Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
Selling used books may be a necessary evil for those with boxes and cases and stacks of unwanted books. They collect dust and take up valuable space that can be used for something other than storage. The market for used books is an exploding online industry. In the past few years, several sites specializing in used books have become very successful, garnering a loyal customer base. If you have unwanted textbooks, paperbacks or hard cover books collecting dust in a corner, now is the time to see how much they are worth and to reclaim that space.
Many people form a close attachment to their books and hesitate to part with them while others read a book once and never open it again. Regardless of which category you fall into, if you have ever read a book, chances are there are several cluttering your home. At one time, unwanted books were primarily sent to landfills, wasting space and filling them unnecessarily. Now there are plenty of opportunities to recycle the books, especially textbooks, for someone else to use or enjoy. Before you box them up and drop them at a local library or charity, you should know that selling used books can be profitable.
For the most competitive pricing, the majority of people use an online service that specializes in buying and selling used books. There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing one of these services. Each vendor will determine whether the books are in “good”, “fair” or “poor” condition when they are received, based on their own definitions. This may negatively affect the price originally quoted for the book. Once a book is received and processed, very few sites will send the book back if you change your mind, or are unhappy with the new price quote.
Many sites buying or selling used books provide a label that covers basic shipping charges and offers the option of sending payment via check or to a PayPal account. The check may take seven to ten days to be received. The PayPal account can be debited sooner, but may carry transfer fees. A little research can help you decide which method is right for you. The entire process takes approximately fifteen business days. For best the results, read the FAQ’s and customer comments before deciding which site to use.
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