DS Domination- The Truth About This Scheme Revealed

Name: DS Domination
Website: www.dsdomination.com
Price: $19.95 Pro/month, $99.00/month Elite, $249.99 unleashed training, $499.00   DS DominationMonopoly training + $9.95/month to be an affiliate.
Owners: Roger Langille and Kevin Hokoana
Overall Rank: 1 out of 5 stars

What is DS Domination?

DS Domination stands for Drop Shipping Domination and is a multilevel marketing pyramid scheme. The company is owned by Kevin Hokoana- an Air Force Major and Roger Langille that are both experienced affiliate marketers. The training starts from the basics of selling on eBay and moves up to more expensive levels of training known as Pro, Elite, Unleashed and Monopoly. Many members didn’t find any value in the training at all and is believed that several affiliates of DSD are making their money by recruiting others and not doing anything with eBay itself.

A Little History On The Creator of DS Domination, Roger Langille

Roger Langille claims to be an eBay “Titanium Seller” for almost 10 years and was making millions of dollars per year. He has also been affiliated with My Shopping Genie (now a failed scheme), Visalus (a company that sells weight loss and muscle building shakes), and Sozo (sells   DS Dominationcoffee berry).

After all the eBay, PayPal, and tax fees, Roger didn’t make the amount of money he wanted to make and usually ended up with six figures out of his million, so he started DS Domination- his own recruitment based scheme. What is also genius is that he makes Amazon commissions of all the people that fall into this program.

In the past, Roger was also using his eBay training as a way to steer people into Visalus that has a $500 startup fee and a $200 per month recurring fee in order to gain access to his support, training and tools. He also wanted people to completely focus on Visalus because he said it will make them more money. For each individual he signed up to the program, he would make $150 monthly recurring commissions. When people wanted a refund, he failed to reply. With his eBay course and Visalus, he would make at least $3000 per person which was about 10,000 that fell into his trap.

The Drawbacks of DS Dominaton…

  • The program teaches retail arbitrage which is taking retail items and re-selling them. The profit margins are low so you would need to sell your product for at least $8 more (this is to cover the sales tax charged by Amazon that can be up to $5-$6), but Roger teaches to sell the products for a $3 profit which can result in a loss. Amazon’s sales price regularly changes resulting in an increased price of up to $8.
  • Customers have gotten mad when they discovered that a seller was buying and selling products for a higher price on eBay.
  • It can take up to two hours to find a profitable product where you can compete, you’re just not getting a decent return on your investment.
  • Companies can go out of stock on products that you’re trying to sell. It may be nowhere else online so you have to issue a refund. Items may also discontinue.
  • You are relying on third party sites like Amazon or eBay. If they decide to stop allowing drop shipping, it would be an end to your business.
  • A lot of the training can be found for free around the internet doing some research and it’s not worth the hundreds of dollars a month. You can get solid training on how to start a successful drop shipping business for no more than $200 a month.
  • Thousands of people use this same method, creating too much competition. Sooner or later, eBay and Amazon will take notice and this is why the program is not a sustainable business.

The Pros

  • Following the first level training, you may make four sales a month. Some people claim that the advanced training has helped them increase their profits on eBay. However, even if it does work, it’s not an ethical way to make money online.
  • They teach you not to use Amazon Prime, give you dozens of sites where you can find deals, and software to automate the process in the advanced training.

13 DS Domination Red Flags

  • The compensation plan can be seen by regulators as a product based pyramid scheme. They claim to be affiliates, but the compensation plan is 10 levels deep. In order to be an “affiliate” for them, you have to pay a $9.95 or $99 monthly fee and be the owner of the products. This can have them shut down.
  • The sales page is very misleading. When I watched one of their videos when they were doing a Google Hangout, they guarantee success and that you’re going to make thousands of dollars a month and that it’s the absolute best training ever and it stands out amongst all the other scams out there when in reality, the whole program is a big hype and it is intended to suck the most money out of you as they possibly can. Also, they make it seem like it’s only $20, not $20 per month. Yes, you’re paying $20 a month to watch 19 training videos.
  • No income disclosure. They don’t disclose how many people are currently in DS Domination or the average amount of money members make. A lot of people have left the program and at any given time, there’s about 17, 000 people reading the how to get a refund page.
  • There is nothing in the “About Us” page in their website. They don’t state who the owner of the business is and there is little information on the   training that they want you to pay for.

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  • There is no refund policy. There have been instances where members cancel their membership and they will still continue to be charged in their account. Also, they don’t give you a decent reason why you have to keep paying the $19.00 a month once you have gone through all the training that the Pro plan offers. Some people even had a hard time leaving the program.

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  • There is no agreement with Amazon. People doing this don’t have Amazon’s permission and there is no relationship because Amazon is a retail company.
  • They teach you to use copyrighted material. They teach you to copy and paste the exact picture and description from Amazon to eBay which is illegal.
  • They don’t teach you to state who you’re supplier is in the description. The FTC has passed a lot of federal laws that mandate anyone that offers a product or service online whether it’s a digital or physical product.
  • It’s against Amazons Terms of Service- Amazon states you cannot use any of their services for commercial use.

