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The Icon Bar: The Playpen: Old text books
 
  Old text books
  andrew (06:26 24/9/2011)
  trevj (07:18 24/9/2011)
    pwx (09:42 24/9/2011)
  pwx (14:53 24/9/2011)
    robheaton (19:16 24/9/2011)
      andrew (14:35 25/9/2011)
        robheaton (15:18 25/9/2011)
        pwx (16:39 25/9/2011)
          Tin Hat (21:00 25/9/2011)
            pwx (21:57 25/9/2011)
              andrew (11:48 26/9/2011)
                trevj (12:48 26/9/2011)
                pwx (13:19 26/9/2011)
 
Andrew Message #118817, posted by andrew at 06:26, 24/9/2011
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Is Ebay a good place to sell old text books? If not where would you recommend?
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Trevor Johnson Message #118819, posted by trevj at 07:18, 24/9/2011, in reply to message #118817
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Try Amazon Marketplace.
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Philip Webster Message #118821, posted by pwx at 09:42, 24/9/2011, in reply to message #118819
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Try Amazon Marketplace.
I second that.
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Philip Webster Message #118822, posted by pwx at 14:53, 24/9/2011, in reply to message #118817
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Is Ebay a good place to sell old text books? If not where would you recommend?
An alternative is to offer them on this website. I might be interested in some of them. Others may also be.
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Rob Heaton Message #118826, posted by robheaton at 19:16, 24/9/2011, in reply to message #118822
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Is Ebay a good place to sell old text books? If not where would you recommend?
An alternative is to offer them on this website. I might be interested in some of them. Others may also be.
I'm interested too! Post a list on here, it can't hurt!
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Andrew Message #118833, posted by andrew at 14:35, 25/9/2011, in reply to message #118826
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Thanks I didn't think of that. Would they be likely to sell quicker on Amazon? They're not IT books.
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Rob Heaton Message #118834, posted by robheaton at 15:18, 25/9/2011, in reply to message #118833
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Thanks I didn't think of that. Would they be likely to sell quicker on Amazon? They're not IT books.
Put up a list here, if you don't have any takers after a few days, put them on Amazon.
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Philip Webster Message #118835, posted by pwx at 16:39, 25/9/2011, in reply to message #118833
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Thanks I didn't think of that. Would they be likely to sell quicker on Amazon? They're not IT books.
Books can take a while to sell, but it depends on how you price them. The advantage with Amazon compared to eBay is that you don't have to keep relisting and paying the associated fee for things which don't sell quickly. You can also adjust the price at any time in response to other sellers' prices.
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Patric Aristide Message #118837, posted by Tin Hat at 21:00, 25/9/2011, in reply to message #118835
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Books are one of the few remaining bargains to be had on ebay. Not that attractive for selling them I would've thought.
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Philip Webster Message #118838, posted by pwx at 21:57, 25/9/2011, in reply to message #118837
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Books are one of the few remaining bargains to be had on ebay. Not that attractive for selling them I would've thought.
If you can afford to bide your time, Amazon Marketplace is the superior choice for selling books. It's also a good place to go to find out how much a second-hand book is 'worth'. I recently bought a book from a charity shop for £2, then looked on Amazon and found it was selling there for more like £40!

As you can probably guess, I did sell the book. I had it listed there for less than a month.
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Andrew Message #118840, posted by andrew at 11:48, 26/9/2011, in reply to message #118838
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If I can donate to a charity then I'd rather do that. Does anybody know of one that accepts academic textbooks?
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Trevor Johnson Message #118841, posted by trevj at 12:48, 26/9/2011, in reply to message #118840
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I think that Amnesty books might do. You could check with them (surely the largest one - Hammersmith? - would). But unfortunately they only have 6 bookshops.

Also, I'm sure that Oxfam books (especially in university towns) do.

(All depends how obscure the subjects are, I guess.)
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Philip Webster Message #118842, posted by pwx at 13:19, 26/9/2011, in reply to message #118840
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If I can donate to a charity then I'd rather do that. Does anybody know of one that accepts academic textbooks?
You could just sell the books on Amazon for the market price and donate the proceeds. They will get more money that way. Charity shops often sell at knock-down prices well below the market value of what they sell.
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