On the last post I briefly spoke about selling books and particularly in niche markets. When people ask my advice on listing items they are always fixated on selling through eBay.
There is an alternative and profitable alternative that we know about and that is Amazon. Amazon allows, even encourages you to resell your purchases though its growing market place, simply go to amazon.com or amazon.co.uk and sign up for an account. Often books command a greater price on Amazon.
The advantages are that there are no listing fees unlike eBay, you can list an item for 30 days (renewable) and you only pay a fee when the item sells. You can instantly see the price that the same book is selling for from other vendors. You can pitch the price of your book competitively. The price for postage is also worked out for you so no guess work.
That’s great but how will I know it will sell? Sometimes it won’t so remember to research. In niche markets there is usually a great demand for items. As an example I once bought a few assorted railway books from a small book shop in Settle, I took a gamble and it paid off handsomely (I wish I had bought the lot now).
A final thought, does your local library have book sales where old stock is sold for a few pennies. There maybe some potential in this. Also local table, jumble sales and Sunday second hand markets.
Some more ideas next time.
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