Thousands of families homeschool in the greater Seattle area. Local groups and associations trade and sell among themselves. Others buy and sell via Craigslist, Freecycle, and via consignment and used book stores.
Check the Seattle Craigslist Homeschool listing for children’s books, curriculum packages, testing books, educational software, etc. How does 5 levels of Rosetta Spanish for $150 sound?
Join Freecycle Seattle. Post specific requests and pass along educational supplies, toys, etc., you no longer use. Sturdy wooden toys, DVDs, kids’ clothing, etc.
Check out Seattle’s homeschool curriculum store, Homeschool Potpourri, for new and used educational supplies, toys, games and curricula. You can also sell your old supplies on consignment.
Check out the Seattle area locals on Paperback Swap to trade books of all kinds.
And don’t forget to scout out your nearest small bookstores, toy stores, and antique stores. Homeschooling doesn’t have to cost much. In fact, on the average, homeschooling costs less per child than public school.