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March 7, 2013
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Sure, most of the items that I do sell on Amazon are books..but I often check other items too.  One thing you CAN”T sell on Amazon are shoes..(you have to somehow qualify to do that), but a lot of other things you canRegardless of what I’m selling, I always do my research and check to see pricing on both eBay and Amazon.

So for this post I thought I would share some of my recent Amazon sales that are items other than books!

I sold this cake decorator for $18.99 plus shipping. I bought this brand new in sealed box for $3.99.

Sold for $22.95 plus shipping.  Paid $2.50.

Sold for $27.99 + shipping.  Paid $3.99.  This was new, but opened.

Sold for $13.49 plus shipping.  Paid $1.  This is one of those things that are old and I think to myself, “This probably isn’t worth anything.”  But then I think that maybe someone still has this Humidifier and needs a replacement cartridge.  This sold within a week.

Sold for $13.99 plus shipping.  Paid $1.26.  I have a lot of these items listed both on Ebay and Amazon.  If you you list the same item on multiple sites, it’s REALLY important to keep good records.  It’s happened to me twice where I had items listed on both sites, sold it on Ebay and didn’t keep good records.  Then it also sold on Amazon and I had to cancel the transaction..which hurts your ratings.  🙁  I’ve gotten much better now!

Sold for $64.99 + shipping.  Bought for $15.99.

I really love listing on Amazon.  No photos to take, no descriptions to write.  You can easily list something in a matter of 2 minutes.  But listing on Amazon is a little trickier as the prices for items fluctuate like crazy.  Another seller may come in and have the same item for sale and will price it lower to sell faster.  So I often go in and check to see what the prices are.  Sometimes I will leave my prices as are..sometimes I will tweak them and lower them just to move inventory.

Do you guys sells on Amazon?  If so, how’s it working for you?

Linking up with:  Waste No Want Not Wednesday, The Penny Worthy Project,  Thrifty Things Friday and  Learning the Frugal Life.

14 comments

  1. I did sell some new in box toys I bought at a garage sale a few months ago. I like FBA so I didn’t have to store anything. But since then I haven’t listed anything. I know people do a lot of normal everyday items on amazon but I just don’t have time to learn something new. But an extra source of income would be good. Maybe I should look into it more.

    1. Hi Veronica. It’s funny, cause I don’t do the FBA..might look into it soon as I like being able to send one large shipment and not have to worry about inventory. But selling on there is so simple. If you have an account. Just look up the item you are selling and there is a button that says “Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon” It will show you what others are selling if for..you input condition of item and price. That is all. Super easy, but another outlet that puts your item in front of millions of people. It definitely has added to my bottom line! 🙂

    1. I don’t think he’d continue pitching things out if he realized how much money you could make by selling it instead. It’s like throwing $ into the garbage. I hope you can at least donate the stuff to charities or thrifts so that others can use it. Selling the stuff helps put $ into your pocket and helps the environment! 🙂

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

    1. Hi Kristia. This is how a lot of people get started with Ebay and Amazon..just trying to get rid of stuff that has accumulated around the house. It’s a great way to purge and make a little money. Some people do this to fund their yearly vacations, make a big item purchase or (like me) to help in becoming debt free! 🙂

    1. Hi Diann, I actually have been selling on Amazon for longer than Ebay. Simply because I was a book lover and would buy and sell on Amazon. It wasn’t until a year ago that I got into some serious Ebay selling. But do Amazon as well. Thanks for stopping by and for hosting TTF! 🙂

  2. Great blog!
    I’m finding that both eBay and Amazon have their advantages for certain items. The exact same items can go for nearly double on one site or the other.

    Amazon is much easier, but with eBay auctions there is the chance for a bidding frenzy and getting much more money than expected. Basically the opposite of when two aggressive Amazon merchants “price-war” me out of sales and profit margins.

    1. Hi Peter, thanks so much for stopping by. I totally agree with you and that’s why I always check selling histories on Ebay and prices on Amazon.

      Interesting about the Ebay Auctions…I tend not to list much with auctions..once in a while I will if I don’t have a idea what an item is worth, but will always start bidding with a price that I will be happy to accept if there is only one bidder.

      I know some people do really well with auctions, like Meinard from http://www.thriftstorereseller.com/. But I just feel more comfortable with a BIN. I have been thinking more and more about auctions though. So thank you for your input.

  3. If Amazon says that you can only sell new clothing items how are you able to list your ties that are not new? Thank You

    1. Not sure. Maybe ties are exempt? At the time, I checked both ebay and amazon and noticed that used ones were selling on amazon too. So I listed mine and sold it right away. That was my first time selling a tie on Amazon.

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