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Best way to sell old university textbooks?

By rbw - 29 October 2011 24

Hey gang,

I’m moving overseas so I’m trying to find a way to sell some of my old university textbooks. I have a lot on IT, Economics and Marketing that are still relevant to this day.

So what are the best methods of selling them?

I’m not a member of either of the Universities here so I can’t sell on their classifieds.  Any other ideas?

Thanks

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jweckman 7:21 am 01 Nov 11

I would just sell them online. That is obviously where you’re going to make the most money from selling. Try and check out places like eCampus.com where you can get some great deals on any kind of textbooks you have.

Catty 10:52 pm 31 Oct 11

Bateman’s Bay Library sounds like a better deal – ACT public libraries won’t touch donations. They just give everything to Lifeline. They have no staff to catalogue them and they don’t want anything more than 5 years old anyway (and that includes the history books… 🙂 )

rbw 1:50 pm 31 Oct 11

watto23 said :

They may be current in what info the textbooks contain, but if they are not the current versions used for any courses then you’d be lucky to sell them for anything. Lifeline accepts these kinds of books as a donation also.
They really won’t be worth the money and time spent trying to sell them IMO.

While I left university 10 years ago i’ve also bought texts that are current and relevant that were needed for self education for my job. Those I will try to sell on ebay or textbook exchange.

as for the rest…

i’ve decided i’ll donate them to a public library. but not in Canberra – since people have access to material readily. I’ll donate them to probably the Batemens Bay public library when I am down there next week.

watto23 9:28 am 31 Oct 11

They may be current in what info the textbooks contain, but if they are not the current versions used for any courses then you’d be lucky to sell them for anything. Lifeline accepts these kinds of books as a donation also.
They really won’t be worth the money and time spent trying to sell them IMO.

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