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Half.com isn’t half bad, really

If you have a load of CDs, DVDs and books you want to get rid of, you might consider eBay’s red-headed step child: Half.com.

College students with textbooks take special notice of this blog.

eBay bought Half.com quite a long time ago and it specializes in books, music and movies. I listed a few books on the site over the weekend. It’s really easy, especially if you already of an eBay account.

The interface is great. You simply enter ISBNs for books and UPCs for other items. The Half.com system looks them up and fills in most of the important information. You give your item a quality rating, a price and write a brief description, if needed.

The Half.com software gives you great pricing information when you enter your items. It suggests a price, tells you highs and lows and what the most recent identical item sold for.

I was more than pleased to find that one of the books we are listing sells for around $100.

There is also a bulk uploading interface available if you have a lot of items you want to do all at once. If you know how to use a spreadsheet like Excel, this should be no problem for you.

One of the great things about Half.com is that your items stay listed until they sell. With eBay, your auctions typically expire in a week and then you have to deal with re-listing your items.

For sellers who already have an eBay account, you can also have your Half.com items automatically listed on eBay.

Double the pleasure, double the fun!