Who Is "hom3skuwlmom?"

Thanks for visiting my  page. My name is Carole and I have been on Ebay
since 1998. My husband, Mike and I have known each other for over 20 years
and have been married for 11 years. He is the love of my life and my best
friend. We have 5 children and one adorable "grand-darling."

My first experiences with EBay were with the "Beanie-Baby" craze. That was a
lot of fun (and work!). Shortly after our youngest son was born,  we started
homeschooling our middle daughter. Our son Matt was soon included. At that
point, I became mostly a homeschool buyer.

We soon found that homeschooling could be an expensive endeavor for a
single income family. After realizing how difficult it can be for families to afford
quality educational products, I began reselling our homeschool materials on Ebay
once we were finished using them.

My husband came up with my EBay ID; he's such a comedian! Of course, it's pronounced, "homeschoolmom" but Mike said he thought it would be "cute" if it
were spelled phonetically as a child would. Being from W.V. and a redneck at
heart, I figured it was the easiest way for HIM to remember it!

Since then, our children have returned to public school. Homeschooling them
full time has been reduced to evenings but I continue to sell mostly educational
materials, both new and used to homeschool families as well as those who are
looking to increase their child's home reading library.

You can trust what you find in my store to be in good condition. I check each book
very carefully for any defects and note them in my auctions. I never sell unusable
or unacceptable books. If my child couldn't, wouldn't or shouldn't use it, I don't
expect you will want your child to use it either.

Below, you will find more information about how I handle transactions. If you should
have any questions that are not answered below, please feel free to email me!

I would be honored to be entrusted with you purchase,
and I look forward to many successful transaction with you!

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Understanding the Item Conditions

I describe items, sometimes with a "fine tooth comb", meaning I am fairly picky. The conditions listed below are general, please read the description of the particular item in the listing itself, as this is where you will find a more detailed description of its condition.

Because some of the books I list are second hand, I can not say whether a used book (or any item listed) is from a "smoke / pet free environment." However, when books / items are purchased they are closely inspected for any damage and carefully cleaned before they are added to inventory to be listed on Ebay. In our own home, we do have a cat as well as a dog. However, all inventory is stored in numerous containers with lids and kept in a separate room of our home that houses nothing but EBay inventory and is never accessible to our pets.

Having said that, below are the most common condition terms that I use to describe items:

New.  This is as it states, a new - unused item. Sometimes the book may have an "overstock" mark  which is a small  line on the bottom of the text block. This will be noted in the description if it is present.

Excellent. No significant wear found. The book was previously owned but is sort of "normal perfect." The book has been very well cared for by its previous owner. Any wear will be minimal; no writing or highlights; no rips or tears.

Very Good. Minor wear, no rips or tears. Very  nice copy. Might have one or two very small flaws such as previous owners name written on the inside front cover. There may be a bit of rubbing on the jacket and  / or light shelf wear. But nothing that would be considered excessive.  There maybe foxing on the inside covers. Any notable marks will be specified in the listing.

Good. A nice solid reading copy. This is what you would normally expect in a second-hand book. Might have a few defects, but certainly nothing severe. Some shelf and / or cover wear is to be expected. Pages will be clean but may have bent or "dog eared" corners. The book may have foxing on the inside covers and some foxing on pages edges. Any imperfections will be specified in the listing.

Fair  Likely has quite a few defects, tears, damp stains or weak binding etc. But it is complete. Good for a couple more good reads before it's done.  Normally, I do not list any books that are only "Fair." But on occassion a book might be well worth the reading or owning even if it's not in great condition. Some older or antique books may have significant wear but are just too "treasured" to dispose of!

Retired Library copy. This is just as it states, a book that has been retired from either a public, church or school library. These books will have typical library markings, such as library ownership stamp on inside cover, perhaps a card pocket on the inside cover. Most of these will be hardback books. Listing will state whether the book has a dust jacket or not as well as any signs of wear.

Please note that I will NOT sell grossly damaged or unusable books; (see "Fair" exception)  If I wouldn't let my own children use it, I won't sell it to you either! This goes for clothing and other items as well!


