How DSDinomination scam not only left Steve in debt. But got him banned indefinitely from Ebay and lead to the closure of his Paypal account.
l remember when we where looking for ways to make money on line, back in the days. A good friend of mine, Steve, stumbled upon DSDomination program and immidiately signed up in 2014.
After reading a few DSDomination is a scam reviews, l decided to join Wealthy Affiliate which l wrote about in one of my posts.
Now a few years down the line Steve quit DSD and this is why…
Drop Ship Domination is a company that was formed by Hitesh Juneja, Kevin Hokoana, and Jason Rose in 2013. One of the training directors named Roger Langille unceremoniously quit the program.
Its purpose is to teach people how to sell for example Amazon products for a higher price on Ebay. When a client buys the product on Ebay, you use the amount to purchase the same item from Amazon. The product is shipped directly to the consumer or via a drop shipper who repackages the goods.
You pocket the difference …. simple.
So l asked Steve….
Is DSDomination a scam?
DSDomination is not really a scam. l would rather call it an ‘arbitrage program‘ disguised as a ‘drop shipping program’.
Drop shipping is whereby you buy products from wholesalers in bulk or single units, get them send to the consumer. In this case, products are then invoiced and send to the Ebay buyer.
Using DSDomination, you find a product on Amazon website. Copy the picture and text. Put a high price tag, paste it on a white background and then post it on Ebay. To me that is arbitrage NOT drop shipping.
If someone buys the product and pay you through Paypal. You use the money to buy the product from Amazon then ship it to the client. Either directly or after repackaging.
The down side being that if you are not established with Ebay, Paypal will not immediately release the payment to you. Clients can also notice that they have been ripped off if products are delivered in Amazon boxes.
Worse still, the whole system is flouts Amazon and Ebay trading rules.
You can also make money by sucking in people into the DS Domination by joining the paid affiliate program. Your role is to bring in people and lie to them that you are making thousands of dollars using the system on Ebay. Yet you really know that that money is coming from them as you deceive them into buying non-refundable up-sells.
Anyone bitter about this program (which is not theirs) being called a scam are into the pyramid building side of DSD. If you are making six figures on Ebay using the system…. why would you get bothered if it is called a scam? You must be thanking scam reviewers for reducing competition by advising new people to join the program.
DS Domination members are so many?
There is a lot of effort put on recruitment by thousands of DSD members. When you realize that you are not making much on Ebay to cover DSD costs, you turn to the affiliate (pyramid side) of business. Lots of people join DSD, but they don’t stay for long.
Visit DSDomination members support page and read the frequently asked questions.
The failure rate is astronomical….
- Of course some newbies are too lazy to apply the system. You need to do most of the work, be committed and persistent. l did exactly that at first and made a few bucks….. if only it was not because of the costs and up-sells.
- At times DSD members become overwhelmed by refunds as clients realize they were ripped off…. so they throw in the towel.
- A few will realize that this is NOT drop shipping. They quit DSD and engage REAL drop shippers.
Let’s go back to the issue of costs…
DSDomination, Ebay and PayPal Costs.
If you purchase ALL DSDomination monthly and once off products…. being ALL IN. A whooping $2 500 will have been deducted from you account in your first year.
So you should have sold products worth $ 150 000 with a $10 mark up just to pay DSD.
Otherwise you must spend a further …. in order to re-sell the products to others and recoup your money.
Breakdown of DSDomination monthly and once off payments.
It seems as if when DSDomination members complain that a product is not working or the directors want to make money quick …. they launch a NEW product.
Affiliate – $9.95/month. Allows you to get commissions when your recruits (down-lines) purchase products. A reason why you must consistently tell them that the system works even if you are not making a dimme with it.
Market Extreme methods of recruiting affiliates.
Elite $99.95/month. Also teaches you how to sell on Google in case you are booted out of Ebay. Even if you upgrade yourself to Elite level, you still have to pay monthly fees for the Pro level – a rip off isn’t it?
