5 Tips for Selling Your Used Homeschool Curriculum

Selling Used Homeschool Curriclum

If you are ready to sell your used homeschool curriculum, I am going
to share some tips that will help to make the process easier, and make sure the transaction ends with a happy buyer and seller.

5 Easy Tips For Selling Used Homeschool Curriculum

  • Condition:  Is your item in good condition? If it is missing something, like a teacher’s manual or workbook, could it be easily replaced?  Is there any writing?  Be sure to mention it in your ad.
  • Listing Title:  Give your post a good title, giving as much information as possible so a buyer knows what is being sold before clicking on the post. List curriculum company (Sonlight, A Beka. . .), the book title, and grade level if applicable.
  • Price:  Price Your Item Right. Most people price their used homeschool curriculum at 50%-75% of the full price. If your item is in like new condition, you can price it closer to 75%. If your book is more than gently used or has any damage, you need to lower the price. Also, remember, there are many discount booksellers, including Amazon and CBD. Usually used homeschool curriculum needs to be at least a 25% discount to compete with new sales.
  • Description: Give your forum post on a complete, clear description, so the reader knows what is being offered. Be sure to list all applicable information including: title(s), year, publisher, grade, condition, any writing or defects, price and shipping (the complete cost to purchase).  Used Homeschool Curriculum is assumed to have some use, so be honest in your description.
  • Contact information:   There is no need to list your contact information in your forum post, and it is not advisable or necessary.   First, ask the buyer should reply to your post with a want to buy message.  Then, the buyer should click on your username which will be a link – this goes to your profile, where they can private message you to work out the details.  Usually, buyers will be comfortable using Paypal, but you may request a check or money order if you prefer.

I have operated UsedHomeschoolCurriculum.com since 2003, buying and selling my own curriculum here as well. I started homeschooling over twenty years ago and I must admit that not only am I an eclectic homeschooler, but I have been fickle along the way. There is always something new and amazing, there are the wonderful tried and true classics, and in my desire to find the best, there is the trial and error along the way. What works for one family, may not be the right fit for another, and that is one of the beauties of homeschooling our children – we can choose the best books and homeschooling curriculum for their needs.

~Susan