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Subject: Where to Sell Curriculum
Date Posted: 2/25/2010 2:30 PM ET
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I'm trying to find a place to sell some curriculum without using Ebay or PayPal.  If I used homeschool classifieds, they still take Paypal if you have more then 7 books to sell.  Anyone have any ideas?



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Date Posted: 2/26/2010 10:12 AM ET
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try www.vegsource.com-  they have really busy homeschool boards....I've bought and sold many items there with no problems

also try yahoo -they have tons of homeschooled used curriculum boards

 

Jane

Date Posted: 2/26/2010 2:19 PM ET
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Do you have craigslist where you live?  Its an online classifieds and its great!

 

Jen

Date Posted: 2/26/2010 2:20 PM ET
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I'd say www.welltrainedmind.com/forums but you have to have 50 posts in order to use the sale/swap boards.

www.thehomeschoollibrary.com doesn't get a ton of traffic, but I've sold there to.

Date Posted: 2/26/2010 2:37 PM ET
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We are in Washington.  I posted at vegsource, but well trainedmind said we needed 50 points.  Thanks for the tips

Date Posted: 2/26/2010 2:48 PM ET
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You don't have to use PayPal on HomeschoolClassifieds.com.  It's just an option.  I've been on there over a year and I don't have PayPal.  Even if a seller does have it listed, you can probably ask if they'll take a check or money order.  Also, if all they take is PayPal, and you don't have an account, you can still order via credit card "through" PayPal.  I just did that this morning.

I absolutely LOVE HSC over all the other options.  :P  My ID there is "JulieCC".

http://www.homeschoolclassifieds.com/show_list.asp?user=juliecc&tab=sale

Date Posted: 2/26/2010 2:49 PM ET
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Oh, and you don't have to have "more than 7 books to sell" on HSC.  You can have any number.

Date Posted: 2/26/2010 8:01 PM ET
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I have had the best luck selling on yahoo groups.  

Date Posted: 2/27/2010 12:20 PM ET
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which yahoo groups?

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Date Posted: 2/27/2010 4:43 PM ET
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 Well, I'm on Yahoo Groups for nearly every curriculum publisher.  Many times people post items from that publisher for sale or trade.  Then we have a local YG for curricula/family item swapping.  I'm also on one for just gifted materials.  They're really all over the place.  I run the YG swap group for my main curriculum.

Just do a search on there.  The only people I really trust are those I know from the main curriculumm, local, and the gifted groups.  Since YG's have no feedback to sellers (unless the list owner keeps a database), it tends to scare me off.  I've been cheated in the past on other YG's, so I left them.  I like HSC because of the "reputation" feature.

 

I'm a visual person, and the VegSource board gives me a headache.  I also don't like how it's set up.

Date Posted: 3/2/2010 7:16 PM ET
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Hi Christa,

With HSC, are you referring to having to pay with Paypal for selling more than 7 books?  I just checked and you can mail them a check instead to pay for selling more books.

I've found HSC the best place to sell. Sometimes I won't get any offers for a month then I'll have four or five in a week.

I used to sell on Veg. Source and have great sucess but I haven't found things selling on there within the last year or so and my prices are reasonable.