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"Special edition" textbooks: how to sell?

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Initial post: Jan 2, 2012 7:33:36 PM PST
A. Nelson says:
I have a textbook that was required for my class not being bought back by my school. It is a "Special Second Edition" of a book that's ISBN is consequently not recognized by Amazon. The regular second edition is still being sold on the marketplace of Amazon. Is there any way for me to sell mine as well?

Posted on Jan 3, 2012 12:05:08 PM PST
You aren't allowed to sell books under a listing where the ISBN doesn't match your book. Some people still do, of course, but if they get reported to Amazon or caught or there's an issue that arises over it, they are often blocked from selling on Amazon again. So, personally, I don't think it's worth the risk. That's up to you though. Personally, for customized, special, international, and other editions that most online stores won't let me sell or trade-in if I follow their rules, I use my local Craigslist. Usually, there are plenty of students attending my same school that snatch them up right away, especially if the book is either still used in the class, or is a one level previous edition of the current book for a class. Sometimes, I get the same or more as I would get breaking the rules and selling on the other sites, and I've always at least come out pretty well in the end.

Posted on Jan 5, 2012 7:23:23 AM PST
A. Nelson says:
That's a good idea. Thank you!

Posted on Jan 9, 2012 4:03:50 PM PST
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