How can I scan book barcodes and sell them online?
December 2, 2008 11:22 AM   Subscribe

I have a USB hand held barcode scanner and I have an enormous pile of books I need to scan into some sort of usable database for sale online. What software would be most useful and where would you recommend selling them online? I'm using Windows XP Pro.
posted by JFitzpatrick to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I recommend selling them online at Powell's. (but I work there, so it's possible I'm biased)
posted by mrnutty at 11:59 AM on December 2, 2008

Books are identified by UPC. lets you sell them this way:
posted by wongcorgi at 12:02 PM on December 2, 2008

Sorry, i meant ISBN number.
posted by wongcorgi at 12:03 PM on December 2, 2008

You can scan them for free into LibraryThing - an online resource that lets you build your own library.

I believe then you could export the resulting library (complete with ISBN numbers) and move that into excel or some other format.

From there you could possibly import or at least figure out a way of streamlining the process to get them listed on eBay or or wherever.
posted by wfrgms at 12:42 PM on December 2, 2008

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