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How to Make Money Selling Books Online on Amazon.com

Updated on November 18, 2014

Would you like to make money selling books?

Hi! I am a bookseller on Amazon.com. It's a great way to make some extra money. Some people even sell used books online as a full-time job. Whether you are interesting in selling some of your own books, or starting a business selling used books, I hope that you find some good tips and advice here.

People buy books for entertainment, for information, or for collecting. Books people buy just for entertainment are usually fiction novels, and these sell for the cheapest. If a novel is rare, or a first edition, then it might also be a collectible, which increases its value. Nonfiction books can sell for a lot of money sometimes, depending on the value of the information.

Have some books to sell? Go get one of them and come back to this page. I'll guide you through the process!


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How I Started Selling Books

It's fun to make money!

I first started selling books when I was in college. Like many students, I was really needing to make some money.

At the end of the semester, I found that students would leave stuff that they didn't want in the donation bins which were in the basement of the dorms. I started looking through the donation bins, and to my surprise, sometimes I found textbooks! Knowing how expensive textbooks are, I was quick to figure out that I could sell them online! This is how I began selling books.

Of course that source dried up after the semester was over with, so if I wanted to keep making money, I would have to find more books to sell. I had to make a leap from selling books I found for free to buying books for resell. I started to go to thrift stores and talk to my husband on the phone and ask him to look up the value of books I found.

Now, I use my smartphone to look up books at thrift stores. I also buy some books online. It takes a lot of experience and learning to know which books might be valuable. Trial and error, online research, and reading bookselling blogs, are just some of the ways I've learned which books might be worth buying!

There is a learning curve in doing anything that's really worth doing. Selling books is no different. I also branched out and began selling other things and on other websites like Ebay. (If Ebay interests you, check out my article on increasing Ebay sales.)

It's EASY to start selling on Amazon.com

and that's why it's a good place to start.

You can sell lots of things on Amazon: books, CDs, DVDs, movies, toys, and even electronics, if you are approved. Actually, you can (try to) sell almost anything on their website.

However, it's easiest to sell items that are already on Amazon, such as most books. All you need to do is click on the "Sell Yours Here" button on the page of the item you want to sell. The button is in the right hand column, just a bit below where you would add the item to your cart.

It's important to start out on the right foot. When you sell on Amazon, you are selling on a worldwide marketplace of high stature, and it's important that you provide excellent customer service so that you will receive stellar feedback and build an honest reputation.

How much is that book worth? - type it into the search here to find out!

It's best to enter the ISBN number, usually on the back of the book or on the copyright page.

You can start now by entering the ISBN number in the white search box below, and then clicking "GO."

Are you a "Just Launched" Seller?

This is what Amazon calls new sellers with no feedback.

If you are, give me a reason to buy from you!

Price lower, give a good description of your book, promise to ship it fast, say something to stand out!

Take a few minutes to think of something to put into the comments box... Something other than "PICK ME! PICK ME!"

That's not going to cut it.

How much money will I make?

Remember that Amazon takes a commission!

When you list an item on Amazon, Amazon will tell you what you will get if the item sells. Make sure that this is enough money to cover the cost of shipping it, packaging it, and taking it to the post office (unless you are doing carrier pickup).

Amazon takes a 15% commission, plus they deduct a 99 cent fee, plus a variable closing fee. This variable closing fee is deducted from the shipping cost that the buyer pays and the amount depends on the shipping method. Often, after the variable closing fee is deducted from the shipping amount paid, the amount you will receive for shipping will be less than you might actually have to pay for shipping. If you are sending the item by Media Mail and it is a standard book (not very heavy) the difference might only be about $1. However, that means to break even, you'll have to sell the book for at least $3. This is an approximate guess. If you're going to sell books for this cheap, make sure that you do the math!

Since I value my time, I don't usually sell books for under $10.... Although I used to. Of course money does add up, so if you can sell a lot of books and make a buck on each one, then that's great. But if you are only selling a few books, is your time and effort worth it?

Look for high value books... You will be much more pleased with the money you can make!!

