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Subject: Is there a place to sell large lots of books?
Date Posted: 12/13/2011 12:19 AM ET
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Is there someplace on this site that I can post large lots of books for sale? I have used Ebay but am not getting good results. I need to clear out my bookshelves to make room for more or have $$ to buy more. ALl of my books are in VGC. But I havent seen anything like that on this site? Is there a forum to sell books too or a different website?? Thanks


Date Posted: 12/13/2011 12:31 AM ET
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We do not sell books here.  This is a site to swap books, not sell.

Date Posted: 12/13/2011 12:44 AM ET
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Have you tried listing your books on amazon.  This site is strictly for swaping or trading books with other people.  You can use the BOX of BOOK's feature on here where you can trade large boxes of books with others though you both have to agree on whats being sent.  Since you want books back that might be an option for you. 

Date Posted: 12/13/2011 1:58 AM ET
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Members can only swap books here for PBS credit (or free), no money transactions allowed. 

If you wish to sell your books, you will need to do so through a website like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Half.com, Abe, etc.

Date Posted: 12/13/2011 1:52 PM ET
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If what you have and what you read is the same as what's on your bookshelf here: you would probably do well with Box of Books. 

Date Posted: 12/13/2011 6:22 PM ET
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Try posting something in the Book Bazaar Forum.  Good luck and have fun!

Date Posted: 12/13/2011 6:50 PM ET
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Have you checked for used book stores? Many will take boxes of books and give you either store credit or cash. Usually a lot more store credit than cash, but they might have other things like CD's, DVD's and PC games you can pick up instead.

We just had one open in the old Boarders that closed in our area.

Subject: books to sell
Date Posted: 12/13/2011 9:14 PM ET
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there is a bookstore called half price books.  You can go to their wbsite halfpricebooks.com.  They give you money for your books right there at the store.  Even up to a $1.50 or so for good condition hard covers.

Date Posted: 12/13/2011 9:54 PM ET
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If what you are selling is like what you have on your bookshelf, I don't know if there's any place you can sell them.  At the UBSs and library sales, romances like yours are bundled and sold for about 10-25 cents a book.  Good luck to you.

Date Posted: 12/13/2011 11:36 PM ET
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Being a boxer is a great way to trade a lot of books without using credits.  What is Box of Books?

Date Posted: 12/14/2011 4:08 PM ET
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If you're just looking to get rid of them, try offering a deal in the Book Bazaar forum, like 3 books for 1 credit or something like that.  Hopefully that will move some of them out the door!

Date Posted: 12/17/2011 12:28 AM ET
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Thank you to everyone who posted to help me out. Some of you were very helpful ! Thank you.