Value of 2014 World Book Encyclopedia Set?

I have an ex-library set of 22 volumes of the 2014 World Book in excellent condition. How can a non-profit group market the set to make the most money for a public library?


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February 23, 20180 found this helpful
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If you Google 2014 World Book Encyclopedia you will most likely find that asking prices run from $100 to $500 but you may not find what any of these actually sold for.

  • The fact they are ex-library does reduce the value but if they are still in very good condition, then you may still be able to ask $100-$300.
  • These sets are difficult to sell so do not expect any fast results no matter where you list them for sale.
  • Since you are working with a non-profit you may want to try listing on your local Craigslist as anyone interested could see the books and there would be no shipping involved.
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  • If you list them, you could start your price higher ($450) and see if you receive any calls. If no interest is shown then you can reduce the price until they sell.
  • Craigslist is easy to use and mostly free where other on-line sites may pose a stiff learning curve unless you are already listing other items.
  • Here is a link to present listings on eBay that will give you an idea as to seller's asking prices. Bear in mind that many of these sellers will keep relisting their items for many, many months or even years.
  • Here is a link to sets presently offered on Amazon.
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  • The following link will show you sets that actually sold on eBay in the past few months.
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  • Here is link to the World Book web site that has a brand new 2014 set listed $299.

I listed the links so you can see that placing a value on a set like this is not an easy task as the true value is what someone will pay.
I hope you can realize a nice price as libraries are always in need of extra funds.

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February 20, 20180 found this helpful

Its valued at $349 on Amazon. I wold emphasize the things the library provided for its patrons

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