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Offline fastguido

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Electronic text books?
« on: July 22, 2020, 04:04:34 pm »

I am helping some people clear out their father's estate, there is a bunch of electronic text books college level. They mostly seem to be from the early nineties and before Is there any value to these?

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Re: Electronic text books?
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2020, 04:43:17 pm »
There may be to people that like physical books. As far as I know there are no electronics-related books that would get you filthy rich, but some books have a decent value.

Offline Johnboy

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Re: Electronic text books?
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2020, 04:45:34 pm »
Generally, for college students who need to reference specific page numbers and readings, no. That's because textbook content is sort of "shuffled" between editions. In this way, brand new textbook editions can continue to command high prices. With the rise of eBooks and the ability of students to scan and share, new editions are not as hard to come by cheaply as they used to be.

There are also a few texts that do retain value, partially because of the nostalgia factor, college days. Others are out of print for one reason or another, and there are people who want the all-inclusive older text that has to contain all the information and additional problems to work instead of one that comes with a CD for an ancient operating system. Books from the 1990's may or may not fit into this category, as that's when that transition really took off.

It is impossible to know for certain whether what you have is worth anything without listing and researching the titles. I would do this by searching online with the ISBN number (found in the opening pages of each book near the copyright information) to determine how much they tend to go for, as each ISBN is almost always unique to that edition of the text. Amazon, AbeBooks, and BookFinder are generally indicative of going prices for used books.

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Re: Electronic text books?
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2020, 06:24:14 pm »
List title, author(s), publisher and revision here, please.
I'm sure you'll find interested buyers sending PMs.


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