-- by Melisa Ramsey
It is not an uncommon theme for many students to get ripped off when trying to make back some money selling their unwanted and no longer used textbooks. Most people know that students can use every dollar they can make but campus bookstores and other used bookstores who may buy these texts do not care about anything but making that almighty buck themselves. The solution is to sell your textbooks online but many students do not know how to go about that. In this article we will share ways to avoid bookstore rip-off and how to get the best dollar for your textbooks by selling online.
Know the Best Time to Sell
Sometimes you need to sell your books at a specific time. But with the offline bookstores there are certain times that you can get more money. If you sell right before school time, this is when most students are desperate for books and the bookstores will pay more if they need certain topics. But this also works against you. If the bookstore has too many of a certain title, they will refuse your books or give you pennies on the dollar.
Use Your Own Resources
Bookstores are not the only places to sell your used books. It may seem easier to just walk into your local campus store and walk out with some cash but they do not often give you a fair value. If you use your own resources such as making up flyers to post around the campus or in local store bulletin boards, or posting a free ad on sites like Craigslist or Kijiji.com. Talk to your friends, go to coffee shops and places where other students hang out and see if you can find people who are looking for certain books for a good price.
Or check into places online that will buy your textbooks. Many of these places have a system setup where you can find out the going rate for each book you would like to sell and this ensures that you will get the most for your money.
Keep everything that comes with the original book
For some textbooks there are extra little things included such as cds or workbooks. By keeping these items intact and ready to sell with the textbooks, you may get a better price depending on the demand for it. You will need to remember though that if it is something like a workbook, you cannot have writing in it or use a highlighter or else it will be of no value to the next student. Always remember not to dog ear your pages and keep your textbooks and all related material as pristine as possible to keep the garner the best deal possible.
If you are in a tight spot and really need to sell your books for instant cash, do your research online and see what the going rates of the texts are going for. If you are just looking to make back some money for spending or next year's books, then take the time to go online and check out places that will buy your books for a better price. Most places will send you the postage needed for these books too so there are no extra out of pocket expenses on your end. Also another tip is that just because you buy a textbook brand new doesn’t always mean that you will get top dollar when you try to sell them back to a bookstore. It is always a supply and demand business. Local bookstores may not be able to get rid of your exact copies whereas an online buyback store sells to students from all over the country. Because of that, they will be able to ensure you a better deal. To http://www.buybacktextbooks.com/ to sell used text booksvisit the site.
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