Half Price Books

★★★★☆
  • 2642 Bethel Rd

    Columbus, OH 43220

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  • 614-457-6333

About Half Price Books

Categories
  • Bookstores
  • Music CDs & Tapes
  • Toy & Game Stores
Details
  • Music CDs & Tapes
Hours
M-Th 9am-9pm, F-Sa 9am-10pm, Su 9am-9pm
Emails
  • 040mgr@halfpricebooks.com
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Not recommended as a venue for selling books.\r
They play games and offer nothing.\r
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★★★★★

Not recommended as a venue for selling books.\r
They play games and offer nothing.\r
See other comments here.

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Watch yourself when selling items to Half Price, they tend to say something to the effect of "We'll take everything for $6.50", but that really means "We'll buy these 7 items for $6.50 and take the other 60 items for free". Ask specifically what they're offering of the items that your selling, they tend to do this most with bulk drop offs(say your moving and cleaning out old books or CDs by the box load). Also, Goodwill is in many cases a better alternative to used book/media stores as their "fair market values" listed on the Goodwill site are universal and not based on the media content or popularity and are tax deductible(mind you have to itemize your taxes which can be a pain). I found Goodwill to be a much better deal at $1.99 per CD off next years taxes rather than the $20.00 offered on my 128 CDs(all good condition and in original cases) by Half Price. Goodwill stated prices for some items(full list available online): CD/DVD-$1.99, Hardcover Books-$1.79, Softcover Books-$.89, Children's Books-$.59, Videos-$.99

Just a few things to keep in mind.

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★★☆☆☆

Watch yourself when selling items to Half Price, they tend to say something to the effect of "We'll take everything for $6.50", but that really means "We'll buy these 7 items for $6.50 and take the other 60 items for free". Ask specifically what they're offering of the items that your selling, they tend to do this most with bulk drop offs(say your moving and cleaning out old books or CDs by the box load). Also, Goodwill is in many cases a better alternative to used book/media stores as their "fair market values" listed on the Goodwill site are universal and not based on the media content or popularity and are tax deductible(mind you have to itemize your taxes which can be a pain). I found Goodwill to be a much better deal at $1.99 per CD off next years taxes rather than the $20.00 offered on my 128 CDs(all good condition and in original cases) by Half Price. Goodwill stated prices for some items(full list available online): CD/DVD-$1.99, Hardcover Books-$1.79, Softcover Books-$.89, Children's Books-$.59, Videos-$.99

Just a few things to keep in mind.

Pros: Decent prices on used books.

Cons: Intentionally hazy offers on buying books from customers.

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Love this store for books. always a good deal. Sometimes, however, the selection is stale if you visit often.

2
★★★★☆

Love this store for books. always a good deal. Sometimes, however, the selection is stale if you visit often.

Pros: Price

Cons: inventory sometimes does not change

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I always find something when I go here, but it always seems a little cluttered. There is some sense to how everything is organized, but you'll have to look. Don't go looking for a particular book, I never have luch when I do that. I have sold a lot of books here, you don't get much money but you'll end up with more room at your home for new books!

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★★★★☆

I always find something when I go here, but it always seems a little cluttered. There is some sense to how everything is organized, but you'll have to look. Don't go looking for a particular book, I never have luch when I do that. I have sold a lot of books here, you don't get much money but you'll end up with more room at your home for new books!

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You can sell your used books here (don't expect to get rich) and buy used books. The new books are reasonably priced as they are generally overstock or out of print books

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★★★★☆

You can sell your used books here (don't expect to get rich) and buy used books. The new books are reasonably priced as they are generally overstock or out of print books

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not as good as the lane ave location but still very good selection. seems to be really well organized and the location geographically is really convenient for my end of town.

3
★★★☆☆

not as good as the lane ave location but still very good selection. seems to be really well organized and the location geographically is really convenient for my end of town.

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I've always been able to find an excellent selection of books, from eastern philosophy to childbirth coaching, all at great prices. All of the books are in good condition, they usually even carry newly published books, though typically at the normal price. Just do NOT try and sell your books back there. I tried and got $8 for over $300 worth of books...and since I'd just carried them in by myself, I wasn't about to lug them back out to the car!

PROS: Great selection, always changing.
CONS: Don't sell your books there.

3
★★★☆☆

I've always been able to find an excellent selection of books, from eastern philosophy to childbirth coaching, all at great prices. All of the books are in good condition, they usually even carry newly published books, though typically at the normal price. Just do NOT try and sell your books back there. I tried and got $8 for over $300 worth of books...and since I'd just carried them in by myself, I wasn't about to lug them back out to the car!

PROS: Great selection, always changing.
CONS: Don't sell your books there.

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Half Price has tons of used CDs and LPs at good prices. I am personally fond of the thousands of 25 cent LPs at the Lane Ave (Upper Arlington) location. Can't beat that! For book fans, they certainly have a humogous quantity. Even half-price recent magazines.

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★★★★★

Half Price has tons of used CDs and LPs at good prices. I am personally fond of the thousands of 25 cent LPs at the Lane Ave (Upper Arlington) location. Can't beat that! For book fans, they certainly have a humogous quantity. Even half-price recent magazines.

Pros: quantity, price

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Half Price Books Carriage Place - Columbus, Ohio - Buy and sell new and used books, CDs, LPs, DVDs, comic books, textbooks, magazines, electronics, games, nostalgia, stationery and more!

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