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Your Opinion on Ebay vs CPA ?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by Daisysiegal, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. Daisysiegal

    Daisysiegal BANNED BANNED

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    Hi all....wanted to get some input from ebay users on this one and those who have tried both.

    Which is better....CPA or Ebay?

    Trying to determine which is better to pursue....Ebay or CPA networks?

    Please feel free to add to the list....thanks!

    PROS (Ebay)
    -if you buy right, and know the market, you are almost guaranteed to make a profit.
    -product in hand, lower risk to sell
    -Hugh international market to choose from

    CONS (Ebay)
    -Hugh Competition, Numerous Sellers
    -Sellers have sniper programs that can drive the prices down per penny.
    -Risk in finding suppliers and getting merchandise as promised.
    -Buyers are a pain...want everything for nothing.

    PROS (CPA)
    -No inventory
    -No nasty customers to deal with
    -Can make big $ if you can design and payfor a Hugh PPC campaign

    CONS (CPA)
    -Hugh competition
    -CPA networks chisel you on leads (last i heard it was 5-10% reject for leads).
    -Offers are withdrawn without notice.
    -Don't know how trust worthy Networks are (some have screwed ppl)

    *Anyone care to add to this list (either Ebay or CPA).

    Welcome your constructive comments...
     
  2. mrsix

    mrsix Power Member

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    If you have no clue... go Ebay. My wife makes a good bit on ebay listing stuff she buys at garage sales / flea markets and she has zero marketing background.
     
  3. TokenTim420

    TokenTim420 Newbie

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    apples and oranges.

    Why don't you tell us a little bit more. What are you trying to do besides the obvious make profit? How are you planning on reaching customers?

    Without knowing anything at all, I vote CPA... IMO, it takes knowledge and a budget to do well with eBay, although I have heard of some sort of blackhat techniques using eBay but has nothing to do with making any purchases or using eBay as intended.
     
  4. Daisysiegal

    Daisysiegal BANNED BANNED

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    Thanks Token,

    I am trying to determine which is easier---but then again---nothing is easy when it comes to making money (at least that's the way its been for me and my life).

    EBAY PROBLEMS
    -finding a reliable buying source (from overseas---seems like the only way to make money is to buy Chinese and then get it to USA...and then sell.

    CPA
    -I know little to nothing about. From what i do know, its basically a network system where Affliates make money by getting visitors to click on their ads (whether that be PPC, or banner ads, etc)...and then trying to collect payment for those leads from vendors.

    Guess what i'm really trying to find out is....from those who have tried both....why do they prefer one over the other?




     
  5. Panther28

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    Which one do YOU find easier?
     
  6. galaxy9

    galaxy9 Newbie

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    finding products is not that hard. i have found many good things on chinese wholesales website. but there are a lot of scammers out there