Best way to sell used textbooks?

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  1. macdonjo3

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    Well I decided today would be the day that I get rid of my old textbooks before they release a new version and the value cuts in half.

    Considering a mass chunk of the members are college/university students, I figured I'd ask how you guys normally sell your textbooks. I live in a small town right now so I'll have to ship them. I'm thinking Amazon or Ebay. Anyone sold their textbooks online?
     
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    use site like bigwords.com to find the best price you can get for a specific book (put in ISBN and they'll give you comparison of all major buyers)
    it's easier to just cash up-front rather than going through hassle of selling & fulfilling the order.

    if the books are in good condition, you just ship books in prepaid box to company with the highest price --> they check book condition --> send you money via paypal or otherwise.
     
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    textbookexchange.com.au if you're in Australia

    The value doesn't half when a new addition comes out, you're more likely to get 10 cents on the dollar for them.
     
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    $2 for a $120 book in barely-opened condition... lol.
     
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    if it's a book specific to your school then maybe local classifieds. I know my school has a facebook group to sell things and I sold all my school specific books there. just an idea
     
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    Craigslist in any college town, right before the start of term.
     
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    Try fiverr. I think it will work
     
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    Call the College where you bought them from. Sometimes they will resell them at their bookstore for you.