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Subject: Tons of Old Textbooks, now what do I do?
Date Posted: 3/4/2008 2:17 PM ET
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Since so many have requested a list of what I have, I thought I would post it here.

I am willing to try and work out a nice deal for you, to be fair with the credit/shipping cost ratio. I was surprised how cheap a bunch of books can be mailed for! :) I would try to be as fair as possible. I am really just glad they are going to Home-schoolers, I hated to think of them collecting dust.

Here is a list of the books I have,
Some books I have doubles of.
Some were written in, most were not.

If you are interested in anything feel free to ask, I can get you an ISBN number and description if you like.

  • MIDDLE SCHOOL (I used Calvert Home-school for these)
  • Mathematics in Action (This was for beginning Middle School I believe)
  • Math (This was more for 7-8th grade)
  • Elements of Language
  • Earth Science
  • HIGH SCHOOL (I used American Home-school. All books are from them)
  • Planning Your Career
  • Geometry
  • Algebra
  • Adventures in English Literature
  • American Literature
  • Persona A Persona (A Spanish Language Book)
  • Biology
  • Psychology (This is a paperback... and it was "studied" well... underlining etc.)
  • Language for Daily Use

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Subject: Old Textbooks
Date Posted: 3/4/2008 3:52 PM ET
Member Since: 8/17/2007
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I do volunteer work at a mission that sends old textbooks overseas to missionaries and schools.  You could box up the whole lot and ship to them.  It doesn't cost much to ship via Media Mail and it is so exciting to think of them going to poor countries to help all kinds of people.  The name of the mission is Christian Resources International, PO Box 356, Fowlerville MI  48836-0356.  They take any books as long as they are in good condition.  It is a great organization.  I've been volunteering there for 30 years.  Thanks for considering it.



Date Posted: 3/4/2008 4:04 PM ET
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You could list them on someplace like vegsource, homeschoolreviews.com has a swap board, homeschoolclassifieds or even the welltrainedmind.com/forums has a for sale board. 

Date Posted: 3/4/2008 4:27 PM ET
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try cash4books.net



Date Posted: 3/4/2008 4:52 PM ET
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Do you have a local homeschool group?  Our local group has a bookswap just for homeschooling books.  They sell or swap or give away...whatever each owner wants.


Date Posted: 3/4/2008 5:01 PM ET
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Wow! These are some great ideas! :)

I knew you guys would have some suggestions.

Thanks a lot, I shall look into each of your suggestions and give it careful thought!

I appreciate it!

-Aimee :)


Date Posted: 3/4/2008 6:29 PM ET
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Does your library have a "Friends of the Library" group?  If so, do they sell donated books?  My former library had a store that was open every day, and then a HUGE sale once per year.  My current library just has a sale once a month, and also puts new books out daily for sale (honor system box) in the lobby.

If they do, then that's a great place to take them.  You'll bless some other HS'er who attends the sale.  :-)


Date Posted: 3/5/2008 4:18 PM ET
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Have you checked to see how much media mail would be for them ? You may be surprised that it's not really all that much, even for textbooks. I have sent and received heavy  textbooks through pbs and the postage is not really that much more than for paperbacks.


Date Posted: 3/5/2008 6:42 PM ET
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Sherry, you are SO right! I just calculated out the postage. It was better than I thought! A lady here wanted 5 of my books (I sent her a list) turns out I could mail the 5 for around $5.00. I mean how cool is that? So I offered her a deal on the books. Now we both feel good.

I need to trust the Media Mail more!

So thank you so much to all the homschool mom's out there who have expressed interest and appreciation for the books. I have a list available if anyone would like to see (Middle School and High School books) I try to be fair with the credits/shipping ratio.

Thank you so much guys! :)


Date Posted: 3/5/2008 11:02 PM ET
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I would also like a list of what you have. I may be interested in something.

It really does cut down a lot on the cost per book for postage when you can mail a few together. I'm glad it worked out for you.


Subject: Old school books too!
Date Posted: 4/10/2008 9:22 PM ET
Member Since: 12/31/2007
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I also have some old school books....

Here is my list,

Konos Compass

Konos Lesson Guides for Vol. 1


Science for Christian Schools Book 6

Communities Today and Yesterday 3

Reading for Christian Schools First Grade Bob Jones

"                                                                                             " Teachers Editions

We the People Harcourt Brace Social Studies


If anyone is interested please p.m. me.

I'll work out a deal for you and list one, and you can have as many of the others as you wish.

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Date Posted: 4/11/2008 3:54 AM ET
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Yes, and advertising WHAT you have on your shelf is permitted on the forums!!  ;)  You can always ask people to PM you and say you are willing to work a deal... I think...   :)-