In the last Barnes & Noble arbitrage post, I told the story of buying a $900 book for $30. My latest B&N hustle is even more interesting. I purchased the second edition of a rather technical book at B&N recently for $50. For whatever reason, I searched the title on Amazon later that night and […]
I’ve had inconsistent but regular success sourcing Barnes & Noble’s discounted book section for titles I can flip for a profit (although not so consistent that I’d be unwilling to broadcast this fact to a worldwide audience. Realistically, you probably won’t make much money off this.) Every once in a while, there’s a stack of […]
This week I answered a Craigslist ad from someone selling “500 CDs for $100”. When I emailed for photos, it looked pretty appetizing: 10 boxes of CDs vaguely classifiable as “indie rock.” At $100, it came to 20 cents per CD. I met the gentleman in a Starbucks parking lot and took the entire lot. […]
Among a lot of other sources, I get some inventory from thrift stores. One reason I’ve been so successful is that I appear to have no competition for used media in this city. I’ve only seen one or two signs that there are others out there shopping at my spots, but they aren’t very good, […]
100% dumpster-sourced inventory. Two hours a night. All sold via Fulfillment by Amazon. $40,000 a year. True story. I’ll be getting a guest post from him and the full story of his operation soon, but in the meantime I’ll give you the thumbnail. This is a case study in some truly innovative sourcing. JJ, as […]
Busy weekend. 400+ books… I’m taking a few days off.