Supremacy $149.50 per month.
Unleashed $249.99 training course, software and videos.
Ds Domination Genesis …. $997 Deals with Amazon FBA.
It’s like someone hiring a car. Then finding out that you must hire the steering wheel separately and then purchase the wheels….. and so forth.
Ebay listing fee
Ebay final value fee
Paypal Transaction fee
Price fluctuations on Amazon and unavailability of products …. is a real pain.
All these costs are not mentioned when you visit the DS Domination sign up page
What is DS Domination’s Compensation Plan?
You are not paid if you sell what you do not own. The first payment is passed on to your sponsor (your recruiter).
What about that…
DSDomination lncome Disclosure You Put On Facebook?
Those where fake. I photo shopped bank statements to induce my down line (people who joined through me) to purchase high value up-sells for my own benefit.
Everyone does that even after joining DSD for a few days. We even emotionally and senselessly defend the program where ever it is reviewed negatively…. to reduce down line turn over.
Besides, if you are not promoting the pyramid side of DSD why would you bother whether it is called a scam or not?
Why did one of the directors quit DSD?
Yes, Roger was EITHER booted out or he jumped out of the sinking ship…. no-one really knows why he quit.
- He also used to teach black hat techniques to promote both DSD to others and sell on Ebay.
- Forced affiliates to buy Amazon products through his affiliate links.
- Diverted affiliate to his other up-sells such as the ‘Visalus’ ($500) and $149 per month.
In any case, all the remaining directors are now moving to their ‘gambling’ business. Yes, they created a binary option software company called Options Domination. l suspect that it is programmed just like ‘Casino machine’ …. to intermittently release payments to user when certain targets are met. Just to keep clients motivated.
Ironically, when you visit the Options Domination website they bash the same business model they promote at DSD. Probably a confession that continuously deceiving and sucking people into DSD failed (see screen shot below).
At least like any other legitimate programs you will get a refund for some of DSD Products.
DSDomination Refund Policy.
There is NO refund or exchange whats so ever. Just bring new people in, show them fake bank statements and deceive them into buying DSD up-sells … your commission is guaranteed.
The only option is to quit….
Cancel DSDomination Membership and Future Billing.
You need to log into DSD Back office and use the cancel subscription button. You can also talk to your bank to block any future payments.
So what finally nailed the final nail on the DSD coffin?
Amazon does not allow copying of information from its website and pasting it on other websites. Ebay does not allow it too. l am actually quiting because l was kicked out of Ebay.
Steve took out his phone and showed me a later from Ebay, part of which read,
When this happens, its time to buy another DSD up-sell called Elite. It teaches you how to sell products on other platforms including Google …… another a mine field.
Knowing What You Know Now About DSDomination Would You Have Joined the Program?
Yes! The Elite training is what l needed to get started as an Ebay seller. I could have studied and used the provided software to my advantage…. then quit the program after 2 months. But l would not buy any of the up-sells. …. NEVER!
l would then use the knowledge to sell on Ebay but using real drop shippers.
You just need to study the drop shipper’s guidelines and post products on Ebay. When a client buys the product. The goods are invoiced, well packaged and send seamlessly to the buyer. They handle ALL client queries including refunds.
That’s smart drop shipping…
Well, probably l made the right choice. At Wealthy Affiliate, l learned about affiliate marketing for free, created my first two free websites.
People visit my Amazon product review websites and if they purchase products through my affiliate links …. Amazon pays me a commission.
No shipping, Risk of being booted out of Ebay, No repackaging headaches or Ebay charges.
The community support is amazing. Better still, all the tools that l needed to make money with affiliate marketing are within reach ….. ALL in One Place.
The monthly payment for Premium Membership is fixed. NO Up-Sells or Offers Ever!
I am still getting four figures …. but at least l managed to quit my sucking early morning job.
Please note this interview is based on Steve’s own personal experience with www.dsdomination.com You are free to share your own experience in the commentary box below.