Review of Don Hoppe's "Ebay Arbitrage -- The Complete Guide to Flipping"
Simply put, arbitrage means to buy low and sell high. I explain some ways I use eBay arbitrage to buy antiques and collectibles in Profiting From eBay Arbitrage
But. . . If you aren't knowledgeable about specific types of antiques and collectibles my methods won't work for you.
You see, the ways I cover rely on knowledge. You need to know what things will sell for in order to identify them. For collectors and dealers of antiques my methods work fine. Without the knowledge, you are out of luck.
Or rather, you used to be. . .
Don Hoppe recently contacted me about his eBay arbitrage system. Don calls his method eBay Arbitrage -- The Complete Guide to Flipping, and does it a little different. He doesn't start with knowledge about specific items, instead he looks for items that match a list of identifiers he has found.
Once he finds these clues, he checks eBay to see what similar items are selling for and if he sees an opportunity for profit, he sets a snipe bid up and moves on.
Now, you have probably heard about looking for misspelled words in auction titles as a way to spot great deals and make some quick profits. Misspellings are a way to find items, but Don has seven other clues you should look for.
Clues very few people know about. Looking over Don's clues, these are almost always factors in my arbitrage purchases. The only factor Don hasn't listed as a clue is when the seller just doesn't know what he's got.
But then again, this isn't about using knowledge. This is something someone with little or no knowledge can do.
Anyway, Don has decided to go beyond being just an eBay seller, and has put together a report called Ebay Arbitrage -- The Complete Guide to Flipping. The report outlines the steps he takes to find and buy items on eBay for resale.
If you are a collector or dealer and have specialized knowledge, Don's eBay Arbitrage strategies will also work for you.
I really like this book.
In fact, I did an interview with Don where we covered his eBay Arbitrage methods and compared them to mine. When you buy Ebay Arbitrage -- The Complete Guide to Flipping, Don will also give you a transcript of the interview.
Don's book is priced so you can make back your investment with just one or two purchases.
Ebay Arbitrage -- The Complete Guide to Flipping Ebook
Reviewed by Terry Gibbs.
Rated: 4/ 5
PPS If you've skimmed down here without reading the rest, this article introduces you to Don Hoppe's method of finding items on eBay he can resell. Don has identified 8 clues that point to items that may sell cheap enough to buy and resell. You can find out more about Don Hoppe's eBay Arbitrage book here.
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