What is buyback?
Textbook buyback is an event for students to earn cash for their used textbooks, regardless of where they originally purchased it.
What do I need for buyback?
All you need is to bring in any textbooks you are looking to sell and your BHC student ID (also known as your 900#).
How are buyback prices determined?
Several factors determine the price paid for a book:
- If the bookstore is buying a book and it is a current edition.
- If the bookstore is buying a book and its future use is questionable (meaning a new edition may be coming out).
- If the bookstore has no need for the book, our wholesaler facilitating buyback may purchase it. The wholesale purchase price will be based on current market value.
- The amount you may receive cannot be determined until you are at the buyback register and is non-negotiable.
What is considered "good" or "resaleable" condition?
If your book is not in good, resaleable condition, it will be refused during buyback. A "good" and "resaleable" book will:
- not have stains and/or water damage
- not have missing, torn or ripped pages
- not have a missing, torn or loose cover
- not have a broken spine
- not have torn or damaged binding
Why didn't the bookstore give me money for my books?
There are several things the bookstore/our wholesaler must consider before buying books back from students such as:
- If an instructor has chosen the book for the upcoming term.
- If the bookstore has a need for additional inventory to fill an instructor's request.
- If the used book wholesaler who facilitates our buyback needs the inventory.
- The condition of the book such as excessive highlighting, torn/missing pages, excessive permanent writing, missing pieces (CDs, software, etc.) can affect the value. Study guides and workbooks must be clean.
- An instructor or department may specify buyback criteria on any given book.
Aren't buyback and returning the same thing?
No, buyback and returning a textbook are two separate things. Returns must follow our return policy.