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Top 3 Ways To Sell Back Textbooks For More Money

December 4, 2013

It is not news that when it comes time to sell back textbooks the school bookstore will only offer a tiny fraction of the price you paid for the book. There are alternatives that typically will get you more money for your used textbooks. Here are my top three suggestions. Fell free to add a comment on other ways you have found to make more money when you sell back textbooks.

  • Sell to online bookstores – Amazon, Chegg and many other online book sellers will buy your used textbooks. Most of these sites have a Buy Textbooks link on their site. One trick is to use a sell back textbook comparison service to get a quote from multiple sites in one shot. Two sites that offer textbook buyback quotes are and Make sure you see if shipping is included in their quotes.
  • Sell to local students or book stores –  Check out the local independent book stores to see what they are paying (Bring a printout of the online offers, they might match it on the spot). Also check out school bulletin boards and social media to see if there is a textbook exchange for your campus.
  • Sell textbooks online – It is a easy process to post your books online for sale at sites like Amazon or  Be sure you review what others are selling their used books for on the sites and include a detailed description of the condition. A price comparison service like will show you the going rate for used textbooks. Selling the textbook yourself will generate the most money but also takes a little more of your time.



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