Friday, March 6, 2015
When we came back from Desert Storm, I had stuffed my duffel bag with paperbacks that people had tossed in a barrel to be burned in preparation for the beginning of the ground war. Nowadays, I hit up the local Half-Priced Books about twice a month, and the first place I go is the "Bargain" section. These are books that, if not sold, will just be tossed into the dumpster in the middle of the night. The thought just horrifies me, so I often "rescue" books that interest me from this fate.
Hey, it's cheaper and cleaner than saving animals from the shelter.
Be that as it may, I find that I have a lot of paperbacks that I have read, and that I know I will never read again. I also have several paperbacks of Robert E. Howard's works that are duplicates of what I have in the Del Rey collection (only missing like two volumes from those). And then there's a whole plethora of books that, chances are, I probably will never read, and have no idea why I bought them in the first place.
So, my idea is to create a new page here (see the tabs at the top), and list all of the ones I want to sell, with a reasonable price. Anyone who wants any of them can let me know, and we can work out a direct sale deal. Payment would probably be through PayPal, and I would mail everything Media Mail, since that's the cheapest. Unlike Amazon, I wouldn't add a standard mail rate to each book. Rates would be based on the weight of the package and nothing more.
I figure this has a good chance of getting books into the hands of people who will appreciate them, and we can bypass the middle man. I did this in the past with RPG books and materials, and it worked out pretty nicely.
I'm going to start sorting and creating a list this weekend, probably. So, keep an eye out. I'll most likely just do a quick post when I have new items listed.
On a side note, I would probably also entertain the idea of book trades.