Yesterday I had someone that wanted to be a Beachbody Coach give me a call and ask me the question, “can Beachbody Coaches sell on Ebay?”
The answer to this question is NO, Beachbody Coaches cannot sell Beachbody products on Ebay. While at first one might think this is a dumb rule, but it is actually a very good rule and without it every Beachbody Coach would suffer. Let me explain…
Too Many Coaches Competing With Each Other = Price War
So here’s the scenario. Someone comes up with an ingenious plan of how to make some quick cash. This person’s plan is to sign up as a Beachbody Coach, and sell products on Ebay. Beachbody products are extremely popular, so these products will be very easy to sell, sounds pretty simple right?
The problem is, at the time of this writing, there is just under 100,000 Beachbody Coaches, and chances are a few of them have already came up with the exact same plan. With hundreds, or even thousand of Beachbody Coaches trying to sell products on Ebay, all at the lowest price possible, it would turn into a pricing war, and the Coach that is willing to take the lowest profit would win, and therefore, nobody wins. Therefore, Beachbody Coaches selling products on Ebay just wouldn’t work, which is why it is a great rule.
I’ve also heard that Beachbody and Ebay have an agreement, and that if someone tries to sell multiple Beachbody products on Ebay, the listing will be removed. For example, if you have a used P90x that you want to sell on Ebay, you can probably do it, but if you try to sell a second P90x a few days later, your listing will be removed by Ebay.
Aside from the logistics of Beachbody Coaches not being able to profit on Ebay, there are also other things to consider. When someone buys a Beachbody workout program from Ebay, there is a possibility that they are getting an illegal pirated copy that may, or may not even work.
I’ve heard many stories of people buying a workout program from Ebay, or Craigslist, and one, or multiple DVDs not working. Because the customer didn’t buy from a Beachbody Coach, there is no recourse action they can take to get their money back, or to get a replacement DVD. It sucks when you are on day 4 of P90x and you pop in the Yoga X, DVD and it doesn’t play. That screws up your entire schedule.
When ordering directly from a Beachbody Coach, you can have the confidence of knowing that all of your purchases come with a money back guarantee. If one of your DVDs is scratched or doesn’t play, simply send it back and they will send you a new one.
When ordering Beachbody products off Ebay, you really don’t know you’re getting. It could be a used product that might not work properly, or it could be a pirated copy that was illegally produced in China. In my opinion its not worth the hassle and risk to save a couple of bucks.
My recommendation to customers is to always purchase your products from a Beachbody Coach. This way you will be sure to get what you are paying for. If you are someone that is thinking about becoming a Coach and planned to sell products on Ebay, now you know that it not allowed, and your plan wouldn’t work anyway.
Leave me a comment below letting me know what you think.