Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Frugal Tip: De-clutter and make some money!

The best place to sell your used books, CD's, DVD's and games, according to experts, is, which boasts tens of millions of shoppers seeking new and used items daily. “Media inventory turns over faster here than anywhere else,” says Michael Miller, author of Selling Online 2.0. What sells best? “Textbooks and recently published books,” says Priscilla Welbourn of Mendham, New Jersey, who has sold more than 6,000 (!) books on Amazon since 2005. Titles that have just been made into films, such as Nicholas Sparks’ The Last Song, sell briskly, Welbourn adds. Like eBay, Amazon charges a fee and manages the transaction for you.

Selling Points:
  • Price your book at a penny less than the lowest-priced copy, then check your listing daily to ensure you’re still offering the best value.
  • Be honest about condition. If a DVD is scratched and you say it’s “like new,” your seller rating (a report card from buyers who have purchased your items) will go down.
  • At the post office, send items via “media mail,” which is about half the cost of first-class service.
I know everyone has some old books or DVD's lying around the house that they don't need anymore. Why not clear out the cabinets and make a little cash while you're at it? Click HERE to start selling your stuff!

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