Where to find books to resell? - Building your inventory takes some work!

Here's a list I wrote in a notebook a number of years ago.

  • Yard & Estate Sales - Look in the newspaper & on craigslist
  • Library Sales - Locate library book sales here.
  • University Book Sales - Call University Libraries
  • Bookstore Sales - Look for a Bargains Table
  • Thrift Stores
  • Freecycle
  • Independent Book Stores - sometimes you can find underpriced treasures!
  • Church Rummage Sales

How to Price Books so that they will sell pretty fast... - Online Pricing Strategies

If you don't care how long it takes your book to sell, or if you'd rather make more money on it than sell it for cheap, go ahead and price it at whatever you want.

Here are some tips that I think help me price my books in a way that attracts buyers.

Note, some books won't sell fast no matter how much you price them at, because the demand is low. It is very normal for some books to take a year or longer to sell.

  1. Look at what other sellers are selling the book for, and consider the condition of your book. If it is in poor condition, price it lower. It is is in like new condition, price it a bit higher.
  2. Consider the price of New versus Used. Many people would rather buy new books. Pricing a used copy at least a few dollars lower than a new copy is a good idea.
  3. Consider availability. Sometimes Amazon says that they have a book available but it says "Will ship in 3-6 Weeks." In those cases, you can often price your book higher than Amazon's price, since you have the book available to ship right away.
  4. Consider feedback ratings. If your feedback rating is higher, then you have the advantage over some sellers and may be able to price higher.
  5. Consider shipping costs. Amazon, and sellers that use the Fulfillment by Amazon program, offer free shipping on books over $25. If you do not use the Fulfillment by Amazon program, then, your buyers are always charged shipping costs. Furthermore, some buyers are part of Amazon prime, which means that if they buy from Amazon, they receive free or discounted shipping. Therefore, you may need to price at least $4+ dollars lower than Amazon's new price.
  6. Consider other venues. Many buyers do comparison shopping. Consider checking out what your book costs on other websites through sites such as Addall.com New Book Search, Addall Used and Out of Print Book Search, and Campusi.com
  7. Consider price psychology. For example, people are more likely to buy something that costs $19.99 than $20 because the price looks better.

Mistakes I Made

Don't do what I did!

One mistake I made very early in my bookselling career was mailing a book without the delivery confirmation tracking number. The person claimed that they didn't receive it, and I had to refund their money!

I never again sent anything without tracking, and always having a tracking number is very useful! It solves many of the "Where's my book?" customer inquiries. Sometimes packages are missent by the post office and this delays their arrival.

Occasionally, a buyer tries a scam and says that they didn't receive it when the delivery confirmation number says that they did indeed receive it! In these cases, I tell them that I will contact the authorities and have them investigate mail fraud, which is a federal felony. This usually causes scammers to quickly write back saying that they did receive their book! It's easy to tell apart scammers and people who are genuine.

Another mistake I made once was to not verify the address on the computer generated shipping label. I was using Paypal to print out the address label with the postage on it, but for some reason, Paypal cut off the address and the apartment number disappeared from the address. I didn't notice this, and so I sent the book, and it was never delivered nor returned to me. I had to send a replacement book. So now I ALWAYS compare the address label to the shipping address I'm given. You just can't trust computers to be 100% accurate.

Tips to Avoid Common Mistakes

- Don't ship books in manila envelopes!

- Don't confuse orders and send the wrong book to each customer!

- For standard shipping, tell the postal employee you want it sent by MEDIA MAIL

How to look up book prices on your cell phone

You can use almost any modern cell phone to look up the value of a book while you are "out in the field." I used to use Scoutpal, and have also read many good recommendations for ASellerTool.com Basically you use your cell phone to connect to their service for a low monthly fee. Then you just type in the ISBN number and it will return the current selling prices on Amazon.com.

G1 Google Phone has Application for Barcode Scanning - You can use ANY ANDROID PHONE for this!

