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Temudgin… thank you for all of the great tips! I did get a scale this week. I too love books …. so much that I became a librarian! 🙂
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Hey Liz! (and everyone else) I took everyone’s suggestions/advice… I made suggested tweaks to ALL of my listings and have seen more activity. Also got a postal scale!
Sold 2 books since Monday and have 2 additional auctions being bid on. Thanks again! liz (catmom)
LIZ! thank you so much for all of the tips! I will def. go through my listings and make the suggested changes. Wow…. anyway…it looks like i’m going to need to increase my selling space to a storefront on ebay! Plus clear out a space to store all of the books. Thanks again. Gotta run. Antiques Roadshow is on… hubby is waiting for me. liz (catmom)
Great advice from everyone! Thank you! Sadly, I gave our postal scale to our local charity thrift a couple of years back! lol… I will just have to use my husband’s bicycle scale until i replace it.
Almasty… thank you for putting things into perspective for me. Those numbers you mention are incredible! wow! I cannot believe you have over 10,000 books! where do you store them all?
Now I’m a librarian, but my first career I worked for the Tribune Co. in publishing and we would receive brand new and and advance copies of books and music for reviewing by the truckload. Again, I could have whatever I wanted. I sold on Amazon 10+ years ago and was able to sell new titles almost daily! That definitely skewed my expectations!
thanks to everyone for this great advice! If you were local I would totally buy you all a beer! liz
Wow Sharyn (and everyone else) … thank you for taking the time for such a detailed response! I have seen your posts on books that you have sold and have tried to use your examples for direction. big thanks!
I need to learn how to figure out shipping fees on all of my items. It seems that everyone has an exact amount in their listings. I need to figure that out so I can print out the labels correctly. More research needed on my part! I guess media mail is fairly easy to figure out the cost by weight.
also… I have been watching and reading in the What Sold sections… sort of binge watching them really! lol
I love books too and have an endless supply for free. I will figure prices and stop fussing with them. Also thanks for the info on the PJ Library… didn’t realize they came free… so will adjust the listing on that AND work on my lighting! 🙂
Many thanks! Liz
Jay… thank you! I think I have to really think about a price that works… set it… and keep the postings up for as long as it takes… perhaps occasionally tweaking if necessary.
I will have to raid my seemingly endless supply of stuff around my house to get some more sales.
Ive started stopping at the local thrift stores but the places are filled with dealers walking around on their phones checking prices of everything. I need to learn more before i start purchasing to sell.
Thank you for your response! I have only 3 (100%) feedback scores since my account is new. My lack of feedback hasn’t prevented me from selling other (non-book) items since I provide a lot photos and give as much info as I can. Although the few items I have sold so far have been unique, collectible items.
The books i have listed are a mix of new children’s fiction (in LOTS) and older, collectible, vintage titles. for example… https://www.ebay.com/itm/362532052741 or https://www.ebay.com/itm/362532025969
Anyway, I posted this title https://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Tenement-Tree-by-Kate-Seredy-1959-Hardcover-Collectible-First-Edition/362532030841 as an auction after having it listed for buy it now for $25.99. Much cheaper than other examples. I only found one sold at that price and that one had no dust jacket. There is some activity on this so we’ll see where it ends up.
I guess vintage titles may take longer to sell even if priced appropriately. People need to be looking for them. I am also going to try to add more keywords in my descriptions. Maybe that would help.
Also, THANK YOU for the info about adding tracking to Media mail! I didn’t realize you could add it.
Thank you for your response! Liz
Jay and Ryanne! Thank you so much for this awesome site! It is so informative. I’ve just recently discovered it and have already spent countless hours…. listening, watching, reading and learning! Thanks! Liz01/05/2019 at 6:40 am in reply to: What Sells On eBay: Empty tequila bottle, Turntable, Hat case, Cow Head Bell, Album holder, Magazine rack. #54567
Thanks for the info. I am a librarian and we get books donated daily. Far too many for our little book sale room and volunteers can handle. Sadly, the custodians end up throwing away boxes of older books… we are located in an affluent area and i bet some valuable titles are tossed… anyway, I always keep an eye out for interesting books. I can take whatever I want. Last month I grabbed a box set of Land of Giants off the trash pile. I brought it home because I thought my husband might like the wooden box… but i did a quick search and saw it had some value! It was missing the cardboard outer sleeve but i still got $78 for it! I also picked up a rare Andy Warhol book valued at $400! (i’m keeping it)
Yeah, climate change has really altered our weather here on Long Island… it was 60 degrees on New Years day. Crazy!01/04/2019 at 4:56 pm in reply to: What Sells On eBay: Empty tequila bottle, Turntable, Hat case, Cow Head Bell, Album holder, Magazine rack. #54528
Sharyn and Inglewood… thank you for your detailed responses! Very helpful!
Liz (catmom)01/04/2019 at 7:33 am in reply to: What Sells On eBay: Empty tequila bottle, Turntable, Hat case, Cow Head Bell, Album holder, Magazine rack. #54492
Hello I’m new here! Hope it is ok to ask a question in this thread. also… thank you ALL for sharing information.
I have a question for Steve. What platform did you sell your Betty Crocker cookbook? There are many for sale on ebay for lower prices.
Please advise when you get a chance. And thanks for including your dogs and cat and your gorgeous scenery in your videos! thanks Liz