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Next week Books-A-Million is doing something unique for large box bookstores, they are going to buy your used books, CDs, DVDs, eReaders, iPods etc.  You are limited to three totes/boxes per day, and this is only in participating stores.  It appears to be a test run for them with a very small group of stores.

This is running Wednesday to Saturday only.

There is no telling what amounts they will be paying, but if you are near any of these stores and are looking to clean out some clutter you might be able to make a little cash out of your spring cleaning!

    • I am completely bummed that it's not in my area..I have books stashed everywhere!! I guess I'll just donate them like I usually do.

    • Lora

      Me Too…. Not in my area either. Good luck to all whom can participate.

    • A.L.

      Really wish this was in my area but unfortunately not :(.

    • Bee

      I just take mine to McKay's and leave with just as many (but store credit is always better than the cash payment). I get lost for hours in that place.

    • Lnipaver

      wednesday to saturday of this week only or wednesday to saturday of every week?

    • dawn

      Please anyone who does this post and let us know what happened!

    • Val4221

      Ooh, I wonder if the store in Fort Myers is participating. We cleaned out the garage last weekend and I have more books than I know what to do with :)

    • Batesnstates

      Next Wednesday to Saturday….4/20-4/23??

    • Saven

      Books a Million owns a used book store chain called Second and Charles. Their first store opened in AL and second store opened in my town. I suspect they are looking for used books and media to open more stores. I know my local store has also been buying for another store. I was very excited to take several (I think 7-10, can't remember for sure) used books to them last month. I had 4 hard cover books in excellent condition that are recent best sellers of which they had no copies on the shelf. The rest were paperbacks in varying conditions. I am embarrassed to say I accepted their offer of $4.97 for all of them. I was truly insulted by the offer, but was so caught off guard that I didn't know what to do. It was better than nothing, but not much. I've since decided to donate my books to my local library. They will allow me to set a value for them and the donation is tax deductible. Just wanted to share so others might have reasonable expectations. To be fair my sister turned in some used games and very low-rated DVDs and got three times as much. Good luck!

    • Strawberryfields

      It works just like abundatrade dot com. Some books are worth money and most are not. Just go on eBay or Amazon and find the lowest price. That's the amount you will get. I sold over 1,000 books to Abundatrade last year and they actually brought boxes, packed them up for me, and mailed me a check. You can make a list on Abundatrade to check what they will pay, print out the list, mail the books, and wait for your money thru a check or Paypal. Abundatrade used to be Millennium Music so they also buy used Cds and DVDs. I think they will still mail a scanner if you have a lot of items you wish to sell. I have a friend who has a record store so he got the music and movies. It's not a ton of money, I did not want to have to sell any of my items, and I could have made more selling them myself but I needed the money.

    • Monparkvet

      Don't expect much money…we took about 25 books, both children's and adult. Some were hard backs that were recent releases, never read, and they only offered us $11 cash, but $27 for in house credit. This was at their new Second and Charles chain. We were not impressed.

      • Strawberryfields

        The reason that you were not offered more for the recent releases was because they were recent. There's thousands of the same books everywhere. If the books are dirt cheap on eBay or Amazon, they are going to pay the going price, and no where near the original price. At the time I sold mine, some of them were selling for $0.01 and I got $0.05 for them. Thankfully I had a ton of books and many of them were worth a whole lot more than that.

    • Pennydealchick

      Just wanted you all to know that your local schools and library would love to take any books that you do not want anymore. I was able to use what I donated as a charitable contribution on my taxes. If any of you have children in the local school system I am sure you have seen many books that need to be updated or even replaced. Just a thought.

      • Brandy

        Thank you for posting your comment about offering the idea of donating books to schools and libraries. As a mom and teacher myself, I purchase books (mostly at garage sales and thrift stores) on a regular basis. However, it never fails that I end up with less books at the end of the school year. I guess I don't mind, as long as the books are being read!

    • Ashley

      I loaded up three totes of books and my toddler today to participate in this. I lugged it all to BAM Gastonia, NC right at 4pm and was turned away. The reason? They said they had no room for more books. Nevermind that they had a huge sign on their store saying they were buying books until 5pm today, plus they are supposed to tomorrow as well! Just an example of very poor customer service.