Creative Ideas to Make Money with Postify
“Ok, you’ve convinced me… Postify is a great way to sell my used textbooks and even my roommate’s old TV, but can I actually make some money on here?”
My friend, where have you been?? I’ve been waiting for someone to ask me this question! Here are some ideas for you to make money on Postify.
1. Textbook arbitrage! Don’t let the big word scare you; it means to find something cheaper in one place, and resell it for more in another. Buy it on Postify, sell it on Amazon.
Do some research on Amazon for the textbooks floating around your campus. Sometimes a particular textbook is very popular on one campus, but there aren’t a lot on the market outside. For example, one time a friend and I noticed our bookstore had tons of a certain textbook for $10, but on Amazon it was going for about $30! We bought a number of them and resold them for an easy $20 profit on each.
2. Talk to graduating seniors and buy their textbooks!
Most seniors won’t be in the area to sell their textbooks next semester, and don’t want to bring them home. Offer them a price better than what the bookstore will, but less than what you’ll get next semester. Who knows, some might even give you their textbooks for free. Once you’ve organized your book inventory, start posting them on Postify.
3) Buy up a bunch of the used textbooks for a particular class and list them on Postify!
The bookstore won’t have many used versions, and once those are gone students will be banging down your door. No one wants to be the sucker who paid full-price for a new version.
Some of these techniques take more skill than others, but practice makes perfect. If you have any additional ideas for how to make money with Postify, let us know!