Making money selling weird things on Amazon. Like…. board games?
In this post:
- Announcing another free bonus going live Sunday night.
- Interview: Reselling board games on Amazon.
- Drum roll to the Sunday night launch!
I’m a huge fan of selling weird, oddball things on Amazon. Everything from Rolling Stones mugs to cassette tapes. Somehow, as much as I test the limits of “weird and obscure”, (almost) everything sells.
With the release of Blindspot Profits on Sunday night, I wanted to bring in a man who wrote the book on one slice of the “weird and obscure pie”. I’m talking about reselling used board games on Amazon.
Back to that in a minute. First, another announcement:
Condition Hacking: Every Trick in the Book for Increasing the Value of your Books & Media
In addition to Social Sourcing Secrets (covered here on Wednesday), there is a second free bonus: Condition Hacking.
Did you know there is a cure for damaged books?
I call it condition hacking.
Here are two facts:
1. Prices being equal, most buyers will buy the book in better condition.
2. Damaged books will get you bad feedback, lower prices, and a lot can’t be sold on Amazon at all.
There is a solution: Condition hacking.
For a long time I thought heavily damaged books were just something I had to live with.
Then I discovered a source that brought me hundreds of profitable – but heavily damaged – books each month.
Suddenly I had a major incentive to repair damaged books.
I set up a book repair lab in the corner of my office. I performed experiments. I studied antiquarian book collector guides. I watched You Tube videos. And I began bringing dead or damaged books back to life.
The result? A lot more money.
In condition hacking, you’ll learn how to fix the following damage that plagues the inventory of any bookseller
1. How to remove library stamps
2. How to remove White Out
3. How to remove remainder marks
4. Erasing folds to pages
…and 38 more tricks for repairing damaged books and media so you can get the most possible profits.
Condition Hacking also includes two bonus chapters:
1. The science of library book repair (With these tricks, on one will know your book ever came from a library)
2. Five tricks to increase the value of CDs & DVDs.
43 hardcore condition hacks.
No stories. Just rapid-fire tactics to increase the value of your books and media.
- 48 pages
- 14,600 words
You’re going to hate me, but this also goes away on Friday night at midnight. And again, if I ever bring these bonuses back, it won’t be soon, and they won’t be free.
Bookmark this link and come back Sunday night at midnight.
Interview: A conversation on selling a really weird thing on Amazon
Stephen Smotherman is the man behind Full Time FBA, and the author of The Reseller’s Guide to Board Games. To get deeper into “blindspot profits” and reselling things other sellers miss – I’m posting an interview I did with Stephen to get into this subject fully.
The power of one really cool blindspot
As much as I’ve been talking about Blindspot Profits, I’ve been very mysterious about just what any of the blindspots are.
Spoiler alert: Of the 20 blindspots I cover in Blindspot Profits, board games are #8.
One of my missions with Blindspot Profits was to show you the hidden profit that exists in places you already source inventory anyway. While certain things might be “blindspots,” I’m not sending you to factories in China or some weird source that doesn’t even exist in your town. Much better to give you 20 things you can start making money with right now.
Although the book doesn’t go live until Sunday night at midnight, you can watch this video right away.
Here it is: An interview on reselling board games with Stephen Smotherman, author of The Resller’s Guide to Board Games. (And don’t miss some crucial info after the video below).
(The glitch at the beginning is remedied about 10 seconds in, so don’t freak out.)
My first new books in six months goes live on Sunday night at midnight. And there’s three of them.
Facts you should know for the Sunday night launch:
This offer is only good for five days. On Friday night at midnight, Social Sourcing Secrets & Condition Hacking vanish, and only Blindspot Profits will remain (and at the same price).
Blindspot Profits: Cashing in on Overlooked Items Every Seller Misses, and the Hidden Fortune all Around You (110 pages)
Social Sourcing Secrets: The Amazon Seller’s Playbook to Getting Tons of Inventory Just for Asking (50 pages).
Condition Hacking: Every Trick in the Book for Increasing the Value of Your Books and Media (48 pages)
Bookmark this link and be there on Sunday night at midnight. That’s when I flip the switch and the offer goes live.
I’ll see you over there.