Advantages Sell loads of used items and buy some new.
Disadvantages Not every item makes a profit
Five years ago I started university. I enrolled on a teacher training course, the hardest part was finding affordable books. Forget the snotty noses, loud children or lobbed pencils, a book under £20 was unheard of, well until I discovered Amazon Marketplace. I spent many days trawling my local bookshop and internet sites. I even stumbled across Ebay, the prices were good but I could never get the book I wanted.I was fairly new to internet shopping and was not keen on trying it. I returned home from uni one day with a long list of books I needed to buy. A mate of mine mentioned Amazon.co.uk so I signed up. I was unsure of the whole thing at first and buying online was a new concept. My Visa Electron card was useless on most sites but worked on Amazon so I bought several books.
They arrived a few days later, well packaged and in pristine condition. I was a little disappointed however as I had spent quite a lot and had wanted secondhand books at a fraction of the price. I spent a few weeks discovering Amazon and stumbled across Amazon Marketplace. The concept of buying from private sellers was a little alien to me and I considered it to be more of a carboot sale based on mutual trust. My experiences however were very positive and the transaction we without any problems.SO WHAT IS AMAZON MARKET PLACE?
Amazon Marketplace basically gives you the opportunity to buy and sell new, secondhand or refurbished goods. If they are listed on the site then it's easy to list your own product.HOW DOES IT WORK?
If you wish to buy an item from Amazon Marketplace the small link titled 'New and Used' will take you to the items listed by MarketPlace sellers. Items listed by Amazon.co.uk are brand new but if you want to get a good deal and you search under the link 'New and Used' you can find the items at a fraction of the price. I have found this most useful when buying books for my own personal use, as I do not care so much about the quality.If you wish to sell an item, its as simple as buying. A simple search will bring up all the items listed on Amazon.co.uk. You have to choose the item that best matched your own and list yours under that item. It will then stay on the site for 60 days. If within this time your item is sold, then you will receive an email telling you this. If your item does not sell you can re-list it on the site.
Like Ebay there is a ratings system so if a seller has poor feedback I can avoid them and not risk losing my money.I am almost always able to find items I require on Amazon and part of this is due to the excellent links made from Google. I can't say that my thoughts are "look at Mazon" when I need something but somehow links from search engines always takes me there.
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