I have picked up numerous ones from sales and thrift stores for a while now, but when I sat down to think of how to price them I went into a daze. You begin by thinking that "These will be a cinch to date and research", UUMMM NOOOOOOOO!
I had come to find out rather quickly that most of them have "false" copyright dates. Then I find out you have to learn different codes for this, that, and the other! I gave literally gave up.
Something so easy-turned out to be one of the most frustrating things I have had to deal with. I mean, really how hard is it for the company to slap on the correct date of the copyright, whether it is a reprint or not. If my kids can do something this simple, I would think that a well-established publishing company could do the same.
Or at the very least, this publishing company can reimburse me the huge amount of money I have spent on Aspirin.
Anyway, on to my decision- I finally put up over 25 different Golden Books. I decided that I am just slapping a price on them, and taking a "what I don't know-won't hurt me" approach to the situation. Here are a few examples of what I mean by that.....
|$1.49 + 2.10 shipping|
|$3.49 + 2.10 shipping|
I made the decision that almost all of them are going to be sold for the $1.39 price, with a few of the older (not seen so much) going for the $3.49 price. I am no longer caring if someone gets a GREAT deal just because I didn't do my research on how much it should be worth. I am going stick with the lowball prices, and learn to be happy with it.
I think that is a lesson that I am beginning to take to heart. I just need to LEARN to be happy with things. I need to LEARN to settle on what I can not control. EEK! That is a scary thought.
I need to sit back now and ponder this with a nice cup of coffee and a few half dozen Aspirin.