This isn’t going to be a mind-blowing post.. just so you know. I feel like I’ve been neglecting my blog lately so thought I’d do up a quick post. Today’s topic? Selling Curriculum and books. Why? Because that is what I have been doing today.
I’ve been taking pictures. Such as this one. I then go to the local buy’n’sell groups (including the homeschool ones) and post things for sale.
I don’t charge a lot. My prices are pretty basic like $1 for chapter books, $2 for workbooks, $5 for new books, $10 for never even been looked at books, still in the wrapping.
Cause you know what…sometimes you buy stuff with good intentions and then go MEH.. why did I ever buy that??? So you want to recoup SOME of your costs right? But normally once it’s used and done.. I just want it gone. I don’t want to keep it in my house.
Some books, like the one above are HARD to get rid of. I LOVE this book. BUT someone gave me a box of books to sell once, told me I could keep anything I wanted instead of selling it and in that box was a book of all James Herriot’s short tales. This book is in that (sans the pictures) but the story itself is there and ultimately it’s the story I love not the pictures.
Ergo… out it goes. I do hope it finds a home where it will be much loved. I remember having this same trouble with Explorers. I just love wordless books, you can do so much with them.
Some decisions are hard
Others I really waffle on. Like The Appleseed Journal. I keep thinking I could get the lad to do a book study on it. One where he has to think through some of Appleseeds’ errant beliefs…but then I remember my lad HATES book studies and is the struggle really worth it? So I waffle and time will tell. I suppose if it sells that’s my answer right? And if it is still here when I want to MAKE him do a book study it’ll be available.
in this season of my life I’m also selling some books for a friend’s sister. I get a commission which helps make it worth my time. But hubby wants them gone so I’m trying to get rid of them before I tell my friend…come take these away again. I can’t have them in the house.
I sold about 1/3 of them earlier this year at a book sale and was highly pleased by that. My intention was to have a yard sale/book sale earlier this year but it seemed my fellows always needed me for something or the weather was too wet or much too hot or I had a bad week where doing anything was just stupid. You know how it goes.
Either way, come Monday morning most of these books will be gone .. either to a thrift store or back to my friends home and only a select few will make it in my yardsale pile for next year. Won’t that just be a lovely thing… and I will hopefully have just enough money to take my fellows out for supper. Won’t THAT be a fun?
How about you… what methods do YOU use for selling curriculum books? Do you use facebook or have a yearly sale you attend? Maybe you list them on Kijiji or Craig’s list?