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PostPosted: Tue Apr 8, '08, 10:48 pm 
If so, was your attempt a success, failure, or somewhere in-between?

This was inspired by a story on another forum, where a person had many novels and an interest in selling them. After attempting to do so on Amazon.com and other websites for six months, that person had not made a sale. So they asked: if you ever sold any of your books, did you make a profit? Also, however way you sold them, were there any cons or advantages?

Or did you just give them away freely?

I don't collect books in the sense of acquiring the best editions or versions of a book, but I do like to buy a book if I'm really interested in reading it. I used to subscribe to one of those mail order book clubs for that. In the past few years I lost most interest and stopping buy books as often, however.

I have purchased a few over the years that I later decided to sell on eBay, but that met with mixed success and little profit.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 9, '08, 12:26 am 
i haven't had much luck selling books either. although I don't get rid of many. i like to read them over and over again. sometimes you can donate them to your local library if you don't want them any more.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 9, '08, 8:58 pm 
I've had a fair amount of success selling used books online and at yard sales, etc. I think I usually wind up buying more than I resell though. Sometimes used school books can fetch some hefty prices. And sometimes you can buy a used book (college students especially) cheaper online than you can buy it at your college - been there, done that! :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, '08, 7:07 am 
Nah, I figure I don't want 'em so why would anyone else want 'em. I could probably give 'em away, but sell 'em - no, don't think I'd get a good price.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, '08, 9:26 pm 
I have a ton of older programming books that I tried to sell on ebay without any success. Those get outdated so quickly they're practically worthless. Our local library has a donated books store, everything 25:2c: to $1 - I just end-up leaving them there.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, '08, 10:40 pm 
Yeah, I've noticed that about programming books, too. I tried to sell a few and didn't have any luck there either. It's really a shame about how soon they lose relevance.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, '08, 4:36 am 
We always just give ours away, every year my mom makes me go through all my stuff and give her all the junk I don't need anymore. I don't like getting rid of my stuff. I could care less about clothes, but something I could eventually use again...


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