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General Questions:
How long will it take to receive payment once I sell my book?

Depending on location, Trade-in submissions shipped via U.S. Postal Service Media Mail may take up to 10 business days to arrive before your submission is processed. Trade-in submissions shipped via UPS Ground may take up to 6 business days to arrive before your submission is processed. The packages you sent can be tracked anytime in Your Trade-in Account.

Once your item is received and verified, you'll receive an e-mail notification within 2 business days informing you whether your items were accepted or rejected. You can find the status of your trade-in anytime in Your Trade-in Account. Once your trade-in has been paid, you'll see the amount when viewing your gift card balance.

When I sell my books, what condition do they need to be in?

In general, the books you wish to sell must be in at least good condition and the ISBN must exactly match what is displayed on the website. You can find the full condition descriptions by visiting our Textbooks Condition Criteria page.

What do I do if I lost my shipping label?

You can print a shipping label at any time by going to Your Trade-in Account and clicking the Print Shipping Label button on the trade-in order.

If you have multiple packages or other shipping questions check out our Packing and Shipping instructions.

Can I trade-in a book I rented on Amazon?

No, if you rented a book on Amazon, please return it by going to Your Account on and selecting Your Textbook Rentals to view your rental library. From there you can select the textbook(s) you wish to return and print a prepaid return shipping label.

Can I trade-in a book that isn't listed in the Trade-In Store?

When selling your books, if there's a specific book you'd like to trade-in, first search by title, author, keyword or ISBN(s) for it. If it is not listed then we currently do not have an offer for it and you can choose to sell the book yourself on the Amazon Marketplace. The trade-in program is also constantly updated with new titles, so check back regularly.

Who do I contact with questions about my trade-in?

The most recent status of your trade-in is available online anytime in Your Trade-in Account.

If you need help submitting the books you want to sell, you can contact Amazon Customer Service via phone, chat, or e-mail by clicking the Contact Us button on any Help page.

Can I use the Amazon App to trade in my items?

Yes, you can use the Amazon App on both Android and iOS phones. Simply open the app and scan or search for your items. Trade-In eligible items will have a Trade-In button on the product pages.

Do you guarantee the trade-in price listed on your website?

Yes, if your trade-in is postmarked within 7 calendar days of submission and the item meets or exceeds the product eligibility criteria.

If the book you want to sell is found not to be in good condition, or is the wrong ISBN, your account will not be credited and the item will be returned to the addresses you select when creating your trade-in.

I traded in a book I rented on Amazon. What do I do now?

A textbook rented on Amazon may not be traded in through the Amazon Trade-In program unless you have first purchased it. For information on how to purchase your rental textbook, click here. If you have traded in a rented textbook without first purchasing it, you will be charged the same fees as a rental textbook that is not returned. For more information about fees charged on rental textbooks that are not returned, click here.

What are the Gift Card terms and conditions? Gift Cards ("GCs") may be used only to purchase eligible goods on or certain of its affiliated websites. GCs cannot be redeemed for purchases of gift cards. Except as required by law, GCs cannot be reloaded, resold, transferred for value, redeemed for cash, or applied to any other account. For complete GC terms and conditions, see No expiration or service fees.