« on: January 04, 2008, 03:14:08 PM »
The only thing, at least with half.com, is that you have to pay to ship your books before you receive any money. At least for me, I'm so low on money at the end of the semester that I can't even part with the $100 or so to ship all the books.
I suppose you could wait until the beginning of next semester though.
What shipping method do you use?? I use media mail, and usually spend only about $3 per book. The most I think I've ever spent was about $4 for an especially large case book. You get paid shipping too, so while you do pay out of pocket, you'll get almost all of it back when you get your money from half.com.
I've been using half.com to sell for the first time this semester too and I always seem to pay a couple dollars more on the shipping. They'll refund you like $3 for media mail but my total seems to be a little over $5 with paying for an envelope to ship it in. I just sent out my first priority mail for a large textbook and while the refund is like $5, it cost over $8 (and this is with a free box). You just have to figure it into your price. I've been happy with the site so far though and you definitely get back more than from the bookstore which I did all undergrad.