Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Selling Media Clutter on Amazon
I put them up for sale on Amazon. Really fast. Just entered the sku#'s and voila, my product picture and description appeared. I made sure to price mine competively. I checked back daily, and lowered my prices when needed.
I purchased padded bubble envelopes from Target. I received an email from Amazon alerting me to each purchase. I have a postage scale, so the DVDs that weighed signifigantly less than 13 ounces, I packaged and affixed First Class stamps, as calculated at the USPS site. I dropped them in the big blue drive thru box at the P.O. The boxed sets which weighed close to or over the 13 ounce stamped mail limit, I stood in line inside the Post Office and shipped Media Mail.
I did list some old CDs, and they sold well, however, it was difficult matching them up with the exact product. The same artwork is used for many different versions, years, imports and it was too overwhelming for me. I didn't want to sell someone something inaccurate so I pulled the rest.
Fitness DVDs and Television Boxed Sets sell well.
Used Textbooks sell well, prior to new semesters. Not at all in between.
Used Hardcover books sell very well.
Used Paperback Nonfiction sells well.
Used Paperback Novels do not sell well. There are too many listed, with prices too low to break even.
Got media clutter? Have some fun and make some money to buy some more...