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Where Do Used Bookstores Get Their Books?
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10-12-2017 04:07 PM

 



Post: #16
RE: Where Do Used Bookstores Get Their Books?
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People come with boxes of them and dump them off.

I've worked in second-hand retail. Getting stuff is the easy part. Selling anything the hardest part. A small core of dedicated shoppers is all that keeps any of them in business.
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10-12-2017 04:10 PM

 



Post: #17
RE: Where Do Used Bookstores Get Their Books?
eclipsed  Wrote: (10-12-2017 03:01 PM)
the local library has books sales occasionally, once they had an entire room just FILLED with boxes and tables and piles of books for sale.
we stocked up the last day where a bag was a dollar.
the kids went wild and we had a blast!
it was like heaven!
books of all kinds..

i picked out one called SORCERORS CROSSING, a used paperback.it was signed by the author Taisha Abelar.
when i put my hand over her handwriting i felt incredible heat, it was hot, but only from her script, nothing else.
i also noticed in her handwriting she had many, many breaks between her letters, which in graphology (handwriting analysis) means psychic ability.
i felt she was still alive and she is quite powerful.

I've heard that one's good, though I haven't read it yet.

Still getting through a stack of Michael Moorcock I found. He writes what at first seems like generic sword & sorcery, then throws in a really trippy paragraph about multiverses, etc. that would fit plenty of threads on here.
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10-12-2017 04:11 PM

 



Post: #18
RE: Where Do Used Bookstores Get Their Books?
you think you got a deal but you just inherited the late fees. those are library books. that box you checked is legally binding.
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10-12-2017 04:57 PM

 



Post: #19
RE: Where Do Used Bookstores Get Their Books?
LoP Guest  Wrote: (10-12-2017 03:24 PM)
Dead people
Jhikpghf

Diary of the unknown...

Reading the ghostly ideas of the remembered dead.
Propping up some, vilifying others; all written in letters for the living to learn.
Good or bad they create the example for all on earth.
So many ghosts perpetuating the monuments of men.
Keeping the living past alive...
Which influences are worthy of remembrance?
What has the present learned for the future?
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10-12-2017 05:00 PM

 



Post: #20
RE: Where Do Used Bookstores Get Their Books?
Coolchick  Wrote: (10-12-2017 12:54 PM)
LoP Guest  Wrote: (10-12-2017 12:49 PM)
Jehovah's Witnesses sell them to book stores.
They steal them from you when you let them in your house.

do they?

i will have to let some in then.. i have a lot of books i would like

to get rid of.. Ttpcmasm do you think they would steal old knick knacks

and other crap as well..?

that really would be useful...

where do i get some of these jehovah witnesses..?

i can put a lot of stuff out.. then turn my back for awhile.. agree

Lucky we have charities muggers that are happy to clear you out.... was really handy when we moved last year... they turned up with a big van and cleared everything we didn't want to move... though you still have to avoid the chuggers in the streets, they'll have your credit card and bank details in no time..
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10-12-2017 05:26 PM

 



Post: #21
RE: Where Do Used Bookstores Get Their Books?
Estate sales.
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10-13-2017 08:45 AM

 



Post: #22
RE: Where Do Used Bookstores Get Their Books?
Popular used books are bought up cheap by a cartel and then pulped.

This ensures that you must pay full price if you want the book.

The used book business used to be honest but it has now become a giant racket.
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10-13-2017 06:13 PM

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Post: #23
RE: Where Do Used Bookstores Get Their Books?
I have a few old threads that i will happily sell to you for 3 dollars each + 3 dollars for shipping. The notes on them are pretty scary though.
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10-13-2017 06:49 PM

 



Post: #24
RE: Where Do Used Bookstores Get Their Books?
Thrift stores
.25 per hardback
.10 per paperback
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Post: #25
RE: Where Do Used Bookstores Get Their Books?
Silver Wilbury  Wrote: (10-12-2017 09:10 AM)
Where Do Used Bookstores Get Their Books?

I ordered two books on E Bay

Anyways I get the first book and on the inside cover there is a love note a girl wrote her boyfriend.

The book was a gift.

So I get the second book and it has a students class notes on the pages.

In college I loved when this happened because I already has a outline for a paper.

The books were three dollars and shipping was another three so it cost twelve dollars.

E Bay has a box to check 'show me the lowest price first'.

Some years ago, if you died within 100 miles of Las Vegas and nobody claimed your stuff, it came to me. All of it. Everything. I had two or three homes worth of stuff a day show up in my driveway. I would take the books and turn over the rest to a guy who ran a thrift store.

At one point I had books stacked floor to ceiling throughout my garage and wanted to make a used book store. I left Vegas before then, and the books were donated to church.

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10-13-2017 08:37 PM

 



Post: #26
RE: Where Do Used Bookstores Get Their Books?
Most used books come from estate sales. I've been the executor of a few deceased individual's estates and so I know this for a fact. Lmao It took me quite a while to go through these books each time. I felt obligated to check each for hidden cash (I keep a $100 bill hidden within the pages of my favorite books). There's only a couple thousand hiding in them, but I can't be the only one that does that. I have money hidden in places I've forgotten about. None of the places are connected to the house, that way I won't move and leave anything behind. Then I moved a year ago, I found $5000 I forgot about inside an old jewelery box. It has been in there for about 18 years, lol. When I went through the things of these 3 people that had died, I found hidden cash too. It seems every old person keeps thousands in cash hidden. One individual had about $22k hidden in a fishing tackle box. But everyone had many shelves and boxes filled with books. And it also takes time to go through them books looking for the rare ones that are worth more than you would think. Old paperbacks will become collector items far in the future, like baseball cards. I myself keep a lot of books, but not paperbacks.
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Post: #27
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Do you like banana pudding or suffocation?

Remember, I am playing a character who is based on me.
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Hamburgerwagon  Wrote: (10-13-2017 08:39 PM)
Do you like banana pudding or suffocation?

No, but I love vanilla.

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Silver Wilbury  Wrote: (10-13-2017 08:42 PM)
Hamburgerwagon  Wrote: (10-13-2017 08:39 PM)
Do you like banana pudding or suffocation?

No, but I love vanilla.

Vanilla pudding? What if it has tapioca in it?

Remember, I am playing a character who is based on me.
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Post: #30
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Hamburgerwagon  Wrote: (10-13-2017 08:46 PM)
Silver Wilbury  Wrote: (10-13-2017 08:42 PM)
No, but I love vanilla.

Vanilla pudding? What if it has tapioca in it?

I like tapioca pudding. I still make some a few times a year. I like custard to, something I make often in the winter.
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