This video shows how a G1 Google Phone can be used as a barcode reader, which makes a great scouting tool! The program is currently free (Shop Savvy). It uses the phone's camera to scan the barcode, and then the program searches the web to display the lowest online cost. It searches places like Amazon, Half.com and so on... It even retrieves reviews and then, if you want, you can click through to the website.

This method is a speedy way to look up what a book is worth!

How to Print Shipping Labels Online - and why should you?

1. It's more professional than hand-written.

2. It will likely arrive at its destination faster. (Computers can automatically sort your package)

3. Electronic Delivery Confirmation is cheap!

4. If you are mailing at least one priority or express mail package, you can request carrier pickup and never leave the house.

5. No special labels needed! Just use glue sticks or tape to attach the label to your package, but do NOT tape over barcodes!

Sell Your Books to Amazon!
Sell Your Books to Amazon!

Need Money Fast?

You can sell your books TODAY!

If you don't want to wait around for a buyer, you can sell your books directly to Amazon. Just look for this image on the right hand side of the book's product page.

Amazon will give you money in the form of an Amazon gift card.

Need cash instead? I've read good reviews on the following websites, which will buy books: Collegebooksdirect.com, Textbooks.com, and CKY Books - just to name a few websites! If you do a google search for "sell book" you will see lots of websites advertising that they can buy your books! However, always research a company before doing business with them, to make sure it's not a scam!

You generally won't make as much money as if you listed the book for sale and waited for a buyer, but you don't have to wait for a sale. I wouldn't recommend doing this on any really popular books. Look at Amazon's sales rank. It's listed under the "Product details" section. If the sales rank is really low, like under 10,000, it's very likely to sell fast.

You can also sell your books to Half Priced Books - which is a chain bookstore. Check to see if they have a store in your area.

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      meretailpteltd 18 months ago

      Wonderful resource lens about selling books on Amazon . Great Job!

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      meretailpteltd 18 months ago

      Wonderful resource lens about selling books on Amazon. Great job

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      BarbaraCasey 3 years ago

      I've been wanting to cull my personal library. Thanks for the selling tips.

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      leonvd 3 years ago

      Great information specially the "mistakes i made"

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      chrisilouwho 4 years ago

      Thanks, I didn't know about selling directly to Amazon, great tip!

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      pitlock 4 years ago

      I am never amazed anymore at the millions of ideas to make money. excellent ideas. Great Lens

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      EXCELLENT! very informative, engaging and well designed.

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      Colin323 4 years ago

      Lots of good advice here. I have been selling books since the early 1990s. The clear information on pricing was important. There are too many so called book dealers with books at silly prices on ABE, the site I use. I tend to look at auction house sale prices, and visit book fairs, to get a more realistic idea of real world selling prices. Keep up the good work, Mr Lens Person.

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      Arod17 4 years ago

      This is awesome information, I used to flip stuff on ebay all the time

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      storytimesam 4 years ago

      Great information... great Lens. Thanks.

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      Cynthia Haltom 4 years ago from Diamondhead

      Sounds like a fun way to make money. I love going to the Goodwill and browsing through the books.

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      Chocolatealchemy 4 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Great Lens. I'm thinking about listing some of our books we won't be reading again on Amazon - so and thanks for all your hints and tips.

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      WholeHealing 4 years ago

      This lens has been really helpful with me selling on amazon

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      SmokeybonesJr 4 years ago

      Very, very nice info. Thank you very much....

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      SiMone3 4 years ago

      Great lens! The information is very useful for those wishing to embark on selling on Amazon.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 4 years ago

      I have considered selling books on Amazon but kept putting it off. I will be retiring soon so its time to decide how I'm going to supplement my income. Your lens was very informative. Thank you.

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      CCGAL 4 years ago

      I've just started selling on Amazon, and the market for books there is absolutely amazing. I'm shipping in books for Fulfillment By Amazon, and I find that using FBA allows me to command a higher price for the same book than the merchant fulfilling sellers can. Love this new endeavor!

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      Myreda Johnson 4 years ago from Ohio USA

      Great lens. Loaded with valuable information!

