Sunday, December 06, 2009

Blood from a turnip

Any of you cool kids ever sold used books on Amazon? I've got sooo very many books lying around ... Chime in if you have any thoughts ...

4 comments:

girlnblack77 said...

I love selling stuff on Amazon. I've had pretty decent success at selling books... I'd recommend using the ISBN to pull up the item you're selling. One of the first times I sold a book, I selected the wrong edition and had a huge mess refunding the buyer.

Anonymous said...

Oh, yeah, all the time. Easy peasy. You'll be surprised when you start looking (a) which of your valued books are worth .01 and (b) which of your dust-collectors are worth $35! Computer manuals and sometimes textbooks seem to go best for me. If you use the $4.95 priority mailer envelope from the USPS, you usually come out better than if you do it regular first class. I usually try it both ways to see, at that little outside machine. Prices fluctuate, so if your inventory is not moving, check in and see if you've been underbid. (I usually list at the lowest price, without underbidding.) Good luck! ~Valerie

Lisa B. said...

Thanks, y'all! I hope you don't mind if I come back for more advice after I jump in! I seem to have a lot of pre-ISBN editions (I sort of collect stuff), and I think it will take me a bit of research to list those correctly. I was planning to list low, except for a few things I have that are in really good condition.

girlnblack77 said...

If you have pre-ISBN collectible books, you may not be able to list it on Amazon... If so, look for some of the rare book sites. I think my mom-in-law uses Alibris. HTH