The prep for finals, the all-nighters, the scrambling at the bookstore, the posters saying things like “BOOKS$CASH,” they all point to one thing: end-of-term buyback being upon us. And while we can’t help you cram, format your bibliography, or get more sleep, we can help you sell more books back and get better prices for them. Here’s the skinny:

Buyback is very much on and if you don’t have a plan for how to turn your books into cash, you’re running out of time. If you’re planning on selling your books at the campus bookstore the day after finals, you’re likely to run into a lot of “Sorry, we’re not buying that title” and “Sorry, we can only give you $3.50 for this bio text.” Ouch!

Skip the sorries, step it up and secure your deals early and having scoped your options. It’s easy.

Grab the books you want to sell (don’t forget any CDs or other components that came with the book when you purchased it), stack them so that the ISBNs are easy to read, and visit the selling tool ASAP. While the selling tool has always brought you the best buyback prices from all over the Web (including bookstores, individual buyers, and marketplaces) all on one page, we’ve recently added even more buyers. More buyers means more options, more competition for your books, higher values, and of course, less time you’ll spend hopping sites. Let us do the comparisons and find you the best prices. Our massive array of buyers now includes nearly 20 major names!

  • Amazon
  • Better World Books
  • Blue Rocket Books
  • BookByte
  • Cash4Books
  • Chegg
  • eCampus
  • FirstClassBooks
  • JitterBook
  • MyBookCart
  • SellBackYourBook
  • TextbookLink
  • TextbooksRus
  • TextbookWheel
  • ValoreBooks
  • WeBuyTextbooks

Got an iPhone or a Droid? Grab the Mobile App for Smartphones and save yourself the hand-keying. Use our app and your phone’s camera to scan the barcodes on your textbooks and find the highest buyback values going. It’s insanely easy and totally on the go.

Reminders and best practices:

  1. The keys to getting the best buyback prices are acting early and being an informed seller (finding the best values and reading the terms of the deal). You also need to follow through. When you find a good price for your books, go for it! Secure the quote and pack and ship your books ASAP. The sooner you do, the sooner you’ll get your money.
  2. Take a gander at “Selling Back Books: A Few Simple Rules.” These rules and tips and reality checks will help you get through finals and buyback without losing your mind. Follow these guidelines and you will be well served to maximize your cash back and keep your sanity.

Now you’re armed with all the info you need to get the most this buyback season. Good luck on finals and happy selling!