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Get More Money When Sell Your Textbooks

April 11, 2011

As the end of the semester draws near, most of us college students begin to see our textbooks as nothing but a pile of cash. Once finals are over, the faster you can unload your books, the quicker you can score some money for summer break. With several buyback options floating around, it’s important to find the one that offers you the most money for your books. Here are a couple of tips that will get you the most bang for your books.


Go Online

Most people think of “textbook buyback” as something that happens only in a college bookstore, but there are several websites that offer it as well. To find the highest possible price, I recommend using a comparison site like Simply enter the ISBN of the book that you want to sell, and BigWords will list the prices offered by all the major textbook websites. Once you select the offer that sounds best to you, most sites will provide you with a pre-paid mailing label. Ship your book to them, and within a week or two they will inspect your book and you will get paid (via check, PayPal, etc.)



Online coupons are all the rage, and many textbook websites accept coupons that result in you getting paid even more money for your textbooks. Offers range from 10% more money to $5 extra, and can add quite  a bit of money to your order.


Sell Local

There are often several textbook locations close to any major college or university. Some of these stores can offer more money than your bookstore, which is nice. Many of these stores also use promotional flyers or coupon codes to draw people in and increase the amount of money offered to you. Finding a store and traveling there is definitely a little bit more of a hassle than selling online, but sometimes it can be extremely worth it.


Well, there you have it. Good luck on filling your wallet with textbook money, and be sure to let us know any tips that you may have regarding textbook buyback. And be sure to check out is a great place to sell textbooks for a lot more money than you can get from the bookstore, and they often offer 5%-10% more using one of the coupon codes that are floating around the internet. They also have 200+ locations nationwide where you can sell your books in person, which means that you get paid on the spot. To find the nearest location to you, just go to the website and search under “Find My School”. They also offer the option to rent textbooks, making buyback worries a thing of the past.


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