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Selling books - Amazon or E-bay?

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purpleturtle Thu 05-May-05 15:45:50

I think I'm going to need to part with my beloved collection of fiction paperbacks. I'd like to get a little bit of money back on them, otherwise I'd just donate them to the local charity shops.

Would you sell them through Amazon or E-bay?

purpleturtle Thu 05-May-05 16:21:21


Munchkinola Thu 05-May-05 16:23:01

There was a thread on this a while back. Let me see if I can find it.

purpleturtle Thu 05-May-05 16:23:52

Thank you! <am I going to get in trouble with Cod now?>

Munchkinola Thu 05-May-05 16:31:57

Nope, either I have been dreaming about mumsnet and imagined it or it's disappeared. Hope someone else can find it. The title was almost identical to this one.


purpleturtle Thu 05-May-05 16:35:35

I thought MN was going to save me from making my own decision. Might have to do the research myself.

Munchkinola Thu 05-May-05 16:37:38

There is some info on various threads on here. search for amazon and see if they have what you need. just cant find the one I SWEAR I saw.

purpleturtle Thu 05-May-05 16:38:59

OK, thank you . 4 yr old dd is kicking me off the pc for now to play on the CBeebies site!

purpleturtle Thu 05-May-05 18:17:45

Look! I found one! Is this the one you were thinking of? I think Amazon might be the easiest way for me to do it - but they do seem to charge a fair bit per item.

baka Thu 05-May-05 18:25:01

amazon- you pay more per sale, but don't have to pay if it doesn't sell and you get more per book- and they give you loads towards postage. I've sold loads on Amanzon (I sell stuff on ebay as well- but for books Amazon). They have to be in quite good nick though.

purpleturtle Thu 05-May-05 18:26:19

THanks, Baka. i've just set up a seller account with Amazon. just have to start hauling piles of books out now (and sort out the ones we definitely want to keep )

Munchkinola Thu 05-May-05 18:53:26

Glad you found it. It still isn't the one I thought I saw but plenty of info on there

joash Thu 05-May-05 19:01:49

ditto - I sell loads of books on amazon and am very happy with the numbers of buyers that I get. Only ever had one non-payer and amazon do all the necessary stuff to deal with such problems if they do arise - the seller never sends the book until confirmation comes from amazon - great system.

beansprout Thu 05-May-05 19:05:19

I've sold a lot on Amazon and would recommend it.

purpleturtle Sat 07-May-05 15:16:45

Well I've sold 3 in the first 24 hours! Won't have made much money, but anything is more than the charity shops.

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