How do I sell an Amazon EC2 Reserved Instance on the Reserved Instance Marketplace?

Last updated: 2020-08-11

I have an active Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Reserved Instance (RI) that I no longer need. How do I sell it on the EC2 Reserved Instance Marketplace?

Resolution

If you no longer need an RI, you can sell it to another Amazon EC2 user on the Reserved Instance Marketplace. The Reserved Instance Marketplace allows you to set a price for the remainder of the RI term. If another EC2 user purchases the instance, you receive most of the proceeds from the purchase, and the remainder of the term for that RI is transferred to the buyer's account.
Note: You must have a US bank account to sell your RIs on the Reserved Instance Marketplace.

For an overview of the Reserved Instance Marketplace, including details and limitations, see Reserved Instance Marketplace.

For information about becoming a seller on the Reserved Instance Marketplace, see Registering as a Seller.


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