The end of the college semester is rapidly approaching, and students have more to think about than just final exams. They have to think about where they will sell back their textbooks. There are a number of options available for college students when it comes to making money on their books. Here's a list of suggestions on how to get the most cash back for your textbooks.
1. The College Bookstore
The college bookstore is where most students sell back their textbooks. They wait in lines, have their books examined, and they are paid on the spot for their books. The college bookstore will only give good buyback prices on books that are being used during the next semester. If the book is not being used the next semester, then chances are they will not be buying it back, or they will offer a low buyback price. During exam week, complaints about textbook buyback prices at the college bookstore can be heard around campus.
2. Find Someone Who Will Take The Same Class
If you know of someone who is looking to take the same class you just completed, see if they will buy your textbook. Chances are they will be interested in purchasing your textbook for a fair price. You will get cash for your book, and your fellow student will save money.
3. Sell Textbooks Online
A recent trend in making money back on textbooks is to sell them back online to websites such as MyBookCart.com. Instead of waiting in a college bookstore line, students can get quotes for their textbooks right on their computer. It provides a good comparison tool between the college bookstore and the online buyback site. If the students are happy with their buyback quote, they can ship the textbooks back for free. Payment is made by check or PayPal.
4. Check The College Boards
Some colleges have online college boards where you can list textbooks you are looking to sell. One of your fellow students may see your ad and want to purchase your books. Since you both go to the same school, you don't have to ship the book. Just find a place to meet and make the transaction.
Trying listing your textbooks on Craigslist. Listings are by local area, so the interested party would probably drive to your campus to pick up the textbook they are interested in purchasing. Craigslist doesn't charge a fee to make a listing. You just have to field questions by e-mail about your books.
There are numerous ways for college students to resell their textbooks for money. The best option would be to try a few different methods and see which one gives the best buyback price for your textbooks.