Monday, 3 January 2011

Selling Books on Ebay

I am a book addict! Specifically books about vampires and werewolves. You know, the kind of thing that is all the rage at the moment. In my amazon account, I tend to preorder the latest paperback release in those series' I like the most. Then I can get my hands on a copy as soon as it is published.

The sheer amount of books I devour means I would have a LOT kicking about the house if I kept them. Last year I got together all the books I didn't want to keep and sold them all on eBay. Now I continue this by listing each book I have read as soon as I have a batch of 4 or 5 to go on in one go.

Not only does this help to keep clutter out of the house, but it means I get some of the money back from the purchase price I originally laid out. Everyone wins!

Books are pretty easy to list on eBay. You don't even have to use your own photograph of the book if you use their system to enter the ISBN number and bring up the details. I prefer to take my own photographs though. It helps to describe the book so that people are clear on the condition. I also make sure I explain the condition in writing too.

My prices on eBay usually always start at 99p since I think that attracts more interest, apart from the fact that it's free to list at 99p or less since I am a private individual. Also, in my opinion, items will tend to find their own correct value provided you have used a decent photo and described it well.

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