Informational.... Book parts

In effort to be most accurate in  book descriptions, 
these are the terms that I sometimes use when
discussing book parts.

For example if the book is an Retired Library book, the description may state, 
"card pocket on inside board or cover, shelf wear on tail, tight spine, or library stamp on fore edge of the text block.

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Acceptable Methods of Payment

Paypal is my preferred method of payment. This allows me to ship your purchase almost immediately. In many cases, items paid through Paypal are shipped the same day!

I accept only U.S. currency.

 Money Order and Cashiers Checks are also accepted. When sending a money order, please remember to keep your half of the receipt and to fill in the information required on the front of the money order.

 Personal Checks are no longer accepted and will be returned.

 If you will be mailing your payment instead of using Paypal, PLEASE
email me and let me know otherwise it will appear that you are ignoring
the invoice sent. Remember, the secret to a successful transaction starts with communication between the buyer and seller.

Please complete your payment within 7days of the purchase. If payment has not been received by the 7th day, I will have no choice but to file Non-Paying Bidder and relist the item. I understand that situations can arise, if this is the case,  just send me an email and let me know that you have been delayed and need more time. I am easy to work with when I am given the opportunity to work with you. Again, simple comminucation can go a long ways in averting problems.

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Shipping Options
Unless otherwise requested by the customer, our standard method of shipping is USPS Media Mail for books, music CD's, and software. For items that do not qualify Media Mail, I will normally add an EBay shipping calculator to the listing allowing the customer to decide whether they prefer Parcel Post or Priority Mail. 

Insurance is an available option to all buyers, and highly recommended, for an additional $1.65 per $50 value. 

Delivery Confirmation is always included on all items.

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Shipping & Delivery Time
  • If you are using Paypal as your method of payment, your items will normally be shipped within 24 hours of receipt of payment. If payment is received after 12 noon on Friday (EST), your item will be shipped on Monday.
  •  Buyers who choose to use Money Order or Cashiers Checks; I will email you when the payment arrives and ship your purchase will be shipped within 24 of receipt of payment or in most cases, the same day payment is received.

It is my understanding from the US Postal service that: 

  •  Media/Book Rate mail normally takes 5-10 days. But I have found it seldom takes as long as they say it does. It has been my experience that some sellers do not ship as quickly as they state leaving the customer to believe that Media Mail is "extremely slow. "  I am committed to shipping promptly.
  • Priority Mail takes 2-3 days, though US Postal Service will "not guarantee" the time of delivery.

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Our Return Policy
Satisfaction Guarantee & Returns Policy

Rerun Books 4 Kids guarantees the condition of every item to be as it is described. If you are dissatisfied with an item when it arrives, please email me immediately upon receipt and give me the opportunity to fix the issue before leaving feedback.

If your purchase is not as it was described I will ask you to return your purchase (at our expense, of course), postmarked within 2 days of our email contact for a full refund of the purchase price. I will refund the all shipping costs only if the return was a result of an error in my description.
All Returns:
  • Please email me before returning book(s). 
  • Include the packing slip and indicate the reason for return for quickest processing. 
  • I will notify you via e-mail that I have received the return and will process your refund. 
  • You can expect a refund in the same form of payment originally used for your purchase within 5 business days from our receipt of your return. 
  • You may also request that the refunded amount be credited toward another purchase. 

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Our Privacy Policy

I never sell or share information about my customers with any third party.

Information gathered from your purchase is used soley for the purpose of completing your purchase. Your address will be used for no other purpose
but to ship your purchase to you.

If you have any concerns or questions about this privacy policy, please email
me at customerservice@rerunbooks4kids.com


I have sold gently loved books and many other items on Ebay for the past
10 years. I have built an outstanding reputation for honesty, integrity and
items. I am very proud of and have worked very hard for my feedback

I feel that no transaction is complete until I know that you are satisfied
with your purchase. Our transaction together is not "complete" simply
because you have paid for your item.
It is for this reason that I ask you to
email me and let me know that you have safely received your item and that
you are happy with your purchase! I will then leave positive feedback for you
and ask that you do the same when you have an opportunity to do so.

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