Friday Favorites is another almost weekly feature here at Simply Living on a Budget. The whole point of this feature is to share some of my favorite finds. Anything is game. Food. Cleaning supplies. Kid stuff. Garden favorites. Recipes. Anything that I really like and want to randomly post about. Everything in Friday Favorites is something that I use and bought on my own.
(Note: This is written by me so if it doesn’t make sense, that is why!)
Half.com is part of ebay. You use your ebay ID which is really great. You can sell anything with an ISBN … so books, DVDs, CDs, etc. You set the price you want. You will get that price MINUS a commission PLUS a set shipping price. Since you don’t have to take pictures or manage an auction, it is a pretty good deal for a seller. For a buyer, the prices are set CHEAP because people want their stuff to move. You pay the super cheap price plus shipping. You do get a shipping discount if you buy more than one item from someone which can make for even nicer deals! More questions? Check out half.com HELP for information!
My thoughts …
I started using half.com when I wanted books for my kids but didn’t want to pay the bookstore prices for them. A book for 75 cents plus shipping was a fraction of the Amazon or Barnes and Noble cost. We often find books at the library that the kids LOVE. If there is one that they just love, I often head over to half.com and buy it for their collection. Little Apple Goat is one my girls love. It is a completely pointless book but they love it. I got it brand new on half.com for a great price. One thing to keep in mind is the inventory at half.com is ALWAYS changing so you might find a great deal or you might not.
Oh and as for selling, I do that too. When we cleaned out our office over Christmas break, we found A LOT of books we didn’t need to keep. We still have a pile that haven’t sold but we have sold a lot of books and DVDs on half.com. The few extra bucks is better than a book collecting dust for sure. We won’t make much doing this but the months we get paid, we generally get enough to take everyone to a cheap dinner out which is a nice treat for us!
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