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Sell your stuff with Amazon Marketplace

1. If you don't want to flog your goods too cheaply by auctioning them off, try Amazon Marketplace. Here, you set the final price. Go to Amazon.co.uk, scroll down to the Amazon Services box on the lefthand side and choose Sell Your Stuff. Here you can register to get started.

Amazon Marketplace: Step 1

2. For simplicity's sake, Amazon works by integrating its own product catalogue with private users' - so product photos and descriptions are already provided. Choose the product category, enter its details and the condition it's in. Amazon will show you how many other people are also selling that item and for how much.

Amazon Marketplace: Step 2

3. Add the number of copies you have to sell, where you ship from and any other information. Once you receive an email from Amazon stating that you've sold an item, you must send it to your customer within two working days. These emails can be caught by spam filters, so check your junk mail.

Amazon Marketplace: Step 3

4. Amazon operates a 14-day cycle and no money will be transferred to your account for the first two weeks after you set up your Marketplace account. After this, it automatically credits your account with any money due to you, either fortnightly or more frequently if you request it.

Amazon Marketplace: Step 4

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