There is a really interesting LEGO book I came across recently called “Brickvesting: How to Make Money Selling LEGO on Amazon and eBay - A Step-By-Step Guide to Make Your Child’s (or Your) LEGO Hobby Self-Supporting” by Alex Stewart. Yeah, I know that’s a long title, but at least there is no doubt what the book is about.
Alex is a LEGO fan himself, and an active member of the LEGO investing forum we talked about before; BrickPicker.com. (See: LEGO Investment Guide for Resellers & Collectors) His book is a comprehensive guide to buying and selling LEGO sets, LEGO by-the-piece, and LEGO minifigures online through eBay and Amazon. It covers finding discounted LEGO sets, develop a LEGO selling-strategy that fits your time and money, and resources to help you maximize profits. It also discusses the costs involved with selling LEGO online; like seller-fees, shipping expenses and taxes. And topics like setting up a seller’s account on Amazon and eBay, getting your items listed, getting paid, and shipping items in a way that will generate consistent positive feedback to encourage future sales are also covered . The author also compares eBay and Amazon and discusses what kind of LEGO inventory is better for each platform.
The book is intended to educate adult LEGO fans who have little to no online selling experience and enable them to make their “brickdiction” less costly and even profitable. It is basically a resource for AFOLs (Adult-Fans-of LEGO) and LEGO collectors who simply want to make their hobby self-sufficient. It can also be useful for people who have large, unwanted LEGO collections, and want to get top dollar for their LEGO sets. Or just for folks who are looking for tips on finding cheaply priced LEGO. Below are the chapters of this LEGO book:
- Introduction: The Incredible Value of a Little Piece of Plastic
- Step 1: Acquire Inventory – Finding LEGO to Sell
- Step 2: Develop a Strategy – What Kind of Seller are You?
- Step 3: Refine Your Strategy – Selling Choices
- Step 4: Make Money - Sell on eBay, or Amazon, or Both!
- Step 5: Confronting Your Worst Enemies – Fees Shipping & Taxes
- Step 6 Increase Sales – Build Feedback
- Conclusion: Where to Go from Here – Final Tips
The author also shares his own personal story and experiences in getting into LEGO buying and selling - which is quite interesting, and also quite typical of how adults get into the LEGO market. He is also keeping the book very down-to-earth and real:
“This is not a get-rich-quick book. It will not try to generate cheap and artificial hype. It will provide you with the information, tips, and strategies you need to build a solid, fun, and profitable part time business from the comfort of your own home. If you have $10.00 in start up capital you have enough to begin a side business selling LEGO online. This book will teach you how.”
Interested? You can buy this LEGO book for just 2.99 on Amazon, or download it for free if you are an Amazon Prime member. Unfortunately the book is only available in an e-book format. On the positive side this allows the author to easily and regularly update the book based on readers’ feedback and as market conditions or strategies change.
If you have a Kindle you can download the book right away. If you don’t, you can download the Kindle app for your PC, Apple or other device for free directly available from the book’s page. BUY & DOWNLOAD THE BOOK HERE: Brickvesting: How to Make Money Selling LEGO
And if you have this LEGO book and read it already, let me know how you like it. Would love to hear your thoughts and feedback, so don’t be shy to share in the comment section below.
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