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Subject: Where do you "shop" online for used curriculum
Date Posted: 6/7/2010 5:12 PM ET
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Since curriculum is so expensive many times it can't be found on PBS...

where do you look???

any great sites???

 

THANKS

Subject: sites with curriculum
Date Posted: 6/7/2010 5:19 PM ET
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I usually look on homeschoolclassifieds.com, they have thousands of items listed. I also get items on Amazon quite often as well.

Date Posted: 6/8/2010 3:18 PM ET
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I have heard of people using Vegsource.com and HSLDA.org.  There are many Yahoo groups that sell.  There are some yahoo groups to sell specific curriculum such as Sonlight or Institute for Excellence in Writing.  That could be nice if you are looking for something specifc.

Date Posted: 6/8/2010 4:26 PM ET
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I also suggest HomeschoolClassifieds.com.  I've been using the site for 1.5 years and it's wonderful.  The owners are very open to suggestions, too.  Last week I asked them to add "favorite sellers" and a sort of "shopping cart", to make it easier to see what people have to sell, and to put things on a list we want, but aren't ready to buy.  I have a feeling they'll do it once the programmer has a chance.  It was my suggestion to make each line a different shade to make reading easier. laugh It's easy to get more credits there without purchasing them, but even if you do, they're inexpensive.

JC

Date Posted: 6/9/2010 11:45 AM ET
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I've used Vegsource for years, but I also love finding local used book/curriculum sales.    Maybe there's a local network you can get connected to that shares this kind of information. 

Some booksales are organized by support groups and they take a donation or a percentage off the top of seller's sales.  And sometimes they are simply pop-your-trunk open kind of affairs.    In the pop-your-trunk open deal, an arrangement is usually made with a church and their parking lot is used, or sometimes the buyers and sellers do it at a park.    Used books/curriculm sales are super popular around here.  I just made $200.00 a couple weeks ago selling off some stuff I was done with - and that was after a 10% commission was taken off by the group that organized it.

Whether you organize one or are wanting to find one, getting plugged into some local networking to publicize (or find) it is essential.



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Subject: Ebay
Date Posted: 7/3/2010 6:02 PM ET
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I think Ebay is a great place to get homeschooling materials. They're usually in great condition, and are pretty cheap too.

Date Posted: 7/4/2010 4:55 PM ET
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I use homeschoolbooksforless.com. This site is a homeschool mom who sells consignment homeschool books as a way of making some extra money. She is honest and helpful.

And even has a want list set up for you if you would like it. Her name is Stephanie and she is in Aiken, SC. I know her husband got laid off recently so any sales you can give her would be 

of great need and benefit to them. She lists her stuff on homeschoolclassifieds.com but also has a lot more on her site.

 

Date Posted: 7/16/2010 9:16 PM ET
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The welltrainedmind.com For Sale forums are the best place I have found to buy curriculum. Ads are free and people tend to post with very reasonable prices.

 

Debbie

Date Posted: 7/19/2010 10:34 AM ET
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Our local craigslist is starting to have more and more homeschool books in their "book" section.

Subject: Buying Homeschool Material
Date Posted: 7/26/2010 12:42 PM ET
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Homeschoolclassifieds.com and

Ebay for me too.  Also, Yahoo groups:

HomeschoolFreebies@yahoogroups.com

homeschoolbookswap@yahoogroups.com

HSEduFreeMarket@yahoogroups.com

Date Posted: 7/26/2010 9:13 PM ET
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Homeschoolclassifieds.com, Amazon and sometimes I have found books on Half.com.