I was in an organizing mood for a while. During this organization, I decided to go through our old books from college. My WORD, did we ever have enough college books! I don't even want to think of how much we spent on those!!!
I know there are several services online that will buy back books. I mean, you can sell anything on eBay, but I didn't want to take the time to list and ship each one individually. So, I decided on Cash4Books.net.
I heard about Cash4Books.net a long time ago. I actually looked into them when I was going back to school many years ago. They sell textbooks at a reduced rate too. I know the college bookstore will buy back your books, but you may actually make more selling them to an online site so just weigh all the choices.
The site was super easy to use. There is a spot to enter the ISBN's. You can enter several at a time. I just stacked up a pile and started entering!
You can see the price they are paying for your book if they are buying it back. If they aren't buying one, it will say that too. If you want to accept the price, simply keep the book for sale in your cart. Once you are finished, you go to your sale cart and see every book that you have agreed to sell.
One of the things that can eat into profits when you sell on Ebay or other auction sites is the shipping cost. Well, Cash4Books.net offers FREE shipping from you to them! If you sell at least 5 books, you can get a FedEx shipping e-label to get tracking, faster shipping (makes for faster payment) and insurance on your books. I sold 5 books so I got the FedEx upgrade!!
Before I decided to go with Cash4Books.net, I also looked at eCampus. I used them to purchase college books many years ago too. I found that they weren't accepting many of the books I had to sell. I guess it has been a looooong time since I was in school :) I know Amazon also has a seconds seller area, but I didn't want to mess with the shipping, tracking, selling, etc (just like with Ebay).
After I finished my order, I noticed Cash4Books.net has an affiliate program. You receive $5 for each person that sells back books. I'm only sharing that part because it may be valuable to you. I was just excited to get $20 for some old books and have a de-cluttered shelf!!
So, now I have a clean (er) basement with fewer books that are no longer collecting dust. It really only took me about 10 minutes to go through about 20 books. Since I was in the process of organizing anyway so it was no time out for me. And, it's a nice surprise to actually get money for something that we haven't used in forever!
Do you know of any other good sites that will purchase old books?
What do you do with books you no longer use?