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Initial post: May 17, 2011 7:36:03 AM PDT
Ang G says:
Okay, so I want to trade in my textbook to Amazon and get money back to buy more textbooks for another semester. So, I just give them the ISBN number and then print the label and send it. Is there any shipping cost? Then once they receive it they send the money to my account? Do they usually give you the money for what they appraise it for?

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2011 7:48:00 AM PDT
There is no cost for shipping since they have you print out a shipping label for USPS or UPS. I have always used UPS since it gets there faster. Also my books have always been given the expected amount but it really depends on the condition of the books. Hope this helps.

Posted on May 17, 2011 8:22:42 AM PDT
shak3 n bak3 says:
Now it says that the books need to match the ISBN exactly but when I entered the ones on my books it came up with the same book but a different ISBN...should I not ship these then?

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2011 3:18:55 PM PDT
Ang G says:
Thank you for your response!

Posted on May 17, 2011 4:33:46 PM PDT
J. Gans says:
Ordered a textbook I ended up not needing, and glad to hear about sell-back. But wow, just bought it two months ago for over $20.00 and I can sell it back for $7.75 in mint condition? What a *not* deal.

Posted on May 17, 2011 5:20:38 PM PDT
M. Cervantes says:
so with the gift card you could only buy items on amazon?...

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2011 6:43:27 PM PDT
blue-denim says:
Did you enter only the ISBN of your books (no title, author)?

Posted on May 17, 2011 7:00:55 PM PDT
K. Stafford says:
I have the same thing my book has a different ISBN number as the ones on here..what does that mean? It also says that the book has 413 pages and mine only has 383 but everything else about it is the same, and the book that it says has the same ISBN number as mine is not the book that I have. What does this mean??

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2011 7:18:21 PM PDT
blue-denim says:
Did you enter only the ISBN of your books (no title, author)?

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2011 7:26:52 PM PDT
K. Stafford says:
when I enter the ISBN number it brings up a different book but brings up the correct book with a different ISBN number when I do just the title and author..

Posted on May 17, 2011 7:59:04 PM PDT
Is it OK if there is highlighting or notes in the book? Can I still trade it in?

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2011 8:42:15 PM PDT
J. A. Ely says:
You can sell it yourself and set your own price on Amazon.

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2011 8:53:36 PM PDT
Dale Opel says:
Are you answering Delores's Question? I have the same question if not.

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2011 8:59:07 PM PDT
Dale Opel says:
Answered my own question with further research. Yes, they will accept highlighting, and I would assume this would apply to notes in the margin as well, but I am not 100% sure of that.

Posted on May 18, 2011 1:43:52 AM PDT
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Posted on May 18, 2011 7:34:41 AM PDT
Stacey Light says:
My book has both notes and highlighting, will it be accepted?

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2011 8:33:27 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 18, 2011 12:53:49 PM PDT
With regard to notes and highlighting in used books....

MOST textbook merchants, including Amazon, will accept books with "minimal" notes and/or highlighting, BUT understand that they all have different standard as to what constitutes "minimal." In general, any book with over 20% of its pages covered in highlighting is liable for rejection. The threshold may be even lower (10-15%) if it involves pen writing since they're so visible. If your book meets this criteria, consider selling it yourself on the Amazon marketplace or other auction sites. Be sure to clearly mention the condition of your book. Some people are really picky about avoiding books with any writing and highlighting.

Posted on May 18, 2011 9:33:31 AM PDT
Yiwei Qiu says:
Where can I get the shipping label and packing slip for my trade-ins?

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2011 11:45:17 AM PDT
C. Wieland says:
I sent in some books a couple of weeks ago and have not heard anything. Do you get an email or is there some where on Amazon you are suppose to look for what they have given you?

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Posted on May 18, 2011 4:47:09 PM PDT
L. Kelly says:
Go to where it says "Your Account" on the top righthand side of the webpage. This is where you can find the giftcard amount they have deposited into your account.

Posted on Dec 17, 2011 5:08:05 PM PST
I searched your website with three of my latest text books (some are sold on Amazon currently), yet none are eligible.

One of them is the annotated teachers edition (which is worth more since it has the answers to all the questions) yet again......not eligible since the ISBN number is one digit off.

This is pretty silly coming from a company like Amazon...ESPECIALLY since Amazon is selling the used books anyways!

Posted on May 2, 2012 2:59:07 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 2, 2012 2:59:39 PM PDT
What if a previous seller wrote their web address onto the bottom just on the second page ? There's no other writing whatsoever but that within the text , but will they accept that?

Posted on May 8, 2012 10:34:31 AM PDT
Beth F. says:
They are ripping us off. They claim they give up to 70% back but offer me $4.99 on a Speech book I just paid $110 for!!!
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