How Do You Find Buyers for Old Books?


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Find buyers for old books by creating listings on sites such as eBay.com, Craiglist.org or Amazon.com, as of 2015. Each site offers tools to connect with local or national buyers, handle communications and make payment arrangements. It is also possible to find businesses willing to buy old books through sites such as BookScouter.com.

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Auction site eBay.com allows you to create a free seller account after opening and verifying a PayPal account, through which you can make postings about used books. The site includes the ability to upload pictures of the books along with a description of the items, post multiple books in a single lot or sell the books on an offer-based system.

Craigslist.org also allows you to post to the site for free without creating an account to use the service. The site focuses on specific cities rather than offering a single national listing, meaning you need to choose a location first before you can post a listing. It also offers a Wanted section that may contain listings from users looking for old books.

Amazon.com enables users to sell used books directly through its system, displaying listings as additional buying options on the official product listing page for the book.

To sell a book through BookScouter.com, you must enter its ISBN number that allows the site to verify the book. You are then able to see listings from buyers and ship the book through the site for free.

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