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Sharon Slaney wrote:
> Here is another twist to the discarded books strand. Have any of you
> sold discarded books for your library on ebay?  I discovered that some
> books, which I discarded to students and faculty, were then sold on ebay
> -- even with library markings.  Most fetched only a few dollars - but
> this might be a source of money for some libraries.   I often receive
> paperback donations, and I sell or trade unacceptable ones to a local
> used book store. I am wondering if I can find an adult volunteer to take
> up this ebay project for our library. I became interested in this idea
> after hearing that a young college student that I know picked up
> discarded textbooks from a discard bin on campus and sold them on ebay
> last month for $600.  Guess we have to remember the old adage that one
> man's trash is another man's treasure. 

I'd be sure that any school ownership markings were removed, so that the 
book doesn't come back to you in a few years, courtesy of some 
well-meaning individual.

I'd also make sure that District policy permits such sales.

David Lininger, kb0zke
MS/HS Librarian
Skyline MS/HS
Urbana, MO 65767
(417) 993-4226
t s s 0 0 3 @ t n p dot m o r e dot net

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