Thursday, May 13, 2010
Bemoaning Buy-Back Season
So here are some steps to get the most money for your ex-textbooks:
1. Check the buy-back prices at the campus stores. I realize I just warned against it, but just check and take note of how much they are giving back.
2. Check major online book sellers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and halfpricedbooks.com. I personally use Amazon because I know its reputation and have had great success buying and selling.
3. Now compare the prices and remember to factor in shipping costs. I also factor in convenience, so if the prices between the books stores and the online sellers is so close, I go to the campus stores -- it's just easier.
4. When selling to the campus bookstores always remember any reward cards or any coupons to get an extra $2 on your buy-back -- every cent counts.
Now, go sell and get some of the hundreds you spent back.