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Sat Aug 8, 2015, 02:28 PM

Best way to see used books

I have a few books that I'd like to sell. Should I take them to a used book store or do I try to sell online? What are my options for selling a book online (besides Ebay)?

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shireen Aug 2015 OP
PoliticAverse Aug 2015 #1
brer cat Aug 2015 #2
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shireen Aug 2015 #4

Response to shireen (Original post)

Sat Aug 8, 2015, 02:39 PM

1. Amazon is a good alternative for used book sales. n/t

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Response to shireen (Original post)

Sat Aug 8, 2015, 04:07 PM

2. Unless the books are fairly scarce

you are unlikely to make much either way. I am amazed at the number of people who list good quality books online for a dollar or less..not worth the time it takes to list them. Used book dealers are not going to pay much either unless they know there is reasonable demand at a very good price.

If you have relatively few books, then amazon is definitely your best choice because they do not charge a monthly fee. In general, you can get more selling on amazon than ebay, although I check both sites since some books are "hot" on ebay. Alibris and ABE are both good sites but charge a monthly fee so unless you have a large volume the fees will eat you alive.

Good luck!




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Response to shireen (Original post)

Sun Aug 9, 2015, 07:18 AM

3. What brer cat said.

Check "sold" listings on ebay and decide. Few books will sell quickly so if you don't want the hassle and they aren't rare, I'd sell them to a book store. On the other hand, if it turns out something is scarce, I'd find a rare book dealer.

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Response to shireen (Original post)

Thu Aug 13, 2015, 02:59 PM

4. Thank you for your advice

Much appreciated!

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