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    I'm not sure if this fits under gazelle intensity, but I want to divert my grocery budget this month to debt repayment.

    Last week, I took 10 pocketbooks of the "about 500" books I own to a used bookstore and got $12.00. My kitchen is full of the basics, so my plan for the next month is that everytime I need to stock up a little on food, I have to sell more books. Some are hard covers and coffee table books, so they should fetch a bit of money.

    It'll be like eating for free!

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    I would consider it part of being gazelle intense, most definitely!

    I don't want to think of how much money is sitting on my book shelves.
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    I am a bookaholic, but in part because I homeschool. The only books I will sell are ones that I don't approve of for anyone in the household at any point in their lives, which I normally don't buy anyway. I have a very hard time getting rid of books.
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    I'm a writer, so I get you, but I am bitig the bullet and telling myself that most of what I am selling is available through the library and most of the time, they just sit on the shelves.

    The only ones I won't part with are reference books, books about faith and simple living.

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    That is definitely gazelle INTENSE! As long as you are sure you will still have money for food, I say GO FOR IT!

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    Good for you! If you have things that aren't that important to you or can be easily found through a library, I say "sell 'em." You get two gold stars for this one - one for gazelleness and one for decluttering.
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    Oh yeah! Sell those and make like a gazelle. I'm a huge library fan (and a huge reader/bibliophile). It took awhile but now I don't buy much except things I have to have for homeschool. And I get an amazing number of them from the library.

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    100% Gazelle!!!!! Great idea!!!

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    Maybe its the booklover in me, but I'd agree - Gazelle Intensity! I do have a few books I'd part with... not enough to cover food for a month though. I think its great that you are doing this! We no longer have a local used bookstore & most refuse to give cash, only store credit. Good luck with the debt repayment!


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    I love to hang onto the reference books - just in case you want to go back again and again and again -

    I run into the same problem with used books stores only wanting to give store credit - but I think I'll widen my search for a cash store - thanks for the inspiration!

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    Got $15 for 7 books today. Taking more tomorrow!

    So far so good!

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    check this site out. I have never had any books that were new enough to sell. It may help some of you without a bookstore, not sure...
    Cash4Books.net - Sell Used Books
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