Gazelle Like?
Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Gazelle Like?

  1. #1
    Registered User daughter of pearl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    I live in an eastern suburb of Toronto in Canada, near Lake Ontario and lots of park land.
    Posts
    569
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    17
    Rep Power
    9

    Default Gazelle Like?

    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!

  2. #2
    Moderator Ceashels's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Baltimore, Md
    Posts
    4,008
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    32

    Default

    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.
    The Free Spirit Saver who walks the path with Greebo.

    Onboard with a modified Dave Ramsey Plan
    Budget: "Every month! On paper, on purpose!"


    Gardening somewhere between Zone 6b and 7a.

  3. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    345
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    7

    Default

    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.

  4. #4
    Registered User daughter of pearl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    I live in an eastern suburb of Toronto in Canada, near Lake Ontario and lots of park land.
    Posts
    569
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    17
    Rep Power
    9

    Default

    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.

  5. #5
    Registered User frugalfriend's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    CO
    Posts
    2,576
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    20

    Default

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

  6. #6
    Registered User dcompton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    5,013
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    32

    Default

    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.
    Donna

    2015 Use It Up Challenge: 0/17 Caron One Pound lapghans -- 0/? HL Yarn
    2015 Not One Penny for Crafts:
    2015 Reading Challenge: 0/12 month -- 0/144 year
    2015 Stockpile -- note to self: remember this one
    12/15/15: July 31 goal - 26.7%

  7. #7
    Registered User joyofsix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    IN
    Age
    51
    Posts
    2,018
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    21

    Default

    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.
    Mom to Emma, Spencer, Connor, Lily,Fletcher, Amelia and Adeline.

    Mortgage $0
    EF 3 mo income barring
    anymore emergencies

  8. #8
    Moderator mauimagic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Maui, Hawaii
    Posts
    19,114
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    57
    Rep Power
    113

    Default

    Daughter of Pearl - what a great project!! Love the idea and cannot wait to hear more of the details!! How did you happen to come up with this?

  9. #9
    Registered User nodmicks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    6,885
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    38

    Default

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

  10. #10
    Registered User JanieD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Southeast
    Posts
    1,402
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    19

    Default

    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!


    November Groceries $76/300 Pet Supplies $120/140
    Coupons $21.85
    October Groceries $281/280 Pet Supplies $148/130
    Coupons $23.14
    Coupon Saving 2014 $407.27
    2013 $404.44
    2012 $395.16




  11. #11
    Registered User bumplett's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Georgia
    Age
    40
    Posts
    3,560
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    3
    Rep Power
    19

    Default

    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!

    Don't Breed or Buy While Shelter Pets Die


    married 19 yrs to my
    mom to big J (18)
    mom to little j (11)
    Zena Cherry Max Lilly Chianti

  12. #12
    Registered User daughter of pearl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    I live in an eastern suburb of Toronto in Canada, near Lake Ontario and lots of park land.
    Posts
    569
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    17
    Rep Power
    9

    Default

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

    So far so good!

  13. #13
    Registered User qsaver704's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    1,463
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    9
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    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
    2015 goals
    1) get EF back to $2000
    2) new cell phone $200
    3) newer car $6000
    4) house repairs on current house $3000
    5) down payment $10,000 [/FONT]
    PROGRESS
    1) $800 of $2000
    2) 0 of 200 3) 0 of 6000 4) 0 of 3000 5) 0 of 10000


Similar Threads

  1. How did you get Gazelle Intense?
    By gmarie in forum Dave Ramsey
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 05-07-2012, 06:01 PM
  2. Getting Gazelle using Craigslist! :)
    By Sumacaroni in forum Dave Ramsey
    Replies: 105
    Last Post: 04-20-2012, 05:59 PM
  3. Gazelle intensity!
    By jills55 in forum Dave Ramsey
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 10-06-2010, 08:24 PM
  4. Going gazelle
    By Janbee in forum Dave Ramsey
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 08-08-2010, 12:44 PM
  5. Anyone else have a gazelle?
    By thrifty gal in forum Health and beauty
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-12-2004, 11:19 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •