I would like to voice my disgruntled opinion on the textbook selling and buyback process. I am getting tired, frustrated, and angry when I buy a textbook with a specific ISBN number and what I receive is the Instructors edition, Global Edition or some other edition other than the one I specifically bought. This has happened 80% of the time from the 30+ textbooks I have bought in the past 4 years.
If you are selling a textbook and you advertise it as the student edition but you send the buyer something else, although the content may be the same, it is still false advertising. This makes me not want to buy on Amazon anymore. Most of the time the Buy Back system does not accept other editions other than the Student edition making the Buy Back process useless. I end up having to sell them on my Amazon account, incur Amazon commission, and go through more of a hassle just to get a small percentage of my money back.
At the very least, you as a seller could put a note in the "description of the condition" that tells the buyer what version it is other than the one that you listed it under so that the buyer at the very least can make an informed purchase. I always put what version it is and it literally takes an extra 5 seconds to type it out.
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