Recently, private companies and websites have gotten involved in buying back textbooks. These third-part and online buyers claim to give students more money back for their books, but that's not the case, nor does it take into consideration that the payment is not instant, not cash, and that students may have to spend time and money shipping their books to the buyer. Know the deal up front and don't take chances with your money: in terms of buyback payment and service, these third parties can't beat your school's bookstore.
|Buyback at School Bookstore||Selling Books to Online Buyers|
|Buyer Takes Books Immediately|
|Packing and Mailing Hassle|
|Upfront Shipping Charges|
Before you sell your books, understand all costs and benefits.
First and foremost, arrive at buyback early. The longer you wait to sell your books, the greater the chance that the bookstore will already have enough copies and not need yours.
|To get the most for your books, make sure they have no:||If your books came as part of a set or package, be sure to bring:|