At various points, I’ve made some dumb DVD buying decisions. Sure, the movies I bought were good ones. But they weren’t the kind I was going to watch more than a few times. I’ve also bought a number that I really enjoy and watch periodically.
Again, this is about knowing yourself. I’m trying to learn before I buy (and I only buy rarely anyway).
I was looking through my DVD shelf and found a few movies I’m likely to never watch again. So I decided to recoup a little bit of the cost and sell them on Amazon.com. They’re in great condition.
But here’s the thing—while some were going for a decent price, others were listed around $2 or $3. The buyer would have to pay $2.98 shipping, but Amazon would also take a cut. At the end, I’d get maybe a couple bucks. And there’s the annoyance of going to the post office.
Two were going for $5 and $8 on the low ends, so I decided to follow through with them. It still won’t bring in much, but I might actually get $4 and $6 for them. The time taken up to list was about 2 minutes. Hopefully I can incorporate the post-office visit(s) with some of my errands if they sell.
Do any of you sell casually on Amazon? I’ve put up a few items before. The thing is, though, that unless you’re selling a lot of little items which add up, most things you can sell aren’t worth it.
What are your cut-off points for profit?
Fortunately, I’m not really losing by having them on the shelf. Even if they don’t sell, the money spent was in the past. We have plenty of space and they’re good movies. I have taste, I’m just still learning what I’ll want to watch again and again and what I should just rent or borrow from the library.