[rescue] Is it kosher to post Craigslist links here?

Don Y dgy at DakotaCom.Net
Fri Jun 30 16:13:48 CDT 2006

velociraptor wrote:
> On 6/30/06, Don Y <dgy at dakotacom.net> wrote:
>> Since I consume a lot of paperbacks (I read about 20,000 pages
>> per year), they seem like the most likely candidate.  I've set
>> a goal of discarding 200 per month for the next 6 months.
>> (I now have a pretty good idea what a heroin junkie must
>> feel like going "cold turkey"  :<  )
> Either:
> a) make friends with your local used bookstore staff, and swap 'em to
> feed your habit
> b) sell them on Amazon in the marketplace--at least that way you'll
> feel better about getting rid of them (and you would be surprised at
> the prices you can get for the rarities--or at least can better
> rationalize keeping those :-)

I donate them to the local library's "used book sale".
I figure the types of people who get up early in the
morning and wait outdoors (in February) in very long lines
are PROBABALY more likely to appreciate them than the
folks who *rarely* visit the library or a bookstore.

And, it does some little bit towards keeping the library
functioning as an institution.

Or, I find someone with similar tastes and offload a box at a
time.  I just gave two Xerox boxes of books to a friend for
his son...

> The only downside to selling on Amazon is that you have to link to a
> bank account.  I didn't want to link to my main account.   I got
> around it by setting up a free account with an ATM card at the Bank of
> the Internet.  Post 9/11, though, you have to show ID to get a bank
> account, so it's more of a hassle.  When I was selling there, you
> couldn't link to PayPal; that may have changed nowadays.

Yeah, I'm not fond of any of these places.  "Use our secure server..."
Um, OK.  So are all of these breaches I hear about in the news on
INSECURE servers?  (obviously... but I am sure they all THOUGHT
they were secure originally!)

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