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GMU Book Selling & Trading
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Open
Posting Access:
All Members , Moderated
This community is for people who want to sell or trade their books at GMU.

All selling and trading is at your own risk. GMU, Livejournal, and the moderator of this community will not assume any responsibility for the actions and transactions of individual users. However, if you experience a bad trading or selling with someone, you are more than welcome to post a warning for others about your experience.

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How to Post a Book for Sale
Answer the following questions:
1. What is the name of the book? Try to include an ISBN.
2. Who are the authors?
3. What is the condition of the book? Is it highlighted, written in, torn?
4. (optional) What class did you use the book for?
5. How much do you want for your book? Is this price negotiable?
6. Are you willing to ship the book? Would you rather meet in person for the exchange?
7. If you are willing to ship the book, how much extra do you want for this service?
8. What forms of payment will you accept?
9. Is it ok to contact you off LJ? What address should they respond to?

When posting to sell a book, it would be nice if you removed or indicated that a text has been purchased.

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For your safety when buying a book:
Make sure to use a money order, personal check or service, such as PayPal, to pay for your book so that you have accurate documentation of your purchase should a problem arise. If you use cash, be sure to get a receipt.

Informative receipts are always a good idea and will protect both the buyer and the seller. Providing a receipt is up to the seller, so if you feel you need one, discuss this with him or her.

Do not agree to meet with someone off campus or in an unpopulated place on campus. The Johnson Center is a good place to meet someone, but whatever place you pick will be consensual. If you feel uneasy about any of the arrangements, you do not have to complete the transaction provided that you contact the seller immediately so that they can repost their book. Make sure to get all agreements settled before paying for the text book because obviously refunds will be hard to do simply based on your uneasiness.


For your safety when selling a book:
Informative receipts are always a good idea and will protect both the buyer and the seller. Receipts are the seller's responsibility.

Part of the appeal of a community like this is that you're local to each other. I suggest that you meet with the person in the Johnson Center (well populated and common/central location for nearly everyone) to complete a transaction. Of course, you always have the option to ship the book so when posting your book, please designate your preference.

Do not agree to meet with someone off campus or in an unpopulated place on campus. The Johnson Center is a good place to meet someone, but whatever place you pick will be consensual. If you feel uneasy about any of the arrangements, you do not have to complete the transaction provided that you contact the buyer before they have made a payment. Make sure to get all agreements settled upfront.


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