This has been a week of juggling a few things online. My daughter wanted to sell some textbooks (the ones the bookstore wouldn’t buy back) on Amazon, so I now have an account to do that. Out of the three she wanted to sell, two have been shipped already, so I am pretty happy about that. Amazon has an amazingly organized system. You list your books for free, and when something sells, Amazon takes their fee (a fairly complicated system they spell out on their site), plus they collect a shipping fee from the buyer that will go to you once the transaction is complete. Basically, the two books I sold went for a total of $24.00. The Amazon fee was $8.28 and they collected $7.98 ($3.99 x 2) for shipping from the customers. Once I figure in my actual shipping cost (around $2.60 each), I expect to realize $18.50 from the sale of the two books. I found the fees to be kind of high, but it is hard to beat the audience the site has, and with the text book season being limited, I don’t mind paying it.
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