Why the name Garage To Dollars?
Over 8 years ago we attended a country auction, and the crowd was very sparse. The auctioneer threw in the towel and asked for one bid to "take it all" -- a whole garage full. Jon raised his hand and offered $2, and the auctioneer acknowledged with a slam of the gavel and yelled "SOLD". Kathy fainted, and after a quick recovery, we spent the rest of the day transferring the contents of one garage into another - what fun we had!
How do you grade the condition of your books?
Here is how we grade our books, generally, and we will note any unusual condition items:
Excellent: Book is very much in the same condition it was when first purchased or printed, maybe some slight wear or yellowing
Very Good: Some light wear to edges or corners and/or very minor scuffing, some yellowing
Good: May have more wear to edges, corners may be bumped, possibly some yellowing of pages or a bent page corner, etc., still a tight copy, perhaps some discolorations or fading
Fair: Some more major flaws such as loose binding, tear to pages, and/or wear and scratching to cover...but still a good readable copy, deep yellowing possibly
Reading copy (also classified as "Poor"): Even more major flaws but still good for reading or to fill in a collection
Trash heap: You just never know! We've had some great finds in terrible condition that we almost threw away, but a collector or afficianado would be disappointed if they found out - so, we'll let you decide!!
Why so many books?
We live in a very rural region - an occasional moose or elk walks through town. The local auctions, book sales and library liquidations are plentiful, and we found a tremendous desire from our customers for out-of-print and hard-to-find books. It's a good match, and we have a lot of good sources to help us fill your special title or subject requests.
How and how often do you ship?
We generally ship every business day with the USPS - regardless of how small the order. Our books are shipped in poly bags to prevent moisture - snow or rain - damage and slipped inside a padded envelope. Sports cards are shipped in protective sleeves, and depending on the quantity, in envelopes or boxes. Antiques are appropriately wrapped in bubble wrap and shipped in sturdy boxes.
Why does Garage to Dollars charge sales tax to NYS residents?
Several years ago, we decided that we would conduct our business as professional internet sellers and not has a hobby. In order to do that, we filed our business with the State of New York which requires we collect sales tax from our fellow NYS residents.
Wait, I thought New York was concrete and sky scrapers?
New York City is definitely the hub of New York State with many exciting places to see and things to do. However, north of "the City" there are beautiful mountains, lakes, rivers and scenic stretches of amazing landscape. Friendly "upstaters" are known for their genuine hospitality and outgoing personalities. Where we live is actually breathtaking with bald eagles, crystal clear waterways and abundant recreational opportunities. If you're geographically challenged, Canada is less than 10 minutes away!
Where else can I find Garage To Dollars products?
We've been online sellers for over 8 years, and are extremely proud of our 100% feedback and fulfillment rating at every site we sell on.
Here's a list of our other venues, along with the approximate number of items we have listed at each site:
Amazon (1,500+) - www.amazon.com/shops/garagetodollars
Alibris (2,500+) - www.alibris.com/bookstore/g2dollar
Half.com (500+) - http://shops.half.ebay.com/garagetodollars_W0QQ
Biblio (450+) - http://www.biblio.com/bookstores/GarageToDollars.html
We also put about 100 or so books a week up for sale on Ebay, some of which might interest you, and you can find our current listings here:
Ebay Auctions Link - http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZgaragetodollars