Ok, ok, so that initial box of money I found... Maybe just a little bit smaller than I initially imagined. And maybe a few less Benjamins than I imagined too...
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It's been about a month since I've listed some of my textbooks on half.com. So far I've sold two books for a profit of $90. Cha Ching! Yeah!
However, I still have six books listed on the site... and since the fall semester has started it's not likely these will move.
I've decided to list a few more of my text books and keep them up through the beginning of the next semester. After that I am either going to donate my books to the library and get a receipt to use as a tax write off, or sell them to my local used book store. The local bookstore pays an average of a couple bucks per book. Nothing to write home about, but it does instantly rid your home of a pile of clutter and pads your wallet just a teensy little bit too.
The moral of the story. Sell Your Textbooks ASAP! The sooner you can unload your textbooks the more money you will get in return. As always, selling them yourself will result in a higher gain. I highly recommend Amazon and Half.com. Both sites make selling textbooks virtually effortless.