I’ve written before about selling on Amazon, and how it’s my favorite way to sell used items like books, video games, and DVDs. Not everything is worth listing, but one thing that’s great about Amazon is that it’s pretty much a “list and forget it” kind of thing. If an item sells, Amazon will send you an email, but unless and until that happens, you don’t really need to think about it.
However . . . I’d noticed that it had been a long time since I’d sold anything at Amazon. So a couple of weeks ago, I went through the two grocery bags where I kept the items listed for sale at Amazon and checked the listings. Many of the items were no longer worth selling – there were too many similar items, so the price had dropped considerably since I’d created my listing. I deleted those listings and moved the items to my pile of things to donate.
For most of the remaining items, I had to drop the price to bring it in line with other sellers’ prices that had been posted since I’d last checked. I also updated a couple of listings with more detail about the condition of the item.
The effort has paid off. In the couple of weeks since the update, I’ve sold half a dozen items and keep having to go to the post office – adding about $50 to my savings account in the meantime.