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Has anyone had any experience or dealings with BetterWorldBooks and using their bookseller service. I have between 50-100,000 books to dispose of so that my warehouse can be developed into flats.
Does that mean you are getting out of books altogether?
I can't imaging BW pay much for bulk stock. Have you looked into Magpie or 'WeBuy' ?
I hate the idea of feeding any of these vultures but if you have to dispose of a huge pile of middle-of-the-road stock there probably aren't many options.
Any local auctions for the more specialist stuff?
Railway, local history etc. quickly sorted into boxes might make decent prices going by what happens up here. I gave up trying to buy lots & thought I might be better selling there. Might not make much of a dent but might fetch some reasonable money.
Might be worth posting on the official Amazon boards, might be another seller willing to take them on. 50k+ only for the major sellers though. That sort of quantity rules most folk out.
Any penny fodder might be difficult. There's a couple of charity booksales here that collect but not that sort of quantity. I got rid of about 1000 to one after a cull. (I think I accidentally bought some of them back at the sale).
george - I don't know you, unless you have changed your name from the old days. A lot of people on here know me quite well, I'm a seriously old hat at Amazon since 2004. I've not listed books on the site for about 8 years when I realised I had to diversify and my money mainly in toys or anything else I could buy to sell - Brexit vote actually killed my European sales toy sales overnight.. You need to look at BWB website to see what they offer and so far they are the best I can find, that's why I'm posting here, so if you have an realistic alternative, I'm all ears. I have friends who went down the big books model, it just wasn't for me, I will always be a one man band.
Jim - where do I start - biker, rocker (kindred spirit) and Facebook friends for over 10 years. 50% of these books are boxed, unsorted and never been looked at. They were inherited when I bought the building and my old landlord was a serious book dealer on Abe. They have to dealt with en block, totally unmanageable
unless you have a huge team.
I also need to sell sell a lot of shelving...
You haven't even checked those unsorted boxes for large old atlases?
I do wonder how much of that sort of stock just gets moved from dealer to dealer without ever being sorted out.
I'd definitely have a quick look through just in case there's something you could retire on.
shaz, I do have about 3 big boxes of the family's atlases, but not old ones, they are all at the National Library of Scotland.
jim, they are talking about giving me 10-15% of all sales, but they do all the work and pay the postage etc. On the volume I have, it should give me a small additional income and I'm not getting any younger either. The new flats and shop will be my main income.
Do they still do that sliding scale thing where they give less the longer they hold the stock?
It does sound like a reasonable option. Better than having to pay someone to dispose of it.
I'm not sure, that's why I'm asking here, but I believe it is a straightforward payment. They are coming to see my setup next week, so I'll find out more then.
Keep us posted Chris - I am thinking of getting rid of my books too as I am fed up with not having a proper home (and other things sell better than books). If they still do the thing where you get less the longer they have them and they just take them over - that sounds like a good option rather than trying to sell them individually yourself. Even if they just offer to take the lot for 6p a book I think I would go for it (if I was in your situation). Moving them somewhere else would be a nightmare.
Good luck with it anyway. You've been around longer than I have, 2005.
I'm glad I never went down the big seller route, I always intend to keep it to a level that I could just shut up shop & get a local auction house to collect & flog it all cheap.
I also need to sell sell a lot of shelving...
I actually need shelving now - but I think you are too far away for it to be practical
Hi Barry, I remember that name... I just got on with my life and diversified. I'm surprised that nobody here knows what they d or offer.
I contemplated that, but the truth is that I don't really like dealing. Never have. Am just doing what I always did: buying expensive online and selling expensiver. There would, however, be no difficulty in shifting my stock: presently 113 items.