The eBay to Amazon Arbitrage Guide is a product from Simon Charlton in which he claims that he can show you how to make a profit through buying items directly from eBay that you can sell on Amazon.
What does the product offer?
The sales material for The eBay to Amazon Arbitrage Guide makes the process of buying and selling from eBay and Amazon respectively sound like a cinch. In fact, to read it, you would wonder why people bother with the process of using wholesalers and importing products for sale. Simon Charlton claims to have “perfected the methods” for finding stock that is for sale on eBay and can be resold for several times the cost through Amazon (the title of The eBay to Amazon Arbitrage Guide is very literal).
He talks at considerable length through The eBay to Amazon Arbitrage Guide about how there is plenty of stock on eBay that you can source from local sellers to save on shipping costs, how to find profitable products for resale that are under the radar of most sellers and even how you can sell eBay sellers products through Amazon on their behalf for a commission.
In fact, The eBay to Amazon Arbitrage Guide is claimed to show the exact methods that Simon Charlton says that he has used to build his own Amazon business.
How does the product work?
The idea of arbitrage between eBay and Amazon isn’t anything new and The eBay to Amazon Arbitrage Guide certainly doesn’t break any new ground here. The core premise is that there are often things for sale on eBay which are cheaper than they sell for on Amazon. Taking advantage of this price difference is seemingly a no brainer and allows you to quickly and easily obtain stock on demand.
What is the initial investment?
At the time of writing there are two offerings if you want to buy The eBay to Amazon Arbitrage Guide. The first is a download version of the book which sells for £27. Alternatively, you can get a printed copy for £37. Payment for both of these is handled directly via Paypal and there is seemingly no money back guarantee (at least, none is mentioned).
What is the rate of return?
In terms of the income potential, Simon Charlton claims to have a £15,000 per month business selling products on Amazon. He talks at length about how you can make hundreds or even thousands per month with the methods that The eBay to Amazon Arbitrage Guide teaches however I am not entirely sold on this.
I find it rather interesting that Simon Charlton is positioning himself as an Amazon expert as a look at the few blog posts on his website are primarily concerned with internet marketing, not Amazon sales.
The concept that The eBay to Amazon Arbitrage Guide is built upon is one that is theoretically and if I am honest, technically sound. Unfortunately, whilst arbitrage between eBay and Amazon can be a very real business strategy, I don’t believe that there is enough consistency between the two markets to sustain your business.
The fact is that if you look at Simon Charlton’s own blog, he talks at length about how he carries out a number of other methods in order to build his own Amazon business, chief amongst which is wholesaling. I’m not saying that there isn’t any value to The eBay to Amazon Arbitrage Guide, but unless you are an established seller looking to eke out a few extra pounds, I think this will ultimately restrict you.