Where to sell books?

Discussion in 'Books, Films, TV, Radio' started by Incredibledisc, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    Guys, looking for some recommendations for a place to sell rare WW2 related books?

    A friend of my wife messaged her asking about it as her hubby apparently had a collection he is thinking of disposing of and she had heard I was interested in War related stuff. I’m assuming he’s looking to avoid the eBay route. I did suggest he might try his luck here but I wouldn’t want to be party to turning the site into a glorified car boot sale :D

    Thanks in advance for any help you could give.
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    well you could get him to try here no harm done
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  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

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  4. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    Thank you gents. I think what I was trying to say was I didn’t want to encourage people to come here just to flog stuff.
  5. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    Until the other halves get wind of it...
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  6. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    mate you know what most of the members on here are like they would sell their soul for a rarity, in fact any type of book
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  7. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    Rare Books?

    *Ears prick, eyes narrow*

    Flog away, old chap.
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  8. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    nothing to see here young man move along
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  9. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    I am laughing at the replies to this thread :D I’ve passed the link that TD posted to my wife. We’ll see if the bloke decides to list anything here.
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  10. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    Well don't - it's a bloody serious subject. We're all going to be checking every few minutes now. The fallout could be worse than the Bxxxxt thread!
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  11. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Oh mate you have gone masonic
    you are now banned from purchasing any of the rare books
  12. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    I heard those words again...
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  13. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    Rare books & pieces of vinyl last for ever!;) In some cases, her in doors does not. This chap should place them in a flight case & put them in the loft for safe keeping. I good few years back, i sold about 700 pieces of 12" vinyl for peanuts. What a t** i was. He must think long & hard before he commits to
    selling off them. I even sold my 1210 Technics turntables. The Old Queen said that i would regret that one day! She was correct.

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  14. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    That's right - try and get us to drop our guard, then sneak in and grab all the goodies. The backstabbing has begun...
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  15. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    you are feeling sleepy sleepy sleepy
  16. papiermache

    papiermache WO 356 Mechanic

    My advice, before I drift off...

    Professional booksellers want digital pictures of books to assess, not lists, but some sellers buy libraries.

    Major charities want new looking books so old books and tatty books go to pulp.

    Charities don't want star's biographies, most cookery books, hardback novels retail price £25 new go for £1 in Oxfam shop locally.

    Local library has lots of books for sale ex-stock and you pay what you think you want to pay at the desk to get a "withdrawn" stamp.

    Charities want the books you get at Tesco in a deal, two for £7, in good condition.The content of charity bookshops has definitely declined recently.

    A bookseller I spoke to didn't want poetry books but military books sell so he was interested in the hundreds I have: please to send him pictures if I want to sell.

    Vinyl has a life to it that digital will never approach.

    Sympathies to Stu: we've all done it.
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  17. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Hah, I haven't. My Thorens has never left the living room. I have my grandparents' HMV 101 and a stack of shellac as well though. Maybe I'm just a hoarder and a clutterer ?
  18. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    I've still got my Technics Stereo Integrated Amplifier SU-VZ320 that i bought in 1993. It still goes boom - boom when i connect it up to my laptop & play some CD'S. How much does one put on a price on selling ones collection? I sold that collection of mine for 500 sheets! Has anybody got a time-machine for sale?:D

  19. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Everything has its price
  20. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Forshame. That sort of terminology is reserved for people who find themselves unable to dispose of unnecessary invoices, bills, receipts, etc.

    Surely what you are is a discerning collector and a guardian of things indispensable in a very imaginable future.
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