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College Textbook Buy Back

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by daja29, May 17, 2011.

  1. daja29

    daja29 Junior Member

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    So there are kids on my campus that are buying textbooks back from students. They are offering more money than sites online that buy back textbooks and are even buying really old textbooks for at least 1 buck

    anyone know what they are doing to make a profit with these?
     
  2. scully

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    They scan and add Adsense. Long term income coming in
     
  3. bushbabie21

    bushbabie21 Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    wow that seems like a lot of work...most of those text books are super long and wouldnt the copyright violation create serious problems both legally and from the adsense point of view
     
  4. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I assume the scanning was a joke :)

    They might have a special deal with someone online to buy books. Are they checking prices before buying? Do they have a price sheet? That would be a dead giveaway that they're working for someone.
     
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    bz Hammerzeit Staff Member Premium Member

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    Actually, they are probably reselling them via Amazon or some such.

    I knew someone that did this sometime back. She would hit up all the resale shops and thrift stores and bag any college text books. You may pay a dollar at Goodwill and the book is worth $70-$100 on Amazon. She did really well for awhile.
     
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    eb0la Newbie

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    Don't forget that people that need something in a hurry are willing to spend more money.

    Why wait for an Amazon / ebay seller to mail you a book if you can have it in 1 hour ???