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[flagged] 1M Revenue, 0 Employees with an Amazon FBA While Traveling the World (dollarsanity.com)
24 points by willart4food 9 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 13 comments





So he openly admits selling a $3 pair of glasses for $65 (now ~$28 on the site), and use Fiverr to buy fake reviews... not sure if this post will accomplish anything good. Unless the whole revenue story is bust and this is a desperate, shameless attempt at generating traffic.

Yeah this guy should be considered a scam artist and seems damn good at it.

Arent most (similar) companies scam artists at some level? What percentage of markup is considered not a scam?

“Perhaps the biggest issue for me personally was not providing people with real value, something I now take pride in.”

Really.


Given the apparent admission of Amazon-related fraud in the form of purchased counterfeit reviews, I'd take their word for it.

Very candid and detailed description on how to become a modern-day hustle-porn con artist.

  Naturally, there were a couple of loose ends I had yet to 
  take care of, including:

  * Taxes
So he still owes taxes...

Some interesting pieces in this article, but also a lot of cringe. It also seemed to be 3x longer than necessary.

The older I get, the more I have come to realize how little contentment one can gain in life by being a rent-seeker.

Maybe, but it's a lot less stressful seeking contentment if one does not have to worry about the day to day.

I don't think you know what rent-seeker means...

serious question: can you expound on this based on the article posted?

Lots of seemingly unfiltered advice. Glad it was written up, not sure what larger lessons I should take away.



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