Last year, I had the thought of selling books pop up in my mind, but it's one of those niches that I dabbled in, but never fully embraced. All that is starting to change for me.
About 2 months ago while shopping at the GW outlet, I started coming across a few youth sci-fi books. I started pulling them out of the bin until I had close to 40. Doing a quick search on my phone, I figured it wouldn't be a big loss if they didn't do well. I listed them in my store and they sold within 2 weeks for my BIN price. Since then I've started collection of books that I seem to come across often. Once I get around 10, I list them. However, I have listed smaller lots of readers and still had good luck with them. I have yet to list a lot of books that don't sell within the first few weeks of listing.
Most of my books come from the GW outlet which is already a decent discounted rate. Recently, while shopping at a new thrift store I found a large set of youth chaper books. I contemplated whether I was going to ask if they would give me a deal since I was buying so many books. The store is ran by a homeless shelter, so the money obviously goes towards a good cause. As I was gathering my books up, a lady came into the store and asked the clerk where the other guy was. She then asked him if he was going to cut her some deals like the other gentlemen does. That was music to my ears. I gathered my pile of books up and walked up to the front. I said, I heard you like to give deals and I want all these books. He added them up, my total was $12, he offered them to me for $7. I came home, listed them and they sold in a little over a week and I cleared $100 after my investment, fees, and shipping cost. The moral of this story is not to be afraid or hesitant to ask for deals when buying in bulk.
What is your experience with selling books?