Monday, September 12, 2022

Selling Hiatus Continues for Now

I do not expect to reopen my online stores anytime soon with one exception:  I will be selling Christopher Pike books on eBay beginning around October 7.  The Netflix horror series, The Midnight Club, which is based on Christopher Pike's 1994 young adult horror novel, will drop on October 7.  The Netflix series will also feature content from some of Pike's other books.  I fully expect a run on Christopher Pike books to occur as a result of the show's premiere.    

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I have quite a few extra Christopher Pike books that I would like to sell.  The best time to be selling those books will be when the new series drops, whether I feel like selling books or not.  I will make sure that every extra Pike book that I have is available for sale by October 7.

I definitely am not ready to begin selling again and do not plan to sell anything else anytime soon.  If selling the Christopher Pike books turns out to be manageable, then I could reopen sometime later in October.  Going by how I feel mentally at this time, I don't expect to reopen until either Thanksgiving break or winter break.  I also could stay closed until at least January or February.  I am not even slightly interested in selling books currently.

I have some Nancy Drew library editions that I don't feel comfortable selling in fixed-price listings.  I have been selling my extra library editions at too low of prices for the last few years.  I don't want to price the books high without seeing exactly what people are willing to pay.  I want to test some of the books in auctions, pricing moderately and then letting the bidders decide if the books are worth more than that.  

The Nancy Drew library editions seen in the above photo are my current extras.  The three at the left edge are patterned bindings.  Most of the books are the Cameo binding.  I have two green APC editions, and the last book on the right is a BTSB edition.  The BTSB edition will not be auctioned since I have a firm grasp of its value, which is not high.  The rest of the books will likely be auctioned a few at a time in individual listings.

Since I don't know when I will be fully reopening, I don't know when I will feel like running the auctions.  My current thinking is that I could keep my stores mostly closed until at least the end of the year.  I could run auctions between the middle of October and the end of the year as I feel like it.  I could also end up waiting until early next year.  

I have thus far managed to avoid having to box up extra books.  I am moving perilously close to needing to do that, but I think that some rearranging of my extra unlisted books will help me to avoid boxing up books for a bit longer.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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