Amazon Sales Rank can be a dangerous tool, use it cautiously

Want to see a reason to NOT use Sales Rank, or at least not very reliably???

ISBN: 14165823X
The AtoZ Money Book from Armchair Millionaire

Sales Rank was:  8,049,065

I have about 50 of these at Amazon FBA and was using this as an example, to decide what to do with the upcoming Long-Term Storage issue, since this is a Long-Tail item.

So I posted on BookSellersFBA Support Group, Facebook & Twitter (since I have qty and it is affected by the Long-Term Storage issue).
Got an order from Janelle Elms (OSI Rockstars) from Facebook.  Thanks Janelle!!

So, just one bought
On 7/25  Sales Rank:   216,683
7/26  SR:   366,127
7/27  SR:   512,615

Now, think about if you found one of these books, would you have bought on 7/24?
How about on 7/25 or 7/26??, even 7/27
Would that have been a smart buy, or “would you have thought so”??…
Hmmmm, …..  Just something to think about.

Sales Rank can be very very misleading, use it cautiously!!  …..


About FBARocks Bob Willey

My name is Bob Willey and I own Bob's Neat Books & Bob's Neat Stuff & ***** We've been selling on Amazon using FBA since June of 2008, and on Amazon since 2005. We are mostly FBA and we use FBA to sell practically anything! When it comes to selling on Amazon using FBA, we don't discriminate. The only requirement is that the items are profitable! We sell toys, games, books, and media items such as DVDs, CDs, even VHS tapes! We've also been selling on eBay since 1998 with over 11,000 feedbacks (100% Positive)!! Have been an eBay Trading Assistant for over 9 years. Also sell some Media items on eBay. ***** I also provide Seller Coaching services, designed to be one-on-one via Skype video, to target your exact needs, not generalized training, but specifically what YOU need. ***** I also moderate the YahooGroup FBAForum (see link below): ***** My background is varied, as I owned a computer consulting business for 28 years, and a Brick-n-mortar Auction House for 5 years with a weekly auction filling a 15,000 sq ft building. Plus I have done over 150 Estate Appraisals. OK, I enjoy STUFF.... *****
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