About BuybackWhat is Buyback?
When and where is Buyback?
Do I need a receipt to sell my books?
Why can't I sell back books at any time?
About the BooksWhat books can I sell?
Can I sell back books in any condition?
Do you buy study guides or workbooks?
Does the previous edition of my text have resale value?
Why don't you take back all of my books?
About PricesHow is the price determined?
What effects the resale value of my books?
My classmate received more money than I did for the same book. Why?
Buyback is an opportunity for students to sell textbooks they no longer need. Buyback increases the number of used books that will be available for resale to students in future classes.back to top
Buyback is conducted in the lobby of the Bookstore in Moraine Hall during the final exam week of each full term (spring and fall). Buyback hours generally run from 9 am to 6 pm Monday through Thursday and 9 am to 2 pm on the Friday of final exam week. You can pick up a flyer with more specific information during the week before buyback.back to top
No, a receipt is not necessary.back to top
We designate dates for buyback to correspond with the end of the semester. By the end of the semester we have a more complete list of books that are needed for the next semester. Books on our list will generally bring higher prices for you than those not needed for the following semester.back to top
You may bring in almost any book that you purchased at the Bookstore or any store. In most cases, the books that you have purchased for a class will be needed again in the future. Remember not to sell books that you rented. They must be returned to Textbook Rental.back to top
The decision belongs to the buyer. We want used books, but not abused books. We reserve the right to refuse the purchase of damaged books or those that will not likely sell again to students. Books with water damage, pages ripped out, or workbooks with answers written in will most likely not be bought back.back to top
Yes. Study guides and workbooks must have fewer than 5 pages written on. Books must be complete with no pages missing. Spiral bound guides and manuals that are difficult to determine if the book is complete will not be bought back. Some CDs may be included in your book as part of the book or sold separately. If you have a CD to accompany the book it usually will bring a better price then a book with a missing CD. If you purchased a book as a package, be sure to bring all pieces together.back to top
No, not usually.back to top
There are a few reasons we may be unable to buy a book back, such as a change in the book's edition. Also, it may be that a professor is not teaching the same course or the course is not going to be offered the next semester. Only books that are certain to be used again make it back on our list. Ask your instructor to adopt early and adopt the same books to help increase the number and value of used textbooks.back to top
The Buyback price of a book is determined by whether an instructor has ordered the book for the upcoming semester and how many copies of the book we already have in stock. When we have an order from the faculty, we give sellers 50% of the new price for the book. When we do not have an order for the next semester, the price of the book is determined by the current used book national market value in accordance to demand.back to top
The main factor of the resale value is based upon demand for the book. The condition of the book is also a variable to be considered.back to top
Once the Bookstore's quota has been reached for next semester's classes, the wholesaler pays accordingly to their projected market value based on nation-wide demand.