Selling New unused text books

  1. where is the best place to try and sell unused text books? I have all my Nursing books and will not be using them this year. I would like to get at least a good part of my money back but the book store tells me it doesn't matter that they are new they will still only give me used book pricing for them.

    Is there somewhere I can sell them for at least a decent amount of what I bought them for? I just don't wat to sell them to the book store for used pricing when they will put them back on the shelf for the prices I originally paid.

    Not to mention I still owe my credit card company for a big part of the cost.
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   RedSox33RN
    I sold quite a few on eBay. Do a search for the books you have on there, and see what they are selling for. Closer to the start of a semester, when students are looking for them, you will get an even better price.

    College bookstores are the biggest scam there is! I've heard of so many that won't even give students the ISBN number, so they can buy their books elsewhere. One tech college I went to wouldn't even let a student HOLD the book - they got all the books for the students, to make sure they were going to buy them and not just find out which book it was, then buy it elsewhere.

    And then, to buy a new book back for pennies on the dollar, only to turn around and sell it for $10 less than a new one?????

    You may also be able to find an upcoming nursing student who will buy them. You'd get more for them, and he/she would pay less than at the book store.
  4. by   shock-me-sane
    I sell my books back on half.com and make a ton more money than I would at the bookstore. you may have to wait for a bit to get someone to buy them as we are in the middle of quarters/semesters.
  5. by   Mommy TeleRN
    What books do you have? I still need a Medical Surgical book?
  6. by   SCmomof3
    I have had great luck on Amazon.com - not the auctions, but just selling them alongside the new version in their regular store. I hope that makes sense
  7. by   PRENURSINGstudent
    depending on what books you have and how much you are selling them for i may be interested. oh and does anyone know where i can take a cna course on weekends in seattle? I am a full time student but really need the certification. I am an EMT but they can only work for AMR up here instead of in ERs.
  8. by   Jessy_RN
    IMO Ebay. If you sell them back at school you will get a few bucks and that is it. Good luck.

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