- Does the condition of my books matter?
Yes. Your books must be in "good" condition or better. This means all pages
are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include
some notes and highlighting. If your book originally came with a CD, study guide, or
other supplement, it must be included. CDs must be in working condition. A book is not
considered to be in good condition if any of the following apply:
If your book is not in good condition the quoted price may be reduced. Decisions regarding
the condition of a book will be determined by our staff at the time they are received.
Once you send your books, they cannot be returned for any reason.
- Water damage
- Missing or torn pages/cover
- Stains or mildew
- Damaged spine/binding
- Excessive writing/highlighting
- Do you buy Instructor's Editions?
Yes. We pay the equivalent of the quoted price for the student edition ISBN. Instructor's
editions typically contain the same content as the student edition. The only difference
will be markings displayed on the cover, such as "Instructor's Edition", "Complimentary Copy",
"Free Copy", or "Not for Sale". Please note: The book will be considered "Annotated"
if it contains answers and/or instructor's notes, even if "Instructor's Edition" is
printed on the cover.
- Do you buy Annotated Instructor's Editions?
Yes. However, we only pay 20% of the quoted price for the student edition ISBN. Annotated
Instructor's Editions are similar to the student edition except they contain answers
and/or instructor's notes. They usually have "Annotated Instructor's Edition" printed
on the cover.
- Do you buy International Editions?
Yes. However, we only pay 10% of the quoted price for the U.S. edition ISBN. International
editions usually have the same content as the U.S. edition. These books are often bound with
a soft cover. They usually have "International Edition" printed on the cover or "IE" printed
on the spine. This information will also appear on the title page of the book.
- Do you buy Custom Editions?
Not usually, but if a particular custom edition becomes popular, we may have price for it.
Make sure you enter the custom edition ISBN and not the regular student edition ISBN. Verify
the ISBN on the back cover and on the copyright page. These are school-specific textbooks
created for a particular course and university. If your book has a school name printed on
the cover, it is likely a custom edition.
- Do you buy loose-leaf textbooks?
Yes. However, we only pay 20% of the quoted price for the hardcover or paperback ISBN.
Loose-leaf textbooks are not bound. The pages are usually meant for a three ring binder.
Loose-leaf textbooks are sometimes referred to as "a la carte" editions.