…which is how it started, before it took over the free world. But I digress.
I’ve got a few hundred used books in varying conditions. Hardback and paperback. Visits to used bookstores yield precious little in sales because they want a)Only titles they lack and b) Perfect conditions.
I figured I’d look at Amazon. I find that I am looking at .99 cents charge per sale + [url=“https://sell.amazon.com/pricing.html?ref_=azus_soa_sd_pricing_lm&ld=AZUSSOA-yaflyout#referral-fees”]15% + 1.80 closing fee[/url] per book sold*. So. I've got a paperback. Figured I'd post it for 4.00. That comes to 3.39 in fees alone. Add in the cost of a #2 padded mailer and I'm completely fucked. Forget my time. I cannot see charging 6.50 or 7.00 for a used paperback + Shipping. Who the hell would PAY that? Not me. As an example, I have sitting here a gently used copy of "Water For Elephants", by Sara Gruen. I peruse Amazon and find many copies for sale around 1.03 + 3.99 shipping. Now, customer pays shipping. Out of the 1.03 I pay the above fees and find myself with 2.89 in fees to sell a book for 1.03.
Near as I can tell, Amazon has priced themselves out of the used books market.
Do you sell books there? How? What am I missing here?? And if not on Amazon, where can I post titles for sale where I can do even .50 per book better than breaking even??
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