Why Sell Books Online?
With the economy like it is today, many are turning to work-from-home type jobs. One of many jobs that allows people to work for themselves is selling books online. In this article, you can find out where to find cheap books for resale.
Where to Find Cheap Books
If you are going to sell books online, you’ll need sources. Where are you going to find the books? Where are you going to find high quality, in-demand books at a price low enough that reselling them online will yield a profit? Here are some possible sources:
Not only do most libraries sell books throughout the year on tables by the door, but many hold annual book sales. Books can cost as little as $.50 – $1.50. Simply go to the public library site for your county. Find the Calendar of Events and combine all of the libraries. Chances are, multiple libraries will have huge book sales throughout the year. Save the dates on your calendar and be sure to arrive early. You won’t by the only one looking for a book bargain.
State Book Sales
Use sites like booksalefinder.com to find out about book sales coming to your state. Some sales are ongoing, and some happen just once a year. At these large book sales, books are sold by the 1000s. Again, make sure to go early. If you have the chance to revisit the book sale later, arrive near the end of the sale. Many times, prices will be marked down even more and vendors might even begin selling by the bag instead of selling books individually.
Estate sales are usually sales of a deceased person’s belongings. Representatives heading up the sale are not generally too concerned about books. Make sure to find out about these sales going on in your area. It can be difficult to find out about these, but usually they are mentioned in the newspaper. It will also be worth your time to research any local estate sale companies and check their upcoming events often. Here’s an example of a company I discovered by doing a basic search of “Estate sales Greenville SC”: wingroveestatesales.com. Don’t forget that individuals also sell estate sale goods on eBay. You can buy a large quantity of books for a low price per book.
Yard & Garage Sales
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Thrift stores like The Salvation Army and Goodwill sell books for under $2 each. A good book will sell on eBay, Amazon, or half.com for at least $15, meaning you’ve made a sturdy profit.
Though I’ve listed most of the major sources I know about for finding cheap books, you’d be surprised where you can come up with new inventory. Always check in with friends, relatives, etc. Let them know about your hobby of selling books. They may sell books to you cheaply.
Make sure to read future articles on the supplies you’ll need to be a successful book seller.