Answers: How to SELL COLLEGE TEXTBOOKS
Q. I have unwanted new and used textbooks. How can I sell those textbooks?
A. You can sell college textbooks on the front page of
this website. An instant quote form allows you to input the textbook ISBN numbers located on the outside back cover of your college
textbooks (you may see some sample ISBN numbers). You can type the
ISBN numbers in any order, with spaces, without spaces, any way you wish. After you click the, "submit button," textbook
price quotes will be instantly returned to you.
Please explain the textbook price quote chart.
top line of the chart shows the, "Bulletin Update #." Our college book price quotes are updated slightly throughout the month, and
by printing out this chart, and enclosing it with your books, it insures you will receive payment exactly as
quoted when you sell college textbooks to MoneyForBooks.Com. The rest of the chart shows the complete book information to match the
ISBN numbers you've typed in. The last two columns of the chart show the prices you will receive if the books arrive in,
"new," or, "used," condition.
Which books are graded, "new," and which ones are graded, "used?"
A. We make every effort to grade as many books as, "new," as possible! Our profit is
better on new books, and you get paid more, also! However, many books end up being graded as, "used," since to receive a,
"new," grading, the books must be in *perfect* condition upon arrival at our facility. If the textbooks you sell arrive in
perfect condition, with no writing, bent corners, dented corners, shelf wear, or damage whatsoever, they are graded at our
discretion as, "new," and you will receive the, "new," price. All other books receive the, "used,"
price. Please note that our facility tries to be more liberal with grading than you may find elsewhere, so it is definitely worth
packing your new books carefully!
submitted an ISBN number, and the "title," portion of the chart listed my book as having a CD (It said, "w/CD"),
but there is no CD with the book.
A. If the chart says, "with
CD," or, "w/CD," you MUST enclose the CD with the book. It can be open, and used, though. Otherwise, if you choose to
send the book anyway, without the CD, you won't receive payment for that book.
Q. Some books in the price chart say, "0.00," or, "books not found." Do you
A. We pay exactly what the price quote states. If the
price returned is, "0.00," or, "Books Not Found," then, most likely, that book is out of date, or we cannot
resell that textbook, and we cannot buy those at this time.
Q. Can marked, embossed or stamped books be graded as new?
A. No. On this website, the word, "new," means 100% pristine. Anything else falls into the, "used," category
(unless the book has water-damage, etc., in which case it will fall into the, "defective," category). Please pay attention to what
the stamp says. If the book is not authorized for sale in a book store, we won't buy it.
Q. Can a book be old, and still be new?
A. Yes! The grading and pricing of books as, "new," or, "used," has nothing to do with the
copyright date ... for example, if a book with a 1974 copyright date can be graded as, "new," if it arrives in pristine
condition, but a book with a 2015 copyright, however, may be graded as, "used," if the book is worn, written in, or
Q. How many days do I have to ship to you?
A. At the top of your Sales Invoice (the "packing slip" you print and enclose with your books), you will find a "ship by" date which may vary depending on when your Sell Order is created.
Q. Your new and used college
textbook prices are great! Now, exactly what methods can I sell my college text books to you?
A. I've made it simple: Pack the books tightly in a sturdy box, like a copier paper box, tape it
well, and affix the shipping label. Take the shipment to any US Post Office, including franchised ones, and they will accept the parcel of textbooks. Make sure you insure the
parcel. Insurance will not cost you anything. When your books arrive, the order will be processed and your payment issued
Q. No printer available. Can I still
sell used textbooks?
No problem. A bit more work is involved, however. You can click HERE to receive detailed
instructions. A printer is helpful for two things: to print out the price quote page as a packing slip, and to print the
"printable shipping label." But, if you do not have a printer, you MUST do these three things:
Clearly hand-write the shipping address found HERE onto your box.
the "bulletin update number," found on the yellow bar above your price quotes, right next to
your name and address on the box (since prices are updated throughout the month, this "bulletin update number," insures
that you will receive prices exactly as quoted.
Handwrite on a piece of paper the full price quote chart you
received when you submitted your textbook ISBN numbers for quotes, and enclose that, in your box, with your books.
Q. What if I don't enclose a packing slip, and
just put my books in a box and send them, because I don't want to bother?
A. Come on, that's being lazy :-)
Q. No, really, What if I don't enclose a packing slip, and just put my books in a box and send
A. We don't recommend this. We will most definitely issue
payment, but it will only be a nonnegotiable estimate of our current prices. If you send books without enclosing the printed price
quote chart, or a handwritten price quote chart, you agree to accept whatever we choose to pay you. Every effort will be made to
issue you a fair price, however!
Q. How do I insure
the books? Can you explain in detail?However, if you go into a franchised
"shipping center," or "mail box shop," like those found in some shopping centers, you may have to indicate the
following to the clerk:
A. I recommend going to any actual
US Post Office, or a Postal satellite location, because the knowledgeable clerk will see MoneyForBooks's preprinted label, and
recognize that it is to be insured, and know what to do. The clerk will give you an insurance receipt (blue and white, or green and
white color) with a tracking number. So, if the books get lost, you still get paid! The clerk will NOT charge you for this. It will
not cost you anything.
That you want
That you need to fill out a Postal Insurance Form
That the recipient (MoneyForBooks) pays for
Most of the time, they will know what to do,
and have the insurance receipt forms, but if not, you may choose to proceed and send the books anyway, without insurance (at your
risk, but I've never had a box lost), or, find the nearest actual United States Post Office.
Q. How about UPS (United Parcel Service), or other shipping companies?
A. Canadians are welcome to use any shipping service of their choice,
and we will help reimburse the costs. However, if you are shipping within the United States, you would want to ask the postal clerk for the "Media Mail" rate, because we only reimburse the Media Mail rate on the books we buy from you. Learn more on our alternate
address page, and ship using "book rate," or, "ground rate."
Q. What about my privacy? Is this service confidential?
A. We hold your privacy in the highest regard! we NEVER share your
information with competitors OR marketing companies (and to clarify further, that includes your name, address AND email address!).
In fact, even if a colleague of your's asks if you sold books to us, we won't even respond! I value you as a customer. Please
visit my Assurance Pledge Page.
Q. Outline exactly what happens, from when I take my books to the post office, to the time I receive
A. I will outline the process in steps, as
You bring books to US Post Office and ship via Media Mail.
An insurance tracking receipt is given to you if you insure your parcel.
Your box of books travel via insured US Mail to our warehouse
When your books arrive, we sign
for it, then unpack your books
We confirm that your books match your enclosed packing slip
Each textbook is
examined, and graded, "new," or, "used."
We calculate the total, using your enclosed packing
Payment is issued and mailed to the name and address you have specified on the packing slip.
We have streamlined the process to give you the best, fastest service possible. Thank
you for exploring MoneyForBooks.Com! Remember: We buy textbooks! SELL COLLEGE TEXTBOOKS TO MONEY FOR BOOKS! HAVE A GREAT DAY!