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Old 11-25-15, 03:55 PM
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Tips For Selling On Amazon?

I just put two CDs up for sale on Amazon as an individual seller since they're worth a little more than what places like SecondSpin are offering. I have some more stuff I'd like to put up but I've never done sold on Amazon before, so does anybody have any tips or advice?
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Re: Tips For Selling On Amazon?

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I just put two CDs up for sale on Amazon as an individual seller since they're worth a little more than what places like SecondSpin are offering. I have some more stuff I'd like to put up but I've never done sold on Amazon before, so does anybody have any tips or advice?
It's pretty straight forward but I stopped selling on there, because they wanted a monthly fee to sell.
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Old 11-26-15, 10:21 AM
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It's pretty straight forward but I stopped selling on there, because they wanted a monthly fee to sell.
Yeah, I don't plan on selling 40+ items a month so I didn't go with the "Professional" $40 option.

I will say I'm pissed that I can't sell DVDs through them unless I choose the "professional" option.
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Old 11-26-15, 02:52 PM
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Re: Tips For Selling On Amazon?

I've been selling DVDs on Amazon for a couple years and don't pay a monthly fee.
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Old 11-26-15, 02:57 PM
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I've been selling DVDs on Amazon for a couple years and don't pay a monthly fee.
Do you sell at least 40 a month?
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Old 11-26-15, 04:33 PM
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No, but the OP mentioned that he doesn't plan on selling 40 a month either, but says that he still can't sell DVDs unless he chooses the professional option. that's the part I was confused about.
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Old 11-27-15, 03:04 PM
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No, but the OP mentioned that he doesn't plan on selling 40 a month either, but says that he still can't sell DVDs unless he chooses the professional option. that's the part I was confused about.
I believe it's part of their new rule that started earlier last year or the year before. Anybody selling DVDs/ Blu-Rays before the rule was instated is still allowed to do so. It sucks because I have a few DVDs I was looking to sell, but
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Old 11-28-15, 10:56 PM
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Re: Tips For Selling On Amazon?

Old sellers like me, who don't have the professional account, can only sell DVDs that had an original retail price of $14.99 or under. Everything over that is out of limits for small sellers like me. And even if you try to become a pro seller to sell DVDs, you will have to jump through a lot of hoops to be able to sell anything over $14.99 since they ask where you got the DVDs from and invoices for all of them and then they may let you sell. It's become ridiculous to no end.
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Old 11-30-15, 08:56 AM
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I sold a lot of wrestling DVDs on Amazon back when I was selling and I would get buyers who would tell me they disc was broken inside the case to get there money back. When I would check the tracking numbers the DVDs weren't even delivered yet so I stopped selling on there. Amazon is way to easy to steal from with there return policy for marketplace sellers.
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I sold a lot of wrestling DVDs on Amazon back when I was selling and I would get buyers who would tell me they disc was broken inside the case to get there money back. When I would check the tracking numbers the DVDs weren't even delivered yet so I stopped selling on there. Amazon is way to easy to steal from with there return policy for marketplace sellers.
I had that happen several times, but the buyers lost their cases because they were caught in lies during the email exchanges. Recently, I had one buyer say that his roommate had done the purchase without his authorization and that he wanted his money back. I told him that I would gladly give him the money back if he returned the item in the same condition I sent it. He replied that his roommate had the item and he was kicked out of the house. I told him that unfortunately I couldn't return the money without the item and if he wanted the money, then he needed to resolve the situation with his roommate and the police. He file a claim on Amazon against me and thanks to the emails, he lost the claim immediately.
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I only had one case opened against me on Amazon and it was over a laserdisc that the customer said didn't work but he threw it away so he couldn't return it. I gave him his money back to avoid any problems but he still left me bad feedback.
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Stay far away...you think eBay doesn't care about small time sellers? Amazon is far worse.
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I use to sale in the early days on their auction site. Those were the days. Sold a lot of laser discs & dvds on that site.
http://glinden.blogspot.com/2006/04/...-auctions.html
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I've only had one person try to scam me, a buyer said he ordered a DVD from me but was sent the "wrong one" and he couldn't return it because he "accidentally threw it away". I responded to Amazon saying that I would happily refund the money if he returned the disc, but of course he couldn't. Luckily Amazon ruled in my favor, I think they refunded him themselves (why??) but didn't deduct it from my earnings.

The only thing I don't like about selling on Amazon is that they hold on to your money for a couple weeks before they put it your bank account. I'm used to the instant gratification of having money show up in my Paypal account as soon as I sell something on ebay.
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