The Fall book sale season begins this weekend for those of us in the DFW Metroplex. The Friends of the Plano Public Library sale starts on Friday and it is a big one. I’m offering two classes in the next month to help folks take advantage of the upcoming book sale season and make some nice high-margin money. With Amazon’s new $35 minimum for free shipping, you will sell a lot of used books during the holidays as folks pick up something for themselves in order to get free shipping for their gifts.
I love books and sell books every day. They are cheap and yet can be very profitable. They are easily found and stack nicely. The trick is to find the ones that have that wonderful combination of desirability and rarity. I’m not talking about penny books here, I’m talking about books you can sell for $7 and up. My average is $10, just to give you an idea.
I wrote a blog last year about how I work a book sale that you might want to review before heading to your next sale.
If you are wondering where I find sources for books, check out this blog post.
Want to join my class on Friday or in September? click here.
In addition, I will be leading a retail arbitrage class on September 3 in Dallas at a Target near the CES II hotel (for those 300+ of you coming to town for it!) and classes in Austin, San Antonio and Houston later in September. Click here for all those classes.
My classes are small so I can provide lots of individual attention and answer everyone’s questions. Book sales are limited to 6 people and retail arbitrage are limited to 10 so don’t wait too late to sign up.
Next week look for a longer post from me about fixing listing errors. For some reason it is taking me a long time to write it…
Happy hunting my friends!