Like most 20-somethings, I have moved around. A lot. And for some reason, I like to move in the summer when it's 100+ degrees. And I have more books than any one person my age should have.
Books are heavy. They take up way too much space. And, why do I need my calculus book from 5 years ago? I don't.
Back when I was in college (....just a few months ago), I would always sell my textbooks. Now, I wouldn't get a lot back, but at the end of the day - it's extra cash.
I use http://bookscouter.com/. You type in the ISBN and it gives you a lot of different options and quotes.
Then, I usually make an Excel sheet to keep track of where I should send my books.
And then I color-code so I know which books are going where. As you can see, not all of my books are re-sellable. And, I'm really not getting that much back, but extra money is extra money and I won't have to take these books with me when I move.
Another great thing is that Amazon will let you trade in books for Amazon gift-cards - which you can keep on your account and use whenever you want.
I'm making an extra $132.10 by selling my books.
Better than nothing.
All the books in my car ready to be shipped off.
Labels: books, money making tip