We have had a theme lately in our blog here at CheapestTextbooks.com… being proactive. Well, this early-bird approach is also helpful when buying used textbooks and also if you plan to sell used textbooks.
Used textbooks are becoming an excellent way to prepare for the upcoming semester. Fantastic sites, like half.com, have thousands of used textbooks, as well as new textbooks for sale. As you use our search comparison engine you can easily determine which books are new and which ones are gently used textbooks. We get a ton of positive feedback from customers that have chosen to purchase used textbooks. It is well worth the time to review second hand textbooks as an option for buying for the new semester. It can save you a huge percentage off of the list price. Also, used textbooks are often in great shape and someone has already gone through the painstaking task of marking up the important areas for you.
Now, once you are comfortable with saving a pile if green with by buying second hand textbooks, you can move on to saving more money. How you ask? By using the same sites to sell used textbooks. Just as you got a deal purchasing used textbooks, you can get a good portion of that back by doing a little bit of legwork to sell used textbooks. The best time to sell used textbooks is during finals week. This can increase your refund amount because there will be a high demand for the book, and students can receive up to 50 percent of the book's selling price. There are even resources on the net that help you determine the best price to sell used textbooks.
Don't wait, the semester's end also offers opportunities to earn (or save) cash with used textbooks sales and purchases. Not only does it save green, but it is "green" to buy second hand textbooks and sell used textbooks.