Where to Sell Used Textbooks Online
Buying and selling textbooks is a pain in the class — especially when you’re a procrastinator like most college students (myself included). When you finally find the time and/or run out of space in your dorm room, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? If you’re like myself and most other students, it’s lugging your textbooks to the campus bookstore. Genius! Right?
No, not really, and you know that. But what else can you do? If you’ve ever had the displeasure of dealing with your campus bookstore’s book buyback program, you know full well that it includes long lines, slow staff, and, the icing on the cake, very disappointing offers for your books. When you remember how much you bought the textbook for at the same store just a few months before, disappointment is guaranteed. Bookstores have been doing this for years just because they know that they’re the default reselling option for students. They think they have you cornered, but they only do if you let them.
Nowadays, there are several alternative options for students, but few students take advantage of them. Amazon has a book buyback program that can get you at least a little bit more than you could at your local bookstore, and there are a number of other online options. While these are definitely better, they still suffer from a similar flaw. Amazon, like the bookstore, is a physical business with warehouses and thousands of employees. They have to buy your book, stock it until someone else comes around to buy it, pay the people handling the books, and then factor their shipping costs into the price they give you — that’s a lot of overhead. They won’t rip you off as bad as your campus bookstore will, but that’s mostly because there’d be little incentive to use them if they did.
The best way to get the most bang for you buck is to sell your book as directly to another student as possible. That can be pretty difficult, though, as finding someone that wants your exact book isn’t very easy — well, until now. Textbooks to Bucks is a brand new peer to peer textbook buying and selling platform, empowering students to set their own price. You sell your textbook directly to another student, and we take a minimal “finder’s fee” for helping you find someone that needs your book. We don’t have to worry about warehouses, stocking/handling costs, and shipping fees since you’re doing the selling and buying, so all that money stays in your pocket.
All you have to do is post your textbook on our platform using either our website or our app. If you’re just looking for a particular book and not selling, you can even request the book your looking for on our site.