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Subject: Cost to ship cookbooks
Date Posted: 11/30/2009 3:14 PM ET
Member Since: 11/5/2009
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I have a ton of cookbooks and craft books I would like to dispose of.  I was thinking about offering them on E-bay.  Since it will probably cost a fair amount to ship these books, is it really worth getting one credit for a cookbook?  What have you found to be the average shipping cost for cookbooks? 

Date Posted: 11/30/2009 7:40 PM ET
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Why do you say it would cost a lot to ship the books?  Media mail rates are very reasonable.  A book would have to weigh over 2 pounds to cost more than $3 to ship, and would have to weigh 6 pounds before postage cost more than $4.  Before you decide it will be too much, check the media mail postage rates here.  It's probably not as bad as you think.  If you think you'd be better off selling on ebay, that's ok too- just don't assume that the books wouldn't be worth posting here.  Remember that you can order an equally large, heavy book for the credit that you earn for sending one of those books, so it evens out in the end.

Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 12/8/2009 1:12 PM ET
Member Since: 5/13/2009
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I always rationalize it by I can't a book for less than $3 these days evan used in most cases so I pay the postage.


Date Posted: 12/9/2009 8:56 AM ET
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I buy almost all my book by mail. The shipping price is always an "extra" to be considered---and in many cases costs more than the book! It's just the way it is.....

Subject: shipping prices
Date Posted: 1/6/2010 6:19 AM ET
Member Since: 11/3/2009
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shipping price isn't bad considering we get the book "free" basically.  The library is a good place to get books too but sometimes inconvient

to go get them plus maybe a 'waiting period' for a popular or new book. Here, and other swap sites, it's so easy to just click and wish or order

a book.  So many choices.....though there do seem to be a lot of OLD  20 plus years  publishing dates.  Yes, I know...sometimes the old stuff is

the best stuff.  ;-)