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      kendolachlan 4 years ago

      Really interesting and useful Lens. And user friendly. Thanks

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      TheFreeLife 4 years ago

      very good info. I love the picture with the dogs!

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      srsddn lm 5 years ago

      Thanks for all the tips. It is a new idea for me but worth giving a try.

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      libreentreposage 5 years ago

      Great Info - a few years back I sol my pile of books on Ebay - it sounds like this is the way to go now.

      marc

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      frugalfinance lm 5 years ago

      I've sold a number of books on Amazon in the past but found that the majority go unsold as the competition is just too stiff. Even if you're charging the same price as everyone else I've found it a real challenge to shift some!

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      Kariuki EK 5 years ago

      Great lens! This is just the business I want to do and your information is a useful resource. I will read it slowly over and over.

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      hotbrain 5 years ago from Tacoma, WA

      @wrapitup4me: I guess it could if you have a good niche and blog followers or traffic.

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      wrapitup4me 5 years ago

      What about selling books oneself on one's own blog? Does this work?

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      CalobrenaOmai 5 years ago

      Ah, thanks for this lens. I wasn't sure what else to do with all these books I have. Will be giving it a try.

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      Tony Bonura 5 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      Interesting. Thanks for the tips and the ideas I feel forming at the back of my brain :-)

      TonyB

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      Nona Weeks 5 years ago from Florissant, CO

      Thank you, this has been something I was considering.

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      khatha0808 5 years ago

      Good idea for making money with Amazon.com Right now I am Amazon aff as well, but I am not doing well as I do with adsense

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      Carol Brooks 5 years ago from Florida

      Wonderful and informative lens. I've sold books on Amazon for years and you taught me a thing or two.

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      lesliesinclair 5 years ago

      What an excellent presentation for a part time career for those so inclined. I'm sure your strategies can be used for other types of sales too.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very useful lens. Thanks.

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      hartworks lm 5 years ago

      I got a good laugh out of some of your shipping errors! We had a small publishing company for over 20 years and I've made all those and then some. Here's another: if someone in your family or business is dyslexic, don't let them write zip codes unless someone else double checks.

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      AmazonGenius 5 years ago

      It seems like more and more people are selling books on Amazon, and doing remarkably well. If you're looking to profit from Amazon, eBay, Buy.com, or any other marketplaces, AmazonGenius is your first-stop.

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      Soufiane 5 years ago from Morocco

      I want know more about selling book, anyway I will try it

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      WinWriter 5 years ago

      I learned a lot from your lens about selling on Amazon. Very useful information and congrats on your success. *Blessed *

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      steph-naylor 5 years ago

      Just the Lens I was looking for - Thanks!

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      robert_atchison 5 years ago

      Nice information, I may have to give it a go... I've got quite a collection of books and comics just taking up space or sitting in boxes in my attic.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Don't ship books in manila envelopes???? Wrong, you sure can it you pack it right. Number one complaint I have, a book ship in a book without any padding to prevent rubbing off finish on a book. I never expect a book shipped from Amazon to arrive in New condition due to this. Manila envelopes are great it you use bubble wrap and tape all around the edges. If you ship a hardback book protect it from bumping corners by using cardboard.in envelop. I been selling books since 1983 and rarely received complains about damage. Any book over 2 1/2 lbs should be mailed in a box though.

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      Lee-Anne 5 years ago

      Very interesting! thanks for this!

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      hotbrain 5 years ago from Tacoma, WA

      Thanks to everyone who's commented.. As for the comments about ebooks and selling your own book - those are great ideas, and sounds like a topic for another article. This page was about my success at selling used books but I know many have sold kindle books or self-published books as well.

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      zourkas 5 years ago

      There are many people that have never imagine that someone can sell ebooks from amazon!! I think your information is awesome !!

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      cstrouse lm 5 years ago

      I used to sell my college textbooks on Amazon and use the funds to buy the books for the following semester. It's really easy to make a few bucks and textbooks seem to hold their value well, especially the expensive math books.

