This article is paid for by Webuybooks.co.uk
Although I don’t consider myself a book hoarder, I did have several thousand at the time. My collection, which I have accumulated since birth through Uni, and my partner’s collection, – we are both avid readers – quickly mount up, and it isn’t going down. To support this habit, I’d rather someone else have the books I haven’t even looked at for a while.
Webuybooks.co.uk & The WeBuyBooks app are this week’s sponsors. This started out as a job advertorial. It has quickly become my favorite hobby. I have had to go through all my book piles and cases and ask myself: “Do these books really serve me?” The answer was no. I went through them all and now I am using the money that I made to fund my winter fuel budget – but I didn’t do anything.
Let me show you how it works so that others can see how simple this product is.
How WeBuyBooks Works
It’s really easy, and it works for anyone who has ever sold CDs online.
After creating a stack of books I wanted to sell, the App HERE was downloaded and I created an account. Within minutes, I was scanning the barcodes of my books with the app on my smartphone and seeing them accumulate in the WeBuyBooks basket.
Scanning Your Books
There were a lot of books that the app didn’t want. This is because all your books are being compared against an extensive existing catalog that knows what’s in demand, what’s in stock, and what isn’t. Don’t be discouraged when the first few attempts result in the notification “Sorry, this title wasn’t required”. This category was responsible for about a third the books that I zapped. Books that didn’t contain barcodes stumped me even more. I found an easy solution because they can be searched on the app. You can search through a huge catalog of books there.
After just a few minutes, I was left with a stack of books that I would have to put in a box and either sell or donate to my local charity shop. I also had a pile of books that WeBuyBooks wanted. Even though I was only able to offer half the books (a few pennies), one title and a couple more netted me a few pence. These titles were definitely in high demand.
Sending and packaging
After I had decided to stop scanning, and cleared a shelf for another item (more books, if you’re honest), I found a sturdy cardboard container (make sure it has all the parts) and carefully packaged my books. I also added some foam padding that I had in an old appliance cupboard.
Then I clicked the “sell my books” option at the checkout. After that, I made sure my printer was set up. The app provided a label that I could print and then I slapped it on the package. However, it did mention that I could drop off the parcel at a parcelshop to have the label printed for me if I didn’t have a printer.
I chose the option in the app to have the package collected from my garden shed. Webuybooks had specified an 8am-8pm collection day the next day.
The package was picked up from my shed at 10 a.m. the next morning and a receipt was left. I didn’t have to do anything other than lift the box into my shed.
That’s it. The money I earned from this small collection of books, which was about a dozen books, came in my account a week later and was transferred to my winter fuel fund.
Continue the process
The app was very easy to use. I will be going through the same process this week, digging out more books from shelves. There are probably more books than I need, so I will be digging through them three times. That’s about PS60 that I’ve made out of old books.
I swear I won’t spend any more money on books.
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