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How To Sell Used Books On Ebay

Can I sell slightly used text books on ebay.

I have quite a few text books that i forgot to sell back to the school for credit that are practically new.. can and should i sell them on ebay?

Of course. You can also sell them on Amazon and on the Barnes & Noble website. There’s dozens of other text book buy-back websites as well, but I’m not sure how safe/reputable they are.

How to Sell Stuff on Ebay.

I have a lot of stuff that I bought and really never use and books I want to sell on Ebay? How do you sell stuff and how old do you have to be to do it? Is it free?

You need to create an account an have a major credit card an setup a PayPal acct. for people to pay for your items. Expect to pay to post pics, details, effects on the ad on Ebay, its not free.Now Craigslist.org is free an is alot easier to buy & sell on.

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how to sell things on ebay.

can anyone give me advice on how to start using EBAY. i’ve never sold anything or purchased from ebay before and i’d like to start selling some of my old things. how do i begin to set up an account to sell on? are there any good sites to explain the details? any advice on how to sell most effectively?…

You can go to ebay for a tutorial on how to sell:http://pages.ebay.com/help/newtoebay/get…The basics in getting started can be found via online tutorials and books. But to get to the nitty-gritty:Be honest and accurate in your descriptions – One-sentence descriptions are for lazy sellers. One paragraph should be sufficient for most items. My general guideline is the more expensive (read higher priced) an item, the more you should ‘talk it up.’ It won’t be time wasted. Use lots of adjectives in your descriptions. Adjectives make prose and your items come alive. Without them, prose is dull and your items less appealing. Just add a little ‘sizzle’ and even have a little fun with it. In short, make your descriptions stand out above the crowd.Be professional – use good English with no spelling errorsPICTURES:Including one picture is a MUST, more pictures for higher priced items. Make sure your pictures are clear. There are far too many pictures on ebay that are dark. If prospective buyers can’t see your items clearly, your items, more than likely, will not fetch the closing prices they deserve. To remove darkness, use any photo editor to add some brightness and a wee bit of contrast.Eliminate clutter. Prospective bidders don’t want to know what kind of cereal you eat or what kind of kitchen table or bedspread you have. Use a SOLID backdrop when taking your pictures as you want to focus all of the attention on your item. In short, the one and only thing you want in your picture is the item being sold. A SOLID white or light blue backdrop is best. However, there are certainly items that won’t show well on a light backdrop. In these cases, use a darker backdrop. And for gosh sake, don’t even think of using a plaid blanket as a backdrop for your pictures as I once saw on ebay. You should also crop the photos in your photo editor. Good pictures can add 5% to 10% to final closing prices.GOOD DESCRIPTIONS + GOOD PICTURES = GOOD PRESENTATION. This is what you should strive for.COMMUNICATION:GOOD Communication is a must – Always notify buyers when you mail their items. It is not only a courtesy you would want and expect as a buyer but it is also both good customer service and good business practice. After all, you are the ‘President & CEO’ of your ‘company’ running your business but using ebay as your selling medium. In short, conduct your business so that it reflects well on you as a person. Treat everyone as a human being, not a living being and this includes people who have inquiries about your items, not just your buyers. Prospective buyers making these inquiries could ultimately be the winning bidders and possible repeat customers.TIPS TO MAXIMIZE PROFITS:Do not limit your auctions to one country. SELL WORLDWIDE. The reason is elementary. You now have access to the largest market ebay has to offer. Limiting your auctions to only one country also limits your potential profits. A basic business tenet is, ‘the greater the potential market, the greater the potential to maximize profits.’ But do note in your listing that PayPal is the only form of payment you will accept from overseas bidders/buyers. Through experience, you will learn that there are certain problem countries. Italy seems to be one of them. Mail sent to buyers in Italy very often ‘mysteriously disappears.’ If this is the case, just note in your listing you sell to all countries EXCEPT (name(s) here).However, if you decide to limit sales to only one country, such as the USA, never say NO when you receive an email asking if you would ship to Taiwan, Germany, Australia or wherever. The reason is that you have a ‘FISH ON THE HOOK!’ This person will bid! When he or she does, this may force a previous bidder to enter another, higher bid or force later, first time bidders to come in with higher bids. So always say YES to these emails if you want to maximize your profits. But do say that PayPal is the only form of payment you will accept from these overseas biddersAvoid selling ‘nickel and dime’ items. People who list and sell a steady stream of items that close for $5 or less are wasting their time. Less expensive, similar items ($5 or less) are best sold as a group to save time. If you have a large number of these cheaper, similar items, divide them up into sub lots of three, four or five.More expensive (higher priced), similar items are best sold individually to maximize profits. There are ebay ‘vultures’ who just love to swoop down on similarly grouped items in one listing. When they win these auctions, they turn around and sell the items individually and, in most cases, get one and a half to 2 times and sometimes three times what they paid for them on an average item basis. I know this works. When I had more time (read unemployed), I was one of these ‘vultures.’ This is one of those situations where the parts are worth more than the whole.If you want to do your listings OFFLINE, download the TURBO LISTER program free from ebay. Once you have finished with your listings, you can upload them anytime or schedule a date and time when you want your auctions to start.Lastly, keep in mind that experience is the best teacher. Start off slowly listing only two or three items and see how that goes for you. Once you get your feet wet and gain confidence, start listing more items on a weekly basis. You will soon learn the ins and outs and the dos and don’ts in short order and ultimately settle on a system that works best for you. The more items you list, the more items you will sell, the more $$ you will make and the harder you will work. Nothing in life comes easy and that includes becoming a successful seller at ebay. If you are conscientious and put in a little extra effort, you will do well. If you are lazy or indifferent in selling your items, you won’t. Good luck & happy selling!

