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  1. #1
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    $0.37 per book at Half Price Books :(

    Here in the United States we have a used book retailer called Half Price Books.

    Yesterday I stopped by a location and asked for a quote on two bags worth of books that I hoped to sell. Most of the books were recent and hardcovers -- New York Times bestsellers for the most part. Great books, but I simply lack space for them.

    The quote came back, and the total amounted to $0.37 per book.

    I did the quick math and responded, "You're offering me 1-2% of the books' retail prices simply because they're used?"

    The clerk sheepishly shrugged. I said "I'll pass, but thank you" and collected my books.

    What stunned me is that a lot of people sell back the books at those prices. Everyone else seemed to be accepting the offers. Go figure.

    I'm going to list the books on Amazon Marketplace or eBay instead. The books are selling used by sellers for quite a bit more there.

    -mike
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    Hey Mike, I was going to tell you as I was reading it you would have much better luck on Amazon or eBay. Thirty-seven cents per book sounds like a big ripoff...other people probably just sell them to Half Price Books just because its too much of a hassle to list them all on Amazon. If you have two bags though..it seems like it would be worth the hassle Anyway..at 37 cents you might as well just donate them. Good luck getting rid of them!
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    Mike the same rule applies here as it does with computers and cars.

    Its worth more in pieces then it is altogether.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlewis23 View Post
    Mike the same rule applies here as it does with computers and cars.

    Its worth more in pieces then it is altogether.
    I never thought of that, but it makes sense. Thank you.

    -mike
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