Like the rest of us, my collection of books seems to multiply every time I turn around. And I don't mind that. Seriously. But being the unemployed-student-living-at-home has it's drawbacks, the first of which being that I only have 2 bookshelves that are already overflowing with books. But what's a book-lover to do? The obvious, right? "Sell the books you don't want! You'll make some money and clean out some of the clutter from your shelves! It's the best thing to do!!!"
My friends, selling your books online may seem like a good idea at first. And it would be, too - were it not for the ENORMOUS (and quite frankly, ridiculous) cost of shipping them (even within your own state/province/city!). Why? Because I live in Canada, where there is no such thing as 'Media Mail' and the average cost of shipping a book from London, Ontario to Toronto, Ontario (2 hours away) is a whopping $10... for a paperback. A PAPERBACK. I kid you not. The other day I went to go ship a hardcover book to someone who had purchased it from me on amazon.ca and it cost me $12 - which is DOUBLE what amazon credits you for shipping (a measly $6) and more than what I sold the book for (my asking price was $7). So what's a girl to do?
I'd love some suggestions! I'm a bit of a newbie when it comes to using the postal services, so I'd really appreciate some advice from you guys! If I can figure this thing out, I'll definitely start having more giveaways (which I really want to do! I'd be happy knowing my books are safe with you guys!). Thanks guys! :)