Selling your stuff at Bring and Buy for fun and profit!

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Selling your stuff at Bring and Buy for fun and profit!

Post by Kaj » August 9th, 2013, 12:05 pm

Or: how to get a lot of money for my old manga and keeping them in pristine order in case I get them back unsold.

Something we noticed at B&B stands thoughout the world: people love to get rid of their stuff, but can't be bothered to wrap it nicely. As a result, series are split up, books in general get mangeled, games get poached and no-one is willing to shell out €5 for a crooked manga.

So, what can you do about that? The answer is simple: wrap it up!

What do you need:
The things you want to sell, your inventory with price tags, clear plasic foil, a pair of scissors and some sticky tape.
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Some people think you can just use clingy foil or Saran wrap. Think again.
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You'll see why when you pull it off the roll.
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Wrapping it around some manga drives the point home.
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You see, this is what happens if manga wrapped in clingy foil is handeled by hundreds of people. Clingy foil is for food stuffs, not reading material.
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This is the bee knees: transparent, non-stick cover foil! A roll of five meters sets you back around €1~1,50.
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To finally answer the "Why": if your book contains a dust jacket and obi, those will be in tatters after one day of B&B, unless you make sure they won't.
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Snip off a bit large enough to cover the book or books with and wrap them up. Put the seam on the back.
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Fold the bottom flaps and fasten them. This might be a good time to slip your price tag in while you're at it. You can also put in a photocopy of some of the artwork: since people can't flip through the pages, they can get an idea of what's inside this way.
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Fasten the top flaps and you're done!
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Another benefit of using clear foil is to be able to cover naughty bits without ruining the cover. ;)
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This one didn't need it, though. :mrgreen:
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Same goes for series. Remember: a compete series is easier to sell than just parts 3, 8 and 14.
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Win!
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Obviously, you can do the same with DVD's, Blu-rays, games, figures and whatever else is fit for packing.
So yeah, wrap your stuff if you want to B&B it. It looks nice and only takes a minute. :)

If you have a group of small figures without the packaging, here's a top tip:

Go to the cheapo shop (Action, Euroland, Wibra, etc.) and get yourself a cheap set of freezer containers.
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Put the figurines in a container.
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Done!
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