Books by Chance sells used books, CDs, and DVDs on consignment for clients in the Ann Arbor area.
For everything you need to know about selling on consignment, please see How it Works.
The personal and monetary values of a book are often at odds. The book you could not finish might have the best resale value, and the book you loved might not be worth a nickel. The market will decide.
Between the bestsellers of 3 years ago (worth little) and the highly rare and collectible books (worth a lot) are millions of great books with good monetary value and potential for resale. That's where we come in.
We have developed highly sophisticated software for estimating salability based on comparables offered online. It works exceptionally well.
If we think we can get at least $2.99 for an item, we'll give it a try. We can often get $3 to $5 for popular items priced by the competition as low as $1. Below $1 it is really tough. If you want to get a rough sense of what your books are worth, check the lowest used price on Amazon.
We are not interested in selling collectible or antique books. Ask, and we'll recommend Ann Arbor dealers who are.
It is a common mistake to think of old books as being monetarily valuable. Of course, sometimes an old book is worth money, but not usually just because it is old. Simply old books have charm, and charisma, but not much of a market for resale. This is especially true of fiction. And while a book has to be old to be an antique, it doesn't have to be old to be collectible. If you think your old books really are special, by all means, get them appraised. This is not something we do.
Please contact us to get started!