I like books. In graduate school, I read a lot of books. For over a decade I have also applied strategies to make money selling books!
For seven years, I worked at a couple of bookstores and now for at least the past decade I have purchased books at clearance sales, library sales and garage sales and then flipped them on Amazon for profit.
Another strategy that has also proven quite rewarding is by selling books, CD’s and DVD’s at chain bookstores. I know that several franchises, with stores in multiple cities, purchase used books. Half Price Books is one of them. But my experience and specific tips are based upon sales to Hastings Entertainment, although I suspect that most of the strategies I’ll share are applicable to other establishments as well.
While I do buy used books at garage sales, library sales and such, the better deals may occasionally be found at retail establishments.
For a couple of years, I purchased books at one franchise with a local store which would discount new books to as low as 47 cents each [Read more. . .]
*Please note, since writing this article, Hastings has gone out of business. Since we do not have a Half Price Books nearby, I have not attempted to apply the article’s strategies there, but suspect they would work.
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