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Goldy

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Paid off our student loans by selling our old textbooks!
« on: August 29, 2018, 07:03:07 PM »
Turns out there is still money in 10 year old undergrad textbooks.  We sold 5 of 10 in 2 days for $350 and blasted the final two student loans.  Whatís even better is that I no longer need to keep moving those books around.

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Re: Paid off our student loans by selling our old textbooks!
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2018, 07:22:25 PM »
I probably would've recycled them a long time ago.  Glad to hear you got some money out of them.

Goldy

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Re: Paid off our student loans by selling our old textbooks!
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2018, 07:48:37 PM »
Ya, I thought I would use them more in my career

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Re: Paid off our student loans by selling our old textbooks!
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2018, 08:32:57 PM »
Good job. I tossed a couple reference books into the recycle bin last night. I realized the odds were very long that I would go to them rather than the web should I have a question.

Last year I recycled a book of six place logarithms I bought at a library book sale in the eighties. Next on the list may be the CRC math tables book, but I did use it once last year.

What subject were the books?

August26th

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Re: Paid off our student loans by selling our old textbooks!
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2018, 11:20:24 AM »
What method/medium did you use to sell them?

Nice work!

TheCatWhisperer

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Re: Paid off our student loans by selling our old textbooks!
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2018, 02:11:01 PM »
What method/medium did you use to sell them?

Nice work!

Yes! Please share. I've got a "professional library" that my university required us to buy. Don't think I've open a book since graduation.

Goldy

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Re: Paid off our student loans by selling our old textbooks!
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2018, 01:02:33 AM »
I just put them up on amazon and matched or beat the lowest price to try and get these moving.  I also timed the sale to occur in Mid August when school is about to go back into session.  Some of the books were essentially worthless but iím now up to $470 in sales and still have a couple left.  This has given me a boost to start looking at other things we have around the house to declutter and make some cash.

These were all science books

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Re: Paid off our student loans by selling our old textbooks!
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2018, 04:58:49 AM »
I am dropping off a second textbook at the post office this morning. I put them on ebay with a very low price. I think $70 total. Better than simply tossing them, and better than sitting on my shelf. These two were super clean and still the current edition. I have a couple more up, hoping to catch some spring semester kids looking.