It's a question of economics. Buying used books can save you as much as 25% or more. Used books are well worth the money, which is why they are in high demand. Be sure to shop early, when Follett's stock of used books is largest, so you can save the most money.
Follet offers the highest quality used books of any online book retailer. Follet's professionally trained buyers make sure every book passes a quality inspection, which includes a check for minimal markings and to ensure that all pages are intact.
It's all about putting some money back in your pocket! How? Simple - sell your textbooks back to the bookstore. There are several factors Follett uses to determine how much CASH you can get back for your used textbooks, including:
Condition - Your textbook must be in good condition in order to receive compensation. "Good condition" means that all pages, bindings, and covers are intact and complete. Pages should not be torn, missing, marked up or highlighted excessively so that the print is obscured. Textbooks with water damage, stains, and/or pages sticking together are not considered in "good condition." All materials listed on the packing list as accompanying the book must be received in order to be paid full value for your buyback shipment. For example, (w/CD) or (w/Diskette), the book must have the software included. If the packing list states, (Set: Text/SG), this item will have to include the textbook and a study guide to be accepted for full value. These are just a couple of examples of textbook listings requiring multiple items. Please be very aware of all of the details listed on your buyback packing list prior to shipping your books back to efollett.com.
Course Materials Orders - If an instructor has requested your textbook for next term, then the value increases. Books falling into this category may be worth more and get you a higher percentage of the original purchase price. Generally speaking, textbooks will be purchased until Follett reaches the amount Follet thinks they can resell.
Overstocks and Current Editions Not Being Used on Campus - If Follet has reached the limit on a particular title for next term, or if your book has not been requested for next term and is a current edition, Follet may still purchase it based on various criteria including the national demand and the needs of other bookstores.
If you're looking for information about when buyback is for a specific bookstore be sure to check out the buyback section of their site. There you'll find hours, remote locations, contact information and more. While you get the most money selling your books back to the individual bookstores, efollett.com offers another way to sell your books back. This service is available 24/7 and can be accessed from the efollett.com homepage.