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August 16th, 2010, 11:53 PM
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Has anyone ever tried any website to sell old books online? I recently found Amazon's Textbook Trade In program and have gotten almost $500 in Amazon gift cards by trading in my old college textbooks that I couldn't trade in at my school bookstore. I'm planning on using that money to buy the crib and dresser set I want.

But I have TONS of other books that I don't want/need anymore that I'd love to sell. Has anyone used any online sites to do this? I'm talking like besides eBay (which I can't use- long story) or Craigslist (which is a waste of time for something like individual books). I googled "sell books online" and found a lots of sites, but I worry about scams. Does anyone have a good legit site they use? Or are there other ways to sell these books?

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August 17th, 2010, 12:18 AM
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I heard that Amazon takes in more then just textbooks, so try selling your extra books there.

There is also one site that I've used a couple of times in the past they've been really good, let me go find that link.

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August 17th, 2010, 08:45 AM
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I used Craig's List to sell my son's children's books and made over $200 using them.
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August 17th, 2010, 11:36 PM
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I went through all the books that I'd like to sell and tried running them through Amazon's buyback program, but they wouldn't take them. I've tried cash4books.net, but same thing. I've tried posting them on CL, but I'm not getting any offers and the prices are ROCK BOTTOM ($1 a book for some very nice and new political and textbooks). One problem is that the political books I have, although only read once and still in like new condition, are irrelevant as they are from around the 2004 and 2008 elections and the arguments are out of date. I have many textbooks, but they are of an older edition. I have many interesting feminist theory books from college that can be used as textbooks or pleasure reading, but no one is interested in them. I've been doing a lot of trading on swaptree.com, but I'm trying to make a little extra scratch by SELLING these books, not trading them for others. I'm thinking about just having a yard sale with only books. I have literally thousands of books, as my room is lined with shelves that are completely full of them, stacked two rows deep in some spots. I have bought some, but most of them came from relatives who have passed on that have left me their collections. Most of them are great, some collectibles, and most I'm keeping. It's the irrelevant ones that I don't want that I'm trying to part with, but it seems no one else wants them either. lol

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September 22nd, 2010, 04:01 PM
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You can sell your books on amazon without doing the buyback program. Enter in the title or ISBN and there is a link/icon that asks if you have this book to sell. I have sold some books that I NEVER thought would sell this way!
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