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Wondering if anyone sells on Amazon?
« on: December 03, 2012, 07:01:02 PM »
Not me, but I look stuff up there for pricing purposes and information on the item I want to sell on eBay. 

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Re: Wondering if anyone sells on Amazon?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2012, 09:39:51 AM »
Yes, moving more inventory to Amazon from Ebay everyday.

Re: Wondering if anyone sells on Amazon?
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2012, 11:30:04 PM »
I used to sell books but stopped. They charged too much commission.

Re: Wondering if anyone sells on Amazon?
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2012, 01:07:16 PM »
IMO eBay is better, but it's a decent oulet.  It is a great place to get rid of books (especially school books) - but as mentioned above, their fees are high.  Also, watch out for selling limits  if you aren't a "power seller" or whatever Amazon calls it, you will get dinged with tax paperwork after 50 sales (or some number like that). 

I have a friend who does Amazon full-time, sending all his stuff to them for the "Fulfilment By Amazon" - he claims to just sit back and watch the $$$ roll in.    (Of course, after the healthy shipping charge he incurs for initially sending in his inventory).

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Re: Wondering if anyone sells on Amazon?
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2012, 07:52:52 PM »
Amazon is much more expensive to sell on than eBay. So no, I do not sell on Amazon.

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Re: Wondering if anyone sells on Amazon?
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2013, 04:17:21 PM »
I havn't been on amazon in a while but I was under the impression amazon wasn't more expensive than ebay after considering fvf fees plus paypal fees plus shipping where as with amazon its basically just one fee.

as for amazon ive never had much luck on there even when im the cheapest price. i think people go to regular sellers. im surprised by how often when i recoemmend a product on my blogs or sites people always ask me specifically which seller i bought from. i think most people on amazon have a lot of one product where as most of us have one off products one flashlight, one of this, one of that.

one other thing i dont like if you dont go with the paid amazon seller plan your arent allowed to truly list your own products only basically copy other existing listings.

Re: Wondering if anyone sells on Amazon?
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2013, 06:11:37 PM »
Amazon is much more costly than ebay. I only use Amazon to sell certain products. Electronics, computer software, and smaller household appliances seem to go quicker than on ebay. The thing I do like about Amazon is you don't pay until your item sells.

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Re: Wondering if anyone sells on Amazon?
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2013, 10:11:06 AM »
I have sold a few small appliances or tools on amazon and lots of books. Oh, and cd's and dvd's also. The commission is high but worth it to me. I don't have a store front or do flea markets, mostly just ebay and craigslist. Whenever I get a unit with books I check what is the lowest they are selling on Amazon for and list everything over about $8 and give the rest to the Goodwill. (After fees it's just not worth your time to sell anything cheaper on Amazon)  Very occasionally I might list some on Ebay but only if it is something unique. Yes you can't make up your own ads and only can just list items like existing ones on Amazon and you have to be really careful to describe your item's condition accurately and make sure it is in fact the same as the ad you are listing under (ie same year or binding type). But on the plus side you don't have to take and upload pictures or write the ad. Your item stays listed until it sells so you never have to relist it. You pay no fees unless it does sell. When it does sell Amazon just takes it's share from the payment. Amazon collects the money and deposits it into your checking account every two weeks. As far as taxes go they don't 1099 you unless you make $20,000 (I think). Pretty sure it's the same as paypal. I could be wrong about that amount but I'm pretty sure it's accurate. And really if you sell $20,000 on Amazon and don't expect to pay any taxes well.....I got a storage unit last May that produced tons of books. To date I have made over $1100.00 just in books sold on Amazon from that unit. Thats profit after Amazon fees. I still have a bookcase about half full of books from that unit. A tall skinny one (also found in that unit) that doesn't take up much space. Every now and then I get an email from Amazon telling me one sold and to ship it. It's petering out to only one every week or two at this point but we still laugh every time one sells and call that unit "the gift that keeps on giving". The only upkeep at all is I occasionally check my 'inventory' on Amazon and adjust prices of anything where I am not the lowest price listed and it they have dropped below my $8.00 threshold I delete them and get rid of them.


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Re: Wondering if anyone sells on Amazon?
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2013, 11:29:12 AM »
I have on their half-priced store for Textbooks. Harder to move textbooks on eBay than on Amazon.

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Re: Wondering if anyone sells on Amazon?
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2013, 01:04:24 PM »
Harder to move textbooks on eBay than on Amazon.

That's why you go to half.com to sell books. It's owned by eBay and it's still tied to your PayPal an eBay accounts.


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