How can i sell my books on ebay.

im 19 years old and have never used ebay in my life. i got my books from last semester of college that the book store refused to buy so im trying to sell them. How do i do this? i have a bank account and a debit card, is that all i need to sell my books on ebay? confused to the max, explanation in detail would be nice!

First off I would recommend that you create a Paypal account, it will be the smoothest/easiest way to do your eBay transactions. I think you either link it to your card or your bank account, it is a very secure and fast way to receive your money since it is owned by eBay. Alright as for listing your item on eBay you will need to make an account with them (obviously). After you have created an account I recommend you watch a few tutorial videos from the link I provided below. These will give you a pretty basic understanding of how to list your item. Also since you are selling books you should be able to use a premade listing template based off the product number on the book, this should make things a lot easier on your part because it will basically set everything up for you (the image, a detailed description describing the book, ect.) Anyway I hope I helped out, and best of luck on selling those books 🙂

I need to know how much to sell these books on eBay, can anyone help.

Ok so I have a few books in mint-condition and I was wondering how to sell them on eBay for. The first book for retail price is worth $25, but if I were to sell it how much would it be?Here are the books original prices in order:”The Lucky One” – $25″What Doesn’t Kill You” -…

You need to research what the used books are selling for on sites like www.half.com and www.amazon.comIf you want them to sell, the price has to be around what those sites are selling them for.For example, “What Doesn’t Kill You” hardcover is on Amazon for 18.47 (new) and 9.53 (used).

How to start selling used books on eBay or amazon.

I want to start selling books but I’m not sure how it works with all the shipping and making a profit so does anyone having any idea???

You can charge whatever you want the buyer to pay for shipping on those sites.

How do I sell books on eBay.

I’ve tried to sell a couple books on eBay – but I haven’t sold anything so far. Anyone out there who is familiar with selling on eBay? Are there any tricks that give my books a better chance of being sold? I’m located in Canada – is there anything I can do to make my books more attractive to U.S….

Depends on the type of books. In this instant world, I dont think people read as many books as they used to. Research what is selling in the category you want to sell. Sales are down everywhere.

How do I sell books on ebay.

Hi, I have a few educational books lying around which I really need to sell asap but I’m not sure how ebay works. I’m considering ebay because I’m a frequent buyer on that site. The part that stumps me is how do I ship the books. I’m not too familiar with shipping stuff and have no idea how I would…

First you need to have some boxes handy. I also suggest some bubble wrap. People don’t like getting a book and find out the corners are all dinged up.To use eBay’s shipping calculator you need to know the weight of your book once you have it boxed up along with any packing material. You enter the weight into the section in the shipping part of the form and choose which shipping method you prefer to use. Most books can go Media Mail fairly cheap. This will tell each person who looks at your book how much it will cost to their location.Be aware that a single ounce can make a difference in cost. A book weighing one pound and one ounce must go at the two pound rate. Thus you need an accurate scale to use. Either get a scale or plan on running down to the post office to have them weigh it for you. By the time you spend all that gas money and time you may find it’s better to get your own scale.If your book sells you can send an invoice to the buyer and wait to get paid. Be aware that as a new seller PayPal will put a hold on your payment that can last up to 21 days or until a couple of days after they leave positive feedback. Thus, you will need extra money for shipping out of your pocket.You can use PayPal to print and pay for your label if you wish. You can also just stroll down to your local post office and pay them. ALWAYS get some form of on line tracking like Delivery Confirmation. You must be able to prove they received it, not that you mailed it. If you print your label at PayPal it comes with DC. If you take it to the post office to pay then you have to ask for it, (it costs a little extra over the actual shipping charge).If your books are valuable consider getting insurance. Tracking and insurance protects the seller, not the buyer. Lots of buyers will swear they never got the package in order to try and get it for free or they will claim it was damaged and they want part of their money back or they will open a dispute. Protect yourself as best you can. If a buyer says they didn’t get the package and you didn’t use tracking then you can’t prove they are lieing and they will get their money back.Always have a clear return policy. There is no such thing as no refunds in the real world. Make the buyer pay for return shipping. This will often stop them from bothering especially if they just simply changed their mind about wanting it.The very first thing you should do though is research the books you want to sell. See if they are actually selling on eBay and for how much. Always look at the completed listings to see what they really bring. Many books do very poorly.Describe them VERY well noting anything wrong or any damage. “Good Condition” means different things to different people. Use your own photos. Give a page count, year of publication, first/second edition, etc. Photo both the front and back covers and perhaps a couple of illistrations in the books.Best of luck to you.

