48 responses

  1. Dave@50plusfinance
    May 1, 2011

    I never realized it was so much easier to sell on Amazon. It’s such a hassle to sell on Ebay I always put it off. I will try Amazon. Thanks for the post.

    • moneycone
      May 1, 2011

      I used to sell on eBay before Amazon opened up! It’s been ages since I visited eBay.

      If you have any questions, feel free to ask Dave! It really is very simple to sell on Amazon!

      • Maggie@SquarePennies
        July 15, 2011

        Thanks for detailing the process for us! I’ve been putting off selling some items on ebay because I’ve heard they charge so many fees. Do you think you make more profit via Amazon? It does sound easier!

  2. retirebyforty
    May 1, 2011

    That’s interesting. I usually sell on Craigslist these days, but that has it’s own problems. The buyers are very flaky. :)
    I’ll keep Amazon in mind the next time I need to sell something online. Thx!

    • moneycone
      May 1, 2011

      So true RB40! Some ‘potential’ buyers take your time for granted in Craigslist!

      If the item is of the haul-away variety, I use Craigslist. But if it can be shipped, Amazon Marketplace is my first choice!

  3. Robert @ The College Investor
    May 1, 2011

    Great post! I love selling a lot of things on Amazon, especially books, CDs, and DVDs. It is so quick and easy!

    • moneycone
      May 1, 2011

      You said it right Robert – quick and easy!

    • kaal
      September 12, 2011

      A friend of mine has hundreds of dvds. His wife used to work at Blockbuster. Sounds like we should put our heads together and put them on amazon. thanks, any tips. we’ll price them right, but how do people find us?

      thank you, kaal

  4. Spruce Up Your Finances
    May 1, 2011

    Very informative post. From time to time, I buy items at Amazon.com because the prices are much cheaper than the ones sold with the retail stores. They provide free shipping when you meet the minimum.

    I have not tried selling anything online at any online stores such as eBay, Amazon.com or Craigslist. I guessed, I just do not want to deal with selling anything yet. Most of the stuff that we do not need are either donated to an organization or to someone I know who needs them. But selling at Amazon.com would definitely be a great option if ever I decided to sell something.

    • moneycone
      May 1, 2011

      You should give it a try! Start with eBay, then CL and then Amazon – you’ll appreciate Amazon more!!

  5. everyday tips
    May 2, 2011

    I sell on Amazon all the time, and I was actually going to write a post about it. I sell a lot of books, and one thing that seems to make mine sell over others is I list that the item is from a smoke-free home. (which is very important for books.)

    I don’t know about other items, but if you are a certain type of seller with Amazon (not sure the details), you can list books that are not already for sale. You upload your own picture for the item.

    Feedback is incredibly important with Amazon. One negative can really hurt a small seller so you really need to offer exemplary service.

    Great post moneycone!

    • MoneyCone
      May 2, 2011

      Thanks for the tip on books from smoke-free homes ET!

      You can list unlisted books if you are a pro seller which involves monthly fees.

      For individual sellers, I don’t think Amazon provides this option. I’ll update the post to make that clear. Thanks for the info!

      You are absolutely right about feedback! Especially for more expensive items, a good feedback is key.

  6. Jessica07
    May 2, 2011

    That was a very helpful post. I don’t know why it’s never occurred to me to sell on Amazon. That is definitely going to change in the future!!! :)

    • moneycone
      May 2, 2011

      Glad it is helpful Jessica!

  7. DIY Investor
    May 2, 2011

    I’ve never tried Amazon but I definitely will now. Great instructions.

    • moneycone
      May 2, 2011

      Thanks DIY!

  8. Money Reasons
    May 2, 2011

    Great write-up! I’ve seen used stuff being sold on Amazon, but I never tried to sell via that channel.

    Since readying your article, I just might give it a try in the future though!

    • moneycone
      May 2, 2011

      Let me know how it goes!

  9. Dana
    May 2, 2011

    I have aware about selling via amazon after see the sell here button. However, I have no clue about how I utilize it and now, thanks to this article, I have knew.

    • moneycone
      May 2, 2011

      Glad you like it Dana!

  10. 101 Centavos
    May 3, 2011

    Excellent post, MC. I’ve done EBay, and I find it’s a bother listing the items. I’m going to give Amazon a try for some of the better books I have.

    • MoneyCone
      May 3, 2011

      If you are used to eBay, you’ll find selling on Amazon a breeze, 101C!

  11. Barb Friedberg
    May 3, 2011

    This is just what I needed, clear cut info and a kick in the pants :) I think I can do this! Thanks I’m printing it out! And sticking it in my next round up.

    • MoneyCone
      May 3, 2011

      Thanks Barb! Glad you find the post useful!

