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    I am trying to find a web site that I might list a set of books that would be of great interest to people that repair and restore old autos. They are comprised of set of five leather bound books on the workings of automobiles up until 1926, they are titled "Automotive Engineering" published by American Technical Society. They are interesting as they cover the electrical, engines, running gear in some great detail. Very much similar to the motors manuals of today.
    So.....my question, does anyone know a site to contact for listing these? I have ask this on a couple of other web sites but no luck yet.
    With Ebay's silly rules I don't even want to deal with them anymore.

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    I think you might try to list your books at Amazons used book store. Here is a link to it. http://www.amazon.com/gp/seller/sell...html/ref=ss_m_

    I have not sold anything there but I have bought used books there.
    Mel
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    • #3
      You can use Amazons, Barnes& Noble has a similar deal.
      http://www.barnesandnoble.com/index.asp?z=y
      They both have sellers programs
      If you want to sell out right you can try find a shop that deals with the subject here.http://www.alibris.com/
      http://www.bookavenue.com/or here.
      http://www.rarebooklink.com/
      http://www.powells.com These last two are the heavy weights in the field.
      One word the price of the books that they will want to buy them might shock you. and they might not be as rare as you think.
      good luck
      Glen
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      • #4
        Be prepared for the idea they are not worth a lot. I have a set of them, cost me $5.

        We tried to sell a bunch of old owner's manuals going back into the 'teens" and found THOSE were of no particular value........ $10 maybe, if someone wanted a second one.......
        1601

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        Hashim Khan

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        • #5
          Thanks for the help I believe they have found a home

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          • #6
            Yeah, the general auto manuals don't go for much. The Dikes manuals have a following though. When you find original factory manuals, then you have something. If you had a set of say Ford Model T, early Chevy or Hudson manuals, they could be worth several hundred.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by CCWKen
              Yeah, the general auto manuals don't go for much. The Dikes manuals have a following though. When you find original factory manuals, then you have something. If you had a set of say Ford Model T, early Chevy or Hudson manuals, they could be worth several hundred.
              Yep, HAD Star, Hudson, that sort of thing....... Factory OWNERS manuals, not the repair ones.......

              Not worth shelf space, which they lost......... out they went, ain't nobody gonna use them now.

              I suppose if we had the repair manuals, if there was such a thing, that WOULD be more valuable.
              1601

              Keep eye on ball.
              Hashim Khan

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