Contract/Consignment Agreement

Thumbnail image of consignment agreeement form.
The 2-page consignment agreement [pdf] (a.k.a. contract) is also available at our drop-off location, but we recommend you complete it ahead of time.

What percentage of the sale do I earn?

  • Online venues such as Amazon keep approximately 15%, PER ITEM. The rest are PROCEEDS.
  • You get paid 35% of the PROCEEDS, PER ITEM, which equals about 30% of the sale price.
  • For example, if an item sells for $10.00 you get $2.98 ($10.00 x 85% x 35% = $2.98).
It has always been our goal to pay our clients as fairly as possible. Honestly, we would love to pay you more. However, full-service selling of books, CDs, and DVDs requires a lot of labor and storage, which are also of the advantages of letting us do the work.

What is the duration of the consignment period?

The consignment period is indefinite. If an item has not sold in a year, we will probably contact you about removing it from our inventory. You may cancel at any point for any reason.

How are the books priced?

We have developed an amazing software program that monitors prices on Amazon.com and resets the price of each book, CD, and DVD more than once each day. Competitive pricing is essentail for selling items quickly for the "right" price. A number of factors are considered, including our sensational buyer feedback rating. Over time, our system reduces comparison factors to make the item more competitive until sold.

The average sale price per item (including books, CDs and DVDs) is...

  • $11.48 (2015 as of May 16)
  • $10.61 (2014)
  • $10.00 (2013)
  • $9.39 (2012)
  • $9.44 (2011)
  • $9.21 (2010)

We have sold 181,290 items total as of May 16, 2014!

Of the items we sold in 2014: 42% sold within 30 days, 59% within 60 days, and 69% sold within 90 days.

Of the items we listed for sale in 2014, 82% have sold as of May 16, 2015.

Is there a store?

We only sell online through venues such as Amazon.com, Abebooks.com, Alibris.com and www.booksbychance.com. We do offer a local pick-up option for orders placed directly on our site.

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