It only took a day or two to make my first book sale on Half.com so I immediately grabbed a pile of books and listed them all.
Before we moved from California to Nashville, we had a mega garage sale and unloaded about 30 years of collected books. We made some money, but had I taken the time to list them online, I’m certain we could have done far better. However, that would have required us to start listing them well in advance.
We aren’t such good planners.
If you have books on your shelves that you haven’t read, or probably even considered reading, the last few years, why not put them up for sale on Half.com? Believe me, you won’t miss them.
The user interface is really easy. Just plug in the ISBNs, give them a price, rate them, make a comment or two if necessary, and you’re done.
The only thing I’m not completely happy about is that they only pay twice a month. Their parent company, eBay pays whenever you make a sale.
The site integrates shipping with Paypal shipping so you can print your labels and pay for postage online. This is a feature I really love. It keeps you out of the long lines at the post office and you can get tracking for only 19 cents. Also, Half.com orders ship at the media mail rate.
You do, however, need a good scale at home to use this feature.
It seems that over the last decade there’s been a major movement afoot to declutter our lives. Magazines like “Simple” and a whole slew of shows on HGTV are built around this idea.
Clear off some of those bookshelves and put a little extra cash in your wallet.