Where Can I Sell My Books?

Discussion in 'Community' started by SamIchi, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. SamIchi macrumors 68030

    SamIchi

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    I found a site, but I was wonderin' if you guys know any sites I could use. I want to sell these books that I havn't read and will probably never read. I had to buy them for highschool english. I just want to get rid of these. Any comments would be appreciated. No Ebay, or that other one (forgot the name, the one associate w/ ebay, I think) I've already tried there.

    The site I found was swapbooks.com.
     
  2. Applespider macrumors G4

    Applespider

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    Most obvious market is the next year's students. My school used to run a book sale each year where we bought/sold our books but if not, you could try putting something up on a school board or something.
     
  3. question fear macrumors 68020

    question fear

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    amazon.com too. i have several friends who sold books there successfully.
     
  4. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000

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  5. MattG macrumors 68040

    MattG

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    I like Amazon for selling books...they make it really easy to list them, they calculate shipping for you, and they don't charge you to list them unless they sell.
     
  6. asif786 macrumors 65816

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    or maybe just take it to a second hand book store? you probably wont get a good price from them though.

    I agree, selling to new students is a great idea; even if they save $5 it'll be worth it for them..
     
  7. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    half.com is the same way, although it is associated with ebay...
     
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  9. Inspector Lee macrumors 6502a

    Inspector Lee

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    Are these new books that you never read or used books that you never read? If they are the former and in pretty good shape (no writing, no dog-eared pages), you might want to take a stroll down to Barnes & Noble or whatever large chain bookstore exists in your town and see if they have the same books in stock. You'll then need to verify cover price and barcodes. Wait until after Christmas (when a slew of returns come in) and take them back. Say you received them as gifts, don't know where they were purchased, there is no receipt, blah blah blah, and you will receive store credit. Return policies are always lenient immediately after the holidays.

    You'll get peanuts from a used book dealer because he/she needs to turn a profit. Abebooks charges $20/month to list 1-499 books.
     

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