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#1 The Flying Tench

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 08:44 PM

Has anyone any experience of doing this? is Amazon the best? If so, I can't seem to work out how to do it. I get various codes phoned through from that I have to quote, but I can't work out what you click to actually sell a book. All help appreciated.


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Posted 04 February 2019 - 09:29 PM

I sold some on ebay but its a perilous route
Make sure you examine every page for defects and list them ,note any defects on the cover and sheet and list them .
Buyers will pounce on anything to get it for nothing
Thirdly box it up with plenty of cushioning especially the corners and pray it gets delivered in one piece
Fourthly run of the mill books are just not worth the effort only collectors items can be worth it and colectors want the best

Fithly books rarely are worth what you think ,i have sold both the book of the perch and the fighting barbel and got far less than top end ,honesty costs money in such things you just hope 2 people fight for it !

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 10:14 PM

You might want to consider passing them on to a charity shop & have the satisfaction that you've had the pleasure of owning & reading the books and that it's time to let them go to a good cause??

 

Better that, than to let them go for nix to the "Not as Described Brigade"  Chesters mentioned!!

 

A 2nd hand book shop might give you a small few quid for some of the better ones. But is it worth your Petrol??


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Posted 05 February 2019 - 07:16 PM

What are you selling?


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Posted 06 February 2019 - 12:42 PM

The first would be a monograph on near death experiences with RRP of £100, plus maybe some bible commentaries! Not the sort of stuff charity shops want, I fear. I may also decide to take leave of a few angling books, but if so I'll post a list on A.N.

 

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 05:12 AM

The first would be a monograph on near death experiences with RRP of £100, plus maybe some bible commentaries! Not the sort of stuff charity shops want, I fear. I may also decide to take leave of a few angling books, but if so I'll post a list on A.N.
 
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