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Subject: What would you do?
Date Posted: 11/1/2009 7:35 PM ET
Member Since: 5/28/2007
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Hypothetically speaking of course!  ; )

Suppose you have an opportunity to purchase the left over inventory from a closing homeschool store?  You are aware that it isn't exactly "buying" season, but you can hold onto things until spring/summer of next year.  You know you won't get rich doing this, but more than likely you will be able to cover your costs + a bit of extra cash.  It will of course, mean 40+ boxes of books that will need to come live at your house.

Date Posted: 11/2/2009 7:45 AM ET
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Hmm.  Forty boxes of books might just blend in at my house very nicely.  :)  Actually, I think I would first seriously consider doing it, and then decide not to.  The initial cash layout, the work of selling it all to get my money back, the work to move it all around, and the months stubbing my toes on the boxes until buying season would likely be more than I'd want to do for the amount of money I was likely to get in return.  I have found that stuff I find fabulous and educational doesn't interest other folks as much as it did me.  I have better luck selling current edition books from popular curricula:  Apologia, Saxon, etc.

However, if you know the stuff is in high demand, it might be worth it.  You might want to check the "going price" for the books on places like eBay, homeschoolclassifieds, and vegsource to see if you'd get enough to make it worth your while.

Date Posted: 11/2/2009 11:27 AM ET
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If I had the room to store the boxes, if I knew the items were desirable and resellable, if I had the time & resources to resell the items and if it was a good deal I would probably do it.  You could  post items here for credits also.  Do you belong to a homeschooling community? know other homeschoolers in your area and sell it locally to cut your costs? 


Date Posted: 1/21/2010 12:29 PM ET
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Do you have homeschooling group fairs and sales near you? If so, then I would do it and take them to the fair to sell.

If not, I would consider all the time, cost, storage  equation and probably say no.



Date Posted: 1/24/2010 2:17 AM ET
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If I had the extra cash and could deal with possibly losing money if it did not work out then I might because I could make the time and I happen to have a huge storage room with shelves waiting to be used for something or other. If it did not work out I would just donate the items and feel great about it, if of course the money down is not a "need" in the house hold.