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Here’s How to Sell Textbooks to Make Your Money Back

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Did you know that if you compare the historical costs of college tuition to the historical price of gasoline per gallon, it’s not even close?

Since 1980, the cost of a college education has grown by 260% while the price per gallon at the pump is slightly above a 100% increase.

Staggering isn’t it?

The cost of textbooks has also increased. According to the Annual Survey of Colleges,  the student at an in-state public college pays $1,240 per year.

That’s non-negotiable!.

Money down the drain? Not quite. You can sell textbooks to put a little money back in your pocket. 

The Harsh Reality

Let’s face it: most of us will be paying for our college educations for years to come.

With the rise in tuition costs, room and board, and other expenses like textbooks the burden fall squarely on the shoulders of students.

It would be one thing if we paid back our tuition at the same cost as it was when we entered school, but historical prices have shown that those prices increase each year. 

You’ll be paying back our tuition with interest on top.

These are the harsh realities of being a student in today’s world. You don’t have to be a victim. 

You can start putting some money back in your pocket to take the burden off your shoulders, even while you’re in school. 

If you’ve got old textbooks lying around your dorm room, or you want to save money on your next textbook purchase, we’ve got you covered. 

Keep Money in Your Pocket

We don’t need to tell you that when it comes to costs for college, it actually pays to be thrifty. 

The less you have to borrow the better. If you’re looking to keep some coin in your pocket you may want to consider the option of renting your textbooks.  

Pardon the crude math here, but consider this: 

  1. The average student pays over $1,200 per year on textbooks. 
  2. In four years they will spend $4,800 throughout their education. 

That’s a lot of dough.

Now consider this statistic: You can save up to 70% on our textbooks just by renting them. 

Let’s get that calculator back out.

That’s a savings of $3,360 for your college education!

Let’s say you’re student loans have an annual interest rate of 6%. At the end of the year, that $3,360 would accrue $200 year over year.

By renting your textbooks you’ll be saving money not only today but every year after that you would have paid back your loans. 

Wow! It really does pay to be thrifty.

If you’re already out of college, don’t worry, you can still get some of that money back.

Sell Your Textbooks

Some of us miss the boat when it comes to opportunity, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept your fate

Whether you’re paying back wallet-busting student loans, or you’ve been out of school for years, you can make money by selling your textbooks. 

Believe it or not, you can sell textbooks online for a good chunk of change. 

We know what you’re thinking: that seems like such a hassle. There’s the time expenditure of finding a company to buy my book, the cost of sending my book to the company, and you’ll have to wait weeks for the cash. 

Not so.

We save you time and money by comparing prices with multiple merchants online. They will compete for your textbook, making you more money fast! Not only that, but you can also accept your payment in the following ways: 

  • Cold, hard cash
  • Check
  • PayPal
  • Store-credit payment to put towards other used books

With all these different options for payment, you can be sure you can get your money fast, even before your next semester! 

Selling your textbooks shouldn’t be a hassle. We take the weight off from processing to payment.

Flip Those Textbooks Like a Financial Ninja

The savings don’t just stop at renting books and selling your old books. If you’re still in school, take back the power by selling your used textbooks like a house flipper. 

Let us explain.

Let’s say your next semester starts in a couple weeks and you’ve got your list of textbooks you need. 

Here are your steps you could take to flip your textbooks like a ninja. 

  1. Use our service to compare prices on used textbooks to ensure the best deal.
  2. Purchase said textbooks saving yourself up to 70% on the purchase. 
  3. Use said textbooks for all of your classes for the semester. 
  4. Turn around and sell back your used textbook to one of our merchants for the best deal, saving you even more money! 
  5. Rinse and repeat.  

By taking a proactive approach to buying and selling your used books, you can save yourself a lot of money and become the envy of your friends looking to save coin. 

Who would’ve thought you could go from financial victim to a college finance guru in one semester?

Sell Textbooks and Save Money

There’s no getting around it, times are tough for college students. The cost of tuition, books, and everything else can make them feel like financial pariahs.

You don’t have to be a financial victim of circumstance.

Take back your financial fate this semester and sell textbooks you no longer need. Get the best prices possible from our list of merchants battling to give you the best deals on your used textbooks.

Take back the power and save money when you buy used books or rent them from us. Either way, you’ll keep money in your pocket and find the freedom of making wise financial decisions as a student or graduate. 

For more information on how you can make money from your old textbooks, be sure to check our blog regularly.

We’ll give you all the tips and tricks to help you save money on your college education. 

About the Author

Christopher Manns

I was born in the UK, grew up in Canada and have lived in the USA since the 90s. I love my family, water sports, ice hockey, skiing and soccer. When I'm not helping people save money on textbooks, I'm travelling with my wonderful family and playing sports.