Do you accept money orders?
I have money orders as an option on Bonanza, but most buyers don't know it because Bonanza makes it very hard to spot. When buyers view the shopping cart on Bonanza, there is a large box to click on if the buyer wishes to use PayPal. Underneath it in small print is "payment options." Clicking on it reveals a link to change to payment by money order.
I also accept money orders on eBay as well, but I am forbidden from mentioning that option on eBay. If you want to pay by money order on eBay, you must first complete the Buy It Now for the item you want. You cannot use the shopping cart or try to complete checkout. After completing the Buy It Now, you must send me a message through eBay's message system requesting to pay via money order. I will agree and will send you the payment information.
If you weren't aware, eBay is fine with sellers accepting money orders, but it must be the buyer's idea. As long as the buyer makes the request, then money orders are fully within eBay's rules.
Is the book really hard cover and does it have a dust jacket?
I had someone ask me this and a similar question about two different books. I guess they don't trust sellers to tell the truth. The first book was a paperback, and the question asked whether the book might be a hardcover instead. No, I was telling the truth in the listing, believe it or not. The second question was phrased more like the one above and was about a hardcover book with dust jacket. Yes, the book really was a hardcover with dust jacket which should have been apparent from the photo provided. As expected, this person never made a purchase. They never do.
Do you provide tracking numbers for your items?
I do. Here's the deal: In some cases, all you have to do is look at a listing page to know when a seller definitely provides tracking numbers. Right after my user ID on eBay is the "top-rated seller plus" logo. Sellers who have that rating must provide tracking numbers for at least 90% of their transactions. I can assure you that most any seller with that rating provides the tracking numbers for close to 100% of their transactions, not just 90%.
Even on Bonanza, you can determine that I provide tracking numbers. On the right side of the screen under my user ID and feedback is some information about me, such as email response time and delivery time. Bonanza only knows the delivery time because I provide tracking numbers.
I want to sell my childhood Nancy Drew books. I don't want to use eBay. Would a library want them?
I decided to respond as follows, since this person had already eliminated eBay as an option.
Libraries probably would not loan them out, but most libraries do take donations that they then sell at their library book sales. So that would be one possibility.I really wanted to suggest that she consider using eBay. That's what I usually tell people, but around 50% of the people who contact me about what to do with their books say that they don't want to use eBay. Oh, well.
Another one is if you have any used book stores in your area. If so, they might be interested in purchasing the books.