sellers who are willing to work out problems and accommodate customers. Avoid sellers who make statements like, "not my responsibility, we can’t, we won’t, all sales final." Those kinds of comments are a recipe for disaster.

Read the seller’s About Me page if they have one. The About Me page will give you more information about the seller and may help improve your comfort level in dealing with that person.

Ask questions. Always ask questions and wait for an answer before bidding or buying. If the seller doesn’t answer, don’t deal with him. If he isn’t going to acknowledge your email as a potential customer, he probably won’t follow up or help you later if needed.

Go with your gut. If something doesn’t seem right, trust your intuition. There are plenty of other sellers to buy from!

Ebay your Way to Extra Income

May 19th, 2012 8 comments

As a staff writer at ‘home based business’ we regularly answer questions submitted by our members, one great topic is making money on ebay.

More and more people are joining the eBay phenomenon, selling their items for profits that can exceed 500% of the initial purchase price of the item. A limited edition $5.99 toy can sell for $50, $60, or even $100. If you have finally decided to get in on a part of the eBay action, there are several things you need to consider before signing up and auctioning off items. Simply diving in can cost you money and bring about frustration that you did not want.

1.)Scope out the site. Ebay has a lot of features, selling methods, rules, and guidelines both sellers and buyers have to follow. Familiarizing yourself with the site makes it easier for you to navigate and less likely to become confused by something later on. Learn where to find help if you need it, contact information, and the different methods eBay allows for payment and the methods the majority of sellers and buyers prefer. Now there exists the regular eBay and eBay Express; learn the differences between the two before deciding which front to sell on.

2.)Understand how auctions work. Auctions themselves have a lot to them; listing, bidding, best offers, buy it now options, shipping fees, return options, photo options, and a myriad of other things sellers and buyers alike may or may not deal with. Because there are occasional scam artists on eBay, both in selling and buying, learn how to deal with people who do not pay, the time limits eBay has on items not received, and your overall rights as a seller. There are items you are not allowed to sell (weapons, livestock, illegal items) so before you list something you are unsure of, check to make sure you are in the green.

3.)Familiarize yourself with the community. Ebay has a large community forum where other members and even eBay staff can help answer a question you might have or discuss and issue you may encounter with the site. Ebay is not full of people just trying to get tons of money for as little as possible. There are plenty of members out there working legitimate eBay businesses and enjoy helping out others in their endeavor.

4.)Decide what you want to sell. Some people simply roam about their house and pick off objects they no longer want. A series of books. Cosmetics in unused condition. Collectables like Beanie Babies or figurines. Other people buy their items from various places before selling them, for example, specializing in glass vases and buying them at garage sales. You may buy the vase for $0.25 and sell it for $30 on eBay. Still other people specially make objects, selling their talents to those interested. Shadowboxes. Artwork. Know which method you will use to acquire items to sell, where you will store them, how much you will want for them, and what your shipping costs might be.

5.)Set up shop. Register with eBay and create your seller’s account. It is also recommended that you get a PayPal account as soon as possible. PayPal is the preferred method of payment by numerous eBay sellers and is the method used to make credit and debit card transactions. You can also opt for money orders and checks via mail, and though some people avoid PayPal, it is the best way to help maximize your business. If you plan on selling a large amount of items, you should look into opening an eBay Store where buyers can go to get a good look at all your items and what you specialize in. Do not forget to set up your “About Me” page, which will help give you more of an identity among the eBay community, promote your business, and help buyers see more about the person they are purchasing from.

6.)Start listing! Begin listing items you want to sell, setting preferences for each, such as reserve prices, whether or not people can buy it now, shipping options, your return policies, and whether or not you wish to add pictures to your listings. Pictures are important because it gives the buyer a sense of faith in the seller; you are allowing people to see your items, what shape they are in, and a general idea of what they are buying. Items listed with pictures tend to sell faster and more often than items without.

7.)Feedback and communication. Do not underestimate the power of feedback or communication. Being a good seller will get you more sales, either through word of mouth, people visiting your feedback page, or repeat buyers. If a buyer checks your feedback page and sees one too many negative feedbacks, he or she will get scared off and you will not sell any items. However, you may not be able to please everyone, so the occasional negative feedback from a buyer who expected too much is should be anticipated at some point.

When you start on eBay, there will be some trial and error involved; one item you listed may sell for lower than you wanted, or another item may have more shipping than you expected. There are various options you can choose while listing, so feel free to try different selections until you find one that seems to be the most effective.

Now all you have to do is sit back and wait for people to bid on your items. Happy eBaying!

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Bill Scott