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  • tiggs121
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    Barter Books in Alnwick?

    Barter Books

    kevj
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    Right then, A few years back I inherited a number of electrical engineering text books, some of which are rare according to an internet search.

    Now, I’m not an electrical engineer (structural and hydraulic pipe) so these books have sat in an old suitcase in the loft. I’d like to sell them on so they are of use to someone.

    I have looked into setting up an Amazon store and selling them that way but I would also like to ‘advertise’ them to a more appreciative audience.

    Anyone know of any websites or forums that would be appropriate?

    kevj
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    That looks ideal, cheers!

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    What sort of electrical engineering?

    Premier Icon ianmoody
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    We sold some old(ish) P.E. text books on Amazon last year. Did surprisingly well. May be a good time to sell a.s.a.p. as all the students will be searching for them?

    Premier Icon nickjb
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    ebay. I often buy esoteric technical books and they very expensive on ebay, probably a good thing if you are selling

    kevj
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    Onzadog – Member

    What sort of electrical engineering?

    I’ll get a list later when I get home, but from memory, subjects included mathematics for electricians, pulse generators and circuitry.

    pingu66
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    I could be persuaded to take them off your hands.

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    Ah, wondered if there was any power engineering stuff. Thanks anyway. Best of luck finding them a new home.

    Cferg
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    Likewise, may be interested and you could bump a few on here.

    choron
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    Problem you have is that the rarer the book, the smaller the audience and the less likely it is to sell. Also, with EE books tend to go out of date fairly rapidly. Looking at the dozen or so books on my shelf, only 1 is more than 20 years old and thats a very general maths book. Typically, the more specialised the book, the faster it’s out of date (unless they’re on a topic that doesn’t really change much like maths or physics).

    Ebay is probably the best bet. If any of the books are out of print then Amazon might be a good bet too.

    kevj
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    I;ve just spent some time cataloging the books and googling their title/ author.

    The list is as follows;

    Transistors applied-Philips Technical Library-1965

    Mathematics for electronics with applications-Nodelman and smith-1956-Mcgraw Hill
    The Principles of electric power transmission-H Waddicor-1964-Chapman & Hall

    Transistor electronics-Arthur W & Lo Jakob Zawels-1958-Macmillan

    The mathematics od servomechanisms-JL Douce-1963

    Basic pulse circuits-Richard Blitzer-1964-Mcgraw Hill

    A textbook of electricity-HG Mitchell-1960-Methuen

    Electronic fundamentals and applications-John D Ryder-1964-Pitman

    Technical Electricity-Davidge Hutchinson-1928

    Engineering Electronics Ryder-1967-Mcgraw Hill

    A text book of heat-GR Noakes-1960-Macmillan

    Laplace transforms for electrical engineers-BJ Starkey-1958

    Using Transistors-DJW Sjobbema-1964-Philips Technical Library

    Electrical Circuits including machines-A Draper-1964-Electrical engineering series

    Transistors theory and circuitry-KJ Dean-1964-Mcgraw Hill

    Electronics and Power-1966-IEE

    Servo mechanisms – An elementary textbook for scientists and technologists-John C West-1962

    An Introduction to industrial administration-FRJ Jervis & WF Frank-1965
    Tutorial Arithmetic-WP Workman-1926

    General English for Technical Students-E Frank Candlin-1958
    Elements of physical chemistry-Samuel Gladstone David Lewis-1963-Macmillan

    Manufacturing Processes-JV Harding-1961

    An introduction to infinitesimal calculus with applications to mechanics and physics-GW Caunt-1959-Oxford

    An introduction to bessel functions-Frank Bowman-Constable

    Chemistry for Engineers an introductory course-E Cartmell-1959-Butterworth

    Please forgive the formatting as I have cut and paste from excel.

    I think I’ll keep the Bessel Functions and Calculus books but I would like the rest to go to a good new home (To someone who understands them!)

    I’ll post up thread in the FS section tomorrow if anyone is interested.

    choron
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    To be honest, pretty much all of that other than the maths books would be of historical interest only. The transistor books were written within 15 years of it’s invention: we now have another 50 years of knowledge.

    kevj
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    choron – Member

    To be honest, pretty much all of that other than the maths books would be of historical interest only. The transistor books were written within 15 years of it’s invention: we now have another 50 years of knowledge.

    Yes, I totally agree. I’m not looking to make any money from these as such, but, as an engineer myself, some of the older text books are very helpful when you have to re-engineer older designs or to get an understanding of the thought process leading up to a final solution. If I’m honest, I’d rather sell all of them en-block to someone who will get something from them rather than ~£5 each on Amazon.

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