eBay - Kirsten Levin Assignment 1 The cardinal rule for...

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Kirsten Levin Assignment 1 The cardinal rule for infomercials is “if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.” This is the case with the “Auctions for Income” system. It is unbelievable how many flaws lay beneath the claims made in this infomercial. Having a basic understanding of e-retailing is the key to protecting oneself from these types of claims. There are three main issues that I can foresee with Dave Espino’s system: product, over-saturated market, and a slim profit margin. The first issue that Dave Espino’s system glosses over is the actual product that can be sold to make money. He mentions consignment sales as a way to get free product to sell. It would be a challenge to find people who are willing to give away their items for someone else to sell and not expect any payment at all. Even if a person is willing to give items for free, are others going to want to buy these items? People look on eBay for items that are unique and rare. They go to garage sales for the kind of stuff that people want to give away. Anyone can try to make
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2012 for the course CSR 480 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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