Cash For Books – Where To Sell Used Books For The Best Prices

Piled booksAmazon.com Marketplace – Easily the highest traffic of consumer book buyers. Easy to list. Free listings, only pay when your item sells. You get paid every two weeks. Their tools are pretty limited unless you pay $39.99 a month for a Pro Merchant subscription, which gives you a wide range of extra tools to sell your items. You’ll need to be selling 40 books a month to make this worthwhile, however, so you should start with the free selling option and upgrade when you’ve expanded your inventory enough to make Pro merchant work for you.

Ebay.com – Best place to sell rare and collectible books to the average consumer, and also a great way to sell a “Lot” of books — that is, a group of books. This is something you cannot do on Amazon Marketplace. Since shipping 5-6 books is fairly inexpensive, you can give the buyer a great perceived value and you can move bunches of books quickly. One trick that seems to work well is to make one of the books a high-value book and surround it with lesser-value books.

Half.com – This website is part of the eBay Empire. You list books by ISBN and it’s pretty simple to use and get paid. They send you the order of where to ship the book and give you your cut.



Used Book Stores in Desperate Need of Books

Used books image 5This seems hard to believe, but because of the rising prices of gas, food, and the cost of entertainment, used book stores are in need of quality items. Borders has announced that they are changing their in-store marketing from shelving books like a library and are going to face out their books.

When you combine this with the announcement that Borders is up for sale, then you realize the problems major retailers are having.

Why is this? Because more and more people are buying used books. This has put a tremendous strain on the used stores to find more product. Actually, Book Scouts are need to help locate more books for used stores. With proper training anybody can do this.

Not every community is lucky enough to have a Borders or Barns & Noble. Owning a used book store near one of these major chain stores in a tremendous boast for any used store. New books are the future stock of used book stores. The used store actually feeds off Borders and Barns & Noble. With new product being sold, there is a greater circulation of used material that eventually reaches used stores.

Book scouts who buy books and sell to used stores always have a good selection to choose from. Customers know this and will wait for selected books to appear. In some cases this surge of buying at used bookstores produces a more selective and overall better quality of books to choose from. This is because more and more people are bringing books into the stores to sell. The sharp scout racks up a small fortune as they have been trained to buy and sell to used stores for a profit.

Everybody wins. The book scout makes a profit, the book seller has more books and a higher quality of books, and the customer has a better selection of book reading and can purchase far more books the he could at “new” book sellers.

I recommend highly investigating being a full time or part time Book Scout. If you need $20 or $100 tomorrow a book scout is trained to put cash in their pockets everyday. Book Sellers need books.



Used Books: Where To Find Them And Why They’re Such A Charm

The popularity of purchasing used books seems to be rising with more people opting for cheap books still in good condition. Some say there’s nothing like the smell of new prints and stepping into an upscale store that carries expensive titles. But another half sticks by previously owned books, stating that the amazing deals you can get are enough to fill a small library.

It’s true that purchasing new prints has an appeal but they’re sometimes practically unsound. The amount of wood needed to manufacture paper is staggering even if trees are sourced from sustainable forests. Not every buyer decides to retain every purchased book either which amounts to a waste of money and resources if discarded.

The same can’t be said of previously owned books. It’s a form of recycling that makes a big impact on how much money and resources can be saved. Textbooks, in particular, are valuable for students unable to afford new and expensive books. An added invaluable benefit is the notes and points jotted down by previous owners which help future students during tests and examinations. The same used books can also be resold for almost the same price. This is true for educational books like encyclopedias as well.

Used book dealers can be found in almost every town. The range of titles they carry is also impressive. Stores are generally classified into two types, those that sell general reading materials and others that deal in rare books. This isn’t always the case with independent stores though chain bookstores do carry them albeit at the printed price.

Used books image 1Like chains and independent stores, most used book sellers are taking to cyberspace to market their wares in addition to having brick and mortar stores. This strategy allows customers to choose from a very wide selection of titles at a cheap cost. In fact, online marketing is the only way for many customers to find desperately needed titles especially if they live in a place where bookstores are few.

Used bookstores are typically set up by small enterprises, individuals and charity groups. A majority of the books are donated and a few purchased from used book dealers. While stores selling rare and antiquated titles usually set themselves apart, shops carrying general purpose books may also have rare titles hidden away in the shelves.

Perhaps one of the biggest contributions used books make to society is making available much-needed tomes to the underprivileged. In regions where illiteracy is high and poverty pervasive, the idea of purchasing brand new books is unthinkable. Charity organizations that aim to increase literacy are better off distributing used books because it saves money and gets the job done. The fact that it also keeps precious books from ending up in landfills is a bonus.

For donors, donating or selling used books is a great way to get rid of junk. Depositing old books in the trash is painful for anyone but they do take up a lot of space. Charity groups regularly hold drives inviting communities to donate used books while dealers buy them. Some online stores also have a buy/sell strategy and a few go the swapping route (customers swap their used books for other used books). So whichever way you look at it, there are benefits to be enjoyed by all stakeholders which is why previously owned books have even facilitated the establishment of popular centers for used book sellers.