By Aniko Online
May 30, 2018 11:43pm CST
As I was at the bookfair on Sunday, I took some photos about my books. I sent the photos to a local second hand bookshop via e-mail. They replied me that they would buy my books. Yesterday I had a program close to the bookshop, so I took more then 20 books into my rucksack and another back and I visited there. Here comes the surprising part. They told me that they would buy 18 books. All of them was published in the last 10 years and was in very good condition. And they offered me a price. A price that was ridiculous. They wanted to pay me $7 for all the 18 books. I thanked them and I left the bookstore. Of course, I didn't sell them my books. I know that second hand books are cheap, but they could sell some of the books for $7 or more. So they offer was not good for me. But then I met with a friend. I still had my heavy bag and I told her to choose some books to ease the weight of my bag. I gave her two books as a gift. I was happier giving her the books as a gift as I would have been if I sold all for $7 to the bookshop.
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@anikoonline I had to close my mind to it that I paid more than I get, I had tons at one time . I will never read them again.even if they sell one for 5 it gives some one a chance to read it that can’t pay full price.now I try for ebooks, I don’t have room for them.
@hereandthere Yes, the bookshop experience has positive effects. I prefer meeting personally to give the books to the buyers. As I live in the capital, it is the easiest. But I've already sent a book to a girl that lives in 150 km from the capital. She was very nice, she offered that she will pay the shipping. But it depends on the situation, sometimes we split the shipping fee or I pay it.