Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Tina Turner was my First Customer

Some of you may already know that I'm an Amazon marketplace seller. I sell used books--and a few new ones--on Amazon through my seller account. I'm not making a ton of money but I enjoy it. I started doing this because I 'd often look on Amazon when a book interested me to see if I could get it for less from one of their used book sellers (who also sell new books and books in excellent but "used" condition). During a conversation with my sister, Amy, we talked about books and she mentioned that she was selling books and a few CDs on Amazon, and told me it was easy to set up an account. I decided to give it a try. Ten minutes later I became a bookseller! It has been a real joy to sell books online. Amazon has a terrific system and after over a year as a seller, I haven't had any problems (knock on wood, even though I'm not superstitious). I love packaging up the books neatly and sending them all over the country. When I received notice of my first sale by email, I was excited. The first book I sold went to a customer named Tina Turner. I don't think she was the famous singer, but who knows? Probably not, though. Some people share names with celebrities. I actually know a Janet Jackson and a Ricki Martin who live nearby. I'm not kidding. I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried.


  1. I'm not sure if I'd like to get into selling stuff on Amazon. I despise putting things in packages and mailing them. To each his own, because I do love receiving packages.

    Morgan Mandel

  2. Morgan, I actually enjoy sending out the book packages! :)

  3. My cousin married Michael Jordan. Only he's short and white and never had a basketball career. But he does take a little ribbing when he calls to order pizza. (Great post!)

  4. How fun! Maybe it really was Tina Turner. I know people who have sold things to celebrities on eBay or Amazon.

    It really is easy to set up an account and sell on Amazon. I sell books occasionally. My son buys his college textbooks on amazon and recently re-sold 10 of 11 books that he listed for resale, which paid for this semester's books. That was very cool!


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