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Selling textbooks which uni no longer uses

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Selling textbooks which uni no longer uses

I have quite a few books now which are no longer used for any course at my school. I'm wondering what the best way is to sell them...amazon, ebay, or some other more specialized textbook sale site.
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Sep 24, 2007
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You can try the student union bookstore first. If that fails, you can try selling it to a used bookstore. If you're in Toronto, try BMV books near Ryerson (east of the World's Biggest Bookstore, on Edward Street, north of Dundas).

Otherwise, you can try donating it to book rental sites.
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mr_toast wrote: You can try the student union bookstore first. If that fails, you can try selling it to a used bookstore. If you're in Toronto, try BMV books near Ryerson (east of the World's Biggest Bookstore, on Edward Street, north of Dundas).

Otherwise, you can try donating it to book rental sites.

My experience is that on-campus used textbook stores will not take old editions or textbooks that are not expected to be used for any course within the next year.

Similarly charities and regular used bookstores have little to no use for used textbooks because there is generally no demand or interest from the general public.
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I use Amazon.ca for any older editions or books that are no longer used. I sell them pretty quickly and get a decent return, but I've never really tried anywhere else.

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