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Online Arbitrage by Chris Green Review – Is it worth the price?

In late 2014, Chris Green published Online Arbitrage: Sourcing Secrets for Buying Products Online to Resell for BIG PROFITS in Paperback. The price tends to fluctuate between $99 and $299. (Or pay far less for the Kindle version).

Yes, I bought my copy. At first, I was very skeptical of its value. But I had to see. It's a whopping 480 pages - or 3 lbs in paperback version!

I read it all. My verdict?

To my surprise, it's actually worth more that its price.

See, if  you're still looking for and buying items online (to flip on Amazon) using the same methods you were years ago, well, the game has changed.

Today you have to be a lot more savvy if you want to snap up the best deals at the maximum savings and get maximum profits when you resell.

Online Arbitrage teaches you everything, concisely, so you can do just that.

It's a safe bet that most of your competition (other sellers who conduct online arbitrage) don't know or just won't bother using those tactics. ..That leaves you with the greatest chance of earning maximum profits and minimizing your risk (investment) with what you're buying online.

If you're skeptical at how well Online Arbitrage works today, see the latest reader reviews here. And below is a list of the table of contents, so you'll know what is covered.

Table of Contents from Online Arbitrage by Chris Green:

About Online Arbitrage
FULL DEAL REVEALED – 4/9/12 Disney Store Email
Introduction to Online Arbitrage
Chapter 1: Retail Stores vs. Buying Online
Pros of Retail Stores
Cons of Retail Stores
Pros of Online Arbitrage
Cons of Online Arbitrage
Chapter 2: Buying Online – Where to Start?
Chapter 3 – Equipment & Browser Extensions
Section 1: Drop-Down Extensions
Section 2: Built-In Graph Extensions
Chapter 4 – Using Graphs – Highlight: KEEPA
Chapter 5 – Using Graphs – Highlight: CamelCamelCamel
Chapter 6 – Pricenoia & International
Chapter 7 – The Tracktor Movers
Chapter 8 – Social Media (Follow & Search)
Chapter 9 – Google is your Friend
Chapter 10 – Sourcing on Amazon.com
Chapter 11 – Deals vs. Duds
Chapter 12 – Rabbit Trails
Chapter 13 – Learn a Line
Chapter 14 – Learn a Line
Chapter 15 – Stay Current
Chapter 16 – Learn Your Favorite Websites
Chapter 17 – Email Lists & Clearance Sections
Chapter 18 – Timing the Market
Chapter 19 – Seasonal Sourcing
Chapter 20 – Deals, Tracking, & Discussion
Chapter 21 – Deal Website Spotlight: FatWallet.com
Chapter 22 – Deal Website Spotlight: SlickDeals.net
Chapter 23 – Deal Apps
Chapter 24 – Get the Best Price COUPONS
Chapter 25 - Get the Best Price REBATES/CASH BACK
Chapter 26 – Get the Best Price PAYMENT
Chapter 27 – Advanced Alerts IFTTT
Chapter 28 – Advanced Alerts HTML Monitors
Chapter 29 – Scaling
Chapter 30 – Daily Deal Sites – Highlight WOOT.com
Chapter 31 – Amazon Warehouse Deals
Chapter 32 – Liquidation
Chapter 33 – Sourcing on eBay.com
Chapter 34 – Sourcing from Craigslist
Chapter 35 – Shopgoodwill.com Sourcing
Chapter 36 – Facebook
Chapter 37 – Bonus Tips & Tricks
Chapter 38 – Sharing Deals & BOLOs – Commentary

What's your opinion of Online Arbitrage? Post your comments below.


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  • michael gomez February 13, 2019, 9:26 pm

    hi jordan. for the past months i’ve been looking into starting an OA business but the countless youtube videos and courses that are out there can be overwhelming. i decided let me start all over and i recall hearing about you, so i’m taking a chance here to get your honest opinion. who or what course can i pursue that will get me on the right track starting my own OA business. i really want to do this, thank you.

    • Jordan Malik February 13, 2019, 11:27 pm

      Hi Michael.

      First, do you know the basics about selling on Amazon? If not, I recommend this free 7-day email course by my trusted partner The Selling Family (Jessica Larrew).

      After you’re set up to be an Amazon seller, I recommend the above book or this inexpensive course (the author of the Book above is one of the contributors).

      Good luck and keep me posted!


  • Ed G October 22, 2018, 12:50 pm

    Hi Jordan,

    Learning a lot from your site. Couple of questions:

    1. You said buying inventory online accounts for 15% of your revenue. Do you also do in-store purchases?

    2. I would like coaching on in-store purchasing arbitrage while I get the online arbitrage going.
    Do you offer a course or coaching?

    • Jordan Malik October 23, 2018, 11:45 am

      Hi Ed. That original post was from a few years ago. I’d say online inventory (“online arbitrage:) today counts for 20% of my Amazon store revenue. The remaining 80% is split roughly equally among retail store inventory (“retail arbitrage”), private label products, and wholesale.

      Re: coaching, I don’t offer one-on-one coaching. For that I recommend Jim Cockrum Coaching or Robyn Johnson coaching but if you’re pinched for time I do recommend the ProvenQ4 Group (also provided by Jim Cockrum, but closing soon) which will tell you *exactly* what to buy (in stores and online) to flip on Amazon/eBay this christmas. If you don’t have any experience selling on Amazon, here is a great free 7-day email course from another one of my trusted partners, The Selling Family.