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      jennycalender 5 years ago

      GOod tips, thanks for sharing! And hey, I ship books in manilla envelopes :)

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      Dan 5 years ago from CNY

      Nominated for a feature. :D

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      makeupbrush 5 years ago

      Wonderful information and comprehensive coverage on the topic. I always found it tougher to start anything online in Canada. Hope there is an expert who can dole out tips on this side. For one thing, postage is expensive here.

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      blessedmomto7 5 years ago

      Great information!

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      WebGenova 5 years ago

      fantastic Resources here! ty

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      Paid4Strips 5 years ago

      Great Lense!

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      desa999 lm 5 years ago

      Some excellent tips here on your lens. Invaluable for any book publishers to be.

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      Cindy 5 years ago from Pittsburgh Pa

      Great tips to sell books on amazon! I added this to my Make money in a slow economy article, hope that's ok. I might have to look around my home and get rid of some extra books, thanks for your knowledge!

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      JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your experience and very helpful tips. ~~Blessed~~

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      This can be a really lucrative way to make money. And it is easy - because most of the time you do not have to download a photo. My biggest coup de grace was selling a textbook for 40 dollars that I got from the recycle bin. I claimed this money and what I made off of Squidoo - which for last year because of all the training I am taking put me as a paper loss. As I can use all deductions, that was great. Be sure that you keep all receipts! Pinned to my board "Cool Ways to make Cash." PS - Internet Marketer Matt Bacak says this is one way that he always suggest to people that they start in making money on line. Even though it it not the same as adsense money coming from your blog, there is a big boost in ego to be having funds just arrive in your bank account that did not get there without you working an hourly wage.

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      teresa-carol-spencer-cook 5 years ago

      great lense! Some good information here! Thanks!

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      makesquids 5 years ago

      Thank you for the tips,well thought out and great display (love the two dogs at the bookshelf) ,I sell on Amazon and have done for over 18months now,Books,DVD,CD's,Software and Vinyl Records.I struggle with gaining feedback I have quick deliveries and the goods are packaged properly (white jiffy bubble wrapped envelopes) and sent to the buyers,they just don't leave feedback and the ratings are not a true reflection of my shop's performance.Any more tips on this will be appreciated.

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      aksem 5 years ago

      Very interesting! Your tips can be applied not only to books

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      savateuse 5 years ago

      great lens, thanks!

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      Spiderlily321 5 years ago

      great lens! I am also an amazon bookseller with over 1000 books and other items. You shared some wonderful tips and information. Thank you!

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      Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi I enjoyed reading this,great info and tips.Thanks for sharing.

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      Vlad 5 years ago from USA

      Thanks for telling us about your mistakes on selling on Amazon :)

      Definitely will it into consideration.

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      siobhanryan 5 years ago

      Liked this lens-well done on sales and writing

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      xanthoria24 5 years ago

      @hotbrain: Thanks for answering this question. I've been wondering how anyone can sell books and other media for so little when the shipping won't cover it.

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      xmen88 5 years ago

      Great site. Enjoy reading the lens.

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      JimDickens 5 years ago

      These are really good. My wife and I also frequent the Goodwill for books we sell on eBay. Those books are a huge bargain even in "like new" condition

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      hotbrain 5 years ago from Tacoma, WA

      @thedutchtulip: Good to know!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is a very interesting lense. I enjoyed reading it. I found it to be very informative. It was easy to read with the graphics and images. Also, the content was well-written. I thought one of the best parts was the part about common mistakes to avoid.

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      thedutchtulip 5 years ago

      New sellers should be aware that to verify your bank/credit card account, Amazon will debit your bank/credit/debit account $1. I was assured by an Amazon rep that this $1 would be credited back to my account.

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      kimadagem 5 years ago

      Thank you for writing this. I'm currently doing some "clearing out" at my parents' house and have been finding a lot of old books. I've been using Amazon to decide whether they are "sellable" or "donate-able." I haven't found anything worth selling online so far - in fact, most will go either to Goodwill or the used bookstore down the street for credit - but if I do, now I know more about how to do that.

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      hotbrain 5 years ago from Tacoma, WA

      @hsschulte: Yep, that's what happens to me a lot... If you keep repricing soon you are priced so low that you don't make much money!

