Get Cash Back on Your Used Books
Have you ever tried to sell your textbooks back to your school bookstore only to be told that they are no longer accepting that book or the amount you are offered is extremely low? Perhaps you’ve tried selling books to a used bookstore only to be offered a store credit.
Did you know that you can enter an ISBN for your books, get a price quote instantly, and then ship your books free and then get cash back through a check or PayPal?
Selling Your Textbooks for Cash
“As students come back to campus and get their spring semester assignments, many will pause in the bookstore and make a choice. They can buy everything on the syllabus — or take a chance.” – WashingtonPost
You’ve likely been in the same situation. But what if you knew you could purchase your textbooks and then resell them back?
I remember when I first started looking for options to sell my textbooks. I kept ending up with books that my school would no longer buy back. When I first learned that I could sell my books online in exchange for money using a site called Cash4Books, I was skeptical… mainly because it seemed too good to be true. Not having to drive around to used book stores to get price quotes sounded pretty good to me! Plus, I didn’t want to pay to mail out the books so I was glad to see the option for prepaid shipping.
I’ve been using Cash4Books to resell my textbooks since 2007. As of the publication date of this article, I’ve had absolutely no complaints from the 29 people that I referred to their site!
Although you can resell your books online through auction sites, you have to wait until the book is purchased. In addition, you have to make sure you ship it on time to prevent getting a poor seller rating. This can be tricky if it’s the end of the semester and you’re planning to be out of town.
Just imagine if you could make a profit on your textbooks by buying them cheap on sites such as Half.com or Ebay.com and then reselling them to Cash4Books. In addition, if you can get a steady flow of referrals to sell their used books, you can pay for your textbooks from the money you’ve earned. Cash4books even provides an app for Android so that you can easily scan ISBN numbers and determine the buyback price of a book.
(1) What type of books can I get cash back for?
A trusted buyer of quality used books since 2004, Cash4Books has purchased 1.4 million books from 200,000 customers. They mostly accept textbooks that have been published within the last 3 years. Simply enter in the ISBN of the book you’d like to sell and the website will automatically tell you if they will buy it and the amount they will give you. You can also use their Andriod app and scan books quickly.
If you are a college student, you can print their buyback quote and compare it with your college bookstore.
(2) I’m short on cash. Will I have to pay to ship the books?
So you’ve found a few books that you can sell. All you’ll have to do is create a shipping list of the books you’re sending, find a sturdy box and packaging materials, and print a shipping label. Follow the instructions for adhering your shipping label to the box and take it to the US Post Office.
(3) I need the cash quick. How long will this take?
First off, get that box packed up and mail in your books! It will usually take a few days for the box to arrive and then be processed. Allow at least 2 weeks. Provide a PayPal address to get your cash electronically.
(4) I like this site! I’d like to recommend it to friends.
You can become an affiliate and promote Cash4Books. You will earn 5% cash back and payments are made monthly through PayPal or check.