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Mon June 19 2017 14:45:29

Pay $30,000 to Learn How to Sell on Amazon?

By: Ina Steiner
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Sellers, beware - there is a company that is giving free and paid seminars around the country promising to teach people how to sell on Amazon. They want participants to purchase inventory from them, promising those products will sell well on Amazon.

For $30,000, you can buy into their system and receive coaching, but we found a Ripoff Report on this company.

Before you consider work from home / coaching schemes, read this FTC press release from 2014:

"At the Federal Trade Commission's request, a federal court entered a temporary restraining order halting a deceptive work-from-home scheme that conned millions of dollars from consumers by falsely telling them they could easily earn thousands of dollars a month by purchasing bogus business coaching services and establishing their own Internet businesses. According to the FTC, consumers who bought into the scheme lost thousands - sometimes tens of thousands - of dollars each, most of it through racking up huge credit card charges at the defendants' urging."

In the case of this latest company, it's using Facebook ads to promote its seminars, and many people are sharing the post, giving it an air of legitimacy.

When you go looking for opportunities, don't be fooled by professional videos and slick sales pitches. Do your homework. 

What would you advise someone thinking about investing $30,000 for a system to set up an Amazon business?



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Pay $30,000 to Learn How to Sell on Amazon?   Pay $30,000 to Learn How to Sell on Amazon?
This user has validated their user name. by: eXtinctBay
       
Mon Jun 19 15:08:44 2017
This is likely a retail arbitrage / dropshipping system or systems that is repackaged and marked up to $30K.

In essence, the education and tips are resold for more money to unsuspecting consumers, just like the merchandise they teach how to sell for a profit without doing much work. Very funny......
Pay $30,000 to Learn How to Sell on Amazon?   Pay $30,000 to Learn How to Sell on Amazon?
by: Cyclewizer This user has validated their user name.
       
Mon Jun 19 16:54:42 2017
Sounds like ebay..If I add up all of the ebay over charges on my invoices, and double refunds made to fraudulent buyers for the last 9 years..
It seems to add up the same??
Pay $30,000 to Learn How to Sell on Amazon?   Pay $30,000 to Learn How to Sell on Amazon?
This user has validated their user name. by: iheartjacksparrow
       
Mon Jun 19 17:34:19 2017
Since nowadays you can find instructions on basically anything for free on the internet, why would anyone be crazy enough to pay $30K to sell on Amazon? Or an even better question, what small seller has $30K to pay for such knowledge?  
Pay $30,000 to Learn How to Sell on Amazon?   Pay $30,000 to Learn How to Sell on Amazon?
This user has validated their user name. by: Ming the Merciless
       
Mon Jun 19 17:56:32 2017
Is this Trump University under a new name?
Pay $30,000 to Learn How to Sell on Amazon?   Pay $30,000 to Learn How to Sell on Amazon?
This user has validated their user name. by: Marie
       
Mon Jun 19 19:12:34 2017
@cyclewizer

Not everything has an Ebay relationship.  I've been selling for just about twice as long as you have on Ebay.  Errors in billings during all those years would not even come close to 30k.  Anytime I had an overcharge, I got refunds for those overcharges anyway.

@ming

That was what I thought of immediately too.  LOL
Pay $30,000 to Learn How to Sell on Amazon?   Pay $30,000 to Learn How to Sell on Amazon?
by: pace306 This user has validated their user name.
       
Mon Jun 19 21:25:41 2017
I guess you have to pay the 30k upfront - to know what's in it.

If you like your Amazon university, you can keep it

If you take the 30k course, your family will see a $2500 reduction in fees

It's only 30k because of global warming


Yeh ... it's all trump ... of course
Pay $30,000 to Learn How to Sell on Amazon?   Pay $30,000 to Learn How to Sell on Amazon?
by: betsys.bijoux This user has validated their user name.
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Tue Jun 20 00:00:57 2017
Long and short of it - just plain common sense - if you have to spend a year's wages to get a job, somebody's making a boatload and it sure isn't going to be you!
Pay $30,000 to Learn How to Sell on Amazon?   Pay $30,000 to Learn How to Sell on Amazon?
by: BargainzBabylon This user has validated their user name.
       
