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How to Save Money When Buying & Selling Textbooks

submitted on December 11, 2010 by pablos17 in "Member's Lounge"
The best way to get the best price when selling a textbook is to keep it in really great shape. That probably goes without saying, but it's easier said than done. With your books bouncing around in your bag, moving from dorm to class and back again, it's hard to keep them from experiencing a little wear and tear. There are a few things you can do, however, to make them seem good as new.

Seal the Edges with Painter's Tape
Use Sticky Notes and Flags
Scan and OCR Pages Whenever Possible
Buy and sell books online


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    Posted by siggy38 on December 11, 2010
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    My daughter does pretty good with buying and selling her college text books on Ebay. She tries to wait to list her used ones just before a new semester starts to get a better price.
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    Posted by CouponNut on December 11, 2010
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    Never use tape on books of value as it reduces the value. Please use book bands to secure the pages closed and will keep the binding nice & tight. I have xperience in preserving books. Big Grin
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    Posted by losingstreak on December 15, 2010
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    I sold an Acoustics book on amazon for 60. My school's store was only going to give me 25 when I paid 80 for it. Online is always the way to go.

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