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Subject: Advice on parting with my beloved HS curriculum & books....
Date Posted: 5/22/2012 6:31 PM ET
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I'm almost finished homeschooling so I've got to clear out my curriculum and books.  I need advice as to where to sell them.  I used vegsource many years ago but I haven't needed anything so it's been a while.  I have some of the best stuff out there.  We have a curriculum sale but I have health problems so carrying huge boxes and boxes of items won't work for me.  Thanks for the advice and help...

Sad hiomeschool mom,

Stephanie

Date Posted: 5/22/2012 9:23 PM ET
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I am not sure if it is allowed her to list stuff for sale. But I would love to take a peek at what you have to offer :)

Kristy

mnkricau@yahoo.com

Subject: Try homeschoolclassifieds.com
Date Posted: 5/22/2012 10:37 PM ET
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homeschoolclassifieds.com is a good site.

Date Posted: 5/23/2012 1:59 PM ET
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i would be interested in seeing what u have also

 

Subject: continued help
Date Posted: 5/23/2012 6:23 PM ET
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Thanks for the lead....I am trying for the homeschool audience since I know what it is like to be looking for used curriculum & books.  

PM me if you want to know where I decide to list them



Last Edited on: 5/23/12 6:24 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/24/2012 10:46 AM ET
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Amazon Marketplace. I've bought tons there over the years.

Date Posted: 5/24/2012 6:28 PM ET
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I second HomeschoolClassifieds.com.  I'm "JulieCC" there.

I also recommend the Yahoo Group, "Used Homeschooling Curriculum".

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Used_Homeschooling_Curriculum/

I've had great experiences buying & selling on both sites.

Date Posted: 5/25/2012 3:10 PM ET
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The well trained mind sale forum is great!
Date Posted: 6/4/2012 10:25 PM ET
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I sell my homeschool items on homeschoolclassifieds.com.  You can list 7 items free.  If you can then list up to 50 items free by posting about homeschool events or groups in your area.  You can also check out the "wanted" list and e-mail people directly.  Also, e-bay is a common place for people to purchase homeschool items.  I think you can list 50 items for free each month.  You pay 9% of whatever the final selling price is ONLY if your item sells.  If your item doesn't sell, you pay nothing.

 

Date Posted: 6/8/2012 1:15 PM ET
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Date Posted: 7/25/2012 8:05 PM ET
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I would try amazon.com. It's so easy to list your stuff and I think you get a better price with less hassle than with homeschool classifieds.
Date Posted: 8/1/2012 7:54 PM ET
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Amazon can be pricey though. I recently sold a $10 item where the buyer paid the shipping and I netted all of $3.00. Not worth the effort and eBay would have been better but not for the materials you are selling.

 

Subject: Homeschool Classifieds is great!
Date Posted: 8/11/2012 11:03 PM ET
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I have homeschooled 27 years and finished this past June. I have sold even older editions that I had all the parts for. It is easy to use the site and the people are great. I haven't had any problems at all on there. Most of the time people use Paypal to pay for the things they order although I have sold a few things where people sent a check or money order.

All sales are handled by you once someone contacts you via email through the site. I have had a lot of success an it sure beats going to the sales and coming home with most of what I took. Very few people turn out for the sales the way they used to.

I hope you have much success finding new homes for your books.

Subject: So glad to see so many who homeschool
Date Posted: 8/15/2012 12:19 PM ET
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Amazon is a great idea.  I did this and it is worth your time.  Sometimes the book is already listed and you don't have to take a pic.  If someone is already selling it.



Last Edited on: 8/17/12 8:33 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/17/2012 12:11 PM ET
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You could try donating them to a homeschoolers curriculum resource type organization...

Subject: amazon.com
Date Posted: 9/5/2012 1:19 PM ET
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It depends on your goal... are you trying to earn the most you can? Or are you tying to earn *something* with minimal effort? Some books you can "sell back" to amazon. They pay for shipping and give you amazon credit. The prices they pay are on the low side, but it might be an easy way to get paid for at least some of your titles (they don't buy all titles).