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Old 05-01-2012, 03:40 PM
 
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I haven't had a positive experience w/ one unnamed used book store .. they literally give pennies for your good hardbound books & DVDs.

That being said ... does anyone know of anywhere else to go to sell used books? Or DVDs?
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:53 PM
 
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:07 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Or you could donate them to the library and let them make a few bucks off them.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:35 PM
 
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I haven't had a positive experience w/ one unnamed used book store .. they literally give pennies for your good hardbound books & DVDs.

That being said ... does anyone know of anywhere else to go to sell used books? Or DVDs?
Half-Price Books is the same ( ) so don't even try there. It is heartbreaking! I've had some limited success on amazon, but it seems like current titles go and older stuff takes forever. The college bookstores buy books, even your old paperbacks, and they generally pay more than HPB. You would be surprised at what some instructors are using as required reading. Good luck, I know it is a sad situation.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:22 PM
 
Location: I live south of San Antonio in a place called Atascosa.
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Read a lot of books. They are mostly worthless. I went to Half price Books with a whole box full. They offered me 2.00 Dollars! It would be cheaper to burn them in the BBQ pit!
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:26 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Read a lot of books. They are mostly worthless. I went to Half price Books with a whole box full. They offered me 2.00 Dollars! It would be cheaper to burn them in the BBQ pit!
Or you could donate them to your local library! Or you could check wins hospital to see if they would like them.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:09 PM
 
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Your never going to get anything for your books unless its something old and valuable. Could be valuable if you run out of toilet paper
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:13 PM
 
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I missed out on giving it to the school district for their huge sale -- but I was spring cleaning -- wanted to get them out of the house, and figured if I could get a few bucks for it, why not? Sadly, I was only offered $7.30 for a huge lot of good books & DVDs -- an insult, really. I took it b/c I wanted them out of my house -- but there has got to be another place!!
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:14 PM
 
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Your never going to get anything for your books unless its something old and valuable. Could be valuable if you run out of toilet paper
Actually -- I like that idea!! You never know when times are gonna get hard and toilet paper is no where to be found!
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:40 PM
 
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I sold some television box-set videos 4 years after I had bought them for around $300-400. They gave me $1.75. Roughly 5 cents per video.
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