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50 Legit Ways to Make Money Before Christmas from Home: Sell Your Old Books



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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.

50 Legit Ways to Make Money Before Christmas from Home: Sell Your Old Books

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. 50 Legit Ways to Make Money Before Christmas from Home: Sell Your Old Books

Have you ever raised cash by selling your old books online?

Or in any other way?

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ermini2

this is a great idea Mike! Although i am not much of a book reader anymore like i used to be but i do have some books laying around. Mostly Danielle Steel books my mom gave me to try to sell when we had our ebay store. The kids have a bunch of books and they always love getting new ones!

that site bookscouter is really cool and i think i will be checking it out and maybe i could get rid of some of them for my mom! HAHA i have sold a few books in yard sales but i think selling them through this site would work so much better and i probably would have a better outcome! LOL thank you for sharing this Mike! I cant wait to try this website out and see what its all about!!



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idealmike

Awesome Ermini, you're welcome. So long as you find it helpful and useful! I totally forgot to say, and I was going to include it too, but you can of course, always sell old books on here on Listing Dock as well. You can put any price you want for it as well and if you write a compelling description for it and maybe even promote and advertise it a little you might even get a few sales too. It could be quite profitable and lucrative actually if you listed a lot of books on here. Since you can sometimes buy them for like $1 or less and sell them for $5 or more. 50 Legit Ways to Make Money Before Christmas from Home: Sell Your Old Books



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Carmilina

I used to do this . But I eat most of the time and I have a permanent work. But this actually add up with my savings.



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Heatman6190

You can only see books if you are a reader of one. Not most people enjoy reading books. Personally, I don't fancy doing it all. So therefore, making money through this medium is a no no for me but I believe there are several other ways that one could make money before Christmas.

This your tip would be a useful information for those that are readers. So it's probably nice that you dropped it here. Good job.



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vinaya

I have never heard about Bookscouter.com, however, I believe if you want to make money by selling old books that this might be the place to get started. However, I will never sell my old books even if I could make money. I am a book collector, I love collection books. I never discard the books I have bought or received from friend and family.I have over 1000 printed books and over 25 GB of digital books. Books are my treasure and I will never sell them.



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overcast

I think selling old academic books definitely helps. And you can build your business on the top of such system. You can see that old books may not be easy to sell though. Because syllabus and the way it requires to be sold is lot different. And on that context i'd say that you have to find the right set of the books. If you find out which books sells and you get to buy them for low cost. Then there is surely a chance of selling the old book at better cost.

i guess for us we have to learn how to price the book at the right time. Because if you don't sell the books at the right time the price may go down and it'd be not possible to sell it.



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tophew

During highschool i tried selling my books to lower grader for extra cash and I earn some money out of it and then when I finish highschool I tried selling my books in high-schools and some books that are love story I sell in online and I made 80% percent sale I can say that it is worth it. As a book lover want to share a books that I already read to let them experience the great story in an affordable price.



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augusta

This is the same thing I did years back, though I didn't sell mine online.Took my high school book to a local book fair for an exhibition and sale and I was surprised at how much people readily bought the books.I later found out those books were off the market, that was why it was readily bought that way.Some old books are like a treasure,we can't find them anymore in the bookstores.



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gelotologist

This s actually a great tip to save money or to earn money before Christmas, most people are like addicted to books so there is no chance that you're not gonna sold any books. If I would sell books, I would sell like a comic type or any novel book which I think are the trendy right now but I'm not sure about it, still I'll sell this types of books.



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augusta

This is a nice way of people some cash for Christmas celebration, people like me love to read various genre of books have bought about 6 books from eBay and there were all good books that I enjoy reading them.It good to be quick about each order to keep people coming back for great service of buying from one.it would really go a long way of putting some money in one's pocket.



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cmoneyspinner

I've never sold anything online other than affiliate products. But I do know that selling old books is a great way to earn some extra money. People might think that because of eBooks, Kindle, etc., it's not. But it is! If it weren't then the 2nd-hand bookstore near where I live would be out of business. How I used to make extra money is by selling my CDs. I don't do that anymore because I ran out of CDs to sell. The remaining CDs in our music collection belong to my husband and I'm not allowed to even look at them! LOL.



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