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Buying Glosa Books

paulceaston ("paulceaston" <2003accounts@...>) on July 16, 2003

In the Internet age I find the recent discussion about how to purchase Glosa books strange. There are so many ways in which selling the books from England to buyers in other contries could be accomplished without sending cash in the mail or paying exhorbinant bank fees for international money orders.

Two options, which I have personally used, are Paypal and Amazon Marketplace.

Paypal allows you to easily set up an account that will allow you to accept credit card payments. It is used commonly by vendors at Ebay, for example, but is also an inexpensive way to establish secure on-line ordering from a personal Web-page. Paypal makes money by taking a small commission from every sale, but for small businesses and personal use, it is well worth it.

Amazon’s vendor accounts work in a similar way. Go to and click on the “Sell Your Stuff” button near the top of the page.

Glosa’s publisher should really set up an Amazon account to simplify and modernize the ordering process. It is simple and cheap to do.

If I thought that there was enough interest, I might consider buying Glosa materials in bulk and selling them through my Amazon account or on one of my Web pages at a mark-up sufficient to cover my costs, but I am hesitant to invest much money purchasing boxes of books if they are likely to gather dust in a closet.

If there are any Glosa enthusiasts in New York City, perhaps we could discuss pooling funds to help distribute materials in the United States.

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