When you are finally done with that boring History of Literature class, you may think your textbook is done too. However, before you chuck it into the nearest dumpster, you might want to consider selling it. That used book may be useless to you, but others want it. If you want to know why you should consider selling your used textbooks, here are five reasons why they are valuable.
#1 – You paid for it.
Textbooks are expensive, with many costing well over one hundred dollars. While you will not be able to get every cent you put into the book back, you can still put a little of it back into your own pocket.
#2 – Used doesn’t mean worthless.
A used textbook provides the exact same information as a new one, just at a cheaper price. As long as you did not rip out pages or mutilate the binding and cover, your textbooks are valuable to someone else – especially considering that used books are much cheaper than brand new ones. Textbook buyers are always on the lookout for used textbooks that are still in good condition, and some of them will even take them if they have minor damage.
#3 – Your notes.
Believe it or not, all those notes you took in the margins might actually help the next student that uses your book. Most people take notes on, or highlight the stuff that is most important for them to know for the class. Your notes just might help another student get a better grade, since they will have a better idea of what they need to be studying for that upcoming quiz.
#4 – It saves a tree.
Textbooks are made of paper, which has to come from somewhere. When you sell your used textbook, you are essentially doing your part to help the environment. If students have the option of recycling a used book, it limits the number of additional copies that need to be printed to meet demand.
#5 – Selling is easy.
Selling your textbook is easy – all you have to do is enter the ISBN number, find the buyer that pays the most, and ship it to them. In exchange, you get paid for a book that you were just going to throw away. You’re a college student, and you are always strapped for cash. Selling textbooks is a great way to earn some extra money.