The spring semester is almost over. Students are starting to consider their options with their used books. Local or campus bookstores are frequently the fastest, easiest method for textbook buybacks. However, if this is the only route you have ever considered, you are missing out. These stores are often overwhelmed with textbooks at the end of the semester. If the class is offered the following semester and they have three hundred copies, the demand is low, so the price you receive will be as well.
Thankfully there are now options beyond the campus bookstore, campus bulletin board or your bookshelf. There are a growing number of online programs, some of which will accept international editions of textbooks as well. With these online programs you have the opportunity to receive a higher price for your textbook. There are two different types of online buyback programs.
Text book buybacks are similar to selling to a bookstore. You sell directly to the company and receive payment from them. The positive side to this method is that you know from the time you enter the ISBN on their site whether it will be accepted. You also know that payment will be sent shortly after the book is received at the book company. The down side is that based on the number of copies the reseller currently has as well as the fact that they find a new buyer, they take a larger percentage of profit. Programs differ somewhat from one site to the next, so take a look at their Frequently Asked Questions page for details. Information regarding the types of books, condition and shipping methods can usually be found there. If there are specific types of international additions that are not accepted, it is addressed as well.
The second option involves selling directly to the new buyer via the site. As the seller, you set the price making the sale more profitable. The down side is that it may take some time to match the selling price with a buyer. Before deciding on the type of program, there are a few questions to ask yourself. Can I wait for the money? Once the book is sold, can I pack and ship it quickly? If you answered yes to these questions, the direct to buyer option my work for you.
Whether you are a student of faculty member, there are many opportunities to turn your unused books into cash. For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com or via the form on the “Contact” tab.