There’s a new service that I want to introduce to you that’s being put together by a really sweet husband and wife team.
Jessica Burton was frustrated by just how hard it really is to find and trade/buy/sell used curriculum online for homeschoolers. Services that she tried were clunky, difficult to search and once she did find what she wanted, it was usually already sold. She knew there could be something better if only someone would take the time to think it through and build it.
Fortunately for her (and for us!) her husband loves to do just that sort of thing!
Together, the Burtons have build a new website called HomeschoolTree where you can easily buy and sell used curriculum.
This service is currently still in BETA which means they are still testing it out and there might be some bugs. But the good news is that they are EXTREMELY responsive when you bring an issue to their attention… As in, you get an email back from them, usually tellling you they fixed it, within minutes to hours. They are very committed to making this new site the best service it can be and I have to say, they took care of all the annoying issues of other sites.
Searching is super easy and very customizable. You can browse everything, or you can search by publisher, grade, subject and/or condition. And once an item is sold… 🙂 you won’t be bothered with the listing any more, so you won’t get your hopes dashed over and over.
They make it easy to list items for sale, too. And if you have any problems along the way, they are just an email away.
Jessica told me that it was okay to let you know about this now, even though it’s in BETA still. They are ready to seriously test the system with about 1000 users and they still have some room left.
If you are looking for an easy, intuitive, safe, pleasant way to find and sell used curriculum, please consider helping the Burtons out by becoming BETA members.
I’d post a giveaway here, but this service is currently totally free! So… maybe we can count it as a door prize! 😉
Sandra Modersohn is a devoted wife, mother, and homeschooler. She loves great graphic design and has a passion for creating beautiful and useful printable materials for children. Little Learning Lovies where she shares her creations with the world. She can be found on Facebook and Twitter, Pinterest and, of course, at the Little Learning Lovies Blog and Store.