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Hey everyone. I was looking on eBay for lots of books, and I found several "pickup only" lots that are going to go for SO CHEAP, that I am sitting here going, gee - I wish I knew someone in *** lol well, then I thought of all you guys, my fellow PBS book lovers, and figured SOMEONE out there lives near these people - so take a look at these auctions on eBay if you live near their location and are looking to expand your collection... of course you could always list the ones you don't want ;)
I want to say right up that I am NOT the seller of these books, and I don't know anything about them other than what is listed on ebay... just trying to help out a fellow swapper.
To find these, simply go to eBay.com, and put the Item# I have listed below into the search - that should bring up the auction. You will need an eBay account in order to bid on them of course. There is also a button to "Ask seller a question" to get you in contact with the people selling the books.
Location: El Dorado Hills, California
Location: glendale ca
Location: Chelsea, Michigan
Location: Vidor, Texas
Location: Gloversville, NY
Location: Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Locatiion: Independence, MO
Location: Florida (lists free media mail shipping...)
Thats all I have for now - I hope someone gets something out of this!!! Let me know if you do :)
Huh. I never thought of listing books on eBay as "pickup only". It looks like it works to at least some degree. I'm kinda near multiple larger towns. Hmm.
I have my usual once a year van-load (that's extended van, no back seats) of books in my garage to do something with. I simply haven't the time to list them all here & pack them up, let alone pay for the shipping to send them out one by one here. It's always a struggle to get them all new homes before the next spring.
I'd written eBay off b/c the shipping costs were so high & the PayPal fees on the shipping ate away what thin profits I made. Without the shipping cost, though......
I think it would only work on eBay if you start it at a reasonable price... many people who start at a low price (Which is good strategy for regular ship-auctions) have pick-up only items go for VERY low, since you need multiple people interested in an auction in order to get the price up... if you set the starting price at what you are hoping to get for the group, you will be likely to get an interested bidder from one of your local "cities" who would be willing to pick them up at a reasonable price and save the shipping. Good luck if you try to go that way!