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  • People have complained about Kevin Hokoana and Roger either being rude or not answering emails.
  • They have been known not to pay their affiliates. Roger and Kevin are unreliable and don’t appreciate their affiliates.
  • They use Wal-Marts name. They don’t allow any network company to use their name.
  • You can get in trouble with your taxes if you don’t report all your sales tax.

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DS Domination Tools and Training

DS Domination Pro- The first course teaches people to copy and paste products higher than $30 from Amazon to qualify for the free shipping to sell it for a higher price on eBay. This is not drop shipping, this is retail arbitrage. Once your product sells, the customer pays you first via PayPal so you can place the order from Amazon and have it ship to the eBay customer as a gift to hide that the product came from Amazon.

DS Domination Elite- More sites like Overstock, Wayfair, Walmart, Northen Tool, BJs wholesale, and Ltd commodities are revealed, problem is that it’s hard to find lower prices than on Amazon. More less competition products are revealed and how to increase your profits. More software is provided to automate your listings and track the price changes.

DS Domination Unleashed- This is now teaching drop shipping. It includes Roger’s top picks and a list of cheap suppliers to increase your profits.

DS Domination Monopoly- How to sell products on Amazon, optimizing your product listings, a UPC generator tool and increasing your product rank with reviews.

DS Domination Complaints

Submitted: Fri, August 16, 2013
Reported By: OnlineScams — New York New York

…, paid by credit card said that after purchase there will be an email sent out, no email, tried to both contact email addresses on the website and try to contact the person posting this ad on craigslist nobody would respond including Roger Langille the Ebay Trainer and Kevin Hokoana no response from either, I was surprise that Roger Langille did not response, but so I am out $47 and they got the funds…THIS IS A SCAM in every sense STAY FAR AWAY.
Since I paid by credit card, I will be contacting them to file a dispute against this company and they will contact them and will apply a refund of the amount that I paid.”

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How Much Does DS Domination Cost?

$19.95 monthly for the Pro level –training and videos and how to start  selling on eBay using solely Amazon and it’s focused on retail arbitrage.
$99.00 monthly for the Elite Level- More websites are revealed, more training and videos.
$249.99 one-time fee for the Unleashed training course, software, and videos
$499.00 one-time fee for the Monopoly training course, software, and videos on how to sell on Amazon.
$9.95 monthly to be an affiliate
$199.00 one-time fee for Market Extreme – Marketing materials and training for affiliates

My Final Opinion of DS Domination

For the $20 a month Pro Plan that teaches you to use Amazon as a supplier, you’ll hardly make any riches as they promise in the video. To make the big bucks, you need to upgrade to learn about the reliable drop shipping companies. Due to Roger’s history of ripping people off and Kevin’s poor customer service, I wouldn’t trust this program at all even if it did work because I’ll probably have to cancel my debit card and get a new one to prevent charges. What a way of making money, what a way to teach people to use copyrighted material and not put who your suppliers are if you’re drop shipping. And the $9.95 fee reminds of the fee that Empower Network has. If you want to sell on eBay, there are cheaper courses that you can buy for no more than $200 for advanced training than having to pay $100 per month. In reality, if everyone knew this, there would be no demand for this system making it a product based pyramid scheme. You can start drop shipping for free or with minimal start-up cost from a variety of other drop shipper or buying straight from the manufacturer. It’s not a sustainable business model because customers, Amazon and eBay will all find out and put an end to it resulting in new rules and regulations for legitimate sellers on eBay and affecting their income. If you want to build a solid business online that provides industry leading training, tools, and expert help whenever you need it and everything you need to succeed, than check out my number one recommended program that has a free lifetime membership.

DS Domination at a Glance…

Name: DS Domination
Website: www.dsdomination.com
Price: $19.95 Pro/month, $99.00/month Elite, $249.99 unleashed training, $499.00 Monopoly training + $9.95/month to be an affiliate.
Owners: Roger Langille and Kevin Hokoana
Overall Rank: 1 out of 5 stars

VERDICT:

scam

 

 

 

 

If you have been a member of DS Domination, please share your experience below.

To Your Success,

Jennifer

 

 

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15 thoughts on “DS Domination- The Truth About This Scheme Revealed

  1. Great review..I almost fell for this a few months back.I stumbled across a website that exposed what you nailed..Roger is a genius “he makes Amazon commissions of all the people that fall into this program.”..I saw that and I knew it was a SCAM

    • Thank you Steven :) I’m glad that you never fell for this silly scheme. ;) Yes, he makes commissions from not just Amazon, but
      the vacation and all the other products and services not to mention the fee that Wake Up Now distributors are forced to pay every
      month. Again, thank you for stopping by.

  2. I signed up to it and paid £12 something and cancelled it after 3 days of reading all this scam, but also working out what he was wanting me to do I could easily do it my self and pay no fee.. They don’t tell you all correct story till you sign up and pay a fee.. :( gutted

    • Hey Hayley, I’m sorry what happened to you. You’re not alone, people fall for this type of scams all the time.

      But the good thing is that you found my review, you did your due diligence and you learned from that experience. I’m glad that I was able to help you out.

