Got too many books, CDs, DVDs, games, cluttering up your home? Why not turn them into cash? It’s easy to sell used books online, and it can be much less work than you’d expect.
If you’ve ever sold anything on eBay, you know what a pain that can be: You have to take a photograph, then you have to create a compelling description, and once you’ve listed the item, you may have to answer questions from potential buyers. Finally, there are listing fees that you have to pay even if you don’t sell the item.
eBay isn’t the only game in town
Fortunately, eBay isn’t the only game in town. It’s the place to go to for many different items, but when it comes to books, CDs, DVDs, and games, it is just one option among many, and it may not be the best one.
Check out Amazon Marketplace
Here’s what it’s like to list your items there:
- You find your item on Amazon
- You check how much it sells for
- You click on “Have one to sell?”
- You follow a few easy steps to set up your account if this is your first time
- You select your item’s quality
- You add a quick description (one sentence will do)
- You type in the price you want to sell it for
- You select shipping options you’re willing to use
- You click enter
- You’re done
What to do next:
After that, all you have to do is keep an eye on your inbox. Amazon will let you know when your item sells. Then, you print out your shipping slip, wrap up your item, and ship it.
Finally, you confirm that you have shipped it and Amazon will deposit your earnings in your account.
How to get your money:
As soon as they have done so, you can request disbursement, and they’ll transfer the money to your bank account! The only limitation is that you can only request disbursement once every 24 hours.
What about fees? Amazon takes out a commission from your earnings. They’re higher than eBay’s, but of course there are no listing fees whatsoever, so you only ever pay when you make a sale. Not only that, but Amazon will do the advertising for you.
What’s the best option?
Is Amazon Marketplace always the better option? No. There are a number of situations where you may want to go with eBay, or even with another service.
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