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Initial post: Aug 24, 2011 9:14:48 AM PDT
Yujue Wang says:
I wanna buy a book and do the trade-in later, how does it work? could somebody reply me the steps to trade in??

thanks a million!

Posted on Aug 25, 2011 11:31:01 AM PDT
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Posted on Aug 26, 2011 11:32:47 AM PDT
1.Buy book.
2.After semester(or whenever you want to sell it),go to the textbook buyback page.
3.Enter ISBN into the search field.
4.If the book can be traded in,it will give you a price,and a button that says "Trade In".
5.Click the button,it will then take you to a page that contains all current books waiting to be traded in by you.
6.After you have selected all the books you want to be traded in,click continue,and fill out the form,unless you already had shipping details in.
7.Click "Ship from address".
8.You should be taken to a page where you choose your shipping option(the UPS one is the best,personally,and free).
9.After shipping option is chosen,you'll then be taken to a page where you can print out the shipping label and trade in details for the merchant.
10.Package the books with the details,and drop it off at the selected delivery method.
11.In about 2-10 days,depending on shipping method,they should receive it,and tell you whether they've accepted any of the items,and the condition they put them at.If they are accepted,you will be given the trade-in value of any items that meet the criteria.
12.Within 2 days after they accept your items(if they did),an amazon gift card will be deposited in your account for the amount traded in.

Posted on Aug 26, 2011 6:30:06 PM PDT
wild says:
what can I do if I have a amazon gift card?Is it only used to buy books ,or everything of amazon's.How can I get package to mail the book?thank you !

Posted on Aug 26, 2011 7:06:41 PM PDT
H. Jones Jr says:
I'll warn you they're a little picky. I just got two sent back that were in near perfect condition with the excuse of "binding damage". Frankly, it's a little irritating. So unless your books look 100% new, I wouldn't even bother.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 26, 2011 7:49:36 PM PDT
wild says:
Thank you ,If the book is not eligible because the book is used,when I mail the book to amazon,what will it happen?

Posted on Aug 29, 2011 6:35:00 PM PDT
Whatever you do, DO NOT USE THE TRADE-IN SERVICE!!!!!! I am not over-exaggerating in the least! I tried to send in 3 books to trade in this time last year. Next thing I know, this third-party merchant ended up not wanting my books. So I'm waiting for my books to be returned to me (which is what Amazon told me would happen) and I would sell them as soon as possible. First, I NEVER, EVER, to this very day, got any of my books back. I bought those books brand new and I NEVER saw them again. Second, this third party merchant sent me a book I have NEVER IN MY LIFE PURCHASED!! It wasn't even a text book!! Then, I of course called Amazon right away and they told me there was pretty much nothing they could do until 30 days had passed.

Please, instead of using this sham or a trade-in program, simply sell your books and only use Amazon to post your listings- not to help your ship your books or anything. Amazon has about the worst customer service I have ever encountered.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2012 9:28:45 AM PST
OR--- It says "processing" (for a week) and Amazon tells you to pound sand for at least 30 days.... Because it's not their problem. You a company man?

Posted on Mar 11, 2012 7:27:31 PM PDT
S. Lussier says:
I wish I would have read this here first. I sent my book in just over two weeks ago. It says delivered, but apparently that's not received. I contacted amazon twice and was told I have to wait for the "merchant" to list it as received. I did not read anywhere on the trade-in site that I was actually selling to a third party merchant. It's very misleading for amazon. I thought they were supposed to be better that this kind of run around. I know better now and will sell them as usual to half price books, they always treat me right.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2012 9:28:21 PM PDT
D. Henke says:
Thanks for the warning; I was considering amazon trade-in, but not any more. Who & where are half price books?

Posted on Mar 13, 2012 12:30:37 PM PDT
The 30-day delay tactic, i.e. you can't even get the thing until it is too late to check it out and ask for refund, is one of the standard con jobs of all time. In student govt loans you have 120 days before they call the bill collectors. These days credit card companies and others zap you 2 days after the thing is overdue and then if you scream bloody murder they back it out after 40 - 50 days. This is not an unresolveable quandry but it takes hell on wheels effort to customize for each incident and results in you can't even have a real life. A bit of a nuisance and a bit of pomp and circumstance. Wowwie , what a freak show !

Half price books on tech books only givers you 5%, a paltry amount. Try instead the "amazon client collective community" for a "square deal" that leaves with enough money for a square meal. ha ha lol! Isn't modern life absurd, like "Modern Problems" movie of the Saturday Night Live guy. Also, don't forget -- but unfortunately I heard tell that it is dead in the water as far as paper books are concerned of any legit reading thing.
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