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Save your $5! Wouldn't be worth a penny
on May 23, 2011
This has got to be the worst eBay tutorial guide I have ever read. It took me under an hour to read the entire thing thoroughly. Skimming parts that were repeated.
I'll start off with the cons:
-There are no listed chapters. From the very beginning where it says "Introduction" up to the final page, there is no page break of any sort that says "okay we're moving on to a new discussion", other than something very brief that is underlined that says something like "<u>Selling</u>".
-The actual introduction takes up the first 10% of the book or so if I remember correctly.
-Once the tutorial is finally finished, you read another multiple pages learning the EASIEST information: how to register an eBay account. I mean honestly, you'd have to be an idiot and very illiterate to not know how to register for a website. If you're on Amazon writing reviews, you can sign up for eBay without a tutorial.
-The tips and tricks you learn after all the other trash, you learn repeatedly throughout the rest of the book! There's barely any variation.
-Typos. The author specifies how important it is not to make typos in your eBay listings, yet he spells collectibles as "collectables" and makes mistakes FREQUENTLY throughout the book. Plenty of mis-key spellings too, such as "you" when he meant to type "your" or "your" instead of "you're".
Now on to the very few pros:
-Teaches you some valuable categories to start seeking your selling niche. He explains wholesaling pretty well, but doesn't really explain how drop-shipping can play into it.
-Gave me something to read.
-No screen errors on my Kindle.
I don't know why so many people have written positive reviews about this load of junk. Please, take my review into consideration before you buy this book. You can find most of this information on eBay's forums and guides for free. Save your $5 and buy a novel or something that will at least keep your attention.