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Used textbooks

What do you guys do with your old/used textbooks (say if no one wants to buy them from you for whatever reason, course changed textbook versions, etc)?

I have so many used textbooks that are just sitting in my closet and taking up space =\

I'd like to get rid of them for some cash :) Any suggestions? Public library? Other bookstores?

Thx!
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Well sometimes I run out of toilet paper. Usually I'll rip a page, roll it up and crumple it to make nice and soft.
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AftComet wrote:
Apr 21st, 2010 4:38 pm
Well sometimes I run out of toilet paper. Usually I'll rip a page, roll it up and crumple it to make nice and soft.
I find my socks are a lot softer. The glossy paper on textbooks make for really tough wiping, even if they're crumpled. Environmental textbooks with recycled paper on the other hand...
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1) The key is to sell books AS soon as you are done with them (ie: end of semester)
This way, people actually want to buy it because it's being used.
2) Post it on a classifieds
3) Try online buy back retailers.

I use a service that compares all online buyback retailers and shows the best price :D
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nuberific wrote:
Apr 21st, 2010 4:43 pm
I find my socks are a lot softer. The glossy paper on textbooks make for really tough wiping, even if they're crumpled. Environmental textbooks with recycled paper on the other hand...
Well if I'm feeling really lazy, I'll just use my underpants. But I sure as hell ain't taking them off!!!
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Give them to friends who are younger or happened to take a 1st/2nd year course.
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AftComet wrote:
Apr 21st, 2010 5:02 pm
Well if I'm feeling really lazy, I'll just use my underpants. But I sure as hell ain't taking them off!!!
Lol you win.

And for the OP, I agree with the other posters about RFD:BST and TUSBE. That's actually pretty good advice for myself. I have a bookshelf full of textbooks waiting to become outdated.
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nuberific wrote:
Apr 22nd, 2010 12:16 am
Lol you win.

And for the OP, I agree with the other posters about RFD:BST and TUSBE. That's actually pretty good advice for myself. I have a bookshelf full of textbooks waiting to become outdated.
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Some campuses have used book stores that buy them for a fair amount. Can always check if yours has one.
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i've tried RFD BST and im currently selling on tusbe too but i've only sold 2 books so far out of like 18 that i've bought so far.. ppl really hate highlighted books =( even if the price is lower

ill try the online buyback retailers and loazu like some of you suggested :)

thanks for the comments/help :razz:
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