These days, college textbooks are one of the main expenses a student has to deal with. It costs quite a bit for students to buy their college textbooks during their first weeks of class.
So, financially, it wouldn’t make sense to let those books gather dust when you are done with them.
After the semester or class is over, selling books back to the campus bookstore is a good way to make some money back, and is also a simple of way of getting rid of books that you will no longer use.
However, campus bookstores often do not offer the highest buyback price for these books.
In the past, I have talked about selling books online. The good news is that there are also tons of options for a student to utilize to sell their textbooks.
Getting Your Money
Most sites will give you a variety of payment options, such as paying you through PayPal or sending you a check for the total amount.
Other sites may offer store credit, which often results in a higher price for the textbooks, and you can always use this credit for next semester when it is time to buy new textbooks.
For those who are interested in selling their textbooks, I have gathered a list of some of the best websites where you can sell back those textbooks that you are no longer using.
Sites with Specialty in Buying Back Textbooks
My personal experience tells me that these sites are often the best places to sell not only college text books, but any kind of book.
You are more likely to get the highest payout from these sites than giants like Amazon.
Sites that cater to textbook buying often offer free shipping to those students who are selling their textbooks.
1. Book Scouter
This site allows you to enter in the used textbook you want to sell, and then finds you the site that will buy this back for the highest price.
2. Cash 4 Books
This website allows you to receive payment within 3 days of selling your books to them.
3. Sell Back Your Book
This site also covers the shipping fees. They are actually well-known for bulk purchases from libraries.
4. Textbook Buyer
Textbooks, manuals and other learning materials can be sold through this company.
When compared to regular bookstores, this site will pay you 200% more for the textbook you are selling.
6. Valore Books
This site is known for having some of the highest buyback prices when it comes to textbooks of all the companies out there.
There are several perks with this site, including fast payment and free shipping for the textbooks being sold.
The site gives you an instant quote for you book, and pays you fast through direct deposit.
Through using BookByte you receive an instant quote on how much your textbook is worth, and then can ship these for free to the company.
This site has been around for a while, and offers free shipping for those who choose to sell their textbooks to this site. They are also known for their fast payments.
Works the same as the other sites in this group.
The site offers the BIGWORD’s buyback comparison tool which means you can get up to 75% on your textbook, resulting in more money in your pocket.
13. Blue Rectangle
Sell your old textbooks to this site, and they will pay shipping to receive these.
Once you sell your books to this site, payment is issued within 24 to 48 hours.
You can not only sell your textbooks on this site, but can also trade with other students for less out of pocket costs.
The company will pay the shipping to receive these books, and you can either sell these or you can donate your books.
The buyback price for textbooks on this site is great, and they offer free UPS shipping on textbooks they purchase.
This site has a guarantee of getting you the most money for the textbook you want to sell. They also have free shipping, and relatively fast payment.
The Usual Suspects
Places where most of us think of first, but are often not the best choice, since these are very saturated markets and everyone and their mom use these sites. But for the sake of this post, I am going to list them anyway.
20. Barnes and Noble
Catering to mostly used business textbooks, this site is a great way to sell these online.
This allows you to have more control over the sell price of a textbook, as you can set a reserve for the price that you need to receive.
This is a site operated by eBay, and is a great place to sell those used textbooks sitting around.
If you are not in a hurry to sell your books, classified sites and classified sections of popular social networking sites like Facebook can be a good option as you may be able to find a local buyer and skip the shipping cots, which means buyer pays a little less while you keep 100% of the money since you don’t have to deal with shipping fees, not to mention fees imposed by above mentioned sites.
23. Kijiji (Now known as eBay Classifieds)
This is a classified site that is not only great for the selling of used textbooks, but also for other school related supplies.
This site is to sell anything, thus you can sell your textbooks here as well.
25. Facebook Marketplace
This marketplace is full of those who are interested in buying used textbooks, thus you could get lucky and sell this for the price you want to get.
Where do you sell your used books?
How has your experience been like?
How much of the original price of your book were you able to get back by selling it?…