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50 Legit Ways to Make Money Before Christmas from Home: Sell Your Old Books
Okay so for a lot of people, asking them to depart with their beloved books is a last, last resort! To some people, books are very valuable to them for a myriad of reasons. Some people just like to collect books and I have a couple friends that have shelves of them. One guy has so many books he has to store them in boxes in his attic! I've said to him on several occasions that he could make a fortune if he sold all his books. I think he has about 2000 books so even if he sold them all for £1 each he would make £2000.
But he is adamant that he will never sell any of them and wants to keep them to hand them down to his sons, sons & daughters because he believes that they contain knowledge that this generation of people just don't get taught any more in schools.
I think he's right, however, if you do have a lot of books stacked up and you've already read them and you wouldn't mind parting with them for some cash then selling your books can be a quick and profitable way to make some quick cash for Christmas.
3. Sell Your Old Books
There are actually many ways to sell your old books. You can of course list them up for sale on sites like eBay (taking advantage of their 100 free listings or no sale-no fee offers). And for all intents and purposes, you can usually get more than £1 per book! Sometimes you can sell a book for £5-10 depending on the book, it's value and condition (quality).
You could even sell your old books to charity shops. Some charity shops like Oxfam (who mostly rely on free donations) will buy books at around £1 each so if you have 100 old books you don't want, that could get you around £100 on the spot.
However, I'd like to tell you about a cool site you can use to sell books called Bookscouter.com. They make sure that you get the best price you can for your books instead of the pennies you might get for it selling it online or at a charity shop!
The good thing about Bookscouter.com is that you can enter the ISBN number on the site and it will instantly give you a value for that book right there and then. What is more, they also give you a list of sites that will buy that book from you and the price that they'll give you for it as well.
Although that said, the prices they quote for old books aren't usually that good. In fact, you might just be better off selling them online on eBay or some classified ad site like Craigslist or even those local Facebook buy/sell groups and communities.
However, if you are offered a nice price for your book, it can cut out having to do all of that as all you have to do is send the book to the recommended place and then wait for your payment to arrive which couldn't really be easier.
And just like when you hold a Yard Sale
, you can also hold a Yard Sale that is selling only books only. If you do this several times a week or month, you'll be surprised but people will actually return to see what other books you have for sell.
Have you ever raised cash by selling your old books online?
Or in any other way?