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SonshineMama
12-29-2008, 02:55 PM
I have an old set of encyclopedias I'd like to donate. We NEVER use them and truth be told, they can use the internet or the library set if we need it.

Goodwill and thrift shops don't take them :scratch

Marielle
12-29-2008, 02:58 PM
try selling them on etsy. Tons of scrapbookers and people who revamp books into journals and/or use text plus other components would buy them. Cardmakers too.

SonshineMama
12-29-2008, 02:59 PM
Do I have to have an etsy store? :think Maybe I could do craigs list :think I sold our train table in less than 24 hours on craig's list :)

Marielle
12-29-2008, 03:01 PM
oops sorry yes it's likely. You could post them on craigslist or freecycle for free or maybe even try ebay if you'd like to test the water and market it towards the book reconstruction crowd.

Katigre
12-29-2008, 04:12 PM
How old are they? You might be better off recycling them instead.

malakoa
12-29-2008, 04:14 PM
How old are they? You might be better off recycling them instead.

:yes that's what we did.

SonshineMama
12-29-2008, 06:05 PM
How old are they? You might be better off recycling them instead.

:yes that's what we did.


You mean putting them in the recycling bin :think or taking them somewhere to recycle??

Oh, my,they ARE ANCIENT :giggle :shifty

I had no clue :jawdrop They are from 1988 :giggle

Katigre
12-29-2008, 06:12 PM
1988 - definitely recycle them. Sometimes books outlive their life and need to be disposed of properly instead of kept in the chain of 'stuff'. I would call your local library and ask how you would recycle hardbound books - they should be able to point you to somewhere in your community where you could drop them off.