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Where to get rid of 100's of 1990's FSM magazines?

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    October 2017
Where to get rid of 100's of 1990's FSM magazines?
Posted by lestouffer on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 8:43 AM

In this age of digital media, we are purging our tiny house (or just small) of lots of paper. Included in that are stacks of older FSM magazines and about 1000 pounds of (mostly) WW2 books.  I am really interested in not just dumping all the magazines in the trash.  Is there somewhere/someone who might be interested in these and can you point me in the right direction?  Thanks.  ~ the wife of a once obsessed model maker.

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  • From: N. Burbs of ChiKawgo
Posted by GlennH on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 8:57 AM

Selling any of that is unlikely. The books you can probably just drop off at the library. They may shelve some and hold the rest for the yearly book sale many have. Maybe the magazines you can find a scout troop or something that you can drop them off. If nothing else some kid may pick a few up and they might spur an interest.


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    December 2013
  • From: Orlando Florida
Posted by route62 on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 9:38 AM

Donate them to your local IPMS chapter.  You could also sell them on ebay in lots or per year.  Media mail is cheap.  The mags will usually get 5-6 bucks per 12 issues.  Craigslist is another option.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 5:41 PM

Recycle bin. 

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Posted by German Armour on Friday, October 13, 2017 3:57 PM
What kinds of books do you have? I might be able to take some of them. Would you be able to ship them to Canada? Thanks

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, October 16, 2017 12:39 PM

Yea,i'm getting ready to move myself.I had every issue from the beginning,Nice to flip thru occasionslly,but to try to move.I sadly dumped them all.

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    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Thursday, October 19, 2017 4:27 PM

Exhaust all options, before you just toss the magazines in the recycling or garbage.  You should get something for them, even if it's a little bit of cash.  Or, donating the magazines to a local club, IPMS or otherwise, at the very leasts means that some other modelers can get some use from them.

If you have a little bit of time before you have to get rid of them, you might also see about getting rid of them at a local modeling show.  Even if you sell them a dollar an issue, you'll have something, and some modeler will have something.

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Posted by plydude on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 6:18 PM

How about Drs. offices or hospitals, I would love finding them in my Drs. office, instead of the home jurnals etc. that I usually find. : )


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