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09 December 2007 @ 04:42 pm
Selling books on Amazon.com.  
So two Mondays ago a man was giving away boxes of books on Freecycle and I took them, so I ended up with eight boxes of assorted used books. I've been sorting through them and pulled out the ones most likely to sell on Amazon. I've also taken the books up to Bookbuyers in Mountain View and traded many of them in for store credit. I've also posted the books on Paperbackswap.com and Bookmooch.com. The end result is that I've managed to move about half the books he gave me.

Now, I've sold several of his books on Amazon.com. It's not making me rich or anything, but between the books he gave me and some books my Mom's got me selling for her (She lets me take 50% of the selling price, which is sweet!) I've probably made around $200. It's paying for my winter quarter textbooks at least :)

Amazon's fees are highway robbery, though. Too bad I am far too lazy to set up an account anywhere else!
kerokerotab on December 10th, 2007 03:40 am (UTC)
when did you go to mountain view? If you go during the week, let me know and I can meet up with you on my lunch break. My work is two blocks away from Castro st.
Suzik00kaburra on December 10th, 2007 04:25 am (UTC)
We went last Friday in the evening, around 8pm - 9 pm. I didn't think you'd still be up there at that point :)
Narratoraswirlymatrix on December 10th, 2007 07:26 am (UTC)
Do you have an eBay account? That automatically opens a Half.com account for you.
Suzik00kaburra on December 10th, 2007 06:11 pm (UTC)
Yes, I do have an eBay account. I've never really used Half.com for my personal shopping; how is the fee scale?
Narratoraswirlymatrix on December 11th, 2007 06:29 am (UTC)
I'm not sure... I've sold books and CDs but I never paid attention. I suppose this means the fees aren't a whole lot. :D