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      hotbrain 5 years ago from Tacoma, WA

      @anonymous: Thanks for your comments. If a book is under 13 ounces, then first class is definitely the way to go. I've definitely had media mail opened for inspection. More expensive books I don't send by media mail anylonger - anything over $60 goes by Fedex. I've had trouble with post office - their insurance doesn't insure against delivery to the wrong address! However, media mail is still a bargain for heavy books and most books I order online are shipped that way.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Shipping media mail is only paying for shipping to the address on the package, if for any reason the package is undeliverable the forwarding shipping or return shipping has not been paid. If package is returned, sender pays, if forwarded addressee pays, forwarding and return shipping for free is only for 1st class or the premium services. Many, many times 1st class is cheaper than media mail, especially for lighter books. Media mail is just that media only. Anything enclosed that is not media, if opened is charged 1st class shipping. Media mail can also be opened for inspection anywhere along the way to insure that the package is media, if anything else is attached or included the item will be postage due.

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      GetResultz LM 5 years ago

      Awesome lense!

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      krislindahl1 5 years ago

      Great Lens! Nicely presented with lots of info!

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      hsschulte 5 years ago

      I've been selling on Amazon about 6 months. I learned quickly that I can't compete with the prices of larger sellers. I just keep my prices at the profit I need and eventually my items sell. Probably when the others are out of stock.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Good information! thanks for sharing this

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      makedollar 5 years ago

      Thanks. Good information!

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      CrazyIM 5 years ago

      Thanks. Very informative.

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      MarilynImanse 5 years ago

      Good information. Lots of tips.

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      Magrietha du Plessis 5 years ago from South Africa

      As I am in South Africa this option is not available to me, still I found your lens very informative. I am sure I can get more for my books than I am getting for them at the second hand bookstore.

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Learned some things I've been wondering about! Thanks for the good info!

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      GregCunningham 5 years ago

      amazing lens, my mom makes a little money doing some of the same things

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      Adrijan 5 years ago

      nice lens

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      desa999 lm 5 years ago

      Very comprehensive coverage on this topic. Thanks for that.

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      E L Seaton 5 years ago from Virginia

      Sounds good! Thanks for sharing some more insight on the most money for books. Now excuse me, I need to go thin the book herd.

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      nikyweber 5 years ago

      Thank you for posting! awesome lens!

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      myamya 5 years ago

      Nice post! thumbs up!

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      sheezie77 5 years ago

      amazing lens! well done!

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      maxya123 5 years ago

      Wish I could tell the same success story! Good job!

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      Hypersapien2 5 years ago from U.S.

      Great lens. I was actually wondering how this type of selling works at Amazon, so now I know.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      My first sprinkling of angel dust on this lens has long worn off so I am back once again to scatter a little more. It is my quest today to bless all the lenses which I blessed in October of 2010. You are on this list.

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      nelsonkana 5 years ago

      Nice lens here. Am taking a tour of top lenses. This is one of them. I like it.

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      hotbrain 5 years ago from Tacoma, WA

      @cillam: It's become harder here too. Part of it is the economy and the high unemployment... Lots of people looking for stuff to sell. I mostly focus on older books (rare, out of print, or collectible ones) now days.. Those require more knowledge, so there is less competition. I sell more on Ebay now than Amazon.

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      hotbrain 5 years ago from Tacoma, WA

      @1230y: Do you mean the best sellers? Go to any product page on Amazon, and near the top of the page, there should be a link to best sellers. You can then look at the most popular item per category. Also, on each product page, in the product details section, there is an "Amazon Best Sellers Rank".. The lower the number, the more popular the book or product! Some people only sell popular books, because they sell faster, but less popular books do sell if you can wait... Often the less popular books actually sell for money money!

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      GreenfireWiseWo 5 years ago

      Great info thank you.

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      1230y 5 years ago

      How to find the most product that people like to buy from amazon?

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      LoKackl 5 years ago

      Terrific detail help to selling books. Blessed -