Did you know that one can sell text books online? You can . . . and can earn some cold hard cash by doing so, too. There’s no reason to use your home’s precious space for text book storage, simply sell them and get money for them. Here are 5 places to sell text books online and the unique perks of each company.
Go to Amazon. Amazon has a stellar text book trade in program that gives you up to 80% back in Amazon gift cards. Amazon suggests you buy this. Although, I think they’re kidding. Kind of. If there’s a specific book you’d like to trade-in, first search by title here on Amazon, author, keyword or ISBN(s). If it is not listed then they currently do not have an offer for it and you can choose to sell the book yourself on the Amazon Marketplace.
TextbookX: With TextbookX, you’ll earn up to 2 times more when selling your books back on their marketplace. Th upside to this site is that you can sell your books at any time — you name the price. And, people can even buy your books on the spot. Within a few minutes of listing your books, you will receive an email notification and your orders will show up in your account, under the “sales” tab. Follow the confirmation links to generate a printable shipping label for sending in your books. Easy, peasy. Make an account and get started here.
Bookbyte: These guys and gals offer an expedited check or instant payment via PayPal. ($10 minimum.) Nice if you need some extra cash in your pocket right away! And, since 1999, Bookbyte has provided college students with an inexpensive way to buy used textbooks, too. They later expanded to also offer options for renting college textbooks and selling books for cash (not store credit, like other sites).
eCampus: Sell text books online through this program and you’ll get a direct deposit of cold, hard fresh cash in your bank account . . . pretty cool! When I visited the page, I saw that they’ve paid students $29,669 for their used textbooks just in the last 72 hours! Wow… That’s a lot of money!
As you can see, there are some nice, legit businesses that will help you sell text books online. Visit all of these merchants sites listed above to see which one is the best option for you. Good luck making some money (or gift cards, whichever is best for you!)