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There are 12 comments on Selling Back Your Books

  1. Good tip – renting books is probably the worst thing you can do if you’re trying to save money. In the long run, you spend less money buying a book and selling it back.

  2. Facebook made selling my books super easy. Two posts and I sold all my books in just a couple days. And like the article mentioned, it’s comvenient just to meet up on campus and not worry about shipping.

  3. “in most cases we will buy it at 50 percent of the selling price of the book”–Are we talking about the same barnes and noble? I’ve always goten a better price at the book trucks

  4. I had a like-new textbook which the bookstore offered to buy for $0.25. I walked away and sold it on Amazon (less than a week later) for $76.00. Choose wisely.

  5. I beg to differ with the information in the article about Barnes & Noble “flagging” books that are rented. My daughter returned a rented book to Barnes & Noble, it was NOT flagged & she was later charged for the full price of that book, which the store had accepted & had in its warehouse someplace.

  6. Make sure that you check out several online sites when getting buy-back prices. Often times, different sites will give you different prices. Then it is just a matter of selling your books back to the sites that offer the best price.

  7. You should definitely also look up your books on It will list the buyback prices from all of the major online buyback sites. These sites will provide you with a pre-paid shipping label and send you payment in only a few days (as soon as you ship off your book and they receive it).

  8. The part is not entirely accurate–if you “trade in,” Amazon will pay for your shipping, and you get an Amazon gift card for the amount, which can be used for a lot more things than just textbooks.

  9. I always just buy the used old editions on amazon…buying the new copies at amazon is ridiculous…Ive sold my books to people for literally triple what i paid. But if i only paid like 15 bucks for a book sometimes i keep them

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