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30 November 2011 @ 04:08 pm
Selling books  
Miss K convinced me to sell most of my books (they take up a lot of space). So we first tried selling them to a local book store, a bin (40ish books) for 20$ was the best rate we could get. Instead of selling locally we're trying half.com and so far it's working out pretty well. It averages two book sales a week.

I really didn't want to sell them because it's impossible to get your money back out of them. Each paperback is 8$ and hardback 15-30$ (at new prices). So ~300$ worth of books will resell for 20$ local or 50$ online... so sad! But honestly i don't reread them unless they are truly fantastic. Tunnel in the Sky, Pushing Ice, Seeker, Ringworld, stuff like that.
Kristina HagarKristina Hagar on November 30th, 2011 09:27 pm (UTC)
Miss K is not a dictator
I am selling my books too! Besides, it makes sense. We can: 1) let them sit around unread, collecting dust or 2) try to get some money out of them. I prefer the latter.

Fwiw, we are considering shipping them off to Powell's if they sit on the store for too long. If this is of interest to anyone, I highly recommend reading their policy. If a book does not meet the condition specified, or their quotas change...they will throw it away; you will not get your book back.

i.: Ciaramousewings on December 13th, 2011 08:36 pm (UTC)
I've taken to not buying books since they're taking up too much space and they're hard to re-sell if you don't do it online. I'd feel weird about donating them as they'll languish unloved on a second-hand shelf or maybe even be discarded.

... and happy birthday! :D
Carnestibman on December 13th, 2011 09:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I feel similar about my books as well. Though i don't mind finding more shelf space to house them.. it was starting to get silly.
guenshanguenshan on February 29th, 2012 06:26 am (UTC)
Dear Tibman,

if by any chance you get time to make a list of your books, i would be interested in that. Maybe also other people in LJ.
Older books are very often unfindable or else very expensive in online shops.

greetings, guen