Are you one of those people who have your old books lying around collecting dust? Would you like to turn these books into cash you can use?
If so, then the Cash4Books app can help with making this become a reality. Cash4Books is one of those book buyback sites. This app is available for all devices, making it easily accessible for anyone.
With the Cash4Books app, you simply scan in the books that you are wanting to sell. The app will then search for prices on the books you have listed, and give you a quote on what you can expect to get for these books.
If you agree to the price and want to sell the books, a prepaid shipping label is sent to you for free from Cash4Books.
Once you ship the books and these have been received by Cash4Books, you get paid. You can be paid via a check mailed to you, or through PayPal, which is great since many apps buyback books with payment in the forms of gift cards.
There are certain criteria in which books must meet in order for Cash4Books to buy these back from you. However, if your books are not damaged, Cash4Books can be a great way to get rid of those textbooks (or any other kind of book for that matter) that you no longer want.
How I Use this App to Make Money
I have talked about selling used books for cash before. And one of the book buyback sites that I use is BookScouter. The reason I use BookScouter is because you can enter the ISBN of the book on the site and it instantly searches over 40 book buying sites (including Cash4Books) to find you the highest price.
So, I have combined the Cash4Books app with BookScouter in order to help me make money buying and selling old books.
When I first heard about book buying sites, I was selling my old books that I was no longer needing. Then, I stated thinking about the idea of actually buying used books and selling them through these sites. So, I started going to garage sales, thrift stores, flea markets, and anyplace where I could buy used books for pennies.
Now, it was a little difficult trying to figure out which books to buy. Obviously, not every book you buy is going to turn a profit for you. So, I needed a way to make sure I could make a profit on any given book before buying it.
And since I had used BookScouter before, I thought why not just use it here again. So, whenever I was buying books, I’d simply pull up BookScouter’s website on my phone, then I would enter the ISBN of any book that I was going to buy, wait for the site to finish searching, and once it gave me a price of how much I could possibly sell the same book online, I would buy the book if it was cheap enough to allow me to make a profit on it.
Now, this was a bit time-consuming, entering ISBNs one by one. Sure, if you are buying a few books, it takes a few seconds. But if you are like me and are planning to buy hundreds of books to resale, it would take hours to weed through hundreds of books to find the ones that could make you some money. So, that kind of held me back.
Fortunately, I came across the Cash4Books app. The app allows you to scan the bar code of the book and it instantly gives you a price. So, there is no need for me to manually enter hundreds of ISBNs. That saves a lot of time.
But How About BookScouter?
Well, here is how I combined these 2 to make my life easier. You see, Cash4Books app made it easy and quick to find out if a book is worth buying to resale. But, it doesn’t necessarily give me the best price I could sell each book for. It just gives me the price that Cash4Books will pay me for the book.
On the other hand, BookScouter searches over 40 book buying sites and gives me the highest price. But again, entering ISBNs manually is very time-consuming.
So, I decided to use the app to scan books faster and ensure they are going to be profitable to resale. You see, if Cash4Books gives you a price, that means they are going to pay you exactly that much for the book. So, right there, I would know that I can sell the book for at least that much. Knowing that, I buy the book (s).
But I want to make sure I resale the book(s) for the highest price possible. So, when I get home, I simply pull up BookScouter.com, type in the ISBN and find the site that is willing to pay me the most for each book.
Sure, this takes time too, but the difference here is that you are not weeding out through hundreds of books to find the ones that are profitable. Here, you are entering ISBNs of books you already know you can sell for profit.
BookScouter came up with their own app that lets you take a picture of the bar code. It then searches the database to find you the highest price a site will pay for your book.
So, you don’t have to use Cash4Books’s app first, then go home and enter codes manually on BookScouter’s site. You can now do everything right from BookScouter’s app.
That makes the process of buying and selling used books much much faster and easier.
You can find out about the app by visiting BookScouter.com.
If you are thinking about side business ideas that can fetch you extra cash without having to invest thousands of dollars, this can be a great option.
On average, you can profit $3-10 on a book. Of course, it all depends on the book. For example, selling college textbooks for cash can fetch you good money compared to say short novels.
But it’s not unheard of to buy a used book for pennies and resale it for a few hundred dollars. That said, in most cases, you are looking at a few dollars profit, which is not bad for a few seconds of work.