I've recently moved from Vermont to Edmonton and lugged quite a few books along with me since I didn't have time to sort through them before moving. Now that I'm here, I've decided which books to keep and which to sell, but I've discovered the rather annoying fact that Canada does not have an equivalent to the United States' media mail postal rate. I had been counting on using Amazon.ca to sell the books that are newer and in better condition, while using BookMooch
to trade off the older books. However, at $6-12 a pop for mailing costs alone, with no income on BookMooch
and very low prices on Amazon's marketplace (usually $2-5 per book), I've been losing money with the first few books I've mailed out.
My question is thus: does anyone know of a cheap way to get my books to those who want them, or if not, what might I try instead of BookMooch
or Amazon? I'd like to sell these books if possible, and at rates higher than what I'd get at a garage sale (although I'll resort to that if necessary).