Easy Pickings is a product created by Adam Harris. He claims that he is able to take advantage of a secret betting market in order to make substantial profit.
What does the product offer?
I always love getting my teeth into a certain kind of product. The kind that goes out of its way to provide no information whatsoever about a service, all whilst making claims that are frankly beyond belief. Rather unfortunately, this is one area in which Adam Harris and Easy Pickings deliver spectacularly. There are other factors involved as well, but this kind of approach makes it very difficult to keep an open mind when reviewing a product.
This is unfortunate as objectivity is a big part of what I do. With this in mind, Easy Pickings is looking like one of the more difficult things that I have had to look at for some time. Because of the nature of the product and the secretive nature that Adam Harris insists on, you will have to forgive me if things end up a little vague. I will of course do my best to inform where there is information to provide, but full disclosure, this might not be the most riveting of reads. With this qualification in place, what are you actually getting from Easy Pickings?
Easy Pickings is a tipster service, although you would be hard pressed to find this out as the information is actually buried deep in the sales material. In many regards, the logistics of Easy Pickings are rather typical. Selections appear to be sent out on a near daily basis. These are of course sent directly out to subscribers where you simply have to place your bet. It is interesting to note that Adam Harris says that he first started out betting through Betfair however I believe that the market that is involved is available through some other larger bookmakers.
The bets themselves are of course rather secretive and this is a big part of what you are paying for with Easy Pickings. As such, I won’t go into too much detail, but I will say what I can. Generally speaking you will get much shorter odds when following Adam Harris’s advice (in fact, the marketing claim that the average odds are 1.86). This is however ultimately a by product of the betting strategy that is in place.
This all leads into the numbers aspect of Easy Pickings and this is, not surprisingly, a mixed bag. The headlines for the service are abundantly clear that Adam Harris supposedly started betting with just £3.14. There is however a staking plan that I have seen for Easy Pickings which is rather interesting. It essentially involves backing bets to level stakes and also placing a £5 bet at the same time. This smaller bet rolls over with a view to making £50 from the initial fiver.
Whilst there is a lack of information on some aspects of Easy Pickings there is a strong claim in terms o the strike rate. Adam Harris says that 88% of his bets had won over the initial betting period. Over 12 days, he says that he was winning “nearly 84%” of bets. There is however absolutely no proofing provided for the service, nor is there any intention to release any. This is supposedly because doing this would expose the secrets behind Easy Pickings. I am rather sceptical of this claim however.
How does Easy Pickings work?
As is increasingly often when it comes to the kind of tipster service that I include Easy Pickings in, there is very little focus on the workings of a system. Instead we are expected to simply accept a narrative rather than facts. In this case, Adam Harris claims that he happened to stumble upon a betting market that he wasn’t familiar with. He apparently saw a lot of potential here however as I you believe the marketing material, he sunk his winnings into multiple bets. This supposedly ended with £3.14 turning into over £50.
As I have already suggested, there is a distinctive lack of evidence in terms of factual information with Easy Pickings. This is definitely a big problem for me. Whilst I am happy enough accepting the fact that Adam Harris has ultimately based his service around his “secret” betting market, this isn’t enough. Without giving too much away, there is a lot of potential given said market for simple guesswork to be enough to identify selections. As such, it is particularly important in my opinion to ensure that the tipster who is making selections actually understands why they are picking them.
What is the initial investment?
There are two options for those who are interested in subscribing to Easy Pickings. The first of these is a monthly subscription. This is charged at £14.95 per month (plus VAT). This price is supposedly due to revert to the “real” value for Easy Pickings of £30 per month. There is also an annual subscription. This is a one time payment of £110 (saving £69.40 on the monthly subscription costs).
It is interesting to note that Easy Pickings is sold through Clickbank which means that you should be able to ultimately claim a refund from Adam Harris if required. In spite of this, he also say that there is no “free trial” for Easy Pickings and makes no mention of the money back guarantee. This is supposedly to protect the integrity of the betting market.
What is the rate of return?
The headline for Easy Pickings reads as follows. “Frustrated Punter Nearly Quits Betting & Turns His Last £3.14 Into £1,333.32 Profit In Just 20 Days”. This is probably the best information in terms of the claimed income potential. This is however made up of somewhat sporadic and undisciplined betting if you read the marketing material. A better picture of what you can expect is a claim that in just 12 days, the methods behind Easy Pickings had produced a points profit of 92.17 points. As mentioned, there is no proofing of this however outside of some questionable screenshots.
Conclusion on Easy Pickings
I have very mixed feelings when it comes to Easy Pickings. This is because I believe that there are two main and very different things that need to be assessed. The first is the betting market that the service is based around, the second is the quality of selections. There are other aspects to Easy Pickings as well, however these are much less unique and so I will cover them over the course of this.
So, first things first, the secret betting market. Honestly, it isn’t actually all that secret. Don’t get me wrong, it is an oft overlooked market. This doesn’t however warrant the panicked fervour that Adam Harris describes when he clicked off it following his first bet. The fact of the matter is that whilst I can definitely see the merit to the market, ultimately bookies will always ensure that they have an edge. This of course leads me neatly into my second point about Easy Pickings which is the quality of selections.
Because of the betting market that is involved, it can be very easy to identify potential winners. The problem with this however is that once you start to make assumptions based solely on odds (and this applies to any betting with a bookmaker), you will eventually start to lose. It is often said that the favourite wins just a 3rd of the time. This leads to the phenomenon where simply backing favourites will always lose you money in the long term.
All of the above is particularly pertinent in the case of Easy Pickings because Adam Harris doesn’t actually tell us anything about what the selection process entails. This is by far and away one of the biggest downsides to the service and it really jumps out at me. I am also not sold on the figures in the slightest. The excuse that the proofing will not be released on the grounds that it will give the game away simply isn’t good enough in my opinion.
This is only one aspect of the problem though. Whilst all of this is pretty damning in and of itself, it is important to look at the “back end” of Easy Pickings as well. This is the kind of thing that most people looking at a product won’t see and there are a few highlights that make me question how genuine this product ultimately is. The first is that the vendor who is selling Easy Pickings has released a number of different tipster services in a relatively short space of time. Specifically, four (including Easy Pickings) in less than six months.
With all of this in mind, it is very difficult to see how Easy Pickings can be considered value for money. Given that the cost was about the only thing that the service had going for it, I believe that this is the last nail in the proverbial coffin. The betting market that Easy Pickings uses is an interesting one and savvy bettors will probably be able to figure out what it is. Is it really worth signing up to Easy Pickings for though? In my opinion, it isn’t unfortunately. As such, I would look to give this a pretty wide berth.