If you have used books or any books whatsoever – (even if they are still unwrapped) at home – which are no longer useful, you can gain various benefits by selling them online. Of course, there is the extra money element, but there is more to it than that. Here are the things you stand to gain by selling your used books online.
You had your fun with the books and now it’s time to pass them on to someone else. The difference is that you are not merely passing it over, but you are giving it away at a price. Since it is a second-hand book, you will be selling it at a lower price than its original value. When someone else buys the book from wherever you sell it, they will acquire it at a lower price than the original price of the book. In a way, you will be helping people who cannot buy the book at its original price get it at a more pocket-friendly price.
Whether the books are in your closet, backpack, or just stacked somewhere on a table, they are consuming space that you could use for something else. Rather than just throwing them away, it’s better to sell them so that you free up that space for something more useful; perhaps something that you’ll buy with the extra cash you get from selling them.
An online place like Booksrun offers free shipping for books sold to them. Online places for selling books that offer free shipping will only require you to price the books you want to sell using the books’ ISBN numbers, and then they’ll come to collect the books from you. You won’t have to leave your home to go give the books or anything of the sort. As you can see, you will be saving time and making money simultaneously.
Save Gaia (the Environment)
By selling your books, it means fewer trees will be cut to make more copies of the book. It is a form of recycling. Furthermore, you will be contributing to the reduction of landfill waste. As long as books are useful and relevant, they should be passed from one generation to the next.
The Extra Money
Money is the main reason most people will want to sell their used books or any books they have at home. It is worth it because books are very expensive. Buying one book may not seem like much but buying textbooks for an entire semester will prove to be financially demanding. It is for this reason that most people will immediately take the chance of getting some of that money back. Selling books online provides this opportunity.
However, for you to sell your books online and make the most of it, there are some things you should consider. Not all books will fetch a good price. Novels, short stories, and books of that nature will not sell that much because not many people like to consume stories in written form. We have movies, in 3D, for that. Textbooks are what fetch the highest prices because there will always be students from various disciplines who are in desperate need of them, especially if the books are the current edition most students are after in their respective fields of study.
Moreover, the condition of the book you are selling will also determine the price you fetch for it. A book that’s as good as new will get you a more appealing price than the one you doodled on, fed some ice cream or soup or performed the art of dog-earing on.
Provided the book is still relevant and in a good condition, you will get some good cash for it. Nonetheless, bear in mind that you will not sell the book at its original price. Most books depreciate as soon as you buy them. Only rare books with valuable information appreciate with time.