      Always research a product. I wish you much success and thank you for stopping by my site. I appreciate your feedback.

  3. Can someone explain how this gentleman makes money from the affiliate program? I can’t seem to understand how complex that would be and how he can even track so many people already doing this business? To me, the business is disgusting for taking advantage of people.

  4. so what is this other resource that teaches you so much for no more than $200? Wealthy Affiliate does not offer that, and affiliate marketing is very slow progress for commissions. I am looking for drop shipping and so far only place I learned or made money from the knowledge is DSD unless you can tell me about the less than $200 program.

  5. You got your facts all wrong. For one thing, Rodger does NOT say to copy the descriptions of the items on Amazon word for word. He says to copy the bullet points only and to write you own descriptions.

    And I’ve been a member of DS domination since May of 2014. I’m still in Pro and NO one, not my affiliates or anyone else has ever even remotely pressured me to become an affiliate. True, you can make substantially more money if you’re a successful affiliate, but there are thousands of members who aren’t affiliates and are only in the Pro level (like me) who are making about $2k a month in profit every month, sometimes more, sometimes a bit less (like $1800.00) and I haven’t gotten rich on this by any means, but I was able to quit my full time job 2 months ago and I’m a simple guy so I don’t drive an expensive car or have a luxury home, but I can honestly say that I have all that I need and MOST of what I want because of DS domination. Can you say that about your job?

    • Well that makes the program a little better, but where do you get your images from for your listings? Using the images would also be copyrighted material.

      The Pro level teaches retail arbitrage, it’s not even drop shipping. You’re admitting that you were able to quit your job in two short months after you joined the program by selling thousands of items from Amazon and Wal-Mart on eBay for a higher price and ripping people off?

      I’ m having a hard time believing that you and others are able to pull in at least $1,800 in profit at the Pro level as you would need to be an already established eBay seller for customers to buy from you. If you could provide some screenshots (use Snagit) of your earnings, it would be a different story. So, if you believe in DS Domination, Wealthy Affiliate will teach you how to promote it in your own website and make a very nice extra income. Their Premium membership is only $360 a year for access to free hosting, internet marketing training, and expert support from full- time affiliates.

      It’s not easy at all to make a profit within the first two levels of the program as all of his
      secrets are revealed in the Unleashed training course for a hefty fee of $250. Both the Pro and Elite are a waste of money.

      All of the information you need to become a successful drop shipper can be found for free on eBay and other websites and they charge an arm and a leg for this information.

      • who does he teach to use in the unleasehed training anyway, if that’s where all his real content is? It seems like you may have taken a look at this part of that program?

  6. Now, I’m not here for any kind of drama or anything, but i can agree with some of the information that is there.

    I have only paid 20…once, and haven’t needed to pay again… i don’t know if it is a fluke or not, but i was able to implement about 95% of the information given to make actual money, and it helped that i am a book seller so i have a good rating on Ebay as it is.

    I used the info they gave and some of the tools to drop ship (Actual DropShipping) from other sites…its not all bad

    • Yes, it is easier for established sellers to make sales than for those that are new to this.

      From my understanding, people are getting charged a $20 monthly fee for the pro level.

      Yes, people can make money, but the information can be learned for cheaper elsewhere, I’m glad you only paid $20.

      Thank you for sharing your experience and your tips.

  7. Jennifer right here is using a strategy where she takes a high traffic keyword, which is DS Domination, then bashes the company with misleading and downright false information.

    The post is designed to have the reader to think by the time they get to the end of this post:
    “DS Domination sounds kind of crap”

    “whats good then??”

    “OH, SIDEBANNER?!?!?”

    And Jennifer is doing the sales dance.. Shame on you ;P

    • I’m using a strategy where I use a high traffic keyword and then let people know of an opportunity of how to build a real online business.

      In no way was my intention to bash DS Domination Mats. I have spend days doing research on DS Domination before I label this as a scam.

      All my posts are designed to help people so by the time they get to end of a post, they will decide whether or not they want to get involved with the program/company or not. Nowhere in my article did I write that DS Domination is crap. In fact, I wrote that the DS “Domination Unleashed” is the actual product that can help you become successful in drop-shipping, especially if you’re already an established seller.

      You know there’s a lot of warning signs with this company. The first level doesn’t even teach drop shipping, they teach “RETAIL ARBITRAGE” which is taking retail items from various locations and selling them at a higher price elsewhere. The practices that they’re teaching can get your Amazon account shut down and can cut into your profits.

      They don’t have an income disclosure and they don’t have a refund policy for their overpriced products.

      They have recently updated their website, but in the past, they had a support site where the most read Knowledge Base article at any given time was more than 21,000 people. I wouldn’t think people will try to cancel their account if they were really making money.

      You need to buy the products to be able to receive commissions in inclusive to the affiliate fee. This is not affiliate marketing, it’s more of a multilevel marketing scheme.

      And yes. the side banners are for internet marketing programs that are completely free to join. Wealthy Affiliate has the best internet marketing training that I have ever seen. For the low cost of $30-$47 per month, they will provide expert support, awesome training, and all the tools that you need to succeed as an affiliate marketer.

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