4 Cool Sites to Help You Sell Old and Used Books

4 Cool Sites to Help You Sell Old and Used Books

Knowledge never dies. In India, we have a tradition of giving away or selling old books at low prices. This practice has gone virtual in countries like the U.S. Several websites sell used books, benefiting both sellers and buyers. Sellers earn cash and buyers get books at reduced prices. Here are four websites that can help you jump on the bandwagon and save trees at the same time.

1. Amazon

4 Cool Sites to Help You Sell Old and Used Books

Amazon is not just a place for buying new books, but you can also sell your old and used ones. It’s free and you have two options to choose from:

1. Trade in Your Books: Use the search box to find a book that meets Amazon’s trade-in eligibility criteria. If accepted by the merchant, you’ll receive an Amazon.com Gift Card for the value of your used books. For more details, visit the Textbook’s Trade-in Store.

Sell on Amazon.com: The three-step process begins with listing your product under the books category. Search for the product on Amazon using the title, keyword, or ISBN number. If a customer buys it, you must ship the item and receive payment. Ensure the book is in good condition. Set your price and register with Amazon to collect online payment via Marketplace Payments by Amazon. Amazon deducts a percentage of the transaction.

2. BookScouter

4 Cool Sites to Help You Sell Old and Used Books

BookScouter is a book reselling service that compares prices from over 40 book-buying websites. It helps you find the site that pays the most for buying back your books by simply entering the ISBN number. No need to register on the site. The sale is conducted on the vendor site, where preferred vendors are listed along with a rating system for selling your used books.

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3. Half.eBay.com

4 Cool Sites to Help You Sell Old and Used Books

Half.eBay.com, an eBay company, specializes in offering great deals on books, movies, music, and games. You can buy, rent, and sell books on this site. Backed by eBay’s reputation, you can trust that the transactions are secure. Currently, the site is available in the U.S. and registration (which is free) is required. If you already have an eBay account, you can use it to log in and become a seller. Payments are made through direct deposits to your checking account.

4 Cool Sites to Help You Sell Old and Used Books

Big Words is a price comparison search engine. Use the ‘book bag’ to list all books you want to sell (or buy) and start the price comparison. The site searches the best stores for used textbooks and gives you a list of resellers to choose from. Depending on the price listed, you can sell the book to any purchaser. You are redirected to the purchaser’s homepage for the transaction. Alternatively, you can list your book for sale with more companies. This is a longer process but you can get a higher price.

The best thing for a student is the options available to earn back a few dollars by selling used textbooks. Of course, they can choose to donate them for free as well. Which book selling service would you recommend? Let us know.

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