The Origins of Scanner Monkey

The Origin Story of Scanner Monkey

In November 2012 Jay posted a question in a Facebook group about why Amazon did not sell a particular “hot toy”, even though it was ranked in the top 1,000 in the toys category – creating quite a stir amongst a few members.  Many were opposed to sharing product finds, while others were more supportive.  So, he developed friendships with those supportive and positive minded online sellers that were eager to share information and tips with others.  He then decided to create a Facebook group that embraced that same philosophy of freely sharing information and tips on sourcing inventory and selling.

So, in October 2013, the Scanner Monkey Facebook group was formed with the following mission statement as the driving force behind all conversations and discussions within the group:

The Scanner Monkey group provides a positive, uplifting and fun place in which online sellers can gather and share BOLOs & retail arbitrage tips with other like-minded and positive thinking members without fear of persecution or negativity.

Tribe Testimonials:

Wine and great information!

After two years of “throwing crap against a wall to see what would stick” (I forget who said that here,…
Scanner Monkey
2015-09-03T19:09:34+00:00
After two years of “throwing crap against a wall to see what would stick” (I forget who said that here, but it is so spot on for me.) I decided to explore some help groups and just happened upon a View Full →

Loving the discounts…

Loving that the discounts for being a scanner monkey more than pays for the membership! –Jonathon      
Scanner Monkey
2015-09-03T19:10:03+00:00
Loving that the discounts for being a scanner monkey more than pays for the membership! –Jonathon      

Passed our goal

Thanks to everyone in this group! I just wanted to share that we have passed our goal and made $36K…
Scanner Monkey
2014-02-02T02:02:01+00:00
Thanks to everyone in this group! I just wanted to share that we have passed our goal and made $36K in December alone and about $42K for the year! I would’ve never thought it would be possible, and we still View Full →

Wasn’t alone any longer

You and the rest of the troupe always brighten my day and I’m thankful you had the guts to create…
Scanner Monkey
2015-09-03T19:48:23+00:00
You and the rest of the troupe always brighten my day and I’m thankful you had the guts to create it. I’ll never, ever forget getting a PM from another seller after I shared a BOLO in [another group] chastising View Full →

Supportive of each other

You guys are the absolute best and everyone is so incredibly supportive of each other in this group it’s amazing!…
Scanner Monkey
2014-02-02T02:03:34+00:00
You guys are the absolute best and everyone is so incredibly supportive of each other in this group it’s amazing! I just started Amazon in Sept and I’m looking to make 2014 fantastic! Thank you again, and thank you for View Full →

Saved me from crashing and burning

I knew very quickly after joining that I needed to become a life-long Monkey. Your barrel of Crazies (and I…
Scanner Monkey
2015-09-03T19:50:01+00:00
I knew very quickly after joining that I needed to become a life-long Monkey. Your barrel of Crazies (and I mean that in the best way possible!) has opened my eyes up to so many new ideas and opportunities – View Full →

Opens up your mind

BOLOs and ScannerMonkey opens up your mind to opportunity, and allows you to think “outside the box” or your limited…
Scanner Monkey
2014-02-02T02:03:59+00:00
BOLOs and ScannerMonkey opens up your mind to opportunity, and allows you to think “outside the box” or your limited scouting past, and shows you that product is everywhere, and deals are abundant, and allows you to realize that YOU View Full →

Scanner Monkey has been helpful

I can’t even start counting how many ways Scanner Monkey has been helpful. -Mendy 8/15
Scanner Monkey
2015-09-03T19:50:51+00:00
I can’t even start counting how many ways Scanner Monkey has been helpful. -Mendy 8/15

Vulcan mind meld for FBAers

I didn’t come, nor did I stay for the BOLOs. I’m here to learn from the multiple DECADES of experience…
Scanner Monkey
2014-02-02T02:04:32+00:00
I didn’t come, nor did I stay for the BOLOs. I’m here to learn from the multiple DECADES of experience in this group. In the scant few weeks I’ve been here I have learned more than I did in six View Full →

Wealth of information

Just wanted drop some smooches, every time i am looking for an answer I find it here! Thanks for proving this…
Scanner Monkey
2015-09-03T19:57:05+00:00
Just wanted drop some smooches, every time i am looking for an answer I find it here! Thanks for proving this wealth of information! It’s very much appreciated. You guys rock!! -Bea Bee 8/15