#22 Sell Books
“I don’t want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything.” Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything.
When we first started our DSJ, I grabbed every book I could off of our shelves and took them to the discount used book store. Didn’t get much money. Not much at all. What money we did receive went toward Dragon slaying. It was more symbolic than profitable. A “make every effort” sort of move. We nickel and dimed our way into debt, why not nickel and dime our way out? We’re bibliophiles. We like books. School books, text books, fiction books, non-fiction books, long books, short books, shrimp gumbo, shrimp creole, any book that we thought we could sell that we didn’t need for reference was gone. This continued throughout our DSJ. While selling books to the discount used book store didn’t yield much cash (nor would I ever recommend it) we had more success by selling books on half.com. The Queen Mum (an enviable bibliophile) gave usmany of her discarded books to sell as well. We didn’t make a fortune selling books online, but we made something. Those revenues chipped away slowly at the Dragon a little bit over a long period of time.
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