      Good luck and Keep me posted Ed!

  • Salman Ahmad October 26, 2016, 7:23 am

    Hi Jordan, Can you guide me regarding managing the profit/loss and finances. Just sent my first FBA, so want to figure out the best and easiest way to calculate the actual profit after deducting all the expenses etc. What would be the best approach. Can you please guide me to something. Do i have to do everything manually in excel ? Or can i download reports from amazon and do come number crunching on it via excel. Would be too early to go for any monthly accounting services.


  • Antonio May 27, 2016, 8:32 pm

    I was trayin to find your kindle book,ARBITRAGE ONLINE but the price is $2.99,not .99

  • Alejandro July 20, 2015, 9:17 am

    Hello Jordan,

    I bought your sellers summary of Chris’ book and now bought the full color version of online arbitrage. I think this will be great and plan to put my own spin on things.
    Question: perhaps I misunderstood something. I read that the kindle version is free but now that I bought the book and am looking around like a mad man to get the kindle version into the kindle reader app for iPhone, I am seeing there is a cost. If I’m correct, it wants me to have kindle unlimited for $9.99 per month and have an actual kindle reader to view this free copy of the book ( I don’t have either of these ). Is this correct?

    Thanks Jordan!

    • Jordan Malik July 25, 2015, 1:07 pm

      Hi Alejandro, sorry or the delay. Yes if you bought the full color version on Amazon you should be able to get the Kindle version 100% free. My suggestion is log into your Amazon account (the same account you used when you bought the book), go to this page (for the Kindle version of the book), and it should say the cost is ‘zero’ (see this snapshot) because you bought the print version, you should be able to access it from there. If you have further problems, contact Chris Green via phone, tell him ‘Jordan Malik sent me’): 214-298-6866, email: chris@scanpower.com)

  • karen February 23, 2015, 6:39 pm

    I’m ready to buy Chris’s book. I bought your summary today. My question: In your opinion, is is worth the value to buy the Color version rather than the black and white? Thank you for your endorsement- it helps a lot. 🙂

    • Jordan Malik February 23, 2015, 7:04 pm

      Hi Karen, content-wise the black and white version is the same as the color. With the color one, you get a free phone consultation with Chris Green. As far as the book itself, if you’re on a tight budget the black and white one is fine.

      • karen February 23, 2015, 7:09 pm

        Thanks Jordan. So…Would you say that visually it is worth it to get the color? As far as retention , or does he yellow highlight a lot or use red, where we may not notice that in black and white? Sorry, I should have been more specific in my first question. 🙂
        Also, I want to tell you that your podcasts are very informative, and I appreciate what you do!

  • Jim January 6, 2015, 12:30 am

    I, like Steve would also like to know if it is possible to do online arbitrage from home without having to do retail arbitrage and still be profitable… I want to avoid going store to store as well.

    • Jordan Malik January 6, 2015, 9:03 am

      Yes, it can be very profitable. Buying inventory online (from home) accounts for at least 15% of my revenue today. Chris Green’s book will help you master Online Arbitrage.

  • Amy December 14, 2014, 8:59 am

    do you know if this is available in the library? I do not have a kindle nor $200 to purchase this but I am very interested in reading it. any suggestions?

    • Jordan Malik December 15, 2014, 9:29 am

      You can always request your local library to get a copy.

  • Steve December 9, 2014, 6:59 pm

    without giving it all away, does it cover how to avoid going store to store?
    can you do the whole think online?

    • Jordan Malik December 9, 2014, 7:05 pm

      Online Arbitrage (the book and/or the overall strategy) has nothing to do with going to stores.

  • Shawn Searcy October 22, 2014, 7:05 pm

    A great job writing the review on Online Arbitrage. To be honest I haven’t purchased the “Book” yet, and this is a part of why I am leaving the Comment. Chris Green is a real good guy, very informative, very giving, and most likely in January I’ll purchase this, yet this is more of “Online Arbitrage COURSE” and not just a ‘book’. Maybe if it was labeled and marketed this way I think people would feel much better about it, the idea of purchasing a Book for $200 is a turn-off.
    It is a Course, Facebook Group, Book, Spreecast, Videos, BOLO Team, Twitter, etc… If a online Seller wants to focus online 75% of their Inventory, then I would say this is a good Investment, especially over the next 5 years of selling.
    A lot of new Sellers “WANT ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING NOW!” and may be nervous to a investment like this, I like your personal Strategy of purchasing items at the right price and 4-8 month Sales cycle . Mix in some ‘fast turn’ items also and we can build a successful home based business. What do you think? Shawn

    • Jordan Malik October 22, 2014, 8:09 pm

      Shawn – I totally agree (mix it up, short-term, long-term, fast-turn, slow-turn, etc.). As for Chris Green’s book (http://jordanmalik.com/buyoa), that’s why I offer a 365-day, no questions-asked money back guarantee when someone buys it (more info on my book here: http://jordanmalik.com/oas)…It takes away virtually all the risk for the reader. No one else is crazy enough to do that 🙂

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