Josh Kulp (jjfjq) is NARU
April 29th, 2008 by estreet

eBay NARUed the last Pulser tonight around 7:30 pm.

What happened Josh? And you got your first negative in 12 months today too. Bummer.

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5 Responses  
haha writes:
April 30th, 2008 at 8:31 am

I told ya so…I’m jumping for joy!!! Maybe we can make it to the pulse now. hahahahaha……………..

haha writes:
April 30th, 2008 at 8:34 am

Oh I wonder what reason he got killed for? Could it be the “this item is on CD and will be physically shipped”, but really sent via download trick?

PowerSeller writes:
May 5th, 2008 at 5:26 pm

The other form eBay Pulsers missing in action, too:
kekoa64 is back, but not selling anything

What’s the scoop?

I’m immensely interested to learn what happened to our Pulse boys. Curiousity got me and I bought guides from everyone except the mysterygiant dude as I believe mystery auctions are not ethical. (There’s no mystery that for a seller to make money in a mystery auction, you simply provide a box and put something less than what the buyer paid in the box.)

Anyway, I studied the pulsers and enjoyed learning from them — even if what I got from all their books was only a tiny nugget for my $9.99, it was worth it to see how someone else crafts their work. I paid for a product and got what I paid for.

I sincerely wish these guys the best — especially Josh Kulp who I feel had the highest integrity. I can only imagine that surviving after eBay’s March 31 digital download ban was what did them all in. Please fill us all in!

estreet writes:
May 5th, 2008 at 6:13 pm


When you say you got what you paid for, exactly how much money did you earn on the information provided?

I don’t think it was the elimination of Digital Download that hurt the Pulsers. They got NARUed separately.


estreet writes:
May 6th, 2008 at 10:20 am


To quantify the value of an the ebook purchase, you break it down into 3 ways that the information creates value:

1. The revenue brought in by practicing a new technique.
Example: The ebook explains how to send emails to former customers with affiliate links.

2. The expense avoided by stopping a practice.
Example: The ebook proves that the $3 eBay insertion fee for a border on your listing is not worth it.

3. The opportunity cost of spending your time on a low value activity when you could shift to a high value activity.
Example: The ebook tells you to stop selling physical products and start selling your own eBook.

If an expense such as an ebook has a positive net value, I would confidently say “I got what I paid for.”

For example, if I read the ebook and it said to sign up for BigCrumbs.com and I then earned $100 dollars over the next year. The net value of the ebook that 1st year would be $100-$9.99=$90.01.

Or if the ebook said selling physical products is less profitable than digital products and you then changed to the more lucrative market. Perhaps you made $10,000 more in profit in digital products than widgets. Then the value would be $9,990.1.

This is the way all business decisions are judged. When faced with a decision, you assign an expected value to choosing path A vs path B. Once a path is chosen, you can look in hindsight to determine whether it was the best decision. The real value of the exercise is that you continually improve your decision making based on experience.

In response to your comments: “are you just hopelessly angry with them for makking money? Oh…. and when are you going to monetize this blog?”

Thanks for taking an interest. This is an eBay research blog that provides quality information to sellers. Nothing more, nothing less.


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