Where to sell textbooks online

<p>I sold a couple of cheaper textbooks back the bookstore, but they give you practically nothing for them. Where is a good site to sell books online that you're done with? I'm keeping most of my books that I want to save, but I have 2 more that I don't want to keep.</p>

<p>I sell mine on my school's facebook group. There's also amazon</p>

<p>I sell them on Amazon.</p>

<p>Amazon +1.</p>

<p>doesn't amazon charge more fees than ebay? Also, there's so much competition on Amazon. </p>

<p>anyway, anyone know the best time to buy textbooks? beginning of break or end of break?</p>

<p>I got $250 for three textbooks from Amazon, plus a gift card. They give way more for textbooks than the bookstore. It's also where I buy my books (saved a TON last semester ordering offline instead of from the school).</p>

<p>But how does selling online work? You put your books on there and then you pay the shipping to send them to people or what? I've never sold my stuff online before. Also idk how much to try and sell mine for.</p>

<p>You don't pay the shipping when you ship the box to amazon. You print out the label and just hand it over at the post office. </p>

<p>If you're using amazon, they have detailed instructions. Just google "amazon textbook buyback" and they'll walk you through the process.</p>

<p>Oh, so you ship it to them, and just list it online for whatever price you're trying to sell it for, and then they take care of it?</p>

<p>I just checked amazon book trade in and all their prices are lower than current market prices. </p>

<p>Plus, my quantum textbook doesn't even register on there. I hate quantum...</p>

<p>Although the prices are more generous than university bookstores, keep in mind university bookstore overcharge on all purchases, and undervalue all trade in's. Basically, they're evil. I never deal with them, other than to check my international editions match the us editions.</p>

<p>There's two things at Amazon.</p>

<p>1) You can put up your item for a specified price, wait for it to sell, mail it to the person that won, pay a small fee to Amazon, etc. This is the Amazon Marketplace.</p>

<p>2) Amazon trade in. You trade your books in to a third party (i.e. not to Amazon, but to one of their affiliates). The price is already set, and you get a gift card added to your account (i.e. not cash). You get a prepaid label and it's hassle free. You'll probably get less than if you sold it to someone else directly as the third party obviously makes a profit. But you get rid of your books at the end of the semester, and don't have to worry about waiting months to find a buyer. This is the Amazon trade-in program. (You can also trade in things like video games, and usually can get 30-40$ for a <1 month old game, 20-30 for a several month old game, or 10-20 for about a year old game.</p>

<p>like I said, isn't Amazon's textbook fee higher than that of ebay's listing fees? I'm surprised so many people use amazon, but not ebay.</p>

<p>^ More people trust buying from Amazon than eBay. It's just how it is.</p>

<p>I just did the Amazon trade in yesterday. Got $75.50 for a couple books. It's free shipping to send it to Amazon. The other thing is Amazon Marketplace which is what marcdvl described. It's basically their form of eBay.</p>

<p>Your school buy-back is probably the easiest. Amazon trade in is the easiest online way. With Amazon Marketplace or eBay you can get more money. But you have to ship the books yourself. I've never sold anything on eBay so I have 0 seller ratings and I don't want to wait however long. If you have eBay experience then more power to you.</p>

<p>I used BigWords which compares what sites will get you the most money for your textbooks including amazon and it also tells you which sites give you credit vs. cash. I got double what the bookstore was offering so it worked out pretty nicely.</p>