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I am a bookseller. I sell books online. I am also a bookscout. I search for profitable used books at garage sales, library sales, flea markets, estate sale, and many other places.

I haven't always used a book scanner. But it has certainly made a huge difference in my businss. It's the difference in knowing how much a book will sell for online and knowing at all. Any bookscout will tell you many times they've been at a book sale thinking that they were buying terrific books that they could sell for profit, only to realize when the got home and went on to list them, they were being sold for a measley penny on Amazon!

This can rip a booksellers heart right out of their chest. But seriously if this happens too many times it can make you want to quit. And that isn't good. Because anyone can make money - even full time money- doing this online. So for someone to start thinking 'i'm just not very good at this' It upsets me. They should definitely start using all the tools at the disposal. Like a book scanner.

It certainly is logical that knowing the resale value for a book you're about to buy is better for your business than not knowing the resale value. Yet many people are stuck. They talk themselves into believing that they have a knack. They take pride in believing they can spot a profitable book from across the room. But how many are they missing? They may have gotten good at spotting the terrible penny books. But are they making as mush as possible.

Picture some supremely successful person..like Donlad Trump. Do you think Donald Trump wouldn't use a tool that ensures his success at book selling? Im sure he would. He would do everything possible to gain an edge. You should too.

I am using a PDA book scanner. It's a Dell Axim with a scan card and a memory card slip into the top. It's a piece of cake to use. Some places don"t like you to use them but most places don"t mind or don't even notice what you're doing. At those places that do mind there is definitely ways to be covert so that they don't even suspect you are scanning.

So if you want to start scanning books and taking the luck ratio completely out of your business model pick up a PDA and a scan card. Just make sure you don't pay 400-600 dollars. Which is what many places are charging. Here's an article that shows you how to put lower end models together to save a few hundred dollars on your book scanner. Handheld Book Scanner Good Luck enjoy.


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