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    I have 60 or 70 mathematics monographs & textbooks for sale (in general: asking 1/2 amazon new price + shipping). It is appropriate to make a post advertising this on mathoverflow?

    • CommentAuthorgrp
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2012
    For your specific request, no it is not appropriate.

    There are one or two posts on MathOverflow that talk about buyers of old books. You can add to that in a general way, or use it to find a buyer. If you can formulate a new question about general procedure, that also might not be quite appropriate for the forum, but the community may allow the question anyway, especially if there are useful responses like "Springer Green Buyback", or some such.

    Gerhard "I Just Made That Up" Paseman, 2012.07.28

    As Gerhard says, no.

    Assuming you're in the US, just sell them via amazon. (If you happen to regularly walk past a post office, this is minimally painful.) Remember to ship media mail. Just use a paper grocery bag to wrap them and hand write the label, and the cost per book is about $3.

    • CommentAuthordeane.yang
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2012
    wow. Is there any way to post Scott's advice as an answer to a MathOverflow question?

    Actually best of all, once you sell enough books, you occasionally recognize the name of someone you're sending a book to, and get to add a little hand-written note to them. :-)