Monday, November 28, 2005

9 Boxes of Books and videos

Boxes of Books
Here are the nine boxes of books and videos that I took to Half-Price Books. They have been packed and unpacked and loaded and unloaded many times. We made sure to sift through them and get rid of the ones that mice had chewed on. There were probably 120 books and 25 VHS videos. I went to Half-Price Books with this whole pile of stuff. The employee checked my ID and entered that info in the computer and asked to be sure that I had time to wait until their offer. He then helped me unload the books and bring them into the store. He said I could wait on the couch. He called my name about 30-35 minutes later that 'The Offer' was ready. I walked up there with a big smile on my face and he said "We can offer you $20.25". I almost fell over. The way I saw it, my choices were limited to:
  • Take the money
  • Load the books back into the boxes, load them back into the truck and then give them to Goodwill
  • Load the books back into the boxes, load them back into the truck and try to sell them at our garage sale
  • Load the books back into the boxes, load them back into the truck and try to sell them on eBay.
Notice that all of the solutions except the first one include the phrase "Load the books back into the boxes, load them back into the truck and...". I took the money.

(Can you guess why I didn't link to Half-Price Books ?)

1 comment:

amy said...

As the other person responsible for packing/unpacking, loading/unloading the books, I would like to clarify something. The reason some of the books were tossed out due to being chewed on by mice is that they had been in a farmhouse out in the country for the past 20 years!! To my knowledge, our home is not infested with rodents.