Monday we decided to sell our books. Well, not all of them, but the ones we feel we can part with. So I posted 16 items on Amazon.com. Being on the seller side of the equation for the first time I'm now not so happy with the people selling their items for .01. Seriously, how do you make any money? Amazon takes a commission. I dunno.
Tuesday I get an e-mail- my first item is sold! Woo Hoo! The item sold for $5 and Amazon gives a 3.99 allowance for shipping. I'll be getting 5.09 in my bank account. This is my profit plus allowance for shipping as a total (yes, that is a HUGE commission for Amazon).
Wednesday I pick up the book sold. Hm. "This thing is big." I think. I suddenly realize that it probably going to cost more than 3.99 to send it. The book weighs in at a whopping 4 lbs 9 oz. Wanna take a guess as to how much that is to ship?
That's right. I paid 6.49 to sell my book.
(insert picture of baby to make one feel better)