Here is a list of supplies and equipment that I recommend that you buy to get started with your book-selling business. Remember that the prices that I’ve listed are a reflection of what I paid and prices may have changed over the last couple of months. These estimates should give you a good, general idea of what start-up costs might be:
Heat Gun $20 – for heating up sticker so that they can be removed. Some thrift-stores put giant, very sticky price tags and barcodes on their books. It’s important to remove these before sending them in to Amazon. A focused heating element will help to loosen up the adhesive and will make it easier to remove the sticker without ruining the book. You can use a hair dryer although a heat gun, or embossing gun will work best.
Scotty Peelers or Plastic Razor Blades $9 – Once the sticker has been heated up, it’s nice to have a tool to help scrap it off.
Rubbing Alcohol $3 – After the stickers have been heated up...