Review of Amazon Online Used Book Store

Store of First Kind

Good Day Friends, I was thinking for quite a long time that we shall have an online place where anyone can sell old /used Books. Most of the time I read a book, 90% of the time I do not read it again.  When I plan to sell them I don’t even get 10% of buying price which I had paid.

Used Book Store
Used Book Store

I have decided to buy my 2nd Kindle Ebook reader, keep in mind I already have the first earlier version of it.  Now with time they have evolved a lot.

Kindle Book
Kindle Book

Coming back to the issue reselling the used books, today morning when I was browsing on the amazon, a new section Used Books caught my eyes. Amazon has recently launched its store to sell used books, what I was waiting for a long time.

Great! So Amazon is the first one to enter the Indian market with this concept.

Buyer Perspective

This service as of now is available in Bangalore only, I believe they are doing it in pilot mode. As of now the delivery is free if you buy books worth more than Rs 399/- from same seller.

Buyer is happy to purchase the book of almost same quality at a discounted price!

Seller View

Amazon has actually nailed this part, all it take is 2 minutes to post an advertisement with photo of the book and price. Bingo you are live. The moment someone buys your book, Amazon will email to get appointment scheduled for pickup. In case the buyer does not like the book it will be delivered back at no extra cost. The seller will receive his money in 7-14 days in his account.

In case you manage to sell 5 used book you will get 1000/- Rs extra*. More you sell more money you make:)

What Amazon will get?

I was thinking why it do for free of cost but as I scrolled down I saw thisJ. For every item value of less than 1000 it charge Flat Rs 10/-, Rs 50/- for 1000-5000 Rs and Rs 100/- for a product of value more than 5000 Rs

Verdict

I am 100% sure this is going to be a big hit in the sense people will buy used books. Here all parties involved will be happy but I still feel Amazon sale of new books might go down. Why will I buy a new book when I can get same book of almost equal quality at 20-40% of base the price?

I am waiting for this service to go live in Chandigarh soon:)

2 thoughts on “Review of Amazon Online Used Book Store”

  1. wonderful post, very informative. I wonder why the other experts of this sector do not notice this. You must continue your writing. I’m confident, you have a great readers’ base already!

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