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Subject: Listing Homeschool books pre-K thru 12
Date Posted: 5/31/2010 2:03 PM ET
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Please check out the books I've been listing!  With 16 years of homeschooling,  I will be sorting and listing for at least a month!!

I will be listing the majority of my homeschool books,   but would like to try to sell the more expensive curriculum packages (DIVE,  Dr Wile, Teaching Textbooks etc.)   Has anyone had luck with any particular 'free sites' and boards.   No I am not interested in dealing with eBay anymore!  Thanks for any ideas.  Sue

Date Posted: 5/31/2010 7:41 PM ET
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Try homeschoolclassifieds.com and vegsource.com, - the former is much better!

Date Posted: 6/1/2010 11:23 AM ET
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I also recommend HomeschoolClassifieds.com.  I'm "JulieCC" on there.

Subject: Also recommend homeschool classifieds
Date Posted: 6/1/2010 11:55 AM ET
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I'm shawna76 on there... and if you happen to have TT 6, or pre-algebra (or maybe even higher levels - haven't decided if I want to get more yet), feel free to contact me with what you're asking price-wise. I'm going to be purchasing those two this week somewhere, whether used or new.

Date Posted: 6/1/2010 2:32 PM ET
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he's another vote for homeschoolclassifieds and vegsource- vegsource has an unbelieveable amount of activity - have bought and sold lots on both

another suggestion is to try your local craigslist - save on postage - yes it is safe if you're smart about it- you can actually arrange to  meet the buyer in a neutral place (not your home) if you want - and you save on postage- I've noticed more and more homeschoolers are using our craigslist

 

Jane

Date Posted: 6/1/2010 4:34 PM ET
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Casting another vote for homeschool classifieds. I'm SunnyOK  on there. I have a couple of boxes of books I need to get posted on there since we are almost done with our homeschooling journey.

Subject: Thank you for all the suggestions
Date Posted: 6/1/2010 6:43 PM ET
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I've never had any luck with vegsource.com for the past 3-4 years.  It was GREAT before that.
I'll have to check into the homeschool classifieds.  I think I used them in the past.  

Does anyone else have the problem with getting rid of the books because of  "sentimental value"??? 

Date Posted: 6/2/2010 8:37 AM ET
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there's a lot of competition on vegsource and there's sometimes a big price variation on some items so it can be hard to sell something...sometimes I've posted things multiple times before I sold it but I did eventually sell it.   it sure beats Ebay !  no feessmiley

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Date Posted: 6/2/2010 11:52 AM ET
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Subject: Previous posting
Date Posted: 6/2/2010 12:06 PM ET
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Forgive me for the partial post above ... long story ...

Date Posted: 6/2/2010 12:23 PM ET
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Now, as I was saying ...

After three kids and thirteen years, I am dismantling my homeschooling bookshelf. Like Sue W., I have some titles I would like to sell outright and I would also like to unload my Oak Meadow curriculum (with Saxon math texts) in level bundles ... and have no idea how to go about it. Not only could I offer a better price on a bundle, I am terrified that after I break up the grade levels, the remnants will be littering up the house for years.

Most sites seem to set up for individual listings ...

I am not impressed with vegsource, and like several other sites, homeschoolclassified's pricing seems to be all over the place. While I love the idea of "local", we were the only homeschoolers in town, so both craiglist and newspaper ads are a wash ...

Any ideas? I know that if I can create the right format for these and get them listed in the right place, I'll be happy and some lucky buyer will be even happier.

Deborah

Date Posted: 6/2/2010 12:41 PM ET
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Not sure what you mean when you say you're "not impressed with vegsource, etc?"  Yes pricing is all over the place -it's the nature of the homeschool market - I could kick myself because I just bought a science book for next year (I already have it) and just saw the same exact thing for $20 cheaper...but that's true with a lot of products..

There are TONS of Yahoo homeschool curriculum swap/sell boards but I found with those they only reach a very limited number of people.  I have sold books on half.com and amazon.com if I know I can clear at least $5.00 -less than that is not worth it to me....but I did it because I know millions of people are on those sites.  IMHO it's a matter of what your goal is -make money? avoid fees?

Do you belong to any homeschool message boards?  I belong to homeschoolspot.com and while they don't have a specific board for selling you can post items anytime -

There is such a HUGE demand for Teaching Textbooks (we use it also) I would think anywhere you put that will go quickly

Good Luck

Jane



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Date Posted: 6/2/2010 9:41 PM ET
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Also, homeschoolreviews.com has a buy/sell forum. Forgot to mention that one. I've had good luck there at times. I usually list both there and homeschool classifeds.

I'm in too rural an area to make selling locally practical. (And prices are definitely lower locally.) Another option for me would be the used curriculum sale at the yearly homeschool conference in the nearest metro area - but they take a percentage, and prices actually seem to be better selling online.

If you have a local homeschool store that takes books on consignment, that would likely let you take care of most of it at once, if that's what you're wanting. There's a couple in that same metro that I could do that with, but I don't have the extra financial resources to be able to absorb the time it would take for stuff to sell - and mostly, they offer credit at their store rather then cash, and since they don't have access to some of the more independant materials that we enjoy, it's pretty much been a no-go.

On homeschool classifieds, you don't have to sell the books individually - it's perfectly ok to list sets of materials. Whatever works for you. And it's pretty easy to get more free credits (or whatever they call them) so that you can post more items at no cost.

I never did like vegsource all that well... homeschoolreviews.com's forum was much more reliable (and more friendly!), and later, found homeschool classifieds. After ebay pulled their "no teacher manuals" stunt, I stopped using it for homeschool items at all, and rarely use it for anything else anymore. (And having been a frequent user since '96, that's saying a great deal.)