  12. LaTisha @FSYAonline
    May 3, 2011

    I never noticed the A to Z thing, I mean I did, but I guess I never put two and two together. As far as selling on Amazon, great guide! I actually prefer it to eBay when I have time to get the highest price for my item. Especially since if you undercut by a penny you will show up as the lowest price and buyers will take that penny difference. I also like that they changed their payment procedure so that now I can pus deposits into my checking account whenever I’m ready not on a two week basis like they had it before.

    • MoneyCone
      May 4, 2011

      eBay has some staunch defenders! ;) Good to know LaTisha!

  13. Untemplater
    May 4, 2011

    Awesome walk through. I’ve bought from individual sellers on Amazon in the past and didn’t have any problems with the products. I haven’t sold anything myself before because I usually just take things to Goodwill. I’ll have to give this a try next time I declutter!

    • MoneyCone
      May 4, 2011

      Once you do, please share your experience Untemplater!

  14. Car Negotiation Coach
    May 4, 2011

    Moneycone, I can’t believe I’ve never thought of selling on Amazon….I’ve just always defaulted to Ebay and Craigslist…..but the auto-listing seems a heck of a lot easier. I’m actually going through a major effort at the moment to sell a lot of used junk around the house so I’m definitley going to pick out some items to list on Amazon.

    On a separate note, I love the detail you provide in all your posts….if you ever feel like guest posting on my site, drop me a line.

    • MoneyCone
      May 4, 2011

      Why, thank you CNC!

      You should give Amazon a try! Won’t be disappointed!

  15. Jurrell Kemp
    May 4, 2011

    Great tutorial I was looking for a way to get rid of some this stuff I got but I have heard so many bad things about ebay that I ruled things of that nature out and stuck to affiliate product only. But this post for some reason make me want to give it a run with amazon thanks.

    • moneycone
      May 4, 2011

      eBay involves a lot of work before listing an item in my opinion. I prefer Amazon since all I need to do is enter the item’s condition and price. No listing fees and I can list as many times I like.

      If an item is sold, the money is deposited directly to your bank account. Unlike eBay no PayPal as an intermediary.

  16. Buck Inspire
    May 4, 2011

    Great step by step Amazon How To. I need to sell some junk myself. Will have to give this a try. Have you considered writing a book? Your How To articles are top notch!

    • moneycone
      May 4, 2011

      Thanks Buck! I have too short an attention span to write a book!

  17. optionsdude
    May 4, 2011

    Incredibly informative. I have never sold anything online but it sounds like Amazon will be the place to go should I decide to do that. I am almost motivated to clean my closet as a result of this post.

    • moneycone
      May 5, 2011

      Thanks OH!

  18. Hunter
    May 5, 2011

    Tis may seem odd, but I have never even considered Amazon to sell personal items. I use craigslist, then ebay. This post has just opened my eyes to a bigger marketplace.

    • moneycone
      May 5, 2011

      You’ll be surprised how quickly some of the stuff sells out!

  19. The Saved Quarter
    May 6, 2011

    Wow, I hadn’t thought of selling items on Amazon! I’ll definitely try that! Thanks for the instruction.

    • MoneyCone
      May 6, 2011

      You’re welcome!

  20. Jacob @ My Personal Finance Journey
    May 8, 2011

    I typically find that Amazon is much better for buyers, and eBay is better for sellers. I sold a few things off of Amazon, but the commissions were so high, that I barely made any money at all.

    • MoneyCone
      May 9, 2011

      True. I like the convenience of listing the item and forgetting that Amazon allows.

  21. Marie
    May 10, 2011

    I love to buy from Amazon. Now that you have listed the tasks for selling out I will be trying that as well!

    • moneycone
      May 10, 2011

      Glad this post is helpful Marie!

  22. Forest
    June 15, 2011

    Really cool post. I have seen used stuff on Amazon but never thought of using it like Ebay.

  23. salami
    June 16, 2011

    Hello all,
    I need some help from experts here..

    The final stage of the selling process where you put up account details n phone number.

    I need someone to tell me exactly how to input a UK phone number..

    number: and ext:

    This is where i have been stuck cos it says invalid mobile number.. i need this asap

    Thanks

  24. Dave P.
    October 16, 2014

    Good Work – a pleasant overview. Do you have more? The unpleasant side also? There’s a ton more to it, in fact, I believe Amazon is reluctant to publish a comprehensive manual instead of tidbit pages.

    New & will be testing Amazon. Prefer to learn prior to otherwise mistakes.

    E-bAy will smash a seller and only offers empty & false safeguards to protect sellers from unreasonable buyers. Does Amazon make a seller accept financial, psychological, and storefront losses based on a buyers whimsical box check-marking?

Leave a Reply

 

 

 

Back to top
mobile desktop