Want to Sell Used Textbooks in Los Angeles? Here Are Your 7 Best Options

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Every college student knows the heavy burden of books, and this question is especially burdensome: What to do with used textbooks at the end of the semester? If you are based in Los Angeles, we have a list of the best places to sell used textbooks for the most profit. Check them out and decide which option suits you best! 

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Cheap Textbooks and How to get Textbooks for Free

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(Buy and Sell textbooks for the same price)

It’s a common fact that a lot of students are not so eager to spend a lot of money on textbooks, especially on textbooks that they know they’ll need for just one semester. That’s why as students, we’ve been able to find easy ways out of this dilemma in which we end up not having to spend a fortune on textbooks. The Internet is a very helpful tool that has provided us with various means of solving our book problems; such as textbook rental, buying used hand-me-downs, comparing online prices, as well as the famous buyback services that are offered by Booksrun as well. The outrageously high prices of textbooks, as well as education fees, have caused students to try to save as much money as they can by buying and selling used college books. 

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BooksRun on How Students Can Make Money with Used Textbooks

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In the last decades, the price of textbooks has increased at a drastic rate, adding up to students’ financial burden. Moreover, new editions of textbooks are issued every year, making the old ones useless. This policy leaves students with no other choice but to purchase these over-priced new editions.

There are, however, several ways that allow students to cope with the increasing prices. First, the online platforms and bookstores that enable students to rent books for a certain period made college textbooks more accessible. Second, students often tend to buy used textbooks or e-books, which are way cheaper than brand new hardcopies from a local college bookstore. Here we will explore how these textbook platforms work and what are the secrets of selling and buying college books online.

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7 Important Tips for Selling Used Textbooks Online

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If you are a student and you had to purchase expensive textbooks in the past, then most likely you will know how daunting it is to sell your textbooks after you have finished your course! Despite certain inconveniences, you should always remember that selling your used textbooks will declutter your space at home and will let you earn some extra cash along the way! Below is the information that you need to consider when you are thinking about where to sell your old textbooks online.

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Best Time To Sell Your Textbooks

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As a regular student most of the time you are in the position when you need money to cover up your running costs at the college or to save up some money for vacation traveling. One of the simplest options to earn extra cash available to you as a student is to sell your textbooks to marketplaces and buyback companies. Now it is quite a popular service and a lot of students have heard about it.

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How to get Textbooks for Free (Buy and Sell textbooks for the same price)

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It’s a common fact that a lot of students are not so eager to spend a lot of money on expensive textbooks, especially on textbooks that they know they’ll need for just a semester. That’s why as students, we’ve been able to find easy ways out of this dilemma in which we end up not having to spend a fortune on textbooks. The Internet is a very helpful tool that has provided us with various means of solving our book problems; such as renting textbooks, buying used hand-me-downs, comparing online prices, as well as the famous buyback services that a lot of websites such as Booksrun offer. The outrageously high prices of textbooks, as well as education fees, have caused students to try to save as much money as they can by buying and selling textbooks. Buying and selling textbooks is a popular thing amongst students and it’s pretty much the most profitable means of earning extra money. Although, sometimes it may not be as easy as it seems. It takes practice and experience to master the art of book scouting and once you become a pro you might even be able to buy and sell textbooks for the same price. That means not losing any money at all! Here are some helpful tips you’ll need to consider.

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What to Do with Old Textbooks: Where to Donate Textbooks, Sell, and Recycle

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If you are a book lover like me or a student, the chances are that you have large stockpiles of books lying around your house which you no longer find useful and want to get rid of. You might want to give them away for a good cause, sell them for some quick cash or just plan on making some space in your shelves; no matter why you want to do it, there are many ways to get rid of your old books.

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How to make money selling used textbooks

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I have already told you the ways to become a used book hunter in the previous article. In continuation of that, today we’ll discuss ways to make a profit out of those books that you have hunted.

Before beginning, you must understand why people buy used books. The four most common reasons are:

  • To save money; as a used book can be bought for less than half the price of a new one.
  • To protect the environment: Buying used books means that they’ll not be disposed in landfills and is also a good way to recycle resources.
  • As an investment: Books get old and damaged, after years there might not be many copies left, people can make money here by selling the books they have been holding onto for all this time as a collector’s item.
  • To own a rare/out of print book: Not all books stay in print for a long duration, some are no longer on sale. Buying such a book might interest certain specialists.
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How to Become a Used Book Hunter

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We all have heard stories about how someone bought a rare book for a dirt cheap price and made thousands of dollars off it. Makes you want to dive into that stack of old dirty books lying on the ground in a thrift store, doesn’t it? But soon you realize that those stories are as rare as the books featured in them, something not likely to happen to everyone.

That being said, there are still professionals out there who are earning a living doing just that — book hunting. Depending on how skilled you are, it can be a really profitable venture, especially if you do book scouting with the ISBN barcode scanner. So let’s figure out how to become a used book hunter.

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How to Get Cheap Textbooks for College?

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Getting textbooks for college classes is a must in most cases, but that doesn’t mean you need to spend hundreds and thousands of dollars on them. Sure, going to the closest college bookstore and buying a new, crispy copy with packaging still intact is the easiest way, but if you’re not as eager to waste money on the book you’re going to use for one short semester, there are many, many other ways to save up on textbooks. Continue reading “How to Get Cheap Textbooks for College?”