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Used and Second-Hand Books

Postby Fairfax » Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:18 pm

I have been looking to set-up as a trader in used and second-hand books (historical fact and fiction etc.). I have so far only sold at book markets, internet etc. but have more books than I could possibly shake a stick at the mo. Can anyone point me in the right direction as to how one goes about trading and possibly try my hand at one of the Med. markets.
As a reenactor I have a pretty good idea as to the type of books that sell and have plenty of them. Just wondering if anyone could help me take this venture a little further. Many thanks



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Postby Martin » Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:48 pm

ello poppet :) you could try getting a stall at the ILHF, Tewks would probably be another good one to try for :D


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Postby plantychrisb » Sun Jan 04, 2009 5:58 pm

Hello chap, Good luck. Have pm'd you



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Postby lucy the tudor » Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:14 pm

More books! Always a good thing.
Welcome.
The tax office do surprisingly friendly day courses for free about book keeping and setting up small businesses. I would recommend that as a good start point to taking the selling more seriously.
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Postby m300572 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:04 pm

But Lucy, he doesn't want to KEEP the books, he wants to sell them!!!


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Postby lucy the tudor » Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:34 pm

Grooaaan, thank you for that!

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Postby m300572 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:43 pm

I thank you, I'll be here all week!!!! :lol: :lol:


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Used and Second-Hand Books

Postby Fairfax » Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:15 pm

Many thanks for your advice,Lucy, can anyone tell me who would offer the best insurance and how I go about joining a traders organisation, any information at this point would be fab. as up to now I have only sold books as a hobby really, but I now find that the hobby is becoming preferable to the daily nine-to-five. Thanks Chris, have pmd. you



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Postby sally » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:29 pm

National Market Traders -historic branch is a good bet for many of us and covers the necessary legal stuff, it doesnt however cover you for online trading which may be a consideration



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Postby Tuppence » Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:45 am

If selling any way other than through a market, try the Federation of Small Businesses.


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