This year’s sale will begin June 11, 2012. We will begin accepting books immediately. The books will be displayed in the meeting room until September 17th, then they will be sorted for you to pick up. Bethany Book Room will keep 25% of the sales to cover our costs, so keep that in mind when you are pricing your books.
What can I sell? You can sell homeschool curriculum, books about homeschooling, and educational games/toys. Please do not bring non-homeschool related books or other items. We have been somewhat lenient about this in the past, but because of the large number of items being brought in for sale, there is no longer enough room for non-homeschool related items.
How do I prepare my items? All items should be marked with a 3x5 card securely taped to the front of the resource using two pieces of tape. Please do not use four pieces of tape as it makes it much harder to remove the cards without damaging the item. On the card please list your name, your phone number, the title of the item and the price you want for it. Also please write in pencil on the first page inside the cover or on a piece of masking tape somewhere inside the item (toys & games), your initials and the price you are asking. This is "backup" in case the 3x5 card falls off, so be sure it is readable. We can’t be responsible for getting things back to you that are not marked.
Sets of books must be banded together securely with at least two heavy rubber bands or tied with string both ways (horizontally and vertically). All items in a bundle should be listed on the 3x5 card so there will not be any questions about what is included for that price.
What happens at drop off? Please bring your items already properly marked. We will not have supplies available for marking books. Bring a self-addressed envelope, preferably a long one, but it does not need to be stamped. Also bring a typewritten or very neatly written list of the items you are dropping off, the price you want to charge, your name, your email address, and phone number. We will use this to cross reference what you bring with what is sold to make sure everyone gets their own stuff back.
What happens after the sale? I will sort the items and prepare the money for each seller. We will notify you when the unsold items are available to be picked up. If all your items sell and you only have money to pick up (oh, wonderful thought!), I will mail your check to you as soon as I have it ready. We will pay the postage in that case.
Bethany Book Room will not be responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items. We will, of course, do our best to supervise the sale area, but because we all have responsibilities in other areas of the store, we cannot have someone in the sale room constantly. Therefore, please be aware you are selling things in this sale at your own risk.
Because a larger number of items were stolen last year, we will NOT have a freebie pile this year. The freebie pile makes it too easy for people to walk out without paying. Please do NOT bring things to give away.
Please let friends of yours or other homeschool groups know about what we are doing. Since this is not just a one day event, we hope to get shoppers from all over the area which will better your chances of selling a lot of stuff!