Today has been a day that has surpassed all of my expectations!
As I mentioned before, out most recent shipment was due to arrive any day now, and this morning they were had arrived and been checked in – and were ready to sell! I was astonished by how many sold today. As of right now, the count is up to 18! Now, I am not 100% sure, but I think that’s a record for Matt and I! I will list the books that sold at the end of the post.
Another record was made today when I went book scouting. I went twice today – first to a Goodwill where I was extremely disappointed and only bought 1 book. The last time Matt and I went there we got around 9 books, but I have a suspicion that somebody else has been scanning there. A few stickers on books over bar codes were slightly ripped or pushed aside – evidence of someone trying to scan a the covered bar code. Disheartened, I went home. After the success that we had selling books today however, I decided to give it another shot. I went to another chain thrift store, not really expecting to find much. At this thrift store they generally have one “color” that is on sale and if you buy 4 books you get 1 free. The most Matt and I have ever gotten in one trip is probably 10. Today I had low expectations and they were blown away. Not only were ALL USED ITEMS in the store 25% off today (including books!!!), I found 20, yes 20 books! And a few of them were GOOD books! I was astounded. So, all the books were 25% off, plus I got 4 of them free! On top of that, when the cashier checked me out she asked if$ I was a teacher and I responded yes, so she gave me the 4 books free at their regular price instead of the discounted price because she said she liked teachers. It was an amazing deal!
I ended up buying 20 for a little over 23 dollars. After processing them and adding up the lowest used price, I figure we should bring in around $260! Not bad for a days work! And I have officially accomplished one of my goals – getting enough books for another shipment! In fact, by the time Matt gets home, we should have enough for AT LEAST 2 boxes. Hopefully more! Am I the best girlfriend or what?
On to the books that sold today (so far) :
The Enjoyment of Music (Essential Listening Edition) – $32.98
Durand: The Man and His Glass – $37.85
Made from Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life – $8.23
Teach Yourself Instant French, (Book Only) (TY: Language Guides) – $5.87
The Best Recipes in the World – $8.94
A Photographic Atlas of the Human Body: With Selected Cat, Sheep, and Cow Dissections – $8.79
Intermediate Algebra – $109.65
Readings for Diversity and Social Justice, Second Edition – $36.99
The Basic Practice of Statistics: (Paper Text & Student CD) – $76.48
Leadership: Theory, Application, & Skill Development (with Bind-In InfoTrac Printed Access Card) – $98.99
Religion and American Culture – $33.94
The Color of Water 10th Anniversary Edition – $7.96
Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing) – $9.99
University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 7: The Old Regime and the French Revolution – $9.99
Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think – $11.98
Doing Ethics: Moral Reasoning and Contemporary Issues (Second Edition) – $51.99
Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness – $10.29
Communicate! – $79.58