Frequently Asked Questions
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No, we do not, unfortunately. Because of the volume of trading, selling
and buying that goes on at each of our locations every day, plus our
large volume of material, we would have to spend more time creating
and updating a database of inventory than we would stocking and helping
customers! For this reason, we do not maintain a database at this time.
Yes. Even though we do not maintain a database inventory, we often have
a very good idea of what we carry on our shelves. Please keep in mind
when calling that we have to go out and physically search for your item.
Some searches, such as for a religious book, may be impossible because
of the size of the section, and because our non-fiction is not categorized
by author or title, only subject. In this case it is suggested that
you come in and do a thorough search for your item. Fiction, on the
other hand, is categorized by author, so if you have an author's name
on hand when making a fiction book request and we can usually check
for you on the phone. Music and video searches can also usually be carried
out if you know the title and (in the case of music) artist of the item.
Please try to keep your requests to one or two items.
We may still be able to do a search with partial information, so you
can call and ask regardless. We recommend using one of the links provided
on our Link Page to make use of a web site that
might assist you in locating the information you need.
A: Because of our lack of computer inventory, and because of the volume of requests we
receive from customers every day, we are unable to do this. You are welcome, however, to call
periodically to check on the availability of the item you are looking for.
A: Yes. You may hold up to 6 items for a total of 7 days. Exceptions are video
games and DVD's, where we will only hold 2 items for up to 3 days. Unclaimed holds at the end of 7 or 3 days will be
A: Yes, you
may, visiting our contact page. Provide as much detail as possible
in your request when you send it (author, title, artist, etc.)
Please keep in mind that you will recieve a response within a
few days only if we find the item.
A: In most
cases, we can only give you a general idea of what we can pay
for something over the phone. To get an exact price, you must
bring the items into the store. To determine the market value
of an item, such as an old book, you must receive an appraisal.
Unfortunately, Jellybean's does not offer this service.
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