How to sell books on ebay.

Forgive the eBay newbie question, but i am trying to sell my Harry Potter books on eBay. I already filled out most of the info I need, however, I am nervous that i am not picking the right shipping method and that i might mess up. Does anyone have a good way to sell my books, maybe someone who has done it before…

Books can be shipped Media Mail which is the cheapest way possible and what most buyers want. However it’s also a good idea to offer a second option such as Priority Mail for those who don’t like to wait.Always include Delivery Confirmation on your packages.To use eBay’s shipping calculator you need to know the exact weight of your package before you fill out the information. Otherwise you are just guessing at how much it will cost. Guessing will cost you sooner or later. One ounce can make a difference in price. A package weighing one pound and one ounce must go at the two pound rate.Depending on how many books you have to sell I would box them all up just like you are ready to ship them and take them to your post office to be weighed. Either that or invest in small digital scale that will weigh up to 25 pounds or more. If you plan on only selling two or three books then forget the scale.

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20 thoughts on “How To Sell Used Books On Ebay

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  2. My daughter reported that she did and to date she has had no hassle. I basically hate to offer my information to human beings the place it may get interior the incorrect arms. i’m particular eBay is risk-free although.

  3. Ebay is great for selling stuff especially household items. Always take pics if you want bidders. You may have to be 18 to use the service im not sure. And you have to have a checking account. As far as your books go i would reccommend selling on Amazon, Ebay charges sellers fees, which aree pretty cheap, but the books dont usally sell quick.ON Amazon you the item is listed until sold and they dont take fees unless the item is sold.

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  7. If you look at your shipping section on the listing you will see there is a max of $4. That is because it goes Media Mail, cheaper than every other method. You should add Priority Mail as a secondary choice for the buyer. It is too heavy for first class. There are some Priority boxes free from Ebay or the post office for small books but you can use any box or envelope with bubble wrap. Dont forget to weigh it. You can either print the label at home using Paypal or take it to post office but there you have to pay 80 cents for delivery tracking.

  8. The shipping cost is pretty simple. All books ship MEDIA MAIL. Take advantage of this. Ebay has set shipping cost ceilings for books, because they also know about media mail and use it against you. For singles books on ebay, charge $3.95 for media mail shipping. This is industry standard. For lots, you can charge up to $6 s&h for x amount of books and up to $10 s&h for xx amt of books. Always max this option out. If the category is wholesale lots 5-10 items and they allow $6, charge $5.95 if you’re selling 6 books or 10 books. If the category is 11-25 books and they allow $10, charge $9.95 whether sending 11 books or 25 books.

  9. My daughter mentioned that she did and up to now she has had no situation. I simply hate to deliver my information to folks in which it would get within the unsuitable palms. I’m definite eBay is reliable although.

  10. The best way to know what to list for is to find these titles from other sellers on Ebay. Almost everything in the world is sold on Ebay through multiple sellers. Books are hard to sell and you can charge no more than $4 for shipping. I cannot comment on their value since I have not heard of any of them.

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  12. Do you mean books which you have written or books which you have offered and prefer to sell on? besides, could desire to or not that is Amazon.Com/Co.uk? i’ve got by no potential relatively been on there so i don’t comprehend in case you could sell your stuff on there yet provide it a attempt besides purely in case 🙂

  13. You need to have paypal and ebay account for selling in ebay. Check with paypal if your debit card is accepted there since they have certain limit like they accept cards of certain banks only. Once paypal is opened then there is not problem with ebay account. You can get some points in the following blogNo it’s not free. Must be 18 and read the tutorial on Ebay for how to sell. You will need a checking account and or a credit card.

  14. and i would buy it.

  15. It usually works out fine for me

  16. There are tips here:Yes…take each book you have. Goto ebay and enter the authors last name and book title. Say the book is “The King in the castle by Joe Blow” Type in King Castle Blow. You’ll see alll the sellers w/ the same book 4 sale. Now click the option “sort by lowest cost 1st (price + S&H)”. Now you’ll see the lowest price you have to compete with and if your particular book is even worth selling. Some hard to find books can fetch good prices. Others are not worth their weight in shipping. Take these worthless books and group them into saleable lots. All sci fi books, all books by Joe Blow, etc. and sell them in books>wholesale lots.I do all the time.love yah! you can do it too!

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