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CTDATA Successfully Sells Its First Surplus Computer Book via Amazon

Following up on our article from last week, we followed Fred Bernstein's advice published in the New York Times and listed 11 surplus computer books from our library on Amazon.com. Ten of the books were listed for sale yesterday. Today, we received an e-mail from Amazon saying the following:

Dear {email address removed},

Your Amazon Marketplace sale is official! We've deposited your
earnings from the sale of this item into your Amazon Payments

Please ship items immediately via media mail.

1 of Web Navigation: Designing the User Experience by Fleming, Jennifer; Koman...

You have agreed to ship no later than two business days after the
buyer's purchase on 19-Apr-2002.

Important--Prepare Your Packages With Care. See our guidelines:

Read on for more of the contents of the email as well as a brief reaction to the process....

The email from Amazon.com continued:

Here are the details of your completed Amazon Marketplace sale:

Order #: 058-9538147-6066823
Item: Web Navigation: Designing the User Experience by Fleming, Jennifer; Koman...

{URL for transaction removed}
Listing ID: {Listing ID removed}
Quantity: 1
Buyer's Price: $15.95

Buyer e-mail: {email address removed}
Time of sale: 19-Apr-2002 09:30:40
Shipping method: media mail

Amazon commission: ($3.38)
Additional shipping credit: $2.23
Your earnings (in your Payments account): $14.80


It may not seem like a lot to be happy about, but, we got paid $14.80 to get rid of a book we would otherwise have thrown away. Not bad.

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