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How to sell low-value books?





scrub
Hi all,

I have a bunch of science fiction and fantasy books I've collected over the years but don't need anymore, so I'm trying to sell them off. I'm curious if anyone knows good ways to sell low-value books...books that are hardly worth listing on ebay because they're only worth $1 or $2 each! I've set up a little website that lists the books I have for sale at http://zelazny.corrupt.net/forsale.html

But of course getting the word out for people to go to the website is a totally different thing. Luckily my website gets a lot of traffic to begin with so a few people have found the "for sale" page...but not that many people! I've posted on craigslist a few times and had two people come buy books, which is great. And I've sold a few of the more valuable books on ebay.

I guess my last resort will be to just auction off a big batch of books at a time on ebay...something like 30 paperbacks starting at $5.

Anyone else have any other suggestions?

Thanks!
Scrub
virre
Well if you think they are readable you might consider BookCrossing it, of 'course you will not gain anything directly on that, but you will 1) make those books more accesible to the general public, and thus Fantasy/Sci-Fi more in demand and 2) Make more BookCrosser so that you might get something back for it.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/

and you should add an note on how you feel about Internationall Shiping if you keep trying to sell those through the net.
GSIS
If you want to try to get some income for your efforts you could try http://www.greenmetropolis.com/.

Even listing them as 1p books on Amazon (UK - you'll need to check for your own country) will get 2.76 each less the cost of post and packing. Expect some to sell within the first few weeks then they'll dribble through over the next year or so until you finally decide to dump the rest.

Watch the weights. In the UK the 2.75 shipping allowance isn't enough to post very heavy books within the UK. Those ones might be good candidates for book-crossing or you could list at a price that'll, at least, cover your costs and just hope it sells.

Always check values before getting rid. There can be surprises even amongst paperbacks.
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