Post divorce (paperwork pending) and having my career stall, though still be very fulfilling, I decided to go back to school. I signed up for two classes that will help give me a leg up at work. Not having been to school in over a decade, I'm still a little wobbly getting started. I thought it'd be a great idea to buy my textbooks early.
Yeah, no. Bad idea, bad idea!!
My class changed teachers and this new guy, while very cute, swapped books on me. I, wanting to save money, bought my book off the Internet and so I'm now stuck with this book that cost me over 70 bucks and nothing to do with it. The bookstore won't take it, cause for some reason they have a surplus...hmm, I wonder how that could be?
Everyone suggests selling it online, much like I bought it, but I've never done that. I figure you sorta need that all important feedback or something. Grrr. Anyone have any info....Barnes and Noble offered to buy it from me for a whopping 12 bucks.
I'm so screwed. And lost...I don't know who to ask cause really, it's not something that comes up in conversation. "Oo, I just sold my old textbook last night, Yay!" Yeah, no.
Um... I bought some old text books (a while back now though) on ebay. I just typed in the book I was looking for and there it was. Did you look into ebay? I mean everyone who sells stuff there has to start somewhere - as in before they get any feedback etc.
I've never listed anything there, but I think my hubby has so if you are still having trouble let me know and I can get some further info about how to go about it.
Shame it turned out that way - *fingers crossed* you're able to sell it. xx
You have better chances of making some money back on ebay or amazon. I've never sold a textbook on amazon before, but a friend of mine sold all of hers from last semester recently and made some decent money. Selling textbooks on ebay is about like selling anything else. While feedback helps, everyone has to start somewhere. I suggest ebay and offer free shipping. That will encourage bidders to spend more on the book.
I hope things get better for you, dear. Sounds like you've had a hard time of it for a while. Going to school is a good option.
Going back to school looks like it's exactly what I've needed. The classes are going to be hard but interesting and one teacher is even a hotty. Usually dating the teacher would be bad, but this time around I think he's my age. *lol*
And yeah, everyone is pointing me to the ebay sites, I'm just nervous about getting things set up. They want to attach to my checking account and that makes me nervous.
Understandable. The only reason they want to link to your checking account is so that the money you make on ebay can be put directly into your account. It's pretty handy. :) The thing I really like about paypal is that they leave a paper trail for everything they do concerning your account.
...me again! :) If you go the ebay way, hubby's recommendation is make sure you have a reserve price...so it won't get sold for $6.50. And factor in the percentage you have to pay ebay.... that's what he says anyway.
I'm thinking of using half.com, it's an ebay site but you list the price instead of auctioning. My only worry is having the site connected to my checking account. Can you ask your hubby how they pay him on ebay? If half is from the same site, maybe it's the same? How does he feel about having it connected to the checking account, if it does?
Looks like you've got some good advice in comments below. Half.com sounds good. Apparently you can just sell on ebay, without doing an auction also.
Not sure about the link to checking account - we do everything through PayPal and stu's just mentioned Google Checkout as another payment set up. But maybe those systems also need a link a checking account. Not sure?
Thanks! I got up the nerve and finally posted it. I'm really hopeful cause it's 10 bucks cheaper than anything on-line right now. I have a few friends who have been selling stuff on half for awhile and they said they haven't had any problems so here's hoping. *crosses fingers*
Tomorrow!! Can you believe it's here already?! Can't wait!
Now that I'm on my own again, things are so much better. What really spun my head was he didn't make it 6 months before he got a new girlfriend living with him in my house! The one with my name on the mortgage!!!
Seriously. 10 years and he's moved on within 6 months. What a fucking douchbag. Just the thought of all the time I spent trying to make the marriage work kills me. 6 MONTHS! *deep breath*
you can sell via Amazon really easily and they don't charge you anything til it sells (not even much then!). i've been selling texty type books there since i midway through my masters... didn't have any feedback on my sellers acct when i started and i sold stuff pretty quick cuz i was competetive with my price and honest about the quality. a lot of the used buyers would rather buy from a person than a store as the quality of service is better. i could put it up for ya and when it sells send you the info on who to mail it to. if you want. but if you've got stuff you're finding you may want to get rid of too... just start your own seller acct there. :)
i think it is standard... though, i think there is a way at amazon to set it up as credit in your amazon acct. i have a second checking acct that mine is attached to. in over a year, i've never had any probs. but i'm an awesome seller ;)
Yeah, your sis told me about that place. Totally love it. That's where I bought this but I bought early enough I was past the refund deadline. I'm debating about selling it on half but I'm leery of having a site connected to my checking account. That seriously freaks me out! But I guess I just have to bite the bullet. The same book sold for 70 just today. The next lowest price is in the 100s. I know I can sell this if I put it up, I'm just way nervous.
Yeah, I was nervous about using my checking account info when I first signed up for it. But it's fine. I've gotten over that. Also, don't worry about not having the feedback. I sold a book within the first couple of months that I had my account. Plus, right now people are still buying their books for school so you might sell it pretty quickly, especially if it's (one of) the cheapest in the category. :-)
I'm really hopeful since right now it's the cheapest on the entire Internet! :P I checked B&N and Amazon, I'm 10 dollars cheaper than the cheapest, I figured that would be a good idea. *crosses fingers*
Of course I'm going to totally freak when it actually does sell. Cause that will mean I have to like mail it and shit. *lol*
I hope you find some time to make it up to Vegas. I was bummed you couldn't make it. The offer for the couch still stands. I even cleaned recently. :)