How To Flip Used Books on Amazon for Huge Profits - Not the usual method

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Thanks for this thread - I'm afraid you just got yourself a UK competitor! Giving it a try now. I have a tendency to buy cheap text books in charity shops and on ebay as I like learning new things in all sorts of fields, so I have a stash to try this on.

Quick question in terms of buying books. Do you ever buy a text book in an old edition (for instance buying 3rd ed text book when there is a 4th ed out) or is this just a waste of money?

I know it will vary book to book, just wondered if you had a rule of thumb here.

Welcome to the party :) Well done for taking the action and trying this. Trust me you'll love this.

Regardless of the edition I just go with the data I get from scanning the book. Older editions sometimes cost more than newer editions. There is just no way of knowing until you scan it and see. Sometimes there is info in older editions that isn't in newer editions or it could be that a buyer needs the info that was relative at the time when that edition was published.

This game is full of wonderful surprises :)

Enjoy it,

Shez
 
Welcome to the party :) Well done for taking the action and trying this. Trust me you'll love this.

Regardless of the edition I just go with the data I get from scanning the book. Older editions sometimes cost more than newer editions. There is just no way of knowing until you scan it and see. Sometimes there is info in older editions that isn't in newer editions or it could be that a buyer needs the info that was relative at the time when that edition was published.

This game is full of wonderful surprises :)

Enjoy it,

Shez

Good man and thanks for the tip!

Just been going through my old text books. Have about a dozen or so that would fit the bill (well, a few more but the others I've been meaning to reread/haven't read yet).

Also just bought a few possibles on ebay.

Can't wait to see how this pans out. Will be checking out some local charity stores next weekend (work far too long hours in central London for me to check out mid week)
 
This is one of the best Methods I've ever seen on BHW! It's simple, interesting, and doesn't take a technological genius to go through 25 steps,
and hope you're doing every one of them exactly right! This method is something I already do...buy tons of used books! I know where to buy and how much to pay. The rest I can learn. Just want to say how much I appreciate what you did by sharing this! It's going to make a huge difference to us. From one Brit to another, thanks was given, but I'm in the U.S. now, so no worries about more competition! Best to you!
 
Shez, Just wondered if there's a way to order books from Ebay with free shipping, and have them forwarded to Amazon under your
name? Now that would save a step and be a nice little twist!
 
LOVE this idea, thanks for the share! I'm going to see what books I can get my hands on in the next few days and start working on this method myself :D
 
One thing I'm puzzled about, the title says not the usual method.

Well what is the usual method? I mean without sound too much like an arsehole, what makes this idea of selling used books on Amazon fba unique? Isn't it already common knowledge?
 
Great post OP, ..I have a couple of questions

1. What other products does this work for?

2. if it works for other products then do the FBA products get shown first to prime customers too (like books)

cheers
 
You should charge the seller of that ebay book commission for getting them traffic :)

what are the main conditions for stock holding at amazon? I think you said they allow up to 5000 units. Is that of a variety of products that qualify for FBA? And what's the maximum time they ho;d the items and once that period expires what happens?
 
Thanks for the clarification


That puts things into context for my situation. See i have some 500 or so products (of 2 lines) lying around from a side business that i thought i would consider sending to Amazon for FBA. They are not exactly a hot seller, just items that sell from time to time, so i am thinking if they hang around for too long then i could get stung for that charge you just mentioned, unless i end up destroyin em. I read somewhere that they charge for destroying too! So i guess it is probably NOT a no brainer to get rid of "excess" stock using FBA.

To be honest I guess it depends on what it is and how fast it sells. If you want you can PM me with the details and I'll try to give you an idea on how well the sell over a 12 month period. What is said in PM stays strictly private.

Thanks,

Shez
 
So how can you tell if they sell or not over a year? See it's easy to tell on ebay, just check completed sales and one, what about Amazon. I have never sold there and haven't really looked into it yet

cheers again man

To be honest I guess it depends on what it is and how fast it sells. If you want you can PM me with the details and I'll try to give you an idea on how well the sell over a 12 month period. What is said in PM stays strictly private.

Thanks,

Shez
 
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