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The Reserved Instance Marketplace gives you flexibility so that, if your business circumstances change, you can sell capacity configuration that you can no longer use. Or, you can replace your Reserved Instances with other Reserved Instances that more closely match your new business situation. As your business needs evolve, you can list and sell the Reserved Instances that no longer fit your business, and then purchase other Reserved Instances with configurations that address your new situation.
When you sell in the Reserved Instance Marketplace, the buyer’s ZIP code and country information will be provided to you through a disbursement report. With this information, you will be able to calculate any necessary tax you need to remit to the government. Your business name (as the seller) will also be provided on the purchase invoice of the buyer. AWS charges an administrative fee for selling in the Reserved Instance Marketplace.
Your Reserved Instance listing will be included with all Reserved Instance Marketplace listings. AWS groups Reserved Instances into "buckets" based on the type of Reserved Instance being listed, the duration of the term remaining, and the hourly price. This grouping makes it easier for buyers to find the Reserved Instances they want to purchase, and creates more liquidity in the Reserved Instance Marketplace.
To fulfill a buyer's request, AWS selects the Reserved Instance with the lowest upfront price in the specified bucket to sell first; then it sells the Reserved Instance with the next lowest price, until the buyer’s entire purchase order is fulfilled. Since Reserved Instances go into the buckets based on the hourly rate, customers will choose the bucket with the best tradeoff between quoted upfront price and hourly price.
You retain control of your Reserved Instance until it's sold. When you sell, what you are giving up is the capacity reservation and the accompanying discounted fees. You can continue to use your instance after you have sold the reserved capacity, but AWS will now charge you the On-Demand price. The On-Demand price will start from the time that your Reserved Instance was sold.
This topic walks you through the steps to selling in the Reserved Instance Marketplace:
Registering as a Seller—Register as a seller and specify a bank that has a US address. If you plan on 200 or more transactions or if you plan to sell $20,000 or more worth of Reserved Instances over the course of a year, you also have to provide tax information.
Selling Your Reserved Instances—List an active Reserved Instance that has more than one month left in its term.
After Your Reserved Instance Is Sold—Find out when your Reserved Instance is sold, and how you get paid.
Getting Started Quickly—Pick up the information you need to quickly get started selling in the Reserved Instance Marketplace.
For information about buying Reserved Instances in the Reserved Instance Marketplace, see Buying in the Reserved Instance Marketplace. For basic information about Reserved Instances, see Reserved Instances.
Reserved Instances can be sold after they have been active for at least 30 days and when AWS has received the upfront payment.
You can sell up to $50,000 in Reserved Instances per year. If you need to sell more Reserved Instances, complete the Request to Raise Purchase Limit on Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances form.
Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances purchased as part of a tiering discount cannot be sold in the Reserved Instance Marketplace. For more information about the Reserved Instance Marketplace, see Reserved Instance Marketplace.