How To Get More Money Back For Your Used Textbooks
Time to give up the goods if you’re still holding onto your textbooks from last semester. You’re most likely going to need the money to buy your spring semester books. I know that doesn’t sound like much fun but if you follow a few of these tips, you might end up getting back more than you think. And if you buy all your textbook’s through BIGWORDS next semester, at their lowest prices, and then sell them back through the site, you could even MAKE money on your books. Tons of students have bought cheap textbooks on BIGWORDS and have been able to sell them back for more than they purchased them for.
Here’s how to do it:
Skip the campus bookstore and use BIGWORDS Price Comparison Site
Never head immediately to the campus bookstore with your textbooks. If you’ve done this before, you know they are anything but generous with their buyback offers. Instead, head online to find the highest bidder for your textbooks. The easiest way to do this is to use a price comparison site – like BIGWORDS.com – who can scour every textbook website at once to find your textbooks’ highest buyback offers. We search all your favorite websites, like Chegg, TextbookRush and Amazon and include any coupons/promo codes we’ve found to get you more money back AND any shipping costs (though textbook sites usually provide a free shipping label.) You’ll find you make the most money back on your textbooks when price comparing online.
Keep your books in great condition.
If you spent the entire semester manhandling your books with pizza fingers it may be harder to recoup some extra bucks – but hey, this will be good advice to keep in mind for next semester. First, opt for using Post-Its instead of marking up and folding down pages. If highlighters are critical to your study process, scan or photocopy the pages you need instead of making notes directly in your book. And as for that wear and tear that usually occurs on a book’s binding? Painter’s tape. This adhesive doesn’t damage the book when removed and you can buy it at any hardware store or Target. Place the tape along the book’s edges or go crazy and cover the entire thing with it. This will protect your textbook from the elements and help you fetch top-dollar once you’re done with it.
Hit the buyback circuit as early as possible.
We know – the last thing you want to do on your winter break is hit up the Internet to sell your textbooks. But it’s the best way to ensure that you get big bucks back. If you’ve done your research and have determined that the Internet is the way to go (it is,) get your books listed as early as possible. Textbook sites restock their inventory early and eventually have all the books they need to sell in the new semester. Try and be one of the first people they buy their textbooks from before they are fully stocked.
You Might Be Able to Sell Your Rental and Make More Money
Ever wondered if you could make money selling a rented book? No? Well, you should wonder about this! By breaking the rental agreement, you could sell a textbook back on BIGWORDS.COM & very easily make a bigger profit. Can you imagine? Rent textbooks just to sell textbooks? Here is how to do it:
Look up your book on BIGWORDS.com and see how much you can sell it for (shipping costs, if any, are included in our results). Then check your rental agreement and see how much it costs to break the agreement and keep the book. If the fee is less than what you could sell the book for on BIGWORDS.com, break the agreement and head over to the site to quickly make the sale.