Tue Jun 20 01:49:28 2017
@Ming - that popped into my mind, too.

All based on the premise that there's a sucker born every minute.
Pay $30,000 to Learn How to Sell on Amazon?   Pay $30,000 to Learn How to Sell on Amazon?
by: ignatz This user has validated their user name.
       
Tue Jun 20 09:13:00 2017
@pace306

You forgot the "best" one:

"The 'protest' was caused by an internet video by some 'shady' character."
Pay $30,000 to Learn How to Sell on Amazon?   Pay $30,000 to Learn How to Sell on Amazon?
This user has validated their user name. by: toolguy
       
Tue Jun 20 09:14:52 2017
@ Ming

The 1st thing that came to my mind was the Hillary Foundation. . .
Pay $30,000 to Learn How to Sell on Amazon?   Pay $30,000 to Learn How to Sell on Amazon?
This user has validated their user name. by: Ming the Merciless
       
Tue Jun 20 14:05:49 2017
@ Tool

"The 1st thing that came to my mind was the Hillary Foundation. . ."

Why am I not surprised?

Hillary hasn't had to reimburse victims millions of dollars for scamming the public. No one has sued her Foundation because it isn't a scam regardless of what Fox News may have hed you to believe.
Pay $30,000 to Learn How to Sell on Amazon?   Pay $30,000 to Learn How to Sell on Amazon?
by: FeelingFroggy This user has validated their user name.
       
Tue Jun 20 18:02:01 2017
sounds more like an obama get rich quick scheme.
Pay $30,000 to Learn How to Sell on Amazon?   Pay $30,000 to Learn How to Sell on Amazon?
by: lynnea1 This user has validated their user name.
       
Tue Jun 20 19:44:04 2017
Your Trump references are getting old, folks...  Praying for an occasional thread without a political comment in it....
Pay $30,000 to Learn How to Sell on Amazon?   Pay $30,000 to Learn How to Sell on Amazon?
by: Snapped This user has validated their user name.
       
Wed Jun 21 07:24:22 2017
Nobody ever seems to ask the question:

If these type 'seminars' are so insanely lucrative, why are the purveyors of them not employing them for their own gain, rather than spending so much time and energy 'teaching' all the potential competition all about 'it'?
Pay $30,000 to Learn How to Sell on Amazon?   Pay $30,000 to Learn How to Sell on Amazon?
This user has validated their user name. by: Rexford
       
Thu Jun 22 08:09:14 2017
Ming says "Is this Trump University under a new name?"

LOL   If not, using the same business model.
Pay $30,000 to Learn How to Sell on Amazon?   Pay $30,000 to Learn How to Sell on Amazon?
by: Toledo Maude This user has validated their user name.
       
Fri Jun 23 12:18:41 2017
A lifetime ago, I quit a good paying job with a future and cashed out my 401k to start importing oriental rugs to make my fortune.

It did not take long to realize that I was on my way to bankruptcy.  That to start up a business with real chance to make money dealing in oriental rugs one needed to start with minimum of one million buckos.  As the oriental rug market is flooded with too many dealers drowning in inventory, if one had a $1,000,000 why would one foolishly invest in oriental rugs?

Now if I had $30,000 in the bank, I am on my way to live on the beach in Thailand for many many years happily.  Screw eBay!  Screw Amazon!
Pay $30,000 to Learn How to Sell on Amazon?   Pay $30,000 to Learn How to Sell on Amazon?
by: former ebayer This user has validated their user name.
       
Sat Jun 24 02:07:43 2017
@ ming . ebay is working just the way it is supposed to. Socialized selling . Everyone gets the same 10,000 listings equals the same sales as 500 listings or 100 listings. Now we all happy because we have the same slice of the pie. Oooooh , you worked harder . Why? Put your feet one the desk . You will get the same paycheck. Be happy ming. Its the way socialism is supposed to work. We all get a paticipation tropy. I mean paycheck.


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