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    Books, an the reselling of them

    Howdy folks,

    Decided to ask this, after reading a bumped thread. Does anyone here have experience with selling books online? I've only done it in person when I was in Arizona, at a store in person. I was doing some looking on the internet, an I saw a few companies that will buy back books.

    So does anyone have experience with these kind of companies? I get books all the time, whether for my own personal reading, or when picking up stuff at yard sales an thrift stores. Needless to say I'm running out of room to store them all. lol. I could see it adding more to my bottom line also. I'd love to hear feedback from others who've done this. If you'd prefer to PM me the info my box is open.

    Some of the companies I've found..

    SellUsedBooks.com: Sell Used Books & Textbooks for Cash. Free UPS!

    Cash4Books.net: Sell Textbooks Online For Cash - Textbook Buyback

    I've not used either one, but would like to hear from those that have, or who know of other sources.

    I'm more looking for companies that will buy all books an not just text books, as I get way more regular books then I do text books.

    Thanks folks, an I do appreciate any info you all can provide.



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    another one here... Book Recycling - ALA Recycling Industries

    But better than just scrap paper value, have a yard sale! Gots to be plenty of people who come to the sand bar over the weekend!
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    You can ship all your boooks to amazon and have them handle the rest for you. Sirscrapalot - didn't you work for amazon for a bit?

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    Yea, but I'm looking for a just a ship an get paid kinda thing. I love me some amazon, but I want quick turn around.

    AN Yep worked for them, even picked books an media folks bought. Just looking for a quicker avenue.

    Problem with that Hobo is they can visit the thrift stores can get them cheaper then if I sold'm at a yard sale. Not mention then I'd have to deal with those people. heh.

    Reckon I'll keep looking an maybe take a longer look at Amazon.

    thanks for the link Hobo, I'll check into them. I miss not having a bookmans near by.

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    Sirs - I understand what you're looking for, but if you get a flow going, then you should just be receiving regular checks right? You would just have to get over the beginning hump, but from what I read, you have enough inventory to start out anyway.

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    I think I'll check into Amazon also, thanks Ryan. If they'll handle the selling part for me it's possible it'll work. I just don't have the time to deal with ebay, or amazon an personally handling it all. I'm just a one man op, an plan to stay that way long as I can. I got bunches of books from my own personal collection to go along with what I get from folks.

    Guess I got some reading in my future. Heh, good thing I'm an amazon prime member, or will be when my trial is up, lol.

    Thanks for the positive thoughts!

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    A little confusion exists here. Read books and put on truck seat to see over the dash. When you can no longer see over the dash, read more books. Problem solved.

    Seriously, I take mine into the local library and exchange them for new ones. I have a constant supply of reading material and do not have to worry about over due fines. If a surplus exists a donation to the library provides a tax deduction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patriot76 View Post
    A little confusion exists here. Read books and put on truck seat to see over the dash. When you can no longer see over the dash, read more books. Problem solved.

    Seriously, I take mine into the local library and exchange them for new ones. I have a constant supply of reading material and do not have to worry about over due fines. If a surplus exists a donation to the library provides a tax deduction.
    Read books and put on truck seat to see over the dash! Hee Haw!!!!!
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    Haha, I can see over the dashboard! Being 6'1 that isn't an issue. lol. I will have to look into the library thing. I like tax deductions.

    An Spin..you got my vote for one of the best avatars on here. Ya ever come visit my sandbar bring a couple with ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirscrapalot View Post
    Haha, I can see over the dashboard! Being 6'1 that isn't an issue. lol. I will have to look into the library thing. I like tax deductions.

    An Spin..you got my vote for one of the best avatars on here. Ya ever come visit my sandbar bring a couple with ya.

    Sirscrapalot - My Alma mater was books, a good library... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity. - Malcolm X
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    Hey sir,

    This isn't a quick flip, but half.com is pretty good and it counts towards eBay feedback. No listing fees, just straight commission.
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    Thanks Cory, I'll check'm out, but I don't do Ebay so the rating part doesn't help me out none bud.

    I will look into them tho, an appreciate the heads up buddy.

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    my wife looks at all the books I get, takes out what will sell on evilbay and then we sell the rest to a lady for .25 cents a book. I get them for free so its no sweat off my back.....

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    Took a look at Half.com, if their not as anal as their parent company I might give them a try.

    Still looking around their site. Seems less of a hassle then Ebay.

    Thanks folks! I appreciate ya'll's advice an suggestions! If it's not for me, it might possibly help out the next fella wondering. So it's not in vain.

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    Let us know how it turns out. I do a lot of reading myself, so always have books to get rid of. Normally I take them down to Goodwill, but if I could make a few bucks I would rather do that. And I am like you in that respect, just send them to someone and let them hassle with listing them, etc.

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    Will do! Once I do, I'll report back.

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    I've used Sell Textbooks | Chegg.com mostly to sell my own textbooks back when I was still in school. They pay fast and have a pretty good price. The problem with text books is that you normally need the latest addition. Once a new addition your text book is worth basically scrap value unless you want to sell it on ebay or somewhere for students that are too cheap to buy the latest addition. I was one of those students and most of my professors would allow me to use an older addition but a few wouldn't.

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    Sir,

    Don't know if they have stores where you are, but I sell to Half Price Books. They have several stores around the D/FW area. Like you said, not a huge amount per, but it adds up and is a quick turn-around.

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    Books, an the reselling of them

    I've sold textbooks to Amazon with great success. kind of sucks that it is for store credit, but I buy enough from there

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    Yah, no store here Musicman. I live on a sandbar so, my options are kinda limited far as stores go. If it's not here, I have to drive to Va, or further into NC.

    I will look an see if they have one where I go in Va. Used to use a store called Bookman's out in Az an loved it. Cash or credit, either way worked for me.

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